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A Peach and Yellow Southern Wedding in Tennessee with a Garden Ceremony

I am so in LOVE with today's Real Wedding feature from Anna Bella Charles {fine art photography}. Not only is the bride's dress absolutely stunning, but the soft color palette of peach and yellow is gorgeous. Just perfect for a summer wedding in Tennessee. I'm loving the location of their garden ceremony and wait until you see the flowers - they're perfection. As is their calligraphed wedding invitation and wedding fans for the guests.

You can see even more gorgeous photos in the gallery below:
 {simply click on each image to see it larger} 

Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Heartwood Hall
Florist: Deedra Stone Bergeron
Videographer: Stuart Atkins
Cake: Julie Joffre
Hair: Tarabella Aversa
Makeup: Kendrick and Juve salon
Ceremony music: Jordan Stephens and Joshua Threlkeld
Band: Carolina Story
Soloist: Kree woods
Invitations: Rachel  Fisher Calligraphy
Fan design: Leah Perry (Handmade designs)
Programs: RSVP Stationers


Rustic bridal portraits in Jackson, Mississippi with handmade bouquet

I'm loving today's rustic bridal session from Amanda Hill Photography that took place in beautiful Mynelle Gardens in Jackson, Mississippi. Robert, Jessica's now husband, even joined her on the shoot for a sweet photo. The brides dress is from a boutique in Laurel, MS called Mimi's Bridal. Isn't it beautiful? Oh, and that gorgeously sweet bouquet? The bride made it herself . . . AMAZING!!!!!!

Real Wedding : when rain comes, it's ok to have the cocktail hour first

Today's beautiful wedding was photographed by Shanell of Bledsoe Photography. The bride is a National Guard Reserve member which led to the red, white and blue wedding theme. The wedding took place over Memorial Day Weekend so this color combination was a perfect fit. The bride and groom, Morgan and Michael, stayed at the Holiday Inn Opryland after their initial wedding hotel got flooded. Just a little something extra about the wedding that I thought was so special and unique - for their ceremony, the guitarist learned an acoustic version of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" for the bridesmaids/groomsmen processional. And, when the rain comes, why not have the cocktail hour first? That's exactly what Morgan and Michael did. Their cocktail hour was held in a decorated rustic barn before the outdoor ceremony due to a rain delay.

Thank you so much Shanell for sharing today's gorgeous Memorial Day weekend wedding of Morgan and Michael with my readers today. To see more from Shanell, please visit her web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering (Organized Through Cedarwood)
Reception Location: Cedarwood, Nashville TN
Florist: Cedarwood Florist (on-site)
Cake/Bakery: PattyCakes (Organized Through Cedarwood) -
Coordinator or Wedding Planner:  Linda Wright and Christa Harris (Cedarwood Staff)
Bridal Gown: Mon Cheri dress from Bridals By Elena in Severna Park, MD
Bridesmaids Dresses: Floor length gowns in ocean blue stretch charmuese by the Dessy Group
Dresses for Mothers of the Bride & Groom: Last minute finds at Dress Barn
Tux Rental: Mens Warehouse
Hairdresser and Make up: Sara Andrick
Transportation: Gray Line Nashville
Hotel: Holiday Inn Opryland/Airport
Ceremony music: Rob Higginbotham

Real Wedding : a Nashville, TN wedding with sweet personal touches

Today's super sweet wedding of Jacqueline and Michael was photographed by Amy Campbell of Angela Anderson Photography and was planned in just 4 1/2 months as the bride and groom were moving to Nevada for Michael's work. Since Jacqueline was finishing up with law school in NC, she didn't see the venue in person until two days before the wedding. But, as you will see, Jacqueline didn't have anything to worry about as the venue, Cellar One, was gorgeous with the courtyard for the ceremony and the exposed brick for the reception. Everything for the wedding was planned over the phone and via email for the photos that her planner would send. As you will see when looking at the photos, there were many personal touches incorporated into the wedding that made it super special not only for the bride and groom, but for their guests too. Including, their monogrammed ring boxes that the bride's brother-in-law carved for her nephews to carry as ring bearers.

Since Michael is a minister, they choose to serve communion themselves to their guests.

After they were married, Jacqueline wanted to go to Vanderbilt University for their couple photos since they met there. The building below is actually the building they met in. Don't you just love the architecture?

At the end of the night, Jacqueline and Michael stepped out for a few amazing photos, such great lighting.

And, the couple left their reception in Michael's family antique Mustang.

Thank you so much Rachel for sharing this beautiful wedding with my readers today. To see more from Angela Anderson Photography, please visit her web site and blog. And, to see more from photographer Amy Campbell and the wedding of Jacqueline and Michael, please click here and here.

Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Cellar One and Riverview Courtyard 
Wedding planning and coordination: Julia Page at Randi Events
Flowers: Bonnie Colleen at Belles Fleurs Designs 
Music: Nashville Chamber Players
Dress: David's Bridal
Blue shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Hair piece: sweetpea & fawn
Makeup and Hair: Mary Elizabeth Long