December 1st, 2017
When the focus of the wedding goes beyond the day itself, everything else seems to fall into place. While the gold and blush details of their perfect April wedding stunned, Anna and Perry’s focus on their marriage and the rest of forever is what evoked the beauty of that day. They accomplished the perfect blend of the country barn setting with elegance and simplicity. From the tasteful and effortless atmosphere to Perry’s emotional reaction to his blushing, white-veiled bride, the couple brought their infectious joy to the forefront of their guests attention.
The Couple’s names: Anna and Perry Beasley
Wedding Date: April 8, 2017
Location: The Barn at Sycamore Farms
Tell us “your story”. Perry and I were set up by a mutual best friend who thought we would be a perfect fit. Our first date was our first time meeting. Three weeks in he told me he loved me after I had told him I only wanted to say those special words to the man I would one day marry, and yet three weeks after that we knew this was going to last forever. More than a year and a half of dating later, he surprised me and popped the question on the top of the hill at Love Circle (his back yard at that time), later surprising me again with a party with all of our closest family and friends. Then the wedding planning began and Emily was one of my first contacts to have her do my wedding invites! I had seen her work on social media and had received several invitations and Christmas cards over the years. She was also my D-group leader in middle school, so with that special connection and Emily’s design genius I knew I wanted her to design our invites. She blew our minds with what she designed just for us!
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Fun, elegant, and simple.
You have awesome style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. Pink has always been my favorite color. Not just any pink, the palest of pinks: blush. Over the past couple of years, gold has been a color that has gained much popularity as well and I love it, especially in combo with blush. I knew I wanted pink and gold water color for the invites based on what I had seen on Pinterest or in photos of other weddings. For years now I have loved the barn setting, and Sycamore Farms provided that as well as a clean, pretty, and elegant atmosphere. I wanted a simple and elegant feel. We did dull white pottery-like place settings, clear glasses, stainless steel flatware, ivory table cloths, champagne runners, and simple centerpieces of an assortment of lanterns, white candles, greenery, and some white/blush florals. Every other element of our day was simple and elegant, and in my opinion PERFECT!
What was your very favorite detail from the day? Other than Perry’s reaction as I was walking down the long aisle towards him, my favorite detail was my dress, veil and flowers. I still can’t get over it all put together. I want to wear my dress again and play princess!
What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started wedding planning? I wish I would have known how to delegate the planning more. I am a do-it-myself kind of girl, so this was hard for me to do during the wedding process. I got the hang of delegating towards the end, but I wish I would have known how important it was from the get-go.
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! I love EOH’s lovelies because of the personal touch. Emily had my mom and me in her home and gave me the freedom to tell her what I wanted. She took that and came up with the most beautiful wedding suite! She made sure everything turned out perfect and just like I wanted. Not many people are willing to listen to personal opinions and desires. Emily is after creative satisfaction for all of her customers, and that’s just what we are–satisfied and blown away!
Anything else you’d like to tell us?! We’d love to hear! I loved our wedding. I would do it all over again and wouldn’t change a thing. Tips for other brides in the heat of planning–don’t sweat the small stuff. Your groom and marriage are far more important than anything involving the wedding. At the end of the day you are married and get to spend the rest of your lives together. Keep that in focus, and your wedding will be everything you truly want and more.
DRESS Monique Lhuillier from The Bride Room // ACCESSORIES Earrings and Veil from The Bride Room // VENUE The Barn at Sycamore Farms // PHOTOGRAPHY Wendy Tate Photography // DAY-OF COORDINATOR Suzanne Nelson // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Joanna Burt at Corley & Company // CATERER Bacon & Caviar // CAKE Million Dollar Desserts // RENTALS Southern Events // BRIDESMAID ATTIRE David’s Bridal // GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Men’s Warehouse // MAKE-UP Carolyne Myers // HAIR Shannon Gamble (Shannon’s Hair Shoppe) // DJ Chase Akers // CEREMONY MUSIC Jessica Mack // VIDEOGRAPHY Best Day Ever Videos
October 31st, 2017
When a bride and groom go for the classic black tie wedding, I just can’t help but feel… all. the. feels. I love walking into a wedding where the ladies have chosen their best silk gowns and the men have dressed to the nines in their tuxes. I love when guests have been intentional in celebrating and honoring their hosts by dressing up and rising to such a joyous occasion. Ashley and Hunter’s wedding was no exception— the flowers, rentals, installations, and invites— all welcomed their guests with a bold hello. We love how Austin Gros documented this day, and we wanted to share it with you!
The Couple’s Names: Ashley Joan Horne and Hunter Woodrow Herring
Wedding Date: March 18, 2017
Location: Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda (ceremony) and Conservatory (reception)
Tell us “your story.” Hunter and I had been friends for 8 years before we started dating. Once we were both single at the same time the sparks flew!
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Modern, chic, and formal!
