Category Archives: Wedding
Last year I assisted Julie Paisley at her Film Workshop at Cedarwood in Nashville, and it was a styled elopement shoot with a surprise twist. The groom was going to propose to his girlfriend! It was such an amazing experience to witness this bohemian Cedarwood Wedding inspiration unfold into a wonderful moment!
This is what the planner at Cedarwood had to say about the shoot. Aaron proposed to Anna in one of the coolest ways possible! Anna agreed to model for a “photo shoot” at our Nashville venue, but little did she know, an actual planned and styled surprise proposal was awaiting her. We worked with Aaron to create a youthful, fun, boho style to reflect Anna’s playful personality. All of which included a cupid-inspired teepee, custom signage, arrows, feathers, and a festive celebration with a mimosa bar and color-coordinated mini pineapple bundt cakes!
Anna was dressed in Alexandra Grecco separates and a boho flower crown. Anna was naturally gorgeous and looked stunning! She and Aaron perfectly fit the vibrant elements of this summer outdoor proposal party, with personalized details and colorful decor designed by the Cedarwood Weddings team.
When Aaron presented Anna’s ring in front of a custom teepee, and she asked “is this for real?”, thinking it was just part of the shoot. We arranged for Anna’s parents to be on Skype to witness the special moment and setting. This bohemian Cedarwood Wedding inspiration is the perfect way to welcome this newly engaged couple!
Cinematography: Sugar Peach Productions | Event Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Floral Design : Cedarwood Weddings | Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Patty Cakes | Stationery: Designs in Paper | Venue: Cedarwood Weddings | Bridal Salon : Lvd Bridal Workshop: Julie Paisley Photography Workshops
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Cedarwood Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
Last summer I got together with Elizabeth with Elizabeth A. Wright Events to discuss doing a shoot together. We decided that we wanted to a classic southern wedding inspiration shoot; we immediately knew that a Carnton Plantation Wedding is the epitome of southern charm. And it would be the perfect backdrop!
Elizabeth focused on neutral tones that would compliment the beauty that the planation had to offer. Our shoot was in the middle of summer, so the gardens and all the greenery were in full bloom. As you glance through the images, you can see how soft and delicate all the details were.
Jeremiah and Brittany were such wonderful models for our Carnton Plantation Wedding shoot. They eloped and never got to experience the big white dress, hair and makeup done, or carrying a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Brittany was absolutely stunning in the gown from The Bride Room and it moved so beautifully. The love between this couple was so real and romantic. They definitely made my job very easy!
History of Carnton Plantation
I love history and remember touring the plantation as a child. So I would love to share a little bit of history about The Carnton Plantation. This information was obtained from their website.
Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the nineteenth century it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. Carnton grew to become one of the premier farms in Williamson County, Tennessee.
November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. The Confederate Army of Tennessee furiously assaulted the Federal army entrenched along the southern edge of Franklin. The resulting battle, believed to be the bloodiest hours of the Civil War and Carnton served as the largest field hospital in the area for hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers.
The McGavock family owned Carnton until 1911 when Susie Lee McGavock sold it. In 1973 Carnton was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1977 the house and ten acres were donated to the Carnton Association, Inc. By that time the house had suffered from years of neglect and disrepair and since then the Association has been vital in restoring and maintaining the site.
Venue: Carnton Plantation
Event Design: Elizabeth A. Wright Events
Dress: The Bride Room
Flowers: Knestrick by Design
Cake: The Puffy Muffin
Christy Wilson Photography is a Fine Art Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Carnton Plantation Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
There are times when you meet couples you instantly know how amazing their wedding will be. And that couldn’t have been more true than with Corey and Olivia! Through our first meeting, the engagement session, correspondence and to the wedding day- they were truly amazing to work with! They trusted me and my my vision and I feel that is what led to these beautiful images of their wedding at Long Hollow Gardens!
