Amber Housley

Mixed Metal Wedding Inspiration

There is nothing better than a mixed metals color palette for a New Years Eve inspired wedding. We love seeing how beautiful gold, silver, and rose gold look when mixed together!

Mixed Metal Wedding Inspiration | Amber Housley

Invitation Suite | Bridal Accessories | Bridesmaids Gowns | Table Setting | Dessert Table | Confetti Toss

This wedding invitation sweet is so incredibly amazing, with the gold foil details on each piece. It would be the perfect suite to send to your friends and family to let them know how glamorous your wedding will be. Speaking of glam, don’t be afraid to wear a variety of glamorous metals with your bridal accessories, and of course- ask your bridesmaids to each wear a different metallic color as well!

After your ceremony and cocktail hour, invite guests to sit at a table donned with rose gold sequin linens and gold flatware. Then, invite them to try a variety of sweets at your dessert table that has a stunning silver backdrop. And at the end of the night, allow them to send you off in style by tossing confetti from bags that have pretty gold glitter on them!

Are you planning a mixed metals wedding? If so, make sure to check out our Mixed Metals Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board for more ideas.

Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration

Another gorgeous wedding palette for fall is a jewel tone wedding palette. It is full of rich color, and there are so many fun ways to incorporate the variety of colors with all of your wedding details from flowers to cake!

Jewel Tone WEdding Inspiration | Amber Housley Weddings

 

Invitation Suite | Bouquet | Bridesmaids Dresses | Escort Cards | Table Setting | Wedding Cake

If you want to just add a subtle hint of jewel tone into your wedding invitation suite, we recommend doing so with a fun colored envelope, like the deep emerald one shown above. You could choose any color in the palette that you prefer!

For personal details, you will really get to include all of the colors in your palette. Flowers are the most fun way to do so, by choosing a wide selection of colors and shapes and tying everything together with a colorful bow. You can also ask your bridesmaids to wear dresses in different shades and shapes to complement each other.

After your ceremony, invite guests to the reception and ask them to find their seats with these amazing jewel shaped acrylic escort cards. Have them sit at a farm style table that has both a fabric and floral table runner, really intertwining the jewel tone palette into the fall season. After dinner and dancing is over, ask them to join you as you cut the cake and take a taste of this simple but delicious wedding cake.

Are you planning a jewel tone wedding? If so, make sure to take a look at our Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board for more ideas!

Fun and Fancy Free Styled Shoot in Southern Weddings V7 | Full Feature

To say that we are thrilled to have our Fun and Fancy Free styled shoot featured in the newly released Southern Weddings V7 is an understatement! We adored working with the talented Southern Weddings ladies and dreaming up all of these wonderful design details alongside the creative team at Cedarwood Weddings. Nancy Ray Photography could not have captured our vision more beautifully!

Our dream for this shoot was to tell the story of a relaxing, joy filled all-American Southern summer wedding. A day full of friends and family enjoying the sun, where everyone gets to enjoy wonderful conversations, tasty food truck treats, and fun lawn games. See some of our favorite pictures from the editorial shoot below, and make sure to head over to the Southern Weddings blog to see their recap of our shoot here and the behind the scenes recap here. Our behind the scenes recap will be on our blog tomorrow! You’ll definitely want to stay tuned for our awesome video from Nicholas & Keaton!

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

We designed these pretty invitations filled with stripes, royal blue and poppy red details and a slight nautical touch. I hand lettered the envelopes, and our very own Jessica of Simply Jessica Marie designed this watercolor map of Cedarwood so that all of the guests would know where each activity was taking place.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

A dockside ceremony started the day, and we still cannot get over how incredibly stunning the view is and how beautiful the florals are that the Cedarwood Weddings team designed! Everyone looked oh so dapper, all thanks to Opulent Couturier’s impeccable styling.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

We just adored featuring some of our favorite Nashville food trucks in this shoot. Supporting local artisans is something that we love as a community in the South, and was a perfect fit for our fun and fancy free wedding! The guests got to try some darn good barbecue from Pappy’s Mobile Cafe, enjoy a sweet treat from Legato Gelato, and take a bag full of the most delicious peaches from The Peach Truck home with them as favors.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

After getting their food from the food trucks, everyone grabbed a Cheerwine and took their baskets full of food over to this red, white and blue picnic inspired table to enjoy.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

And we all know what comes after a main dish, cake and signing the guest book of course! How incredible is that fishing inspired grooms cake by Patty Cakes? It is so realistic and ties in perfectly with our fishing inspired guest book.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

After dessert, the guys got to relax a bit by the bar near the airstream, and then joined everyone for some lawn games. The kids loved the chance to get changed into their bathing suits and play in the sprinkler!

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Of course, our bride and groom needed some special alone time, so while everyone else was playing lawn games they snuck away for a private boat ride on the lake followed by toasting marshmallows by their own secluded campfire.

