Heidi + Jordan Christie
We are so thrilled to show you all these beautiful photos of this week’s Olia bride, Heidi and her groom, Jordan! Heidi looks absolutely stunning in her Olia Zavozina lace wedding gown. Cheers to the happy couple!
How did you and Jordan meet?
We met on a blind date! A friend suggested I might be interested in someone she worked with, so she texted him my phone number and told him he should call. It was truly a “blind” date (he later confessed that he asked a friend to find me on Facebook, but neither one of us has an account!). We met for dinner early in the week and then went out again that weekend. Before the waitress brought our drinks he was already asking to see me again the next day for brunch, and we’ve been together ever since.
Tell us about the proposal!
We were vacationing in California and spent a few days driving up the coast from LA to San Francisco. I had a small feeling he might propose, but I didn’t think he’d had a chance to talk to my Dad and as each day of our trip passed I realized it probably wasn’t going to happen. On our last night he planned for us to watch the sunset at Ocean Beach and then meet up with my best friend (who lives in San Francisco) for drinks. He proposed as the sun was setting – it was perfect. I had been looking forward to meeting my friend for drinks, but he definitely raised the excitement level with a ring on my finger! Oh, and he DID ask for my parent’s blessing, he just waited until the night before we left so the secret wouldn’t be spilled!
We want all of the details of your big day!
Our ceremony was held at Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel and the reception was downtown at aVenue. We wanted a simple, classic feeling for the whole day and all our vendors made that vision come together beautifully. We served a tapas-style dinner and had five different cakes and an open bar. Our first dance was “Baby I’m Yours” and my Dad and I danced to “The Way You Look Tonight”.
What were some of the most special moments of the day?
Our “first look” before the ceremony was so special. I’d been looking forward to seeing Jordan all day, and the look on his face when he saw me in my dress was one I’ll never forget. I felt so beautiful and excited to marry him! Also, his seven-year-old son was thrilled to see us get married and be the ring bearer. We loved sharing our day with him and have been looking forward to officially being a family of three for a very long time.
What was your favorite part of your wedding?
The whole thing! It’s hard to say since everything went so smoothly. From getting ready with my mom and sister to saying our vows and celebrating with friends, the entire day was perfect. Oh, and our band was FANTASTIC!
Any advice for future brides?
My best advice is to go with your instincts. There are SO MANY decisions to make and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and off track. Just stay organized and try to stay true to what feels right for you and your fiancé.
How did you find your dress?
We’d only been engaged a few days and I wanted to make sure we secured a date for our ceremony at Scarritt Bennett. On the way home from booking the venue my mom and I stopped at Edgehill Village “just for fun”. I went into Olia Zavozina hoping to schedule an appointment in a few weeks when my sister would be in town. Olia was in the salon that day preparing for Market in New York and talked me into trying on a few dresses. Before I knew it, I was wearing “the” dress and we ordered it that same day!
Tell us about your honeymoon!
We spent 16 days traveling through London, Bruges and Paris. It was like a dream come true.
How is married life?
Great! We’re having fun settling in to life together and are excited about our future as Mr. and Mrs.!
Wedding Date: May 2, 2014
Location: Ceremony – Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel / Reception – aVenue
Planners: Ceremony – Marcia Husband / Reception: Summer Jones at Randi Events
Cake: Dulce Desserts
Band: The Downtown Band
Florist: Knestrick By Design
Photographer: Alex Bee Photography
Hair and Makeup: Melanie Padula
tags: aVenue • Bound'ry • Dulce Desserts • Lace wedding dress • Marcia Husband • Nashville wedding • Nashville wedding gown • Olia Zavozina • Scaritt Bennett Whightman Chapel • Summer Jones at Randi Events
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