Karen + Nathan Wedding

Saturday was on fire!! I'm not just talking about the weather, although yes, the weather was very hot. I'm talking about Karen + Nathan's wedding! These two and their wedding party were so great.

This was a very low key wedding with an emphasis on what's most important - friends and family. From the ceremony to the reception, Karen + Nathan's entire day was intimate and intentional. Sarah Willard with Music City Events brought the whole day together seamlessly! It was absolutely perfect.  

Karen + Nathan had a great support network, and the love their friends had for them were clear the entire day.  As far as squad goals go, Karen's bridemaids were for sure on point! These girls definitely have Karen's back.

In the end, the pictures tell the rest of the story. Enjoy this preview of Karen + Nathan's intimate summer wedding. 

 

Planner/Design - Sarah Willard + Music City Events 

Catering - Edley's BBQ

Photo Booth - Details Nashville

Wedding Video - My Beloved Wedding Films 

Florals - Deanna Johnston 

Cake - Dulce

Rentals - Music City Tents and Events

Wedding Market Summit

This Spring, we had the opportunity to head out to The Estate at Cherokee Dock, Reba Mcentire's previous home, now turned venue, for the Wedding Market Summit.  The two-day conference had a lineup of impressive speakers that gave amazing insights into the wedding industry and practical advice on how to successfully implement techniques to grow your business.

Also incorporated into the Summit was a style shoot designed by Laurie D'Anne Events in collaboration with Branching Out Florals, Posh Bridal, Baked in Nashville, and Grand Central Party Rentals. The photos from the shoot turned out perfectly!

A little about a few of the KeyNote Speakers:

  • Angela Proffitt

    • Who She Is:
      • Entrepreneur, designer, celebrity wedding and event planner, and consultant, just to name a few of her many talents. 
    • What She Talked About: "Maximize Your Marketing When On TV Or Featured Article"
      • Have you ever had the opportunity to go on TV and give tips in your industry? Well as a planner and designer, that usually requires props. And when the show tells you there’s no budget, what’s your reaction? FREE? Nothing is free in life." Angela covered how to maximize your ROI when there’s not a budget in order to get local or national exposure. 
  • Heather Benge

    • Who She Is:
    • What She Talked About: Styled Shoots
      • Start to finish planning and which shoots to include for publication as well as styling tips and submission tips. 
  • Bogdan Constantin

    • Who He Is:
      • Creator and CFO of Menguin (men's suit and tux online delivery service).
    • What he talked about: "Scaling Through Growth Hacking With Bogdan Constantin".
      • Bogden shared how he turned $30k of ad money spent into $1M of revenue in 9 months using tactics and tools available to everyone. As well as talking about the nuts and bolts of scaling a wedding brand by focusing on the most important aspects:
        • Becoming profitable through succesfully acquiring leads/customers. 
        • Converting those leads based on their own timeline for making wedding decisions related to your service or product. 

We heard about industry trends, where things are headed and how to maximize on social media strategies. We also particiapted in a live broadcast of a few expert panelists during a TWESA networking event with local wedding professionals one evening.  This was held at the Estate's outdoor venue area. Overall the two-days were full of good coversations and great content!

Laura + Patrick Wedding

Last weekend we headed out to Franklin to shoot the beautiful wedding of Laura + Patrick. They were married at the O'More College of Fashion and Design. It's a beautiful and intimate campus that's tucked away in a neighborhood near downtown Franklin.

Laura + Patrick had a gorgeous outdoor wedding.  The southern plantation charm of the main house was a perfect backdrop for the ceremony, and the back lawn was secluded to give the reception a perfect private celebration feel. Laura + Patrick were perfect, two people very much in love, and refreshingly comfortable with each other. It was a seamless compliment of southern elegance and charm, with just a touch of whimsy.

Enjoy this preview, and congrats again you two! 

 

Catering - Flavor 

Band - Chubby and the Dots

Florist - The Farmers Florist

Lighting - Nashville A/V 

Cake - Sweet 16th 

 

Hannah + Andrew Wedding

This past weekend we headed out to Knoxville for Hannah + Andrew's wedding at Ijams Nature Center.

