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Wedding Venues and Locations

Annalise + Brandon’s Destination Wedding in Nashville at Houston Station

Friday, May 26, 2017

What do you get when a musician + a vocalist cross paths in Nashville? Well, for Annalise + Brandon, it was true love! Since the couple met here in Music City, they decided to have a destination wedding in Nashville at Houston Station! The couple's decor centered around their musical background and also showcased the industrial historic train station feel that Houston Station offers to so many couples. I'm loving their classy touches mixed with casual characteristics - like the bride's glamorous accessories mixed with her Converse shoes! It's definitely the Nashville way. :) Take a look at more of Tracy Shoopman's photos and hear how the night went straight from Tracy herself!

Annalise + Brandon Thomas

Houston Station

10.31.15

100 Guests

Wedding Team:

Photographer | Tracy Shoopman Photography

Makeup Artist | Brides by Lisa

Hair Stylist | Brides by Mary

Lighting | Bright Event Productions

Venue | Events Nashville at Houston Station

Transportation | Matchless Transportation

Event Planner | Social Ambitions Events and Weddings

Draping | Visual Elements

Cake Designer | Wolfe Gourmet Cakes

From the photographer, Tracy Shoopman: Annalise is originally from Colorado but she and Brandon met in Nashville... and so Nashville is where they decided to have their destination wedding. Annalise and Brandon's wedding took place at the Historic Houston Train Station. We loved the venue with the exposed brick and peeling paint.. it added so much character. The bride and groom also sing and play wonderfully together as you can see in some of the images. Overall, the beautiful couple and the beautiful venue made for a beautiful wedding.

More from the photographer, Tracy Shoopman: Their  wedding theme was country-chic and inspired by "I Hear the Train a'Comin'". Mis-matched china, beautiful clear glass goblets, a chandelier, off whites and some blush (pale warm peachy pink) were also used to create the look and feel of the wedding.

Thank you so much for sharing Annalise + Brandon's wedding with us, Tracy! You can check out more of Tracy Shoopman's photography work here on her website. Also be sure to check out more on Houston Station here!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Venues and Locations, Wedding Style - Classic, 0 comments »

Harley + Daniel’s Southern Vintage Wedding at Briar Rose Hill by Caitlin Steva

Friday, April 21, 2017

A historical home. Vintage charm. A couple meant to be. Put them all together and you've found Harley + Daniel's wedding at Briar Rose Hill! The vintage elegance in every detail throughout the November day fit in perfectly with the historical charm of the venue. The touches of leafy green garland + pops of purple set the scene for a traditional Southern soireé. The array of pies, hand lettered signs + "found" furniture created a vintage wonderland at every angle. Photographer Caitlin Steva captured the moments beautifully - check out all of the couple's gorgeous photos along with an interview with Harley herself! 

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Harley + Daniel

Briar Rose Hill

11.5.16

150 Guests

Wedding Team:

Photographer | Caitlin Steva Photography

Event Venue | Briar Rose Hill

Bakery | Faboo Cakes

Event Planner | Nashville Event Planning

Flowers | Posh Florals by Nashville Event Planning

Caterer | Wildberry Catering

DJ | Choice DJs

Tell us about your engagement!

Harley: We kept it sweet and personal. I was actually out for a girls' night with my best friend. When I got home he surprised me with a dozen roses and tea candles spelling "I love you" in the living room. He asked me, but before I said yes, I made sure he had asked my Daddy first.

What was the vision + theme for your wedding?

Harley: We had a front porch wedding surrounded by family and friends. The theme of "Vintage Southern Belle" is what I've always dreamed of since I was young.

Can you share any special moments or highlights from your wedding day?

Harley: Having my girls with me while getting ready helped me keep my stress levels down. One was helping me put my dress on and I accidently bumped her in the head with my knee. Walking out as Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Mayes was the best feeling. Getting to dance with my best friends and making a fool of ourselves was the best fun.

What are some tips you can share with other brides planning their weddings?

