Photos by Ace Photography
Cate Cunningham and John Dugan knew they would spend their lives together. They knew they would be married in a traditional Catholic church ceremony. And they knew nature would play a role in their wedding celebration.
With the assistance of Nita Baggott of Nashville Event Planning, the best of both worlds for Cate and John came together with a ceremony at The Church of the Assumption on August 22 followed by an elegant ‘garden glam’ reception at Historic Cedarwood.
Cedarwood’s all-inclusive wedding packages can be customized for reception only by deducting certain ceremony elements, however access to the property remains eight hours. To take full advantage of the venue time included in their package, Cate, John and their wedding party arrived at Cedarwood at 3:30 Pm to dress and take photos before going to the church.
Scheduling pre-ceremony photos at Cedarwood allowed Cate and John to have a private ‘first meeting’ in a beautiful outdoor setting, enjoy camaraderie with friends standing up with them, and take advantage of the property photo ops Cedarwood offers. Surrounded by nature, the mood was relaxed and romantic – perfect for making wedding day memories!
Cate and John also had the pleasure of previewing reception set-up and decor before their guests arrived at Cedarwood (guests are always the first to arrive from the church!) And what a grand reception it was! The beautiful bouquets and marine blue and green colors worn by the wedding party are a preview of the luscious floral and decor to be featured in “Celebrate: Cate and John Part 2″.
Ace Photography never fails to capture stunning images when they are at Cedarwood!! Cate and John, your glamorous garden gala is as wonderful in photos as we remember it!
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team