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Classic Southern Charm + Romance Right This Way!

Julie Paisley said it perfectly when she captured these two lovebirds: “If someone asked me to describe the perfect Southern wedding, I would just show them pictures of Katy and JT’s wedding.” And we couldn’t agree more. It’s the epitome of classic, Southern charm, with lace, lush florals and pure love between the newlyweds. See all the romance in our gallery right this way!

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From Julie Paisley PhotographyIf someone asked me to describe the perfect Southern wedding, I would just show them pictures of Katy and JT’s wedding. This wedding just screamed Southern charm. From the amazing historic plantation, the perfect Southern lace gown, bowties, lush florals, darling little flower girls with floral crowns and so many special touches from family heirlooms used in the decor, it was simply perfect and Southern. The Carnton Plantation is such a special venue. Since it was spring, the gardens were in bloom setting a spectacular backdrop for this beautiful outdoor but very elegant affair.

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Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Floral Design: Geny's Flowers and Bridal | Cake: Chef's Market | Invitations: Bella Marie Papers | Hair + Makeup: One 10 Beauty | Groom's Attire: Savvi Formalwear | Car Rental: Grand Avenue | Venue: Carnton Plantation | Bridal Boutique: Sweet Elegance Bridal | Linen Rentals: BBJ | Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental & Vintage Prop Shoppe

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Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson’s Wedding

Shawn and Andrew? They’re the definition of a power couple. Shawn, an Olympic Gold Medalist currently commentating in Rio, and Andrew, a Long Snapper for the Oakland Raiders, said “I do” with a celebration that felt uniquely and completely “them” planned by Fete Nashville. If you ask us, there’s no better way to lead up to tonight’s Olympic closing ceremonies than a trip to the wedding gallery photographed by Wild Native Co. plus a peek back at their adorable engagement.

 

I don’t think our wedding day

could have been any more perfect

…or any more “us.”

 

 

Andrew surprised Shawn by singing

“You’ve got a friend in me”

 

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From Fete NashvillePlanning Shawn Johnson + Andrew East’s wedding was a dream come true! It was pretty exciting from the beginning when Andrew, a long snapper for the Oakland Raiders proposed to his sweetheart, Shawn, a gold Medal Olympic gymnast, at Wrigley Field right after she threw out the first pitch!


We started planning right away and chose the top of a hill for the ceremony, with 360’ of countryside views at a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. The alter was designed with gorgeous whitewashed antique church windows dripping with flowers, honeysuckle, and vines with more natural elements at the base including logs and lots of candles.

 Jack Daniel’s barrels served as aisle markers holding the most beautiful flower arrangements of white peonies, ranunculus & dahlias, ivory garden roses, and lots of textured greens. The bridal party walked through custom barn doors and down the aisle decorated with lanterns, candles and flowers. After the “i do’s, the new Mr. And Mrs. East jumped up with excitement to the cheers from all their friends and family and danced their way back down the aisle to Stevie Wonder’s “signed, sealed, delivered!”


At the reception, Andrew surprised Shawn by singing “You’ve got a friend in me” with his father playing the piano accompaniment. As a late night snack, we had the famous Ellie’s doughnuts food truck come to serve sweet treats to all of the guests. At the end of the night, Shawn and Andrew ran through sparklers to a silver Rolls Royce. At 7 incredibly delicious layers, the wedding cake was taller than the bride!

The reception was lovely with Shawn + Andrew sitting in an ivory love seat with custom “bro” & “bug” signs on the back; their nicknames for each other. Gold calligraphy on white washed wood hanging with gold silk ribbon. Head table made up of several reclaimed wood farm tables with vintage lace runner. 25’ ladder covered in greenery installed over the head table with exposed bulbs hanging. White french urns and mercury candles with loose and flowing greens.

Guest tables: a combination of farm tables and rounds with ivory linens. Centerpieces of barn wood boxes filled with low, lush greens hanging over loose and whimsical. Shawn’s gown is a glamorous silk duchess trumpet silhouette with a soft geometrical lace bodice. Matching lace trim along the hem of her gown also appears on the removable silk satin organza cathedral train. Shawn’s gown features the Elena Zavozina signature keepsake pearls cascading down the back of her gown. Shawn also had her custom headpiece and jewelry designed by European designer Elena Zavozina designed Shawn’s dress, all nine bridesmaids dresses and Andrew’s entire custom suit

From the Newlyweds… Fete Nashville truly made my fairytale wedding come true! I don’t think our wedding day could have been any more perfect or any more “us.” From how it ran to the details, Fete Nashville thought of for Andrew and I. They blew us away and we couldn’t have been happier!!!

