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Wedding Food Trend: Grazing Tables from Chef’s Market

When it comes to style and fashion, the one thing you can be sure of is that not a thing under the sun is new. What’s new and hot this season is likely a re-engineered relic from days gone by. Every decade or so, fashion that you never thought you would see again raises its head. Sometimes that head is ugly.  Take macramé, for example. It was a flash in the pan in the 70s and thankfully was only a flash in the pan last year. More positively, mid-century furniture has been as hot as a pop-up toaster for the last couple of years. Even the very style of color seems to come in phases, as after a decade of every shade of white, we’re seeing the unashamed bold colors of Memphis style come back into vogue this year.

Tri-Brand Hotel: Northpoint Hospitality’s Grand Opening Party

With 21 stories and a rooftop that overlooks Nashville’s downtown skyline, Marriott‘s first ever tri-brand hotel makes for a great Nashville wedding venue. Their newly built hotel is making history by combining three brands under one roof, featuring AC Hotel, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites. Northpoint Hospitality recently celebrated the grand opening of this awesome hotel and we’re sharing all about the event. Keep reading to find and more and take a peek inside with these photos captured by Teresa Earnest.

Music City Merger wedding inspiration featured on Nashville Bride Guide

Music City Merger Styled Shoot by Today & Forever Weddings | Nashville Styled Shoot

  • July 12, 2019
  • Events at 624
  • Model groom: Marcus Johnson – @marcusdiontej Model bride: Jamaria Johnson – @jamariajoliviaj Venue: Events at 624 -@eventsat624 Wedding Cake: City Girl Treats -@citygirltreats Photography: J Mikado Photography – @jmikadophotography Caterer: Taste of Perfection – @toptasteofperfection Rentals (plates, linen, flatware,  vintage cart, Farrah chairs) : Southern Events – @southerneventsandrentals Stationery: Paper Kuts Studio – @paperkuts_studio Vintage rentals ( glassware, vintage furniture): Sparks Vintage Rentals – @rentsparkvintage HMUA: Posh Glam Studio – @poshglamnashville Calligraphy: C. Ashlyn Calligraphy – @c.ashlyn.calligraphy Wedding bands: Ingram Jewelers – @ingramjewelers Tuxedo: My Joyful Event Tuxedo – @myjoyfulevent Mobile Bar: Twisted Tongue- @twistedtonguenashville Florist: Echoes of Eden Florals – @echoes_of_eden_florals Pop-Up Mural Artist: Faven Heart Murals-@favenheart Nashville souvenirs/vintages goods (vintage radio, Nashville flask, ceramic vases, enamel pins, postcard): Bits & Pieces Antique Boutique Wedding dress/ Wedding planning: Today and Forever – @todayandforeverwedding
  • Tierra: My vision was a Nashville themed wedding, but I wanted to show couples that there’s more to our city than just country music. I really wanted to think outside of the box and showcase what a Nashville wedding meant to me! 
  • Tierra: The theme of the shoot is a Music City Merger. I was inspired by retro/vintage Nashville and the music scene. Some say that Nashville received it’s nickname “Music City” from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, an acappella ensemble from Nashville’s HBCU  Fisk University, so I wanted to showcase a young African-American couple who fell in love in Music City! Our venue space is a new Germantown venue, which I felt was quite fitting since it’s on the same street as the University.  
  • Tierra: Where do I begin?! So the color scheme was based off of a retro Nashville souvenir shirt with a burst of teal, burnt orange, yellow, black and white as an accent. Murals are such big part of the Nashville scene, so the custom pop-up mural by Faven Heart Murals helped to create a fun scene indoors. I wanted to feature a variety of mid-century furniture and décor and incorporate different shapes. I absolutely fell in love with the teal Farrah chairs and guitar pick shaped plates from Southern Events . I knew they’d be the perfect fit! We brought in vinyl records and vintage props from local antique stores for the table scape as well. I decided to use buttons for place cards in a retro floral print to really tie in the era and provide a unique alternative for couples. C. Ashlyn Calligraphy also did a beautiful job of addressing our RSVP envelopes in a circular shape. Billy balls totally scream mid-century and retro vibes to me, so I’m glad Echoes of Eden Florals was able to incorporate those throughout the arrangements. We incorporated elements of Nashville and Tennessee with Taste of Perfections’ sophisticated spin on Nashville’s Hot Chicken, with fresh peppers, herbs, and a honey mixture. We used Jack Daniels bottles as candle holders! The invitations by PaperKuts Studio were an ode to the Hatch Print Shop. I  could go on and on from the cake to the hair and makeup, I’m just absolutely pleased with how everything “merged” together.
  • Tierra: The was a big team and that’s exactly how I wanted it to be! There’s so many talented vendors and artists in the wedding industry and I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase some amazing talent in Nashville. I’m so thankful for everyone who contributed to this shoot and helped bring my vision to life! We all had such a blast on shoot day. We all enjoyed the “cocktail hour” featuring a Twisted Lemonade by  mobile bar company, Twisted Tongue Nashville.

Photo download link: https://jmikadophotography.client-gallery.com/gallery/music-city-merger-styled-shoot