We joked from the beginning that in Tennessee a December wedding might actually be on the warmer side. But of course on this particular Saturday, it decided to be really cold. But that didn’t matter to them. They were perfectly fine being a tad bit chilly so we could take advantage of the gorgeous property at Long Hollow Gardens. There is so much character and beauty ay this venue and it perfectly suited this couple and their wedding! The Farmhouse is a gorgeous bridal suite and is a photographer’s dream with it’s white walls, beautiful decor and lots of natural light.
Corey and Olivia decided to have their ceremony at Our Lady of the Lake Church, just down the road from Long Hollow Gardens. It was a wonderful and sweet ceremony. After the ceremony, we went back to Long Hollow Gardens for the reception. If you haven’t been here before, you need to check out their reception space! It is a greenhouse with gorgeous stone flooring, lots of beautiful greenery and chandeliers. Long Hollow Gardens is by far one of my favorite Nashville Wedding Venues!
Now that I have said so much about the wedding, here are some fun facts about Corey and Olivia! They shared all this info with me before their engagement session 🙂
Corey and I have known one another for roughly 3 years. Corey began playing drums in my brothers band when my brother moved to Nashville, TN. We were always with someone else when we would met and never thought anything of it until my brothers wedding. We clicked at my brother and sister-in-laws wedding and from there we started talking and the rest is history :). Music brought us together.
Each of you describe each other in 5 words: Corey – crazy, lovable, intelligent, selfless, & down to earth Olivia – giving, artistic, innocent, original, hard headed
Venue: Long Hollow Gardens
Dress: White Room in Lebanon, TN
HMAU: Hair, Nails, Toes Salon
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
Cake: The Bakery Box
Dessert Table Styling: Romance and Rust
Coordinator: Holland Gray
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Long Hollow Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
Stuart and Katie are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. They are from Wisconsin, but love Nashville so much that they decided to have their wedding here at The Cordelle. They called me only about two months out, looking for a Nashville Wedding Photographer and fell in love with my work on Instagram!
Their relationship all started because their moms were in the same bible study (and had never met each other before) and they decided it would be a good idea to set them up. They went out to dinner and talked all night. He said that even though they are young, they know its right and love spending time together.
Stuart and Katie got married at the gorgeous Cordelle on a perfect fall day and everything was so beautiful. They each wrote notes to each other to be read before they walked down the aisle. You can see in the pictures that they were both deeply moved by the letters. They decided not to do a first look and save their first moment together, coming down the aisle. Stuart’s emotions when he saw Katie was so moving, it had me in tears. The way that the look at each other, you can tell that they are meant to be together. They are soul mates!
This couple and this wedding was so full of love and romance. Weddings like these remind me of why I love my job! I get to witness two people’s lives come together and all of the emotions that go along with it… the real, the romantic and the whimsical.
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Cordelle Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
I met Katie about two and a half years ago when she was the Speech Therapist for my daughter. From the moment I met her, I knew she was a special person. We have stayed connected over the years, even after my daughter stopped her visits with Katie. She always told me that she wanted me to be her wedding photographer when she got married. And sure enough, she did! I am so happy to be a part of their sweet and intimate wedding!!
She told me all about Randy and how wonderful of a person he was. He completely lived up to his reputation and is a fantastic guy and is the perfect man for Katie. The connection these two have with each other is truly special. You can see how much they love each other when they look at each other. You can can tell that they are best friends and have a strong connection.
There wedding was at a family friend’s house in Nashville. The house was amazing and the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding. Randy and Katie decided to keep the ceremony intimate and only invite their family and closest friends. After the ceremony the wedding guests arrived to the reception for cocktail hour and then a beautiful clear top tent. There was a live band, great food and lots of dancing! It was truly a magical night and a great start to a wonderful marriage!!!
Coordinator/ Stylist: Susan Smallwood
Hair & Makeup: Andrea Suarez
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo
Cupcakes: Cupcake Collection
Band: Shareen & The Kings
Strings: College Grove Strings
Rentals: Southern Events
Lighting: Bright Events
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Nashville Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
I would love to talk with you about photographing your engagement session and lovely wedding! Contact me for details and to book:
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