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On October 8th, 2016, Kristie and Brody were united in matrimony. In pearls and lace and chic country style, this couple took on the Tennessee forest with flair! With DIY accents and cowboy boots, this unique outdoor wedding was romantic and whimsical, fit for a country couple in love. Check out the southern charm of Mr. and Mrs. Usher’s Nashville Wedding Recap!

 Getting Ready

Every Vision in White Wedding starts with a white dress! Kristie’s head to toe lace gown featured a jewel-encrusted belt and matching high heels. With pearl jewelry accents and makeup by Taylor Pecord, Kristie is one beautiful bride!

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

The bridal party started their day at venue Five Star Retreat nestled in the Tennessee hills just outside of Nashville. While the girls were getting ready upstairs, our team was preparing for the festivities later that night!

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First Look

All smiles and lace, Kristie is all ready to see her groom for the First Look and photos with the Nashville Wedding Collection before the ceremony. Don’t they make the sweetest pair?

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Groom Brody was styled in a white shirt and tie paired with a tan vest and suit. Brody’s shotgun shell boutonniere and boots added a manly touch and southern charm that complimented the day’s country chic theme.

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The backdrop of the forest was earthy and natural, fitting the neutral color scheme of the wedding. This is by far one of our favorite outdoor locations. To top it all off, the fall weather couldn’t have been better!

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The Wedding Party

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Nashville Wedding Recap

The Maids of Honor donned blush pink while the bridesmaids wore berry dresses, with  lace of course! The stunning bouquets were handmade with florals from Import Flowers.

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The groomsmen sported a similar look to Brody’s with colored neckties to match the ladies. The entire wedding party kicked up their heels in cowboy boots – a truly Nashville wedding!

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The Ceremony

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The arbor for the ceremony alter was handmade by the groom himself! The indoor accents like doors and crystal chandelier added a cozy feel to the outdoor venue.

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We brought the indoors outside with genuine vintage decor from Two Monkeys Vintage

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

After the heartfelt “I do”s and a big smooch,  Kristie and Brody are officially husband and wife!

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Reception Details

Just a short walk from the ceremony, the reception took place at the Five Star Retreat Lodge. Tucked away in the forests outside the city, this sanctuary away was the perfect rustic romantic setting for a quiet country day.

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Mother of the bride and Kristie handmade their own flower arrangements for the centerpieces. The luxurious place settings featured detailed vintage crystal glasses, berry red satin napkins, gold flatware, and gold candle votives.

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

The wedding cake, by Karen’s Kakes, alluded to Kristie’s pearl and lace style while a comical duck hunting cake fit Brody’s style. Two great cakes for one cute couple!

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The Reception

The night was filled with laughter, dancing, and dessert as DJ Party Patrol kept the party going all night long! Mr. and Mrs. Usher shared their first dance to Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy a Man”.

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Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner by House Blend Catering and Herman Grimes Bartending. Then the newlyweds cut the cake, threw the bouquet, tossed the garter, and danced the night away!

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Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

 

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

With a sparkling grand exit, Kristie and Brody lived happily ever after!

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Congratulations Kristie & Brody! 

Vendors:

Planned by Alex Kournetas of Vision in White Events 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Five Star Retreat

Photographer & Videographer: Nashville Wedding Collection

Hair/Makeup: Taylor Pecord

Florals: Import Flowers

Reception DJ: Party Patrol

Bartending: Herman Grimes Bartending

Cake: Karen’s Kakes

Caterer: House Blend Catering

Decor Rentals: Two Monkeys Vintage

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For this month’s Vendor Spotlight, we sat down with makeup artist Amy Lynn of Amy Lynn Larwig. From commercial photoshoots to weddings, Amy Lynn has been beautifying Nashville one face at a time! Amy Lynn’s philosophy is that a bride’s look must be customized to fit her, that she not only looks like, but feels like the best version of herself. Check out one of our favorite vendors, and we promise you’ll feel oh so pretty!

 

Amy Lynn Larwig

Q: What was your dream job growing up?

