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Real Wedding: Jen Stuart & William Brandenburger

CLOSE AND PERSONAL | 8.8.2015 | Photographs by Ryan Flynn Photography

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Names Jen Stuart and Will Brandenburger Live in Nashville Occupations She directs customer relations at Lyft, and he works as a strategy director at a technology consultancy How they met She went looking for firefighters at a chili cook-off where he just so happened to be; he was there to support his firefighter friends Memorable date He surprised her with a glider ride over Napa Valley despite knowing her fear of flying How he proposed She arrived home expecting a low-key birthday dinner to find a scavenger hunt in their tiny apartment that ended with a slide show of birthday wishes from her family and him down on one knee Wedding time 6 Wedding-day weather A light drizzle with patches of sun Number of guests 45 Their approach to wedding planning Make it cherished and personal, and spend money only on the things that really mattered First vendor hired The Corson Building for venue and catering Wedding theme Late-summer garden party Colors Greens, ivories, and a blend of rich and pale pinks and oranges Flowers Flowing and natural garden roses, café au lait dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace, Love in a Puff vine, and seasonal wildflowers and foliage Processional song Canon in D Wedding cake The couple set up a self-serve strawberry shortcake bar in lieu of a traditional cake Nontraditional element They passed on having wedding parties to focus on intimacy Favorite reception moment Receiving a watercolor painting of the wedding venue from his uncle, which now hangs in their living room If you knew then what you knew now Details don’t matter Honeymoon Southern Italy and Istanbul

“We were both a lot less nervous than we thought we’d be. There was truly a sense of calm and authenticity that’s hard to describe.”—Jen and Will

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Vendor List


Ceremony and Reception The Corson Building
Wedding Consultant Tara Lee from Sugarcomb
Invitations Dhalia Press
Photographer Ryan Flynn
Flowers Floret Flowers
Music DJ Kevin with Disco Royale
Formal Wear Bonobos
Rehearsal Dinner Agua Verde
Guest Hotel Hotel Andra
Rentals Seattle Farm Tables
Registry Williams-Sonoma, Crate and Barrel