The Big Fake Wedding Nashville: Roma Red Wedding Inspiration

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).

To see even more photos, check out the features on Ruffled Blog and The Big Fake Wedding Blog.

Casto Photography

Nashville Wedding Flowers //  Rome inspired bridal bouquet
Cannery One // Nashville Wedding Flowers
Rustic Italian Head Table Inspiration // Nashville Wedding Florist
Nashville Wedding Flowers
Nashville Wedding Florist
Bud Vases and garland for head table // Nashville Wedding Flowers
Berry and greenery boutonniere // Nashville Wedding Flowers
Nashville Wedding Flowers
Centerpiece with poppies and ranunculus // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Red peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and honeysuckle / Nashville Wedding Florist
Large floral centerpiece // Nashville Wedding Flowers
Boutonniere with berries and rosehips // Nashville Wedding Flowers
Red peonies, orange poppies, garden roses // Nashville Wedding Florist
Head table with hanging arrangement, candles, and garland // Nashville Wedding Florist
Big Fake Wedding Tunnel of Love Booth Nashville
Nashville Wedding Flowers
Italian Inspired Bridal Party // Nashville Wedding Florist
Head table with hanging arrangement, candles, and garland // Nashville Wedding Florist
Italian inspired bridal bouquet // Nashville Wedding Florist
Blueberry and rosehip boutonniere //Nashville Wedding Florist
Lush bouquet with peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses // Nashville Wedding Florist
Nashville Wedding Florist
Vendor Apron // Nashville Wedding Florist
Ranunculus and poppies // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Poppy, ranunculus, and maidenhair fern arrangement // Nashville Wedding Florist
Greenery and rosehip centerpiece // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Red piano garden rose, geranium leaves, pieris // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Red charm peonies, festival bush, and garden roses // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Bridal Bouquet and Wedding Dress // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Honeysuckle, saracena swamp lily, ranunculus // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Organic boutonniere with berries and greenery // Nashville Wedding Floral Design
Head Table with garland, tapers, and bud vases // Nashville Wedding Floral Design at Cannery One
Nashville Event Florist
Nashville Event Floral Design
Peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus // Nashville Event Floral Design
Nashville Wedding Floral Design

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: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled MagazineNashville Lifestyles WeddingsPerfect Wedding GuideBlack Sheep Bride | Wedding 101Ashley’s Bride GuideWander Knot