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Magali + Thomas Host Enchanting, Woodsy Wedding at Nashville’s Travellers Rest Plantation

Friday, January 15, 2016

Magali + Thomas' had a very clear vision for their Nashville wedding at Travellers Rest Plantation and with the help of Firefly Events, it was executed perfectly.  They sought a woodsy atmosphere that was also intimate.  We love that they were unafraid to mix earthly elements with modern touches, like the chandeliers: unexpected yet magical!

Enjoy their lush and luxurious wedding day and be sure to read Magali's one wedding regret; it's one that we hear too often.


Magali + Thomas 
Wedding Date: August 2
Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Church
Reception Venue: Travellers Rest Plantation
Guests: 112

Budget: $20,000 – 30,000



Wedding Team

Planner | Firefly Events
Photographer | Stephanie Reeder
Gown | Monique Lhuillier gown, gifted by family friend
Bride’s Accessories | Mother's jewelry
Men’s Attire | Brooks Brothers Tuxedo (custom made)
Bridesmaids’ Attire | Each bridesmaid bought their own
Hair | Sara Schoonover
Makeup | Rachel Cothron
Stationery | Minted
Caterer + Floral Design | Beyond Details
Cake Artist | Kay McConfections
Ceremony Musicians | Shreyas
Reception Musicians | Nashville Party Authority
Rentals | Southern Events
Lighting | Nashville Audio Visual
Rehearsal Dinner | Mere Bulles 


Wedding Details

How would you describe your style as a couple?
Simple and somewhat traditional with some flairs of fun :)

Where did you get your inspiration (for decor, style, colors, etc.)?
Im not sure, I really just wanted our wedding to have an enchanting woodsy kind of feel, and feel very intimate.

How did you incorporate that style into your wedding (e.g. décor, colors, details or even picking the venue)?
The lighting was very dim and warm during the reception with chandeliers hanging from the trees, our colors were very muted with pale peaches and green and gold. Our decor was mostly vintage themed furniture, chairs, picture frames, ladders etc..

What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?
Surprisingly, although it was HOT, I think people enjoyed that it was so natural and outdoors, it felt like a secret garden party!

Where did you splurge?  Where did you save/DIY?
I think we splurged on the food and the decor. I had to convince my husband to let me get those barnwood tables but I think it was well worth it because it fit the look for the wedding so well. We saved on flowers, especially at the church.  

Who were your favorite vendors and what made them exceptional?
I absolutely loved working with Beyond Details.  They customized our food completely so that we could have some of my grandmothers recipes from Ecuador. The food was delicious and unique. Samantha and Michelle from Firefly were also incredible, they made the wedding so beautiful and so stress free!

Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
My biggest regret is not having a videographer, I didnt think I would watch the video but now I wish we had one to go back and listen to the wonderful speeches and see everything “live” again.

In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Consider each others wishes and don’t get hung up on the little things, on the day of your wedding just appreciate all your blessings!

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Ashley King

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send Posted on January 15, 2016 | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Style - Garden, Outdoor,

1 Response to This Post
Samantha Reedy says...

Magali and Tommy were such a joy! We love their beautiful, outdoor reception and had a wonderful time planning their wedding with them. Thank you for posting this, Ashley!

Posted on January 15, 2016 @ 9:13am

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