Bridges All Over the World: The Wedding

Nashville knows how to do weddings and our TN bred couple, Morey and Durant put on one of the best. This classically southern wedding had all the details you can handle and then some. With a fun travel theme  infused into everything (including the programs) and a modern location, the Bridges All Over the World wedding is one you won’t want to miss. This couple’s wedding looks just as fun and happy as their romance story. Learn more about this Tennessee love story.

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Bride Name:

Morey K. Murray (Now: Morey Bridges)

Groom Name:

Durant Bridges III

Wedding Location:

Nashville, TN

Wedding Date:

April 11, 2015

Alma Mater of Bride:

Spelman College

Alma Mater of Groom:

Lewis University, Middle Tennessee State University, currently completing doctorate at Tennessee State University

Current City where you live:

Nashville, TN

Hometown:

Nashville, TN / Chicago, IL

How did you meet?

my best friend (matron of honor) introduced us

How long did you date?

2.5 years

How did he propose?

You must read their beautiful engagement story here. 

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When did you know he was the one?

I knew after our first date.  It literally lasted  8 hours.  We talked and laughed all night closing a few restaurants and a bar.  I remember thinking that I’d never spent that much time talking to a stranger.

What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?

He always surprises me.  Our entire honeymoon was a surprise.  He carefully (and secretly) planned the amazing details for months.

What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?

He treats everyone with genuine respect.  He starts every phone conversation (even when calling to make dinner reservations) with “Hi, how are you doing today?” In the hectic pace of our world, it’s nice for someone to stop and ask how another person’s day is going.

What part of wedding planning made you crazy?

Getting the slightest details just right

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What part of wedding planning can you not live without?

My day of coordinator!

What was your first thought the day after your engagement? Did that just happen?

 I really wasn’t expecting a proposal for at least another year (once he finished school)

What was your favorite part about the ceremony?

Our vows and the fact that neither of us could stop smiling

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What was your favorite part about the wedding?

Watching our huge families embrace each other…and the FOOD

Did you do any DIY? If so, what?

I worked with a stationery company to design the paper aspects of our wedding invitations, but I added the “flare” to them myself. Durant and I also put together the Nashville welcome bags for our out of town guests.

What were your wedding colors?

Coral and rose gold/different hues of gold

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What was your wedding theme?

Travel

What is your favorite part about being married to each other?

Spending time together

What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?

 I learned that he would fill in the gaps whenever he saw I needed him.  He designed our website, save-the-dates and thank you cards

VENDORS 

Invites: With Love Paper Goods

Flowers: Geny’s Flowers and Bridal

Catering: Savor the Flavor Catering

DJ/Entertainment: FADDS Entertainment

Dress: The White Room / Designer: Maggie Sottero

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental, Nashville Audio Visual

Wedding Planner: none

Photographer: Alex Derry Photography

Videographer: J.Starks Productions

Transportation: InShuttle

Venue: The Cordelle

Hair / Make-up: Kennie Hall

Wedding Designer/Consultant: Simply Southern Events by Elizabeth

Dress Alterations: Destine’ Fashions

Alcohol: Iroquois Wine & Spirits

Cake: Dulce Desserts

FULL GALLERY

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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