Dana and Steve got married at Madison Creek Farms this past October. The two shared a rustic wedding with a variety of blue tones to accent their theme. To bring a pop of color into the mix, Dana and Steve’s floral arrangements provided stunning shades of orange, yellow, and burgundy to compliment the fall season.
Dana and her bridesmaids started the morning of the big day getting ready at the new JW Marriott. While the ladies were getting their hair and makeup done by ALL Bridal, Steve and his groomsmen were just arriving at JW Marriott to fill their bellies with some lunch before the eventful day kicked off. Steve read his vows for the videographer, Cruz Films, and then had Andrew Kenworthy Photography snap some pictures of him with his groomsmen just before departing the hotel.
After reading her own set of vows for the videographer and adding some finishing touches to her hair and makeup, Dana slipped into her figure-flattering lace dress with her mother’s helping hand to button up the back. Once the last button was tucked into its proper loop, Dana was off to share a first look with her father.
Wedding Party Photos
After getting ready at the hotel, the photographer went on to capture some pictures of Dana and her flower girl separately. Arriving at the venue, the men were dressed in their royal blue dress shirts and grey dress pants. Furthermore, the groom wore a vest that matched his pants, while the groomsmen wore light grey suspenders. Their matching brown dress shoes tied the whole look together for the men.
Alternatively, the bridesmaids had the liberty of choosing their own short black dress and shoes to create a beautifully unique look for the bridal party. The flower girl wore a short dress filled with lace to compliment Dana’s.
In accordance with the outdoor essence of Madison Creek Farms, a third generation organic family farm. Dana and Steve’s program was a wooden board displayed at the entrance to the ceremony.
To commemorate their special day, Dana and Steve had each of their guests sign a custom wooden board that was carved to the shape of Tennessee and had their names painted on it.
Burnt orange petals rested on the earth, creating a pathway for the bride’s walk down the aisle. Dana and Steve heard each other’s vows for the first time, and concluded the ceremony with a loving kiss.
Sequentially, the bridesmaids and groomsmen accompanied the couple to group photos with the scenic background. After that, Dana and Steve wandered off into some wildflowers to capture some intimate photos with just the two of them.
A little side story here: the groom set himself on fire a few years prior and luckily made it out alive. It’s now a running joke with their group about not letting him near a gas can.
At the reception, Dana and Steve had cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, and even more treats displayed on a wooden dessert table to match their rustic theme. However, in the middle of the table was their cake perched up on a dessert tower. The guests sat in wooden chairs at tables that were topped with a white linen and turquoise runner. Their centerpieces included candles in glass votives, some greenery, and a splash of the flowers that matched the bride’s bouquet.
Additionally, Dana and Steve created a fun ‘his’ and ‘hers’ drink menu for their guests. The couple did not want their guests to be “blinded by [their] love,” so they provided their guests with sunglasses in a variety of colors as their party favors.
The wedding party and flower girl made their grand entrance to the tune of Bruno Mars’ song, 24K Magic, then went into the couple’s first dance. With their hearts full, their stomachs went on to obtain the same status with Martin’s BBQ buffet.
Afterwards, Dana and Steve proceeded to toast their guests and followed with father/daughter and mother/son dances, respectively. Concluding this, the guests joined the floor and danced the night away.
When the sun set, the string lights lit up to create an enchanting atmosphere. Finally, Dana and Steve concluded their magical night with a grand exit. Each guest lit a sparkler, igniting the couple’s pathway and the start of their married life.
We wish you both the best, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding!
List of vendors and links to their website:
Ceremony/Reception Venue – Madison Creek Farms
Videographer – Cruz Films
Photographer – Andrew Kenworthy Photography
Cake – Dulce Desserts
Bartender – Details Nashville
Hair/Makeup – ALL Bridal
Florist –Vision in White Events
Rentals – Grand Central Party Rental
DJ – Nashville Party Authority
Caterer – Martin’s BBQ Joint
Transportation – Matchless Transportation & Gray Line
Hotel/Prep Location – JW Marriott
Wedding Planner – Alex Bovee of Vision in White Events