The Cordelle Nashville Wedding: Leigh + David

Nashville Wedding

Today’s wedding has such a great story behind it! A few years ago Leigh + David were living in Los Angeles when they took their first trip as a couple to Nashville. They both fell deeply in love with the city, and after a romantic surprise proposal in Central Park, they knew they wanted to return to Nashville to tie the knot! Leigh shares, In our search for the ideal wedding venue in Nashville we were struggling. We wanted something that was historic yet modern, indoor/outdoor, inspired, unique and in the heart of the city but we couldn’t find it. In a conversation with my mom she jokingly said “Why don’t you just build it?”…she always has excellent ideas! Leigh partnered with her twin sister Chandra Watson (you may recognize these ladies from their group The Watson Twins!) and their long time friend Nealy, and began creating their version of the perfect event venue in Nashville. And with that, their space, The Cordelle, was born.

Nestled amidst the downtown landscape of Nashville we found a 130 year old Victorian home that was in jeopardy of being torn down and we knew we had to save her. The property fit all our “wants” and “needs” as far as having space for a garden and a large covered patio. Today we have The Cordelle a mix of historic and the “now”, the past and the present woven together… the ideal spot to tie the knot… and so we did! Saying “Yes” to the man I married has inspired my life in so many ways, it also brought Nashville a new event space and a new beginning for all of us!

We adore the rustic + romantic feel Leigh and David brought to the space. Such a great complement to the historical setting and a place that means so much to the two of them! Big thanks to Love Is A Big Deal for these gorgeous captures from the day and congrats to the happy couple + team Cordelle on a beautiful day and a big success! We can’t wait to see lots more gorgeous weddings here!! :)

bride

bride

first look

"First look” photos with my soon-to-be husband!! The traditional bride in me didn’t want to see him until I walked down the aisle, but I’m so glad we had those moments before guests arrived to connect with one another. The happy tears, the smiles and the laughter started our celebration in a way I will never forget, relaxed and in love.

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride

We so love the vintage-meets-modern style these two went with. Leigh wore a gorgeous Nicole Miller gown from The Dress Theory paired with a delicate Twigs & Honey halo + fun Anthropologie booties. David rocked a J.Crew suit with a dapper Otis James tie + Nic Fouquet hat! Looking so good, guys! :)

bride and groom

bow wedding dress

bride and groom

boutonniere

The super pretty blooms were crafted by Caroline Jones Floral Design. We love ‘em!

bride and groom

ceremony space

crochet ceremony backdrop

nashville ceremony

nashville ceremony

L + D exchanged their vows under one of the prettiest chuppahs we’ve seen! Love the rustic feel of the crocheted bohemian fabric festooned with olive branch + peony bunches…

nashville ceremony

nashville ceremony

nashville ceremony

bridesmaids

This bouquet definitely deserved a close up!

succulent bouquet 1

bride and groom

heart plate setting

woven hanging

woven hanging table decor

Rustic garlands decorated the exposed wood tables + pretty details like yarn dreamcatchers and blush pink geodes lent a romantic, bohemian flair to the setting.

rock table decor

reception

white wedding cake

dessert table

Processional: Comptine d’un autre été: L’aprés-midi – Yann Tiersen

Recessional: Perth – Bon Iver

First Dance: Isakov Morning Lady – Gregory Alan

first dance

Building your own venue isn’t for everyone and its ALOT of hard work, but I do think the venue is a very important part of the design and style of your event! Every couple should make sure they love their wedding location because the venue and the dress really set the tone.

photography: Love Is A Big Deal // venue: The Cordelle Nashville, Tennessee // rentals: 12th Table // florals: Caroline Jones Floral Design // catering: Chef’s Market // drinks: Pharmacie LA // cake: Dulce Desserts // textile center pieces: Sonadora // dress: Nicole Miller from The Dress Theory // accessories: Twigs & Honey // shoes: Anthropologie // suit: J.Crew // tie: Otis James // hat: Nic Fouquet

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Dress Theory, Twigs & Honey, and Love Is a Big Deal are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Rose Gold + Yellow Sapphire Inspired Fall Wedding Trends

Fall really just can’t be beat. The crisp air, the moody hues, the fact that everyone is in a celebrating + gathering mode – it’s the perfect season for hosting your wedding, or (ahem!) popping the question! To celebrate all of the engagements + weddings that are sure to happen over the next several months, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite engagement + wedding ring styles from Shane Co., paired with some of our favorite wedding looks for fall, inspired by two of our current favor trends: rose gold + yellow sapphires!

