Matt + Mariana's Wedding Shower at The Lodge Franklin

Matt + Mariana’s Wedding Shower at The Lodge Franklin

I was absolutely thrilled to co-host a wedding shower for my friends Matt and Mariana at The Lodge Franklin this past September! Matt has been a long time friend of ours and we were so happy to celebrate him and his fiancée Mariana. The Lodge Franklin was the perfect wedding shower venue in Franklin, TN and we had a blast! Take a look at the photos from Becka Edmonson below and read more about their story!

Matt had lived in Nashville, TN for 10+ years and was a part of our core friend group here who all moved straight to Nashville following college. Matt decided to pursue his dreams of working in the film industry and made the move to Los Angeles, CA about 2 years ago. This is where Matt met Mariana!

Mariana is an interior designer in Los Angeles and has had the opportunity to help design and stage houses for celebrity clientele. It was like a match made in heaven as these two creatives met and fell in love.

My friend Carmen and I decided to host a Nashville wedding shower for them at The Lodge Franklin. The Lodge Franklin is a co-working space during the day turned event venue at night and on the weekends! We thought the home grown rustic feel was perfect for this shower and we incorporated some reds into the rustic decor. For food, we made a charcuterie spread and had a cake made from a local baker. The night was not complete without a game of Pictionary and announcements from Carmen and her husband Doug (a groomsman).

Matt and Mariana decided to plan a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico this October. The wedding was held at a resort, the ceremony was in a beautiful jungle and the reception was hosted in a beautifully decorated tent on the beach. The night before, Matt and Mariana gathered their friends and family for a rehearsal dinner in a tree house!

Thank you so much to Matt and Mariana and also to Becka Edmonson for capturing these photos and to Carmen for helping plan the shower!


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