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Colorful Boho Wedding at Historic Cedarwood

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Teale Photography

Oodles of gorgeous pinks, tons of lush greenery, an inspiring bohemian ceremony backdrop, and beautiful flowers everywhere you look make this wedding from Teale Photography and Cedarwood Weddings one for the books. If anything, this wedding proves that fuchsia is nothing less than a color for all seasons!

colorful boho wedding at Historic Cedarwood - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the bride, Larin: We wanted to create an environment that blended rustic elegance with the organic warmth of a backyard bash. Capitalizing on the raw beauty of Cedarwood Weddings, our styling was romantic, playful, and totally us! I wanted our personal style to shine through in the details – and our guests definitely noticed! The color scheme, inspired by my bedroom pillows actually, was intended to complement the natural setting – blush to vibrant pinks, lush greenery, and mixed metals.

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bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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wedding party - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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groom - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding portrait - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bright pink bouquet - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet was a textural masterpiece of king protea, peonies, ranunculus, roselily, varied roses, hydrangea, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and cascading jasmine vine. It was so heavy, but I didn’t want to put it down all night!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bohemian ceremony decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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wedding ceremony - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

ceremony kiss - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the very beginning, I knew I wanted our altar to be a lasting artifact we could display in our home. I created this free-flowing installation to give the already beautiful backdrop a layer of depth and whimsy. The pinks and florals were perfectly juxtaposed with more masculine accents – woods, skulls, antlers, and other raw materials to create an earthy vibe. And if my husband loves anything more than me, it’s his country – insert American flag everywhere.

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wedding games - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

fuchsia centerpiece - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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wedding day vignettes - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be you and have fun with it! Enjoy making each little decision – just try to make them only once! If you’re into DIY and questioning what to take-on yourself – I urge you to commit to at least one project! Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time, and you’ll be happy you did. Give your bridesmaids the opportunity to shine! I’m so thrilled each of the girls’ dresses wove their personalities into our day. Pick a venue that you find aesthetically special, even in it barest form, to be your canvas. Cedarwood Weddings offers guests a variety of settings on one property and the effortless flow from one to the next kept guests on their toes! Offer out-of-town guests a taste of your hometown, even if it is adopted. For us that meant a historic property exuding Southern charm, a bluegrass duo in the barn cocktail hour, and late-night hot chicken bites! And, let’s not underestimate the power of Southern folklore – our buried bottle of bourbon diverted a storm! Choose an experienced team and you’ll sleep better. Entrusting my vision to one holistic team made planning a (really fun) breeze – thank you for bringing our vision to life!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

desert inspired decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

centerpieces - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

reception chair decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

gold ikat wedding cake - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Old Pine,” Ben Howard
Bride’s Processional: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Teale Photography

Event Design, Floral Design, and Venue

Cedarwood Weddings

Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone

Wedding Veil

Untamed Petals

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

One10

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Chef Christopher's Catering

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians

Ben Graves and Michelle Bailey

DJ

Ian McCarty of Premier DJs of Nashville

Transportation

Matchless

Wedding Invitations

Minted

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Bohemian Historic Cedarwood Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Abby Weeden

When it comes to bohemian style, we’re always up for a good inspiration shoot. And when it comes to inspiring decor and beyond gorgeous scenery, Cedarwood Weddings never seems to disappoint! This time they worked with intern and photographer Abby Weeden Photography and Design to bring together a succulent- and metallic-filled session heavy with boho influence, and we think you’ll love the result.

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From Linda Wright of Cedarwood Weddings: The Cedarwood Design Team recognizes that “Bohemian” is much more than simply a style. It is a state of mind. Inspired by the raw beauty of Cedarwood’s Nature Preserve, we decided to indulge our inner bohemians and create something unique and modern with ancient roots. The Bohemian way of life can transfer in to so many different cultures and the Cherokee Indian heritage that is so present in Tennessee encouraged us to focus on a more tribal form of Boho. Thus, “Native Bohemian” was born.

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bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

hanging escort cards - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

bohemian wedding jewelry - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

Flash Tattoos was a huge influence in the design of this shoot. We’ve been long time fans of their products and the geometric gold and silver shapes of their faux tattoos carried over into our paper goods and even dining elements. These sharp shapes were counteracted by rounded, whimsical, and authentic dream catchers and drums, made by Native craftsmen in Cherokee, North Carolina. Cedarwood’s vintage Airstream Trailer adds a retro feel to the shoot that was inspired by these geometric influences.

succulent bouquets - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

wedding ceremony backdrops - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

bohemian Historic Cedarwood inspiration - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

metallic wedding details - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

succulent tablescapes - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

Our staff was thrilled to put their creative spin on this styling. Not only did our girls design and style the shoot, but they modeled in it and contributed intricate pieces from their private collections to fine tune this look. The clothing design was intentionally an eclectic collection that came together in a cohesive fashion. For the floral design and bouquets, we utilized foliage, succulents, berries and feathers in muted tones to highlight the earthiness of native style. We also tied these elements in to the attire for the style shoot with leg and ankle wraps adorning our bridesmaids. This blended flawlessly with the natural surroundings of Cedarwood’s 50 acre venue.

