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Love Story Of The Day: High School Sweethearts Marry In Gorgeous Nashville Wedding

Updated December 3, 2022
by Rachel Silver

Love Story Of The Day: High School Sweethearts Marry In Gorgeous Nashville Wedding

Once you choose your wedding date, the search for the perfect venue begins. Luckily, you can locate both ceremony and reception locations in your area on lovestoriestv.com, as well as discover other vendors you may be looking for to make your wedding dreams a reality!

As for Allyson and William, they always knew they wanted to wait for William's graduation from law school to wed, and when they finally settled on August, the bride, who is also an event planner, knew she had just enough time to plan her perfect wedding. The couple married in the bride's childhood church and hosted their reception at the venue they both immediately fell in love with: Ruby Nashville. Allyson shared the couple's story from how they met to the (sort of) surprise engagement to the early stages of wedding planning.

Allyson & William on their wedding day
Photo Credit: EB Photography & Artistry

How they met

We met in high school and were friends for a while before we started dating. Over time and as we got closer, it was apparent we both wanted to be more than just friends and began dating when I was a sophomore and he was a senior at Brentwood Academy. Our love story has many twists and turns along the way, but we have always known that we wanted to be together forever. After high school, he received a scholarship to play Division I Golf at Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he stayed for two years while I finished high school. When I graduated, we both moved to Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee. After he graduated from Undergrad, he stayed in Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law. We had definitely talked about getting married for years and even the possibility of him proposing later in college.

The proposal

In March of 2014, we were spending the week at his grandparents’ condo in Seagrove, FL and I was so certain that he would be proposing while we were there. His parents were planning to come down for our last night and then stay the following week, so when he hadn’t done anything by the last day, I decided I was wrong. His mother arrived and wanted to go shopping at nearby Rosemary Beach before we were going to dinner. Looking back on it, we always laugh as she tried three times to convince me to get ready for dinner first so that I wouldn’t be wearing gym clothes in the pictures. I was oblivious of course and insisted I would get ready when we got back. Their condo is directly on the beach on the 19th floor with a beautiful view of 30A. When his mother and I got back to the room, I noticed rose petals on the floor leading out to the balcony. My heart was racing as I ran outside and saw him down on the beach with “Will you marry me?” written huge in the sand. I rushed down to a cheering crowd of people and of course said yes! Afterwards, we went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Red Bar, to celebrate!

Allyson & William with their wedding party
Photo Credit: EB Photography & Artistry

Choosing their date and venue

We knew that we wanted to wait to get married until after he finished law school in May of 2016, so we decided on August 13 of that year. I’m an event planner, so I knew I would have plenty of time to plan my dream wedding. We quickly decided on First Presbyterian Church for the ceremony–-the church I grew up going to and the home of my elementary school, Oak Hill School. After looking at many venues all over Nashville, we both fell in love with Ruby.

Check out exclusive footage of Allyson + William's Nashville wedding, captured by White Heart Wedding Films, below.

Videographer: White Heart Wedding Films

Reception Venue: Ruby Nashville

Planner: Brenda Cook – Ruby Nashville

Photographer: EB Photography + Artistry

Dress: Hayley Paige

Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff

See the full list of vendors and learn more about Allyson and William's wedding HERE.

Looking for more inspo for your own wedding planning journey? Check out all of our amazing wedding videos! You can also find the perfect videographer to document your own big day, as well as get advice on the entire wedding planning process.

Home/Get Advice/Love Story Of The Day: High School Sweethearts Marry In Gorgeous Nashville Wedding

Love Story Of The Day: High School Sweethearts Marry In Gorgeous Nashville Wedding

Updated December 3, 2022
by Rachel Silver

Once you choose your wedding date, the search for the perfect venue begins. Luckily, you can locate both ceremony and reception locations in your area on lovestoriestv.com, as well as discover other vendors you may be looking for to make your wedding dreams a reality!

As for Allyson and William, they always knew they wanted to wait for William's graduation from law school to wed, and when they finally settled on August, the bride, who is also an event planner, knew she had just enough time to plan her perfect wedding. The couple married in the bride's childhood church and hosted their reception at the venue they both immediately fell in love with: Ruby Nashville. Allyson shared the couple's story from how they met to the (sort of) surprise engagement to the early stages of wedding planning.

Allyson & William on their wedding day
Photo Credit: EB Photography & Artistry

How they met

We met in high school and were friends for a while before we started dating. Over time and as we got closer, it was apparent we both wanted to be more than just friends and began dating when I was a sophomore and he was a senior at Brentwood Academy. Our love story has many twists and turns along the way, but we have always known that we wanted to be together forever. After high school, he received a scholarship to play Division I Golf at Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he stayed for two years while I finished high school. When I graduated, we both moved to Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee. After he graduated from Undergrad, he stayed in Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee College of Law. We had definitely talked about getting married for years and even the possibility of him proposing later in college.

The proposal

In March of 2014, we were spending the week at his grandparents’ condo in Seagrove, FL and I was so certain that he would be proposing while we were there. His parents were planning to come down for our last night and then stay the following week, so when he hadn’t done anything by the last day, I decided I was wrong. His mother arrived and wanted to go shopping at nearby Rosemary Beach before we were going to dinner. Looking back on it, we always laugh as she tried three times to convince me to get ready for dinner first so that I wouldn’t be wearing gym clothes in the pictures. I was oblivious of course and insisted I would get ready when we got back. Their condo is directly on the beach on the 19th floor with a beautiful view of 30A. When his mother and I got back to the room, I noticed rose petals on the floor leading out to the balcony. My heart was racing as I ran outside and saw him down on the beach with “Will you marry me?” written huge in the sand. I rushed down to a cheering crowd of people and of course said yes! Afterwards, we went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Red Bar, to celebrate!

Allyson & William with their wedding party
Photo Credit: EB Photography & Artistry

Choosing their date and venue

We knew that we wanted to wait to get married until after he finished law school in May of 2016, so we decided on August 13 of that year. I’m an event planner, so I knew I would have plenty of time to plan my dream wedding. We quickly decided on First Presbyterian Church for the ceremony–-the church I grew up going to and the home of my elementary school, Oak Hill School. After looking at many venues all over Nashville, we both fell in love with Ruby.

Check out exclusive footage of Allyson + William's Nashville wedding, captured by White Heart Wedding Films, below.

Videographer: White Heart Wedding Films

Reception Venue: Ruby Nashville

Planner: Brenda Cook – Ruby Nashville

Photographer: EB Photography + Artistry

Dress: Hayley Paige

Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff

See the full list of vendors and learn more about Allyson and William's wedding HERE.

Looking for more inspo for your own wedding planning journey? Check out all of our amazing wedding videos! You can also find the perfect videographer to document your own big day, as well as get advice on the entire wedding planning process.