Southern Nashville Wedding: Historic Cedarwood
Southern Nashville Wedding
Are you wedding planning now for a fall 2011 wedding? We have lots of inspiration for you in this wedding showcase! This past fall, I attended the wedding of my friends Austin and Jenni at historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenni looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta dress from Panache in Beverly Hills, California. I knew immediately that it would be a wedding I shared on Pizzazzerie as it had lots of little touches that made it extra special from the southern venue to the handmade favors.
Guests were greeted with delicious apple cider while mixing and mingling prior to the ceremony. Following the ceremony, cocktails were served and guests found their escort cards. Her dad cut custom fall leaves and her mom hand wrote each of the guests’ names for the escort cards. Dancing and a fun photo booth made for a night full of laughs and hugs!
Guests were treated to fabulous favors (we have the recipe) so keep reading!
Favors: DIY Details
With the help of her family and friends, Jenni and Austin made the favors! Custom CDs were given with the couple’s favorite songs complete with a cartoon of the bride and groom drawn by Jenni’s step-mom. Next came deliciously sweet mini bite-sized smores! Chris and I were literally fighting over them, they are that good! WE HAVE THE RECIPE FOR YOU!
2 boxes of Golden Grahams
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1 stick of butter
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate (or can change to your preference–milk, dark, etc)
Melt butter and marshmallows.
Smash bags of cereal and mix into marshmallow mix.
When cooling, shape mix into bite-sized balls and let cool.
Dip into chocolate and let chocolate cool.
Ceremony, Reception, and Florist: Historic Cedarwood
Photography: Souder Photography
Programs, Table Numbers, and Favors: Bride’s friend, Amber, thefeelgoodgourmet.com
Invitations: Designs in Paper (615) 403-7268
Catering: A Dream Come True Catering
Cake: Patty Cakes
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love the bridesmaid dresses – are they chocolate or purple? do share the source! :)
Great idea with the s’mores…love it!
What a lovely wedding… love all the little signs… and especially those leaf cards!!
Thanks for the beautiful feature, Courtney! It was a truly magical day. :)
Anne-the bridesmaid dresses were brown (truffle, to be exact) from Priscilla of Boston (style #1505).
Love the colors of this wedding . Just beautiful!
the typography on the favors is rockin :)
Don’t you just love those fonts!!!! They were super easy to find – just did a search for free western fonts. Then I doctored them up in Photoshop and Voila!!!! I just love papercrafting and Jenni’s wedding was the perfect opportunity for some serious mass production. Lots more of my creations are on my blog damasklove.blogspot.com – take a look:-)
Oh, I LOVE it!! I knew Jenni would be a GORGEOUS bride!! The dress is fabulous and looks amazing on her. It looks as if it was such a fun wedding!! Love the pictures of you and Chris as well!!
What a perfect and cute favor idea. Thanks for the recipe!
i love the “I ♥ U” with the sparklers …you look great too!!
Thanks Jenni! My sister (ironically named Jenny) is looking for dresses in either chocolate or purple – will have to pass this along. My bridesmaid dresses were from Priscilla too – love their stuff!
You looked great on your big day – congrats!
This was a sensational wedding and couple. We loved them! The softer fall colors were just perfect for Jenni. So glad you were at Cedarwood, Courtney! We wish we could have met you. Love your blog and creativity!