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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!
I know that boudoir sessions generally have a certain stigmatism with them. But I would love to show my bridal boudoir, which are classy and timeless. Normally I don’t have a lot of images to show, due to the sensitive nature of them. But my friend Anna agreed to let me share a few images of her bridal boudoir session that took place at Cedarwood in Nashville.
When you say boudoir, the first thoughts that come to most are those of a girl half naked laying in a bed. And yes, while there are boudoir sessions like that- it is not what I love to do. My favorite sessions are bridal boudoir sessions. This is such a special time in a woman’s life and I think that it should be cherished and celebrated. The bride should be made to feel beautiful and loved, and that is the exact direction that I like to take with my sessions. I want to focus on the bride and her inner and outer beauty.
Wedding Day Boudoir
Being a woman myself, I know that it is hard to take time and focus on how beautiful you are. A lot of brides are hesitant to do an entire session that is devoted to this. And that is perfectly fine! Most women feel the most beautiful on the day they are getting married. So what better time than to slow down on your wedding day and take 15 minutes to photograph this special moment? I encourage you to consider having your photographer, and take a few images before you get in your dress. I promise that you will not regret it and one day you will look back on those images with love and a full heart knowing who beautiful you felt that day.
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding and Boudoir 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 or boudoir photographer!
I would love to talk with you about photographing your engagement session, bridal boudoir and outdoor wedding! Contact me for details and to book:
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Ross and Hanna were married in October at Rock Creek Farm in Gallatin, TN. This was my first time shooting a wedding at this venue before, but I hope to come back because it was gorgeous! This venue mixed with great weather and a wonderful couple made for such a great day!
Hanna was such a stunning bride! Her gown was so beautiful and romantic! I am still swooning over the back of her dress. Hannah works at a salon, so I knew that her hair and make up would be beautiful… and it was perfection! And I think Ross agreed as well. His expression during their first look was priceless. He was so in awe of his beautiful bride!
Ross and Hanna are such a sweet and adorable couple and I wish them so many years of happiness!!!
I had the pleasure of attending the Julie Paisley Cottage workshop last fall. It was so informative and I truly learned that wedding photography is where my heart and soul resides. Julie had a styled shoot set up so we could see her in action and get some great images for ourselves! I instantly fell in love with this shoot!!!
It was styled by the oh so talented (and now bestie) Elizabeth Ulrich. She designed this wonderful fall and caramel inspired shoot for us. There was no detail left unturned and it is just full of amazing inspiration. The location was super close to my home in Mount Juliet, TN at Iriswoods, which is only about 20 minutes east of downtown Nashville. This venue is gorgeous and has so many great spots for pictures. The flowers were foraged from Nashville flower farms and just out in nature by the ever so talented Christie with The Farmers Florist. Everything was just beautiful and I hope you enjoy this gorgeous fall inspiration shoot!
Design/ Styling: Elizabeth Ulrich
Flowers:The Farmer’s Florist
Bridal Shop:The Bride Room
Gown:Leanne Marshall Designs
Jewelry:Paris by Debra Moreland
Invitations: The Little Rectangle