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Wedding Style - Vintage

A Timeless, Romantic Styled Shoot at Riverwood Mansion by Mandy Liz Photography

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A historic mansion is the perfect setting for a timeless + romantic wedding. The brains behind this shoot, Events by Goldman and Mandy Liz Photography collaborated to create this scene using inspiration from the vintage blue walls in the beautiful Riverwood Mansion. The beauty shined through models Cheryl Brehm, 2015 Mrs. Tennesee, and Daniel Gonzalez with portraits in the gardens and at the carefully curated table scape from Liberty Party Rental and The Wedding Plate. Take a look at all the gorgeousness below along with a behind the scenes take from photographer Mandy Liz


Styled Shoot

Riverwood Mansion


Styled Shoot Team:

Venue | Riverwood Mansion

Event Planner | Events by Goldman

Photographer | Mandy Liz Photography

Macarons | Sweet Darling Patisseire

Cake | Poppy Co Bake Shop

Tablescape Setting | Liberty Party Rental

Hair and Make Up | Morgan Ebright

Jewelry | Sparkle La Vie

Dress | Jaclyn Jordan NYC

Papergoods | Authentic by Frani

Bride | Cheryl Brehm

Groom | Daniel Gonzalez Jr

Florist | Gathered Grace Co.

Gift Boxes | Thoughtful Boxes

Ring Box | The Family Joolz

Marble Name Setting | Manda Writes

China | The Wedding Plate

Tell us about the shoot vision!

Mandy Liz: When Ashley and I first started planning the shoot we really wanted it to be timeless and romantic. We went in with the idea of a spring shoot, but it eventually branched out to a timeless shoot with touches of blue! Riverwood Mansion is timeless; it's a historic venue with unique painted walls, which quickly made it the perfect starting point for our shoot. 

Events by Goldman and Mandy Liz Photography were the ones with the vision for the shoot, and worked together to secure all of the vendors. We had an amazing group of vendors though, and everything tied together nicely! Our gorgeous venue was a perfect backdrop for our blue theme, because Riverwood Mansion has painted walls in different shades of blue. Liberty Party Rental and The Wedding Plate helped us find the perfect pieces for our tablescape. Our dessert vendors, Sweet Darling Patisseire and Poppy Co Bake Shop, helped us pair cake and macarons effortlessly. We really had a great group of vendors on board with us!

What was the theme and what inspired it?

Mandy Liz: The inspiration for this shoot was a romantic, whimsical theme with touches of blue to incorporate "something blue" into a whole wedding day. The blue color scheme just kind of happened once we secured the venue. We started grabbing blue for decor, flowers, dessert, and more! It ended up playing out nicely!

What details were used to create the theme?

Mandy Liz: We went with a blue and gold color scheme, and incorporated those colors in our florals, desserts, tablescape, invitations, and venue! Our blue glass goblets and mismatched china from The Wedding Plate and the blue linens from Liberty Party Rental are what stood out the most to me at the table.

Can you share any special moments or highlights of the day?

Mandy Liz: We decided to incorporate boxed gifts from Thoughtful Boxes, and I think that would be a very special moment on a wedding day. It allows your couples to take 10 minutes to themselves to exchange gifts (gifts that they will even keep a lifetime and will always be reminded of that special day).

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful shoot with us, Mandy! Check out more of Mandy Liz Photography's work here on her website and also here on Instagram!


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A Modern Boho Styled Photo Shoot by LMR Photography at The ACME

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hello hello! I'm bringing you some boho vibes for your Monday morning with LMR Photography! Lindsy + her husband created some incredibly curated photos with model Ireland at the iconic and historic downtown venue The Hatchery at Acme Feed & Seed! They styled the shoot with gorgeous blooms from Laurel & Leaf that paired so well with Ireland's teal heels - swoon! The bride's Greek goddess crown braid and sheer wedding dress created a whimsical fairytale wonderland inside the industrial brick building. Keep reading to hear more about this shoot and see all the beautiful photos! 


Styled Shoot

The Hatchery at ACME Events

February 2017

Style Shoot Team:

Photographer | LMR Photography

Venue | The Hatchery at Acme Feed & Seed

Bouquet | Laurel & Leaf

Makeup | Caitlyn Shiner

Hair | Jamie Feliz

Model | Ireland

Tell us about the shoot vision!

Lindsy: The vision for this shoot was completely inspired by Stacy's (Laurel & Leaf) bouquet. Her style was perfect for a modern boho styled shoot at one of the very best downtown Nashville venues.

What was the theme and what inspired it?

Lindsy: "Modern Boho" was the theme, based solely on the model's own lace wedding gown and the cascading, hand-tied gorgeous flowers by Laurel and Leaf.

What details were used to create the theme?

Lindsy: When Ireland sent me a photo of her teal shoes, I knew they had to be incorporated. I sent photos of her shoes and dress to Laurel and Leaf along with an inspiration board I had created and it all came together.

Can you share any special moments or highlights of the day?

Lindsy: Our male model couldn't make it so I threw my husband in. He was so great for stepping in. It was a challenge to get all of us (my husband, Ireland and myself) comfortable with the hand-holding and closeness of a bridal shoot but we did the best we could!

Were there any special requests or unique challenges that you had to work together to overcome?

Lindsy: The male model thing I mentioned above. : )

Thank you so much for sharing this shoot with us Lindsy! You can check out more of LMR Photography's work here on their website and also be sure to check them out on Instagram!