Harley: The point is to get married, as long as that happens there's no need to stress.

Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos with us, Caitlin! And also thanks to Harley for sharing the details of your wedding with us! You can check out more of Caitlin's work here on her website and also here on her Instagram page

Also! Make sure you grab your tickets to our calligraphy workshop at Briar Rose Hill before they're gone!

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Real Nashville Brides, Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Venues and Locations, 0 comments »

Jackie + Andy’s Classic Southern Wedding at Briar Rose Hill by Michelle Hines Photography

Friday, April 7, 2017

I've said it before, but I'll say it again... small intimate destination weddings are the JAM right now! Which is why I'm so excited to share Jackie + Andy's wedding day at Briar Rose Hill! Their October day brought in pops of petal pink which meshed so well with Briar Rose Hill's historical setting. The perfect fall weather gave way for a beautiful outdoor ceremony beneath the property's grand tree. The fun-loving couple incorporated personal touches with Andy's firefighter jacket and seed favors for the guests to commemorate the day. Take a look at all the photos from Michelle Hines Photography below!

Jackie + Andy Pridemore

Briar Rose Hill

10.26.16

45 Guests

Wedding Team:

Venue + Flowers | Briar Rose Hill 

Event Planning | Nashville Event Planning

Rentals | Grand Central Party Rental 

Catering | Wildberry Catering

Photography | Michelle Hines Photography

Cake | Patty Cakes

Hair and Makeup | Veronica Crutcher with Bellezza Salon

DJ | Choice DJs 

Limo/shuttle service | Sedan on Demand

Bar service | Bartending by Jackie

From Miranda of Briar Rose Hill: Jackie came down to Nashville with a friend and fell in love with the city. She was planning a large wedding in Ohio and decided she wanted to do a destination southern wedding with just family and close friends. So, they traveled to Nashville for their destination wedding while they currently reside in Milford, Ohio. Jackie is a mental health counselor and Andy is a firefighter. They are a fun and adventurous couple who own a dog, cat and a mini pig! The couple envisioned a small, classy yet fun southern wedding at Briar Rose Hill with pops of petal pink throughout their decor. 

The special highlight from her day I would say her mom walking her down the aisle. They had a very close relationship and it was neat to see them so excited and emotional right before they walked out of the house. And it was the perfect weather for a fall night!

Thank you so much for sharing Jackie + Andy's day with us! You can find out more about Briar Rose Hill here on their website. And again, I'm so excited to be hosting the Calligraphy Workshop at this gogeous venue! Tickets are still available here - grab them before it sells out!

All photos provided by Michelle Hines Photography.

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Venues and Locations, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

The Lodge in Franklin: A Unique Rehearsal Dinner Space in the Nashville Area

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Photo by Teale Photography

One struggle I hear most of the time with brides and wedding professionals is finding a unique space for your Nashville rehearsal dinner. A small space with character that can accommodate about 30-50 people is usually what brides are looking for. And let me tell you, I've found the space that can check all of these boxes! It's called The Lodge in Franklin - a hidden gem right off of I-65 in Franklin provides brides with a hip, modern take on rehearsal dinners. A co-working space by day (you can apply here to be a part of their entrepreneur community) and event space by night, The Lodge is that alternative space to host your next small-scale event. With cross back chairs and farm tables provided, The Lodge's decor with leather couches, wrought iron chandeliers and reclaimed wood provides a unique space for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or even small intimate weddings. Plus, Honest Coffee Roasters has a coffee bar right on site! Check out our interview below with founder, Amanda to learn more about the unique space...

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Tell us about your company + how long you've been in business.

Amanda: The Lodge offers Franklin’s beauty, southern warmth & hospitality. A great location for seminars, trainings, day retreats, business retreats, rehearsal dinners, parties, showers, and more. We may be new on the block but we have years of collective experience. Our venue opened January 2017. We have several options available from planning a business retreat to a beautiful rehearsal dinner and small intimate weddings. Great events don’t just happen! We believe they start with listening to what our clients need and desire. We promote an quaint enjoyable and stress free experience so you can enjoy your event/day.

