Cory + Cole’s love story started in sunny Cancun, Mexico. Sparks flew when they met, both in town for spring break. And—get this—they quickly realized that they were going to college only two hours away from each other back in The States!
With a meet cute like that it only makes sense to fall totally in love rom-com style. A few years later they’d moved to Nashville together, and, after getting engaged in 2021, these two started planning a timeless, elegant wedding day worthy of their super romantic love story.
Mint Springs Farm, a gorgeous 40-acre property just outside of Nashville, is all about ‘Southern Luxury.’ The PERFECT spot for the timeless romance vibes and modern touches Cory + Cole were imagining. As an all-inclusive venue, their team collaborated with the couple on everything from planning to event design to florals!
Surrounded by about 200 friends and loved ones, Cory + Cole tied the knot and filled their celebration with old-world elegance and style as well as fun, modern twists every step of the way. Thank goodness Shelby Cook Photo was there to snap these beautiful shots!
We LOVE the embellishments on Cory’s stylish pointed-toe pumps. Check out this similar pair from Bella Belle!
What a squad!! Adorable matching PJs like these absolutely make the list of our favorite bridal party gift ideas.
You might need these satin PJs from Etsy if your besties would love a cute, champagne wedding morning moment.
Cory knew she wanted a wedding gown with a detachable overskirt so that she could add some drama for the ceremony and then rock a simple, fitted silhouette later in the evening. She found this beauty at Modern Trousseau Nashville. We adore the a-symmetrical pleating!! And that neckline!
We love a sweet cross-generational wedding day moment! How gorgeous are these black and gold gowns?! Need some inspo for the special ladies in your life? Take a look through some dresses we love for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
Need gift ideas for mom? We got that too: 37 Best Mother of the Bride Gifts She’ll Love.
Cory’s never been one to need a ton of color, so she kept things classy and monochromatic with these stunning champagne bridesmaid looks from Amsale.
Check out our fave champagne bridesmaid dresses in every style!
Groomsmen looking super sharp!! Cole’s elegant black tux came from JM Street Menswear & Tuxedo. If you’re thinking of going the classic tux route, take a peek at these tuxes from Indochino.
Our Advice To Those Planning Now
1. Say your vows in front of everyone. It makes the ceremony feel so intimate and allows your guests to feel the love you both have
2. Plan as you go so you don’t wait till the last minute for accomplish little tasks!
3. Don’t worry about picking the “perfect” wedding party! Have as many or little friends in your wedding party as you want!
We love the all-white bouquet!! And look at Mint Springs Farm making good on their promise of ‘Southern Luxury’ with those pillar candles and loose greenery lining the aisles!
Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding
From Cory: "Most memorable moment was when the doors opened at Mint Springs Farm and we saw each other for the first time. Cole couldn't hold back his tears, which will be a memory I will cherish forever. And also doing our own personal vows!"
Our Musical Choices
Processional: "Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan (Instrumental by Philip Bowen) & "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Kina Grannis
Recessional: "Dance Her Home" by Cody Johnson
First Dance: "You" by Chris Young
Don’t forget to stop mid-recessional for another kiss to get an amazing shot like this one!
There’s just something so dreamy about mixing timeless elegance with rustic scenery.
Cory’s sleek and elegant low bun was the work of Trae Howard Hair.
This gorg smoky glam makeup look by was by makeup artist Eryn Hanes.
Cory’s delicate pearl statement earrings remind us of the Perry Earrings by Nicola Bathie at Anthro.
Elegant baby’s breath explosion!!
Cory says that the lush floral installs full of baby’s breath that hung over the banquet tables were one of her favorite parts of the day.
Look through our roundup of creative hanging installation ideas if these reception florals have you dreaming.
A round of applause for these elbow length gloves!!
Snag the Hermione Satin Opera Gloves from Cornelia James if you’re looking for a splurge. Or go for this pair from Amazon!
Some extra words of wisdom from Cory: “It’s your wedding, do what makes you happy! Leave that night having no regrets and have the party of your life!”
Cory’s fab and feathery second look is from Akira.
A hot dog cart from Daddy’s Dogs provided vital mid-reception snacks.
A THIRD LOOK! We’re obsessed. Cory’s Glittery two-piece (3, really, with the cape!) came from The Showroom Nashville. The white sneakers are a perfect casual touch to round out this elegant day.
Don’t miss the beautiful video Colling Films made, full of highlights!
Congratulations Cory + Cole on this epic Tennessee wedding full of timeless romance!! All the best from GWS!
photography: Shelby Cook Photo // venue name: Mint Springs Farm, Nashville, Tennessee, United States // event design: Jamie Kiser Long // planning: Jamie Kiser Long // florals: Mint Springs Farm // wedding dress boutique: Modern Troussea Nashville // wedding suit: The Showroom Nashville // bridesmaid dresses: Amsale // hair stylist: Trae Howard // makeup artist: Eryn Hanes // groom attire: JM Street Menswear & Tuxedo // videography: Colling Films // catering: G Catering // music: The Spazmatics Nashville // lighting: Mint Springs Farm // cocktails: RED Spirits & Wine // hot dog cart: Daddy's Dogs // bar cart: Bubbles & Brews Nashville