Put on your tiaras ladies. This next little number is made especially for the girliest of girls, the sweetest of sweets...the ones who aren't afraid to let their hair down and have a little fun with their big day. Designed by the ridiculously talented girls at Sweet Life Designs, this is the kind of wedding that only the coolest girl in school could pull off...especially with such style and charm. And thank goodness for Creative Push who was on hand to snap all of the perfect pics. Click here to see even more!
Carli and Spence were married in a private ceremony in Hawaii. They chose to come back to Nashville and celebrate with a very detailed carnival and pink monogram heart-themed affair that featured lots of individual touches dreamed up by the bride and Sweet Life Designs. The invitation features an RSVP reply card with a tear-off "ticket" to save, while returning the RSVP with a fun madlib reply.
The venue, Country Music Hall of Fame, really set the tone for a true Nashville-style experience! Guests were first ushered upstairs for a "viewing party" to watch on a big screen the film from Carli and Spence's beach-side ceremony in Hawaii. They were also given a reception program that featured the full menu, a cake drawing with highlights for each layer/flavor, as well as pointing out the various events that were around the reception. During the cocktail hour, guests munched on popcorn from the gourmet popcorn bar, BBQ sliders (with little flags), fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries with garlic aioli dipping sauce while sipping the signature drinks: Cotton Candy Martini and Margarita on the Rocks (a bride and groom favorite).
Into the reception, guests were given pink with yellow paper pom accented "Goodie Bags" to put all of the treats and goodies that lay ahead of them for the night. The escort card table featured heart shaped pink lollipops with guest name tags, and the lollipops lay in white trays filled with cotton candy and lemonade jelly beans. The guest tables featured yellow and white striped linen with sherbet colored fabric wrapped vases filled with dahlias, roses, mums, carnations and hydrangea. The table numbers were button mums placed in a heart shape. At each place setting was an individually wrapped pie with heart shaped fondant cut-out, wrapped in a box and ribbon with a tag indicating the guest's seat.
Around the room featured various booths, from a temporary tattoo booth featuring the couple's heart shaped monogram, a caricature artist, a balloon artist, photo booth, and ping pong toss game. The focal point was the dramatic dessert table featuring a stunning cake with individually cut out tiny flowers and was made of the bride's favorite cake flavor: funfetti! To the right of the cake sat a sweet paper bride and groom figuirine. Surrounding the table were various chocolates and candies. The bride, who is a talented baker, supplied her very own mallows in peach, banana and strawberry flavors that were a hit with guests.
Along the back wall of the dessert table was a hanging heart shaped flower arrangement as well as paper heart garland. A sweet "L-O-V-E" banner was draped across the front of the table declaring the true theme of the evening! The grooms cake was a toast to the groom's financial profession and featured a very detailed "bull and bear market" theme. Around the room were various canvas prints from the couple's engagement shoot that was on Nashville's famous Broadway street and photos from their wedding ceremony. Their yorkie "Kashi" was featured in photos and the engagement shoot and graced the custom stamps on the invitations as well as one of the buttons that guests were given to wear.
Photography: Creative Push / Event Design, Dessert Table Design, Invitations & Paper Goods: Sweet Life Designs / Flowers: Brocade Design Arts / Event Planning: A Delightful Day Event Planning / Reception Location: Country Music Hall of Fame / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Reception Dress: Betsey Johnson / Cake, Pies and Dessert Table Treats: The Bake Shoppe / Cinematography: 2Duce2 Videography / Linen: LaTavola / Draping: Blue Nova Designs / DJ: Cosmo Creations / Paper Heart Garland: Paper Acorn / LOVE Banner: Sweet Pea Seashells / Paper Bride and Groom (to the right of cake): Concarta