We love your style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. I like dressing up so I knew I wanted a black tie wedding with all the ladies in formal gowns. I also wanted romance so we used tons of candles for the ceremony and the reception. In every aspect of my life I like bold statements so that was sort of the inspiration for the large tree installation and the linen choices for the tables.
What was your very favorite detail from the day? I can’t pick just one! We did the ceremony in the round which I loved, but I also have to include the tree installation at the center of the head tables! It was truly a jaw-dropping element in the room.
One thing you wish you would’ve know before you started wedding planning? Do not drag out the planning process! It was six months from engagement to my wedding date and I think that was the perfect amount of time. But I thought I needed a year and I was wrong. Any longer and I might have gone crazy!
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! People literally called us to tell us how gorgeous our invitations were! What more can you ask for?!
Details on the Wedding Suite: Ashley and Hunter have great taste and we loved collaborating with them on this bold and timeless wedding suite. The couple chose a luxurious thick Crane lettra paper with all black letterpress and a gold foil custom monogram. The bright white paper and square size also gave it a modern twist compared to the traditional rectangle invitation. And to top it off – the fabric liners! The couple selected black moire fabric liners that were absolutely lovely! Thank you again for letting us help you set the tone for this elegant evening!
Anything else you’d like to tell us?! We’d love to hear! Never underestimate the importance of finding the right wedding planner for you. I cannot imagine going through all of this without Big Events!
A special thanks to Big Events and Austin Gros for allowing us to feature the Horne/Herring wedding on our blog! We are so grateful Ashley and Hunter that you chose to use EOH as the first glimpse into your wedding day. Thank you for allowing us to share in such a special moment.
DRESS Romona Keveza // ACCESSORIES Mother’s earrings // VENUE Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda and Conservatory // PHOTOGRAPHER Austin Gros // WEDDING PLANNER Big Events // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Martha Greenwood at Big Events // CATERER Country Music Hall of Fame // CAKE Dessert Designs by Leland Riggan // RENTALS Please Be Seated, Music City Tents // GROOMSMEN Men’s Wearhouse // MAKE UP Jessie Law // HAIR Korie Kendrick // BAND Emerald Empire Band
July 5th, 2017
I absolutely love a couple that has authentically chosen their wedding features to reflect who they really are. They don’t try to hide behind the trends or the fashion or the glitz or the allure of having the best wedding. They invite their guests into a space and time that reflects who they really are…all for a chance to get to know others better. Paula and Peyton’s wedding reflects two people who wanted their wedding to be authentic, natural, and inevitably— just, well, them.
The (Happy!) Couple: Paula and Peyton Smith
Wedding Date: April 23, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
“Tell us your story.” Peyton is from Mississippi and I am from Washington, DC. We both came to Nashville for school (me for Medical School and Peyton for Law School) at Vanderbilt! We met during our last year of school and fell fast in love.
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Casual, Intimate, Us!
We love your style! Tell us a bit about your aesthetic… I believe in simple. I felt strongly that if I chose a beautiful venue with beautiful rentals, a lot of the extra decorations would be unnecessary. We had minimalist flowers and very few other decorations. We let the food, the drink, the space, and the people create the ambiance we wanted! We didn’t have “colors”. I let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses. Also, since it was a spring wedding, I wanted an indoor-outdoor space. Luckily the weather cooperated!
What was your favorite detail from the day? On one of our first dates, Peyton and I went on a “taco crawl”: we drove down Nolensville Pike (with PBR in our trunk), and ate one taco at 6 or 7 different taco trucks in various gas station parking lots. It was so much fun, and the date we each feel like was the day “we knew” we were right for each other. Any way, we’ve loved going to Taco Trucks ever since…. so we asked one of them to come to our wedding! Taqueria “La Fondita Express” rolled up in front of The Cordelle for a late night snack, serving our usual orders: Carnitas Tacos (for him) and Carne Asada Tacos (for me). It was a hit.
One thing you wish you would’ve known before you started the wedding planning process… It’s really a lot of fun and not that stressful… or at least it doesn’t have to be!
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! Emily Holmes and her team did a wonderful job. They were easy to work with and made BEAUTIFUL invitations and paper goods. When I sprung Taco Truck ordering cards on her at the last minute, she made it happen with a smile.
EOH would like to thank Paula (the beautiful bride!), her mother, Jamie Brickell from 12th Table, and Brandon Chesbro for documenting this special day! We were so thankful to be apart of this wedding and work alongside of your family to help you create your picture perfect day. We are also a big fan of taco trucks and loved being apart of her last minute detail. Thank you for letting us be apart of your day and letting us walk alongside you in this new season of life!
DRESS The Dress Theory, Nashville, TN // VENUE The Cordelle // PHOTOGRAPHER Brandon Chesbro // WEDDING PLANNER Jamie Brickell with 12th Table // PAPER Emily O Holmes // FLOWERS 12th Table // CATERER Flavor Catering // CAKE Sugaree’s Bakery // RENTALS 12th Table // GROOMSMEN Blacktux