Jaime Minor and Jordan McManus exchanged vows on November 9, 2019 at 3:30 in the afternoon in a romantic ceremony and reception hosted at the Historic East Ivy Mansion in Nashville, TN.
The Victorian-era East Ivy Mansion was none short of a fairytale wedding venue, located just minutes away from where the couple resides. Upon entering, guest found themselves in another world, surrounded by lush gardens, pristine architecture and true beauty. The green gardens, babbling brooks and cascading pool were enchanting and perfectly picturesque. Previous residents of the East Ivy Mansion include Bob Dylan and Tennessee Senator Henry Cooper.
The event was all about elegance, intimacy, and dreamy details captured perfectly by Abraham Rowe Photography. Carmalita Coan’s Floral Design did a magnificent job of executing the happy couples’ vison of elegance and sophistication through romantic touches of blush neutrals, whites, and greens. The florals were timeless, yet romantic and wild, with thoughtful design elements that captured each bloom’s unique charm, grace, and beauty. The wedding also featured a live painting by renowned artist Heidi Swartz, of Paint Your Event.
The bride chose her gown and accessories at BHLDN. She donned a cathedral lengthen veil with scattered pearls, a beautiful hair piece and old Hollywood curls. She carried a special handkerchief made by her grandmother Joan and wore a hand-beaded bracelet designed by the groom’s Aunt Ilene. The groom and groomsmen’s tuxedos were designed by Vera Wang. The groom wore special cuff links passed down to him from his late grandfather Hank.
Corey Nichols perfectly accomplished the bride’s vision of glamorous make up for her and her party. Whitney Weeks Butler of Parlor 217 styled the bridesmaids hair in long loose and curls, which paired impeccably with their shimmery blush Adrianna Papell gowns.
The couple took to the dance floor for the first time as a married couple for a quick dance to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green with a dance choregraphed by Connie Baker of Nashville Ballroom and Co. The bride and her father, Derrick, danced to “I Can’t Take My Eyes off of You” by Frankie Valley.
The bride is the daughter of Derrick and Christine Minor, of Muscle Shoals, AL. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Joan Minor, Ron and Judy Handwerker, and Jimmy and Karol Richardson. The groom is the son of William and AnnDee McManus, of Oldsmar, FL. He is the grandson of the late Norma and Hank Weiner and the late Bill and Elsa McManus.
The best man was Stuart Gordon and the groomsmen were Matt Smith, Jake Wizotskey, Chris LaBelle, Evan Woods, John Bernauer, and Alex Gobble. The matron of honor was Regan Bolding Gobble and the maids-of-honor were Bridgett Cottrill and Taylor Elrod. The bridesmaids were Lauren Boston, Brittany Minor, Jordan Minor, Brittany Brooks, Melissa Finklea, Katelyn Hickman, and Breken Terry. Pastor Thei Webster, a family friend from Ann Arbor, MI proceeded over the weeding.
A special thanks to the mothers of the bride and groom, Christine Minor and AnnDee McManus, who ensured every detail was perfect. Friends of the family, Kim, Alyssa, and Mary Patterson, Tammy Jeffries, Anna Ulman, Amanda George, and Lisa Moore, along with Aunts-of-the-Bride Donna Reeps and Allison Handwerker helped to ensure the dinner area was breathtaking during the cocktail hour (and lit around 200 candles).
Photos by Abraham Rowe Photography