Hannah + Andrew have been living in the Philippines for over a year and Hannah planned their entire wedding while abroad. Staying up through the night communicating with vendors because of the time difference. They are both adventurous souls, and the wedding location at Ijams captured that essence perfectly. The location is a Bohemian dream with so many locations expertly hidden from view, waiting to be discovered. Around every trail corner, there was another location that opened up into its own little world.

The wedding was simple, minimal, and beautiful. Hannah's dress was an antique, with gorgeous little details sewn into the dress to make it uniquely hers, while Andrew wore an eggplant suit custom designed for him by a friend who owns a boutique shop in the Philippines. Vintage furniture, string lights, and sparkling rose' set the atmosphere in this dreamy, early summer wedding.

We hope you enjoy this preview of Hannah + Andrew's wedding...

Amy + Nick Surprise Engagement

It's the season of surprise engagements! We keep getting amazing couples reaching out asking up to capture these really special moments. Nick reached out to us to capture his surprise proposal to Amy. Nick chose a spot at Centennial Park by the pond, that Amy and he had visited before. The original plan was to propose and then head over to a cocktail party with family and friends which was also going to be a surprise. However, Amy found out that there was a cocktail party happening and told Nick about it. In order to keep the secret up, Nick was like: We should go! But first, lets take a walk in the park! The photos tell the rest of the story, Amy + Nick were wonderful, and we are so happy they chose us to capture this moment for them. 

Cheers! 

Stephanie + Will Wedding

Last Saturday we celebrated Stephanie + Will at the Barn at Sycamore Farms!  Most of the day it was a torrential downpour (side note... we still haven't shot a wedding this year without rain!) But despite the weather, Stephanie + Will were in great spirits all day and their positivity shined through all of the gloomy weather.  We still were able to get amazing photos and video of the wedding. We even had a few moments where the rain cleared and we got some fabulous formals around the property :)

Everyone rolled with the adjustments that happened because of the weather and that was largely due to Brigett from B Golden Events staying on top of everything and making sure everything happened flawlessly! 

We were excited to be a part of capturing this wonderful day for this happy couple.  

Enjoy the preview of Stephanie + Will's wedding... Cheers! 

Planner + Design - B - Golden Events

Beauty + Hair - Twesleysalon

Beauty + Makeup - The Social Chair

Cake + - Jo's Custom Cakes and Catering

Catering - Bacon + Caviar

Ceremony Music - Radio Farms

DJ Reception - DJ Dan Buckley 

Florals - TVillager Designs 

Officiant - Larry Nilson 

Rentals + Decor - Southern Events Party Rental 

Venue - The Barn at Sycamore Farms 

Nashville Fashion Show

Jason Wu Fashion Show at the Nashville Symphony

On April 17th we had the opportunity to head out to the Jason Wu Spring Fashion Show at the Nashville Symphony.  We photographed the models on the runway, Little Big Town's performance and then after the show we headed up stairs to the Nashville Young and Fashionable's After Party that was styled by Hugh Howser with H Three Events. And to top it all off our Photo Booth was set up and rockin' at the After Party!  

It was a wonderful time and the designs by Jason Wu speak for themselves. Enjoy! 

Tricia + Mark Wedding

For our second wedding last Saturday, we had the pleasure of capturing the special union between Tricia + Mark.  

We had a few great locations picked out around Nashville to get formals, but we ended up adjusting our schedule due to the rain.  Tricia got ready at the Union Station Hotel, so we took advantage of their gorgeous backdrops around the hotel to take pictures.  These included a phenomenal first look on the terrace and an impromptu poker game in the lobby!

We headed over to the Bridge Building to for their ceremony and reception.  The venue looked great, and the details were perfect.  But what was most impressive about the entire day was the way that Tricia + Mark looked at each other and had fun laughing, flirting, and just embracing each other. All. Day. Long. And to top it all off every guest at the wedding testified that their relationship was rooted in love. Just when we thought the reception could not get any better, then they opened up a bourbon tasting bar!!

Hope you're having a great time in Jamaica Tricia + Mark!! 

Enjoy the preview of this special day... Cheers!