Rose gold is forever one of our fave wedding trends, but it’s an especially appealing hue for fall brides + grooms who want to add a little touch of glam to their day! Rose gold works so well with all of the traditional colors you think of when you think fall, but can also act as the perfect jumping off point if you want your fall wedding to have a more unique palette. We love that Shane Co. has a bunch of super pretty sparklers that celebrate this gorgeous shade of gold.

rose gold fall wedding inspiration

Clockwise from left: Pink macarons //  Elle Saab gold sequin dress // Vintage diamond cluster ring // Stackable diamond heart ring // Rose gold foil letterpress wedding invitations // Gold + pink wedding cake // Bronze age flatware // Rose gold glittered heels // Bezel set diamond wedding band

We mega heart yellow sapphires – the stone + the hue! Just take one good look at that stunning yellow lace dress and you’ll see why! We love that Shane Co. carries rings featuring this beautiful gem for brides who want something a bit untraditional!

Yellow Sapphire Wedding Inspiration

Clockwise from left: Boho tablescape // Hamda Al Fahim yellow lace dress // Yellow fall centerpiece // Yellow + white wedding cake // Round yellow sapphire + diamond ring // Fall boutonniere // Freeform yellow sapphire + diamond ring // Callie lace heels

Shane Co. is the largest family-owned jewelry store in the US, so to say they offer a wide selection of beautiful baubles is definitely an understatement! Not only is their inventory vast + lovely, Shane Co. also gives their customers the option to easily design their own wedding band or engagement ring, ensuring it’s 100% unique! And since Shane Co. has diligently earned the trust of customers through their combination of quality, value, selection, expertise, integrity and service, couples can shop with them complete and utter confidence. And that, our friends, is a beautiful thing!

We hope you had fun dreaming up fall wedding ideas inspired by the pretty rings available at Shane Co. – and we’d love to hear which trend is your favorite in the comments. :) To keep up with the latest from Shane Co., be sure to follow along on Pinterest, like Shane Co. on Facebook, and check out their blog.

* This post is sponsored by Shane Co. All content, ideas, and words by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shane Co. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Wes Anderson-Inspired Mountain Top Wedding: Meghan + Patrick – Part 2

Wed Anderson Wedding

You caught Part 1 of Meghan + Patrick’s awesome Wes Anderson-inspired wedding, right? If not, go ahead + check that out right now + meet us back here in a sec! We love, love, love their incredibly fun + whimsical reception, styled by the creative geniuses at Glitter + Rye + orchestrated by SociaLife Event Planning! And Pat Furey’s photos just couldn’t have been any better. One of the coolest design elements in our opinion has got to be the styled vignettes of some of M + P’s fave Wes movies! They artfully surrounded the reception tables, made for perfect photo backdrops, and really pulled their guests in and made them feel like they were part of the flicks! Such a fun, unique way to carry humor + character throughout the setting…

dart escort card display

lawn games

cocktail hour

Lots of fun to be had pool-side during cocktail hour!

cocktail hour

wedding guests

wes anderson styled wedding

Here are those backdrop vignettes we were talking about! We’re just so mad about the summer camp-meets-Wes Anderson details. We thought it would be fun to put together a little shopping guide to help others who love this look too:

wes anderson wedding backdrop

wes anderson wedding backdrop

vintage mint phone

wes anderson mantle

mint colored sink

wes anderson styled reception

wes anderson plate settings

wooden log table numbers

wes anderson styled reception

Glitter + Rye crafted the most fitting centerpieces for the environment; not too perfect, but colorful + kitschy with a handpicked-from-the-property type feel!

colorful table florals

wes anderson styled reception

wes anderson styled reception

colorful table florals

orange wire chairs

sweet heart table

So much love for the typography + signage by Art Paper Scissors! M + P’s giant craft paper logo looks so rad decorating their sweetheart table.

heart marquee

wes anderson wedding

wes anderson wedding

Fun is contagious. :) The more you make it what you want, the more fun you will have and the more fun you have the more fun your guests have. If you find yourself feeling bad or worrying about insulting people because you’re eliminating traditional things from your wedding, just keep this in mind.

photography: Pat Furey Photography // venue + catering: Cedar Lakes Estate Point Jervis, New York // event design + florals: Glitter + Rye // event planner: SociaLife Event Planning // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier // shoes: Nine West // hair + makeup: face time beauty // groom suit: Burberry and John Varvatos // videography: IQ Videography // rentals: Rent Patina // paper goods: Art Paper Scissors // ceremony PA: IAN Audio // reception music: Hank Lane Music Bleecker Street Band

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryGlitter + Rye is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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