What are your strengths compared to others in your category?

Amanda: Our strengths lie in the small events. We can host 50 guests in our building. Creating a family like environment away from home. An intimate gathering space.

2 Photos above by Daniel C. White

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

Amanda: Shall we say shiplap, shiplap, shiplap! We have a beautiful space that doesn’t require any extra effort. From our white shiplap walls, exposed brick to our antique chandeliers, our space is ready for the bride’s special day. There’s an authentic farmhouse vintage feel without having to leave the city limits of Franklin.

Thank you so much for sharing your incredible and unique space with us, Amanda! Be sure to check out The Lodge Franklin's website here and follow them over on Instagram here. Happy venue shopping!

All other photos from The Lodge Franklin website.

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Bridal Showers, Luncheons, Parties, Wedding Venues and Locations, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

Acme Events at The Hatchery: An Urban Nashville Downtown Wedding Venue Space

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today's the day! We've been counting down for months now and working hard on our Nashville Bride Guide Launch Party! Acme Feed & Seed is so gracious to host us for the event! Plus, they are providing some delicious desserts for us to try. You've known Acme Feed & Seed resides at 101 Broadway where it's all happening in Nashville - with 4 glorious floors of space with plenty of options to tickle your fancy. But did you know about their 3rd floor The Hatchery? This is where the #NBGLaunch is taking place and we must say - it's the perfect industrial downtown wedding venue in Nashville! With historical brick walls and large windows and ceilings to the gorgeous wood floors, there's plenty of open space to decorate any way you want to! I could go on, but I'll let the good folks at Acme Feed & Seed take it from here!

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Tell us about The Hatchery!

The Hatchery on the 3rd Floor of the Acme is the largest one-level event and music venue on Lower Broadway, with a capacity of 200 seated, 350 for a standing reception and 499 for a concert. Inspired by the long held moniker of the building, Acme Feed & Hatchery, the 7,000 square foot venue provides unparalleled character, historic charm and an open floor plan with endless opportunity to transform the space. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville with views of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium and Riverfront Park, The Hatchery offers a truly one-of-a-kind and uniquely “Nashville” setting ideal for any event. Acme Feed & Seed opened in 2014, however the building has been here for over a century.

What are some amenities that are unique to Acme and unlike other wedding venues in Nashville?

Acme is a very historic venue. With our location at the prime spot in downtown Nashville, there's so much we can offer to brides! Serving TomKats catering gives us an edge where brides can choose their menus in-house. Our service regarding your event details is bar none. We can even source your event entertainment! Customized Acme retail is another perk of the venue - so you can take home some Acme branded treasures to remember your day by. Adding an extra element of how walkable Acme is - you can step right out onto Broadway and continue the party at one of the local honkey tonks (or one of our other floors!). 

Above photo designed by Sarah Ann Miller - Randi Events // Bright Event Productions // 12th Table // TomKats Catering // Southern Events // Bloom Flowers

What attracts brides to The Hatchery?

The Hatchery provides tons of natural light for day weddings! The tall windows on two perimeter walls give guests the view of downtown Nashville while the light makes the space very photogenic. Not to mention, there's so much history in the century old building - we've renovated it to create a raw event space to suit your own taste and style. Another reason brides are attracted to The Hatchery is our food! We have over 30 years of catering experience in Nashville and our menus are so unique to each and every event. We even cater to the stars! Plus, the 4th floor has been named top rooftop in America!

Wow - with an all-inclusive service for your wedding, you won't even have to think about outside food, drinks, tables, chairs + more! The Hatchery provides so much ease to your planning process (I know first-hand!) and gives you one of the coolest vibes for your Nashville wedding! Be sure to check them out here on their website and follow along on their events Instagram page here

 

Photos provided by Acme Feed & Seed - by Photographix, Emily B. Hall, Jake Giles Netter

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Wedding Venues and Locations, Wedding Style - Modern, 0 comments »