by: Lauren

A vintage style was the perfect option for Lindsey and David’s gorgeous pastel wedding that I have for you all today! Captured beautifully by The Collection, this couple met and fell in love in Nashville, so naturally they decided to have a destination wedding at one of the most amazing venues in Nashville, Cedarwood. Wanting something natural, sweet and simple, Lindsey chose a pastel color palette and paired it with vintage details, and the outcome was absolutely amazing…

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From the bride, Lindsey:

What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

Cedarwood has a wedding planner designated to you and they help plan the entire thing. All I had to do was show them a few pictures and answer a few questions and they took care of the rest! My Mom really helped me as well and made a few of the props that we used around the wedding.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

We knew we wanted to get married in Nashville, TN because that’s where we met in college and a lot of our family lives there or could make the drive there, but I lived in Texas at the time and my husband lived in Ohio so I really wanted someone who could do a lot of the planning for me. That’s what we found in Cedarwood because they do a lot of weddings and already have vendors so I didn’t have to spend a lot of time hunting down caterers or florists, etc. Plus I wanted an outdoor farm wedding that was fun and beautiful, and Cedarwood really lends itself to that because of the location and the resources the staff has in decorating and really pulling off a wedding that fit my tastes. 

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

I got a lot of ideas from Pinterest about flowers that I would want because I had never thought about that kind of thing before. I decided on something pastel and sweet with the pink and white and some light blues to contrast with the dark navy that I had my bridesmaids wear.  I didn’t want everything to be overly navy, so we kept the tablecloths white and just did navy napkins. We used some of these Spirit of Nashville postcards as a template for the table numbers because a lot of our friends came from out of town and the fact that it was in the city where we fell in love was really special to us.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

The fact that we got to see a lot of people we hadn’t seen in a while and having all our family and friends surround us and really enjoy themselves at our wedding was my favorite thing. Our friends are quite the dancers.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Try to please everyone, but when every effort you’ve made can’t, just do what’s best for you. Also, find a great photographer. It will be worth it.

The pastel color palette is fabulous, don’t you think? Which do you prefer- subdued, pastel shades or bold, bright shades?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  The Collection//Reception Venue: Cedarwood Weddings//Caterer: Chef Christopher’s Catering//Dress Store: David’s Bridal//Invitation Designer: designs in paper//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: J. Crew//DJ:Jace Aaron Entertainment //Jewelry: Macy’s//Cake Designer: Patty Cakes//Dress Designer:Vera Wang Creative Services//Jewelry: Zales Jewelry//



by: Lauren

Romantic gold and white wedding ideas, rustic eclectic stylings, and the most stunning Chaviano Couture bridal gowns are all a part of today’s inspiration that was captured beautifully by Boon Vong Photography! Sit back and enjoy the gilded beauty- you’re going to love it!

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And a little behind-the-scenes video from Angle 3 Films…

The floral crown is just gorgeous, don’t you think? And I love the gold and white details- simple, but still so very lovely!

Are any of you planning on using gold in your own wedding? How will you be using it?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Gowns: Chaviano Couture / Photographer: Boon Vong Photography / Model: Vivian Byrd / Cinematography: Angle 3 Films / Makeup Artist: Beauty Bott / Flower Crown: Flower Crown Society / Vintage Rentals: Four Inch Fold / Stylist: The Little Canopy / Venue: Kent Rock Manor / Accessories: French Knot Studios / Invitations & Stationery: The Little Canopy


by: Carlee

Today’s Texas wedding from Shaina Sheaff Photography is filled with love, happiness, and a fabulously eclectic color palette of yellow and turquoise. Wanting a laid-back and relaxed vibe for their guests, Lauren and David chose a beautiful Texas vineyard as the location for their wedding weekend, which ended up inspiring a great deal of the wedding details. Lauren is here with us today sharing more about her wedding…

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

David and I had a year long engagement, and since I was in my final semester of college, I started planning and reserving everything about few months prior to the wedding. I decided to do everything on my own, and being a designer gave me the opportunity to create items which were one of a kind and incredibly special. I would sketch ideas with David, and we would make sure it was “us.” I also took over the decor, and created most of the items seen around the room.

In lieu of a professional videographer, we crowdsourced our wedding video, asking guests to use their phones to capture various moments of the day. I edited about five hours of combined guest footage into a wedding film which can be found here! This is one of the mementos I am most proud of, because our friends helped make it happen!

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

That others knew I didn’t need to be doted on. I know for a FACT this drove my bridesmaids completely nutty-buckets For David and I, the most important thing was that our guests were comfortable, taken care of and had a great time. Using local vendors and small businesses to print design work was also very important. I was thankful that we collaborated with some of the most talented artists who each delivered what we envisioned.