A: I wanted to be a super model. I took modeling classes and did pageants. But I topped out at 5’1”, so that dream crashed quickly. Haha!

Q: What does a typical wedding day look like for you?

A: We go into each wedding day with one goal: to complete our work beautifully, efficiently, and with zero drama. I pack my kit the night before, grab a bottle of water and a snack to go, and arrive early to whichever venue I’m told to go to. When we find our location, we set up and get started twirling hair and prepping skin. Majority of the time, we don’t sit, eat, or pee until everyone is complete and happy. The reason we excel at our jobs is because we know how to read the energy in a room. Some brides prefer quiet and she talks gently among her family and bridesmaids. We lay low in those situations and allow her time to reflect.  Some brides are very excited and full of energy. She will include you in on the jokes and offer champagne to all who enter the room. In those situations, we can laugh and jump into the group conversation. Rarely, we get the dramatic brides. Very rarely. She will have bridesmaids crying in the bathroom, momma looking for her Xanax, and she’s demanding the bridal party walk at least 100 yards in their 4 inch heels to break them in. In those (like I said, rare) situations, we are focused on doing our work, with our heads down, and getting out of there with as little drama overflow as possible. We want every bride’s day to be fun and relaxed. So we can walk into the room and adapt to the energy already present. Sometimes, we have to redirect negative energy as well. Once everyone is looking sparkly and it’s time for us to leave, we scoot out and leave the room the way we found it. I usually head straight home for a hug from my four year old and a cold beer.

Amy Lynn Larwig

Q: How did you get into the beauty business? 

A: I always loved makeup. So at 17 years old, I began building my portfolio. I would do anyone’s makeup that would let me and I’d take photos of it with my dad’s old film Canon. I worked at a small boutique selling cosmetics and tried direct sales. I was TERRIBLE. I couldn’t sell anything! But I could put it on people, so I ran with that. It’s led me to work on music videos, commercials, tv shows, photo shoots, fashion shows, billboards, etc.

Q: How long have you been in business? Why did you decide to start a business?

A: I’ve been a freelance hair and makeup artist for 14 years. I went full time with it 7 years ago. I have a really hard time being told what to do, so I was destined to be self-employed. It fits my spirit best to be my own boss.

Q: What is your favorite part of a wedding day/event day?

A: I love the relationships. It’s intriguing to watch sisters tell stories about their childhood. The dads that cry when they see their baby girl all dressed up always do me in. The best friends that have nicknames and inside jokes and can laugh endlessly together. Being privileged enough to witness all that love and history between people is my favorite part.

Amy Lynn Larwig

Q: What is your favorite color palette to work with?

A: I’m a makeup artist! I love ALL COLORS! Right now, I’m loving dark berries against stark white. I can incorporate those same cool hues in the berry to the cheeks and lips.

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work?

A: I have many interests. I love pyrography and building things. Give me a saw and a beer and I can entertain myself for hours. My current love is a women’s empowerment retreat I’ve created. Girl: Redefined is happening June 2-4th in Asheville. I’m taking ten ladies to do traditionally masculine activities such as archery and night fishing. I love the idea of women participating in challenging activities, deriving strength from their success with it, and then applying that strength and bad ass attitude to their life.

Amy Lynn Larwig

Q: Who would be your dream celebrity to do hair and makeup for?

A: I adore Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars. I love his heart and his energy and I would love to get a hold of his beautiful face. I know most people would expect me to say some beautiful female celebrity. But the part I love most about my job is hearing people’s stories and being in such an intimate position with them. I enjoy the clients that have something important to say and that I can learn from much more than the ones that are just pretty faces and heavenly hair.

Q: If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?

A: Not far. I like adventure and all, but I think I’d just head to Navarre Beach. It’s quiet, warm, clean. But to make it awesome, I’d bring a lot of people with me. Places are only as magical as the people you experience them with.

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Thank you Amy Lynn for sharing with us! With Amy Lynn Larwig at your Vision in White wedding, we guarantee a gorgeous day, and a beautiful blushing bride!

