Fall eco-friendly, vegan wedding

Amanda and Tom knew they wanted their wedding to be a combination of part California, where they live, and part Nashville, the brides hometown and their wedding destination.

Amanda was involved not only in the design but the actual setup of the reception tables and centerpieces.  For Tom, music was the most important focus.

The ceremony was held under an arbor on the lawn.

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Afterwards the guests walked across the street to the Ambrose House for the reception. 

 In addition to eco-friendly plates and flatware, the entire dinner menu was vegan with gluten free cupcakes for dessert. 

The couple set up a DIY photobooth in the hallway using a Polaroid camera. 

This adorable table setup had the couples initials wrapped in a map.  It served as a guest book and gift table.  Photos of the couple as children were scattered around the table.

Adorable drawings of the couple were on the programs. 


 The bride's bouquet wrapped in lace. 

Everyone had a great time dancing at this destination wedding in Nashville.  The foam fingers were great props! 

Venue: Ambrose House

Catering: Be Hive

Cupcakes: Kahns Desserts

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Events by Elaine



Country Fall Wedding

Hope and Jason's wedding was all about enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.  They all gathered at a venue north of Nashville.  The fall weather was amazing for their outdoor event.

The ceremony took place on the dock with friends and family watching from the bank.  Guests sat on hay bales covered with burlap or quilts.

Since the couple didn't want to do a first look, they each stood on either side of the door and held hands for a moment which resulted in this adorable shot. 

With a color scheme of purple and green and the girls in their boots, the venue was a perfect choice.  

This amazing old truck belonged to the groom father.  

Wine bottles made for a fun guest book that the couple will enjoy for years. 

After dinner was dessert...and there were lots of great options.

The brides cake...

The grooms cake as well as cupcakes in a jar. The cupcakes were great!

Later the ice cream truck came by...

Guests had a great time dancing the night away on the upstairs deck. 

Since the groom worked with beekeeping, the favors were small jars of honey and the gift went into a bee box.  So cute!

Instead of the traditional send off...the couple had guests throw popcorn.... it was a sea of popcorn coming down and the bride and groom loved it.

One last photo....


Venue: Sycamore Springs

Catering: Kathy's Sugar and Spice

Photography: Funky Diva Photography

Videography: Golden Cinema

Fun Wedding Day Adventure - from city to country

I knew when I met Sarah and Steve that their wedding would be fun! Well fun is an understatement; I think some of the guests called it epic.  Since most of their guests were coming from out of town they wanted to throw them a party, including both traditional elements as well as non-traditional ones.

Their wedding adventure started in downtown Nashville with the cityscape as a background for some great photos and a sweet first look.  Check out the fabulous mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

They and their bridal party enjoyed traveling around the city before their journey led them north to a rural retreat for them and their guests. (And being late because of a marching band competition, lol) With guests arriving from around the country, the couple wanted the day to be an enjoyable fun filled day with Nashville “country” charm. 

After arriving at Smiley Hollow, the ceremony took place in front of the large stone fireplace. 

The couple was so happy they literally skipped down the aisle when the left  :) 

Guests then enjoyed the food and BBQ made onsite. Beer steins and mason jars were provided for family and friends.   

DIY signs made from painted mirrors added to the decor.  The wagons and vintage signs are all part of Smiley Hollows charm. 

Instead of wedding cake, the birde chose to offer guests Danish Kringle from near her hometown in Wisconsin. 

The couple included their adorable dog in the festivities.  

Family and friends provided the entertainment with different music groups performing for the guests.  

The DIY photo booth from picture frames and props was a hit with the guests.

Photography: Rory White  http://rorywhite.com
Venue: Smiley Hollow  http://www.smileyhollow.com/

Florals: Thomas Michael