Personality seems to be a huge driving force behind this Nashville wedding shot by Scobey Photography. Everything from the fun paper goods to the vibrant florals and the charming tablescapes screams personality. It’s Southern BBQ fused with traditional Indian elements and eclectic bits and bobbles and it’s all coming together for a wildly good looking affair. See more right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride… I’ve always had an eye for eclectic design — textures, patterns, fonts and unique colorful embellishments. For our fusion wedding, I wanted to capture our sense of style, which is an amalgam of backgrounds. I’m half-Indian and half-British, both my husband and I grew up in small New England towns (Guilford, Connecticut and Dorset, Vermont), yet we wanted to be mindful of the actual setting of the wedding, an old historic carriage house in Nashville, Tennessee, where we met during graduate school at Vanderbilt. I realized during wedding planning that I had a creative streak that was waiting to be unleashed. I customized almost every detail of our wedding, from using Indian-style patterned ribbon to tie around the napkins to hand-picking with my husband all songs played by our band to ensure that Sam Cook, Stevie Wonder and other great music would be enjoyed by all. Recognizing that many of our guests were traveling from the North on their first voyage to Nashville, we treated our guests to some local flavor during the cocktail hour by choosing Annie Sellick and the Hot Club, a local group known for their Django-style acoustic swing jazz.
For the reception and aisle flowers, I worked with one of my closest and oldest friends, Molly Culver, who has started a local urban farming business in Brooklyn. We collected tea tins from Chinatown to use along with white milk bud vases, antique green patina vases and little farm jugs to hold short bunches of flowers in bright colors. I worked with Caprice from The Enchanted Florist to transform the somewhat boring “urn” in the garden by using colorful mums displayed on vintage benches. For our “guest book,” I found eclectic little letterpress note cards and hung them from an old crate with string for people to grab and write us notes. I had this idea of a vintage-Parisian style and enjoyed finding inspirational pictures and searching Etsy and various websites to find things that caught my eye. Along the way, I met various graphic designers and worked with them to obtain affordable, handmade paper products, going back and forth via email with people I never met but having such fun adding flair and more details and colors to their already incredible designs!
Many of our guests traveled from around the world to attend the wedding, so we made a reception sign with foreign destinations and mileage to recognize those from afar. We also used colorful vintage post cards as place cards, displaying them with an antique globe and colorful suitcase. Our cake was purposefully simple to shed more light on our charming vintage-styled dessert display in the old stables, but the show was stolen by the groom’s cake, made by our close friends Bailey Spaulding and Lee Ann Thompson. They crafted a cake around a small barrel keg with a working spout that poured beer from Bailey’s new micro-brewery in Nashville, Jackalope! Our wedding coordinator, Mary Alice, tirelessly listened to my vision, coordinating the lighting and executing everything meticulously on the day. Our photographers, the Scobey husband and wife team, captured the vivid colors, intimate moments between family and friends, and most importantly laughter, all around. Our wedding was a night full of merriment — thanks to our hard-working vendors and to our fabulous family and friends!
Wedding Photography: Scobey Photography / Wedding Venue: Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee / Bouquets + Ceremony Altar Flowers: Caprice of The Enchanted Florist / Ceremony Aisle + Reception Flowers: Molly Culver / Event Coordination: Mary Alice Sublett of A Delightful Day Event Planning / Catering + Wedding Cake: Chef’s Market / Groom’s Cake: Bailey Spaulding + Lee Ann Thompson (Friends of the Couple) / Wedding Invitations: Nicola Darrach of Lettuce Paper / Wedding Programs: Bianca Ng of Two for Joy Paper Studio / Calligraphy Signs: Colliding Stars Calligraphy & Design / Rentals: Southern Events / Cocktail Hour Music: Annie and the Hot Club / Wedding Dress: Geetanjali Singh / Bridesmaids Dresses + Men’s Ties: Yvonne Chu of Kimera Design