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Intimate Nashville Wedding with a Blush Kimono Gown

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Teale Photography

Not only is this bride’s blush pink kimono wedding gown a show-stopper in itself, it was an affordable find from ASOS! Mary Katherine and Matt had a day that was as nontraditional and eclectic as they are, with bridesmaids in all white and a guitar shaped wedding cake. The unbeatable combination of Teale Photography and Cedarwood Weddings did fantastic work on this one!

Eclectic Nashville Wedding with a Blush Kimono Gown - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

From the event planners and designers, Cedarwood Weddings: Mary Katherine and Matt raised the eclectic bar at their artisanal countryside Cedarwood wedding celebrating love, music and indie style. Mary Katherine and Matt wanted a colorful, unexpected and non-traditional take on wedding design. For starters: Mary Katherine wore an exquisite silk Kimono gown in the softest shade of blush, which she ordered online from ASOS! In a reverse from the norm, her bridesmaids wore white dresses, each one uniquely hand-picked for a mismatched but cohesive look. Guys wore their own versions of navy (jeans welcomed!) And the flowers… starting with blooms in the bride’s hair – the loveliest peonies and ranunculus – which also grace gorgeous, flowing-ribbon bouquets. And fresh, green garlands everywhere.

rustic wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

bride with flowers in hair - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

bridesmaids in white - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

boho ceremony backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

blush pink kimono wedding dress

grooms attire - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

Mary Katherine and Matt met at a music festival and their eclectic style was studded with colorful, vintage glass, soft-colored blooms and of course, music. Because Matt works in the entertainment industry in tour production, he is well connected with artists, and gathered a group of musician friends to play reggae at their reception! We love Matt’s guitar-shaped groom’s cake, replicating his tattoo design (a surprise from his bride) and a tribute to the music that brought them together. Their lovely May Cedarwood Wedding celebration was impeccably photographed by Teale Photography, and we are smitten these images, and this day.

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wedding inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

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honey wedding favors - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

naked wedding cake - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

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wedding getaway - http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-nashville-wedding-with-a-blush-kimono-gown

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Teale Photography

Wedding Coordination, Event and Floral Design, and Venue

Cedarwood Weddings

Wedding Dress

ASOS

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Ceremony Music

Rebecca Baumbach

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Designs in Paper

Alchemy Inspired Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Here’s an absolutely inspiring wedding styled shoot with a botanical, ethereal feel. With its clean and modern palette of creamy whites and various shades of soft green, Julie Paisley Photography captured the natural styling of Cedarwood Weddings‘ alchemy-themed wedding shoot. Adding geodes and quartz to wedding tablescapes and other decor elements are a hot wedding trend right now, and we love how the white quartz is perched as a cake topper. Our eyes are loving those tulips, but we’re so smitten over the foliage and the greenery, especially as they snake out in the terrariums. Such a fun concept!

white and green wedding colors - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, Cedarwood Weddings: Our Alchemy wedding inspiration uses natural elements like quartz crystals, minerals, and light to elevate event design to an ethereal expression of love. Styling is subtle, a delicate balance of earth and fire. Hues of pale green and mint floral and décor – including hand blown glass terrariums encasing mysteriously exotic air plants – are elegantly natural. Candlelight warms and reflects the neutral reception setting, as sunlight illuminates our gorgeous bride’s golden hour photo session with Julie Paisley.

light grey wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding hair - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding ceremony setup - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding chair decor - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

Vellum invitations and paper goods continue the touch of lightness in design. Elements are carefully curated to represent the connection between heaven and earth, including rock candy decorated cocktails and cake, and an altar of branches grounding a suspended installation of candles and air plants. Guests participate in the mystery with unopened crystal geode favors. Carol Hannah’s AZURITE gown, which “celebrates feminine strength and mystery”, is stunning both in the color and luxurious use of fine flowing fabrics that gracefully drape our bride as she frolics in the estate meadow. Carol Hannah’s Dew Headpiece is a fine embellishment of glass beading and brass wire that is flexible enough to use in any hairstyle.

air plant bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

botanical wedding ideas - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding tablescapes - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

tulip centerpieces - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

vellum paper ideas - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

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blue wedding drinks - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

bridal portraits - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding stationery - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

white quartz cake toppers - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

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romantic wedding gowns - http://ruffledblog.com/alchemy-inspired-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julie Paisley Photography

Event Design, Floral Design, and Styling

Cedarwood Weddings

Venue

Cedarwood

Wedding Dress and Headpiece

Carol Hannah

Hair and Makeup

Studio BBC

Jewelry

Jabel Jewelry

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Designs in Paper

Cupid’s Arrow Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jenna Henderson

Here’s a shoot featuring a lovely marriage between modern and industrial that we just can’t get enough of today. These colors have us all googly-eyed and feeling hopelessly romantic, while Jenna Henderson‘s chronicling of the day via photographs have us falling hard for this chic juxtaposition. Kennedy Occasions‘s lush floral arrangements do this shoot so much justice and they were the perfect, bright pop of pinks to accompany such a fun styled shoot.

valentine's day inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer and shoot designer, Jenna Henderson: We drew our inspiration from Cupid’s arrow, finding fun ways to sneak the arrow into our decor including an arrow through the bouquet, cake, and on the paper goods. We also loved the romance of the lush florals and rich colors, and to contrast the softness, we selected an urban industrial location and a chic Edison bulb lighting installment. The result is a romantic, intimate wedding full of industrial chic touches.

Cupid's Arrow Wedding Inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

blush and scarlet wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

sweetheart chairs - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding tablescapes - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

burgundy taper candles - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

pink wedding bouquets - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

groom's red boutonnieres - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

modern and romantic wedding style - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

With such a fun lighting installment overhead, we totally welcome contrasting styles like this. Finding an industrial space for your wedding venue doesn’t mean that you have to go the modern route when it comes to style and design. Stick to your guns if you want to dress a contemporary space in sumptuous linens, dreamy centerpieces, and romantic elements. The huge plus about venues like this are that they tend to carry a very neutral color palette, so design it to your heart’s content.

wedding place settings - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

ball gown wedding dresses - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding menu - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

hot pink wedding centerpieces - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding invitations - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

pink and red wedding decor - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding ideas - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding cocktails - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding cakes - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

centerpiece ideas - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding desserts - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding photography - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Shoot Design

Jenna Henderson

Floral Design and Decor

Kennedy Occasions

Venue

Greenbrier Distillery (The Oak Room)

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Locks by Leslie

Groom's Attire

Street Tuxedo

Wedding Cake

Morgan Bargers

Rentals

Liberty Party Rentals

Vintage Armchairs

Stockroom Vintage

Lighting

Bright Events

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Designs in Paper

Models

Tyler and Kelli Wellman

Moody Black and White Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Let’s just say we’ve never seen a black and white wedding setting we didn’t like. This one, captured by Abigail Bobo Photography and styled by Sage Nines Event Production is no exception. They took a moody approach with this classic color duo and the results are absolutely scrumptious.

modern wedding dresses - photo by Abigail Bobo Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-black-and-white-wedding-ideas

From the event and floral designer, Sage Nines Event Production: The inspiration behind this shoot came from a favorite black and ivory tapestry that I found. I love that black is making such a comeback in weddings, but wanted to feature it in an edgy and less formal setting than I have typically seen it. Our bride and groom models, Brittainy and Brandon, are married in real life but had eloped to Mexico, so it was a perfect opportunity for them to get dressed up again and enjoy having Abigail Bobo capture some more sweet images of them! Brittainy wore a stunning two piece dress by Bo and Luca from The Dress Theory, which was a perfect blend of elegance and edge. We dressed the maids in all black, which gave me the liberty to go in any direction with the florals. I literally had no preconceived notions about a color palette and just went with what looked amazing at the wholesaler that week, which turned out to be white anemones with black centers, orange ranunculus, and coral charm peonies.
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Wedding Vendors

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.

