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Elegant Blue Nashville Wedding

This Nashville soiree from Jessica Lorren Organic Photography has taken ‘something blue‘ to a whole new level, and it has me happily wrapped in every layer of this cool hue today. From slate blue to navy to teal, it guides you through this elegant day from the bridesmaids to the invitations to the incredibly striking tablescapes. Ridiculously pretty, right? The rest is waiting right here for you in The Vault!

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From Jessica SloaneKarrah is aesthetically-driven and creative. She knew from the beginning that she wanted to create a wedding ceremony that honored her small-town heritage and a reception that felt like a warm, inviting dinner party with all her close friends and family.

The ceremony was held at an old, small church down the street from The Cordelle, a restored Victorian-style home from the late 1800s in downtown Nashville. It was important to Karrah that the ceremony feel like home, a small town in west Tennessee.

For the reception, we drew inspiration from Karrah’s favorite shade of blue. We sourced a West Elm rug for her newly renovated bungalow that became a focal point. Linen lounge seating around the fireplace welcomed guests in. Karrah found the perfect ribbons from one of her trips back to NYC that we paired with ribbon and silks from Silk & Willow. Having worked in the wedding industry and having some experience with floral design herself, the flowers were another focal point in the design. The loose arrangements were filled with texture and contrast. Jackson vine adorned every nook of The Cordelle.

Guests dined on an Tuscan-inspired meal and enjoyed conversation while a baby grand piano was played in the background. As guests mingled out on the porch, a Barista created specialty coffee drinks to enjoy with dessert while old vinyl records filled the air. Karrah and Jamie departed through a lawn of candlelight, where hundreds of candles were scattered by the big Hackberry tree.

Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography | Cinematography: We Are Needle And Thread | Event Design: Jessica Sloane | Floral Design: Vintage Florals | Cake: Dessert Designs | Invitations: Early June | Ceremony Venue: Lindsley Avenue Church Of Christ | Reception Venue: The Cordelle | Catering: Kristen Winston Catering | Hair & Makeup: Lunatic Fringe Melrose | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Music: Wedding Musicians Company | Planning & Styling: Jessica Sloane | Rentals: Southern Events | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Please Be Seated

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Romantic and Refined Classic Southern Wedding Inspiration

Brimming with a timeless combination of classic styling (like the model bride’s to-die-for Lea-Ann Belter confection), lush ivory florals from SOULflowers, and Southern charm, this inspiration shoot from photographer Julie Paisley is another perfect example of why my love for traditional Southern weddings endures. Take a peek at all the pretty in the gallery, and prepare to swoon!

 

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From Julie PaisleyThe breathtaking grounds, gorgeous gardens and lavish décor of Riverwood Mansion have made it the seat of Southern hospitality since the 1700s. The grand Greek Revival columns and entryway along with the black Egyptian marble fireplaces lend a certain Southern sophistication to the mansion that inspired the classic romance of this shoot. It’s easy to get swept away by the grandeur of the space and the grounds, which are lined with towering magnolias whose sweet blooms made our real couple’s session on the grounds all the more romantic. By focusing on clean, simple lines and a paired-down color palette of greens, creams and the softest accents of blush and peach, we were able to create a modern feel that seamlessly complimented the ornate architectural elements and period details of the mansion. The resulting style is refined yet romantic with florals that were just untamed enough to keep the overall look from feeling stuffy. When paired with the architectural elements, ornate wall sconces and other period details in the space, these details created a classic elegance that matched the grandeur of a mansion where lavish parties were once held to honor presidents and poets alike. Still, we can’t think of anyone more worthy of celebration than a couple in love!

Photography: Julie Paisley | Event Design: Elizabeth Ulrich Design | Floral Design: SOULflowers | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Gown: Lea-Ann Belter | Invitations: Little Rectangle | Wedding Venue: Riverwood Mansion | Bridal Boutique: The Bride Room | Hair Adornments: All About Romance | Rentals: Stockroom Vintage

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Romantic Art Deco-Inspired Nashville Wedding

I don’t love themed weddings, but this Bride and Groom’s Art Deco-inspired Nashville fête is so elegant and understated, that I may have to change my stance. With touches like beaded bridesmaids’ dresses and décor to highlight the space’s neoclassical design, this wedding is the perfect modern take on 1920’s glamour. And Cassidy Carson‘s photos? Well, they’re perfection, too—see them here.

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From The Bride… Nashville is a very special place to us; we met in Nashville, and my husband attended Vanderbilt University. Therefore Nashville was the only choice for us to tie the knot. When we started to look for wedding venues, we both knew that we wanted a classic wedding venue that combined southern culture and vintage charm. From the moment we entered the Schermerhorm Symphony Center in downtown Nashville, we immediately fell in love with the neoclassic design and natural lighting. The venue provided a vintage template, with a stunning courtyard, meticulous crown molding, and grand interior columns. The unique light fixtures and marble flooring were enhanced with beautiful organic floral arrangements.

When it came time to purchase a dress, I had trouble deciding what type of dress I wanted. I just couldn’t imagine myself in a traditional wedding dress. After looking through lots of wedding magazines and blogs, I ended with a custom design from St. Isabel based in Austin, TX. I quickly decided that I would feel most comfortable in a deep & dramatic neckline, and then we built onto the dress from there. I ended up wearing a long sleeved, white laced gown, with beautiful button details.

Once we selected the venue we wanted to make sure our wedding day was elegantly captured. We researched so many photographers and immediately fell in love with film photographer, Cassidy Carson. We couldn’t be happier with the way our pictures turned out. Every picture captures the joy of our wedding with a romantic, rich texture and soft finish.

On the day of our wedding, we started our morning with a quick run; we couldn’t resist telling fellow joggers that we were getting married. Everyone responded with positive comments and stories about their wedding day. Once we finished running we were off to the venue. Another great wedding decision was selecting Jamie Brickell from 12th table design for wedding coordination and Amanda Gros for styling and makeup. Jamie was spot-on with every wedding detail; she made all my planning efforts come to reality. Amanda Gros was also brilliant; she understood that I wanted a vintage, yet natural look. It was very important to me that my makeup wasn’t too heavy. We anticipated being nervous on the wedding day, but were surprisingly relaxed.

Even though we wanted a traditional venue, we wanted to reduce the traditional wedding activities. We excluded the garter belt / bouquet toss and cutting the cake; however we kept our first dance and the dances with our parents. One of my favorite wedding memories was dancing with my father to Moon River, the same song that my grandparents danced to at their wedding. We also wanted our guests to accurately experience Nashville, aka The Music City; we selected an incredible band that kept us dancing to Motown hits. My husband’s primary goal for the wedding was to have an awesome party, and sure enough, everyone had such a good time that it ended with all the male guests placing their ties around their heads. It was a night to remember! We feel so fortunate to have experienced our dream wedding, surrounded by the people we love.

Photography: Cassidy Carson | Event Coordination: 12th Table | Floral Design: Belles Fleurs | Wedding Dress: Saint Isabel | Invitations: Chatham & Caron | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Hair And Makeup: Amanda Gros | Band: The Good People Band | Groom's Suit: Brooklyn Tailors | Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center | Caterering: Flavor Caterers | Desserts: Wolfe Gourmet Cakes | Linens: 12th Table | Rentals: Liberty Party Rentals | Save The Dates: Antiquaria

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