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escort card displays - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

metallic shapes - photo by Abby Weeden http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-historic-cedarwood-inspiration

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Abby Weeden Photography and Design / Event Design, Styling Decor, and Flowers: Cedarwood Weddings / Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Cake: Lori Seal / Temporary Tattoos: Flash Tattoos / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Designs in Paper / Calligraphy: Cedarwood Weddings / Cedarwood Weddings Team and Models: Lynsie Shackleford, Alicia Matthews, Molly Mauney, Lexi Pike, Marissa Fitzmorris, Natalie Ruffino and Chesley Fuller

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Adventurous Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Q Avenue Photo

Any time we see a wedding from Cedarwood Weddings, we know we’re in for a treat. Lauren and Rhett’s wedding didn’t disappoint, and was filled to the brim with stunning proteas, eye-catching design, and some of the most gorgeous scenery we’ve seen in quite a while, all captured by the wonderful Q Avenue Photo.

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

From the bride, Lauren: We envisioned something very natural, whimsical and free-flowing. Our wedding was kind of an on-going project that would change as we made decisions. We knew off the bat that we wanted a very nature oriented look of the wedding and that we didn’t necessarily want a primary color but more of a very light color scheme overall. We did make our own wedding favors but other than that Cedarwood handled a lot of the little details that made our day so lovely! I requested a lot of wild flowers, (no formal looking flowers were really used) there were lots of succulents and a couple roses thrown into my bouquet as well.

indie wedding invitations - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

groom looks - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

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protea wedding decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

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blush pink bridesmaids - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding ceremony altars - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

guest book signing - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

ceremony decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

romantic wedding ceremony - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

first kiss - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

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adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think the main thing is just to keep taking time out for each other and not to lose sight of what it’s really all about; a lifelong commitment to one another. Also, it’s one of those things that you don’t want to “over plan” for and stress about because that’s not going to get you there any sooner. We would make little weekly/monthly goals and let the rest fall into place as time went on. It was a blast and Rhett was so much help! Enjoy the details! Don’t skimp on the photography!

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

eclectic centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

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adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding


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Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Q Avenue Photo / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings / Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Groom’s Suit: Egara / Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering and Events / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Ceremony Music: Chris Marks / Reception Music: Jace Aaron Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Designs in Paper

Floral Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Firm Anchor

Nothing quite perks up my day like a bride whose smile is so radiant that you can feel the warmth through her photographs. Meghan and David married at Tennessee’s Historic Cedarwood, a favorite for couples wanting a touch of rustic and natural beauty shining through on their wedding day. Firm Anchor was able to capture all the beauty, so let’s get started:

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From the bride, Meghan: I loved the style of the venue, and the feel of the outside field wedding and reception. I envisions a rustic chic wedding :) Neither David nor I are very formal, so the ambiance of the decor, lighting, and elegant softness fit our personalities perfectly. I love David in suspenders and a bow tie, which the guests were encouraged to wear. I love ivory, pale, yellow and gray accents. We wanted to honor God, and also host a great event for our family and guests. David I loved the “flow” of the event, in that we were able to use the entire property of Cedarwood at different points throughout the night.

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Our theme was rustic chic. We encouraged guest to dress “breezy” and suspenders and bow ties were encouraged. Our own theme was The Best Day Ever, which it totally was. From “Oh happy day” cocktail napkins, the cloths line with pictures of us and words “We’ve decided on forever”, to the candy bar featuring the phrase “life is sweeter with you in it.” We wanted our wedding to be personalized for David and I, and also for our guests to have a great time! One of David’s ushers hand crafted us two sets of corn hole boards, which were set up at the cocktail hour and during the dancing part of the reception, so fun! Our colors were ivory, pale yellow, and light gray- which fit the venue perfectly. The flowers only enhanced our feel with beautiful arrangements from the bouquets to the mason jars on shepherds hooks at the ceremony. The flowers were incredible! We also loved the mason jar candles hanging from the trees. I work part time at Anthropologie – so I definitely wanted an “Antho feel” as well which was pulled off wonderfully, especially with our dinner farm table decor and arrangements. Adjectives I would use to describe the look of our special day would be rustic, chic, an amazingly great time, exciting, and of course, the best day ever.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? While planning a wedding can be at times stressful, I think knowing styles you like in dresses, decor, food, venue, cake, etc. before hand can help so much when you start to look. Looking at blogs, style guides, pinterest, and magazines helped me develop a taste for a wedding. I would also say, that planning a wedding can quickly take up a large portion of your time and thoughts. David and I tried to have at least one date night a week during the engagement where we didn’t talk about the wedding planning at all, and I really think this helped us stay sane :)


