A Yellow Wedding Dress Changed the Course of This Tennessee Wedding

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Sometimes, no matter how much you imagine your picture-perfect wedding day, life has other plans for you. This was the case for Kyle and Savannah, whose entire wedding day was changed by one detail: her dress. Though she originally had a Pinterest board filled with traditional fall wedding decor, a yellow dress stole her heart and changed the trajectory of their wedding plans.

Their Nashville venue, Cedarwood Weddings, was the perfect backdrop for the brightened, fresh concept of a floral fall wedding. Photographers Brad and Jen beautifully captured the couple’s eclectic style in photos they’ll cherish for years to come.

Floral Joy

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

As natives of Nashville, it was important to Savannah and Kyle that they marry locally. Cedarwood’s all-inclusive wedding options made the venue especially appealing!

yellow wedding invitation suite

The bright yellow wedding invitations exuded Southern Charm in its darling details.

black onyx green engagement ring

Following in the pattern of untraditional wedding attire, Savannah’s engagement ring is an emerald-cut black onyx. One special detail you won’t see here is “XIX” inscribed on the setting. These Roman numerals represent their dating anniversary (September 19th), wedding anniversary, and both of their birthdays!

We’ve always known we were each other’s beginning and end.

floral wedding heels

These Loeffler Randall Bow Heels are such a chic pairing with the yellow dress!

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Yellow floral wedding dress

This is the dress that stole Savannah’s heart! The minute she saw it on Instagram, it was impossible to get out of her mind. 

I tried on white dresses all day with that dress in the back of my mind that I had seen a week earlier. All plans changed after I said yes to that dress. I honestly never planned to be a non-traditional bride in anything other than white but something just clicked when I saw it.

Yellow floral wedding dress first look

Yellow floral wedding dress first look

Kyle was equally appropriately dressed in his dapper green suit! An open collar sans-tie perfectly represented his laid-back and eclectic style. The only tricky part was convincing him to wear a floral shirt without giving away the surprise of Savannah’s dress!

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Savannah’s dress may be bright, but not as bright as their eyes for one another!

Yellow wedding dress and green bridal party

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

green velvet bridesmaids dresses

Savannah’s bridesmaids wore velvet green dresses to compliment her look. The best part is, they wore green to symbolize themselves as the “‘leaves” to her flower! How ADORABLE is that?!

green suit groomsmen

Finally Getting Married

leaf and pampas grass ceremony arch

While they were originally slated to be married on the estate’s main field, rain redirected the couple to the pavilion. Everyone was able to enjoy the picturesque scene, without the rain!

Grandma flower girl

We don’t have many young children in our family so I knew pretty early on I wanted our only living grandparent (my grandmother), to be our flower lady. She is super bashful, so I enlisted my brother, who is always ready to be the center of attention, to escort her. It ended up being perfect for us and our ceremony.

Bride in yellow floral wedding dress walking down the aisle

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

The pampas grass and greenery arch was meant to symbolize the yin and yang nature of Kyle and Savannah’s relationship. We couldn’t imagine a better representation of love when saying vows!

Tennessee Wedding ceremony with a Yellow Dress

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

A Loving Reception

wedding seating chart with mini floral arrangements

The seating chart was kept minimal with a black and white theme and miniature flower arrangements.

wedding welcome drinks on swing

family photos at wedding reception

greenery and pampas grass ceremony arch

This hanging floral installation was one of the highlights of the reception! Not only that, but the couple’s ceremony arch was perfectly repurposed as the backdrop to their sweetheart table.

wedding table number with family photos

Our table numbers had pictures of Kyle and me from ages 1-18. For instance, table 3 showed and picture of me and Kyle when we were 3 years old.

naked wedding cake

Tennessee Wedding with a Yellow Dress

As beautiful as the yellow dress is, it doesn’t hurt to have an outfit change for the reception! Savannah slipped into something a little more comfortable that allowed her to move around easily and dance with friends and family.

wedding reception ice cream truck

Did somebody call the ice cream man? These sweet treats were a much-welcome finale to the reception!

wedding sendoff with bride in jean jacket

Alfa romeo wedding getaway car

Kyle and Savannah’s getaway vehicle was one with tons of meaning. This Alfa Romeo Spider belonged to Savannah’s father way back in the 70’s – before she was even born! After decades of restoration, the car was finally in perfect condition to use for this incredibly special occasion.

Congratulations to Savannah & Kyle from the team here at GWS!

photography: Brad and Jen // venue name: Cedarwood Weddings, Nashville, Tennessee, USA // event design: Cedarwood Weddings // planning: Cedarwood Weddings // florals: Cedarwood Weddings // wedding dress: Yolan Cris - Look 35 // wedding dress boutique: Ila Bridal // bride's shoes: Loeffler Randall // bride's ring: Marrow Fine // bridesmaid dresses: Revelry - Skye Velvet (Olive) // getting ready robes: SHEIN // hair stylist: Jessica Miller // makeup artist: Amy McElroy assisted by Kristal Dickerson // groom attire: Brooks Brothers // videography: Fox Weddings // paper goods: Designs In Paper // catering: Chef Christopher // music: Request Premier // ice cream truck: Music City Ice Cream // nails: Hannah Johnson - Cherry Bomb Nashville // groomsman suits: Generation Tux // groomsman ties: Revelry