This sweet styled shoot features one of my favorite bouquets I've done in a while. Kristin Sweeting was doing a mentoring session on film photography with Stacy Preston, so we get to enjoy two perspectives on this lovely little bridal session! And what a gorgeous wedding dress from The Bride Room!
This April wedding was a wonderful balance of natural, flowing design, personal touches, cool blues and greys, and Southern elegance. The Civil War era osage orange tree draped with garlands and florals was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. And don't you just love the hanging florals paired with the Tennessee marquee sign over the head table? Such a sweet family and such an honor to be a part of this lovely day!
In May I had the opportunity to be involved in The Big Fake Wedding once again! For those of you who don't remember, last June I was a vendor for this event and last November Ben and I actually got to be the bride and groom! Needless to say, I love what this company does, and it was so fun to participate for a third time.
This time, the inspiration for the Big Fake Wedding centered around Italian influence: Roma red and lush greens, intricate details reminiscent of duomos and artistic masterpieces, but balanced by the fresh, unfussy feel of an Italian family-style meal. To actualize this theme I chose petal-heavy blooms like peonies and garden roses, and then contrasted them with lush, untamed greenery and textures. I threw in some saracena swamp lilies because their unique patterns remind me of a cathedral! As always, it was so exciting to see what all of the other fantastic vendors had cooked up! Lots of kisses to all my friendors (full list of vendor credits is at the bottom of this post).
Bar + Staffing: D&D Events Management | Bridesmaid Attire: Brideside | Catering: Chef Penelope’s Catering | Day-Of Coordination: Bella Bleu Weddings and Events | Favors: Two Vintage Drums | Floral + Event Design (Head Table, Personal Flowers + Tables 5, 6): Rosemary and Finch | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 2, 3, 4): Yellow Rose Co. | Gift Baskets: Batch | Hair: Abby Artistry | Health + Lifestyle: Neighborhood Barre Nashville | Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s | Jewelry: Shane Co. | Paper Goods – Accents: Caroline Creates | Paper Goods: Invitations (tan and brown, hand-lettered tri-fold suite): Prints for Events | Paper Goods: Save the Dates + Invitations (french-inspired watercolor suite): Simply Jessica Marie | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth Photo & Video Booths | Photography: Casto Photography & Cinema | Photography: Laura Kay Photography | Photography: Melanie Grady Photography | Skin Care: Rodan + Fields | Skinny Wraps: Wraps by Sarah | Specialty Lighting + Pipe and Drape: Nashville Audio Visual | Transportation: Nashville Wedding Trolley | Venue: The Cannery Ballroom | Videography: Casey & Kristin | Wedding Band: Rachel Rogers & The Real Good Feel Goods | Wedding Cake: Lil Cakes and Custom Creations | Wedding Dance Choreographer: Charlie Knows Homes | Wedding Dress: Borrowing Magnolia | Title Sponsor: Shane Co. | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Media Partners: MyWedding, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide, Black Sheep Bride | Wedding 101, Ashley’s Bride Guide, Wander Knot
The overcast weather was the perfect backdrop for this dreamy, natural wedding at The Cordelle. This adorable couple included so many personal touches throughout their entire wedding day. My favorite: Lyndi is a fantastic baker (check out Littlest Love), so we used lavender, rosemary, and other herbal touches in all of the arrangements. Gorgeous photos by Brad and Jen, planning by 12th Table, cake by Dessert Designs.