Caroline Ruth Moses marries Lee Michael Sprouse
Caroline Moses met trial attorney Lee Sprouse in 2010 when she interviewed him for a WSMV-TV news story. He proposed two years later around Valentine’s Day by tying the ring to a bow on a vase of flowers. They married in October.
Because the wedding date was so close to Halloween, a particular favorite of the bride’s, the rehearsal dinner the night before was a costume party held at St. Henry’s Church and catered by the Peg Leg Porker. All the guests came in full costume with Caroline and Lee starring as a zombie bride and groom.
The wedding took place at Hillwood Country Club with Shana Goldstein Mackler, Rabbi at the Temple, and Cantor Bernard Gutcheon, Cantor Emeritus, officiating. The traditional Reform Jewish service took place under a Chuppah with a crystal chandelier the bride’s parents purchased for the newlyweds to hang in their home. Vera Wang designed the bride’s gown, and Branches created her bouquet which was constructed to be preserved as a keepsake. Her bridesmaids wore silk dresses by Alfred Sung.
Musicians led by John Pell played traditional music for the ceremony and jazz during cocktail hour at the reception. The Nashtones played music for dancing in the ballroom.
Dinner included beef tenderloin, shrimp and grits, fresh fruit and vegetables followed by a buffet of assorted desserts. As a nod to Caroline’s time living in southern Louisiana, the wedding cake was a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake.
On display in the club’s entrance hall were wedding photos of the couple’s parents as well as wedding cake toppers from the weddings of the bride’s paternal grandparents and her parents. Guests waved white handkerchiefs bearing the date and the couple’s names in gold and “second lined” (a Louisiana celebration ritual) as the newlyweds departed to jazz music.
Caroline and Lee live in Nashville where she is in corporate communications with Nissan Americas Media Center and he practices law. Caroline is a graduate of Harpeth Hall and Northwestern University where she also received her master’s from Medill School of Journalism. Lee is an alumnus of Father Ryan High School, University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati Law School. They planned a belated wedding trip to the Dominican Republic in January.
—Sandy Nelson, Photos by Angela Disrud Photography, angeladisrudphotography.com