Whimsical, Vintage Inspired, Handcrafted Wedding

I could probably think of a dozen adjectives to describe this one of a kind wedding.  From the first moment I met Julissa, I knew her wedding would be amazing.  The very first thing she told me was that her wedding was called "Havana Nights meets Casablanca".  From that moment on, I knew that everything about this Nashville wedding would be memorable.  She didn't want a typical southern wedding with soft colors. She wanted vibrant and lively and full of personality, just like the bride herself. 

(See Julissa and Ben's engagement shoot)

Julissa and her mom told me they had enormous goals.  They planned to sew 2 dresses for the bride, 7 bridesmaid dresses and of course a flowergirl dress. I was honestly speechless.  They wanted to focus on this personal and important crafting project while I managed all the rest of the wedding details.  The end result was a distinctive wedding that fulfilled the bride's vision.

The bride's peach raw silk dress was one of a kind.  Look at that train (it's detachable)!

Each bridesmaid had a different style of dress and a different hair accessory.

Instead of a traditional guest book, guests signed postcards which the "mailed" to the bride and groom.

Doubling as both favors and escort cards, handmade truffles of either chocolate and green tea or dark chocolate and lavender were placed for guests.  

To incorporate her unique theme, the food was a custom Caribbean menu.  Vivid colors in the linens and flowers also carried this theme.  Multiple chandeliers were placed around Houston Station to add the elegant feel the bride envisioned.  We used a mix of both round and square tables with chiavari chairs to continue the elegant but fun feel. 

After dinner, the bride changed into her second dress of the evening.  A short, fun silhouette in the same peach color.  

Instead of the traditional top 20 songs for dance music, all the dance music was from before 1980.   This unusual request kept the dance floor filled with everyone from young to old. 

Working with this couple was truly a joy.  They had a wonderful vision, had amazing personality and weren't afraid to express it through their wedding. 


Photography:  Jenna Winstead  

Venue: Houston Station Nashville 

Flowers:  Enchanted Florist

DJ: High Tone Entertainment

Catering: The Chef and I

Rentals:   Southern Events

Lighting: Bright Event Productions

Planner: Events by Elaine

Hair: Glynnis Garcia