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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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