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

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

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

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

neutral metallic bridesmaid dresses - 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

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

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

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.

kraft paper seating chart - 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

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

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

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

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

cake cutting - 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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Elegant Nashville Fall Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

Listen up, guys and gals… It’s actually a bit absurd how good this wedding from Austin Gros and Big Events Wedding is. I’m just going to warn you now that you’ll probably want to set aside some time to soak in all the details, because they’re not even just good, they’re everywhere. Adair and Kane’s wedding in Nashville is the perfect welcome for fall, which is just right around the corner!

elegant Nashville fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

From the bride, Adair: Kane and I both felt very strongly about getting married in Nashville. We had both left our homes and moved to Nashville alone to start a life for ourselves. And roughly seven years later, we were starting to put our family roots down in Nashville together. Kane also wanted to get married in the fall. The native trees in Australia don’t turn and Tennessee has one of prettiest displays of fall foliage known to man. He wanted his family and friends to experience that and I loved the idea of everyone coming to our town and getting to experience a little piece of our life.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ring box - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

pastel toned bouquet - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, various types of eucalyptus to pay homage to my husband’s homeland, as well as kangaroo paw and gum nuts. Orchids, ranunculus, hydrangeas etc…

ceremony setup - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

flower girl floral crown - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony processional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

I wanted the day/night to move progressively and we wanted each space to be different from the last. The flowers and decor were to get deeper in color, as the daylight got more scarce. Each space would be slightly more elegant than the last. The ceremony would be during daylight with softer colors of blush, nude and cream and more natural, organically shaped arrangements. The cocktail hour at the pavilion would be at dusk and more color was introduced in the arrangements and decor. With sunset at 6:02 and dinner at 6:15 the greenhouse would be illuminated with candlelight and moonlight and would be dripping in jewel toned, lush arrangements with a bit more structure.

wedding portraits - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant fall reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

We wanted the day to feel intimate and private. We chose to have only 65 of our closest family and friends. It was really important to us that the day be about us officially starting our lives together. We didn’t want to invite anyone out of obligation. We also didn’t want to meet anyone for the first time on the most important day of our lives. We wanted to enjoy the day and actually get a chance to speak to everyone that we hold so dearly to us. It wasn’t just about us, it was about us sharing the moment with everyone that has supported us and helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. We also chose to not have any bridesmaids or groomsmen for this very reason. Everyone attending has been a part of our lives separately or together and made an incredible impact on us.

fall table setting - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic wedding reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor tented reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

hanging wedding decor - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

It’s really hard to pick just one moment for a favorite. The first moment we saw each other will always be what I think about. How his face lit up like a little kid excited to see Santa Claus. I had several people tell me after the ceremony that they had never seen a happier groom. We both loved the moment after we walked up the aisle as husband and wife. We finally got to see each other and catch up for the first time all day. We sat in the horse drawn carriage while our guests were taken to cocktail hour and talked about how we were so impressed that neither of us cried and how excited we were for the rest of the day. We spent the next hour getting our family photos and then our bridal photos snapped and had a ball. The pressure was off and it was party time.

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant cake table - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

nighttime reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

fireworks - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Austin Gros

Event Design, Planning, Flowers, and Paper Goods

Big Events Wedding

Wedding Dress

Anne Barge

Catering

Kristen Winston Catering

Wedding Cake

Dessert Designs

Breads

Provence

Wedding Music

Johnny Hayes Band

Rentals

Southern Events

Tent

Music City Tents & Events

Stemware

Classic Events

Flatware

12th Table

Menu Napkins

Sideshow Sign Co.

Draping

Visual Elements

Lighting

Nashville Event Lighting

Horse and Antique Carriage

Elizabeth of Keith's Carriage Company

Fireworks

Kozmic Lazer Show

Wedding Invitations

Tenn Hens Design

Calligraphy

Mary Deaton Heldman

Roma Red Wedding Inspiration in Nashville

Wedding Design

Photos by:

The Big Fake Wedding recently made their way back to Nashville for another bridal show event, this time planning the day around a “Roma red” theme. Deep rich red tones were in the spotlight, and an appreciation for the simplicity of Italian family dinner tables led the way at the reception.

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

wedding favor boxes - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

romantic Italian inspired invitations - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

table numbers on easels - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville


casto
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roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

romantic Italian inspired invitations - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

dramatic tablescape - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

beige and white wedding cake - photo by Melanie Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville


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roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

Claire Pettibone wedding gown - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville

roma red wedding inspiration in Nashville - photo by Laura Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/roma-red-wedding-inspiration-in-nashville


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And of course, don’t miss the behind-the-scenes video from Casey & Kristin:

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Inspiration Board (Roma Red) Credits:
Cinzia Bruschini, Lucky Luxe, Oh So Beautiful Paper (OSBP), Jose Villa, Ely Fair, Little White Dress Bridal Boutique, Rochelle Cheever, Cambria Grace

Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Casto Photography & Cinema, Melanie Grady Photography, Laura Kay Photography

Day-Of Coordination

Bella Bleu Weddings and Events

Floral + Event Design: Head Table, Personal Flowers + Tables 5, 6)

Rosemary and Finch

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 2, 3, 4)

Yellow Rose Co.

Venue

The Cannery Ballroom

Wedding Dress

Borrowing Magnolia

Jewelry

Shane Co.

Wedding Band

Rachel Rogers & The Real Good Feel Goods

Hair

Abby Artistry

Skin Care

Rodan + Fields

Skinny Wraps

Wraps by Sarah

Health + Lifestyle

Neighborhood Barre Nashville

Bridesmaid Attire

Brideside

Catering

Chef Penelope’s Catering

Bar + Staffing

D&D Events Management

Wedding Cake

Lil Cakes and Custom Creations

Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s

Specialty Lighting + Pipe and Drape

Nashville Audio Visual

Photo Booth

Shutterbooth Photo & Video Booths

Wedding Dance Choreographer

Charlie Knows Homes

Favors

Two Vintage Drums

Gift Baskets

Batch

Videography

Casey & Kristin

Transportation

Nashville Wedding Trolley

Wedding Invitations: Tan and brown, hand-lettered tri-fold suite)

Prints for Events

Save the Dates + Invitations: French-inspired watercolor suite

Simply Jessica Marie

Paper Good Accents

Caroline Creates

Title Sponsor

Shane Co.

