Ellie and Roman Walking with Wedding Party

Ellie & Roman’s Summer Wedding

Model Ellie Ottaway and NHL hockey player Roman Josi celebrated their nuptials with a dreamy summer wedding at The Estate at Cherokee Dock. Their wedding weekend began with an intimate rehearsal dinner in our Carriage House Stables. The following day, these two said "I do" beneath the canopy of oak trees on our front lawn.

"Our favorite memory from that day was during the ceremony when we read each other our vows," Ellie told Nashville Lifestyles. "Roman’s family helped me translate my vows into German beforehand, so it was special for his family to hear. It was also a surprise for Roman, and his face when he realized I was speaking in German at the altar was priceless. Then walking down the aisle in front all of our friends and family as a married couple was the best feeling."

After the ceremony, guests made their way to Lakeside Lawn for cocktail hour. They sipped on signature cocktails crafted by Aperitif and snacked on candied bacon boursin stuffed figs, Nashville hot chicken, and grilled peach skewers from Chef's Market.

Dinner was held on our Sunset Terrace, followed by dessert and dancing. It was an absolute dream of a day. For all the details of this stunning summer wedding, keep scrolling.

Rehearsal Dinner Table in Carriage House Stables
Rehearsal Dinner Table Setup in Carriage House Stables
Rehearsal Dinner Table Setting inside the Carriage House Stables
Roman Walking with Groomsmen
Ceremony setup under the Willow Oak Canopy with large white floral arrangements and flower petal-lined aisle
Ellie and Roman pose with brown horse
Ellie with Bridesmaids

Wedding Details

Wedding Date: July 20, 2019

Ceremony Location: Willow Oak Canopy

Reception Location: Sunset Terrace

Photographer: Janelle Elise

Florist: Branching Out

Paper Goods: Postscript Paper

Calligraphy: White Ink Calligraphy

Linens: BBJ Linen

Lighting & Draping: Southern Sky Event Lighting

Rentals: Please Be Seated | Liberty Party Rental | White Door Events

Planner: Premier W.E.D

Cake: Classic Cakes by Leslie

Catering & Bar: Chef's Market | Aperitif

Videographer: Cardboard Films

DJ: Entertain!

Band: The Downtown Band

Ceremony Music: Jet Set Strings

Garden Wedding Ceremony with petal-lined aisle and vintage windows as ceremony backdrop
Summer Wedding Ceremony Seating Chart with elegant wooden sign and large scroll hanging from tree decorated with white and pink roses
Bride in Canoe on Old Hickory Lake
Bride and Groom Sitting on Swing on Lakeside Lawn
Cocktail Hour Setup on Lakeside Lawn
Lounge area setup for cocktail hour on the Lakeside Lawn
Poolside Promenade and Pool House
Ellie and Roman rowing in canoe on the lake
Ellie and Roman with Wedding Party
Wedding Reception setup on Sunset Terrace with greenery-covered ceiling and elegant white decor
Wedding Reception setup on Sunset Terrace with greenery-covered ceiling and elegant white decor
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