It is common knowledge that the workplace provides ample opportunity to meet the love of your life, and for Abi and Gavin it did just that. Gavin and Abi completely fell in love after spending much of their time together, and knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together as one.
Gavin chose Cheekwood Botanical Gardens for the surprise proposal. This location had so much significance for the couple as it was where they had their first date, making it the perfect spot to pop the question. Gavin and Abi spent the evening walking around the gardens and looking at the beautiful Christmas lights, then Gavin dropped to one knee and asked Abi to make him “the happiest man alive.”
They were married September 5, 2015 at Cj’s Off the Square in Franklin, Tennessee. The stunning wedding décor was romantic and glamorous with hints of crystals throughout the venue. The wedding had a secret garden feel with gorgeous gold and lace accents. Abi completely designed her wedding cake and worked with the florist to make sure the decor and flowers would appear exactly the way she wanted.
Before the ceremony took place, Gavin and Abi had a romantic first look. “A lot of anticipation and nerves led up to our first look because we both wanted to see and speak to each other so badly. At first glance, we were so overwhelmed by pure happiness and excitement that both of our eyes welled up and Gavin’s first words to me were complementing how gorgeous I looked.”
The couple described their day as, “The best day of our lives! Our wedding and wedding day had such a special and sweet feeling. It just radiated pure joy and love between two people. Being able to spend the day with our most cherished friends and family and them celebrating our love that we have for each other and the commitment to spend the rest of our lives together, it meant so much to us and was just perfect. There is absolutely nothing that we would change.”
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Photography | Divine Images
Ceremony & Reception Site | CJ’s Off the Square
Catering and Cake | Main Event Productions
Formalwear | Street Tuxedo
Florist | Enchanted Florist
Violinist | Karis Lamb Wilson
Invitations | CJ’s Off the Square
Makeup | Parlour 3
Hair | William Edge Spa
Transportation | Grand Avenue Transportation