“The vibe was a little bit honky-tonk and a little bit garden party and a shit ton of fun,” say Jody + Diego of their sparkly, eclectic outdoor wedding in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jody + Diego met in London, are based in Canada, and have lived all over the map, so wedding guests came to Nashville from around the world to celebrate this international couple. Jody spent a portion of her childhood in Nashville and has always loved “Music City.” And Nashville has since become a special place for Jody + Diego to visit together.
With the goal of creating a colorful, inclusive extravaganza, the couple teamed up with wedding planners from Modern Vintage Events and filled rustic outdoor venue The Barn at Mayo Farm with tons of personality. The iconic property once belonged to Mother Maybelle Carter and June Carter, and superstars like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Elvis Presley are among its famous guest, so it was the perfect spot for a music-loving couple like Jody + Diego say “I do!”
Jody’s custom gold sequined dress, created by Canadian designer Steven Lejambe, was an absolute showstopper! It even had removable fringe sleeves!!
Diego’s bright green embroidered custom suit came from Nashville-based western wear designer Sarie Gessner of Jukebox Mama. It featured tons of funky details like the Colombian Condor, a scorpion made of tiny flamingos, and cowboy skeletons.
We honestly cannot get enough of Jody’s golden bridal look! Check out our rundown of the best gold wedding dresses or our list of the best sequin bridesmaid dresses if you’re looking for ways to add some shine and shimmer to your big day.
How gorgeous are those bright pink peonies?! The day’s flowers were the creation of florists from Ostara Gardens.
Also, if you’re loving this green jewel tone bridesmaid moment like we are, take a look at out list of the most stunning emerald green bridesmaid dresses in every style.
These embroidered flower boy vests are TOO CUTE!!
What would a western wear wedding look be without a bolo tie? Check out Belts Buckles Bolos if you’re on the hunt some country-inspired neckwear like Diego’s.
These two are beyond precious!!
Jody + Diego’s metallic hoop ceremony backdrop came from Blue Fish Event Rentals.
We are SO into branching out with veil colors! This blush veil from Anthropologie Weddings is a great place to start if you’re loving Jody’s gold tone veil.
Jody’s glam hair and makeup look was created by Ava Couture Beauty. Very into that red lip!!
There are those removable GOLD FRINGE SLEEVES! Obsessed.
1) Get a wedding planner if you are doing a long distance wedding (or even if you are doing local)! It saved us so much stress and heartache having an amazing local team to work with who took care of all the little issues, etc that came up. It meant that we (and our families) could just enjoy the day knowing every detail was being taken care of.
2) Don’t get caught up in other people’s expectations for your wedding. This is your day. Do what feels right for you and will make you happy!
Paper goods for the wedding like these one-of-a-kind musician playing card table numbers were the work of Serendipity Beyond Design, and the calligraphy on this charming chalkboard seating chart was done by Fanciful Ink.
Get into our breakdown of 36 unique wedding seating chart ideas if you’re searching for a stand-out way to guide your guests to their tables.
How great are is this rustic mismatch banquet table setup by EventWorks?! Quirky country garden party perfection.
The western wear inspired looks from Jody + Diego’s guests are SO fabulous. Snag a pair of these daisy frame sunnies to recreate this look.
Dying to raid the closets of Jody + Diego’s entire guest list.
Loving the romantic string light setup by Southern Sky!! Nothing better for a dreamy garden honky-tonk!
Congratulations on your sparkly, spectacular outdoor extravaganza, Jody + Diego! GWS wishes you all the best!
photography: Isabelle Selby // venue name: The Barn at Mayo Farm, Nashville, TN, USA // event design: Modern Vintage Events // planning: Modern Vintage Events // florals: Ostara Gardens // wedding dress: Steven Lejambe / Custom // hairpiece: Steven Lejambe / Custom Veil // hair stylist: Ava Couture Beauty // makeup artist: Ava Couture Beauty // groom attire: Jukebox Mama by Sarie Gessner / Custom // paper goods: Serendipity Beyond Design // calligraphy: Fanciful Ink // catering: Edley's Bar-B-Que // desserts: Papa C Pies // tabletop rentals: EventWorks Rentals // furniture rentals: EventWorks Rentals // linen rentals: EventWorks Rentals // specialty rentals: Spark Vintage Rentals // music: DJ Dan Buckley // lighting: Southern Sky Event Lighting // cocktails: Nashville Tap Truck // ceremony backdrop: Blue Fish Event Rentals // desserts: Baked on 8th // desserts: Dozen Bakery