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Boho Chic Nashville Wedding

To be totally honest I’m kind of obsessed with this Tennessee shindig. Filled to the brim with Afloral silk flowers, Chinese lanterns, and adorable pups, Jessica Ranae captured each moment to a perfect T. Everything from the cake to the Bride’s veil were made by those dearest to the darling couple, and you can take a peek through the gallery over here.

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From Jessica Ranae PhotographyI am so excited to share this wedding with you guys. There were so many DIY details that were amazing, especially the Silk flowers from Afloral Design! You couldn’t even tell that they were silk. I also loved the mason jars that each guest got to take with them, the wedding party’s attire, the huge gold balloons, lanterns they released at the end of the night and the chic vintage blue Jaguar getaway car. This DIY wedding was amazing from start to finish and here is the bride’s description on her amazing day and how they made it so perfect.

From The Bride…Tyler and I met on the first day of a PhD program at Vanderbilt in Biomedical Research. Having just moved from Arkansas (me) and Oregon (him), Nashville was a fresh start for both of us, and through the years we loved exploring all it’s nooks and crannies, making it our town together. When it came time to plan the big day, we knew it would have to be a very Nashville affair. We toured several farm venues, but ultimately fell in love with the industrial-rustic flair of Houston Station. Not only was it centrally located in town, but it also offered enough indoor space for all of our activities (erasing our fears of the fickle Nashville weather), a coffee shop and an amazing on site coordinator. We wanted our wedding to be relaxed, comfortable, fun, and reflective of the life we created together in Nashville. The ceremony/reception space was already gorgeous, with beautiful brick, original wood floors & exposed beams, that we focused on accentuating this “Nashville” vibe with string lights, ivory linens, burlap touches, and lots of mason jars!

Tyler & I wanted to have an amazing day, but we didn’t want to start our lives together with wedding debt. So we pinpointed some of the areas we were willing to spend more on & then did our best to save, save, save on the other parts. For us, we wanted good food, plenty of booze, music, & a space big enough for all of our family and friends without whittling away the guest list. Working with the family members that helped fund our nuptials, we set a budget & it ruled all planning decisions we made. If not, things can get out of hand & quickly!

Our wedding was truly a family affair – I sourced decorations from the Nashville flea market & DIY’d the invitation suite, my sister made the veil & wrote on the chalkboard signage, my stepmom made my garter, my mom made the flower girl dresses, my aunt and cousin made our entry way picture (out of a vintage window, so cool!), my grandparents designed & made our Mr. & Mrs. chair signs, a friend made our cut cake, & two of my friends played the ceremony music. Not only did we save money, but the family touches were meaningful additions to our day that we will never forget.

My best piece of advice…Hire vendors that you actually enjoy working with, and then let them do their thing. Ok, I can’t limit myself to just one. So here is another: plan for your marriage, not just your wedding day, surround yourself with your friends and family and spend time showing them how much their love and support has meant to you and your special someone.

Song List…
Wedding Party Processional – “Black Bird”, The Beatles (performed by Kiernan McMullan)
Bridal Processional – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole rendition (performed by Kiernan McMullan)
Ceremony Song – “Sing This Life Together”, Blair Bodine (performed by Blair Bodine)
Recessional – “Time to Run”, Lord Huron (performed by Kiernan McMullan)

Photography: Jessica Ranae Photography | Videography: John Hillin Videography | Floral Design: Afloral | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Catering: Bacon And Caviar Catering | Hair Stylist: Rachel Lawhead | Hair And Makeup: Ace Of Face | Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting | DJ: Complete MVP | Groom's Attire: Jcrew | Groom's Attire: Converse | Bride Shoes: ShoeDazzle | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Dog Bowties: Duke N Daisy Designs | Embroidered Parent Handkerchiefs: Embroidery By Samantha | Flower Crowns: Flower Crown Society | Groomsmen Attire: Jcrew | Invitation Card Stock: Paper Source | Lanterns: Sky Lanterns | Large Gold Balloons: Amazon | Location: Houston Station | Mason Jar Labels: Allis Studio | Mason Jars: Amazon | Photo Booth: Complete MVP | Rentals: Southern Events | Sequin Hanger: Pearls And Pastries | Tassel Garland: Studio Mucci | Vintage Blue Jaguar Getaway Car: Matchless Transportation

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Rooftop Destination Wedding in Nashville

Fair warning: this wedding will cause you to lose hours and hours (perhaps days) getting lost in the gallery while your Pinning finger develops overuse cramping. But it’s all worth it. As seen through Erin H Photography’s lens, the destination soiree epitomizes everything romantic that Nashville is, from the cowboy boots to the fantastic band to the bright city lights a la Bright Event Productions.


