Bride and groom portrait in the serenity gardens

Hannah & Nick’s Romantic Lakeside Wedding

Country music couple Hannah Ellis and Nick Wayne Richardson celebrated their love with a romantic and whimsical wedding ceremony and reception in May 2021 at the Estate. 


The couple started dating seven and a half years ago while living across the hall from one another in their downtown Nashville apartments. They bonded over singing and songwriting and eventually got engaged in June 2020. And just before the wedding, Nick released a romantic EP titled “To Hannah.” It consists of love songs written to Hannah throughout their relationship! Hannah told People she dreamt of having an outdoor wedding her entire life. When they saw the backyard overlooking the water at Cherokee Dock, they knew it was the perfect place.


Hannah wore a beautiful detailed Rue De Seine gown from the Dress Theory in Nashville, while Nick wore a custom tux from Richard’s Bespoke, created with meaningful old school golf details on the interior. Both wore jewelry and accessories from Siebke Hoyt Jewelers in Iowa, a recommendation from friend Tim Tebow. 


After the beautiful ceremony on our Lakeside Lawn, where they were married by Hannah’s hometown preacher, guests gathered for a cocktail hour with a large charcuterie grazing table created by Nashville's Cheese Gal, Cortney Lacorte. The couple also had oysters flown in from 401 Oyster Co. in Rhode Island! 


After mingling over light bites and cocktails, guests moved to the beautiful Lakeview Event Center for the reception and a seated dinner. The tables were decorated with whimsical and romantic floral arrangements, tall candles and greenery lined the king's table, and Hannah incorporated touches of lavender in the napkins and florals to tie it all in. 


We love that the couple had their favorite meal, pizza, as the main course. They offered a variety of options, even a signature pizza called “The Richardson” with red sauce, fresh moz, pepperoni, jalapenos, and chile-infused honey! 


After an amazing evening of celebrating with their loved ones, Hannah and Nick jetted off to Cabo for a relaxing honeymoon. 


Scroll on to see more of their romantic lakeside ceremony and beautiful indoor reception!



Hannah & Nicks whimsical invitation suite with lavender detailing
Hannah and her bridesmaids pop a bottle of champagne in preparation for the big day
Hannah elegantly poses for a photo in front of lake in her Dress Theory gown
Hannah and her bridesmaids smile joyfully for a photo on the front porch of the estate at cherokee dock
Groomsmen cheers in preparation for the wedding day

Wedding Details

Wedding Date: May 23, 2021

Ceremony Location: Lakeside Lawn

Reception Location: Lakeview Event Center

Photographer: Lauren Dixon & Micki Moon

Planning: Sutlan & Co

Florist: Echoes of Edens

Videographer: 254 Collective

Hair: The Dryhouse Nashville

Makeup: Meri Gray

Groom: Richards Bespoke

Dress: The Dress Theory

Catering Cocktail Hour: 401 Oyster Co & Cheese Gal

Catering Dinner: Dough Box Pizza

Paper Goods: Minted

Rings & Jewelry: Siebke Hoyt Jewelers

Hannah & Nick pose for a photo under their floral ceremony arch
Wedding Ceremony Arch Florals
Fun bridal party photo taken on the lakeview lawn
Bride and groom joyfully walk away after their wedding ceremony
Reception during the daytime, white draping with white linens and lavender napkins.
Tablescape with floral and lavender details
Reception photo in the lakeview event center during the day with white draping
Reception photo in the lakeview event center during the day with white draping
Lakeview event center in the evening with string lights and guests mingling