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Ferrari

National Travel Vendor

Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

MEDIA PARTNERS

MyWedding, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide, Black Sheep Bride, Wedding 101, Ashley’s Bride Guide, Wander Knot

Creative Nashville Wedding with Art Installations

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Eden Frangipane

The bride’s BHLDN gown, the organic centerpieces, the incredible art installations for the ceremony and the reception — these are just a few of our favorite things from Ashlee and Brent’s wedding in Nashville, TN. Eden Frangipane and Modern Vintage Events were the all-stars responsible for bringing together all the finishing touches, and to say they knocked it out of the park might just be the understatement of the year.

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

From the event designer, Modern Vintage Events: Ashlee and Brent are true creatives. She is a chef at Silly Goose, a farm-to-table restaurant and he is a design mastermind for Fort Houston, a creative gym in Nashville. Their wedding was full of creative touches, art installations and fun. Ashlee paid attention to each and every detail, from the food catered by her restaurant to the pressed menu flowers, gold leafed miniature horses, organic floral centerpieces and beautiful art installations for the ceremony and reception.

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bride and groom - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

organic bouquet with anemones - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony setup - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

wedding ceremony - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

wedding ceremony processional - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

They got married at a working farm in Nashville and had amazing farm-to-table food, an assortment of pies and crafted cocktails. Everyone enjoyed lawn games including archery complete with headdresses. Everything from Ashlee’s dress to the hanging chandeliers felt very artsy and very Anthropologie. Ashlee pulled up to the ceremony in a 1961 Cadillac DeVille. The flowers were flowy and vibrant and popped perfectly against her vintage-inspired dress. Brent’s blue suit complimented everything perfectly.

wedding ceremony - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony recessional - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bridesmaid dress - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

hanging flowers - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

Their ceremony may have been one of my favorites. One of her friends put together the flower installations and she brought rugs from her parent’s home to put under the architecture on the farm. They had musicians and their music included anything from “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys to “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt. Both their mothers did readings during the ceremony.

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

organic centerpiece - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processionals: “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
Bridal Processional: “If I Needed You,” Townes Van Zandt
Recessional: “I Only Want to Be With You,” Bay City Rollers
First Dance: “Ain’t That Love,” Ray Charles
Father/Daughter Dance: “All I Have to do is Dream,” Everly Brothers
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles

Wedding Vendors

Monochromatic Bride Flower Guide

Flower Guide

Photos by:

We’re super excited to share today’s shoot with you, put together by the wonderful Amy Nicole Photography and Violet Floral Design. This duo dreamed up a few different bridesmaid looks in monochrome palettes — a pink, a purple, and a green — with makeup, hair, and flowers to complement each one. While these are great ideas for bridesmaids, we also love that they’d work perfectly for a bride who’s open to some fun color for her own wedding look!

monochromatic bride flower guide - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

From the photographer, Amy Nicole Photography: Tricia Egan of Violet Floral Design and I envisioned a monochromatic shoot with three different color families to inspire some different bridesmaid looks + styles + approaches. We chose the color families Green shades, Purple shades and Peach/Pink shades and then selected a bridesmaid dress, hair and makeup looks, fresh florals, and hand painted canvas backgrounds (by us!) that all kept within each color family. Each model has a different style; Boho, Preppy and Vintage. See below for the details from each color.

preppy peach bouquet - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide
Bouquet Recipe: Peonies, Garden Roses, Poppies, Ranunculus.
Our Preppy Peach bridesmaid wore a Posy by Kirribilla gown in the style “Willa.” Her hair was done in a classic chic french twist with a fresh peony garnish, she wore Stella and Dot jewels, and she had fizzy peach cheeks, bright eye color and a light coral lip.

peach wedding accessories - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

peach makeup - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

peach bouquet ribbons - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

floral wedding hair - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

boho green bouquet - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide
Bouquet Recipe: Hellebores, Poppies, Ranunculus, Victoria, Astilbe, Frilly Tulips.
Our Boho Green bridesmaid wore the Papercrown “Breanna” dress in Dusty Aqua crepe fabric. She wore a loose side braid with florals intertwined, and had a gray eyeshadow with a punch of blush and a Raspberry lip.

green bouquet ribbons - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

wedding hair with greenery - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

wedding henna - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

bouquet with greenery - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

vintage purple bouquet - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide
Bouquet Recipe: Lilac, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Triple Tulips.
The Vintage Purple bridesmaid wore Adrianna Papell’s “Beaded Art Nouveau Blouson” gown. Her hair was styled in finger waves pinned to the side, and she was done up with dramatic plum eyes, bronzed cheeks with a soft blush lip.

purple bouquet - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

hair with finger waves - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

finger waves - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

purple and fuchsia bouquet - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochromatic-bride-flower-guide

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Irish Inspired Wedding in Nashville

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Morgan Trinker

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with an Irish inspired wedding in Nashville, Tennessee? Ginger and Zack made their wedding day completely unique to them as a couple, bringing together their love of travel (especially Ireland and Scotland), Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and woodland creatures — and everything worked together perfectly thanks to a stellar team of vendors including Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Rosemary and Finch.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

From the bride, Ginger: Zack loves rustic and handcrafted, and I love vintage and whimsical. It is a little difficult to summarize/label, because we basically just tried to roll all of our favorite things up into one brown paper package. However, the central thought that started it all was when we were wishing that money didn’t exist or that we could teleport our whole family to Ireland or Scotland to experience our favorite places and play tribute to our families’ heritage.

vintage wedding accessories - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

green and gold wedding shoes - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

textured bouquets - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

orange and green bouquet - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville
Bouquet recipe: Orange ranunculus, succulents, anemones, white garden roses / “coffee break roses”, blue thistles, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, etc.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

flower girls - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Since we couldn’t have everyone travel to those magical places, we first wanted to bring some of the adventure of a travel theme to our wedding. Then we wanted to incorporate our love for romance and epic stories (some personal favorites being Braveheart, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones… yes, we are shameless nerds). Finally, we wanted to highlight the Lindsey Scottish crest, which is very important to us. When we were first dating, we noticed that the crest happens to feature a swan with a crown — and Swan is my maiden name. Zack gave me the crest on a kilt pin on the night he proposed, and it was a special symbol of our families coming together. We pictured colors like stone, emerald/moss, orange/copper, latte and ivory — which fit our love for all things woodland, rustic, and autumn. Basically, if you imagine a woodland elf marrying an adventurous hobbit in a moss-covered stone castle on a green, grassy hill in Ireland… then you get it.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Harry Potter themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

groomsmen bow tie - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Our first DIY project we did was creating our own save-the-dates using a vintage 1940s postcard of our wedding venue. Zack’s biggest undertaking was brewing two specialty beers for our reception to go with our catering menu. He brewed a Harvest Spiced Ale and a Dark Wolf Lager, which took many months preparation. I collected green bottles that were being thrown out or recycled during the year and saved them to be used for simple floral decor. Zack plays the bagpipes and nearly was a kilted groom, so to replace his kilt we incorporated the family tartan in other areas: groom pocket square and boutonniere, ring bearer suspenders, my DIY garter, etc. Our escort cards were miniature boarding passes which directed guests to their “destination” which were labeled by table numbers made with maps. We had handwritten dinner menus, ceremony programs, and maps to the reception modeled after the “Marauder’s Map” from Harry Potter. Zack made peanut butter (using peanuts from our garden) and beer bottle openers (from repurposed wood) for his groomsmen, and I sewed spirit animal tote bags for my bridal party.

