Photography by Nancy Ray
Southern celebrations revolve around love, family, food and music – all of which are beautifully represented in the Song of the South editorial in Southern Weddings Magazine. This inspirational shoot is a collaboration of talented wedding artists recruited by photographer Nancy Ray, and Cedarwood is honored to be part of the editorial team. It was fun pooling resources with stylist Amber Housley to create the lovely tablescapes, and you may recognize some familiar faces like Jace Aaron, who provides entertainment services for Cedarwood couples. Patty Cakes, provided the luscious wedding cake, and our GM Lori Seal made the cute banana pudding shots and beverages (Fun Fact: Lori is a former pastry chef for Nashville’s Hillwood Country Club!)
Nancy lives in North Carolina and has family in the Nashville area, providing a perfect opportunity to involve a real family in our styled shoot, and deck them out in fabulous wedding attire and accessories coordinated by Opulent Couture. One detail dear to Cedarwood partners was using the hand-made banjo from our late father, George Porter Wright, as a memorial tribute. We treasure that personal touch and beautiful photo! CLICK HERE more images in Song of the South, Part 1! Both Parts 1 and 2 are loaded with pretty details which we hope will inspire those of you planning your own wedding. Complete resource credits and contact links appear at the end of this post. Enjoy!
Gorgeous, heart-felt and a perfect pitch for Music City USA! Thanks to Nancy Ray, Southern Weddings and the amazing editorial team for asking Cedarwood to participate, as well as to the companies below for their unique contributions. Southern Weddings volume 6 is now available on newsstands and online at http://www.southernweddingshop.com.
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team
Photographer: Nancy Ray / Film Processing: Indie Film Lab / Planning, Event Styling, Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings / Venue, Floral Design, Event Styling, Prop Calligraphy: Cedarwood Weddings / Fashion and Wardrobe Styling: Opulent Couturier / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Arnholt, Studio BBC Nashville / Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Hardink Calligraphy / Cake: Patty Cakes / Musicians: Jace Aaron and The Ranchers/ Bridal Jewelry: Love Shine Bridal / Veil, Sashes, Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs / Bride’s Gown: Olia Zavozina / Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters / Bridesmaid Dress Salon: The White Room-Lebanon / Menswear:Street Tuxedo / Flower Girl Dresses: Cotton Angels / China and Linens: Liberty Party Rental / Reception Chair Rentals: Southern Events / State of Mind Pillow: Kijsa Studio / Flask: Liquid Courage / Guitar Picks:Namedrops