November 18, 2011

Music City Magnificent :: Claudia+Bill

Photos by Ace Photography

Magnificent doesn’t seem to be a powerful enough adjective to describe the stunning September 3 wedding of Claudia and Bill.   Claudia and Bill are among Tennessee’s young political movers and shakers, and met while Bill was working for the state’s governor and Claudia for a state congressman. Their careers and passions were common ground for falling in love with each other. Claudia and Bill are huge Nashville music fans and they wanted their wedding to celebrate local culture with a high energy, yet relaxed ‘music city’ vibe. In addition to having the ceremony and reception on our historic farm,  the Cedarwood design team used “burlap and bling” to represent the merger of rustic and beautiful, relaxed and classy. Creative seating assignments and paper goods was important to Claudia and Bill, and Designs in Paper created table cards representing the concerts they saw together. Table assignment cards were concert tickets, and we repeated their custom invitation logo throughout event decor. A commitment to local sourcing, including Nashville brewed Yazoo beer, gave guests a taste of the city’s finest. The atmosphere was a fusion of sophisticated fun with lots of music and dancing and enchanting romance with cozy spaces and candlelight.  Enjoy Part 1 of their magnificent wedding through these photos by Ace Photography.

Claudia and Bill’s wedding day keeps getting better!  CLICK HERE to check out Part 2 of their Music City Magnificant wedding feature. Thanks, Ace Photography, for sharing your  stellar work.

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team


Photography: Ace Photography
Venue: Historic Cedarwood
Planner, floral, decor and event styling: Cedarwood Weddings
Invitations and paper goods: Designs in Paper
Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero from The White Room
Bride’s Boots: Old Gringo Erin
Hair: Chrissi Krause and Missy May
Tuxedos: Arzelle’s
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dessy from Bella Bridesmaid
Wedding party gifts (hand painted stemware): Fizzy Artist, Etsy
Favors: Brownie Tins from RAE’s Gourmet, Nashville
Wedding music trio: Wedding Musicians Company
Caterer: Copper Kettle
Cake: Patty Cakes
Reception band: Chris Weaver Band
Photo booth: Ace Photo Booths
Trolly: FADDS Party Bus
Host hotel: Opryland Resort
Rehearsal dinner: Mad Platter (the place Claudia and Bill first met each other)

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  1. Tiffany says:

    We had a great time capturing this wedding, so many great details, colors & ofcourse an outstanding couple! Cedarwood always goes above & beyond for their brides!!!

  2. Claudia says:

    Thank you Cedarwood for making our wedding so gorgeous. It was truly unforgettable day and it would not have been possible without all of your hard work. We could not have imagined a more special day. Claudia and Bill

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