travel escort cards - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

unique wedding lighting - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

barn wedding reception - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Right after the wedding I wrote these down, because I didn’t want to forget how I felt immediately after the whirlwind was over. 1. Spending time on the personalized details makes it so much more meaningful, enjoyable, and memorable for everyone. Sometimes we were cursing our DIY ideas a few hours after we were already into them, but in the end you only get one wedding so why not just spend a little extra time? (That being said, don’t procrastinate any DIY ideas… better to just let those go. ha!) 2. Go ahead and start preparing yourself for the crazy, relative perspectives of time on your wedding day. The 10 minutes you are waiting to walk down the aisle is going to feel like more than an hour, and then the 4 hours of your reception is also going to feel like less than an hour! In both, just try to notice every little thing you can and take it all in. 3. No matter how much work you put in– especially if you happen to have crazy, big families like we do — you can’t control other people and their circumstances. Just communicate and communicate until you feel blue in the face… and then just let go, have fun, and “que sera sera!”

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

travel themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

family crest wedding cake - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Acoustic version of “Blessed Assurance”, acoustic cover of Kate Rusby’s “Blooming Heather”
Bride’s Processional: “Gift of a Thistle / The Braveheart Theme” on uilleann pipes
Recessional: A special arrangement of “The Raider’s March” (Indiana Jones Theme)
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Father/Daughter Dance: “You Put This Love in my Heart,” Keith Green
Mother/Son Dance: “Sweet Child of Mine,” Sheryl Crow

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography

Wedding Planning

Kelly Dellinger Events

Floral Design

Rosemary and Finch

Ceremony Venue

Scarritt Bennett Center

Reception Venue

Houston Station

Wedding Dress

Pronovias "Balta"

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles

Cathedral Veil

Bella Couture

Cage Veil and Heirloom Belt

Sarah Miller Art

Jewelry

Anemone Jewelry, Giador Fine Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Couture, BHLDN, ModCloth, Bridesmaids Inc

Groom's Attire

ASOS, Pocket Square Clothing

Cufflinks

The Minted Magpie

Catering

Martha Stamps

Wedding Cake

Church Street Coffee & Books

Uilleann Pipes

Dave Boling

Guitar and Vocals

Katherine Mex, Preston Lovinggood

Music Arrangements

Landon Rogan

Strings

Lori Cheng & Richard Hsiung

DJ

Jared Foldy

Wedding Invitation Design

Alethea & Ruth via Minted

Personalized Stationery Elements

Sarah Miller Art, Worth Writing

Videography

Matt G Video

Transportation

Matchless Transportation

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Today we’re bringing you the third Nashville NotWedding event, which uses Wuthering Heights for inspiration and brings everything together in cool tones that are simply perfect for winter. The night was capped off with a decadent amount of sweets, from a wedding cake to ice cream to a groom’s cake and so much more.

floral wedding bouquet - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

cardboard table numbers - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

table number ideas - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by Photography Anthology http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration


View more photos + details from Photography Anthology

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration

cake cutting - photo by Josie Kay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-purple-and-grey-wedding-inspiration


View more photos + details from Josie Kay Photography

bridal party - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

Elegant Grey and Purple Wedding Inspiration - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

NotWedding Nashville - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

garden inspired centerpieces - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration

iced cake flowers - photo by Our Ampersand Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-grey-and-purple-wedding-inspiration


View more photos + details from Our Ampersand Photography

Don’t miss the highlight film from The Kellys’ Productions:

Event Location: Nashville, TN / Photography and Rehearsal Dinner: Our Ampersand Photography / Photographer: Photography Anthology / Photographer: Josie Kay Photography / Day-Of Coordination and Floral + Event Design (Table 7): Elliott Events LLC / Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 4, 6): Events by Elaine / Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1, 3, 5): Modern Vintage Events / Venue: Ruby Nashville / Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Wedding 101 / Wedding Dress: The Bride Room / Hair: Salon Nfuse / Makeup: Michelle Brooke / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bella Bridesmaids / Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo / Catering: G Catering & Events / Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: The Frosted Affair / Cupcakes: Connie Cakes / Desserts: Ben & Jerry’s / Desserts Bar: The Sweet Trend / Ceremony Musician: Sereno Strings / Entertainment: Kari & Billy LLC / Photobooth: Nashville Photoboot / Event Rentals: Liberty Party Rental / Wedding Invitations: Nesting Project / Menus and Menu Cards: Memoria Design / Save the Dates: J. Amber Creative / Videographer: The Kellys’ Productions / Transportation: Nashville Party Bus / Health Services: Nashville HealthNote / Wedding Website Builder: SquareSpace / National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel / National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth / National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari / Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Inspire Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Weddings, Weddings 101 Nashville, Perfect Wedding Guide, and Ashley’s Bride Guide

Bloomsbury Farm Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Faith Teasley

When incredibly talented wedding professionals get together for photography workshops, we can’t possibly help but want to share the gorgeous results with you all. This is precisely what happened when we saw this stylish shoot from Faith Teasley, Ginny Au, and Kelly Lenard at Tennessee’s Bloomsbury Farm. Get ready to see all sorts of peachy wedding inspiration and romantic style:

Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Faith Teasley: The beautiful hills surrounding Nashville, Tennessee provided the perfect backdrop at the Belle Lumière workshop last month. In addition to learning from some of the industry’s finest, we had the opportunity to photograph some truly stunning styled shoots. The incredible Ginny Au brought her amazing vision to life – every detail was perfect. Lexi Vornberg and the team truly made the workshop a very memorable experience!

white blue invitations - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

wild wedding bouquets - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding invitations - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

mismatched boutonnieres - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

rustic place settings - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

bouquets in chairs - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

classic place settings - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

romantic floral centerpieces - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

floral centerpieces - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration

Bloomsbury Farm wedding inspiration - photo by Faith Teasley http://ruffledblog.com/bloomsbury-farm-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Smyrna, TN / Photographer: Faith Teasley / Styling: Ginny Au / Floral Design: Kelly Lenard / Venue: Bloomsbury Farm / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via The Dress Theory / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros / Model: Caylin Cervetti / Wedding Invitations: Abany Bauer (Brown Linen) / Rentals: 12th Table / Cameras: Contax Rental / Film Processing: Film Box Lab / Workshop: Belle Lumière / Host: Lexi Vornberg / Teachers: Ryan Bernal, Austin Gros, and Elisa Bricker

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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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

The 2nd NotWedding Nashville

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Last year we shared the first NotWedding Nashville, and today we have a recap of this year’s event. Same town, different faux wedding! The 2nd Nashville NotWedding is full of texture and earthy elements. The event throws a fake wedding for engaged couples to see what the pros can do in real life for their own weddings, encouraging participating vendors to work together to showcase a cohesive event.

