Photos by Amber Beckham Photography
Leslie Wood and Adam Marrale met through a mutual friend seven years ago and grew into a a serious couple despite their long distance romance. Eventually both left Tennessee for the big city lights of Atlanta, but when it came time to tie the knot on June 20, Leslie and Adam wanted to be in their home state.
After Leslie and Adam’s ceremony at The Church of the Assumption in downtown Nashville, they celebrated with a southern-style country chic reception at Cedarwood. Kids pushing each other on the rope swing and catching frogs in the pond, old fashioned lawn games admid farmyard flowers, hay bale seating and a lemonade bar put guests into the carefree spirit of southern summertime.
Guests gathered on the shady front lawn to toast Leslie and Adam’s arrival with a Tennessee favorite: Jack Daniels Lynchburg Lemonade served in Mason Jars. Sunset ushered in cooler temps just in time for dinner and dancing!
Achieving a balance between classic and casual, Leslie’s reception decor was a blend of turquoise, teal and green with wildflower centerpieces in patina tin pails and antique blue mason jars. Burlap favor bags of wildflower seeds were a charming tribute to the natural beauty surrounding the celebration. And, of course, what’s a country wedding without a ‘taste of the south’ barbecue buffet? Distinctive regional cuisine helps carry out a wedding style and is always a treat for out of town guests.
Amber Beckham Photography sent us her fave photos from the reception, and we really love the fresh and airy feel of these images. All head-to-toe southern farm charm!
Leslie and Adam, you are pure delight and so was your wedding celebration at Cedarwood!
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team
Thank you so much to all of the wonderful people at Cedarwood and Amber Beckham for making our day unforgettable! We were completely blown away by the attention to detail that was put in to every aspect of our wedding reception. Linda and Karen made the planning experience so easy yet captured every detail that we could imagine and then some. Christa in one word is AMAZING! It seems that the day of the wedding, you forget all the notes that you took or things you’ve rehearsed but Christa made sure our experience was completely stress free even when things didn’t go quite as planned. So many of our friends and family commented that it was one of the most beautiful receptions they had attended (despite the recording breaking temperatures)! We had the time of our life and could never thank you enough!!