Organic, Industrial Nashville River Wedding: Paige + Jon Mark

Nashville river wedding

We’re not sure we could be more in love with Paige + Jon Mark’s stunning wedding, held at The Bridge Building in Nashville. Their vision for the day was for it to be modern, organic, natural and fun – as well as combine their personal styles and keep in line with who they are as a couple. Well, they achieved their goal in spades, with a day that was bursting with handmade details, lush local florals, picture-perfect attire (for the masses) and an incredible river view. Here’s a bit more from Paige about the initial design inspiration:

I saw a single image of a cactus while planning that became the inspiration from which I drew colors, textures, and overall design ideas from. Since I’m a designer and art director, I wanted to create a logo for us as well. That way everything would have a cohesive look. In general, with most decisions we made sure that it was something we genuinely loved or wanted for the day, rather than something that was expected of us. The result was a wedding that truly reflected us as a couple!

We love how sometimes the smallest, simplest thing can inspire something as big as a wedding! Thanks so much to Taylor Lord for the gorgeous photos + to Jessica Sloane for the pretty, pretty styling + design. And congrats, of course, to the lovely Paige + Jon Mark!

white and kraft invitation

ring Nashville

ring pillow


bouquet with ribbon nash

plaid bride bridesmaids

flower crown

Nashville bride

Nashville bouquet

BHLDN lace back dress

mixed bridesmaid dresses nashville

ribbon wrapped bouquet

Ok, those bouquets! Crafted by Melissa of Vintage Florals, they embody the organic, rustic side of the design to a T.

mixed bridesmaid dresses nashville

ribbon wrapped bouquet

first look

Nashville river wedding

flower crown bride nashville

flower crown bride nashville

The bridesmaids each chose the dress of their choice in varying muted shades. And – score! –Paige’s whole bridal look is available in the GWS shop! Scoop up her Laverne BHLDN Gown right here + her adorable lace Chantilly Booties here!

wedding party

Nashville flower girl

chalkboard sign

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ceremony programs

There were a few! Saying our vows to each other in front of everyone we love was definitely a big one. We wrote them ourselves so it felt that much more special! Another would probably have to be the few moments that we stole away, just the two of us, during the reception to soak it all in. I highly recommend it!

Nashville river wedding


dinner menu

dinner menu

geometric vase

flower centerpiece

Loving all the touches of gold displayed throughout the reception + one of our fave elements of the whole design was the hand-carved cake topper, created by Paige’s grandfather, depicting the couple + their beloved pup. So sweet!

gold cake

to go boxes

Processional: Beautiful – Phil Wickham (Sung live by family of the bride)

Recessional: Let My Love Open the Door – Pete Townshend

First Dance: If I Needed You (version by Andrew Bird), sung live as a duet by family and friend of the bride

Nashville river wedding

Be sure to catch more in Paige + Jon Mark’s video by Anchor Heart Films!

Keep your guests in mind. You want them to enjoy the night just as much as you do! It's a rare treat to have everyone you love in one room. Also, delegate the tasks that don't need your personal touch to someone else. Delegation is KEY to making the process easier and less stressful.

photography: Taylor Lord // venue: The Bridge Building Nashville, Tennessee // event design: Jessica Sloane // event planner: Leah Kutil with The Bridge Building // florals + flower crowns: Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals // wedding dress: BHLDN ‘Laverne’ Gown // hairpieces: veil by Veiled Beauty // earrings + reception belt: BHLDN // shoes: BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: various vendors chosen by bridesmaids // hair + makeup: Elaina Karras of Lucy Pop Salon and Amanda Gros // groom suit: Indochino // videography: Anchor Heart Films // paper goods: (the bride) Paige Foley Design and Bella Figura // calligraphy: Jenna Rainey // catering: Infinity Restaurant Group // cake: Dessert Designs // music: Party of Five // welcome boxes/favors: Kaldi’s Coffee // chalkboard artist: (the bride) Paige Foley Design // linens + chairs: Liberty Party Rental

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  1. So pretty. Love the florals and the bride looks so happy

  2. Love all of this! The mix of the modern and organic is perfect!!

  3. such a beautiful wedding and couple, filled with meaningful details!

  4. Gorgeous wedding! I especially loved that you walked down to “Beautiful” by Phil Wickham- I have been debating this for weeks but knowing it worked for you helps! I’d love to see how you incorporated it if you have a video clip! :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! I am in love with your ring bearer’s pillow. Can you please let me know where you purchased it? Thank you so much!!!


  1. […] It’s inspiring when a wedding design is a bit of a stylistic challenge. Paige and Jon Mark chose a very industrial space on the river, but wanted their celebration to feel warm and relaxed. In coming up with their design, we wanted to marry their industrial, modern aesthetic with natural touches. We were careful to mix straight lines with airy textures. I worked with Melissa of Vintage Florals to gold-dip the vessels she used for the flower arrangements in a way that mimicked Paige’s design of the menu cards. Don’t miss all the fun details and gold head table that Taylor Lord captured so beautifully in the full post on Green Wedding Shoes! […]


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