It’s all in the location. At least it definitely was for Blake and Jordan when creating the desired aesthetic for their gorgeous summer wedding. With the focal point on the magnolia flower, Belle Meade was an effortless and perfect backdrop. From hightop Superga’s under the wedding gown to the sunlight through the magnolia trees, Blake and Jordan’s wedding day cultivated a wonderful sense of whimsy.
The Couple’s names: Blake and Jordan Blankenbecler
Wedding Date: June 10, 2017
Location: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee
Tell us “your story” in a few sentences. I (Blake) moved to Nashville in 2015 for grad school. A friend invited me to a shrimp boil over Labor Day weekend. I figured it would be a good idea to say yes to the invite seeing as I had just moved to town and needed friends. Lo and behold, the shrimp boil was at Jordan’s house. He liked my shoes (leopard print high top Superga’s) and I liked how he made me laugh. After we kept running into each other, Jordan asked me on a date and it didn’t take us long to fall in love. On our wedding day, I wore white high top Superga’s because it was only appropriate!
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Classical, whimsical, beautiful
You have awesome style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. We wanted Belle Meade to be the backdrop of our wedding because it is just so lush and green and beautiful. We knew we wouldn’t have to work hard to make it beautiful because the setting already is! They have magnolia trees around the entire property and the white flower against the dark green crisp leaves was a stunning detail to us. We decided to make the magnolia flower the theme of our wedding and we are so glad we did! Both Jordan and I have a pretty classic and refined style. We went with colors for both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen that would stand out against the green backdrop. We spent time accentuating the beauty that was already there and couldn’t be more happy about how the day turned out!
What was your very favorite detail from the day? The light was absolutely magical! A guest told us our ceremony was like being in the Garden of Eden. Walking down the aisle with my Dad – we were both crying – then getting to see Jordan and FINALLY marry him in front of out most important people… hands down the best. Also, I can’t go without mentioning the dance floor. The.Most.Fun.Ever!
What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started wedding planning? Decision fatigue is a very real thing. Give yourself three options for everything and make the decision from those three. Oh, and wedding planners are God’s sweet sweet gift to brides and their moms! At first, my mom and I didn’t see the value of a planner, but as we got deeper into the wedding planning waters, we knew we couldn’t do it alone. Lindsay was such a God-sent to us as my mom and I had never planned a wedding before!
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! We ADORED our paper lovelies!! The stationary was a very important detail to me as I think it sets the tone for the wedding and I am just a sucker for all things paper. Emily was a gem-and-a-half to work with. She was able to see our vision and make it personal to a T! They honestly turned out better and more beautiful than I imagined and I have Emily to thank for her creativity and beauty she put into every detail.
Blake and Jordan were the ideal clients. They were laid back but knew exactly what they wanted – which made designing super fun and easy! With the magnolia as the centerpiece, we had to add it the invitations! A watercolor magnolia was the perfect fit. I also loved how they picked an oversized font for the bride/groom names with a watercolor effect that had grey tones changing throughout the letters. Their suite was a perfect example of how a wedding invitation can be flat printed and look exquisite! They also added southern vintage stamps which added a wonderful additional to the suite. They knew exactly where to add the special touches. Great taste, a touch of the southern whimsy, and a couple full of love and laughter truly made for a joyful celebration! Thank you, Blake and Jordan, for allowing us to be a small part of such a deeply important day.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? It takes a village to make an event like this happen! I couldn’t have done it without the help of my mom and dad…they worked so hard to make this day beautiful and I’m incredibly grateful for their love and support!
DRESS Ladies of Lineage Bridal Boutique // ACCESSORIES earrings Anthropologie, shoes Superga Sneakers // VENUE Belle Meade Plantation // PHOTOGRAPHY The Image is Found // WEDDING PLANNER Lindsay Rothrock // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Shannon McLaughlin // CATERER Infinity Events & Catering // CAKE Amanda LeSaicherre // RENTALS Liberty Party Rentals // BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Weddington Way // GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Tailors’ Keep // MAKE UP Tina Davis // HAIR Alyssa Krauss