Intimate + Low-Key Johnny Cash-Inspired Wedding in Nashville

Erin and Charlie wanted to make their wedding as stress-free as possible. They originally planned a large 100-person celebration in Malibu…but ultimately decided that wasn’t them and opted for a 10-person wedding in a place they always wanted to visit: Nashville. The key? Make it as low-key, casual, and intimate as possible, while wearing whatever made them feel their best, and Cause We Can Events helped make that happen.

Charlie, who you might recognize as our fave Aussie reporter for TMZ, tells us: Erin initially bought a dress, but then decided a month before the wedding that it didn’t “feel like her.” So, she got her fave outfit instead: platforms, bell bottoms + a hat…with a top to match. I was all in black with hat as well. I like Johnny Cash + we were in Nashville so why not! Basically, we both tried to keep it simple and let the hats be the center piece.

Sounds like a blues-filled rock ‘n’ roll day to us! Let’s take a look at all the cool details Cody and Allison Photo captured at Arrington Vineyards!

The Details

We LOVE a good pair of boots!

Isn’t that Meshika hat the SWEETEST momento?!

Of course they included their little one, Mister, for the big day!


The Sweethearts

We ADORE the white and black suits the two of them rocked. You too? Here are a few of our favorite pieces to create a similar ensemble:

Our Musical Choices

Processional: All Ashore by Punch Brothers

Recessional: A Playlist of Songs They Remember From Growing Up

First Dance: Skipped

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Can’t beat the fun we had while having dinner. We didn’t want formal speeches so everyone just took a few mins to stand up and say nice loving things. Also having our dog Mister there for the day made the whole thing way more enjoyable!

The Newlyweds

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Meticulously planning a wedding sets up the potential for things to go wrong + ruin your day. So, we tried the opposite approach + just played the whole day by ear. We’ve been to weddings in the past where something doesn’t go right and the bride & groom stress about it…because ‘everything needs to be perfect.’ Perfect to us was just having our family there and going with the flow the whole time.

State & Arrow created a moody bouquet to match the occasion.

How adorable is Mister’s suit?

Simple, cool, and totally them! Congratulations, E+C!!

photography: Cody & Allison Photography // venue name: Arrington Vineyards, Arrington, Tennessee, USA // event design: Cause We Can Events // planning: Cause We Can Events // florals: State & Arrow // catering: The Chef & I // hats: Meshika