Samantha Hopp + Peter Fabian
Photographer: Ashley Taylor Photography
Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning
Sam and Petey met at Wake Forest University, and, after Petey proposed, the couple planned to marry in Denver, Colorado. But, when the COVID-19 pandemic shelved their plans, they pivoted to a backyard wedding in Pinewild — Petey’s parents live in the area. The ceremony overlooked the lake from a neighbor’s backyard, and the reception took place in Petey’s parents’ backyard.
“Obviously, our wedding turned out dramatically different than originally planned, but it was still perfect for us, and we would not change anything in hindsight,” Sam says. The couple replanned their wedding in less than six weeks, and the bride credits her husband and mom for the remarkable pivot. Sam says the theme was timeless and classic, but Petey jokes that it was “marriage and COVID.”
Ceremony & Reception: Private residence, Pinewild | Dress: Adorn Nashville | Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Regan Makeup + Hair | Bridesmaids: Azazie | Groomsmen: The Black Tux | Flowers: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design | Cake & Catering: Elliotts on Linden | Tent & Rentals: Ward Productions | Balloons: HollyPop | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine