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Rustic Gold Nashville Garden Wedding

This gorgeous Bride kept her nuptials feeling rustic at Cedarwood Weddings (where she is a former employee!), with vintage accents, ‘maids in shimmering neutrals, and a wildflower bouquet accented with gilded ferns (!). Even the handsome Groom let his hair down! Want more? Krista Lee Photography captured all the charm of this romantic garden fete in the full gallery here!


From Cedarwood WeddingsThis wedding is a very special one to us, because the bride is a (former) Cedarwood employee and (current) ambassador for our venue. Kortni and Logan are engrained into the fabric of Cedarwood, and we are grateful for the heart and soul Kortni contributed to so many Cedarwood weddings and our opportunity to help design a sophisticated garden wedding at our historic estate that is just as graceful as she is.

The late summer wedding is beautifully photographed in film by Krista Lee Photography and the styling is refined countryside gracefulness, including an outdoor ceremony and al fresco reception. Hand lettered invitations, a hanging champagne bar greeting guests, bridesmaids dressed in on-trend, metallic-embellished dresses, and foilage+floral garlands decorating spaces from the altar, to tables to bar. Even the historic house and barn donned fresh greenery. Ring bearer antics down the aisle, flower girls’ boho headpieces, the bride’s gorgeous loose curls and (musician) groom’s late night serenade are all part of this casually refined southern soirée.

From the beautiful Bride… I’m definitely one of those mushy, hopeless romantics. I do believe in fate! Three years ago, in our college town, Logan walked into my work with a group of his buddies. We both noticed each other right away and locked eyes. We had never met before and after finally working up the courage to ask me out; he walks up to me with hands in his pockets and asks to take me out for coffee. Which if anyone knows me, I’m obsessed with coffee, so naturally I said yes! He told his friends that night that he was going to marry me before even speaking to me. FATE! He didn’t wait the stupid 3 day rule that most guys stick to. He called me the next day to set up our date. So getting to know each other on our first date (with all the getting to know each other questions), we discovered that our moms were best friends in high school. FATE! Obviously, they had lost touch over the years, but after all this time, we discovered we were both from around the same area, yet had never met each other until now. Timing is truly everything. We fell fast for each other; that all-consuming love that takes your breath away, makes your heart skip a beat, and makes your tummy flop! MUSHY, I told you!:). And yes, our moms are reunited and best friends, once again!

Photography: Krista Lee Photography | Videography: Chris Bryant | Event Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Cake: Patty Cakes | Catering : Chef Christopher | Hair And Makeup: Katie Russo Beauty | Officiant: Ralph Griggs | Transportation: FADDS Party Bus | Transportation: Matchless Limousines | Venue : Cedarwood Weddings | Invitations And Signage: Belle Foley | Music : Travelin' Roots Productions

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Prohibition Era Themed Nashville Wedding

With a wedding theme revolving the prohibition, you bet this themed affair is filled heritage. From the Bride’s Hey Lady heels, to the rustically arranged blooms, to the cookbook favors, I Love You Too Weddings captured it all (including some pretty incredible cocktails) here!

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From Modern Vintage EventsCaitlin and Luke are a couple who truly know what they want. Their intelligence and attention to detail made everything about their day truly reflect who they are as people and as a couple. We themed the wedding after the Prohibition era. They brought in elements from both of their hometowns and from the things they loved. Caitlin and Luke lived in a building that has so much history and beautiful architecture, the church where they got married had the same beautiful vignettes. Their reception site was a renovated factory that had a perfect mix of modern architecture and historical pieces.

When it came to colors Caitlin described her palette as a summer palette that had been out in the sun and faded over time. This muted palette was perfect for their wedding in September. We used flowers there grown locally and arranged them in tin cans and bottles. The tables were named after literary couples who had positive stories. Caitlin and Luke tied in heritage wherever possible; they brought photos of their parents on their wedding day and gave cookbooks with family recipes as favors.

We brought back cocktails from another era with the French 75 and served local beer on the bar. The band, The Jake Leg Stompers, kept everyone entertained with Prohibition era music as well some recognizable new music. The evening ended with a second line and hugs and cheers from friends and family.

From the beautiful Bride… We met through online dating, but it turns out we were both grad students at the same university (kismet!) and we even knew some of the same people! We were really slow about dating though and our family and friends gave us a lot of grief. We had our first date in July of 2011, and we were slowly starting to see each other more and more. At some point in October, we finally decided that we needed to define things, which was mainly just “So, we’re dating, right?” “Right.” Unfortunately, we were so casual about it, neither of us remember when this actually happened (nor do we remember the exact date of our first date). My younger brother was thoroughly offended that we didn’t have an anniversary, so he arbitrarily assigned us October 12th. A slow start was more in line with our personalities, and it gave us both room to welcome the other into our lives more fully. Of course, the first thing Luke said when we set our wedding date was “At last! A REAL anniversary!”

Our approach was to try and capture as much of the Nashville vibe as we could. Almost all of our guests were from out of town and we really wanted to showcase the city that had been the start of our lives together. We wanted things to be personal for us and representative of our city. One of my favorite details was how we did the table names. Instead of numbers, we chose couples for our favorite books – not necessarily well-known, but ones whose stories were *good.* Our printer made up false book covers and we wrapped them around old books to label the tables. In the same vein, I gathered up quotes from literature about love, my parents printed them, and put them in picture frames to decorate around the bar and gift table. Sonnet 116, my favorite poem by Shakespeare, was the centerpiece of that element. And now (as soon as I can find the space in my apartment) I can hang up the frame as a reminder of our wedding day.

Our first big choice was our wedding planners (well, actually I bought the dress before hiring planners, but Luke wasn’t there for that!) and planner(s) you like and trust are essential. I wouldn’t do a wedding without them. We mainly went with their recommendations and were never disappointed. Your planner and your photographer, it’s almost as important that you think you can get along with them as that you like their work. You’re going to spend some very stressful hours with them, so make sure that your personalities mesh well! A planner and a photographer who can keep you calm will be a great thing come crunch time.

My absolute favorite part of the day was the 15 minutes we got alone during the cocktail hour. We were whisked away to a separate part of our reception venue while everyone else was downstairs chatting and snacking. The venue staff sent us plates of appetizers and glasses of water and cocktails and left us alone. It was a glorious moment to just… revel in the fact that we were now married! And, it guaranteed that we got at least some water, some food, and some of our cocktail before we started glad-handing everyone. Not only do I recommend fitting this into your day, I’d say it is essential. The rest of the day is about what looks nice, what photographs well, what the mammas want, what will be fun for your guests… this moment is well and truly about the two of you.

Photography: I Love You Too Weddings | Floral Design: Turnbull Creek Farm | Wedding Dress: Timeless Bride | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Ceremony Venue: West End United Methodist | Reception Venue: The Rosewall | Bride's Shoes: Hey Lady | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Catering: M Street | Hair And Makeup: One10 | Band: Jake Leg Stompers | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Photobooth: Picturebooth | Planning, Design, & Coordination: Modern Vintage Events

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Hip Nashville Wedding at Cannery Row

Take note SMP’ers because this is what trendsetting is all about. For this hip and happening affair is overflowing with delightful details from I Love You Too Weddings that are oh-so-chic. Think industrial accents mixed with crisp white candles, it’s a gallery filled with goodies and you can see it here!

