Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Our friends Elizabeth and Brian got married in Tennessee on the weekend, so Mike and I headed down to help them celebrate.

The wedding was beautiful - the ceremony was held at a little church in their hometown, followed by a reception at Elizabeth's family home, Bloomfield Farm. I was not having a great photo day (most of them are rubbish!), but I did manage to get this one good photo of the bride, looking as beautiful as ever!
On Sunday, we went to a lovely brunch hosted by Elizabeth's relatives, and then we spent a few hours wandering around Nashville before flying home.
An old train station near the river

The Bat(man) building

Printer's Alley (not the most tasteful of places to be in the evening, so I'm told...)

The Ryman Auditorium - the original home of the Grand Old Opry, from the 1920's until the mid-70s. Its also the Opry's current home - Opryland was flooded in May, so they've relocated while the necessary renovations are undertaken.

This is the sign marking the back door of the 'World Famous' Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - a bar in which all of the big Country Western singers made their start. (forgive me if I get some of this wrong - my knowledge of Country music is very limited!)

Fountains outside City Hall. They were hosting a huge outdoor yoga session in the square outside the courthouse - not something we'd expected to see in Nashville! :) (we caught one person texting as they did their yoga moves - is that allowed?!)

A steamboat on the wall of Hard Rock Cafe

Some of the neon signs for the honky-tonk bars and restaurants in the 'District'. This place must be wild on a Saturday night! :)

All of the bars had live bands playing, even though it was Sunday afternoon (I imagine they have live music almost all the time really!). We stopped in at this place to have a beer and take in the atmosphere.
It was a very fun trip, despite being a little short - Next time we'll be sure to stay long enough to have some southern BBQ for dinner!

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