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Carley and Justin had a beautiful outdoor wedding at Saddlewoods Farm in Murfreesboro, TN on October 8th, 2016. It was honestly the prettiest day of the whole year and perfect for this couple to say “I Do”!

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Getting Ready

The day started out with the girls getting ready in the bridal suite on Saddlewood’s property. They had some chick fil-a chicken mini’s to snack on while they got beautified by stylists from French Twist. The girls had monogrammed robes in a color of their choice so they were comfy while they got ready.

The guys were next door in the grooms quarters where they got to hang out and relax before pictures began.

First Look

Once everyone was dressed and ready to begin photos, Carley and Justin had their first glimpse of each other donned in their wedding attire. Photos of the couple and the wedding party took place right after all around the Saddlewoods property.

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Wedding Ceremony

The outdoor ceremony was beautifully decorated with beautiful entry flowers of roses and hydrangea by A Village of Flowers and altar draping by Nashville Audio Visual. The grooms grandfather, Larry officiated the ceremony adding a nice personal touch.

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Reception

After the ceremony, the guests headed into the barn for cocktails and mingling. They signed the Jenga piece guestbook and admired the decor of the barn and tables.

The couple shared their first dance as a married couple, followed by Carley and her dad and Justin and his mom. The cake that was covered in chocolate covered strawberries was cut and enjoyed by the guests as the dancing for the evening began.

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Carley tossed her bouquet to the single ladies and the night ended with guests taking their adorable hot chocolate mix favors as they headed home.Vision in White - Wedding Recap

Carley and Justin, it was a pleasure working with you both. We wish you all the best in your future as husband and wife.

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Vendors:
Venue – Saddlewoods Farm
Cake – Julia’s Homestyle Bakery
Florist – A Village of Flowers
Photographer – Nashville Wedding Collection
DJ – Nashville Party Authority
Lighting/Draping – Nashville Audio Visual
Hair/Makeup – French Twist
Rentals – Grand Central Party Rental
Caterer – Jim N Nicks
Planner – Vision in White Events

 

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To all the single ladies out there scrolling Pinterest, here’s the ultimate guide to premature wedding planning. Who says you need a man to have a plan? Who says you have to have a wedding band before you book a reception band?

Some call it risky, we call it smart! Don’t sit around waiting for a groom, when you can already be a blushing bride! Build it, and he will come!

More pre-engagement planning on your part means shorter engagements and less stress for both of you in the long run. From engagement to wedding day, the planning process can take months, and even years! That much decision-making can be overwhelming and overall unenjoyable. So for those girls that like to think ahead, we’ve got all the tips and tricks to save the date before you go on one!

Budget

Our first piece of advice is perfect for even the most single of ladies. Dating or not, it’s never a bad idea to save for future expenses. No matter your relationship status or your style, save up! One plan we found is to save every five dollar bill you encounter. Eventually those fivers will end up being the seed money to the wedding of your dreams! Whether it’s an old pickle jar, a piggy bank, or a budgeting app (we recommend WeddingWire), those quarters can add up. The sooner you start saving, the better! From lavish and extravagant to minimalist and simple, money can’t by happiness, but it can make you smile when you pay the caterer!

Color Scheme

Choosing a color scheme or a wedding theme is one of the first decisions every bride should make (well after she says “yes!” to the man, of course!). The color scheme can be the prerequisite for many other decisions to come. In this way, there is no right or wrong way to start the planning process, but one decision does effect another, having the power to alter the entire day’s design.
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Once you decide on blush pink with gold accents, you’ve got a basis for your invites, flowers, decor, venue, and more! Start by going to Home Depot and check out paint samples or browse Pinterest for wedding examples. Anything is inspiration!

Dress

If your fiancé doesn’t go shoe shopping with you to the mall, he probably won’t go wedding dress shopping with you either. The love of your life will absolutely love anything you wear on your wedding day, so your dress is up to you! With so many designs, materials, necklines, and silhouettes, it’s better to at least have an idea of what you prefer.

