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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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Romantic Belle Meade Plantation Wedding

Drenched in a classic contemporary style, yet casually chic, this Belle Meade Plantation wedding is worth a good long gander m’dears. The Bride in her custom Olia Zavozina dress will make your heart flip-flop a few times, while every detail from Simply Stunning Events follows that same stunning air. Our fave moments below are just the start—there’s even more in the full gallery from Bamber Photography!

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From the Kristin Kaplan with Simply Stunning EventsAs to Jessica & Adam’s wedding style: They wanted their wedding to feel classic and contemporary but also have some natural elements to blend well with the style of Belle Mead Plantation. We decided to stick with a neutral color palette of white, ivory, champagne, and blush tones with pops of gold, green, and pink. Jessica also wanted to mix some of her Indian upbringing into the overall southern feel of the event which we did with the food and the music.

My biggest advice to brides is to not get too caught up in a million little details. Pick a few aspects of the wedding to tie in some personal details such as the signature drinks, favors, or paper products. Resist the urge to incorporate every idea you see on Pinterest or obsess over every tiny thing. It will just lead to feeling overwhelmed. At the end of the day your guests are there to celebrate with you and have fun!

From the beautiful Bride…My husband proposed to me in Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg holds a special place in my heart because I went to Heidelberg for my undergraduate degree. Besides the city holding a special place in my heart because I went to university there, the city is also known for its romantic flare and they say Heidelberg is a city where many people loose their heart. So for my husband to propose to me on the famous bridge, “Alte Brücke”, was one of the most cherish-able moments of my life.

From the very first day that I started planning the wedding, I knew the most important thing to me was for my big day to be a big party. I wanted it to be classy yet casual so that the atmosphere and vibe on my big day didn’t feel stiff. So it was important to me to choose a venue that was just classic and elegant so that the decor we chose just added to the classic feel of the venue but not overpower it.

The thing I was looking forward to the most on my wedding day was walking down the aisle with my father and seeing my husband for the first time at the altar and then for the dance party.

I have always been one of those girls that knows what looks good on my body and hence I knew exactly what I wanted. It was actually one of my bridesmaids that pinned a dress on my wedding board, and ever since I had laid my eyes on that dress on Pinterest, I knew that was my dress. That said, to make this dress come to life, I went to local couture designers in Nashville who came highly recommended from friends. The designer that made my dress was Olia Zavozina. Olia is a Russian/American designer based in Nashville, who has an amazing eye for detail and style and she was able to bring my dress and vision to life beautifully. I LOVED my dress.

My parents flew in from India and my brother and his girlfriend flew in from Germany. My grandparents unfortunately couldn’t make it to the wedding because it would have been too long of a journey for them; but otherwise it was just magnificent. Adam is from Chicago and when we decided to do the wedding in Nashville, we knew this would be a destination wedding for 80% of our guests. So just having everyone around us from all over the country and the globe celebrate our union and our marriage was just fantastic.

What I would really like other brides to know about my planning and thought process is to most importantly have fun throughout the whole process. Minute details such as how the napkin color looks against your table cloth; how the flowers look etc doesn’t matter at the end of the day. The things that your guests remember about your day are if you as a couple had fun and the after party. So if you ever find yourself thinking twice about whether to spend more money on flowers or to spend more money on drinks or food; do yourself a favor and choose the latter.

Further, choosing a venue that reflects the type of wedding you are planning is very very important because I think that is half the battle. For me, like I mentioned before, a classic venue with the rustic charm was very important because I didn’t want to spend much on flowers etc. So by choosing Belle Meade Plantation, I knew from the very first day that no matter what I did, the venue was just so beautiful that I wouldn’t have to do much to make it “wedding ready”.  That said, I am going to contradict myself by saying – you only get married once (I hope); so if there is something or a particular vendor that you really want and have dreamt off, then please do spend the few additional $$$ to make that happen. For me those few additional splurges were worth every memory.

