September weddings in Nashville happen to be some of our favorites! And our thoughts on Whitney and Cayman’s romantic blush and metallic wedding are no different! Their palette was perfect for the time of year with rustic rose gold bridesmaids dresses, gold accented table decor on top of deep colored linens and beautiful shades of gray. Not to mention, their DIY details added such character and was the perfect touch! These images by Harp & Olive Photography showcase their day at Depot Square seamlessly. Enjoy scrolling through them and learning more about their day!
Whitney + Cayman
Whitney and Cayman met years ago during a blind date. That blind date turned into an hours-long chat where they didn’t want to leave each other. During their beautiful fall wedding in Gallatin, they made it official and are now husband and wife. Their day was full of beautiful florals, lots of laughs, and incredible velvet bridesmaids dresses.
How did you meet?
Whitney: Cayman was friends with my little sister. I added him on Snapchat, we met in a blind date a week later. (I almost didn’t go) the rest is history.
What is your proposal story?
Whitney: We were on a cruise with my parents. The second day there we got ready to take sunset pictures like we always do on vacation. We were on the very top of the boat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It was super windy that day. Cayman has his arm around me and I felt his hand move off of my back and he pulled my hand with it. As I turned to look I saw him going down on one knee as I was wiping the hair out of my face because of the wind. He muttered “will you marry me” in the midst of my ugly girl crying.
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
Whitney: I wanted rustic chic. Lots of bling and color. Depot Square is close to home and was able to house our guest list of 250. Patricia and Keith were awesome to work with.
Tell us about your attire choices.
Whitney: I wanted the guys to be in Grey since my bridesmaid dresses were velvet rose gold. Cayman wanted to be in a different color grey than the rest of the guys.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
Whitney: We skipped out on a photo booth and did a DIY one. We DIY’d our flowers for the wedding.
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
Whitney: My girls put together a scrapbook where they each wrote a page with lots of pictures and memories. The last few pages were from Cayman and my dad even made a page as well. Definitely made me cry.
Tell us about your wedding flowers.
Whitney: I had a king protea in the middle of mine with different colored roses and lots of greenery. The more the merrier. One of my dear friends, Jan did all of the flower arrangements for my big day. I seriously don’t know what I’d do without her.
Tell us about your wedding cake.
A friend of ours Beka Rodarte gifted us with our wedding cakes. We had fun tasting all of the yummy flavors and it was so hard to choose. We ended up going with pistachio, red velvet, and chocolate for the main cake. The grooms cake was weights (my husband is an avid weight lifter) it was yellow cake with chocolate icing. His favorite.
What did you do for favors?
Whitney: We chose to skip out on them.
Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.
Whitney: All of the floral arrangements were DIY, the decoration of the venue was DIY, and we had wooden bow books that we wrote our vows in.
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
Whitney: My mom sewed a blue piece of ribbon from her bouquet 31 years ago on the inside of my dress. I also was gifted my great grandmas diamond earrings that I wore the day of the wedding as well.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Whitney: Enjoy the season of planning. Get your groom involved. Ask his opinion and met him know that his input is important to you. Listen to his ideas because it’s his day too. Mainly just have fun and never lose sight of what the day is truly about. Remember you can’t please everyone, it’s your wedding.
We can totally feel the love and can’t thank Whitney and Cayman enough for sharing their romantic blush and metallic wedding day at Depot Square with us. Also, thank you to Harp & Olive for capturing and sharing such amazing photos!