Checking out real Nashville weddings is a great way to get ideas and discover wedding resources. With over 100 real Nashville weddings listed below - from modern to classic - you're sure to find some you love!
Friday, May 3, 2013
I am elated to feature Megan and Brian's wedding, which took place at the Loveless Barn, a world renowned restaurant and Nashville staple. Samantha of Firefly Events, one of their wedding planners, alerted me to this fabulous couple and shared details about their nuptials, which were vibrantly captured by Evin Photography. In telling me about their day, their planners shared the following, which set the tone for their feature, our wedding of the week:
Heyburn & Jessica Delight Guests with a Campfire, Cupcakes & Lattes at their Houston Station Wedding
Friday, April 26, 2013
Jessica and Heyburn hosted their wedding ceremony and reception at Houston Station. Their wedding is certainly Pinterest worthy but it wasn't born from Pinterest wedding. Instead, this is a wedding of a bride and groom who look inside for inspiration - from hosting a campsite to not even having true wedding colors. Design was tasteful and sophisticated but was second to the overall experience. They wanted to make sure their day encompassed what they love as a couple - favorite cupcakes, DJs, and a venue that spoke to their values.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ninety-nine percent of the time, our wedding stories are told from the bride's perspective, or that of the wedding planner. Today we're in luck! Kimberly and Jason came together to tell us about their Nashville Zoo wedding and boy am I happy they did. What a team! If you normally just look at our photos, take a few extra minutes to read about their day and their oh-so helpful advice.
Special thanks to Sarah of Music City Events (their planner) who told me all about their lovely wedding, and Keoni K Photography. who was quick to repond to our request for photos, which proved to be incredible!
Friday, April 5, 2013
You may remember Chris and Dawn's wedding from our mix-gender bridal party feature a few weeks ago. Their selection of their bridal party based on relationships versus tradition really stood out. As Dawn put it, we..."didn't want to limit ourselves to people who are all the same sex. Those are the people we wanted behind us as we said our vows."
Friday, March 29, 2013
Hillary of Your Day of Fairy Tales has a knack for attracting creative do-it-yourself (DIY) brides who are smart enough to know that they can't DIY their planning! Take Whitney and Matt's wedding. Whitney DIY'ed many of her design details but left the heavy lifting on her wedding day to Hillary. She didn't want to work at her wedding day nor lean on the help of her family or friends. The result was a day that everyone could sit back and enjoy.
Friday, March 22, 2013
It's been over a year since The Collection first featured Kelley and Denard's wedding on their blog. But, their wedding was so memorable that it remains a favorite. I'll admit, I'm a sucker for their color palette of red and turquoise. No matter how many times I see it, when it's done well, as their was, it blows me away. While an unlikely match up, the red and blue are a perfect complement! The colors popped against the beautiful, natural backdrop of their countryside wedding venue, Front Porch Farms. And it helps that all of the wonderful details and vibrance were meticulously captured by The Collection.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Ashley is a dear friend. She was a green blogger for Ashley's Bride Guide when she had time to share her latest eco-friendly finds, before she got engaged and planning took over as her second job.
When she got engaged to Kolade, I was so happy for them. Before I met him, I knew enough to like him. He balanced her and made her smile. That's all that mattered to me.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Ellen chose to return to Nashville, her hometown, to give her fiance Gregg, as well as their friends and family, a taste of Music City. It was only fitting that they selected the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for their ceremony and reception venue. This couple, who met in Boston at Cornell, wanted an elegant, Nashville-style wedding, filled with top-notch music. And that's exactly what they got when they turned to the team at the Hall.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Sunflowers. Nashville. Cowboy Boots. Personal style. Unpredictable color palette. They had me at sunflowers! What's not to love about Seth and Betsy's southern-style wedding at Belle Meade Plantation (bellemeadeevents.com) The more I stalk their photos, the more details to adore.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I'm absolutely amazed at how much creative, focused people can achieve when they plan weddings. Take Jordan and Jay. Their wedding was $5000 but it could easily pass for 5xs that budget. They knew what they wanted, what they valued. Then, they splurged on photography and a planner, asked for help and DIY'ed what they could.
