by: Lauren

There is so much love and joy in this sweet southern wedding from Nashville wedding photographers Jen & Chris Creed– it’s absolutely going to make your day! Taking place on a farm just outside of Nashville, Kyle and Wil’s wedding is filled with rustic elegance and tons of fabulous details- including what quite possibly might be the most unique head table I’ve seen. Enjoy all of the gorgeousness!

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Okay, I am most definitely IN LOVE with Kyle’s wedding dress! And isn’t the head table “structure” amazing? I’ve never seen anything quite like it!

So tell me- what’s your favorite thing about this gorgeous southern wedding? Do you love the head table like I do, or something else?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Nashville Wedding Photographers | Jen & Chris Creed  // Caterer: Chef’s Market // Cake Designer: Dulce Desserts // Floral Designer: Enchanted Florist Nashville // Event Designer: Events by Catherine // Equipment Rentals: Music City Tents and Events // Dress Designer:Olia Zavozina // Linens and Coverings: Visual Elements // Shoes: Jimmy Choo



by: Brit Stewart

I’m not sure what I love more about this wedding from Jen & Chris Creed. The black and white color palette, the sweet and simple details, or the fun-filled reception! I hope you enjoy Erika and Lydon’s beautiful wedding and smiles as much as me.

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

Our wedding planner, Sarah Addison (with Simply Stunning Events at the time in Nashville, TN and now the owner of Details by Sarah Elizabeth in Denver, Colorado), was such a great help in the planning and execution of our wedding day. She recommended fantastic vendors, responded quickly to all of our e-mails, and kept things running smoothly on the big day. She came to the rescue when the ribbons on my french bustle broke (too much dancing, I suppose!) and kept us focused on celebrating with each other and our guests -instead of on all of the details surrounding the event. She was phenomenal – as was my mom, who consulted with me through countless phone calls and e-mails and my (now) husband who attended every single vendor meeting.

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

We knew that everyone our wedding planner recommended would be incredibly talented and produce a great finished product. For us, it came down to personal chemistry and if we liked being around that individual or couple. These are people who are with you on or contribute to the most important day of your life as a couple and it was so important to us that we could see ourselves having fun and working well with them. Our photographers, Jen and Chris Creed, became great friends throughout the process and we still get together on a regular basis today.

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

When we first started working with our wedding planner, Sarah, she asked what three words would best describe our dream wedding and our response was: classic, fun, and elegant. In every decision we made – from the flowers (classic white) to the band (Motown) to the bridesmaids dresses (black satin), we wanted our choices to reflect those three descriptors and the end result was a classic, fun and elegant wedding!

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Our absolute favorite part of the wedding was getting married and sharing that sacred ceremony with so many of our close friends and family members. The entire day was just amazing – everything came together beautifully and better than we could have ever imagined, but the most important thing was that it marked day one of our life together as husband and wife.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

This is such a special time in your life – treasure it, do not stress over it, and have fun with it. I highly recommend hiring a wedding planner (or at least a day-of coordinator)- it was one of the best decisions we made. And remember – at the end of the day – you get to marry your best friend and the love of your life!

How can you not love Erika’s advice? It’s true in every possible way – treasure your wedding day and don’t get so wrapped up in the details. And, just like she says, remember that you get the marry your best friend!

xo,
Brit

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Jen & Chris Creed Photography / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Simply Stunning Events / Flowers & Decor: Fresh Weddings by CarryAnn / Reception Venue: Old Natchez Country Club / Cinema and Video: Focal Point Cinematic / Bride’s Dress: Bridal & Formal, Inc. / Cake Baker: Cakes by Shara / Band: The Jimmy Church Band / Ceremony Venue: Woodmont Christian Church / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Detail By Sarah Elizabeth


by: Michelle

The charming town of Franklin was the perfect location for Jessica and Eric’s Tennessee wedding. In addition to incorporating their love of their pup, Sarge, into their wedding and it’s details, their beautiful wedding was adorned with luscious floral arrangements and intimate candlelit lanterns, and it was all captured beautifully by Jen and Chris Creed!

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

Our wedding planner was the BIGGEST help in terms of the entire wedding planning process {because they are pros and that is what they are hired to do}. Our wedding was unique because being a destination wedding she was our lifeline to connect us to vendors, and aid in planning every last detail ;)  Besides the wedding planner, I have two very dear friends that live almost a thousand miles away, but these gals have already been through the wedding process themselves and they were always there for us. Whether it was helping make decisions, helping put together favor bags, or knowing that they would ALWAYS give us their honest opinion, they are friends that never hesitated jump in and help. 

