Highlights from the 3rd Nashville Not Wedding

I was again honored to participate in The Not Wedding, known as the Big Fake Wedding, in November. This event is unlike most bridal shows.  An actual couple renews their vows and then there is a party with food and dancing.  For this event, I created a ceremony backdrop, 3 reception tables and the flowers for the bridal party.

The theme for the show was Wuthering Heights so I immediately began to think about the moors - barren, foggy, windswept and ruggedly natural.  The whole design got started with this inspiration board:

First our lovely couple who is actually a vendor friend Mary Love (a floral designer and owner of Rosemary & Finch) and her husband Ben. 

Josie KAy Photography

Josie KAy Photography

our amperstand photography

our amperstand photography

josie kay photography

josie kay photography

our amperstand phot0graphy

our amperstand phot0graphy

As part of my role in designing for the show, I created the flowers for the bridal party - the bride's bouquet, bridesmaid's bouquets and boutonnieres.  I wanted the brides bouquet to reflect the soft, muted look of the moors so I chose pale pink and white roses along with ranunculus accented with some wild stems, eucalyptus and greenery to give it a slightly natural look.  Flowing gray ribbon completed the look. Having never seen the bride's dress before the day, I was thrilled with the combination. 

josie kay photography

josie kay photography

photography anthology

photography anthology

our amperstand

our amperstand

josie kay photography

josie kay photography

My most time consuming project was creating the ceremony backdrop.  The simple arch and lanterns was finished with roses, flowing greenery and ribbons.  The gold hand lettering on the backdrop was quotes from the book "Wuthering Heights."  

our amperstand

our amperstand

our amperstand

our amperstand

This stunning head table was designed by Modern Vintage Events. 

PHotography anthology

PHotography anthology

photography anthology

photography anthology

In addition, I designed 3 of the reception tables and created florals for each one using the color scheme from the design board. 

our amperstand

our amperstand

our amperstand

our amperstand

josie kay photography

josie kay photography

our amperstand

our amperstand

josie kay photography

josie kay photography

Photography Anthology

Photography Anthology

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Event Location: Nashville, TN / Photography and Rehearsal Dinner: Our Ampersand Photography / Photographer: Photography Anthology / Photographer: Josie Kay Photography / Day-Of Coordination and Floral + Event Design (Table 7): Elliott Events LLC / Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 4, 6): Events by Elaine / Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1, 3, 5): Modern Vintage Events / Venue: Ruby Nashville / Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Wedding 101 / Wedding Dress: The Bride Room / Hair: Salon Nfuse / Makeup: Michelle Brooke / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bella Bridesmaids / Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo / Catering: G Catering & Events / Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: The Frosted Affair / Cupcakes: Connie Cakes / Desserts: Ben & Jerry’s / Desserts Bar: The Sweet Trend / Ceremony Musician:Sereno Strings / Entertainment: Kari & Billy LLC / Photobooth: Nashville Photoboot / Event Rentals: Liberty Party Rental / Wedding Invitations: Nesting Project / Menus and Menu Cards: Memoria Design / Save the Dates: J. Amber Creative / Videographer: The Kellys’ Productions / Transportation: Nashville Party Bus / Health Services: Nashville HealthNote / Wedding Website Builder: SquareSpace / National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel / National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth / National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari / Media Partners: flower MagazineThe KnotInspire Weddings and Marriage MagazineNashville Lifestyles WeddingsWeddings 101 NashvillePerfect Wedding Guide, and Ashley’s Bride Guide