Tim Ehret and Krista Cook suppressed any chemistry they may have experienced during the handful of times they interacted before they were reintroduced in 2009 at a mutual friend’s birthday party. Both single for the first time since they met through friends years before, the pair saw each other through new eyes. Krista is a strong believer that “timing is everything,” and Tim took advantage of that timing by inviting her to join a dinner party a few days later. Thankfully, Tim knows his away around the kitchen and used his masterful skills to win Krista over. After a wonderful evening of homemade chicken Parmesan, board games and laughter, the rest was history. Four years later, Tim popped the question after a sunset beach picnic on St. George Island. Krista recalls the indescribable feeling that came with the realization she was going to spend the rest of her life with the man who made her whole.
After their July engagement, the couple settled on fall 2014 as the perfect time to become husband and wife. Krista spent 16 months anticipating the big day, while simultaneously praying for time to slow down so she could enjoy every moment of being a bride-to-be. On November 8, 2014, their adventure as husband and wife began when they said “I do!” at their Hutton Hotel wedding, located in Nashville’s Midtown. Today, we revisit that evening and all of the love that was in the air.
By day, Krista is co-owner and event designer for Southern Soiree, a wedding planning company. Her vast knowledge and experience with weddings led to decisiveness throughout the process–the list of vendors came easily, as she knew who she was interested in working with. Although her career is focused on weddings, she was still able to sit back and enjoy the entire process; for her, it did not feel like work. Interested in creating a timeless, elegant aesthetic, Krista chose to highlight the space with candlelight and a neutral color palette of golds, bronzes and ivories.
The venue provided an intimate feel as the couple tied the knot. In addition to the convenience of hosting a wedding in a hotel, the Hutton’s design won Krista over—it perfectly suited the couple’s style. Krista’s mother walked Krista down the aisle before she and Tim exchanged personal vows in front of their 125 guests. After a short cocktail hour, guests filled their plates with delicious fare from the buffet and, as tradition has it, the couple invited guests to indulge in cake after the ceremonial cutting. After toasts and dining, Tim and Krista kicked off an evening of dancing with their first dance to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”
Krista fondly remembers her experience: “The main priority of the day was for our family, friends, Tim and myself to relax, have fun and celebrate. Thanks to the amazing staff at the Hutton Hotel; my great friend, business partner and wedding planner, Lauren Hartman; and all of the wonderful vendors, the day was nothing short of perfection. Our only regret is that we can’t go back and relive it all over again.”
Krista and Tim, we send the best of wishes for a lifetime of happiness. Below, see the vendors who made their big day possible.
Ceremony & reception: Hutton Hotel
Wedding planning & design: Southern Soiree
Officate: Ray Engels
Photographer: Cook Images
Videographer: Details Nashville (To see the video, click here.)
Reception band: Skyline Drive
Ceremony music: Silver Strings
Rentals: Southern Events
Flowers: Geny’s Flowers & Bridal
Draping: Visual Elements
Food and beverages: Hutton Hotel
Wedding cake: Jo’s Custom Cakes & Catering
Groom’s cake: Sweetface Cakes
Paper goods: Prim and Paper
Hair and makeup: Katie Russo Beauty
Bride’s dress: Bridal Warehouse, in Goodlettsville
Bridesmaids’ & flower girl dresses: The White Room in Lebanon
Groom & groomsmen attire: Street Tuxedo, in Cool Springs
Bridesmaids’ robes: Wedding Prep Gals (embroidered locally)