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

David and I are pretty laid back, so being able to make our wedding day feel so relaxed for ourselves as well as our guests was key. Choosing a vineyard in the Texas hill country was something we had both wanted initially, and it was David’s daughter who exclaimed that she wanted to see us get married under a tree! We were thrilled that the designs and decor echoed those feelings to others. It’s pretty incredible to watch everything come together.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Between the sunset over the lavender, and the children prancing around us during our song (we sort just swayed there smiling at each other and forgot to dance, so thanks kids!), I can not imagine a more perfect day marrying my best friend. There is one memory that sticks with me, and was documented perfectly and quietly by Shaina. As us ladies brought our things into the bridal cottage, I grabbed our flower girl, David’s daughter and my littlest best friend, Ciana, to get her ready. There was so much excitement downstairs and outside, and as someone who gets nervous presenting to a group, my nerves started to wiggle and fidget Yet, as soon as she and I ascended the steps to the attic, everything slowed down. We took our time, dressing her into the dress she chose, the shoes she picked out, and the flower crown she making sure everything of hers was perfectly placed. That time spent focusing on her was so special and serene, that all those wiggles and fidgets went away.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Space out. Seriously! Just stand there and take it all in. Sneak off and steal a moment, or ten. Do not let anything bring you down. Whether it’s one of your vendors, a guest or the weather, it’s okay! Embrace the crazy, and do not let a negative force take away from all the beauty and joy.

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I love the puzzle piece guest book, don’t you?! And Lauren’s advice to “space out” at your wedding to enjoy everything- that is seriously SUCH a great suggestion! But most of all, the fact that Lauren and David wanted to make sure that everything was an enjoyable “vacation-like” weekend for their guests is what I love most.

So how about you- what do you want the “vibe” to be for your wedding, and how are you planning on executing that vibe? I’d love to hear!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Reception Venue: Becker Vineyards / Photographer: Shaina Sheaff Photography / Second Shooter: Sarah Barber / Flowers & Decor: Spout Flowers / Catering: My Own Chef Catering / Cake Baker: My Own Chef Catering / DJ: DJ Ray with Live Oak DJ’s / Portrait Station: Live Oak Photobooth / Hairstylist: Simply Hair Salon & Day Spa / Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal / Cardigans: Faye Costello @ MiriMiri Fashion / Bride's Headpiece and Bracelet: Branchbound / Bride's Necklace: Freshly Fig / Garters: somethingnewdesigns / Flower Girl’s Engraved Birch Pail: Floral Accents / Ring Bearer’s Ring Holder: Monika Monroe / Cake Topper: bobobabe / Cake Topper: Lovebird Goods / Wooden Tree Guest Book Puzzle: Couple's Friend / Wooden Cake Base:: Chateau Radford / Placecard Holders: This Fine Day / Custom Flasks for Groomsmen: Moxie & Oliver

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by: Lauren

Taking inspiration from their home countries and pairing it with their loves of food, the beach, and all things organic and rustic, Pooja & Kiminori’s California wedding is absolute perfection. Intimate and gorgeous, J Wiley Photography was there to capture all of the beauty, and lucky for us, we get to soak it all in!

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Pooja is here to share some of her insight about her wedding with us:

What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

There is no doubt that our wedding planner, Andrea Randolph of Infinite Love Weddings was the backbone of all our planning. We were getting married on the opposite coast from where we lived; started planning only about 3 months before the wedding; were traveling during the days and weeks before the wedding; and had guests coming from Japan, India, Germany, the UK, and all over the country! Andrea gave us realistic goals for each week (a HUGE life saver tip for us), and as we got closer to the day, we got daily goals. Even though some days were extremely stress-filled, she never strayed from our side – and kept the bigger vision in focus for us. We couldn’t have done it without her.

Also, my husband worked with me on every detail, which I think made for a day that truly reflected us as a couple – rather than just me as a bride, or him as a groom.  

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

We wanted vendors who we could connect with us on a personal level, someone who would understand what makes us happy in our daily lives – and not just what we want for our wedding day. We also searched for vendors whose work reflected the essence of our venue and theme. Our extremely wonderful photographer (Jen Wiley) and DJ (Kevin Miso), for example, were exactly that for us.  

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

We drew inspiration from each of our home countries’ cultures – Indian and Japanese – and tried to weave them into a rustic, organic, intimate California beach wedding. From wild flowers and wild herbs everywhere we could get them, to sipping sake during our ceremony, to beautiful handmade Indian scarves made by my cousin wrapped in a Japanese “furoshiki” style, we tried to integrate these cultural elements into a simple, natural, laidback SoCal wedding.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

We did an open mic session during dinner. We let guests know several days in advance that there would be an open mic session, so they had time to jot down a few thoughts if they wanted to. We asked my brothers and my husband’s sister to start off (so that part was planned), but we were deeply touched and surprised to see many guests take the mic and share a toast! The beautiful, genuine spontaneity of their thoughts made it the most incredible part of the night – and reminded us how much it meant to us that our closest friends and family were there with us from all over the world.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

No one knows what will make you happiest on your wedding day better than you and your groom. Staying grounded in that vision throughout the planning is important, while taking time to choose a planner and vendors who match that vision (however vague or specific it is). Then, no matter how the day(s) turns out, it will be perfect.

I love Pooja’s advice!! And did you see that they had an “open mic session” during their dinner? That’s such a fun idea! (Just make sure you tell your planner if you want to have one!)

Pooja and Kiminori did an amazing job combining all of their favorite things into their wedding. What are some of your favorite things that you could incorporate into your wedding?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: J Wiley Photography / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Andrea Randolph, Infinite Love Weddings / Flowers & Decor: Roger's Gardens / Catering: The Beachcomber / Ceremony Officiant: Celebrant Venus / Guitarist: Kevin Miso / Bride’s Dress: Amile By Watters / Bride’s Shoes: Something Bleu / Hair & Makeup: Design Visage