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There’s no harm in casually perusing a bridal boutique, shopping online, or watching a couple episodes of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. Your gown can be the first of many wardrobe decisions that determine your hair, makeup, and even venue! Once you say yes to that dress, you’ll be saying yes to shoes, veils, and jewelry. All this bling without the wedding ring?

Flowers

Florals and frillies might not be what your groom is into. Maybe you have a favorite flower, or are inspired by the bouquet your mother held on her wedding day. Bouquets and centerpieces can seem like small details that you can wait to make, but after years of wedding experience, we can safely say that no detail is too small, and no plan is too early.

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Wedding florals can tie the bow on the entire day. Maybe they accessorize your Christmastime ceremony, or maybe they’re the focal point of a summertime romance. Whatever your style, season, or color scheme, planning your florals can be one long bouquet toss-up!

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The Wedding Binder

Every prepared bride has a binder, or some sort of organizational system to house all their ideas. Whether this is a Pinterest board, an inspiration wall with cutouts from magazines, a thick binder, a shoebox tucked away in a closet, or a color-coded and cross-referenced filing system, the collection of wedding ideas can help you figure out your overall taste and style of the wedding.

Pinterest and other wedding blogs have plenty of free printable materials to start cataloging your for recipe for the perfect wedding. Our advice is to collect as much as you can and narrow down your ideas as the wedding approaches. Keep in mind that not every idea can be put into action. So the more the merrier, but the choosier the better!

Your Half of the Bridal Party

We all know we secretly wonder who of our gal pals will be standing at our side on the big day. Narrowing down your best friends to a few bridesmaids can be difficult, especially when choosing a Maid of Honor. It will take time to decide, so why not start now?

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Of course you love all your best friends equally, and we don’t recommend choosing a favorite. Try thinking of who is best at what kind of advice. The Maid of Honor needs to be organized and reliable, but the rest of your entourage can be great tie-breakers for vetoing a wedding cake flavor or an invitation font.

Timeline

The timeline can be the most complicated and stressful part of planning an entire wedding day from sunrise makeup in the morning to the midnight honeymoon suite. But believe us when we say a sloppy timeline can wreck even the most well-planned wedding. It’s the cheat sheet to the behind-the-scenes action of a perfectly staged wedding day.

Don’t know where to begin? Never fear, the professionals are here!

The wedding planner is the fairy godmother that can make your dream wedding finally come true. (Remember she’s only human, but she sure is the expert!) Hiring a wedding planner is a MUST for the working girl, the mother, or just the indecisive bride.

Our wedding planners at Vision in White Events guarantee a foolproof wedding timeline that’s been tried and true through years of wedding experience. A professional planner not only creates a seamless timeline, but executes the day to be right on cue. The planner is crucial for making sure everything gets checked off the list throughout the day, so all you have to think about is your happily ever after!

Dream Wedding

Dream Wedding

The dream wedding day starts with a dream, a plan, and most important of all, a man! We realize a bride is only a girl dressed in white without her groom, so we wish you all the best in finding your other half. Yet as a single woman, don’t let those wedding dreams be crushed if you don’t have a crush! It may seem like happily never after now, but when some say never, we say now!

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Nashville Wedding Recap

For the Vision in White Team, we will remember September 25th, 2016 as Michelle and Chris’s grandeur symphony ceremony and reception at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the heart of downtown Nashville. This magnificently formal occasion was a profound declaration of love and devotion with the closest of family and friends. The vintage accents and neutral colors complimented the natural beauty of the couple’s love and grand venue. You don’t want to miss this unique and extravagant Nashville Wedding Recap.

Getting Ready

Every wedding say starts with a dress. Michelle’s was as classic as they come! Her radiantly white, off-the-shoulder gown was the centerpiece of the wedding. Nashville Wedding Recap

Michelle and Chris started the most special day with letters and a gift exchange for each other. With great anticipation, soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. King began getting ready!

