a year in review
A look at the yearâ€™s most notable local weddings.
hroughout their wedding planning, Julie Amann refused Chad Johnson’s request thinking that it wouldn’t fit in with their classic ceremony. But on the day of their wedding, a choir, a singer and a full band—including trumpets, trombones, guitar and flute— waited for the moment when the bride and groom turned to leave the church. Strains of “love, love, love” gave way to a verse from the happy Beatles tune that finished with a trumpet fanfare. The look on Chad’s face was priceless as he hugged Julie in total shock; it was an incredible surprise gift from the new wife to her new husband that showed their creative personalities and appreciation for one another. “I am generally a sporadic, energetic individual. Julie showed me that she understood by surprising me after over a year of secrecy,” says Chad who met his wife as an intern at Hope Presbyterian Church where they married.
Top: Julie and Chad danced the night away at the Dixon. Below: Chad showed his surprise when musicians hiding in the crowd suddenly began playing “All You Need Is Love” at the close of the ceremony.
“Our wedding was like I was meeting her for the first time again, reminding me that I was in love.”
For months leading up to their big day, Chad Johnson had begged his fianceé for a special cinematic touch at the end of their ceremony. He wanted to recreate a scene from the film Love Actually when a full
brass band pops up from the crowd to play a happy rendition of “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Creation Studios | RECEPTION VENUE Dixon Gallery and Gardens BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE All About Weddings | FLOWERS Haute Horticulture | RENTALS Amerispan & Classic Party Rentals
September 25, 2010 Hope Presbyterian Church Dixon Gallery and Gardens PARENTS OF THE BRIDE Jim and Lisa Amann of Memphis PARENTS OF THE GROOM Nick and Debbie Panagiotakis of Bradenton, Florida Mark Johnson of Ocala, Florida