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Photography: Wild Native Co. | Cinematography: White In Revery | Event Planning + Design: Sara Fried With Fete Nashville | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist TN | Wedding Dress: Olia Zavozina | Cakes: Dulce Desserts | Catering: Chef's Market | Hair + Makeup: Dean Banowetz + Sarah Woolf | Calligraphy: Eliza Gwendalyn | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Entertainment: Tim Hiber DJ | Entertainment: Nashville Wedding Guitarist | Transportation: Grand Ave | Wedding Venue: Trinity View Farm | Doughnuts: Ellie's Doughnuts | Printing: Minted | Rentals: Nashville Tent And Awning | Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental & Vintage Prop Shoppe | Rentals: Posh Privy

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The Ultimate Spring Plantation Wedding

Can we please discuss how incredibly sweet Courtney and Isaac’s wedding is?! Filled with pretty pink details and a few happy tears, this is one celebration that you’re sure to fall in love with. Nathan Westerfield was behind the lens snapping it all to share and it’s all waiting for you in The Vault!

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From The Bride…May 14, 2016 was the most perfect day! The bridesmaid’s and bride started the day early with hair and make up and a few mimosa at the hotel. It was an atmosphere of joy surrounding the bride; everyone was happy and willing to make sure the day went great! After all the hair and make up was done, the bridesmaids put their Jenny Yoo dresses on and they looked beautiful. The bridesmaids and bride then headed to the venue for the bride to get dressed. The bride’s dress was a beautiful lace dress by Sareh Nouri with Badgley Mischka shoes. Her something borrowed were gorgeous diamond earrings from her Grandma, her something new was her dress, and her something old and blue was her mom’s garter that she had worn at her wedding. The bride put her dress on and her sister who was also her Maid of Honor zipped it up. While the bride and bridesmaids took all day getting ready, the groom and groomsmen spent the day relaxing and got dressed in their tuxes in about 15 minutes and then headed to the venue just before it was time for the bride and grooms first look. Once the groom and groomsmen arrived, the wedding planner, Lauren placed the groom, Isaac in the garden to await the first look with his bride, Courtney. As Courtney was walking to the garden to meet Isaac she was so excited to finally get to see her handsome groom! Their first look was such a happy moment as they got more and more exciting to marry their best friend! After the first look Isaac and Courtney took some pictures together and then met back up with their wedding party for some group pictures.

After all of the group pictures were taken it was about time to get ready for the ceremony! Guests started to arrive and Courtney and her bridesmaids were hidden away in the bridal suite until a majority of the guests were there. The wedding party then lined up at the back of the garden, where the ceremony was going to take place and it was then it hit Courtney that she was about to get married! She tried to hold back tears and shared a special moment with her dad. The ceremony then began and the music went along beautifully, all of the wedding party made it to their places and then it was time for Courtney to walk down the aisle with her dad. This was when the emotions really started flowing, Courtney was crying and Isaac teared up a little bit, this was it, they were getting married!!! The ceremony shared a beautiful message with Courtney and Isaac and all of their guests about how special the love was that was shared between a man and a women as they became husband and wife. It was a surreal and beautiful ceremony.

After the ceremony was cocktail hour which was held on the front lawn of the beautiful plantation house. There were many cute southern touches such as rocking chairs on the front porch, string lights over the lawn, corn hole boards and hors d’oeuvres of hot chicken bites and pulled pork with sweet potato grits. the ceremony was a blur as Courtney and Isaac tried to talk to all of their guests. A little ways through cocktail hour Courtney and Isaac were whisked away to take sunset pictures in a beautiful field. It was a nice chance for Courtney and Isaac to connect with each other and get to take a deep breath and enjoy the fact that they were married!! After the pictures they had their grand entrance into the reception area. The tent was beautifully decorate from chandeliers to bright flowers and gold silverware. It was like a dream. Courtney’s dad made a toast to the happy couple and blessed the food and then everyone ate. After dinner the best men and the maid of honor gave their speeches. The maid of honor wrote words to the song Bohemian Rhapsody and sang then couple a song, it was one of the highlights of the night!! From there the bride and groom cut the cake and maybe smushed some cake on each others faces and then it was time for their first dance! It was one of those things that seems like a normal thing, but was such a special time for them to connect and reflect on their amazing day. After their dance, Courtney danced with her dad and was able to thank him for everything he had done to make the wedding happen. (Courtney’s parents paid for the whole wedding) After that dance the dance floor was opened to everyone and then the party really started. It was so special to see all of the friends and family who had come out to celebrate Courtney and Isaac, it made them realize how truly loved they were. All in all it was an amazing day and there isn’t anything they would do differently!

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Photography: Nathan Westerfield | Cinematography: Little Josh Productions | Event Planning: Lauren Emerson Events & Design | Floral Design: Belles Fleurs | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Cake: Nashville Sweets | Invitations: Empress Stationery | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Chef Penelope's Catering | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | DJ: Blair Saldana | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Carnton Plantation | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Music City Tents

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