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First Look

With dress and veil on,  and a beaming smile Michelle was descended the grand staircase of the symphony center to unite with her very soon-to-be husband. High Five for Love photography snapped photos while the couple embraced and visited before their ceremony.

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Such a grand venue calls for a grand couple! The gorgeous couple couldn’t have chosen a better venue to match their personality and style.

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Beaming from ear to ear, we could tell Michelle felt as flawless as she looked! Her gorgeous curls and pop of bright red lipstick to match her classic style was carefully designed by the artists of One 10 Beauty.

The bridesmaids donned in all black with undertones of white complimented the groomsmen. Their matching up-do’s and jewelry put the finishing touches on the classiest girl squad in Nashville.

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Groom Chris was as a dapper as can be dressed in a white blazer with black detailing. The contrast of the opposite colors in his lapel, pockets, boutonniere, and bow tie set Chris apart from his groomsmen, and perfectly complimented his bride.

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Both the ceremony and reception took place at the magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The strong ivory columns, cascading chandeliers, and balconies called for minimal yet tasteful decor. One of the most breathtaking venues in the city, the Symphony Center is a Vision in White favorite.

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As guest gathered around, they were welcomed by ceremony programs and a sachet of flower petals to shower the bride and groom during the recessional. These small custom-made personal touches can be the most important element to the flow and feel of a perfectly executed wedding.

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Bride Michelle designed her own floral arrangements and bouquets. We loved working with her to create an original touch that matched her creative vision and style with neutral faux flowers, feathers, and greens.
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Symphony Ceremony

 

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Music and vows of marriage echoed through the grandeur halls throughout the ceremony. Even in a truly formal occasion, the familiar sense of joy and devotion to each other was clear and comforting. From beginning to end, the ceremony displayed their love in the beauty surrounding them.

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Videographer Needle & Thread was sure to capture every precious moment of their day from vows to “I do”s. Their story is just beginning!

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After two “I do”s and a smooch, Mr. and Mrs. King are showered in rose petals and walking on clouds! After the ceremony, the night is free for celebration, music, dancing, and a lifetime of joy and laughter!

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Reception Details

After the ceremony and cocktail hour at the Schermerhorn, the guests and bridal party gathered in the adding outdoor courtyard. In the heart of downtown Nashville, the courtyard was an oasis of romance and bliss in the city on a southern fall afternoon. A perfectly sunny day, the contrast of the historical architecture with modern skyscrapers gave the courtyard a feel of intrigue and romance, a hidden gem in the heart of the city. You’d never guess honkey tonk and cowboy boots just a block over!

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

Across the courtyard, vintage accents in the detailed decor expressed an intentional purpose and love for detail that can only be found in a Vision in White wedding. Picture frames donned every table along with thank you notes and homemade sweet treats for guests to take home as a memento of Chris and Michelle’s special day.

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

We were sure to include Michelle’s handmade florals into the receptions centerpieces and details. Every piece of decor in neutral colors enhanced the natural beauty of the sunlit courtyard.

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Reception

The reception started right on schedule at 5:30pm, just in time for a romantic sunset glow to fill the Schermerhorn courtyard. The newly pronounced Mr. and Mrs. King shared their first dance as man and wife to “Chances Are” by Johnny Mathis.

Nashville Wedding Recap

Nashville Wedding Recap

With the Craig Duncan Band starting the party, the couple danced their magical, musical night away in starting with touching and heartfelt father/daughter and mother/son dances. The music and dancing lasted into the night!

Michelle and Chris took a loving moment to thank their friends and family for joining in the celebration of their love and marriage.  Such a sweet and funny couple, the two were clearly made for each other!

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That’s it for this real Nashville Wedding Recap! Michelle and Chris’s gorgeous day was one we will remember. We wish the happiest of ever afters to you, Mr. & Mrs. King!

Have a Happily Ever After Michelle & Chris!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Photography: High Five for Love

Videographer: Needle & Thread

Reception Music: Craig Duncan Band

Hair/Makeup: One 10 Beauty

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