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An Elopement Styled Shoot at The Cool Springs House by Swak Photography

Monday, June 19, 2017

As of late, weddings have become a bit more casual and I love this laid-back vibe! Which is why I was head over heels when I saw this styled shoot from Swak Photography. The team of wedding professionals decided to style a bride and groom eloping at The Cool Springs House. The inspiration begins with the beautiful couple eating an intimate breakfast together, a first look, a sweet private ceremony, a dessert reception and one of the most lovely getaways in a vintage car! Mixing vintage inspiration with modern elements is one of my favorite aesthetics, so I SO hope you enjoy browsing through these photos for inspiration - and be sure to stop and read all about Carrie + team's inspiration behind the shoot below!


Elopement Styled Shoot

The Cool Springs House


Style Shoot Team:

Photographer | Swak Photography

Invitation Designer | Authentic by Frani

Bakery | Baked In Nashville

Reception Venue | Cool Springs House

Makeup Artist | Hannah Farmer Creative

Lingerie | Hey Wanderer

Event Planner | Inspired Help

Floral Designer | Lulamoss

Tuxedo and Mens Attire | Street Tuxedo

Caterer | Sweet Biscuit Co.

Dress | The Dress Theory, Sarah Seven

Rentals: Two Monkey's Vintage

From the photographer, Carrie of Swak Photography: A wedding planner friend of mine and I saw a need to help inspire couples with images on an intimate elopement ceremony set in a bed and breakfast style venue. We love the sweetness of the two having breakfast together enjoying in the giddiness of what the day will hold! They enjoy tasty homemade scones and biscuits with coffee and laughs. Once they got ready separately we brought them together for a "first look" and then to the ceremony inside the house adorned with romantic floral wallpaper. After the ceremony, "i do's" , and cake cutting we went into some portraits of the two. To finish it all off they exited in a shower of fresh flowers and a sweet vintage car! All in all our goal was to make this shoot seem sweet, simple, and do-able by just about any bride on a limited budget and small to no guest list. We hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous styled shoot with us, Carrie! You can check out more of Swak Photography's work here on their website and also here on Instagram!



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How to Set the Table at Your Wedding: A How To By The Wedding Plate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Photos by Eden Ingle

When you're discussing your wedding table designs, there are a few things you need to know about setting your table! And after working in the wedding rental industry myself, I was surprised by the amount of brides who asked how to properly set a table. Well, luckily Lisa of The Wedding Plate has started a blog series on how to set the tables at your Nashville wedding. She's broken it down into different categories - bread and drinks, flatware and napkins. Plus, she has a great one-sheet on how to make sure you don't miss anything in your table settings. Check out her advice below!

Photos by Jenna Henderson

Bread & Drinks:

In a basic place setting, you won't have a bread plate, but if you want your wedding to be a bit more formal, the bread plate goes to the left corner of your place setting. And what about the water and wine? Water glasses should be placed directly above the dinner knife on the right followed by the wine glasses - cascading down smaller and smaller. Here are some more tips from Lisa on bread & drinks!


This is the area where people are most likely to question themselves! Which side does the fork go on? What about the knife? Well, here is how you do it! The dinner fork goes to the left of the dinner plate followed by the salad fork. Next, the dinner knife goes to the right of the dinner plate followed by the coffee spoon. Easy peasy! Check out more of Lisa's tips on formal vs. informal settings here!

Photo by Eden Ingle


For a formal setting, the napkin should be folded and placed under the soup bowl which is placed on top of the dinner plate. The napkin can also go under the fork or on the plate if you're looking for an informal plate setting - keeping it casual! Read more of Lisa's tips here.


And if you're a visual person like me, here's Lisa's handy cheat sheet for how to set a wedding table:

Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us, Lisa! You can check out more of The Wedding Plate's tips + beautiful vintage china inventory here on their website. And be sure to give them a follow on Instagram!


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Laura + Bernard’s Swanky Art Deco Wedding at Sinema by Paige Brown Designs

Friday, May 12, 2017

Laura + Bernard pulled out all the stops to make their wedding fun and unique! The couple chose a traditional Gatsby/Art Deco theme for their wedding at Sinema Nashville all while putting their own twist on the day. Planner, designer and florist Paige Brown Designs helped them create the scene with black, white and gold elements, and a gorgeously designed table scape set for a king (or Gatsby himself!). Not to mention, Laura's bridal portraits beneath the classy chandeliers are to. die. for! Her elegant hat paired with her gold beaded dress is absolutely stunning and so HER! Check out all of their photos by Shannon Bankston Photography below and hear their incredible "30 years in the making" story!

Laura + Bernard

Sinema Nashville


100 Guests

Wedding Team:

Designer, Planner, Florist | Paige Brown Designs

Venue, Food | Sinema Nashville

Photos | Shannon Bankston Photography

Cake | A Frosted Affair

Tell us about Laura + Bernard!

Paige Brown: Laura and Bernard have the most amazing love story! They met when they were very young and began dating in high school. Bernard asked Laura to marry him prior to leaving for the United States Navy. Since she was still in high school, she declined. 30 years later, they reconnected, fell in love, and had their fairytale wedding. You know what they say: what is meant to be will always be.

Tell us about the vision for their wedding.

Paige Brown: Laura and Bernard wanted a non-traditional wedding with fun and eclectic details. From the venue to the decor details, this wedding was truly stylish and unique in every way imaginable.

What was their theme and what inspired it? What details were used to create the theme?

Paige Brown: The couple opted for the theme of "Art Deco: 30 Years In The Making". The Gatsby-inspired look with a modern twist gave way to gold, black, and white details throughout the event space.

Thank you so much for sharing Laura + Bernard's day with us, Paige! Your designs are always on point! You can check out more of Paige Brown Designs' work here on her website and also be sure to follow her on Instagram!

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