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You”
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
First Dance: “The Best is Yet to Come,” Michael Buble
Parent/Child Dance: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” James Taylor
Last Dance: “Save the Last Dance For Me,” Michael Buble

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Firm Anchor / Event Styling: Cedarwood Weddings / Ceremony Dress: Vera by Vera Wang / Reception Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Cakes: Patty Cakes / DJ: Hans Daniel of Nice Guys DJ / Wedding Invitations: Designs in Paper / Videographer: FullFrame Digital Cinema

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Elegant Nashville Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Tec Petaja

This wedding alone is beyond beautiful, but the story from the bride quickly surpasses it. With the help of Cedarwood Weddings and Tec Petaja, Adrienne and Patrick built a wedding celebration that would honor not only their love for each other, but for their fathers. The result is a touching testament to family and absolute love:

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From the bride, Adrienne: My father was diagnosed with cancer 4 months before the wedding. He moved in with my fiance and fell very ill, very quick. Patrick and I were his primary/sole caretakers. He actually moved in with my husband in his studio apartment—my husband is amazing and gave my dad his bed, while he slept on the couch. He lived 10 weeks and died 1 month and four days before my wedding. But, we actually got married in the hospital by my father’s bedside before he died in a private-impromptu ceremony. Our Cedarwood wedding day was the most bittersweet day of my life because my father and I were very close. My brother offered, but I chose to walk myself down the aisle to show my Dad I could do it by myself.Though, my favorite part of our wedding was just how much our fathers (my husbands father died a few years prior) were incorporated into that day. The boutonnieres had my husband’s fathers buttons from his button collection on them. My bouquet had a locket with a picture of my dad and his cross on it. There was also a table that was a tribute to the 2 of them. Our hearts hurt so much that day, but it was so beautiful how their presence was felt by not only us, but our guests as well.

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lace bridesmaids dresses

I wanted my wedding to exude “light and fun”. I did not want to choose 2 “wedding colors”. I wanted to have about 8 wedding colors. I wanted color to pour out in unexpected places. I wanted the decor to feel like happiness. I wanted the colors to reflect my joy that day. I also wanted my wedding to be extremely comfortable for guests. I wanted them to be very nicely taken care of, with no stone unturned. More than anything, I wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy the night.

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vintage inspired centerpieces

We wanted our wedding to be colorful, light, fun, vintage, and with a pastel palette. DIY projects included – hotel bags, city highlights list in the hotel bag, water bottles with him/her labels on them, honeymoon map–I hand-sewed our honeymoon route onto a poster of Italy and had it displayed at the wedding, all of the Dad details, and my husband built cornhole boards while I painted a Tennessee (where I’m from) on one and a Kentucky (where he’s from) on the other.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Get a videographer—I regret not getting one so much! Also, make sure to start all of the projects you want to accomplish with plenty of time in advance–you don’t want to look back with regrets because you ran out of time. Have EVERYTHING done before the day of the rehearsal. I was still running around/directing people the day of the bridal luncheon/rehearsal dinner. It was very hard for me to be “present” for the bridal luncheon. My head was still spinning.

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Wedding Music:
Family Processional: “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
Bridal Party Processional: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” Deathcab for Cutie
Bride’s Processional: “Paradise,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz and Colbie Calliat
When they announced us as a couple on the porch before dinner, we walked out to the radio version of “Paradise” by Coldplay. I loved that song because I felt it reflected the bittersweetness that I felt that day.

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Tec Petaja / Wedding Venue and Florist: Cedarwood Weddings / Event Design: Cedarwood Weddings and Jessica Sloane / Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell (I ordered it from Australia!!) / Wedding Veil: Reilly family heirloom / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Assorted / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Indochino / Caterer: Chef Christopher / Popsicles: Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles / Drink Stirrers: BHLDN / Paper Goods: Designs in Paper

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Historic Cedarwood Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Karen of Historic Cedarwood and photographer Leslee Mitchell planned an entire styled shoot around Vera Wang’s “Harlow” gown, and it’s easy to see why — we could stare at it for days! Karen and Leslee brought in hints of white, green, and gray for this winter glam wedding shoot. We love the idea of providing a vodka bar for your guests, and offering hot cocoa as a yummy non-alcoholic option.


