Abigail Manning & Austin Ritzman

Celebration of Love


Aug 15, 2015
Nashville , Tennessee

Photo Credit

Rae Marshall Photography

Style Guide

Color Palette





The First Encounter

Austin and I met four years ago in downtown Nashville one night when we were both out with our friends. He had just been stationed in Clarksville, Tennessee, and I had just started my nursing career in Nashville. After two years of dating and a 9-month deployment, Austin proposed to me on the beach at sunset in Florida shortly after his homecoming.

In Preparation

We loved the classic and stunning look of Wightman Chapel, and The Cordelle brought the perfect touch of Nashville with the high ceilings, exposed brick indoors, hardwoods, and a long, beautiful porch leading to the garden. We chose to pair these venues with neutral flowers, greenery, lace, and lots of candles for the perfect feel! The military plays such a huge role in our lives with Austin being in the Army, and it was an honor to include military touches in our wedding. It was a symbol, as I was joining this life as a military wife.

The Big Day

We chose to keep it traditional and not see each other before the ceremony, and instead decided to write each other a letter. This really made the anticipation and excitement grow between us as we prepared to say our vows in front of all our family and friends. We arrived via trolley with our wedding party to the reception to continue celebrating our love. Our wedding day was more than we could have ever imagined. There is something truly special about celebrating with all your loved ones in one place together.

The Retreat

We had to postpone our honeymoon two months because we were to the west coast to our new home in Tacoma, Washington to our next duty station. By the time our honeymoon came around, we were more than excited to relax and explore Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii. We enjoyed our time there by hiking, snorkeling, and soaking in the amazing views. Our hope is in the near future to be able to travel to and explore another island of Hawaii before we leave the west coast.


Contributing Vendors


The Clean Plate Club

Ceremony Venue

Wightman Chapel

Reception Venue

The Cordelle


Dulce Desserts


The Josh Paige Band


Let’s Booth It


Forget Me Not Designs


Maggie Sottero

Invitations & Paper

The Paper Place


Classic Party Rentals

Hair & Makeup

Fallon Erwin

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids


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