October 11, 2012

Wine Garden Wedding :: Candace+Andrew 2

Photos by Rachel Moore Photography

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We’re so in love with Candace and Andrew’s English Garden inspired wedding featuring a unique ‘wine garden’  that we’ve added two parts to our feature post.  Enjoy the rest of the day in Part 2, with fantastic images by Rachel Moore Photography.  Candace and Andrew say lace, love and laugher surrounded them on their wedding day, adding ” It was romantic, dreamy and beautiful. Our favorite detail of the day, besides the beautiful flowers, was the wine bar because it was very personal and special.”  

“We fell in love with Cedarwood before we even visited. Looking at photographs of every wedding – particularly the absolutely gorgeous flowers and beautiful outdoor setting drew us to Cedarwood. Candace was ready to put down a deposit without seeing it! In addition, it was nice having so many fantastic vendors to collaborate with and not having to scout ones out on our own. All the vendors Cedarwood provided and recommended exceeded our expectations. At the same time, we felt like our wedding was so “us” because we had the flexibility to add our special touches and incorporate our ideas, like: Soft, romantic flowers and lace decor to create our “english country garden” fantasy. At the reception we created a special wine bar area to display and serve wine that my father had collected for over 15 years. The bride’s veil was handcrafted by a family friend from vintage lace purchased by the bride’s maternal grandmother in Venice. The groom’s bowtie was custom-made and hand-painted by Nashville artisan Otis James. It was black satin with “Carolina blue” polka dots. Southern touches include a Chapel Hill “Old Well” groom’s cake, home made cheese straws at all the bars and bluegrass music at cocktail hour.

What was your most memorable moment?  From Andrew:  “The moment I saw Candace for the first time as she was walking down the aisle. That is a moment I had thought a lot about before it happened and I knew it would be nearly impossible for me to hold it together (and sure enough, I wasn’t able to). By the time she finally got down the aisle to me, I was so excited that I botched the handoff from her dad. That “first peek” moment is something I will remember for the rest of my life.”  From Candace: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Andrew for the first time was so magical. It was an incredible feeling walking to the start of our forever. I was so excited – I even forgot what we were supposed to do and just grabbed his hands.

Congrats Andrew and Candace. Thanks for choosing Cedarwood for your amazing wedding. Thanks to Rachel Moore for sharing your work. We love all the detail photos!  CLICK HERE if you missed Part 1,

Linda and the Cedarwood Event Team

Photographer: Rachel Moore
Venue: Historic Cedarwood, Nashville, TN
Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings
Event Design + Planning: Cedarwood Weddings
Invitations: Crane & Co., The Cottage Shop (Savannah, GA)
Bride’s Dress: Paloma Blanca from Arzelle’s (Nashville,TN)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J Crew
Save the dates, table numbers, seating chart and menus: Designed and DIY by bride
Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake (Old Well at UNC-Chapel Hill): Patty Cakes
Catering: A Dream Come True Catering
Ceremony Music: Nashville String Trio
Officiant: Ralph Griggs
Cocktail Hour Music: Bluegrass duet from The 23 String Band

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  1. This looks amazing. I’ve been to a wedding on a vineyard and this type of thing cannot be beat if you have the right weather. It’s a romantic and energetic scene and you can take pictures and have the reception all on the same site.

  2. What an awesome setting for a wedding ceremony! I attended a friends wedding in Durango, CO, and these photos reminded me of it. Great photos!

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