Amber Housley

Nashville Wedding Planning | Hardink Calligraphy

Every time we look at wedding invitation suites, table numbers, escort cards, and other wedding related paper goods, we are always drawn to calligraphy. It can either be modern or classic, but is always beautiful. One of our favorite Nashville calligraphers is Hardink Calligraphy.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Hardink Calligraphy

Nashville Wedding Planning | Hardink Calligraphy

Elizabeth of Hardink Calligraphy offers custom invitation design, custom envelope addressing (a big time saver!), and other products like gift tags, logos, and more. While she is local to Nashville, she works with clients all throughout the states. She also has the most darling little Etsy shop!

Amber Housley and Hardink Calligraphy invitation suite collaboration

We collaborated with Hardink Calligraphy on our Sounds of the South styled shoot that was featured in Southern Weddings V6. We had her do create calligraphy details for the paper goods we designed for the shoot, and think that it was a perfect match for the style we were creating!

If you are still trying to figure out plans for your invitation suite or other paper goods for your wedding, we highly recommend Hardink Calligraphy! Make sure to look at other examples of her work in her portfolio.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Hermitage Plantation

One of the most historically beautiful places to get married in Tennessee is the Hermitage Plantation. It is the home of President Andrew Jackson, and is 1000 acres wide. As beautiful as the mansion is, we have found that brides love to get married in the gardens.

Hermitage Plantation | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

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Lisa Shelby Photography

These gardens would be the perfect location for a wedding ceremony, don’t you think? The gardens were designed in 1819 by English gardener, William Frost. You can read more about the history of these beautiful gardens on the Hermitage Plantation website.

There are a few other locations at Hermitage Plantation for you to choose to have your ceremony and reception in addition to the gardens. The Cabin by the Spring is a beautifully rustic cabin that offers a more country chic feel to ceremonies and receptions than the other venues in the plantation. It has a maximum capacity of 300, allowing for all of your friends and family to gather together on your special day.

Tulip Grove Mansion provides an entirely different feel and setting for ceremonies and receptions with its Grecian style structure. It is perfect for a couple who is looking for an elegant and regal space to get married. Have your ceremony in the mansion, ask guests to gather outside for cocktail hour, and then invite them back inside for your reception to enjoy dinner and dancing!

The plantation also holds the Hermitage Church, perfect for couples (like Jessica!) who have always dreamed of getting married in a church. Hold your ceremony in the church, and then choose from one of the other locations to host your reception! We think that would be a beautiful combination. If you are interested in any of the above venue options, we highly suggest reading more about the Hermitage Plantation venue spaces to get a sense of everything included with each venue.

Have y’all ever been to the Hermitage Plantation? Don’t you agree that it would be a lovely setting for a wedding?

Smoky Mountain Wedding Inspiration

One of the most beautiful settings for weddings is the Smoky Mountains. They create the most naturally beautiful backdrop for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Take a look at how pretty Smoky Mountain wedding inspiration can be!

Smoky Mountain Wedding Inspiration | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Bride and Groom | Invitation Suite | Wedding Sign | Ceremony | Rustic Wine Bar | Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner

Seriously though, how precious is this bride and groom with the mountains in the background? Set the tone of your wedding with this rustic invitation suite. The day of your wedding, welcome guests to the ceremony with this wooden happily ever after sign, and seat them outside on wooden ceremony pews. Treat them to a rustic wine bar during cocktail hour, followed by dinner with monogrammed burlap table runners.

Blackberry Farm Wedding Inspiration | Smoky Mountain Weddings

Blackberry Farm | Smoky Mountain Wedding Inspiration

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One of our favorite venues in the Smoky Mountain area is Blackberry Farm. It has a perfect view of the mountains in the background and plenty of land for a wedding ceremony and reception. It is even located in our lovely state of Tennessee!

Have y’all been thinking of planning a mountain wedding? If so, make sure to check out our Smoky Mountain Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board for more ideas!

Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding

Could there be a more romantic day to get married than on Valentine’s Day? We think not! A Valentine’s Day inspired wedding gives girly girls the extra excuse to have a pink wedding, which of course we love.

Valentine's Day Inspired Wedding | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Heart Ceremony Backdrop | Save the Date | Wedding Gown | Wedding Shoes | Escort Cards | Signature Drink

We’re smitten by this oversized heart ceremony backdrop, it would be the perfect background for a Valentine’s Day wedding. And these love is in the air save the dates would be a great way to set the tone for your wedding. Be flirty in a blush rosette wedding gown and hot pink peep toe heels. Let guests find their seats with these ombre pink escort cards, and provide them with refreshing hot pink signature drinks while they are waiting for dinner to be served.

Are you planning a Valentine’s Day wedding? If so, make sure to check out our Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding Pinterest board for even more inspiration!