The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/

The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Cassidy Carson -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/

Photos above by Cassidy Carson Photography


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Hannah Elaine Photography

The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The 2nd NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Hannah Elaine -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/

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Maile Lani Photography

The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/
The NotWedding Nashville - photo by Maile Lani -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-nashville/

Photos above by Maile Lani Photography


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Down to Earth wedding ideas
Photo sources, from left to right, from top to bottom: Ozzy Garcia, Paige Jones, Anna Williams, Agnetha Home, Jose Villa, Elizabeth Messina, Claire Pettibone

Venue: Events at 1 Cannery Row / Rehearsal Dinner: Edgehill Café / Photography + Save the Date: Cassidy Carson Photography / Photography + Styled Shoot: Hannah Elaine Photography / Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Maile Lani Photography / Day-of Coordination + Event Design (Table Numbers 13, 14, 15): Creative Designs & Events / Event Design (Head Table + Table Numbers 3, 6, 9, 12) Events by Elaine / Floral Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Table Numbers 2, 5, 8, 11): Rosemary & Finch Floral Design / Event & Floral Design (Bridal Party Flowers + Table Numbers 1, 4, 7, 10): Shay Brown Events / Invitations: Nesting Project / Programs: With Love Paper Goods / Save the Dates: Green Bean Paper Company / Menus: J. Amber Creative / Local Handcrafted Goods + Gifts: Batch Nashville / Paper Accents: Liddabits Design Shop / Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo / Bridal Party Attire: The Bride Room / Hair: Salon Nfuse / Makeup: Hayley Bidez Makeup Artistry / Perfume: Flower Acre / Catering: Chef Penelope’s Catering / Wedding Cake: Frosted Affair / Cupcakes: Connie Cakes / Desserts: Ben & Jerry’s / Event Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental / Entertainment: Snyder Entertainment / Photobooth: Snyder Entertainment / Wooden + Iron Accents: Narrow Gate Artisans / Travel: 2 Travel Anywhere, LLC / Transportation: F.A.D.D.S. Party Bus / Health + Wellness: Nashville Healthnote / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / National Linen Vendor: Linen Tablecloth / National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari / Media Partners: flower Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Weddings, Wedding 101 Nashville, Ashley’s Bride Guide

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!

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

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

wedding inspiration - 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

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

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

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

Travellers Rest Nashville Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Q Avenue Photo

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and we think newlyweds Kari and Colin would agree given their beaming faces in these images from Q Avenue Photo. The couple made their way down from their home in New York City to the bride’s home of Nashville, where they threw a relaxed party of a wedding for their closest friends and family, with a little help from Modern Vintage Events.

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

From the bride, Kari: Colin and I live in New York City but decided to have our wedding in my hometown of Nashville because we thought it a better setting for the type of wedding we wanted. Being from two different parts of the country, we knew this would probably be the only time in our lives that all of our most favorite people would be in the same place at the same time. Therefore, our priority was throwing a fantastic party to celebrate our marriage with our friends and family. We are both pretty simple, low key people and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. The venue we chose was beautiful and fit our idea of modest but warm and cozy. The grounds are amazingly diverse in setting. We had the ceremony in the front of the house, blanketed under huge magnolia and gingko trees; the cocktail hour was on the house’s sweeping side porch, overflowing into the gardens; and the reception was in the barn in the back. I loved the change of scenery and the creativity it allowed in decor. Plus, the venue was so beautiful itself, it didn’t require a ton of work to make it look good!

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

orange bridal bouquets - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

grooms boutonniere - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

The best part of planning (and the advice I would remind anyone planning their own wedding!) was realizing we could actually do whatever we wanted. We didn’t have religious ties nor any traditions to uphold, so we were able to make the day as eclectic and hodgepodge as we wanted. I asked both my parents to walk me down the aisle because I’d seen it in another wedding and liked it; we asked a college friend to be our officiant, and he created an amazing theme about friends, family, and stories; in lieu of readings, we each had a friend speak during the ceremony as an introduction to us, with our officiant then pulling the stories together to introduce marriage; we wrote our own vows. Our ceremony was high energy with lots of laughter. I loved it because it wasn’t possible to make a mistake. There was no protocol or no “right” way to behave. It was wonderful to remember that throughout the day, and remember that we were there to celebrate with those we loved; nothing could possible make the day turn sour—even the mega downpour that struck an hour before the wedding!

rainy day weddings - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

bouquet ceremony decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

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wedding decor streamers - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

In terms of decor, we didn’t choose a theme, rather just chose what we liked. We used wildflowers because they don’t limit your color palette. All the decorations were handmade by friends and family. Colin and I are both very bookish, so we threw in small details like old books and library check-out cards for decor. It felt so rewarding as our guests constantly came up to us and said, “It’s so YOU.” I asked my bridesmaids to pick their own light peach dress, and Colin decked his groomsmen out in matching shirts and pants, adding accessories of their choice. We told our guests to wear something comfortable — suits and ties discouraged. We only had one rule: if you own a seersucker suit, you must wear it. (This is the South, after all!)

seating charts - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

escort cards - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

library escort cards - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

vintage inspired centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

barn inspired receptions - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

Any advice to couples planning their weddings now? Think about everything you want in a great party, and then make that your wedding. Don’t focus on the little details from the beginning. If you want to have a wonderful big family dinner, prioritize the food and floor plan. If you want to dance all night, get a huge dance floor and an amazing DJ. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding; make the day exactly what you want it to be, and with your friends and family there, it will be an amazing, memorable day for all.

reception table numbers - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

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Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

vintage inspired centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

sweetheart reception tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

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Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding


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Processional: “Blackbird,” The Beatles
Recessional: “That’s What’s Up,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power; “1200 Miles,” Shovels & Rope

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Q Avenue Photo / Event Planning and Design: Modern Vintage Events / Flowers and Bunting: Bride and bride’s mother / Personal Flowers: Family Friend / Venue: Travellers Rest / Wedding Caterer: Constant Craving / DJ and Lighting: Showtime Productions / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Austin Filingo (Gypsy Jazz) / Rentals: Southern Events / Tent: Nashville Tent and Awning / Transportation: Signature Transportation

