Southern hospitality, y’all! Love our collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James store for these adorable '“Smile Y’all” favors at this summertime pink and lemony yellow bridal shower! Copper Whisk provided the handpainted cake, FLWR made the beautiful blooms, Please Be Seated’s rentals paired perfectly with La Tavola Linens and Tenn Hens created the custom menu cards and escort cards!
Look closely! Check out this gorgeous escort card display with this beautiful one-of-a-kind framed art! Our friends at Tenn Hens created this custom artwork and matching escort cards and the creative team from FLWR added these stunning fresh flowers for a 3D effect. LOVE!!
Southern Bride magazine features most romantic wedding at Omni Hotel in Nashville
Are you ready for the cuteness? This little West Highland Terrier, aptly named Kanye Westie, not only has his own Instagram following, but he finally got to celebrate his parents tying the knot!
Katie & Ben had a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and then DANCED the night away under custom pink & green floral chandeliers WHILE enjoying sliders and mini milkshakes on the dance floor...
One of our favorite details was this custom wall we built to hold the gorgeous gold calligraphied escort cards which was then re-purposed to hold favors for guests as they departed... everyone took home a box filled with mini Moon Pies... one of our favorite local treats, all wrapped up with a note from the couple —>
Sara Fried of Fête Nashville says, “When registering for your tabletop items… flatware, barware, china, etc. decide if you are really going to use an expensive high-end china set. These items are very fragile, mostly have to be hand-washed, have to be kept in secure padded containers and may not be available in ten years if you should need replacement pieces. You or your fiancé may also be inheriting a nice china set from your families. If you don’t think you will get a lot of use from fancy china, choose a nice set of everyday china, so it can be used for all occasions.
Also – some china comes in sets – with the dinner plate, salad plate, bread plate, bowl, coffee cup, and saucer. Register for what you think you will use and then see if you can register for extra dinner plates and bowls; chances are you won’t need additional coffee cups and saucers.”
We are thrilled to be included in Destination I Do's "Wedding Ideas for Pets"...
featuring one of our luxury Nashville backyard weddings when we set up a mini farm table with mini cross-back wooden chairs with fresh floral centerpieces, gourmet dog treats, hemstitch napkins and, of course, custom calligraphy place cards!
Fall weddings & pumpkins go together like sugar & spice!
We are thrilled to be part of this fall wedding/pumpkin inspiration on Loverly! There are so many great ways to use pumpkins... painting them white or gold and use as centerpieces or to line the entrance of your venue. Tiny pumpkins can be used as place cards as we did below!
We love contributing to Vogue magazine about wedding trends and etiquette! When they asked our advice on "How to Stay Sane during Wedding Planning," we jumped at the chance to give some tips to brides and grooms to enjoy the planning process. This really should be (and can be!) a fun and memorable time!
A few little sneak peek quotes from Sara Fried @ Fête Nashville from the Vogue magazine article:
Hire a Planner. “Especially during the month leading up to your wedding—you should be concentrating on friends, family, and pampering yourself,” says Sara Fried of Fête Nashville. “Not calling all your vendors, updating them on head-count changes, worrying about the weather, and finalizing the timeline and vendor load-in details!”
Ask for Help. “It always confuses me when brides tell me they don’t want their bridesmaids to have to do anything,” Fried says. “It’s an honor to be asked to be in a wedding, and your friends want to help make your wedding memorable, personal, and as stress-free as possible, just as you would do for them!”
A few more tips that we'd like to share with our brides and grooms:
Make Decisions Together. Remember your groom is now your forever partner; ask him for ideas and input. The more decisions you make together, the closer you will become and the more personal your wedding will be to the both of you. It’s great experience to learn how to compromise and choose your battles.
Don’t change your daily habits too drastically; definitely eat healthy, drink lots of water (re: glowing skin!!) and work out, but do not start any extreme diets, cleanses or work-out routines that may adversely effect your body.
Hair and Make-up Trial Run. Take time for a hair and make-up trial run about two months before your wedding. Make sure you have a photo of your dress to share with your stylist and bring lots of photos of styles and looks that you like. If you are not happy after the trial run, schedule another one, so you are fully confident that you will like your look on your wedding day.Pro tip: schedule your trial run on the day of a bridal shower or engagement party, so you can have your hair and make-up done for the occasion; if you are having a formal up-do, just ask your stylist to take it down after you’ve approved the look.Pro tip 2: If you think you want fake lashes on your wedding day (you do!!), be sure to have your stylist put them on during your trial run if you’e not had them before, so you can get used to the feeling
Please don’t get a spray tan the day before your wedding (!) It’s just not worth the potentially orange-looking side effects.
Keep the Spark Alive. Plan fun surprise date night for your fiancé and don’t talk about wedding planning; make sure he knows you are MOST excited about spending the rest of your life with him and not just planning your dream wedding. Enjoy! xo
Nashville Lifestyles Weddings is our favorite local magazine showcasing real weddings in Nashville, Tennessee! We have been featured over the years for our weddings at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Union Station and a few fun barns outside of Nashville, but here is an amazing intimate wedding feature at our sweet bride and groom's home. This sweet day was extra memorable as Toby Keith's managers married each other! (sigh... what a perfect country love song)... xo