Katie Lanier and Ben Ridgeway were married June 6, 2020 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Gaylord Springs in Nashville, Tenn. with Jim Lanier, uncle of the bride, officiating. The reception followed at the Gaylord Springs Clubhouse.
The bride is the daughter of Stephanie and Ken Pless of Tuscumbia and Jody and Tara Lanier of Muscle Shoals. She is the granddaughter of Kenny and Elaine Powers of Muscle Shoals and Charlene Lanier and the late Wayne Lanier of Killen.
The groom is the son of Paige and Bryan Rushing of Muscle Shoals. He is the grandson of David Johnson and the late Betty Johnson of Sheffield.
The bride chose a Lillian West design from The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle. Venice lace adorned the illusion of the off shoulder gown. It featured exposed boning and a tulle A-line skirt with a chapel length train.
Maid of honor was Kess Lanier, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alison Brocato and Marlee Tigner, friends of the bride, and Payton Ledbetter and Laken Langston, sisters of the bride.
Best man was the groom’s brother, Alex Ridgeway. Groomsman was Jacob Williamson, friend of the groom.
Tanya Turner, friend of the bride’s family, served as “day of ” wedding director. Floral de-signer was Petals and Stem of Nolensville, Tenn. Preselected music for the ceremony and entertainment for the reception was provided by Terry Ballard with Gaylord Springs. The venue, Gaylord Springs at Gaylord Opryland, provided the catering. The wedding and groom’s cakes were made by The Rolling Pin in Hendersonville, Tenn. Hair stylist was Ashley Cassell and Faith Ezzell was the makeup artist. Grooms and groomsmen suits were from Coats Clothing Company. Photographer was Juniper Weddings and videographer was Collin Pless.
A drive-thru bridal shower was given by the bride’s family at The Buffler House in St. Florian. Katie’s bridal luncheon took place at The Rock 310 in Sheffield.
The couple’s planned honeymoon to a Sandal’s Resort had to be postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic. They are residing in Tuscumbia.
Photos by Juniper Weddings