I have a sweet spot for today’s wedding from the wedding photography team at (once like a spark) Photography and I am pretty sure that you guys will too! Elena Beguiristain & James LoPiccolo grew up in the same small town together, though never really connecting until later in life. A happen stance meeting, a touch of confidence, James made his move on Elena & the stars aligned. The couple gravitated toward the The Sam Davis Home in Nashville for their wedding, with its gorgeous mix of old history, vintage feel and the couple’s love for the outdoors! In hosting an eco-friendly wedding, Elena & James made sure every element was upcycled, reusable, and biodegradable leaving no carbon footprint after the wedding! Trust me, you have never seen a picnic table look this lovely! The couple’s stylish ways came out in more then just their eco-friendly wedding decor, but in spades in their own personal wedding day style & their perfectly mix matched bridal party in neutral natural hues. The is a warmth & beauty to this eco-chic wedding, from soft touches to whole hearted smiles, its hard not to crush on this one!
Novella of the Bride…
Wedding Buzzwords ~ Rustic, Organic, Eco-friendly, Green, Earthy, Boho Chic, Simple, Down-to-Earth, Natural, & Vintage
James and I grew up in the same small town yet didn’t fall in love until 10 years after graduating high school. While in high school James had a crush on me but never built up enough courage to talk and ask me out on a date. Years went by and we both went our separate ways until one fateful evening we ran into each other in our hometown. During the time we were catching up, James reminded me that he wrote to me while he was in Iraq and that I didn’t ever respond. I couldn’t recall the message and refused to believe his story. He pulled up the old message on Facebook’s history and I immediately felt terrible for not writing him back. He proceeded to tell me that I could make it up to him by giving him this one dance. I reluctently took his hand and followed him to the dance floor where I was swept off my feet with his two-step and southern charm. That night James got my attention for the first time in over 10 years. After that night, we kept in touch and eventually started dating long distance for about a year. James proposed in front of family and friends at an Italian restaurant the night of his military graduation. We moved to Florida to finally start our lives together!
The Sam Davis Home is full of history and untouched natural beauty. James is a huge history junkie and I’m obsessed with all things vintage combine that along with our love for the great outdoors, we couldn’t have picked a better place that represents who we are as individuals and as a couple. Plus, Nashville is the city where our love story began and The Sam Davis Home is a place that we can revisit throughout our lives to relive the memories of our wedding day.
Their Eco-Chic Wedding ~ (We had a ) Rustic Vintage “Green” Wedding with Lace, Twine & Burlap. Everything was Upcycled, Reusable, and Biodegradable leaving no carbon footprint behind!
A Little Help From Their Friends ~ My sweet dear friend, Rebecca Neenan, who was so gracious to be my day of coordinator. She helped design the ceremony and reception site while incorporating amazing unique vintage inspired pieces from her prop house, The House of Nashville. My two amazing Maid of Honors, Sarah McClure and Leilani Phelan, and best friend, Brooke Appleby, were my sanity savers who helped immensely with DIY projects and kept me calm and collected during the big day! I don’t know what I would have done without all of these amazing ladies! I am forever grateful for their love and support. <3
Bride’s Favorite Moment: “My most favorite moment with my bridesmaids was our private morning yoga session followed with fresh organic green juice. It was the peace and solitude I needed as I prepared for one of the most emotionally hectic days of my life. My most favorite moment with James was when I experienced the overwhelming joy during the symbolic transition of walking down the aisle and becoming his wife. <3”
Photographer: (once like a spark) Photography | Venue: The Sam Davis Home | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Lace Bolero: Tulip Bridal | Shoes: TOMS | Hair + Makeup: Sol Sunless Artistry | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Paperless Post | Transportation: Sedan On Demand | Music: TMC Productions | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental Company | Wholesale Flowers: Import Flowers | Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Beyond Details Catering & Floral Design | Caterer: Beyond Details Catering & Floral Design | Baker: Creative Crumbs | Wedding Officiant: Rev Ron Rowlett | Wedding/Event Planner: Rebecca Neenan | Wedding Decor Props: The House of Nashville