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

A wedding planner/venue who understood, and who was willing to work with, our budget. Our wedding planner from the start asked our budget and how we envisioned our day, and she was honest about how we could make our budget work and not allow things to get out of control. My husband and I paid for the vast majority of our wedding, and we weren’t willing to go into debt for one day, but we also had a vision that we wanted for our wedding day. So after researching, we found a wedding planner/venue who was willing to work with our budget AND design style. Also, my husband and I work very busy schedules and I knew that we couldn’t do it without a planner. We were upfront and told her our needs, such as needing something to essentially handle all the little details, someone we could trust in making these decisions from a distance, and someone who had a strong enough personality to manage all the logistical details such as orchestrating times and everyone’s schedule for the entire day.

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

My husband and I both grew up in more of the country setting in Indiana, and being that we now live in NYC, we wanted to be married “back in the country” since it holds such a special place in our hearts. Also, we wanted a destination wedding, to keep size and budget down, but most destination weddings are on a beach, which is not our style. I had always dreamed of a rustic, elegant wedding with chandeliers. I wanted it to look like an effortless, elegance. Through Pinterest and Etsy I found a wealth of design ideas which helped me communicate and narrow down our vision and what we liked. 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

Do I have to pick just ONE?!? I never thought I would be one to say this, but it was honestly the BEST day ever! The moment of getting ready with my sisters, to the “first look” with my groom and the sense of peace that came over me after I finally got to see him was indescribable. The entire atmosphere was pure bliss. Our dog, Sergeant, is the center of our world, and he was a great hit with everyone and made for great conversation between guests who didn’t know each other (the open bar also helped hehe). We had the most romantic ceremony with a string quartet playing during the ceremony at dusk, followed by the most beautiful (and delicious) cocktail hour and dinner, and the night ended with the biggest dance party! I loved how much FUN we had with all our guests. Those are memories we will always hold close to our hearts.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

I could sound cliche and just tell other brides to remember to relax and enjoy the day because it goes by so fast; all that is very true and definitely important remember, but here are a few practical tips that I would pass on. First, a wedding planner was the best investment we could have made. I tell all my friends, that if you can’t afford a wedding planner or think you don’t want one to “save money,” reconsider. See if you can cut back in a different area of the budget. A wedding planner will save your sanity, and they might actually save you money in the long-run because this is their profession and they can help you navigate vendors and contracts. Not to mention handling all the details from colors to fonts to putting in a lot of hours of legwork.

Second, pick a budget together and really stick to it. Going into debt for just one day isn’t worth it.

Third, if you are going to splurge on any part of your wedding, splurge on photography. Our photographers were absolutely fantastic, and we are now friends with them. You want a professional photographer, not a friend who does photography for a hobby. Our photos are what we have to help us remember and relive that day, what we will pass on to future generations, and what everyone who asks to see pics of the wedding will see. You want to be proud of them. Think about unique things you need your photographers to be talented with, and ask if they have experience in that area. For example, we wanted “natural,” not posed photos, and we needed someone who could work with dogs, and wide age range of people 7 yrs old to 90 yrs old, etc.   

Jessica’s advice is amazing! I personally love how they incorporated their adorable pup into their wedding with not only photos, but details too!

Are any of you thinking of incorporating your pet into any of your wedding details?

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographers Jen & Chris / Flowers & Decor: The Enchanted Florist / Venue : CJ's Off the Square / Cake Baker: Main Events Productions / Invitations & Stationery: Modern Vintage Design Studio / DJ: Premier DJs of Nashville / Makeup Artist: Amy Lynn Larwig / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids / Bride’s Dress: Danelle's Bridal / Calligrapher : Jen Creed


by: Lauren

Today’s silver and gray wedding inspiration from Jen & Chris Creed is modern, chic, and simply beautiful. Taking place in the city of Nashville, Commerce Street Events wanted to pull together modern and southern elements to put a unique twist on a typical Nashville wedding, and they did it perfectly!

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From Commerce Street Events planner Morgan Wetherington:

“When most people imagine Nashville country music, farm weddings, and mason jars come to mind–not modern weddings! After meeting with our talented photographers, Jen and Chris Creed, we knew we wanted to show a different side to our city. This modern styled shoot was inspired by the city of Nashville. The shoot took place on a lovely spring day with country music drifting up from Broadway in the background. The downtown rooftop venue added a modern touch, and even had a view of the Ryman Auditorium (mother church of country music!) in the background!”

I love the metallics with the clean, chic color palette. And that rooftop location is pretty amazing too, don’t you think?

So are any of you going for a wedding look that is opposite of what the “norm” is for your theme? Share in the comments!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Nashville Wedding Photographers | Jen & Chris Creed // Reception Venue: Aerial Nashville // Event Designer: Commerce Street Events // Cake Designer: Dulce Desserts // Invitation Designer:Ink Nashville // Favors and Gifts:Batch Nashville // Caterer:Catering and Events by Suzette // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Linens and Coverings:La Tavola Linen // Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier//Equipment Rentals: Music City Tents and Events//Floral Designer: OSHi Flowers//Jewelry:Paris by Debra Moreland//Hair Stylist:Something Borrowed, Something Blue//Dress Store: The Bride Room//Calligrapher:Val Cole