January 23, 2014

Botanical Fall Wedding :: Erika+Sean

Photos by Tec Petaja

This gorgeous fall garden wedding at Cedarwood was designed around Erika and Sean‘s love of European botanical influences. Erika is a watercolor artist and painted their save the date and invitation art (finalized by Designs in Paper) as well as programs and table escort cards.  Incorporating art into their ceremony was a unique creative element  – Erika and Sean watercolor painted a canvas at the altar as a unity moment documenting their vows.  Erika and Sean’s ceremony was graced by a perfect fall day and it was a perfect touch that the friend who first introduced them officiated their ceremony, set in Cedarwood’s meadow and decorated with a vintage mantel and gorgeous botanical floral wreath. Bouquets, boutonnieres and reception centerpieces were equally matched with a combination of herbs, flowers, lush foliage  and laurel in a gorgeous, natural style.

An elegant beverage bar included a delicious assortment of herb and botanical varieties, such as  black tea with sliced plums and thyme, hibiscus tea with pineapple, strawberry lemonade and cucumber lime spritzer.  Erika brought floral printed paper straws to top off drinks and carry through the botanical motif.  Farm tables with unbleached cotton runners and napkins enhanced the organic garden feel of the celebration.  Erika and Sean wanted their friends and family to feel as if they were at an al fresco dinner party, and post ceremony cocktails on the front lawn kicked off the reception. An intimate, romantic dinner in the garden terrace featured continental cuisine with a touch of comfort food and southern sweets (adding home made pies and cookies.)  The entire day is a feast for the eyes, all photographed by Tec Petaja. Enjoy!

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We are touched by love that enriches two people, and Erika and Sean are self-professed “opposites in so many ways” that compliment the best in each other.  Sean is the great nurturer, encourager and companion and Erika brings laughter and joy into his life – they love each other and say their faith continues to strengthen their bond as time goes on.  Our best wishes to you Erika and Sean – thanks for selecting Cedarwood as your Nashville wedding venue. Thanks to Tec Petaja for sharing images from the day!

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team

Vendors:

Photographer:  Tec Petaja

Venue, Event Design, Floral and Decor:  Cedarwood Weddings

Hair and Makeup:  Amanda Gros

Dress:  Allure Bridals from The White Room

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Alfred Sung from The White Room

Officiant:  Jackie Chapman

Ceremony Musicians:  Weddings Musicians Company

Invitations and Paper Goods:  Designed by the Bride and finalized by Designs in Paper

Reception DJ:  Stephen Bohn

Favors:  Coffee by Drew’s Brews, Pies by Shrock family farm, and other desserts home made by family members

Catering: Copper Kettle

Wedding Cake:  Patty Cakes

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  1. Erika Hannon says:

    Thank you to the entire Cedarwood team for making our wedding day so perfect! You brought our vision to life, and every detail was so elegant and beautiful. When we arrived, it was literally like walking into a dream! Even more importantly, our guests felt welcomed from the moment of thier arrival. We were so thankful that our entire families and many of our friends were able to come celebrate with us so this was very important to us. We received so may compliments from our friends and family because of the accomodating Cedarwood staff. This was a day that we will cherish forever! Thank you!

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