Nordic Inspired Winter Wedding Shoot

I was invited to participate in a styled shoot with some of the planners from the Nashville Wedding Planners Group. It can be challenging for 8 planners to come together and agree on a design, but the results where beautiful. We were inspired by the concept of a Nordic or European winter wedding - lots of furs and warm seating and a fireplace. Enjoy the results.

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Planners Involved:

Megan Scurlock of Locklane Events
Emily Kennedy of Kennedy Occasions
Elaine Roberts of Events by Elaine
Ashley Porter of Posh Occasions
Margaret Tolbert of Details by Margaret
Toni Smith-Carroll of Celebrations by Toni
Naomi Goodman of At First Blush and Co
Parthenia Fayne of Epiphany Events 


Photographer Ryan Tolbert Photography
Venue & Catering Hutton Hotel
Florist Kennedy Occasions
Hot Chocolate Bar Bar Magnolia
Suit Street Tuxedo
Bride Attire Willow Bride
Makeup Artist Primp This
Hair Stylist Beautifully by Belen
Rentals White Door Events
Paper Goods Brinkley Studio
DJ Entertain! TN
Cocktail Band Mockingbird Musicians
Dessert Bar – Popcorn Kernels Nashville
Dessert Bar – Cupcakes Locklayer’d Cakes
Dessert Bar – Cheesecake Momma Nik’s Cheesecakes
Dessert Bar – Cookies & Brownies Christie Cookie Co.
Favors – Cookies Sweet Sifter
Favors – Cupcakes Divine Sweets
Door Prize Ekko Candle Company

Tablescape: Holiday Table Inspiration

The holidays bring cheer and joy.  They also bring lots of parties, decorating, and gatherings to host.   Here are four simple tablescapes that you can create, recreate, or re-purpose with collected decor pieces. 

Tablescape 1 - Lush and Colorful

With lots of greenery to create a lush centerpiece, the flowers add color and fun.  You can change the feel by swapping these lighter colors with dark moody reds, bright oranges, classic whites, or soft yellows.

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Tablescape 2 - Fall Inspired

White pumpkins are both classic fall while also being modern.  Combined with magnolia leaves and wood details, this feels welcoming and homey.  Handwritten names on the leaves makes a thoughtful touch for guests. 

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Tablescape 3 - Simple and Minimal

If you like your table to be minimal, then the combination of lanterns and greenery create a clean but not stark atmosphere.  A simple rose tucked into each place setting elevates the setting. 

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Tablescape 4 - Classic

A centerpiece of blush and pink roses is festive.  Using monochromatic or similar shades of flowers, keeps the arrangement classic and traditional.   White roses would be elegant; red flowers are dramatic and very appropriate for the holidays.

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Tablescape: Peach + Gold Dessert Station

The warmth of the Florida sun, Spanish moss, and orange trees inspired me to create a couples dessert.  This charming display combines antiques, white dishes accented with orange and peach flowers, and gold details.  The cake, cupcakes, cake pops and scones all make a pretty setting for the vibrant colors. 

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Tablescape: Homespun Harvest Gathering

Fall is a time of harvest and bounty as well as a time for being thankful.  I wanted to put together a simple styled shoot celebrating the harvest.  This homespun gathering is filled with fruits and vegetables.  Oil lamps and doilies add to the barn door table and wooden accents. 

Floral arrangements with wildflowers and fall leaves as place cards keep the natural elements.