Bohemian Luxe Winter Wedding

Wedding Design

A winter wedding inspiration shoot that’s equal parts glam, bohemian, and romantic is one that I simply can’t come across enough. Amy Nicole Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Anne Whitson came together for this brilliant photo shoot with warm purple-pinks, gold, and plenty of bridal style.

vintage inspired bridal look photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

From the photographer, Amy Nicole Photography: I recently did this inspiration shoot with an amazing team of vendors in the area and they helped my vision come together perfectly! We wanted to create a winter inspiration shoot, but with a bohemian twist. Laura at Southern Events had the brilliant idea of braided table runners, which we thought was a beautiful touch.

calligraphy wedding invitations photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

romantic receptions photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

hanging wedding dress photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

romantic receptions photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candle centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

wedding jewelry photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

We envisioned a luxurious approach to winter 2013/2014, set in a French mansion-style atmosphere. Design was largely interior-inspired, featuring some stunning pieces of ornate furniture and a long tablescape with mixed metal candlesticks of varying heights. When we found Riverwood Mansion, it was just perfect for the shoot. We had envisioned a room with a baroque-style gold mirror, and when we first visited Riverwood, the mirror above the fireplace couldn’t have been more perfect. We also planned for understated floral design with full, open blooms in jewel-tone hues that provided a beautiful contrast against a champagne satin linen and braided table runners. We decided to go for a simply elegant place setting with mix-matched silverware and metal goblets to throw in an eclectic feel amongst the luxurious table setting. The bar vignette featured Gatsby-esque drinkware and a “naked” cake topped with pomegranate seeds.

beaded hair accessories photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

glam wedding details photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal tiaras photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal portrait photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided bridal hair photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candlestick centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bohemian brides photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

Our bride donned a beautiful Sarah Seven gown along with a delicate veil. She traded in the veil after the ceremony for a dainty gilded Twigs & Honey headpiece — the perfect mix of bohemian and luxury. The bridesmaid also wore Sarah Seven and brought a little more glitz to the table.

sophisticated cake table photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

jeweled hair accessories photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided chair backs photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant weddings photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided wedding hair photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

pomegranate wedding cakes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

calligraphy stationery photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

indoor glam wedding photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candlestick wedding centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/


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Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events / Floral Design: Anne Whitson / Venue: Riverwood Mansion / Dresses and Hairpieces: The Dress Theory (Sarah Seven + Claire Pettibone gowns, Twigs + Honey hairpiece) / Hair and Makeup: Brenna Mader / Linen, Flatware and Chair Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental / Vintage Rentals and Tableware: Feather Me This / Calligraphy and Paper Goods: Esque Script / Models: Lisa Wolfe and Jamie White

Mint Springs Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

When you have a bride who’s a floral designer, you know her wedding decorations are going to be something special. Such is the case with today’s bride, AK, who chose to deck out her big day at Mint Springs Farm with endless ferns, garden roses, peonies, and amaranthus. Lindsey Johnson Photography was there to capture the wedding, and we’re pretty keen on her images:

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From the bride, AK: Weddings are a wonderful opportunity to have so many friends and family come together for a big meal! We didn’t want anything too fussy but envisioned something traditional, comforting, and celebratory. Having the ceremony and reception at the same place made it easier for our out of town guests. Including pictures and family mementos made our wedding part of a bigger history. And having the majority of the decorations be flowers and sycamore limbs from my uncle’s farm helped the evening feel natural. We laughed the entire night with such a wonderful reunion of people!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I hope you enjoy the process as much as the final day! Make decisions that allow you to enjoy and be fully present on your wedding day, instead of stressing about final details.

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From the florist, Caroline: I knew the moment she came in she was going to be a dream to work with. She is a fellow floral designer so florals were very important to her. Her design aesthetic goes right along with her own personal style which is natural, organic and eclectic. She and her mother brought in sycamore branches from their property to incorporate into the tablescapes. Her colors were very neutral with a touch of dark foliage to contrast with the whites and creams. Her flowers were organic and textural including: maidenhair fern, sword fern, foxtail fern, Patience garden rose, white sweet pea, white astilbe, scented geranium, Green Mist, lysmochia, cream lisianthus, white peony, white astrantia, rosemary, mint, white or blue thistle, white clematis, green hanging amaranthus, olive branch, white spray rose, Begonia foliage, Coleus, and dark purple potato vine.

Her bridesmaids’ bouquets were natural and neutral as they all wore different shades of sage. She also had several honorary bridesmaids from school and I made them a mixture of floral crowns made from olive branch and jasmine vine and a few floral necklaces to make them stand out from her bridesmaids. AK wanted her bouquet to include flowers from a friend’s garden and particularly Juliet garden roses to make hers stand out. Her tablescapes were flanked with sycamore branches moss and mini ferns plants potted into antique silver pieces with organic arrangements in glass footed compotes. From start to end AK and her mother wanted to incorporate special elements at their front table, like vintage hats, lamps and family heirlooms like her grandparents’ bible and pictures of their family. For their ceremony she wanted to use some of her vintage wood crates as props for potted plants which gave it a very botanical look. The whole process was such a joy and she really embraced an overall organic look that worked so well with her surroundings. She had a vision and every element of the wedding meant something to the couple which added to it being the special wedding it was.

Wedding Location: Nolensville, TN / Photographer: Lindsey Johnson Photography / Second Shooter: The Rooftop Birds / Wedding Venue: Mint Springs Farm / Florist: Caroline Jones of Mint Springs Farm / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal via The White Room / Wedding Caterer: Chef Penelope / Wedding Cake: B Jackson’s Bakery / Wedding Invitations: The Paper Place

Floral Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Garden Weddings

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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

Elegant Nashville Wedding

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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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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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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

Multicultural Nashville Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Ariel Renae

Today’s wedding, sent to us by Ariel Renae Photography, has the sweetest story to go along with an equally sweet wedding. Jennifer and Morgan met in college when Morgan came from Paris to play tennis in America, and the rest was history for these two lovebirds. Every bit of their wedding at Nashville’s Historic Cedarwood is full of love and precious attention to detail, thanks to the wonders of Cedarwood Weddings!

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From the bride, Jennifer: Morgan is from Paris, France and came to the United States to play college tennis. We met in undergrad at Middle Tennessee State University in 2007. I was raised in a small town in west Tennessee. We met on April 14 at a tennis match, began dating shortly after and were together for a year before I moved to Memphis for pharmacy school. Once Morgan earned his bachelor’s degree, he joined me in Memphis before transferring within his company to work in his hometown of Paris, France. We logged quite a few frequent flier miles traveling back and forth from the US to France to see each other! In August of last year, I was in New York visiting my sisters when Morgan showed up with a surprise proposal! After my resounding YES, we began planning a spring wedding.

