When we first found out that this bride’s mother made her incredible lace gown while battling cancer, we knew Lacy and Billy’s wedding at Aurora Acres was something special. Then we learned that the groom – country music artist Billy Dawson – wrote the processional and first dance songs specifically for his bride, and our hearts almost couldn’t handle the sweetness. Lacy and Billy’s special day was full of the rustic charm we love about southern weddings, including natural wood décor, stunning white floral arrangements, twinkle lights galore, and a scrumptious taco bar – all of which was DIYed, by the way! It all came together beautifully through the lens of photographer Stephanie Sorenson, who played with unique angles and lighting to capture every enchanting detail and intimate moment.
Lacy and Billy
Aurora Acres, Nashville, Tennessee
This was pretty much an all DIY wedding, but my favorite DIY element was my wedding dress. My mother made my dress – and did so all while battling cancer and going through treatments. She is an amazing seamstress and made dresses for my sisters and I growing up, so it was only fitting for her to design my wedding dress. It will be something I treasure forever!
The most memorable part of the day was when I was tucked away in the woods waiting to walk down the aisle. Seeing my soon-to-be husband walking my mom – who just overcame a battle with cancer – down the aisle brought tears to my eyes.
We did a DIY taco bar that included brisket tacos in a locally made organic corn tortilla topped with your choice of specialty sauces! We also had a coffee bar from Notable Blends coffee and a Sweet Tea bar from McAlister’s Deli!
Processional – “Angel Dressed in White” by Billy Dawson
Recessional – “4 Wheel Drive Me Crazy” by Billy Dawson
First Dance – “Calm In My Storm” by Billy Dawson
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Stephanie Sorenson
Venue – Aurora Acres
DJ – DJSC
Videography – James Rayner
Makeup Artist – Lainey Edwards
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Ralph Lauren
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals – Art Pancake
Congratulations to Lacy and Billy, and thanks to photographer Stephanie Sorenson for sharing these photos with Junebug! Love the rustic DIY details the couple put together? You’ve got to see this glitzy rustic DIY wedding in Oxnard, California!