May 13, 2017

How We Met: Brennan was at Dawg House Saloon in Nashville giving the “thumbs up/down” on a guy her friend was starting to date. Matthew was there grabbing drinks with his roommates after a local concert. They were introduced but Brennan quickly turned her attention to interrogating her friend’s date. The next day Brennan started to hear that “this cute guy at the bar” was asking her friend a lot of questions about her. Going against her own rule of waiting until the guy asked you to be friends on Facebook, she sent Matthew a friend request. The two had their first date soon after.

The Proposal: Matthew had gone with friends to determine positions for photography where he planned to propose at Red Pony in Franklin. As he and Brennan start approaching the planned spot, Matthew noticed a couple walking right where he would be kneeling. He quickly rethought his plan, grabbed Brennan’s arm and got down on one knee.

The Wedding Dress: Brennan’s favorite part of the Kate McDonald McCants gown was it had POCKETS!

Favorite Details: Brennan’s bouquet featured an antique pin given to her by Matthew’s mother, Helen, during the first Christmas she spent with the Forster family. It was the first pin Helen’s mother had given her when she was a girl, and it meant so much to both families because Helen’s mother had passed away a month before the wedding. The bouquet also featured lace from Brennan’s mother’s wedding dress that was hand-beaded by her late grandmother.


  • Venues: First United Methodist Church, B&A Warehouse
  • Florist/Designer: Van and Michelle Johnson
  • Caterer: B&A Warehouse
  • Cake: Barb’s Cakes
  • Videographer: Openview Weddings
  • Invitations: Designed by mother of the bride
  • Wedding Dress: Ivory & White
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
  • Hair and Makeup: Katina Carter
  • Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank
  • Music: East Cost Entertainment, We Got The Beat