Fresh, Natural Outdoor Wedding

This  beautiful outdoor fall wedding was a gathering of friends and family to celebrate the love of this couple.

The bride wanted the event to be fresh and natural, much like the venue which consisted of an old log cabin, barn and tents set up for the event.  The venue was surrounded by woods, fields and a creek all creating the secluded and natural feel the bride desired.  The bridal party stayed overnight in the cabin the evening before the wedding sharing laughter and friendship.

Many of the vendors were friends or co-workers of the bride.  The ceremony musicians brought guitars and drums and played hymns and old religious songs. The groom made all of the chalkboard signs. The florist came onsite the day of the wedding and decorated using flowers she brought as well as florals and stems from the nearby field.  The boutonnieres were succulents or wild stems and berries.

Isn't this plaid tie perfect with the succulent. 

The cake was decorated with roses, succulents, and rosemary and herbs from the bride.  It was multiple single tier cakes placed on an antique cake stand.

This wedding was filled with simplicity that highlighted the incredible love this couple shows for each other.


Lauren Owens Photography

Event Planner: 

Events by Elaine


Hachland Hill

Flowers: FIORI - 


Hair Stylist: Elise Harding (friend of bride)

Cake: Hannah Lehrer (friend of bride)

Sarah and Drew Tie the Knot

Sarah and Drew planned a fun and beautiful wedding in Franklin, TN.  The ceremony included a large bridal party and a bagpiper.  The reception was filled with great details and memorable extras.

Sarah wore these amazing blue shoes!

On the guest book table, Sarah made these cute letters.  Instead of the traditional book, she had a fingerprint tree with earth inspired stamp colors.

The reception dance floor was strung with lights lending an evening feel to the late afternoon event. 

The table centerpieces were alternated.  One was candles with an orchid; the other was a vase filled with ranunculus and roses.

Some of the highlights of the evening included more desserts - raspberry cheesecake was served and there was a smore station (very popular).  

Watch the highlights reel from Cinematic Focus:


Photographer: Betsy Limbaugh

Videographer: Cinematic Focus

Ceremony: St Phillips Parish

Reception: Factory at Franklin

Catering: Stoveworks Restaurant

Florist: Village of Flowers

Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting

Band: Top Tier Band


Sarah and Drew's wedding was published on the blog Woman Getting Married

Nashville Wedding at the Parthenon

I had the pleasure of working on a fall wedding at the Parthenon in Nashville.  The ceremony was held in the Athena room and then changed over for the reception as well.   Photos were taken at the Parthenon as well as Centennial Park in the gardens.

 The bride and groom incorporated color into the flowers and the groomsmen shirts.  

Instead of a traditional looking cake, the bride had a custom cake made using a mold from a pitcher that she owned. It was truly a stunning cake. 

Photographer: Spectra Dezigns
Flowergirl Dress: Elite Dresses

Fall wedding at The Hermitage - Congrats Amanda and Ryan

Amanda and Ryan were married at the Hermitage.  The ceremony was help in the Old Hermitage Church and the reception was help nearby at Tulip Grove both located on the Hermitage property, home of Andrew Jackson.   The old house was filled with wonderful details.

The photos were taken by the talented and always fun Matt Andrews and fellow photographer Twila Allen.  Check out more great photos!

Check out this awesome groom's cake!

As the evening went on, many of the guests, bridal party as well as vendors went outside to enjoy the fall sunset from the front steps.  

Photographer: Matt Andrews       Twila Allen
Catering: Monel's