Photos by Souder Photography
Featured in Savvy Scoop, One Wed’s Bridal Blog
Nicole Aguila and Michael Linn planned a June 3 Nashville destination wedding at Cedarwood to treat their East Coast guests to a totally unique wedding experience. Specifically a unique reception since Nicole and Mike were married in a traditional Catholic church service downtown at St. Mary’s Cathedral. But that’s when the familiar turned into an adventure as guests were bused to our historic farm for a southern style soiree. Nicole and Mike loved the natural beauty of Cedarwood’s grounds, the red barn and farm feel – especially when juxtaposed with formal flair for their reception. Nicole even coined the term ‘inside out’ – meaning a ball room style reception set outdoors!
We love the way Nicole and Mike used all parts of the property for their party. When guests arrived they were greeted with trays of champagne and a string duo playing in the front lawn and escorted to the Cedarwood barn for a lively cocktail reception with the an amazing array of butler passed cocktail food and a jazz quartet. Nicole and Mike and their wedding party and parents were formally presented in the garden terrace before the newlyweds enjoyed their first dance to an amazing vocal of “So Much Better Together” surrounded by family and guests. It was a regal and romantic moment.
Mike and Nicole used the Cedarwood pavilion as a lounge for after-dinner entertainment. Comfy lounge sofas, chandeliers hanging from the front lawn trees, a rockin’ dance floor, hand rolled cigars, photo booth, a candy bar, cake and cupcakes plus late night party food kept the evening lively and guests engaged. Nicole even had designer cowboy boots waiting at Cedarwood as gifts for every bridesmaid! Souder Photography shared these images and we think Nicole and Mike are absolutely gorgeous!
Nicole and Mike, your night was magic. We loved your big city attitude with a scoop of southern country. Thanks for leaving a bit of your love story at Cedarwood. Thanks to Souder Photography for sharing these images. The romantic couples shots are amazing!
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Nashville, TN
Reception Venue: Historic Cedarwood, Nashvile, TN
Wedding planning, flowers, design and decor: Cedarwood Weddings
Invitations and paper goods: Designs in Paper
Photographer: Souder Photography
Videographer: Focal Point Cinema
Wedding Gown: Priscilla of Boston, Wedding Atelier, New York, NY
Shoes: Lady Bow, Christian Louboutin, Barney’s New York
Veil: Vintage veil worn by mother of the bride, restored at Vintage Alchemy, New York, NY and Ally’s Bridal, Hoboken, NJ
Bridesmaids Dresses: Priscilla of Boston, Priscilla of Boston, Short Hills, NJ
Boots: Bride’s Python JB Dillion; Bidesmaids (given as gifts from the bride) Distressed JB Dillion – all from Boot Country, Nashville, TN
Groom and Groomsmen Attire:: Tuxedos – Joseph Aboud, Bittner’s Formalwear, Nashville, TN; Neckties – David Donohue, Nordstrom; Cufflinks – Monogrammed, Huxton of London
Brides Hair: Carlene Makowski, bridesmaid, friend and hair stylist of Bride
Makeup:Katie Russo, Nashville, TN
Jewelery: Bride, diamond studs given to bride on wedding day by groom; Groom, Panerai watch given to groom on wedding day by bride
Cake: Patty Cakes, Nashville, TN
Catering: Chef Christopher’s Catering, Nashville, TN
Music: Seranato Strings, Nashville; Deejay Frank Fleming, Nashville, TN; Vocalist Shawn Tate
Hand Rolled Cigars/Cigar Lounge: Coastal Cigars
Limo: Matchless Limo, Nashville, TN
Host Hotel: Union Station, Nashville, TN
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