Ben Higgins & Jessica Clarke

Happily Ever After


Married

Nov 13, 2021
Lebanon , Tennessee


Photo Credit

Jordan Voth


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal, Rustic


Season

Winter





The Proposal

In March 2020, Ben hosted the Bachelor Live on Stage Tour right before COVID hit and the world shut down. Jessica planned to meet him for the Northeast part of the tour, but those plans quickly changed, and she and Ben ended up spending quarantine at Jessica’s parents’ house. Jessica had a hunch that they might get engaged on tour. But when the tour was canceled, she figured that happy event would get pushed back. Little did she know that Ben wasn’t going to let COVID stop him from proposing. He ended up surprising her with the most meaningful proposal in the backyard of her childhood home, surrounded by both of their families.


Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding The Estate At Cherokee Dock
Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Couple Holding Hands

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Minted Stationary Suite

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Bridal Party


In Preparation

Jessica and Ben knew that planning a wedding was not their forte and scheduled three interviews with different professional planners. Once they decided on a Nashville wedding, Fête Nashville Luxury Weddings was their first choice. Sara, the founder of Fête, offered many ideas for the ceremony and reception that perfectly fit the couple’s wedding day vision. Sara, Jessica, and Ben spent an entire day looking at venues, and that’s when they decided on The Estate at Cherokee Dock. Once that significant decision was made, all of the other details quickly fell into place. One of their favorite parts of planning was the menu tasting, as they wanted to ensure they included all of their favorite foods. Additionally, the pair wanted to stay healthy to feel their best for their wedding day. Jessica thought she had the best support team, including her mom, who was her “eyes on the ground”. And, thankfully, planning wasn’t a stressful experience for either of them!


Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Bouquet Close Up
Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Guest Book

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Groom With Groomsmen

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Skrewball Whiskey


The Big Day

Jessica dreamed of getting married in a tent in her parents’ backyard ever since she was a little girl. She and Ben knew that the Fête Nashville team would be able to bring that relaxed party atmosphere to life. They opted for food stations instead of a sit-down dinner so guests could dance the night away and eat and drink at their leisure. The ultimate goal was to eliminate the parts of the wedding that might stop the celebratory momentum, including taking portraits before the ceremony and planned dances immediately following everyone’s arrival at the reception. The ceremony was so sweet and intimate, and as soon as Jessica and Ben were pronounced husband and wife, the celebration kicked into high gear!


Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Portrait
Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Cake

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Reception Setup

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Reception Setup Part 2


The Retreat

Jessica and Ben wanted to go somewhere they both had never been. Both of them love the sand and surf but rarely have the opportunity to travel just for the sake of a relaxing beach vacation. The honeymoon felt like the perfect opportunity to rest and relax without having to worry about an itinerary. After talking with friends, they learned about Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in chic St. Barts. They knew the Island would be the perfect place for post-wedding rest and relaxation. They enjoyed dining oceanside, snorkeling, hiking, and fabulous massages.


Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Ceremony

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Dessert Table

Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Reception Table Decor
Ben Higgins And Jessica Clarke Celebrity Nashville Tennessee Wedding Sparkler Exit

Featured Wedding Vendors

EVENT PLANNER & DESIGNER

Fête Nashville Luxury Weddings 

INVITATIONS

Minted

 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jordan Voth

FLORIST

The Enchanted Florist

VENUE 

The Estate at Cherokee Dock

CATERER

Chef’s Market

CAKE

BetterCakes

GOWN, VEIL, & BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Anne Barge

BRIDAL SHOES

Bella Belle

RECEPTION DRESS

Revolve

GROOM & GROOMSMEN TUX

The Black Tux

WEDDING BANDS

Or & Elle

BRIDE’S HAIR, BRIDESMAIDS HAIR & MAKEUP

Randi Johnston Beauty

BRIDE’S MAKEUP

Emma Willis of Contour Fossa

SPRAY TAN

LP Glow

GROOM’S HAIR

Ian Johnston of Black Heart Barber Company

RENTALS

Please Be Seated

LIGHTING

Nashville Event Lighting

CUSTOM NEON SIGN

Nash Neon

BOOZY ICE CREAM

Tipsy Scoop

BEER BURRO

Black Burro Events

VIDEOGRAPHER

Dallas Wilson Wedding Films

ENTERTAINMENT

Jordan Kahn Orchestra

Zach Green

TRANSPORTATION

Gray Line Tennessee

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