The Cutest Picnic-Style Wedding We've Ever Seen
May 24, 2017
Southeast
CasualRusticBarn
Shannon and Tom currently call Brooklyn home but knew they wanted to escape the city for their Big Day. They opted for a casual, picnic-style celebration, and a working farm outside of Nashville was the perfect spot for them. Filled with bright and cheery florals, they brought a touch of whimsy to their rustic setting and Cassidy Carson didn't miss a beat.
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From Modern Vintage... Shannon and Tom are a sweet, sweet couple who live in Brooklyn but were getting married in Nashville. Shannon and Tom truly respect one another and really took into consideration each other's opinions during the planning process. They laugh a lot and love each other deeply. Shannon and Tom's venue is a working farm with a lot of gorgeous landscape and character.

They wanted to throw a party that was laid-back and fun with a lot of colors and a lot of dancing! Shannon and Tom know exactly what they like and truly wanted their guests, many of which were traveling from out of town, to have a great experience and a great time. The food and beverage were really important to them so they put an emphasis on a fun menu and local beverages. They had a welcome party the night all the guests arrived and transported them to and from the wedding ceremony and reception the next day.

When it came to the design Shannon and Tom wanted something with a really colorful with a fun, indie-vintage and eclectic feel. They both have great style and great taste so picking out elements for the wedding was really fun. It was a fun departure from the muted colors we see frequently. They had a wide range of colors from yellow to green to pops of pink with bright red being the main emphasis. Shannon's bridesmaid's dresses were fun, with one being red and the other having a great floral print. For the ceremony, we utilized the venue's wood arbor and brought in really fun vintage rugs then paired them with whimsical and bright flowers. They had a bluegrass string band perform the ceremony music. Tom was all smiles as he went down the aisle as was Shannon who was escorted by her mom and her dad. Her stepfather married them in a truly heartfelt and funny ceremony. Did I mention that their music choices were pretty amazing as well? They had songs from The Darkness to The Beatles and Hall and Oates.

We played on the rustic (but air conditioned) barn where their reception was held and paired neutral linens with red and white checked napkins and bright pops of colors from flowers in milk glass vases. We worked closely with Shannon and Tom and the florist to bring in the perfect flowers including amazing red anemones. The dance floor was lit by drop Edison bulbs (I personally can't get enough of those) and a local indie station DJ kept the dance floor going! The reception had a local menu with food cooked on site, a pie bar, ice cream from Jeni's ice cream truck and lots of dancing! They had so many thought out, meaningful details from their Instax photo guestbook to their Quinn's popcorn favors but more importantly, there were so many moments with family and friends who were there to celebrate Shannon and Tom.