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From I Love You Too WeddingsNashville is home to a lot of super hip trendsetters and when two of them get married…it’s truly an event to remember. Britt and Alexis hosted close family and friends from near and far for a weekend of celebration. The weekend started with a Friday night welcome/rehearsal dinner at local East Nashville hot spot, Barista Parlor. Britt’s sister and close friends own a favorite East Nashville bar called No. 308 (coincidentally where Britt and Alexis first met) and they crafted deliciously boozy punches to accompany the delicious Mas Tacos Por Favor taco truck catering. Nashville delivered an epic sunset after friends and family toasted the happy couple and then continued on to 308 to keep the party going. Saturday brought the formal celebration with a very touching ceremony and dance-filled reception at Nashville’s music hub, Cannery Row, in their newly imagined event space, ONE. While their wedding day was designed with incredible taste and personal flair, it was the love of the couple and their friends and family around them that made the day so memorable. Alexis and Britt truly know what it means to eat, drink and be merry. From the beautiful Bride Alexis… Instead of choosing a set theme or picking colors, we focused our decor on a few key elements that best represented us as a couple. Our home is filled with vintage mid-century furniture, plants, and then more plants — so we ran with that and added a ton of white candles and soft white string lights. We had a lot of fun antiquing for wedding stuff in the months leading up — cake stands, picture frames for signage, cake servers, etc. We also utilized Etsy for a handful of details — matchbox labels from LiaGriffith for our DIY matchbox favors; caketopper from MelaboWed; and OurWeddingInvites for the guestbook. Britt has a degree in art and design, and she made all our signage and hand-wrote all the invitation envelopes. We were super fortunate to have pre-existing relationships with most of our vendors, so planning our wedding allowed us to work with friends. This included Kate York and Jeremy Lister, two super talented singer/songwriters who sung live for our procession and recession. They have beautiful voices individually, and together they created the perfect harmony. I’ll never forget locking eyes with Britt as I walked down the aisle clutching my mom’s arm, listening to Kate and Jeremy. One of our favorite elements was our sign-in table. We had guests take polaroids of themselves to put in our book with a handwritten message. And atop the sign-in table were wooden letter boxes (A & B) from Flora Grubb Garden, filled with succulents we had planted a few months before. We also loved our custom wooden chuppah with tiny plant holders for the air plants we attached to it. The same furniture designer made our dining table at home with reclaimed wood and the chuppah is now in our backyard. Most memorable moment: It’s hard to pick just one moment from the entire weekend, but both Britt and I cherish our ceremony. We got legally married at a municipal building in Brooklyn two weeks before, but wanted to share our love in front of our friends and family for a proper celebration in Nashville. As we clasped hands to recite the vows we had written it was like time stood still and no one else was in the room. Our good friend, mentor, and neighbor lead our ceremony. When she didn’t have everyone in tears, she had everyone laughing, especially with “By the power vested in me by absolutely nobody, but instead reflective simply of the transformative, radical power of love, I welcome you into your marriage.” Advice: Approach vendors you love who may not be in the wedding industry and ask if they’ll help with your special day. The owner of our favorite plant store, All Seasons, decorated our venue with ferns, succulents, and air plants. She had never done a wedding before, but was so excited to help. Also, during the planning process, make sure to set aside time together for non-wedding related things. Music: Nashville is Music City, ya’ll! The music selection of course was super important! Procession: Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks Recession: One Love by Bob Marley First Dance: Somebody to Love by Valerie June

Photography: I Love You Too Weddings | Floral Design: All Seasons | Invitations: Love VS. Design | Jewelry: Wonders On Woodland | Wedding Bands: Erica Weiner | Catering: Bacon & Caviar | DJ: Jeremy Todd | Wedding Venue: ONE, Cannery Row | Alexis's Rehearsal Outfit: River Island Jumpsuit By ASOS | Alexis's Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bouquet And Boutonnieres: Oshi Flowers | Britt's Attire: J&HP | Cake Topper: MelaboWed | Cakes And Cupcakes: Sweet 16th Bakery | Chuppah: Mastodon Jones | Cocktails: No. 308 | Guestbook: Our Wedding Invites | Matchbox Party Favors: Lia Griffith | Photobooth: Generation Domination | Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Mas Tacos | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Barista Parlor | Sign In Table Succulent Letters: Flora Grubb Garden

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Rustic Meets Vintage Farm Wedding

This, loves, is what happens when rustic details meet a sweet vintage vibe – a whole lot of awesome.  Now take that bundle of awesomeness and add in the chic stylings of Modern Vintage Events, fab rentals from Southern Events and a touch of modern bling and it’s a drop-dead gorgeous Sunday in one, two, three (adorable duo included).  See every moment captured by Q Avenue Photo in the full gallery.

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From Modern Vintage EventsEmily and Eric are just one of those couples that smile together, laugh together and keep each other on their toes. Emily’s laugh is contagious and Eric knows how to make her laugh. They got married on a hill in TN, in a setting that makes you want to sit a spell and drink sweet tea. Emily loved rustic with a little bling and soft muted colors. We worked with blush, blues and whites and kept everything soft. The day, along with the decor, was light and airy with just the right amount of sunshine. We added some rustic elements like moss letters but tried to keep everything a bit more light and vintage.

The house (where Kathy, the venue owner lives) was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The reception was in the barn on top of a hill. Kathy has a plethora of vintage furniture and decor that we were able to use. Jessica with SOULflowers put together beautiful arrangements for the guest tables using white, blush, green and a splash of blue. The wind gave a great breeze but kept blowing the candles out through the evening.

The venue was complete with corn hole, a fireplace, a lot of candles and a lot more dancing. Cocktail hour was set around the candlelit pool. Their guests enjoyed dinner on the hilltop and beverages and dancing to The Respectables in the moonlight. Emily and Eric departed with sparklers to embark on their new life together!

