Amber Housley

Nashville Wedding Planning | The Bake Shoppe

The element of a wedding that we have found ladies and gents to both have equally strong opinions about and get really excited to discuss is their wedding cake. It is hard to find a couple who doesn’t adore cake, especially with the abundance of amazing bakers here in Nashville! One of our favorites has to be The Bake Shoppe. We have used their cakes in past weddings, and can personally attest to how delicious they are!

The Bake Shoppe | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Creative Push

The Bake Shoppe Cakes | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Kristyn Hogan

Don’t both of those cakes make you want to grab a fork and dig in? Not only were they tasty, but they were presented beautifully too and perfectly matched the overall design of each wedding! They offer three different series of cake designs, from their classic series with six available styles from which to choose to their designer series which allows you to have more options in regard to color, design, flavor, and size, to their custom series which truly allows you to match your cake exactly to your wedding. Our designer focused mind believes that is absolutely the best way to go!

To see all of the flavors options, images of other cakes they have created, and to contact The Bake Shoppe, make sure to visit their website!

Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm

Back in the Fall, we had the pleasure of attending an event and taking a tour of Mint Springs Farm, a fairly new and beautiful wedding venue here in Tennessee. It is the most darling farm, with as much land as a Southern girl could ever want, and a stunning ceremony pavilion and reception barn.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm | Amber Housley

Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm | Amber Housley

Rachel Wells Photography

The ceremony pavilion has gorgeous exposed wood beams and the option to have chandeliers hanging from the ceiling (we’re wondering why you wouldn’t say yes to that option!). The draping at the front of the pavilion adds a sweet feminine softness to the setting. And, if you are getting married during the colder seasons, there are windows that can be installed as well as a heating system to keep everyone cozy.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm | Amber Housley

Rachel Wells Photography

The reception barn is just as breathtaking as the ceremony pavilion, don’t you think? It features two stories with seating available on each level if you have a large number of guests. It can hold up to 240 guests. Add in florals and personal touches, and you will be able to transform the space to make your guests swoon!

If you’re smitten by this venue like we are, make sure to visit the Mint Springs Farm website to see more information.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Visual Elements

One of the best ways to add a unique twist to your wedding is to incorporate intriguing decor! One of our favorite local vendors known to have some of the best decor pieces in town is Visual Elements. We have used their services multiple times and are always thrilled with the outcome.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Visual Elements
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Kristyn Hogan

Visual Elements contributed this stunning chandelier and  lucite cake table for one of our wedding clients. Isn’t that chandelier so incredible? It sparkles perfectly. They also provided the beautiful white bar and lounge seating, which guests loved. They also have a variety of other decor elements available, like draping and other styles of chandeliers, bars, tables and seating. Visit the Visual Elements website if you are interested in seeing all that they have to offer!

Nashville Wedding Planning | Carnton Plantation

One of Franklin’s most beautiful and historic wedding venues is Carnton Plantation. Although it is not in Nashville, it is a very close drive! Carnton Plantation was built by mayor Randal McGavock in 1826, and soon became a well established farm in Williamson County. It also served as a hospital during the Civil war to hundreds of soldiers, and therefore became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carton Plantation | Franklin Wedding Venue | Amber Housley Weddings

Evin Photography

Today, Carton Plantation is a beautiful place for couples to get married! You have plenty of options for your ceremony and reception. Many couples choose to have a garden ceremony followed by a cocktail hour on the back porch and reception in either the Fleming Center, the patio of the Fleming Center or a garden area reception. Visit their website to see all of the wedding day options.

Carnton Plantation Wedding | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Carnton Plantation Wedding | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Carnton Plantation Wedding | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Jamie Clayton

We also love this cheerful wedding that was featured on Southern Weddings! The pops of yellow and turquoise are so happy and really convey the emotions that should be celebrated during a wedding!

Are you planning a wedding at Carnton Plantation? If so, how do you think you will plan your day? What color palette and ceremony and reception space choices? We would love to hear in the comments below!

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.