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Wedding Style - Vintage

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!

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Elopement Styled Shoot

The Cool Springs House

4.1.17

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!

Flatware:

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

Napkins:

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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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Florals, Details & Design , Rentals, Wedding Style - Vintage, 0 comments »

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

9.17.16

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!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, Wedding Style - Vintage, 0 comments »

Vintage Weddings & Events: Mismatched China + Decor for Your Nashville Wedding

Thursday, April 27, 2017

When celebrating your big day, you want it to be uniquely yours! From your vows to your dress to your tablescapes, everything about your weddings should scream you as a couple. And if you're a vintage lover like me, then adding heirloom china + centerpieces to your table scape is a great choice! Nancy of Vintage Weddings and Events has curated and collected unique pieces of china, glassware, flatware + more that you can rent for your wedding! The Depression Glass, brooches + more are one of a kind pieces and will definitely be a talking piece among your guests at your Nashville wedding. As a Mother of the Groom herself, Nancy knows the ins and outs of planning a wedding, so keep reading to learn more about her vintage china business + how you can rent some for your wedding!

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Tell us about Vintage Weddings + Special Events + how long you've been in business!

Nancy: Vintage Weddings & Special Events is a new family owned business which features mismatched china, goblets, depression glassware, flatware, and serving dishes. We also design one-of-a-kind centerpieces such as brooch bouquets in vintage vases and lighted mason jars on tree rounds. Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience for wedding.

How did you get started in weddings?

Nancy: I started collecting vintage china and depression glass for my son's wedding last June. I fell in love with "the thrill of the hunt." I find my treasures at estate sales, flea markets, and antique stores.

What's the philosophy behind Vintage Weddings + Events?

Nancy: We are a family business and we plan to treat each event with TLC.

What are your strengths compared to other rental companies?

Nancy: I believe we are unique because we have incorporated Depression Glass into our Vintage Garden Collection. The glass compliments the colors and patterns of the china. The layering of plates is gorgeous!

What attracts brides to your business (+ describe that bride!)?

Nancy: I think brides that are having a rustic, vintage, or bohemian wedding will love our dinnerware and centerpieces. Our prices are also very reasonable.

Describe some of the services you provide besides place setting + centerpiece rentals.

Nancy: We set up and attend the reception to make sure everything runs smoothly and the reception continues to look attractive while you enjoy your special day. We will clear tables and tidy all stations such as the Coffee Bar or Appetizer Table.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your business?

Nancy: I love weddings so I decided to turn that enthusiasm into a business!

You can find all of Nancy's gorgeous collection here on the Vintage Weddings and Special Events' website! Thanks, Nancy!

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Unique Wedding Ideas, Rentals, Wedding Style - Vintage, 0 comments »

Organic Luxe Garden Franklin, TN Wedding Styled Shoot at CJ’s Off the Square

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring is upon us and the flowers are starting to bloom! Which is why this styled shoot at CJ's Off The Square is perfect for spring wedding inspiration! The organic luxe look is literally dripping with florals by The Enchanted Florist - hanging flowers from the chandeliers, raised flower centerpieces and even spray roses tucked underneath the napkins at each place setting! Southern Events' gray farm tables and cross back chairs lent a hand to the organic chic look and the pops of blue and pink created a feminine touch that tied the whole look together. Take a look at the beautiful photos by Phindy Studios below!

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Photographer | Phindy Studios

Dress Designer | BHLDN

Event Venue | CJ's Off the Square

Invitation Designer | Designs in Paper

Caterer | McConnell Hospitality Group

Lighting | Nashville Event Lighting

DJ | Premier The Entertainment Company

Equipment Rentals | Southern Events Party Rental Company

Floral Designer | The Enchanted Florist

Cake Designer | Wolfe Gourmet Cakes

When in a garden, there is a natural inclination to highlight the lush greenery, blurring the boundary between indoors and out. For the annual wedding and event style showcase at CJ's Off the Square, we paired thoughtful details, unique furnishings and a relaxed vibe to bring our "Organic Luxe" theme to life.The space was set with cross-back chairs and gray farm tables from Southern Events Party Rental Company. Featuring vintage inspired glassware & china and centerpieces of blush roses, white stock & eggplant colored artichokes, the tables were accented overhead by suspended greenery, hydrangeas & amaranthus by The Enchanted Florist. The room centered around an Edison bulb chandelier from Nashville Event Lighting, adorned in more blooms and greenery transforming our pavilion. Guests noshed on scrumptious hors d’oeuvres including shrimp & grits and green egg & ham deviled eggs provided by the McConnell Hospitality Group as well as a variety of sweet samples from Wolfe Gourmet Cakes. Paper details including menus and food tags were courtesy of Designs in Paper.

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful shoot with us, CJ's Off The Square! You can see more beautiful shots of their venue on their website here and on their Instagram page here. Cheers! 

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Inspiration & Trends, Wedding Style - Garden, Outdoor, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , Wedding Style - Vintage, 0 comments »