Real Weddings: Shana and Casey, Pt. 1: A Real First Kiss

We were excited that Shana wanted to share her blog post about her wedding with us. We loved getting to know her as one of the top four finalists for the Her Nashville/Wedding 101 Ultimate Wedding Giveaway.  Shana and her fiance Casey did not win the giveaway, but still had an ultimate wedding with the people that loved them.  Moreso, their wedding solidifies that a wedding is still about the two people vowing before God their faithfulness to love one another forever. Sealing it with love’s first kiss!


Shana Speaks:

On March 26, 2010 I was united with the love of my life, my perfect match, my best friend, my lifetime boyfriend, my groom, my prince, my lover, and now my husband, Casey Bresnahan.

The day could not have been more perfect. Storms were in the forecast for that Friday, but God decided to let it pour (and hail) on Thursday so that the skies would be clear on our wedding day. On a side note, I had prayed for a beautiful day for at least a month and I know of many others that were praying along with me. I never once doubted that God would answer that prayer. The church staff even tried to have us move the wedding inside on Thursday night, but we trusted and God answered.

Wedding Details

Colors: Deep Purple & Bright Green

Style: Simple elegance

Wedding Location: Fellowship Bible Church by the pond

Reception Location: Fellowship Bible Church student center (where we have church)

Food: Robyn McKelvy’s southern goodness. Fried chicken, beef brisket, mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, rolls, green beans…

Bride’s Cake: Kate’s family’s Italian Cream Cake

Groom’s Cake: Cookies.. lots of them

Flowers: Charlotte Ryan and the wonderful family and friends that helped her.

Love the colors in her bouquet!

Ceremony Music: Caleb Weeks, Emily Ethridge & Haley Shaw

DJ: Taylor Rorex

Invitations: Ink Spot simple one piece with tear off RSVP card

Guestbook: Cross that Casey made for his proposal to me. (

You have got to watch the video of Casey’s sweet proposal story. Click the link above.

Programs: Homemade. Just a thank you and lyrics. The order of events is just a timeline for people to know how soon they get to eat so we skipped that part.

Rentals: White folding chairs and table cloths from Party Providers

Decorations: Simple ferns on columns at the ceremony with rose petals lining the isle. Candles floating in vases surrounded by rose petals on dark purple tablecloths for the tables. All by my lifelong best friend’s mom, Charlotte Ryan

Rings: Shane Co with the help of the former best employee there, Mary Strum.

Photography: Sarah Barlow, she’s simply amazing in talent and spirit

Dress: Bridal Warehouse

Tuxes: Street Tuxedo (A WEDDING 101 VENDOR!)

Honeymoon: Two nights at Union Station Hotel

The MOST AMAZING first kiss EVER!


Thank you Shana & Casey for letting us share your special day!


1 thought on “Real Weddings: Shana and Casey, Pt. 1: A Real First Kiss”

  1. This looks like a Sarah Barlow wedding. She does such an amazing job of capturing the emotions of the day. The colors where beautiful & from the description of the wedding details sounds like it was a fun family affair.

    Congratulations Shana & Casey

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