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Old Romance Styled Shoot at Riverwood Mansion by Ashley Steffens Photography

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moody romance is a great theme for your Nashville wedding! Mixing light neutrals and pastels with pops of dark shades is how Ashley Steffens Photography created the beautiful scene at Riverwood Mansion. The blush spray rose flower crown atop the bride's curly locks, her dark lipstick shade and the sequins on the untraditional yet elegant dress give her look lots of dimension. And all of the brushed teal walls, antique funiture and gorgeous mantles of the historical home give the setting all the more intrigue! Take a look at all of Ashley's photos and read more below about the shoot through her lens... 

Old Romance Styled Shoot

Riverwood Mansion

1.2.17

Styled Shoot Team:

Photography | Ashley Steffens Photography

Venue | Riverwood Mansion

Dress | RCB Fashion

Flowers | Jackson Blume Studio

From the photographer, Ashley of Ashley Steffens Photography: After visiting the venue for the first time, I knew I wanted the look of this styled shoot to be ethereal & elegant, just like Riverwood Mansion. From the second I walked in the door I felt like I was in an old romantic movie, so that is how I wanted to shoot to feel! This styled shoot was inspired by the romance of Riverwood Mansion. When I originally saw the space, I knew the bright teal walls and window lighting had the potential to be one of the most stunning settings I have shot in. The fireplace lent itself to a romantic candlelit setting and neutral complimentary tones. Neutral tones were used to create an "Old Romance" feel.  We told the florist to create something elegant and neutral in order to create a sophisticated, beautiful scene. It couldn't have gone any better!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us, Ashley! You can check out more of Ashley Steffen's work here on her website and also here on her Instagram page. Thanks, girl!

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Incorporating Green Into Your Wedding: NBG’s Today in Nashville Segment

Monday, April 10, 2017

On March 29th, Nashville Bride Guide had the privilege of featuring "Greenery Wedding Trends" on NBC's Today in Nashville! With a fresh new table scape featuring products from some of Nashville's most sought-after wedding professionals, I swept over to the WSMV studios to show Nashville some spring wedding trends. Scroll through to see all of the behind the scenes photos Jenna Henderson captured and be sure to catch the full segment video!

Nashville Bride Guide's Today in Nashville Segment

Ways to Incorporate Greenery Into Your Wedding

3.29.17

Sponsors:

Photography | Jenna Henderson Photography

Florals/Greenery | T Villager Designs

Invitation/Menus/Placecards | Paperkuts Studio

Vintage Place Settings | The Wedding Plate

Linens/Table/Chairs | Liberty Party Rental

When incorporating green into your wedding, you'll want to be sure to bring in touches of green. You won't want your table to look like St. Patty's day gone wrong! The key is to start with a neutral base like these ivory majestic linens + hemstitch napkins like these from Liberty Party Rental. Next, bring in some hints of green with mismatched vintage china like this set from The Wedding Plate. It's huge this wedding season and using green vintage goblets are so on trend! Giving your guests a hint of green with your wedding invitations and then incorporating similar designs throughout all your wedding signage + paper products is a greay way to show off the trend. Paperkuts Studio can definitely help you with this! And lastly, ask your florist to use greenery in your centerpiece! This is the most fun way to utilize the pantone color trend this spring and even adding in sprigs of cream florals for some dimension and interest (like this centerpiece from T Villager Designs!) is sure to give your guests a wow-factor! 

 

WSMV Channel 4

 

Thanks again to all of the wedding professionals who helped pull this together to make one incredible greenery table scape! I highly recommend these vendors for your Nashville wedding! And thanks again to WSMV for inviting Nashville Bride Guide to come on the show to share some tips!

All photos by Jenna Henderson

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A Bohemian Nashville Wedding Styled Shoot by Abigail Bridges Photography

Friday, March 31, 2017

Earthy tones and warm hues bring out the best in the boho look! From carefully detailed invitations with a raw edge to the garden-like flower crown, this styled shoot by Abigail Bridges Photography is giving us that exact vibe! And although this cabin-y styled shoot took place this past winter, I think it can still translate for the summer season - cabin and all! The lattice chairs and the off-the-shoulder wedding gown are totally giving off 70s vibes and I mean c'mon, how crazy gorgeous is this couple!? Keep scrolling to see the entire cabin boho look and read about Abigail's inspiration for this beautiful shoot! 

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Photo Shoot Team:

Photographer | Abigail Bridges Photography

Dress Store | Hello Honey

Cinema and Video | Priority One Media

Makeup Artist | Taylor Made Beauty

Hair Stylist | The Finery Salon & Day Spa

Floral Designer | Gunnels Florist

Event Planner | Katie Hall Events & Design

Invitation Designer | Well Written Co.

