Don't have an account? Sign up for Free

{{ messages }}
View as: List Masonry

Woodsy Tennessee Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

We’re wrapping up the day with this lovely ceremony + reception from Ariel Renae Photography, full of handcrafted wooden details, the majority of which were made by the groom and his father. We always love seeing what different couples do with the incredible Southall Eden venue in Tennessee!

newlyweds in field

From the Bride, Katie: The arbor, barnwood M’s, and cake stand were made by Jared’s dad out of the wood off an old barn we found out by our house. Bill, Jared’s dad, LOVES to do woodworking and he can make anything. I’m always asking him to make random things for me. So as a surprise, he and Jared handmade the arbor for us to get married under.

rustic wedding sign

white toms shoesbouquets in jars

white script invitations

white bridal bouquetsvintage inspired boutonnieres

bride praying before wedding

pink white bouquetspink white bouquets

newlyweds in barn

The planner and coordinator had told me that we would get married under the tree and they were going to hang mercury glass lanterns for decor, but instead, when we were going to take pictures I was totally surprised when I saw it and teared up a bit! Instead of a guest book, since we are moving to Boston I wanted to incorporate a suitcase. I had the guests write messages and “Send Some Love” on Tennessee postcards. Then place them in the suitcase. It turned out perfectly!

newlyweds under arbor

framed postcards sign

groom black suitromantic bridal beauty

rustic barn arbor

barnwood monograms decoroutdoor newlyweds hugging

pink white bouquets

tennessee postcards basket

ringbearer vintage attireflower paper centerpieces

gray pink bridesmaids

groom with dognewlyweds laughing

pink rustic receptions

As for my colors, I love the rustic elements of the farm and barn setting (wood texture, burlap, etc.) but wanted to soften it with light, airy colors of the taupe, blush, ivory, and silvery gray. And I am a fan of anything glam! That’s where the mercury glass came in. And I also love that it throws in a vintage vibe too. To top everything off, our getaway car was a vintage 1940 Ford that my best friend’s father has. I’m kind of like his other daughter so he was elated to let us use it for our exit!

couple walking through field

pink floral centerpiecestypography reception menu

reception sweethearts table

pink vintage decor

cake menuwhite tiered cake

vintage maroon ford

sparkler wedding exit


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Franklin, TN / Wedding Venue: Southall Eden / Wedding Photographer: Ariel Renae Photography / Event Planner: Bridal Blueprints / Wedding Flowers: BellesFleurs / Wedding Cake: Dessert Designs

Daily Pick

Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

Become a vendor

Minted Giveaway!

Giveaways, Sponsored

Photos by:

This morning we showed a wedding design based entirely around wedding invitations, courtesy of Minted. If the inspiration design just wasn’t plenty to make you giddy, we have one more in store for you. Minted is giving away one $250 gift certificate towards any wedding suite.


Minted Twine wedding invitations
Minted Twine wedding invitations
Minted Twine wedding invitationsMinted Twine wedding invitations

To enter, visit Minted and come back here to let us know in the comments section below which wedding invitations would you choose if you won. Hurry, because we are announcing the winner tomorrow – Friday June 29 in our Weekly Wrap Up.

Good luck!

View the entire feature above HERE, designed by Stylish Soiree and shot by Tinywater Photography.

Daily Pick

Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

Become a vendor

Minted Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

Photos by:

It’s no secret we love Minted. Their ever so gorgeous designs and community-centric stationery company are just some of the things that make us fans. Minted just came out with a new wedding invitation line and to celebrate it, they asked us to pick a design and create a photoshoot inspired by it. We left it in the hands of the pros, Yelena Johnson of Stylish Soiree and a fantastic team of vendors. She dreamed up a wedding from invitation to inspiration that you will go gaga for.

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Yelena Johnson of Stylish Soiree chose the Twine wedding invitations for the inspiration for this shoot. Inspired by bold typography with black and white stripes, this wedding invite is a like a pair of black Louboutins. You can style it in many different ways, but it will be effortlessly chic no matter what. Yelena knocked it out of the park along with photos by Tinywater Photography.

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted‘s place cards had calligraphy by Barbara Callow Calligraphy. All vintage furniture and accessories are from One True Love Vintage.

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Soulflower Floral Design matched the invitation motif with black and white striped ribbon on the bouquet and bout.

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding escort card chart on burlap

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas


natural wedding makeup idea

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

Minted Twine wedding invitations wedding ideas

large hot pink peony single bud centerpiece

gold rimmed china plate Minted Twine place card

wedding cake table on vintage sewing machine

natural wedding makeup idea


View ALL images from this shoot in the gallery

Location: San Francisco / Venue: Laurent Studio / Photographer: Caroline Wineta from Tinywater Photography / Designer + Planner: Yelena Johnson, Stylish Soiree / Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage / Florist: Soulflower Floral Design / Cake: The Whole Cake / Calligraphy: Barbara Callow Calligraphy / Wedding Invitations, Menus and place cards: Palm Papers for Minted / Hair and Makeup: Jane Kim, The Glamourist / Necklace on Bride: Francesca’s

Thank you Minted for this amazing invitation to inspiration shoot! If you guys haven’t already, take a gander at their wedding invitations. We will be running an one-day lightning quick giveaway, so be sure to check back soon!

Daily Pick

Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

Become a vendor