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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!



bridesmaids in pink

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

groom wearing bow tie

brown leather shoes

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


groomsmen prayer circle

outdoor backyard ceremonies

bride groom recessional

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

vintage wedding rings

newlyweds on swing

magnolia bouquet

all female wedding musicians

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


reception lounge areas

outdoor wedding decor


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Pastel Nashville Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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

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pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding


pastel Nashville farm wedding


pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

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

Intimate Nashville Wedding

DIY Weddings

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A short wedding dress has charm on its own. Leave it up to a stylish bride and the whole ensemble will come to life always looking elegantly crisp. That’s how Brooks’ look is, going perfectly with their Books & Birds concept. Fresh and sweet at the same time. Thank you Amber Beckham for capturing their wedding day and sharing it with us!

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diy wedding short wedding dress

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From the bride: When we got engaged, my husband and I knew we didn’t want something traditional. Our main goals were that our guests enjoy themselves. We gathered all our favorite parts of wedding that we had been to, as well as removing the parts we didn’t to make the day all our own. I looked at Ruffled quite a bit for inspiration and I was thrilled with the results! All of the decoration was hand done by me and my amazing wedding coordinator put it together exactly like I wanted. We pulled in lots of favors and friends to make the day unique as well, which I really enjoyed.

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diy wedding short wedding dress

short wedding dress modern

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Wedding Vendors and Venue (Nashville, TN):

Ceremony Location: Monroe Harding / Reception Location: Rumours East / Event Coordinator: Audrey Ball / Florist: Audrey Ball / Officiant: family friend / Ceremony Musician: Don Cassell / Hair: Erin Prewitt / Wedding Dress: family friend / Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew, Macy’s / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Stationery: Brady Richards / DIY: Ruffled / Photographer: Amber Beckham

Vintage Southern Wedding in Tennessee

Vintage Weddings

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Imagine my excitement when this gem of a wedding shot by Tara of Dixie Pixel was sent our way. This Southern wedding is just glorious. Photo after photo, we couldn’t help but gush over every single one of them. The uber-stylish bride is a girl after my own heart — we’re so in love with her veil, wedding gloves, makeup…and of course, her gorgeous red tresses. You must see all the photos in the gallery for more.

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vintage southern Tennessee wedding

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vintage southern Tennessee wedding

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vintage southern Tennessee wedding

From Tara of Dixie Pixel: Klay Kelley & Taylor Payne were married on May 28th in Franklin, Tennessee on a family member’s private property. They decided to see each other before the ceremony to begin portraits of the two of them, as well as their wedding party at the Factory in Franklin, which was where their reception was held. Taylor was STUNNING in the veil that she made with the help of her mom! She gifted Klay with her promise ring during the ceremony, which brought forth a lot of emotion from the guests. They incorporated the tandem bike into a lot of their wedding design, such as their wedding testament, programs and custom water bottle labels. They danced the night away at the factory and then left in their vintage car that belonged to a family member. I couldn’t help but be romanticized by the Southern flair, as Taylor reminded me of a modern day Scarlett O’Hara with her gloves and stunning headpiece.

Dixie Pixel was sent our way. This Southern wedding is just glorious. Photo after photo, we couldn’t help but gush over every single one of them. The uber-stylish bride is a girl after my own heart — we’re so in love with her veil, wedding gloves, makeup…and of course, her gorgeous red tresses. You must see View all images in the gallery!

Wedding Vendors (Franklin, TN):

Ceremony and Reception Locations: Building 8 at The Factory / Photographer: Dixie Pixel / Caterer: Chef’s Market / Event Planner: Crystal Varenkamp Weddings & Events (cvarenkamp@comcast.net) / Floral Designer: Terri Wood / Dress Store: Arzelle’s Bridal / Dress Designer: Watters and Watters / Cake Designer: My Cake Lady / DJ: DJ Doug Griffin

Nashville Rustic Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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

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So much more to see in the gallery!

Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

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

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