Venue | Private Residence

From the photographer, Abigail Bridges: Dreamy flowers and a cozy cabin make any winter day much less dreary. This styled shoot was something that we thought would be a great way to kick the winter blues away. And it certainly did! We chose a homey little cabin that added warmth and style as the location. We wanted the flowers to be a statement piece, but also chose to add a variety of texture for depth. We went with fabrics that offered nuances in texture and neutral undertones and some earthy details as well. A simple bohemian wedding gown and classy tux were the looks we chose for our models, Mike and Holly. Cascading hair and a soft lip and eye made this look perfectly boho. We loved the bright florals paired with simple and earthy textures to pull off this dreamy bohemian look.

 

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us, Abigail! You can check out more on Abigail Bridges Photography here on her website and be sure to give her a follow over on Instagram here!

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Bohemian Spring Wedding Inspiration by Brasspenny Photography

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring is alive and well! Which is why I'm so excited to share this bright and modern styled shoot with you today from Brasspenny Photography! The minimalistic style (which is one of my favorite wedding looks) created a surreal desert-like experience. The geometric shapes mixed with succulents and geodes would normally call for a neutral muted look, but I am totally loving the pops of rose quartz, blues and purples that make this shoot stand out! The watercolor invitation suite and bohemian wedding dress give the photos a laid-back vibe while keeping a clean look. Keep scrolling to find more of Brasspenny Photography's photos along with an exerpt on her inspiration behind the shoot! 

Bohemian Styled Shoot

By Brasspenny Photography

Ravenswood Mansion

2.20.16

Styled Shoot Team: 

Photographer | Brasspenny Photography

Rentals |12th Table

Makeup Artist | Alyssa Kraus

Dress Designer | Rue De Seine

Invitation Designer | Erin Kirouac Design Co.

Model | Laurenne Juliet

Floral Designer | Memory of Elegance

Event Venue | Ravenswood Mansion

Caterer | Tash'Ville Catering

Dress Store | The Dress Theory

Personal Stylist | Twila Trahan

From the photographer Rachel Tenpenny of Brasspenny Photography: Part of what people don't tell you about becoming a somewhat successful creative, is that your time to play is cut short. So putting this little styled shoot together was a way to get to play at what I love to do. And since we're all so busy once wedding season fully kicks in, February was a cloudy but appropriate time to make the shoot happen. We wanted to incorporate rose quartz hue in a subtle manner, and once we started putting the hues we liked together, we realized we kind of had this muted desert vibe. From there the inspiration evolved fairly naturally. It seemed like keeping it somewhat minimalistic would be fitting. Succulents and cactus, raw quartz and geodes, and a breathtaking but *different* gown really set the look into place.

Thank you so much for sharing this shoot with us, Rachel! You can check out more of Brasspenny Photography's work here on Rachel's website and please make sure you give her a follow on Instagram here! LOVE this look for spring! 

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Paige Brown Designs’ Glam Enchanted Garden Styled Shoot at East Ivy Mansion

Friday, March 24, 2017

Class. Style. Elegance. Creativity... these are the words that come to mind whenever I see a styled shoot or wedding by Paige Brown Designs! Like I've said before, her innovative designs never cease to amaze me! She tops herself with each and every project - including this Vogue-inspired styled shoot at Easy Ivy Mansion! Paige carefully crafted every detail - from the elegant table blooms to the styled model shots, this shoot gives so much spring garden glam wedding inspiration! The pops of lilac and hints of gold against the green ivy garden is such a dream. The enchanted garden leaves us all with an element of whimsy and carries us through Paige Brown's daydream. Keep scrolling to see all of the photos from By Jarquise and learn more about Paige's inspiration with this shoot...

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Styled Shoot

Designed by Paige Brown Designs

East Ivy Mansion

2.4.17

Style Shoot Team:

Design, Creative Director, and Florals | Paige Brown Designs

Venue | East Ivy Mansion

Model | Latanya Greene with Maverick Renegade Management 

HMUA | Art Official Makeup

Dress | Elle Nelle Bridal 

Rentals | Liberty Party Rental

Photography | By Jarquise 

From the designer, Paige Brown: I daydream all of the time. There is so much beauty and creativity that lives within our imagination. It's there where anything is possible. I had a vision of a beautiful woman walking through an enchanted garden in a gorgeous silk gown at her flawlessly beautiful mansion. I took that vision and created an entire narrative around it.

I truly believe every woman deserves a fairytale experience at least once in their lifetime. ESPECIALLY on their wedding day. That's what Paige Brown Designs is all about... The magic and beauty of making fairytale wedding wishes a reality.

This couture shoot was inspired by Vogue and all things fabulous.

Wow - thank you so much for sharing this incredibly dreamy shoot with us, Paige! You can check out more of Paige Brown Designs' work here on her website. And be sure to give her a follow on Instagram here!

If you liked this styled shoot, be sure to check out Melanie + Chris' wedding here!

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