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We wanted a small, intimate ceremony and reception where each guest felt special and involved. Because many of Morgan’s family and friends were visiting Tennessee for the first time, we also wanted to show the beauty of the southern countryside and a bit of history. We chose Cedarwood because it is a historic farm with gorgeous grounds, and it is also elegant but comfortable with a very romantic ambiance. The Cedarwood design team helped us style our celebration in a symphony of soft tones using cream, blush and peach. Candle chandeliers were everywhere and mason jars hanging from the trees around the property were truly magical.

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We also wanted to offer our guests a variety of settings, and used Cedarwood’s vintage barn for cocktail hour and had our ceremony on the expansive open meadow, before inviting guests to the pavilion for a grilled feast and dancing. Personal tributes to our relationship and our families were everywhere, from the US and France flags greeting guests from the historic house, to our Eiffel Tower dessert table, and treasured family photographs. We made sure to include a bit of southern food, and served BBQ sliders and mini biscuits with country ham and peach jam at cocktail hour before offering a more international menu for dinner. Vintage medicine bottles were incorporated into some of the décor as a nod to my profession as a pharmacist.

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Morgan and I decided not to see each other before the ceremony, and I was touched that he became emotional when I joined him at the altar. The beautiful green hills surrounded us and the natural beauty of the setting added an element of enchantment to the wedding. It was also fun to hear the intermingling of English and French languages throughout the day and to see everyone having a great time – a perfect reminder that happiness and love transcend any barrier.

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Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Ariel Renae Photography / Event Design, Styling, Flowers and Decor: Cedarwood Weddings / Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero “Juliette” / Hair and Makeup: Fallon Erwin / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBGMaxAzria / Groom’s Attire: Smuggler / Wedding Caterer: Chef Christopher / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Ceremony Music: Rob Higginbotham and Rebecca Baumbach / Reception Music: Jace Aaron Entertainment / Officiant: David DeRocher / Transportation: Grand Avenue / Wedding Invitations: Cassie Castellaw

The NotWedding Nashville

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The latest NotWedding event, The NotWedding Nashville is jam packed with local talent and brimming with inspiration. In several cities across the US, The NotWedding throws a faux wedding for real couples to see in action what the pros can do for you. So instead of a traditional bridal event where you visit different booths, you attend the almost real thing. From ceremony to reception, from dancing to photobooth pics. Check here for a full list of cities and dates, it may be coming to your town next!

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Bride + bridesmaid dresses from The Bride Room; jewelry below by Christina Kober Designs:
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Hair + make up by Salon Nfuse; below, paper goods by Pen, Meet Paper
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Groom + groomsmen attire by Street Tuxedo
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Booze supplied by Savida Sangria, Stacey Wines and Ferarri Wine
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Above, Dale’s Fried Pies
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Table above by Modern Vintage Events, event rentals by Southern Events
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Stockroom Vintage and DJ Dan Co:
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Regalo created the ceremony backdrop in addition to a few tables
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Photobooth by Majestic Photobooth

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Event Credits: The NotWedding Nashville / Travel Solutions: 2 Travel Anywhere / Wedding Resources: Ashley’s Bride Guide, Wedding 101 / Jewelry: Christina Kober Designs / Wedding Cake: Creative Crumbs / Fried Pies: Dale’s Fried Pies / Photography: {declare} Photography, I Love You Too Photography, Zipporah Photography / DJ & Emcee: DJ Dan Co / Rehearsal Dinner: Edgehill Café / Invitations & Menus: Emily O Holmes / Sparkling Wine: Ferarri Wine / Event Design/Tables 3,7,11,15: Modern Vintage Events / Paper Flags & Banners: Liddabits / Floral & Event Design/Head table, Wedding party bouquets & boutonnieres: Lindsay Coletta / Photobooth: Majestic Photobooth / Videography: Matt G Video / Venue: One at Cannery Row / Invitations & Programs: Pen, Meet Paper / Wedding Coordination & Design and Ceremony backdrop & tables 1,5,9,13: Regalo / Hair & Makeup: Salon Nfuse / Sangria: Savida Sangria / Catering: Savor the Flavor / Floral Design/tables 4,8,12,16 & aisle design: Soul Flowers / Event Rentals: Southern Events / Alcohol Sponsor: Stacey Wines / Vintage Rentals, Lounge areas & tables 2,6,10,14: Stockroom Vintage / Menswear: Street Tuxedo / Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Attire: The Bride Room

Tennessee Summer Camp Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Intimate and down to earth, this Tennessee summer camp wedding photographed by Ariel Renae Photography suits the beautiful bride and groom perfectly. The sun may not have been present for their special day, but love certainly was… even in the pouring rain.


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From the photographer, Ariel Renae Photography: A sweet spring wedding located at a summer camp, just south of Nashville, Tennessee. This day was truly laid back, intimate and completely true to who this couple is. It was loaded with southern, beautiful and personal details. The bride wore a cuff custom made out of pieces of her great grandmother’s wedding (the pink, raggedy dress, hanging in the window in a few photos!) They used quilts made from their grandmother’s, throughout the reception area, as decor! The wedding programs were brown paper bags, filled with popcorn so that their guests could snack while waiting on the wedding to start. Jon and Liz walked down the aisle hand-in-hand, and although the rain held off until the ceremony was almost over, it started to pour down rain for most of our portrait time. We ran with it and had an amazing few minutes shooting in the rain. It was a beautiful wedding day.


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From the groom, Jon: We fell in love with the rustic, woodsy vibe of Camp Marymount, especially the outdoor chapel nestled deep in the forest. So we used that as our canvas for the wedding. A very natural, woodsy, summer-camp feel. Maybe with a bit of “Moonrise Kingdom” influence thrown in there for good measure.


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Misty, folky, indie, woodsy, endearing, homemade, charming, creative, rustic, Southern, cozy, vintage. We didn’t really have a color scheme, just natural wood and white. Aside from catering and lighting, everything was DIY. For example, I did all the graphic design for the invitations (camp brochures), and designed the cookbooks that we gave to all our guests as favors. Liz printed out all the programs on brown paper lunch bags that we stuffed with kettle corn. The cuff that Liz wore was made from her great grandmother Adelle’s wedding dress from 1914.


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Liz planned the whole vision of the wedding, and we carefully hunted down all of the decorations, tablecloths, mix-match flatware, plates, etc. The day before the wedding, our family and friends came to help us decorate the whole campground. It was amazing seeing all of our visions come to life, and we couldn’t have done it without their help.


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Also – it’s worth noting that we’re both professional musicians, and it’s probably safe to say that almost everyone at the wedding was a musician. Not only was it easy to put together amazing music for the ceremony and reception, but there was even a bluegrass jam on the porch at the end of the night.


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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do whatever it takes to get a great photographer.


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Location: Fairview, Tennessee / Photographer: Ariel Renae Photography / Venue: Camp Marymount / Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven / Cuff: Made by Pattie Talbot at Seam / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Tie: J Crew / Shoes: Johnson & Murphy / Catering: Bacon and Caviar / Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting / Flowers: Import Flowers / Wedding Music: Bethany Olds (fiddle), Jennifer Niceley (singer/songwriter) / Cocktail Hour Music: Steve Pardo (sax), Jonathan Wires (upright bass) / DJ: Brian Hickman

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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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.


