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Backyard Nashville Wedding

DIY Weddings

When Katy and Gavin thought about where to exchange their wedding vows, the place that stuck out the most to them was also the most personal: a Victorian home at which they’d spent a great deal of time already with friends and loved ones. Brandon Chesbro came along to capture the day’s festivities, including a backyard ceremony and an indoor feast! Our favorite detail of their wedding? The couple displayed postcards Gavin wrote to Katy over the course of their relationship for all to enjoy!

bridesmaids in pink

From the bride, Katy: [The style we envisioned for our wedding was] intimate, non-traditional, Southern-Victorian style set to a classical score. Lots of soft pastels, with an eclectic, casual, vintage feel.

groom wearing bow tie

brown leather shoes

Everything was DIY. This wedding was made possible by friends lending a creative helping hand. The bride and a bridesmaid did all the decorating. We made all the streamers and flower arrangements by hand. The artwork and decor were provided by our friends.

groomsmen prayer circle

outdoor backyard ceremonies

bride groom recessional

The groom lived in an old Victorian style house with his band mates. It was quite a memorable spot in Nashville where everyone hung out and where so much creativity had taken place. It seemed fitting to get married in the back yard.

vintage wedding rings

newlyweds on swing

magnolia bouquet

all female wedding musicians

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Keep it simple. This is your day, so try not to stress more than necessary about what others want. Have fun and keep it affordable!

reception lounge areas

outdoor wedding decor

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Loin Des Villes,” Yann Tiersen
Recessional: “Our Mutual Friend,” The Divine Comedy

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Wedding Photographer: Brandon Chesbro / Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Planning and Styling: Bride and Evan Barbee / Wedding Flowers: wholesale via Import Flowers, arranged by bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Urban Outfitters / Groom’s Suit: Topman / Groomsmen’s Suits: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer and Desserts: Bride and friends / Wedding Invitations: Bride

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Library Halloween Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

If anything, Halloween is known for being the most dramatic of holidays — full of rich colors, elegant costume, and packed with imagination. When Danielle Capito Photography and Twigss Floral Studio collaborated for a Halloween shoot, they knew they wanted to develop some ideas outside the box, and we love that they approached the holiday with a Victorian aesthetic in mind!

From the florists Melissa and Addison of Twigss Floral Studio: We know that a lot of brides don’t fit into the “traditional” category and what is more unique and different than a Halloween wedding? With this shoot we wanted to show brides that it is completely okay to be non-traditional when it comes to your wedding, the most important thing about your wedding is that it reflects you as a couple! We liked the idea of switching it up when it came to Cristina’s wedding attire, we started her off in a full length lace black gown and then put her in a creamy white sequined shorter dresses for her getaway outfit.

halloween wedding invitations

halloween wedding ideas

deep red wedding bouquets

victorian halloween wedding ideas

victorian wedding decor

Instead of a wedding cake we did mini treats, cheeses and fruits with rustic bread. In our shoot we wanted to bring in the elements of the dark and hard lifestyle of the 20‘s and also add a few touches of that very stuffy luxurious life style 1900s. So we decided to turn our studio into a Victorian home and stage the wedding in the man of the house’s dark library study. We imagined him to be a smart man yet slightly eccentric, interested in many things and it shows by the items he keeps. We littered the desk and shelves with creepy botanical and scientific findings, maps, and pages of books scattered on the floor.

victorian halloween ideas

halloween wedding ideas

victorian halloween ideas

victorian wedding ideas

To add a really spooky element we not only scattered book pages on the floor we swept them up the walls so it looked like there were some unnatural forces in the study. We used very interesting foliage like begonia leafs, ferns, black calla lilies and lady slippers to add a touch of creepy and dark into the bridal bouquet and through out the rest of the shoot. This time of year is a great time to have a darker styled wedding, the colors that are available in flowers are dark and there are a lot of interesting fruits and berries to incorporate and add texture.

chalkboard dessert menus

victorian halloween ideas

butterfly wedding ideas

gold place settings

red halloween wedding ideas
victorian halloween ideas

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Shoot Location: Danville, CA / Photographer: Danielle Capito Photography / Floral Designer and Venue: Twigss Floral Studio / Heirlooms: La Dolfina / Equipment Rentals: A Peach and A Pear Vintage / Bakery: Tartlet Bakery / Paper Goods: Lauren Buzzetti

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Bohemian Nouveau Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Goodness gracious, what this wedding does to me. Chris and Erman had a bohemian outdoor wedding ceremony with a most amazing setup, and had their friends and photographer Abdi of Three Photographers capture their wedding day. Between the incredible wild bouquet and the jack-o-lantern table numbers, this wedding is one for the fall books!

bride and groom outdoors

From the bride, Chris: Our style was definitely bohemian, with a touch of nouveau. Lots of lace, crystals, silver and copper. We wanted the country feeling but with a bit of refinement. Romantic yet easy. We had the bridesmaids wear whatever they wanted, just told them creams, blushes and flowy or lacy. Brown shoes, boots or clogs. Backyard appropriate. The fellas were in dark jeans and mellow colors. My maids of honor (I had two, also the photographers) made the flowers from my yard. I made the boutonnières from feathers I collected.

bohemian bridal accessories

fall wedding bouquets

orange green boutonnieres

bride getting ready

mismatched chair rentals

netting ceremony altars

bridal processional with father

We strung the clothesline on the house for the seat cards. Burned each of them and used stamps for the numbers. Carved pumpkins for the tables. I purchased loose chandelier crystals from etsy and strung them together with Xmas ornament hooks. Then taped them on hangers and hung them from the trees. I purchased fall flowers (mums, grasses, vines and ground covers. We will be planting all of them so we an enjoy them every year on our anniversary). They were put in baskets we borrowed from our local farm stand.

newlyweds during ceremony

couple during ceremony

newlyweds first kiss

newlyweds during recessional

blue bridal details

wedding reception music

fall wedding flowers

bride and bridesmaids

My ring was my husband’s grandmother’s and his came from Pale Fish on etsy. We each got a band engraved with the date and our initials. Emailed our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn and asked them for the recipe for our favorite cocktail the rocchio at five leaves. We served this and an Old Fashioned.

running bridesmaids and bride

hanging escort card details

hanging escort cards

bride and groom walking

bride and groom portraits

indoor cake tables

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Details count! Try to get as much done as you can in advance so you can enjoy your friends and family! I ordered voodoo dolls as our “cake topper” a month in advance. The company sent them twice and I still didn’t get them in time. And let go. You can’t do everything your self!

bride with bridesmaids

reception drink list

pumpkin wedding centerpieces

newlyweds by river

bohemian bridal parties

bride dancing

newlyweds cake tasting

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Wedding Location: Pallenville, NY / Wedding Photographer: Three Photographers / Ceremony Venue: Private Residence / Reception Venue: The Woodbine Inn / Wedding Flowers: Story Farms / Wedding Dress: ModCloth / Hair and Makeup: Antonia Troiano of The Beauty Collective / Wedding Music: Morgan O’Kane / Wedding Caterer: Woodstock Hidden Kitchen / Desserts: / Wedding Invitations: Zazzle

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