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Wonderland Inspired Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

What better excuse to dress up in your frilliest dress and have a tea party than a sweet bridal shower? Event planners Everly Deer went all-out to throw a shower for one of their own teammates, Cassi, and they took on an Alice in Wonderland theme with endless whimsical details. Thanks to Jessie Holloway Photography for capturing the day!

Wonderland inspired bridal shower - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

From the event designers, Everly Deer: This event was extra special to us because we were celebrating our very own Cassi at her Bridal Tea Party! We had so much fun planning every detail of this event to create the perfect tea party for our gorgeous bride-to-be. Each guest had their own Wonderland inspired place setting, unique chair to sit in, the most adorable finger foods, and a flavored tea of their choice. Every inch of the long table was oozing with beautiful vintage finds and quirky knickknacks. Everyone gathered around to watch Cassi open her lovely gifts in front of this gorgeous wall that we decorated to make for a whimsical backdrop. We so love creating memories of events that will last a lifetime, even our own! A huge thank you to the incredible Jessie Holloway Photography for capturing every detail, and to everyone who came out to spend the afternoon in Wonderland celebrating the bride-to-be! Dearest congrats to you, Cassi!

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mismatched wedding decor - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

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Alice in Wonderland wedding - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Wonderland inspired bridal shower - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

bridal shower inspiration - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Wonderland inspired bridal shower - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Wonderland inspired bridal shower - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

vintage tea party - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Wonderland inspired bridal shower - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

wonderland inspiration - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

wildflower floral arrangement - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

vintage inspired tablescapes - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Alice in Wonderland wedding - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

Alice in Wonderland themes - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

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cake tables - photo by Jessie Holloway Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wonderland-inspired-bridal-shower

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Event Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Jessie Holloway Photography / Event Design: Everly Deer / Venue: Private Residence

Inspiration Shoot Turned Surprise Proposal

Wedding Design

This summery sweet wedding shoot styled by Krista and Lauren Southern Soiree is full of pretty as they come. So you can picture us chanting a big fat Awww in unisom when Jessie Holloway Photography captured the volunteering couple’s proposal. Read on for the story – Lauren and Krista are also sharing how they made some of the details you see throughout the shoot!

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Some DIY secrets from Krista and Lauren of Southern Soiree

How to make dream catcher inspired ribbon hoops (picture above):
What you’ll need: various sizes of metal rings (Hobby Lobby has them), twine or yarn, assortment of ribbons and feathers, & scissors.

Tie a knot with the yarn on the ring and wrap until the entire ring is covered then tie another knot to secure. Take the yarn and crisscross it through the center of the ring to create the pattern. Tie to secure. Cut strips of ribbon and tie to the bottom of the ring.

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Surprise Proposal

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Seafoam Painted Glass:

What you’ll need: collect glass or acrylic vases, candle holders, drinking glasses from Goodwill or a thrift store. You will also need food coloring, a paint brush, a bowl, & Elmer’s glue.

Combine food coloring and Elmer’s glue in a bowl. Amount of food coloring depends on how intense you want the shade. Using long smooth strokes, paint the items. I recommend practicing first as it takes a little skill to prevent bubbling and streaks!

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Surprise Proposal

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Surprise Proposal

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Shoot Location: Murfreesboro, TN / Photographer: Jessie Holloway Photography / Wedding Dress: b. Hughes Bridal Formal / Flowers: Geny’s Flowers / Event Design: Southern Soiree / Wedding Cake: Sweetface Cakes / Invitation Designer: Prim and Paper

Houston Station Wedding

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You might say I have a little obsession with all things Nashville myself, so when I saw the wedding of newlyweds Jessie and Austin sent over by Jessie Holloway Photography, I did a little dance. Houston Station was the perfect setting for the couple’s reception, with its warm atmosphere and easy styling. And don’t miss the cake from The Bake Shoppe, a perfectly ruffled confection!

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From the bride, Jessie: We love all things Nashville, vintage, and are passionate about music. We wanted a slightly less formal event that showcased our personalities and made everyone feel at home. We wanted to spend the entire day surrounded by people we love and making great memories.


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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

Our floral/event designer best described our theme as “a little bit southern, and a little bit rock and roll.” We used soft peaches and pinks mixed with a “mason jar” blue to keep with the vintage southern theme. My grandmother and great aunt made homemade jams for the biscuit bar and then also to handout to guests as favors.


Houston Station Nashville Wedding

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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Hire a planner! It was the best decision I made. I would also suggest that brides stay true to themselves and incorporate their personality into the wedding. After all, it is your day.


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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Tupelo Honey,” Van Morrison
Bridal Processional: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Recessional: “Bright Side of the Road,” Van Morrison
First Dance: “Hung the Moon,” Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Wedding Photographer: Jessie Holloway Photography / Ceremony Venue: Owen Chapel / Reception Venue: Houston Station / Event Planner: A Delightful Day Event Planning / Wedding Flowers: Brocade Nashville / Wedding Dress: Casablanca / Wedding Veil: Toni Federici / Wedding Shoes: Dillards / Hair and Makeup: Meagan Murrah of Tangles Salon, Hendersonville TN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dillards / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Ties: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Bacon and Caviar Catering / Wedding Cake: The Bake Shoppe / Ice Cream Sandwiches: The Sugar Wagon / DJ: High Tone Entertainment / Linens and Coverings: Southern Events Party Rental / Wedding Invitations: Brocade Nashville / Transportation: Grand Avenue