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Donny and I had been dating for over 10 years, so you can imagine how excited our family and friends were when we told them Donny had popped the question during an amazing trip to Italy. Assuming planning a wedding would be quick and easy, I was hoping to set a date for later that year.

Fast forward a whole year with nothing but bridesmaids dresses picked, we found ourselves in my favorite city, Nashville, Tennessee with me convincing Donny it was the perfect location for our wedding…which took all of five minutes to do!

Knowing we wanted something a little different, one trip up to the rooftop at Aerial we knew it was the perfect spot. Overlooking downtown Nashville, we knew it would be a fun, exciting way for our guests to experience the Nashville nightlife and a place that Donny and I had fallen in love with. We wanted our guests to love Nashville as much as we do so we had our favorite restaurant cater delicious southern food and had an amazing band, from our favorite bar, play at the reception.

The one piece of New Jersey we had to bring with us was our photographer Erin H. She had done a few of our friends’ weddings and we loved her style, plus she was dying for a trip to Nashville. So she was just as excited as we were to have her be a part of our big day.

We wanted our wedding to have a fun, southern feel, so we had our ceremony in a beautiful courtyard at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and our rooftop reception at Aerial. The reception was the perfect continuation of that fun, southern feel with mason jars and burlap covered tables with hydrangeas, babies breath and lanterns. Being a graphic designer, I loved being able to add little details like menu bags for the biscuits and place cards made of tree slices.

Photography: Erin H Photography | Videography: Peerless Films | Wedding Planner: Kelly Dellinger Events | Florist: Fresh By Caryann | Dress: Ivy & Aster | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Catering: Merchants | Hair And Make Up: Parlour 3 | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Assistant Photographer: John DeFiora | Ceremony Site: Schermerhorn Symphony Center Courtyard | Musician: Ben Shirk Band | Reception Site: Aerial | Rentals: Music City Tents And Events

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Classic Black + White Cedarwood Wedding

Classic brides, get ready to lose a good chunk of your afternoon on this b-e-a-utiful Historic Cedarwood wedding—a well spent afternoon I might add. Every nook and cranny is filled with elegance, grace and tradition, from the welcoming invitations by Designs In Paper to the lush blooms at every turn, Nyk + Cali are behind every moment of love—it’s all right here.

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From Cedarwood WeddingsThis is a wedding that wows us every time, for the upscale, classic styling, sophisticated color palette of charcoal and ivory, all set in a historic Nashville country estate. The bride’s vision was a blend of rustic and elegant styling in a storybook romantic setting with lots of soft lighting and beautiful flowers. Just about every nook and cranny was filled with beautiful decor and personal touches, creating this classy, intimate celebration.

Just seven years ago, Heather and Corey were juniors in high school together, living in Florida. After graduation, they moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University – known for its stellar music program – so Corey could be immersed into his passion for music (he plays guitar.) When proposing to Heather on Valentine’s Day, Corey incorporated all of their ‘firsts’ into the proposal by ‘reenacting’ each one during a tour around town. Heather and Corey are an adventurous, humorous and fun-loving couple who enjoy living a self-professed ‘simple life’ – and we might add, ‘very elegantly!’

Photography: Nyk + Cali Wedding Photographers | Videographer: Charity Vance | Event Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Cake: Patty Cakes | Invitations: Designs In Paper | Ceremony: Historic Cedarwood | Reception: Historic Cedarwood | Catering: Chef Christopher | Ceremony Music: Nashville Wedding Guitarist | Reception Music: Jace Aaron Entertainment

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