Percy Warner Park spans 2,684 acres and offers a serene escape from day-to-day life in Nashville. It is here in this stunning location that Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson decided to commit their lives to each other. In December of 2015, while taking a stroll through the park, Kendall accepted the proposal of her boyfriend of two years. After being introduced by mutual friends in 2013, Carter and Kendall went on four dates in one week — a clear sign of what was to come.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Seven months post-proposal, Carter and Kendall said “I do” during a ceremony at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Through the exchange of traditional vows in front of 230 family and friends, they became husband and wife. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed across town to The Cannery Ballroom.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

A watercolor motif was found on all of the paper items!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Kendall’s dress was simple yet elegant, and fit her frame perfectly.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The bride and groom primping for their big day!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Kendall was surrounded by her closet gals, who were dressed in a soft shade of blue/grey.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

We adore the pop of color introduced through the orange tones in the bouquets and floral arrangements.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The men looked dapper in their suits and blue ties!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

How gorgeous is the lace detailing on Kendall’s veil?!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The newlyweds share a first kiss!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The ceremony was held at Nashville’s Covenant Presbyterian Church. “Covenant provided a stunning, traditional space for the ceremony,” the wedding planner shares.

Usually occupied by concert goers, The Cannery Ballroom was transformed for the Henderson’s summer wedding. “I had been to The Cannery Ballroom for events before and liked the aesthetic of the space — with the wood floors and exposed brick,” Kendall says of picking this spot. “I knew I wanted space for a band and a big dance floor, as well as space for all of our guests to be seated for dinner. And of course, it had to be inside since we got married in July!” Softened with flowers and draped fabric, the historic space offered an atmosphere of sophistication and romance.

“I wanted everything to be classic, but not too fancy because I wanted to feel at ease. I wanted the flowers to be colorful since it was summer, but still soft and understated,” Kendall shares. Best described as elegant, yet laid-back, the décor matched the personality of the couple. “A Village of Flowers did an amazing job with all of the flowers,” wedding planner Linley Stokes shares. “Peonies and a variety of roses filled almost every arrangement for our traditional bride.”

Every detail was thoughtfully considered: a watercolor motif was carried from the save the dates to the escort card display to the menu and beyond; a live painter captured the scene; and a soft seating area allowed guests to take a break from dancing the night away.

The seated buffet dinner of summer salad, salmon, mac and cheese, roast beef and roasted vegetables was followed by a dessert bar and late-night donut holes — and of course, the wedding cake.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Floral arrangements softened the industrial features of The Cannery Ballroom.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The seating area brought comfort to the space and gave folks a place to kick up their feet.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The florals helped set the tone for the space.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Again, the watercolor was used in the table numbers and the dinner menu!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Each table was set to perfection!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The wedding party table was well-lit with a stunning chandelier.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

We venture to guess that the almond cake with buttercream frosting was as delicious as it was beautiful.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The five-tier cake was cut!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The live painter was a fun addition to the wedding festivities!

“It was seriously so much fun! Carter and I both loved having all of our friends and family in the same place,” Kendall says of their wedding day. “The ceremony was really meaningful to us, and the reception was a blast. It was exactly what we wanted!”

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The band brought people to their feet!

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

The newlyweds shared a first dance to Lionel Ritchie’s “Stuck on You.” “My husband was excited to plan for this song to be interrupted with Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance With Me’ to open up the dance floor to everyone else,” Kendall tells us.

Kendall Marston and Carter Henderson on their big day!

Rose petals were tossed by guests as the couple made their way out of the party.

After bidding their guests farewell, Kendall and Carter headed to Highlands, NC, and stayed at the Old Edwards Inn for their honeymoon before returning to Nashville and continuing to build their lives together!

“It was a treat to work with such a kindhearted couple who had their priorities straight. They were so excited to be married that they did not get caught up in the little details. They are sweet as can be, as are their families and wedding party,” Linley tells us.

The happy couple headed on their way!

The happy couple headed on their way!

The happy couple headed on their way!

Kendal & Carter — July 23, 2016

Cheers to the happy couple!

Resources:

Band: Scat Springs Band
Cake: The Sweetest Day
Caterer: Flavor Caters
Church: Covenant Presbyterian Church
Drape and lighting: Nashville Audio Visual
Escort card display, map, menu, out-of-town guest box artwork, place cards, save the dates, table numbers: Martha Willis Art
Invitations and programs: Emily O. Holmes
Florist: A Village of Flowers
Getaway car: Matchless Transportation
Hair/makeup: Katie Russo Beauty
Photographer: Cameron Reynolds Photography
Planning and design: Linley Stokes
Reception venue: The Cannery Ballroom
Rentals: Music City Tents and Events
Soft seating + head table china and linens: 12th Table
Transportation: Anchor Transportation
Valet: Stewart Parking Solutions
Videographer: Caitlin Colcolough
Bridal gown: Tiadora from Arzelle’s
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom and groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse; The Tie Bar

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