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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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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

Backyard Nashville Wedding

DIY Weddings

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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!



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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.

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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.


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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.

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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!


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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

Rock Quarry Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Do we ever have a big chunk of pretty for you all! Stylist extraordinaire Erika of Vintage My Wedding put together this styled shoot inspired by all things quartz with touches of gold and blush pink. With photography by Love Is A Big Deal, how could they possibly go wrong? Keep an eye out for the amazing wedding cake!

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From the stylist, Erika: We knew we wanted to create something beautiful and awesome using natural elements. We wanted the shoot to be romantic and soft with an edgy feel. Most of our inspiration came from agate, precious stones, and metal. The hard edges and colors of those rocks mixed in with brass and gold elements were the perfect combination.


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rock quarry weddings

When scouting for a venue to bring all of our ideas to life we found the most amazing hidden rock quarry. The color of the water and the cut rock inside the cave was unbelievable! We gold leafed individual rocks, painted wood slabs to mimic agate, cut and wrapped handmade soaps that resembled rock slabs, and crafted a table number using gold painted twigs on a painted concrete chunk. In the end, the shoot turned out even more amazing than we could’ve dreamed.


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Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Event Styling, Floral, and Rentals: Vintage My Wedding / Photographer: Love Is A Big Deal / Wedding Dress: B Hughes / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Steingard / Tie: RedBird Designs / Paper Suite: Be True Designs

Glam Nashville Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Frankly, I could build a whole post around this bride’s Monique wedding gown alone. But add in some photography by Taylor Lord, an amazing Tennessee venue, and a Krispy Kreme bar, you’ve got a wedding after my own heart. Keep an eye out for a wedding film from Milestone Pictures!

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From the bride, Erin: We knew we wanted to have an outside wedding, we also knew we wanted it to be in the summer, it’s our favorite time of year. Kamron and I have our unique taste and we wanted that to be the style of our wedding. We wanted people to leave or wedding and say “that was so Kamron and Erin”, so we stayed true to things we really loved — that was our goal, for our wedding to look like us.


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Our wedding was most unique to us and our interest. We love estate sales, antiquing, and flipping furniture. We brought in 95% of the decor for the wedding. I had no color scheme in mind other than just the normal “stuff” that I love. My closet is full of creams and blushes… I have always been attracted to the light neutral palette.


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The decor we brought in was mostly re-done by us. We painted pretty much all of it. I am crafty by nature and so is my mother… She made all the runners for the tables and pillows. I made all the signs and banners for the wedding. My dad who is an artist made the “Kamron Kunce” Donut sign, along with the Father of the Bride sized tissue box. He also created the caricature of us for our quest to sign. He is pretty amazing!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Stay true to you and your style. Include the groom (it does take two people to get married). It’s YOUR wedding, not your mother’s, your aunt’s, your sister’s, your cousin’s, or your friends’… it’s YOURS. Do what you want. Lastly, don’t get your veil in a wad… it’s just a wedding…one day. 24 hours. Don’t get me wrong, enjoy your wedding, soak it up, but don’t get upset if your linens don’t come in the right shade of ivory. Be the bride that every wedding vendor wants… a happy, easy going one! Trust me, it will make your life easier and theirs! The 3 things I would spend my money on are the dress, the photographer, and the videographer. You will have pictures in the dress forever! Get a dress that every time you get in it — you never want to take it off. That’s how you know it’s your dress.


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Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Wedding Photographer: Taylor Lord Photography / Wedding Venue: Front Porch Farms / Wedding Planner: Nashville Event Planning / Wedding Flowers: Bride’s mother and friend / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier “Candy” via The Bride Room / Wedding Veil: friend / Wedding Shoes: Michael Kors / Bride’s Robe: Vintage Oscar de la Renta / Hair and Makeup: Taylor Roark of Rodells and Sorelle Skelton of Allure Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBG and Watters and Watters / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Suits: Calvin Klein / Wedding Caterer: Chef’s Market / Wedding Cake: B. Jackson’s Bakery / DJ: Kyle Stephens of K&M Music / Wedding Invitations: Designs in Paper / Videographer: Milestone Pictures

Nashville Inspired Wedding

DIY Weddings

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When this wedding from Alison Conklin landed in our inbox, we knew within seconds we wanted to feature it. Bride Amber filled the day with details (some taken from Ruffled!) that were personally meaningful for this non-traditional couple, right down to the wedding cake — which was made by the bride’s 15-year-old sister! Keep reading for some inspiration from this 1960s Nashville-inspired wedding:

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From the bride, Amber: Our biggest goal while planning our wedding was to have it be both a reflection of us as individuals, and as a couple. We also wanted to blend both old & new, showing our guests that just because we’re non-traditional ourselves, didn’t mean that we wanted to disconnected ties with all traditions. Lastly – we wanted the whole process and day of to be a lot of fun.

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Our starting point for a theme was 1950s/1960s Nashville. John and I have visited there a couple of times together and have just fallen in love with the music scene, southern hospitality and the food! Because we both love all things vintage, this naturally played a large role in the decor.

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There were a TON of DIY projects involved in this wedding. Here’s a list:
-Hand-painted burlap table runners
-Hand-dyed doily garland
-Groomsmens’ bowties made using vintage fabric
-Bridesmaids’ dress hangers and button rings
-AJ DIY Marquee sign
-Vintage style concert posters, I designed them in Photoshop and had them printed on Vistaprint
-Painted dessert stands
-Banners for around the reception
-45rpm record place cards
-Ruffled streamers
-Here comes the bride banner
-Doily poms at the end of pews
-Flags & lavender sachets for post-ceremony parade

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? If you’re doing a lot of projects yourself, it is NEVER too early to get started. Get as much done ahead of time as you can! Also – keep yourself as organized as possible. I swear by a wedding binder. It’s a great place to keep all of your contracts, to do lists, inspiration, etc.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Four Seasons Spring Movement, Vivaldi
Bride’s Processional: Sonata in A Major, Op. 65, No. 3, Felix Mendelssohn-Barthody
Recessional: Symphonie No. 2, Op. 13, No. 2, Charles Marie Widor
First Dance: “Picture in a Frame,” Tom Waits
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Mother/Son Dance: “You’re the One,” The Black Keys

Wedding Vendors (Easton, PA):

Wedding Ceremony: Trinity Episcopal Church / Wedding Reception: Third Street Alliance / Wedding Photographer: Alison Conklin / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal / Wedding Veil: made by bride / Wedding Shoes: Discount Dance / Jewelry: Family heirlooms / Hair: Ashley’s Main Street Styles (Coopersburg, PA) / Groom’s Outfit: Express / Bow Tie: Countess Mara / DJ: Soundscape DJ Entertainment / Wedding Cake and Sweets: Bride’s Family / Wedding Invitations: Kevin Maloney / Cake Topper: Simply Silhouettes

Historic Cedarwood Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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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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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.