Dr. Elizabeth Tarsi and Sam Ward were married March 24, 2018 in an intimate family ceremony at St. Louis Catholic Church, Memphis, Tennessee with music provided by Kevin and Bethany Paige. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarsi of Collierville, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Mr. Kevin Ward and Ms. Patricia Lacy of Hammond, Louisiana. The reception was held at The Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. The evening started in the Rotunda with a cocktail hour featuring passed hor d’oeuvres, a local beer selection, and wine. Colors of champagne, ivory, and blush painted the venue throughout. Linen banquettes and ottomans offered guests seating along with a mixture of dining tables. Exquisite florals provided by Holliday’s Florist were carried throughout the reception as centerpieces and focal pieces.
As guests transitioned into the back room and tent for the remainder of the reception, additional bars and seating, the wedding cakes, and a living chandelier hung about the dance floor to create the perfect ambiance. Soft blush fabric adorned the tent, and a fire pit coffee table offered warmth and seating outside. Guests enjoyed a variety of exceptional food stations provided by Paradox in addition to some late night snacks passed out to dancing guests. The DMP Band provided the evening’s musical entertainment and a surprise visit from Mississippi State University’s mascot, Bully, helped make it a night to remember. The Bride and Groom made an exit through a tunnel of sparklers and departed in a vintage, white Rolls Royce. The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon touring Italy.
photographer: Amy Hutchison