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

And it obviously wouldn’t be the right end to the day unless two of the groomsmen jumped in the lake! We could not be happier to have gotten the chance to work alongside such amazing creatives for this shoot, and are so honored to have it featured in Southern Weddings. We hope it provides inspiration for any of you who are planning your own wedding! And if you are, or if you are an avid wedding lover like everyone on our weddings team, make sure to pick up a copy of the magazine in the Southern Weddings shop.

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography / Videographer: Nicholas & Keaton / Venue, Styling, Florals, and Signage: Cedarwood Weddings / Coordinator, Designer, and Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings / Watercolor Map: Simply Jessica Marie / Catering: Pappy’s Mobile Cafe, Legato Gelato, The Peach Truck / Cakes: Patty Cakes / Hair and Makeup: Tara Thomas and Gina Putnam of Studio BBC / Fashion Stylist: Opulent Couturier / Bride’s Gown: “McCants” by LulaKate / Reception Dress: “Organza Striped” by LulaKate / Bridal Salon: The Bride Room / Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs / Ladies’ and Kids’ Accessories: Charming Charlie / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville / Menswear: Street Tuxedo / Bow Tie: Otis James Nashville / Men’s and Kids’ Accessories: Land of the Thread / Kids’ Clothing: Gap Kids Green Hills Mall Nashville and Chaps Ralph Lauren

Emerald and Pink Wedding Inspiration

We love the idea of an emerald and pink wedding around the holiday time! It is a fun and feminine twist on the traditional red and green color palette.

Emerald and Pink Wedding Inspiration | Amber Housley Weddings

 

Invitation | Emerald Clutch | Bouquet | Bridesmaids Dresses | Table Setting | Wedding Cake

How darling are these emerald and pink Save the Dates? They would be the perfect way to set the tone for your wedding. We love how the gold complements the invitations, so we decided to incporporate it throughout the entire design of the color palette. For instance, in the darling gold and emerald jeweled clutch, which would be perfect for either the bride, her bridesmaids, or guests. We also incorporated gold into the glittery ribbon that is wrapped around the stunning pink and green bouquet.

Ask your bridesmaids to coordinate with your color palette by wearing emerald dresses that they are sure to love and want to wear even after your wedding. Then, invite them along with your wedding guests to sit at a beautifully designed and colorful table setting. At the end of the night, treat your guests to a dessert bar with a variety of mini cakes, including this precious mini emerald cake.

Are you planning a holiday wedding? If you are thinking of having an emerald and pink wedding, make sure to take a look at our Emerald and Pink Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board for ideas!

Fun and Fancy Free Styled Shoot in Southern Weddings V7

It is always such an honor to see our styled photo shoots published, especially when the publication happens to be in Southern Weddings V7! We adore the heart behind this magazine and the ladies who run it, and are feeling so blessed to have our Fun and Fancy Free styled shoot in the pages of their newest magazine. It was a dream to collaborate with Cedarwood Weddings and Nancy Ray Photography on this shoot!

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Isn’t the cover of the magazine stunning? Our dear friend Rhi of Hey Gorgeous Events styled this shoot, and the incredibly talented Tec Petaja photographed it.

Our sweet friend Nancy of Nancy Ray Photography photographed the behind the scenes images for Rhi’s shoot, and she also photographed our styled shoot, take a look at the gorgeous images below!

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

Southern Weddings Fun and Fancy Free Shoot | Amber Housley Weddings | Nancy Ray Photography

We love reading all of the comments that the Southern Weddings ladies write on each of these pages. One of our favorite fun notes is that Lisa went to school with the handsome bearded groomsman, who is now one of our Amber Housley Weddings grooms!

We cannot wait to get our hands on one of these copies, and you can expect a few pictures on social media when we do. We will also be writing recaps of the full feature of our shoot on the blog on Monday, and a behind the scenes recap on Tuesday, so make sure to come back to read those next week!

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made our dreams come true:

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography / Videographer: Nicholas & Keaton / Venue, Styling, Florals, and Signage: Cedarwood Weddings / Coordinator, Designer, and Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings / Watercolor Map: Simply Jessica Marie / Catering: Pappy’s Mobile CafeLegato GelatoThe Peach Truck / Cakes: Patty Cakes / Hair and Makeup: Tara Thomas and Gina Putnam of Studio BBC / Fashion Stylist: Opulent Couturier / Bride’s Gown: “McCants” by LulaKate / Reception Dress: “Organza Striped” by LulaKate / Bridal Salon: The Bride Room / Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs / Ladies’ and Kids’ Accessories: Charming Charlie / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville / Menswear: Street Tuxedo / Bow Tie: Otis James Nashville / Men’s and Kids’ Accessories: Land of the Thread / Kids’ Clothing: Gap Kids Green Hills Mall Nashville and Chaps Ralph Lauren