Emily Ann Eldridge and Joshua Ryan Powell were united in marriage on September 8, 2012 in a garden ceremony at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN. Aaron Johnson, with Pegram Church of Christ, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ed and Debby Eldridge of Kingston Springs, TN. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Family Studies from Lipscomb University. She is employed as a Child Life Specialist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The groom is the son of Tony and Renee Powell of Kingston Springs, TN, the grandson of Charlie amd Lila Powell of Nashville, TN and Nancy Hill and the late Larry Hill of Pegram, TN. He graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Belmont University. He is employed as a Web Application Developer at Asurion.
The bride wore a dupioni silk a-line gown with a hand beaded Swarovski belt, and a lace veil. She carried a blush pink bouquet of dahlias and garden roses.
Deidre Glore, lifelong friend of the bride, served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Chelsey Hamm, Rebecca Drake, Mackenzie McMahan, Christine McNutt, Melanie Demonbreun, Jessica Spicer, and Haley Powell. They wore lavender silk-chiffon gowns.
Best man was Phillip Englehart, lifelong friend of the groom. The groomsmen were James Greer, Benjamin Howell, Kelsey Scott, Connor Scott, David Hawkins, Chris Bates, and Paul Fenner. The groom and his groomsmen wore grey suits from Glitz Bridal.
Flower girls, were Anna Alise Ussery, daughter of Jeff and Lori Ussery, Abby Craun, daughter of Clint and Rebecca Craun, Ella Kate Johnson and Caroline Johnson, daughters of Andy and Leigh Ann Johnson. Ring Bearer and escorts were Jacob Eldridge, son of Patrick and Shannon Eldridge, Mason Ussery, son of Jeff and Lori Ussery. Honorary Ring Bearer was Gavin Eldridge, son of Patrick and Shannon Eldridge.
Following a reception at The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood, the couple left for a honeymoon in Antigua. The couple is residing in Brentwood, TN.