2014 Real MidSouth Weddings
Rende Chesteen and Daniel Baker, Jr. were united in marriage on August 23, 2014.
The ceremony was held at Heartwood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, and officiated by Pastor Ronnie Hughes of Brunswick Baptist Church in Arlington, Tennessee. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Melinda Bellanti, Sr. of Arlington, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Daniel and Paula Baker, Sr. of Millington, Tennessee.
Surrounded by family and friends, the high-school sweethearts tied the knot at The Barn at the historic Heartwood Hall. The bride was escorted down the aisle by both parents while an acoustic version of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” played. The couple giggled their way through the ceremony and somehow managed to say their vows twice, inspiring the sweet notion that they’re “double married.”
For something old, the bride took a couple of silk roses from her mother’s wedding veil and added them to her bouquet. To further incorporate the vintage veil, she reattached it to a more modern comb to wear on the big day. Her dress also served as something new. She wore her mother’s pearl necklace for something borrowed, and her toenail polish was something blue.
A reception was held after the ceremony, and the bridal party kicked it off by rushing in and creating a tunnel for the bride and groom to run through. After getting in a few bites of good country cookin’, the newlyweds shared their first dance to another rendition of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” The bride danced with her father to Brad Paisley’s “He Didn’t Have to Be,” and the groom danced with his mother to Shinedown’s cover of “Simple Man.”
Following a honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple resides in Memphis, Tennessee.
Cake:Mary Jones * Catering: Heartwood Hall * Dress: Low’s BridalFlowers: Kroger * Hair: Fringe Hair Co. *
Photography: Key Elements Photography * Musical entertainment: DJ Mike Key
Rende Dianne Chesteen & Daniel Earl Baker Jr.
August 23, 2014 • Memphis, Tennessee
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