November 17, 2012

Rich Red & Black Fall Wedding :: Tara+Joe

Photography: Kristyn Hogan
Nashville Wedding and Reception Venue: Historic Cedarwood
Flowers, Decor and Event Styling: Cedarwood Weddings

Tara and Joe both grew up in South Carolina and went to college at the University of South Carolina, but never met there.  After graduation Tara and Joe moved to Nashville to start careers but still didn’t meet. Serendipitously, Tara and Joe actually met  each other on an airplane Easter weekend of  2011 and discovered all they had in common.  They exchanged numbers and love took root.  Don’t you just love a story of destiny in affairs of the heart?  

Joe and Tara’s classic fall wedding was as rich as their love for each other and full of fun and celebration (these families really love to dance, as you’ll see later!)  Groomsmen wore classic black and bridesmaids (all 12 of them, including 4 bridesmaids, 6 honorary bridesmaids, and 2 junior bridesmaids) wore personally selected  black cocktail dresses they can enjoy again.  Flowers in deep rich reds with pops of ivory, sophisticated monogrammed paper goods by Designs in Paper, warm cider welcoming guests (spiked for cocktail hour), brilliant foliage, and a cozy fire pit at sunset was the recipe for fall wedding perfection.  Copper Kettle comfort food stations infused excitement into an interactive, cocktail-style dinner and Mason jars for beverages was a nod to southern style.  Enjoy Tara and Joe’s enchanting day, documented perfectly by Kristyn Hogan Photography.


Congratulations Tara and Joe! You are blessed with the riches of love and family. Thanks for sharing your day with us! Your photos by Kristyn Hogan are stunning. And the most amazing photo of the day: Tara and Joe gliding across Cedarwood’s Mooncake Lake after their vows to a masterpiece of fall beauty.

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team



Tara’s Hair: Lindsey Paulson

Makeup: Reagan Davis

Dress: Allure Couture

Men’s Suits: JoS A Bank

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  1. Debbie Pinilla says:

    These photos are amazing! Thaks so much for capturing the beauty and energy of the day.

  2. Mia says:

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful wedding! I love all the fall colors! 🙂

  3. Tara and Joe says:

    We just wanted to say thank you SO much for our gorgeous wedding. It truly was perfect in every way. All of our family & friends kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was, and how everything was taken care of. We were able to relax and enjoy the day, and that meant the world to both of us! The flowers, decorations, food….everything was exactly how we wanted it. Our parents told us twice how relieved they were to have the cars loaded and ready to go at the end, and that you guys even had to go food for them! We know you all worked so hard, and we are so grateful for you all making our day perfect.

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