Rustic-Glam Birch and Barn Wedding

From the stylists: Rustic can be glamorous. This barn wedding styled shoot by Leslee Mitchell and Cedarwood Weddings centers around the ballet-inspired Vera Wang gown, Harlow. Vera says, “The way a dancer can bring the crowd to its feet with a drawn-out, well-executed pirouette: that’s the excitement I wanted to capture with Harlow.” The bride’s bouquet is as dramatic as her wedding gown using white Anthuriums, Wax Flower and hanging Amaranthus.


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Rustic-Glam Birch and Barn Wedding

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Rustic-Glam Birch and Barn Wedding

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Rustic-Glam Birch and Barn Wedding

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Our barn-loving Texas bride studied ballet for twelve years and always dreamed of a barn wedding. Using Cedarwood’s wedding barn as her rustic venue, we piled on sophisticated styling with a blend of glam and rustic décor. Fur covered Chiavari chair backs, birch and candles add a warmth to the space along with a softly lit altar of torn fabric and white flowers. Hot cocoa, vodka and sushi bars pamper guests. Living tree saplings are offered as “love grows” legacy favors. A wedding cake birch tree stand, paper goods featuring a birch design, hanging birch pole ‘chandeliers’ and a DIY birch garland tie together the birch and barn styling.


Rustic-Glam Birch and Barn Wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Leslee Mitchell / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Decor: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Dress: “Harlow” by Vera Wang, from Ivory and White / Fashion Styling Assistant: Opulent Couturier / Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC Salon / Catering: A Dream Come True / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Invitations and Paper Goods: Designs in Paper / Lighting: Uplight Events / Model: Janika Laine

Historic Cedarwood is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.

Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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No matter what, we’re pretty much guaranteed to love any wedding at the amazing Historic Cedarwood, and even more so when they’re photographed by the great Creative Push. Stephanie and Matt are college sweethearts who filled their wedding day with references to classic literature and poetry. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally crushing on the groomsmen’s gingham shirts!


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From the bride, Stephanie: Matthew and I met on the first day of college. He was chosen to pump up the crowd at an assembly and so he walked to the front of the auditorium, ripped off this shirt and ran around in front of hundreds of unknown freshmen. I looked at the girl sitting next to me and said, “I want to meet THAT guy!” Ten minutes later we we found ourselves in the same orientation group, became friends and grew closer together every day until he proposed!


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We involved our parents and guests in a Eucharist ceremony and we wrote our own vows. Matthew is in Divinity School at Duke University, and having our guests participate in a spiritual way was important to us and made our vows feel more powerful. Our ceremony felt like a very intimate and sacred event.


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historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

As an English major now teaching language arts, I wanted our wedding styling to reflect our love of literature and poetry. Our table decorations included eclectic and vintage decor including an antique typewriter, ink wells, books and framed poems… We used vintage tablecloths from the 50’s as table toppers and napkins were tied with tags printed with a literary quotes of famous authors. We covered our monogram with sheets from an antique book.


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Wedding Music:
We played classical music during the ceremony, bluegrass music at cocktail hour and Mowtown oldies and DuWop style music for the reception.
First Dance: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Ella Fitzgerald
Guests’ First Dance: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder

Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Creative Push / Flowers, Décor, Event styling and Planning: Cedarwood Weddings / Wedding Dress: Jasmine Couture / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ali Ro / Hair and Makeup: Salon FX / Wedding Caterer: A Dream Come True / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Transportation: Nashville Wedding Cars

Historic Cedarwood is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.

Pastel Nashville Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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There is no doubt that farm weddings have marked our summer with their charm. This one shot by Austin Gros at Historic Cedarwood is no exception. Full of sweet details from beginning to end, Paige and Ben’s wedding will leave you suspiring for a late summer southern soiree…Oodles more in the gallery.

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pastel Nashville farm wedding

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pastel Nashville farm wedding


pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding


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Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Venue, Flowers, Decor: Historic Cedarwood / Photographer: Austin Gros / Videographer: Ryan Bernal Films / Hair and Makeup: Salon P’Nash / Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor / Bride’s Hair Accessory: Oh My Deer / Groom’s Attire: Express / Catering: A Dream Come True / Cake: Patty Cakes / DJ: Hartley Entertainment / Transportation: Signature Limousine

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Nashville Rustic Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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We just received the prettiest, drool-worthy images from a photoshoot hosted and directed by Linda of Historic Cedarwood and captured by Kristyn Hogan. Love the collection of mistmatched vintage lanterns lining the path to the reception!

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Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding venue: Historic Cedarwood Photography: Kristyn Hogan / / Wedding & Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Magnolia Pearl / Clothing: Gypsy Chic / Custom Designed Jewelry: Katherine Parke, highlandgal@mac.com / Models: Sara and Erynn Lavagnino, Matt Harrison / Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC / Invitations and paper goods: Designs in Paper

Historic Cedarwood and Kristyn Hogan are members of Blue Label. To find more vendors in your area, click here. If you’re a vendor and would like to apply, please click here.

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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