Mary Lane Harmon & Jackson Story
May 20, 2023
Dickson , Tennessee
Rebecca Musayev Photography
Mary Lane and Jack’s love story began in the halls of their high school, where they were more than just classmates; they were high school sweethearts in the making. Their journey to forever started on the golf team, where a shared passion for the sport laid the foundation for their incredible bond.
As they spent hours practicing their swings and navigating the fairways together, their friendship blossomed. They became inseparable, often seen chatting and laughing between holes. Their connection went beyond the greens; they quickly became each other’s confidants and go-to companions for all of life’s adventures.
The wedding centered around the enchanting concept of the “Greatest Love Story,” a clever blend of Jack’s surname and Mary Lane’s passion for literature. The couple desired to create an atmosphere that reflected their personalities and after careful consideration, they decided that an English garden party perfectly reflected their vision.
The ceremony took place in Mary Lane’s childhood church, while the reception unfolded in a picturesque park just a stone’s throw away, seamlessly harmonizing with the garden party theme. Opting for an outdoor reception in Tennessee during the unpredictable month of May was a daring choice, but the leap of faith was rewarded. On the day of the wedding, rain poured down relentlessly in the morning, but as the afternoon unfolded, the sun emerged from behind the clouds, casting a gentle glow upon the evening.
The Big Day
The backdrop for their union was a stunning outdoor ceremony in a picturesque park, where nature’s beauty blended seamlessly with the couple’s love story. The weather graced them with a gorgeous day, blessing the occasion with clear skies and a gentle breeze.
Mary Lane and Jack’s wedding day was a celebration of timeless elegance and cherished traditions. Set in the heart of middle Tennessee, their hometown, this special day exuded Southern charm and sophistication.
One of the most heartwarming aspects of their wedding was the inclusion of heirloom touches that honored their family history. Mary Lane carried her grandmother’s gloves, a symbol of love and connection to generations past. Her grandmother’s handkerchief, delicately embroidered and well-preserved, was also a meaningful accessory that added a sentimental layer to the day’s proceedings.
As the sun dipped below the horizon and the stars began to twinkle, Mary Lane and Jack exchanged their vows in front of their closest family and friends. The soft glow of candle lights added a touch of magic to the atmosphere, creating an enchanting ambiance that perfectly complemented the couple’s love story.
The reception that followed was a lively celebration filled with laughter, heartfelt toasts, and joyful dancing. Southern highlights such as delicious barbecue, sweet tea, and lively bluegrass music embraced the couple’s roots, creating an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
Mary Lane and Jack’s wedding day was more than just a ceremony; it was a journey through time, a blending of family traditions, and a testament to the enduring love they shared. Their wedding day was a true reflection of their personalities, their connection to their Southern heritage, and their commitment to each other, creating a memory that would be cherished for a lifetime.
Mary Lane and Jack lead busy lives leading up to the wedding, so it was of utmost importance to have a relaxing honeymoon with plenty of time for each other. After several of their friends shared positive experiences, the couple decided on a resort in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Mary Lane and Jack snorklled through beautiful coral reef near the resort. Additionally, one of the resort workers the couple befriended at the resort was gracious enough to gift them with authentic (time intensive!) Barbacoa, which he had made especially for Mary Lane and Jack.
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