From the bride’s gorgeous lace gown to the elegantly rustic ceremony backdrop, this Nashville wedding is beyond beautiful and romantic – not to mention the whole thing was captured by Elizabeth Messina, my dear friend (and wedding photographer!). Breathtaking is really the only word. There are literally hundreds of jaw dropping photos of this wedding; do yourself a favor and check them out in the gallery

Only fitting for a Nashville bride to wear some pearlescent cowboy boots!

Heather and John chose Cedarwood’s “Outdoor Cathedral” for the feel of a church wedding in the open countryside.

The bride’s bouquet incorporated peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, and jasmine. I love the way the deep burgundy ranunculus and black anemone centers add depth to the pale pink and white blooms.

Guests had a blast in the Magnolia Photo Booth, complete with a suitcase full of playful props.

The property’s lake made for romantic moments and post-ceremony portraits.

A table of apple and bourbon pecan Tiny Pies invited guests to take some sweets home with them.

For the October wedding, mercury glass pumpkins were a fitting choice, equal parts seasonal and romantic. Some of them donned table numbers painted on by the bride.

Says the on-site planner: “Romantic blossoms in pastel pinks and ivory were displayed in our collection of pink depression glass, medicine bottles and milk glass, for simple yet magically romantic decor. Heather added additional texture to the tabletops with pale pink tulle overlays and slate heart table numbers [from BHLDN].” A garland of cascading ribbons adorned the back of the bride’s chair.



Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  John and I love to travel and on one of our trips we fell in love with the city of Nashville. We decided it would be the perfect destination for our wedding. We wanted our wedding weekend to reflect us as a couple, letting our guests experience the city as we would, exploring the local sights and culinary scenes in the days leading up to the wedding. We fell in love with the simple charm and beauty of Cedarwood. Their all inclusiveness allowed us to plan the wedding from afar, focusing on the details that mattered most to us – photography, food and the overall comfort of our guests, letting the rest fall into place.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We envisioned an intimate outdoor wedding surrounded by the beautiful Southern landscape and antebellum charm of Cedarwood. Rustic Southern elegance was our vision, balancing the femininity of blush and lace with slate. Fall being our favorite season, we incorporated mercury glass pumpkins in the decor and had tiny pies in mason jars for favors.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  We were engaged for four years before saying I do and everything about that day was so memorable, from the first looks to saying our vows with only our closest family and friends as witnesses. I had an overwhelming joy and childlike giddiness that come over me the whole day. I was just so happy to be marrying my one and only love and best friend.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina / Venue, Floral Design: Historic Cedarwood, Nashville, Tennessee / Dress, Lace Jacket: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Old Gringo Boots / Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer Couture / Tuxedos: Vera Wang Black / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Stationery: Hello!Lucky / Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering / Cake: Patty Cakes / Hair, Makeup: Jordan Byers / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth / Pie Favors: Tiny Pies / Vintage Nashville Postcards: Anderson Design Group

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  • Nashville Wedding from Elizabeth Messina

    13 February 2014
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    1. Ariana – Hey Wedding Lady

      That outdoor ‘cathedral’ is stunning! What a lovely wedding!

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    2. Amanda {Planning It All}

      I love the bride’s dress! And what a stunning venue!

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      Wearing a boot as wedding shoes? The bride is genius! It is so nice! Come for more bridal wears and wedding ideas.

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      This is the Beautiful wedding photography.. I like cake.. Both are Looking Beautiful..

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      Love this Nashville wedding. What gorgeous flower arrangements.

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