Jessica Amann + Tyler Smith | May 6, 2017
Jessica and Tyler met during their sophomore year of college while attending Florida State University. Jessica's roommate's boyfriend lived with Tyler so as luck would have it they met while planning a joint bachelor/bachelorette party for the two. She asked Jessica and a friend to walk over to her fiancée’s apartment to invite his roommates to the party and when they walked in, Jessica immediately zeroed in on Tyler. They chatted briefly but it wasn’t until a few nights later at the party when they partnered up over a card game and completely hit it off!
While dating, they developed a tradition of going down to Atlanta at least once a year to enjoy a Braves baseball game. In September 2015, they went down for a weekend and made plans to visit Piedmont Park, somewhere they’d always wanted to visit. Jessica was taking her time getting ready that morning and Tyler, who is always laid back and rarely in a rush, was acting quite antsy. Jessica found it odd but didn’t think anything of it. After missing a train by a few minutes, they hopped on another one and then took a taxi the rest of the way, only to be dropped off on the opposite side of the park than Tyler requested. He wanted to take her to a beautiful lakeside gazebo and Jessica started to think something was up when they were practically sprinting to get there. When they got there, they waited until they had the gazebo to themselves and once they did, Tyler got down on one knee and asked Jessica to spend forever with him! She said “yes!” and Tyler pointed to a man with a camera – a photographer he had hired to document the whole special moment (hence the rush to get to the gazebo!). They celebrated over lunch and had the best weekend soaking in their sweet proposal bliss!
Jessica and Tyler’s May wedding took place at the beautiful Crest Pavilion in Asheville, NC, a rustic elegant venue surrounded by stunning mountain views. They knew they wanted a light, airy feel to their wedding and chose a color palette of dusty rose, blush and navy with gold accents. The elegant tones were brought to life perfectly in their attire and florals designed by Bluegrass Chic; the bridesmaids in flowy mauve gowns and the groomsmen in navy suits with camel colored shoes. The groomsmen wore ties that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses and their bouquets of soft pink florals and greenery completely tied the look together. Jessica looked absolutely stunning in her gown with its corset top and full ballgown skirt – she completely took Tyler’s breath away!
One of the cutest parts of the day? Their adorable Pomeranian, Ace, acted as their ring bearer and wore a little doggy suit that matched his dad! Jessica and Tyler’s reception was the epitome of airy mountain elegance, full of loose florals and greenery, which played a huge part in her vision of wedding day. They chose a mix of tall and short arrangements and also included a beautiful green garland down the center of the head table. Candlelight provided the perfect romantic touch while geometric, gold accent pieces added a modern pop. In keeping with the rustic elegant look, they also incorporated wooden signs for their seating chart and drink menu while other accent signs added the perfect touch to the rustic décor. The entire day was truly and dream and all of it was beautifully captured by Samantha Laffoon Photography.
When asked what the most special moment of the day was, Jessica shared, “There were many pieces of our wedding day that made it amazing but there was something so special about having all of our friends and families come together in one place to celebrate our love. We were overwhelmed by this feeling in a way we didn’t even think was possible. It is hard to describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it yet but it is incredible.”
Congratulations, Jessica and Tyler!
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