Francie Fisher and Tom Corcoran first met in preschool at Westminster Church and “dated” briefly in eighth grade when she was at Ensworth and he was at Montgomery Bell Academy, but they didn't reconnect until 2014. She was working at Town & Country magazine in New York after graduating from Wake Forest University, and he was working in Dallas with Lockton after graduating from Southern Methodist University. They were both in Nashville attending the Bal d'Hiver, where Tom's mother was serving as honorary chairman and Francie's mother as a co-chair. When Francie asked Tom why he was there, he responded, "My mother is the chair." Francie answered, "No, my mother is the chair." Since neither had a date, Francie's father suggested Tom ask Francie to dance.
For the next two years, they flew the friendly skies between New York and Dallas before both moving back to Nashville. Tom proposed in 2017 at his house — on bended knee at the end of a trail of rose petals and photos highlighting their courting days. Both families celebrated later that evening with dinner at the Corcorans'.
The couple married in February at West End United Methodist Church, where Francie's parents said their vows 32 years earlier. The bride wore a gown designed by family friend Muna Abboud of Muna Couture. A bodice of nude silk chiffon with Alençon lace topped a satin skirt embellished with embroidered appliqué. Francie wore a detachable overskirt and long train for the ceremony and had a 1928 sixpence in her maroon velvet pumps for good luck.
She processed to the strains of "Highland Cathedral" played by bagpiper Steve Snoddy, who later led guests as they walked from the church to the seated dinner at nearby Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Guests dined on sea bass and danced to the music of Jessie's Girls from Atlanta. Amos Gott was their event planner, and Phil Colling was the videographer.
After a wedding trip to Anguilla and St. Barts, the newlyweds returned to Nashville, where Francie is an account supervisor for DVL Seigenthaler and Tom is the manager of acquisitions for Crestview Funds. Their parents are Irwin and Jeff Fisher and Jane and Tom Corcoran.
Photographs by Justin Wright