Guys, Emery & Ryne’s wedding is a literal dream! The Horton Building was the perfect venue choice for this DIY couple, and they pulled it off giving us MAJOR inspiration!
If their wedding wasn’t perfect enough, this couple is just the sweetest! I don’t think I can express how intentionally pure and genuine their love is for one another, so I’ll let Emery take it from here!
Tell us a little bit about Ryne!
How did you meet?
We met while I was visiting my friend Alexa in Nashville. I was living in Phoenix at the time and came to see her for almost two weeks. At the beginning of the second week, I had met Ryne. We ended up grabbing drinks, the three of us, a couple days later. Alexa had to go home after a while, and I stayed with Ryne and talked with him literally the whole night. We left the bar and decided to go to downtown Nashville and walk around the deserted streets. There was no one out! Just us.
By the time the sun was coming up, we stopped next to the pedestrian bridge on the Cumberland River. There, he told me he liked me, and I told him the same. We ended up seeing each other every day for the rest of the week I was there. Then five months later, we ended the long distance, and I moved to Nashville.
When did you know you were falling in love?
We met in Nashville and hung out every day for the remaining week that I was visiting. And we both knew that we were falling in love by the end of that week. We just clicked in the healthiest, realistic, BEST way possible.
Who said “I love you” first?
He said ‘I love you’ first over Facetime three weeks after we met.
What is your favorite quality in your husband?
Can everything be an answer? (LOL)
No, my favorite quality in my husband is his heart. That might be a super cliche answer, but it’s the truth. He is the first person I’ve met in my life who puts my needs and my heart before his own. He’s genuine and truly cares for EVERYONE that steps into his life. I honestly don’t understand how he has that kind of energy, and how his heart can be THAT big! It baffles me, but also inspires me to ‘try’ to do the same.
I told you they were sweet! Now, let’s move to the wedding!
What was the hardest part of wedding planning?
Honestly, it seemed like all of it was hard. However, looking at the stress caused from those hard parts, I think it boiled down to trying to stay within our budget. There was so much time, energy, research, and working our network of friends to save where we could.
I didn’t hire a wedding planner and took on a lot of the work and also made all the decorations. I was collecting Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s coupons like a new hobby.
What made you choose The Horton Building?
We chose The Horton Building to host our wedding reception for multiple reasons. Alexa Roncancio, the Event Coordinator for Horton, is my closest friend in Nashville. After looking at countless venues, I convinced my husband to look at just one more venue. As soon as we walked in, his face lit up. He loved it! I loved it! Horton is in the heart of Nashville and grasps the true personality of Nashville: the original exposed brick wall, the hardwood floors, the string of incandescent bulbs strung across the ceiling, the built-in bar, and, of course, the stage for Nashville’s finest talent.
Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?
There was this wonderful speech my sister-in-law gave that just left EVERYONE in tears, including myself. I held it together for the majority of the day, through our vows, through the moment of silence for those watching from heaven, and her speech is the thing that cracked me. I’ve always begged my mom for a little sister, and I finally got one that day. So when she said in her speech how she wanted me to be her big sister in the first moments of when we met…just waterfalls!
What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?
We danced to ‘Sunday Kind of Love’ by Etta James. Ryne and I love this era of music and we’ll dance together spontaneously in our house, but especially whenever we put on our Etta James vinyl. We love the way Etta James uses the personality of Sunday to mirror the kind of love she’s looking for. And when you think of Sunday’s, you think of family, rest, comfort, ease, warmth, peace, and God. This is how we think of our love too. We also met on a Sunday, which I like to believe was not a coincidence.
Favorite aspect of your wedding?
Our wedding encompassed US. We kind of threw the wedding rule book out the window and did our own thing. We wanted our guests to almost feel like they were walking into our home and immediately feeling comfortable and familiar.
We wanted to share our story and highlight the best bits to not only let our guests experience the quirks of us, but to really have a genuine celebration of our love for each other that we will always remember.”
What do you look forward to most as newlyweds?
Right now, we are really just enjoying each other’s company and simply being married. It’s the best thing in the world! We have some aspirations for ourselves as a couple, but we know those are in the future and we just want to focus on today.
We wish you many years of happiness, Emery and Ryne!
Featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 Nashville Pink Bride Magazine
Reception Location & Wedding Coordinator: The Horton Building
Photographer: Nate Meeds Photography
*Submissions are edited for length and readability
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