No matter what your budget - be it $5k or $100k, you want to spend your money wisely while ensuring your day reflects what you value.
Friday, February 1, 2013
It took Keva and Kermari 4 months to find their dream wedding location. But, when they visited the Brentwood Country Club, they knew it was the perfect place. Then, they hired Savoir Fair to coordinate their wedding and handle most of the details and decor. The result: Keva and Kermari enjoyed a fashion-forward wedding filled with charm and sophistication. They wouldn't change a thing about their wedding nor their decision to pay for everything before their wedding so they could enjoy their big day and their happily ever after.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Kate and Chris chose Nashville for their destination wedding and also hired Regalo Design to coordinate and design their big day. The ceremony was held at lovely Scarritt Bennett, which was followed by a swank soiree at Hutton Hotel.
Hop over to the Regalo Design blog to read more about Kate and Chris' Nashville wedding and enjoy more photos by Composition Pictures.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Michelle and Kyle wanted a lovely but understated reception that would also give them the space for a fun dance party, which is why they chose Nashville City Club for their reception. With just a few pops of color, candles, and a gorgeous skyline view, they felt no need to add to the lovely venue. Check out their entertaining evening with family and friends -- you can tell how much they enjoyed themselves!
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ashley, a budget Nashville bride, was married last Fall and was one of the lucky brides to find her wedding dress at a steal at the 2012 Goodwill Gala, after reading about it right here on AshleysBrideGuide.com. Ashley is a sweetheart and was kind of enough to share her story with me, and you, to help other Nashville brides discover the deals that are available at the Goodwill Gala and how to navigate this incredibly unique event.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Jessie and Austin were married last year at Nashville's Houston Station. With the help of wedding planning boutique StudioWed, they were directed to an all-star team of hand-picked vendors who helped them design the wedding of their dreams and an experience of a lifetime. Jessie admits that hiring Leigh, a wedding planner with A Delightful Day, was a splurge. But, as she and many other brides will tell you, it was more than worth it to have someone handle your day and ensure that you enjoy every moment and leave the work to others.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Recently, we featured the new brand of Nyk and Cali, Wedding Photographers, you can view that blog here and now you can see one of the weddings they shot this year! I was drawn to Josh and Alyssa's wedding on their blog partly because they are lovely and quite obviously in love, but I also like their venue! It's new to me and gorgeous. The "barn" looks like it could be transported and live happily in France or Italy, while still fitting perfectly into the Tennessee countryside.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Some brides hire their photographer because they love their style or they fit their wedding budget. To Shannon, who married Blaine in July, those things obviously mattered. But what was most important was that she hire a photographer who was professional with a calm demeanor. "She understood all the elements of stress that can go into a wedding day and she wanted to work with a photographer who was creative while also helping the day run smoothly without added anxiety."
Friday, December 7, 2012
Melissa had two favorite things: her dress and her custom song created by Cosmo Creations. What's a custom dance song? Follow this link if you missed all of the details on her custom song - from what it is to how she and her hubby Patrick created a fun dance to surprise their guests.
Friday, November 30, 2012
(Helpful tip - now is a good time to log into your Pinterest account and prepare to pin goodies from Cressie's unbelieveably creative, yellow and grey wedding at the Nashville Zoo.)
Some gals were born to design. I'm not one of them, so I blog about all of the wonderful things I WISH I could design.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Lucy and Corey were married in May of this year in Tinley Park, Illinois, which is outside of Chicago. Joon Powell, a Nashville photographer, featured their wedding on her blog and I was curious about their wedding, with its African ties, especially since Joon lives here and the couple doesn't. I reached out to Joon to learn a bit more about how a Nashville photographer ended up in a Chicago suburb photographing a multicultural wedding. Here's what Joon had to say...
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sometimes, we get lucky and stumble across amazing weddings that our photographer friends post on Facebook -- and I'm not just talking awesome photos; by amazing I mean, out of the ordinary and especially eye-catching! Thus is this wedding from Matt Andrews Photography. He posted and we begged to share with our ABG brides. Why? Because this Alabama couple really did an amazing job with their destination wedding in Nashville!