Modern Meets Old Hollywood: A Glamorous Vintage-Inspired Wedding in Nashville

Old Hollywood Wedding

What do you get when you mix a love of Old Hollywood with modern details… Plus a touch of Nashville? Jackie + Taylor’s glitzy + glamorous event at The Cordelle, designed + planned by Modern Vintage Events. As a photographer, Jackie was very keen on all of the details for the day and truly wanted them to reflect their personal style. Together they came up with a unique blend between Old Hollywood and modern bohemian, accented with geometric designs and marble details. Sounds pretty? Just wait ’til you see the photos!

As they live in Nashville + Taylor is in the music industry, live tunes were a definite necessity. A drum line kicked off the reception hour, a live band kept everything swinging, and they found a DJ who only uses vinyl records! Jackie tells us: My best friend of 17 years sang our first dance song. If that wasn’t already special enough, it was written by my husband’s best friend. It was a truly special and incredibly precious moment.

Let’s proceed to the party, captured in full by Aesthetiica Photography.

modern invitation

I created a watercolor design and hand-lettered our names for our invitations, and we chose to carry that over to the wedding decor as well as our photo booth background! We’re loving that watercolor ink splatter. Too cool. 

red velvet flats


Taylor knew I did not have any family heirlooms, so he surprised me with vintage 1920s Art Deco drop earrings to pass on to our children… all the happy tears!

Old Hollywood Bride

Can we get a round of applause for Miss Jackie and that Lazaro wedding dress from Bridals by Lori?! From the textured ruffles, to the elegant beading… And then those lace sleeves! Girlfriend has got it GOIN’ on!

black tux groom

Taylor’s lookin’ sharp in his classic black tux.

first look

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our first look was beyond words, having that moment to breathe with him before we walked down the aisle was priceless. He held my face and my hands and spoke over us and our marriage. We just stood there and took in the moment before all the whirlwind that was to come.

Old Hollywood Wedding

Holy smokes. The couple + that golden light… OW, OW, OW!

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

YES, YES, YES!! Such a stunning group. Sticking to gold tones, many of the bridesmaids dresses were by Adrianna Papell.

red dahlia bouquet

For the florals, Basil & Bergamot played around with moody tones of dahlias, ranunculus, carnations, and peonies, accented by a bunch of lush greenery.

black tux groomsmen

What an epic groom + groomsmen photo!

modern ceremony program

Old Hollywood Wedding

How positively sweet is this? All the feels!!

Old Hollywood Wedding

The exchanging of our vows was one of the most unforgettable moments of my life — to hear both of us say out loud our love and memories of one another in front of loved ones… We might have been so caught up in the moment that we hugged and kissed a little early (whoops!). Then, I slipped a ring on his finger that had “Always your Jackie O.” in my handwriting on the inside, because that is what he has always called me: Jackie O. 

Fun Fact: I actually purchased his ring from Tiffany because it is where the real Jackie O. purchased her jewelry.

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

How gorgeous is this reception space?! The already cool dilapidated brick walls set the stage for the scene and the long tables with ghost chairs completely elevated it!

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

I come from a family of makers and it was really important to both of us to included our families in the process. My mother is a stained glass artist, and created many of our geometric glass center pieces along with sewing all of our marble runners. My father is a craftsman, so he built our cake table that I faux finished to look like Carrara marble. Creating these pieces for our wedding with my parents made the day even more special because it brought our families together!

Old Hollywood Wedding

We sure do love that marble table runner, especially paired with the bold florals + luxe tableware from 12th Table!

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

donut bar

The dessert table was brimming with sweet treats from Five Daughters Bakery… Oh, and one utterly divine gold leaf naked cake by Baked in Nashville!

gold flecked cake

drink signage

The cocktail hour called for two personalized drinks: The Jackie O. + The Tay Tay. Jackie tells us: All Kentucky girls are (practically) required to have an inkling for bourbon, so naturally we had to include it!

Old Hollywood Wedding

What a reception space! We’re super keen on those hanging floral chandeliers paired with the string lights + their names illuminated on the wall!

Jackie shares: The reception started with a bang! A terrible pun, I know, since a full marching band drum line welcomed Taylor and I into the reception.  It was my last, and possibly the least expected, surprise for Taylor!  He grew up in drum line, it carried on to college, and then he moved to Nashville as a drummer. I think it took him a good 30 seconds to soak it in!

Old Hollywood Wedding

Old Hollywood Wedding

At the end of the evening my father drove us away in his vintage 1970 Chevelle Super Sport that he built himself and is a replica of the car my parents drove away in at their wedding.

A magical night, indeed. From the team at GWS, congratulations x 1000, Jackie + Taylor!!

For more from this glitzy + glamorous day, check out this sweet snippet from White Heart Wedding Films!

Post Divider Line

photography: aesthetiica photography // venue name: The Cordelle, Nashville, Tennesse, USA // event design: Modern Vintage Events // planning: Modern Vintage Events // florals: Basil & Bergamot // wedding dress: Lazaro // wedding dress boutique: Bridals by Lori // hairpiece: BHLDN // bride's shoes: gianvito rossi // bride's ring: Tacori // bridesmaid dresses: Mixed Designers and many Adrianna Papell // getting ready robes: Etsy // hair stylist: Angelica Smith // makeup artist: Rachel Dwyer // groom attire: J.Crew // groom's shoes: Jerez by Lloyd // groom's ring: Tiffany // videography: White Heart Wedding Films // paper goods: August Blume // calligraphy: Jackie Desseyn // handmade details: Jackie Desseyn // catering: Alex Belew // cake: baked in nashville // desserts: Five Daughters Bakery // tabletop rentals: 12th Table // furniture rentals: 12th Table // linen rentals: BB&J Lines // specialty rentals: All made or purchased by Bride // music: 4 A Good Time Call // officiant: Dr. Aaron Wenzel