Photography: John And Lindsey Bamber | Event Planner: Simply Stunning Events | Floral Design: Fresh By CarrieAnne | Catering: Chef's Market | Makeup Artist: Katie Russo Beauty | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | DJ: Timothy Hiber | Ceremony And Reception: Belle Meade Plantation | Dress Designer: Olia Zavozina | Equipment Rentals: Visual Elements | Linens And Coverings: Southern Events

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Romantic Belle Meade Plantation Wedding

Somewhere in between the first and last image of this darling gallery from Brooke Boling, lives a cozy, happy place that I want to live for hours on end. Maybe it’s the charming red-wheeled wagon (that I want to curl up in) or the glowing reception thanks to Alice Hendry and Bright Event Production or the welcoming place settings prettied up by BBJ Linen and Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs. Thankfully I don’t have to pick a favorite moment, because they’re all sitting pretty right here.

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From Brooke BolingIt was the perfect Fall Day designed with a true Southern spirit. On Sunday, October 5th 2014, Allison Keaton married Dale Binkley in a beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown. The ceremony looked just like a beautiful southern backdrop. The trees, the soft wind, the bridemaids in long green dresses. Allison is a trained chef and the menu for the guests was absolutely incredible. Pumpkin soup served in tiny pumpkins. Charcuterie Boards with an assortment of locally cured meats and house made pates. Passed edible tea cones with curried chicken salad, sweet potato cake with goat cheese and caramelized bacon, wild rice orzo in a wonton crisp. They also had a bourbon and cigar bar for the guys. The details were as perfect as perfect can be.

Photography: Brooke Boling | Videography: That's Classic Media | Event Planning: Alice Hendry | Floral Design: Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs | Wedding Gown: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Dessert Designs | Invitations: Invitations Galore And More | Ceremony Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Reception Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Chef's Market | Make Up: Laura Godwin | Hair: Lindy Dunn | Groom's Attire: Street Tuxedo | Transportation: Matchless Transportation | Lighting & Sound: Bright Event Production | Linens: BBJ Linen | Music: The Nashville Blue Tones | Rentals: Please Be Seated | Rentals: Music City Tents & Events

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Fashion Essentials with The Perfect Pair Nashville

Two Words: Bootie Wall. The Perfect Pair in Nashville might be our own little slice of bootie lovin heaven. It’s crazy chic design by Rachel Halvorson infused with fashion staples curated by a Nashville native who also happens to be one heck of a stylish lady. Meet Whitney Dunn Daniel, along with her retail baby so perfectly captured by Alyssa Rosenheck Photography and her top fashion must haves below!

From Alyssa Rosenheck Photography… I recently helped The Perfect Pair Nashville rebrand her store which is filled with layers of fashionable staples that apply to all seasons in a very conscious and artful way. She has a glorious bootie wall that I immediately fell in love with along with her casual chic style. I love that the booties can be worn with dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts, a cool hat and cut offs, great accessories etc.

Whitney Dunn Daniel has been a stylist to some of Country Music Royalty. She has curated labels that are environmentally mindful and mostly family owned. Whitney enlisted her close and talented friend Rachel Halvorson to create a space for her clients that is chic and casual.


1. A Neutral Bootie | Like this one from Coclico. It elongates the leg, looks great with all black, and pairs well with dresses or pants.

2. Geode Stud Earrings | These Liz Legg studs pair well with all of my jewelry. A pair of earrings that I rarely change out.

3. A Neutral Tote | These Nisolo totes are made right here in Nashville of the most wonderful leather.

4. A Great Wavy Blowout | From my friends at the Dry House in Nashville. Nothing makes me feel more ready for an event. They last for days! With my hair done, I feel more put together.

5. Molecule 01 | My all-time favorite scent. It’s mysterious and simple and smells unique on everyone.

Styling: The Perfect Pair Nashville | Bracelets: Winifred Grace | Crescent Pendant: Liz Legg | Cross Pendant: Cheri Coyle | Cross Wrap Necklaces: Virgins Saints & Angels | Graphic Geometric Gold Leaf Print: The Mint Gardener | Handbags: Nisolo | Interiors: Rachel Halvorson Designs | Italian Booties: Coclico | Location: The Perfect Pair Nashville | Photography + Styling: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography