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Nashville Bloomsbury Farm Real Proposal

It just so happens to be National Proposal Day, so we couldn’t let such a momentous occasion pass us by without sharing a truly special proposal. And trust us, this proposal planned by the (very thoughtful) groom-to-be and Southern Social Events + Rentals is one for the books. Thankfully Jenna Henderson was on hand to captured every sweet moment, and you can see them all in the VAULT.


From Southern Social Events + RentalsProposals. What is sweeter than two people deciding they want to spend forever together? To see the look of joy on the bride-to-be’s face when she realizes the love of her life is asking for her hand is priceless. Our team at Southern Social Events had the honor of styling a sweet proposal that took place at Bloomsbury Farms in Nashville, Tennessee.

With the rain falling on a Sunday afternoon, our team created a romantic, whimsical setting for this amazing couple, complete with a roaring fire and elegant and greenery by Karis Floral Design, and all set to be captured by Jenna Henderson, Photographer and Alyssa Torrech Videography.

Our happy couple Austin and Lindsey met their first year of college standing in line for books. Austin claims Lindsey blew him off, and they didn’t see each other again until their second semester where a mutual friend introduced them and the rest, they say, is history.

Austin found the opportune time for his proposal while Lindsey was on a weekend trip to visit a friend in Nashville. He himself made the trip in secret, bringing close family along to be a part of the wonderful day. When Austin arrived to our romantic set up at Bloomsbury Farms, we could tell nerves set in, but overall he was so excited to get down on one knee and propose. With the help of Lindsey’s friend Dana and a few white lies, Lindsey had no idea her life was about to change as she walked out of the car, umbrella in hand. Spotting Austin, she was confused, but overjoyed at the same time as she walked to him.

And then the moment came: Austin expressed to Lindsey how much she meant to him as he pulled that small box from his pocket and knelt on one knee, all while Liz Longley played soft music in the background. Much to all our joy, Lindsey said yes!

After slipping a ring on her finger, Austin also presented Lindsey a beautiful love letter that was calligraphed by Olive Juice Press. Tears, joy, and laughter took over the venue as the family came from hiding and joined the happy couple, celebrating with champagne and cake from Nashville Sweets. Austin and Lindsey left hand in hand with so much joy, seeing their kind hearts and love for each other made this proposal one for the ages.

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Photography: Jenna Henderson | Cinematography: Alyssa Torrech Videography | Event Planning: Southern Social Events + Rentals | Floral Design: Karis Floral Design | Cake: Nashville Sweets | Stationery: Olive Juice Press | Venue: Bloomsbury Farm | Music: Liz Longley

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Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort + A Giveaway!

There are bridal shows, and then there is the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort, a non-stop day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration set against one of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Think one talented vendor after another, yummy treats and useful tools to help pull off your dream wedding.  All happening on March 19th, you must add this to your calendar NOW, lovelies.

Saying “I do” at the Outer Banks is always a beautiful thing… especially with the help of some of the most talented vendors you will ever meet.  From cakes to floral to photography, the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase offers up over 30 wedding experts that will help you weave together that luxurious affair you’ve always imagined.  Spend your day sampling tasty treats (hello cake, chocolate and Italian Ice), soaking in your complimentary hair and makeup consultation at The Relaxation Lounge, enjoying the live entertainment and even relaxing with a foot massage.  It’s the wedding showcase to end all wedding showcases and we couldn’t be more excited.

Start making plans NOW to attend the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort on March 19th.  Breathtaking tablescapes, fabulous gift bags and your dream day are sooo waiting.


WhatThe Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort is giving away a one night stay (either March 18th or 19th, 2016) for the Show, plus two tickets to attend! (Value $299)

How: Simply tell us in the comments below why you CAN NOT WAIT to say “I do” on the Outer Banks!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo


Blackberry Farm Winter Wedding

I discovered the beauty that is Blackberry Farm only in recent months but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it has since occupied a very frequent spot in my mind. I’m eager to visit (and move in if we’re being honest) and this wedding is not exactly quelling those dreams. Planned and designed by Jennifer Laraia Designs, this winter wedding is cozy, chic, and filled with love, with every intimate moment captured by Natalie Watson. If you need me, this Vault gallery is where I’ll be

From Jennifer Laraia Designs and Natalie Watson… Anne and Philip’s wedding was truly timeless and a perfect representation of their love story. The elements in the day were sweet, filled with loving memories with family. The reception was an unforgettable party, complete with a Louisiana cajun band with washboards, tambourines and everyone there having the greatest time. It was truly one of the most classic – yet fun weddings we’ve ever been a part of.

Anne and Philip were destined to be together. They both grew up in Louisiana where they attended the same high school. They went their separate ways after graduation but reconnected several years later and have been together ever since. Anne and Philip knew they wanted an elegant, but comfortable dinner party where friends and family could cozy up to the fire, laugh, and share beautiful memories. The beauty of the winter mountain landscape was reflected in using a neutral color palette and natural fibers to bring an overall sense of ease while still keeping the design somewhat traditional. Freesia, bay laurel, olive branches, Bosc pears, and large fluffy peonies provided texture as well as an amazing seasonal fragrance.

Surrounded by family and close friends, Anne and Philip said their vows on the main lawn at Blackberry Farm. The smells of burning firewood and fresh mountain air made for a sunny and memorable afternoon. The couple arrived by horse and carriage to their cocktail hour in the wine cellar at Blackberry Farm. After an elegant dinner, friends and family toasted the happy couple. The night ended with the memorable Leroy and the Zydeco Road Runners as guests sang and danced the night away to their famous cajun tunes.

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Photography: Natalie Watson | Event Planning And Design: Jennifer Laraia Designs | Floral Design: Whimsical Gatherings | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: Magpies | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Makeup: Claire Balest | Hair: Bangs And Blush | Calligraphy: Calligraphy By Maria-Helena | Band: Leroy And The Zydeco Road Runners | Venue: Blackberry Farm | Ceremony Strings: Classical Charleston | Cocktail Hour Music: Chris Canada Jazz Quartet | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals | Stationery + Invitations: Scriptura

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