Taylor Kearns + Daniel Young

Feb 18, 2020 at 10:45 am by AnnaAdmin

Taylor Nichole Kearns + Daniel Joseph Young

June 1, 2019

It was the fall of 2009 at the University of Tennessee where fate (and some friends), would bring Taylor Kearns, a Franklin girl, and Daniel Young, who grew up in Germantown (Memphis), together. What began as a great friendship would take another six years to blossom into romance after graduation and jobs brought them back together in Nashville. Daniel took the opportunity to use a Christmas holiday light excursion at Cheekwood in December 2017, to propose to Taylor. They narrowed the venue choice to Cedarwood Weddings on White Bridge Road. And began planning their dream wedding.



To help ward off rain on their wedding day, Taylor and Daniel practiced an old southern tradition passed to them from Daniel’s Aunt Jackie Lees. They went to the venue on May 1, 2019, exactly one month before their wedding day, and buried a bottle of bourbon onsite - upside down, to be specific. As it turned out, June 1, 2019 couldn’t have been a more beautiful day, with low humidity and highs in the 80’s. The arriving guests were welcomed into the front yard of the antebellum mansion with champagne. The 5:30 pm wedding was in a natural field shaded by the sun setting behind the trees, just steps from the covered porches that would eventually seat the 150 wedding guests for dinner. 



The officiant was Taylor’s Uncle, Michael Collins. The ring bearers were three nephews, two under the age of two, being pulled in a wagon by the six-year-old. The grandmothers served as flower girls spreading rose petals to the altar. Taylor was escorted by her father, Tim Kearns, to violins and a guitarist playing the melody - Harvest Moon by the Neil Young band.



The dinner was served family style at long farm tables and catered by Actual Food Nashville Catering. Madi Flournoy Photography captured the entire day beautifully. The day went off without a hitch thanks to the amazing staff at Cedarwood Weddings, the wedding part, and most importantly their friends and family!


Ring // La Savell JewelryDress // Rue De Siene

Photography // Madi Flournoy Photography

Venue // Cedarwood weddings

Catering // Actual Food Nashville Catering



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