A Nashville Wedding: Matt & Dana [UK Tattooed Bride & Wedding Blog]

Oh my word – Aren’t Dana & Matt THE most gorgeous couple ever? The photo above is my favourite – captured by the amazing Stephanie of La Photographie Nashville. If you haven’t already, you can read Matt and Dana’s engagement story from last week here.

Our initial idea was to elope in San Francisco at City Hall. However, we decided against it and decided get married in Nashville so our friends and family would be involved.

I wanted my tattoo on display! People would always ask if my wedding dress was going to have sleeves and I would always respond that I didn’t get a tattoo to hide it. The White Stripes are my favorite band, so I have apple blossom flowers for their song “Apple Blossom” on the outside of my arm. The inner part is a Day of the Dead girl because I was born on the holiday and have been obsessed with it since I was a girl. Matt is from Panama so all of his tattoos relate back to where he is from. He is also a professional chef so his half sleeve is of his favorite fruits and vegetables.

There were several mishaps but now that the wedding is over, all of the little things that happened seem trivial. Little things were left at the hotel and not brought over to the event site, and the DJ played the wrong songs and messed up the introduction.

Matt dropped red velvet cake on my dress, stuff that when it happened it seemed so detrimental, but looking back now – not so earth shattering. The highlight of the day was seeing Matt for the first time. We decided against a first look photo before the ceremony, so we didn’t see each other until I walked down the aisle. We don’t have any tattoos as a couple, but we wouldn’t be opposed to it if we could agree on a creative and meaningful idea.

Aren’t they both gorgeous? Do leave the lovely couple some love. A HUGE thank you again to Stephanie for allowing me to use her photos and to Dana and Matt for sharing their story.

3 responses to “A Nashville Wedding: Matt & Dana [UK Tattooed Bride & Wedding Blog]

  1. Gorgeous!! A stunning set of pics for a stunning wedding, love the lanterns!

  2. What a stunning bride! Loving the ink…and also good to hear that despite the disasters the day was still perfect xx

  3. Gorgeous! Absolutely love the shot of her arm art & veil. Killer! x