This fall two beautiful souls celebrated their loving union in the heart of Gallatin, just outside Nashville, TN. Channing and Jessica Gillespie chose to host their special day at the historical Depot Square Wedding Venue.
Church friend and photographer Sheila Wilson captured the magic of the day. According to Wilson, Channing and Jessica had been high school sweethearts. The couple saved their first kiss to share on this magical day.
“I have never had a couple seek and then listen so carefully to my advice, when it came to planning their wedding to ensure the best photos,” said Wilson. “This was such a blessing and a joy to be a part of, and what a celebration it truly was! There are three guys in particular I may hire and offer as an add-on in my contract, as the ‘Get the party started’ crew. Their energy and general dance-craziness was cracking everyone up! Enjoy! And feel free to tag yourself and friends!”
With elegant pearls and bright sunflowers, this bride spruced up the huge event space with gorgeous décor. Prior to the wedding, Jessica and her bridesmaids prepped hair and makeup in the glamorous bridal suite provided on site. Meanwhile Channing and his groomsmen goofed off in the groom suite, complete with a sports table, lounge couches, and a comedic groomsmen instruction manual.
THE BRIDAL PARTY
Before the snow swept in, the lovely couple was able to take advantage of the outdoors for photos. The historic architecture provided the perfect backdrop for their smiling faces. The surrounding red brick walls worked great for the group shots. Wilson provided excellent photography, making use of the quirky spots around the building such as the rustic front porch and metal fence rings.
The historic building in the outskirts of Nashville was constructed with unique metal roof trusses, shipped from Bethlehem Steel Works in West Virginia. The concrete support columns and exterior wall framing techniques lend a rustic feel. Originally built in 1926 by Sloan Distributing Co., the Depot Square Event Space primarily functioned as a dry goods distribution center. The building has since been renovated, offering 9,800 square feet of space and featuring Gallatin’s largest dance floor at 1,400 square feet.