Photography: Q Avenue Photo | Event Design: Modern Vintage Events | Event Planning: Modern Vintage Events | Floral Design: SOUL Flowers | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Cake: Jo's Custom Cakes And Catering | Reception Venue: Front Porch Farms | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulakate | Catering: The Chef And I | Hair & Makeup: One10 Makeup | Band: The Respectables | Groomsmen's Attire: Joseph A Banks | Ceremony Music: Mockingbird Musicians | Rentals: Southern Events

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Formal Nashville Plantation Engagement

First off, can we just stop and talk about this ring. This show-stopping, canary diamond beauty one lucky bride-to-be gets to call her own. The bling is about as drool-worthy as it gets, but I promise the entire engagement sesh by Alyssa Rosenheck Photography is equally as lovely, and you can see it all sitting right here.

From Alyssa Rosenheck… Rachel and Eric have had an extraordinary cross country romance. They are both such travel bugs that it is only fitting that they will be doing long distance up to their fall Baltimore wedding. They met and fell in love in Austin, TX. Eric told me he knew she was the one the moment they looked at each other. They travel between Utah and Baltimore to see one another and their epic engagement took place in Iceland. (Speaking of Iceland, she was “iced in Iceland”!!!) We made a memorable weekend of their engagement session in Nashville and one of my incredible clients let me borrow their breathtaking private estate that made for the perfect backdrop and set the tone for such a classic romance. My heart is complete knowing the people I love have found their partner in life and I am beyond grateful to have captured part of their love story.

Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Styling : Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Floral Design: 12th Table | Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Engagement Ring : Mark Broumand | Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss | Black Gown: BHLDN | Ribbon: 12th Table | Statement Earrings : J. Crew | White Shirt: Ted Baker

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Emerald + Copper Irish Wedding Inspiration

Tis the day for all things gorgeously green and Irish and this shoot by Jenna Henderson with Cedarwood Weddings has all that plus a stationery suite by Designs in Paper that I can’t stop ogling at. With mid-century modern design elements and some amazing copper accents, I feel lucky just gazing upon all these pics. Grab a Guinness and let’s celebrate St. Paddy with these green gems.

From Cedarwood WeddingsThe Cedarwood design team in Nashville is sharing our love of mid-century-modern style today in a fun collaboration of copper and emerald, showcasing a couple’s Irish heritage. Despite a super windy day that challenged us a bit, photographer Jenna Henderson was able to capture the event design details in film.

Our design team had been dreaming of combining geometric elements found in mid century modern design with metallic copper and emerald, set in natural outdoor landscapes. The 50 acres of Historic Cedarwood’s estate is a flexible backdrop for ever-changing event design, and we enjoy creating new styling combinations.

Our copper and emerald green color palette found inspiration in the rich hues of hammered copper and vintage “forest charm” glassware. Pieces of these iconic emerald tabletop accents from our vintage collections are from the 40’s-50’s era and we pair them with equally iconic ghost chairs of the mid century period.

Copper pennies drilled to attach custom printed tags saying “Lucky us” are key chain guest favors. A glittered copper styled wine bar features the bride and groom’s signature cocktail “Lucky in Love,” a celebration of their union and nod to their irish heritage. We even found vintage emerald green glass shamrocks for bride and groom plate decor.

With the help of the super talented team at Designs in Paper, our ceremony altar is a custom, cut-out geometric backdrop. Stunning against the evergreen tree line, the backdrop is a perfect compliment to the atomic-age-inspired paper goods. Geometric shapes continue through the event design, including a DIY star burst display for place cards and star burst baubles hanging from the dance floor.

Florals (including the bride’s bouquet) were loosely arranged fresh flowers with touches of copper-painted dried materials. Pops of evergreen foliage emphasis emerald hues and metallic ribbon is luxurious and festive. The wedding cake is totally covered with green Hydrangea florets, and topped with a 3D copper monogram from the invitation suite.

The fashion star of this mid-century modern day is our Irish bride in her gorgeous Hayley Paige “Kira” gown from The Dress Theory. The A·line, sweetheart lace bodice has a detachable lace cap sleeve bolero that forms a keyhole in front and back. The gown’s silk georgette flounced skirt, paired with copper shoes and belt, is a flirty ensemble perfect for twirling on the dance floor.

Photography: Jenna Henderson | Event Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Groom's Attire: Toramon Necktie Company | Bridal Gown : The Dress Theory | Bridal Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid's Dress: Nordstrom | Invitations And Custom Paper Goods: Designs In Paper | Rentals : Liberty Party Rental

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