My love for all things Tennessee has found a happy little home in this adorable wedding sent to us by Cedarwood. The pure beauty of the outdoor church, the abundance of handmade details, the loveliest shade of grey bridesmaid dresses, all come together perfectly for an event that is swoon freaking central. Photographed by Leslee Mitchell, this day is total eye candy for all of you nature lovers or DIY’ers or anyone that just loves a perfectly sweet wedding. Click here to see even more!
What do you do when you love the outdoors but want to get married in a church? You bring the church outdoors! That’s exactly what Cedarwood, an all-inclusive historic venue in Nashville, Tennessee does when they create their stunning Outdoor Cathedral. Ten foot Gothic church windows and antique carved solid Oak church pews set in a green summer meadow is a site to make anyone pause at the beauty of God’s handiwork.
Ivory and butter-cream flowers with pops of golden yellow in vintage blue mason jars juxtaposed with mercury glass and bejeweled votive holders for a country feel with designer flair. The grounds of Cedarwood are both a photographer’s dream and challenge (so many spaces for creative shots!) but the talented Leslee Mitchell was up to the task. Photos of Megan and Bret in the vintage glider, a bicycle for two, and Cedarwood barn are among our favorite wedding day portraits. Leslee even managed to catch a shot of bird houses by the property’s vintage Airstream — a decor theme complimented with Megan’s bird house ‘churches’ that adorned the program table and stone wall.
Instead of a traditional guest book, Megan had friends take Polaroid photos of arriving guests and invited them to leave comments in a wedding photo album. Framed family photos carried out the photo welcome theme, and even included a framed original of Megan’s great grand parents Germany marriage certificate – from 1904!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cedarwood, Nashville / Planning, flowers and decor: Cedarwood / Styling, handmades and DYI details: Megan Powell and parents, Suzie and Richard Powell / Photography: Leslee Mitchell / Video: Jeremy Mitchell / Invitations: Lucky Luxe / Cake: Patty Cakes / Catering: A Dream Come True Catering and Maggie Moos / Music: Rob Higginbotham (guitar) and Rebecca Baumach (violin) / Wedding gown: Jasmine from The White Room, Lebanon, Tennessee / Reception gown: Amsale from The Bride Room, Nashville, Tennessee / Bridesmaids dresses: The Dessy Collection from Arzelle’s, Nashville, Tennessee / Groom and Groomens’ suits: Brooks Brothers / Hair: Brooklyn of Tangerine Hair Salon and Spa / Jewelry: Earrings by Paris from The Bride Room, Bracelet by Homa from Arzelle’s and reception earrings from Anthropologie / Honeymoon destination: San Francisco