June 3, 2015

What Matters Most :: Nina+Andrew :: Two Years Later

Photos by She, He, We Photography

Did you see the Buzzfeed article, “Couples who absolutely nailed their rainy day wedding?”  We would love to add Cedarwood’s California destination-wedding couple, Nina and Andrew, to this list!  We recently reconnected with Nina and Andrew, who will celebrate their two-year anniversary on June 22 (see details of their California Shabby Chic wedding feature here.)  Nina shared additional photos and memories most dear to them two years later.

Nina and Andrew Wedding-718Nina and Andrew Wedding-688 Nina and Andrew Wedding-706 Medieros_Trenev_SheHeWe_Photography_ninaandrewblog86_low Medieros_Trenev_SheHeWe_Photography_ninaandrewblog91_low Medieros_Trenev_SheHeWe_Photography_ninaandrewblog92_lowMedieros_Trenev_SheHeWe_Photography_ninaandrewblog85_lowMedieros_Trenev_SheHeWe_Photography_ninaandrewblog89_low

“It was Fall 2012 when we came to visit Cedarwood from California to start our wedding planning process. In one session, we chose food, decor and sketched out our timeline of how we wanted our Wedding Day to play out. It was a wonderful process and we left the property knowing that we left our wedding day in good hands. Planning a destination wedding can be scary and stressful, having to relinquish control of your wedding day to someone else. But throughout the entire process, Cedarwood’s professionalism, personality and confidence in what they do, time and time again, put our worries at ease. There were many of times our parents would ask us about certain things involving the wedding. We didn’t know the answer, but we knew it would be taken care of and all we would tell them is, “Don’t worry, wait until you see it..it is going to be AMAZING.”

On June 22, 2013, the bus arrived at Cedarwood with the women of our wedding party. It was a beautiful spring day in Tennessee. The minute I stepped out of the bus, my mind was at ease. It was everything we had hoped and planned for and more. The grounds looked gorgeous, the flowers were amazing, and the decor looked like a wedding you would pin to your wall on Pinterest as your dream wedding. The day was going along perfectly — we had our First Look, we took our group pictures, we had a wonderful ceremony, we were at the lake taking our couple’s pictures — and all of a sudden we felt a drip, drop, drip, drop. The sky opened up into a downpour. One would think this would have been the worst thing ever to happen at your OUTDOOR wedding, and for a moment we were stunned (there was a zero percent chance of rain in the forecast!)  The Cedarwood staff raced us to shelter, and then they pulled together and made what could have been a disaster, into one of the most talked about, memorable moments of our entire day. Looking back, that rain could not have been any more perfect. Yes, they had to move all of our dinner tables under the pavilion, but the extra time it took to do that, made for the best cocktail hour ever. And once the rain stopped, the mist on the lawn with the steam coming off, the sound of frogs and the flicker of fireflies made for quite the picturesque evening.

We did not do traditional wedding events – we even told our wedding director, Kortni, to cut the cake without us because we were having so much fun on the dance floor. We would not change one thing about the day.  Two years later, we still talk about our wedding at least a couple of times a week. Our friends and family still comment about how amazing and unique it was, and how it was perfectly “like us.”  The Cedarwood staff made our day EXTRAORDINARY. If we could repeat our Cedarwood celebration every year, we would. Thank you for everything that you are and all that you do to make each and every couple’s wedding extraordinary. You are truly AMAZING.” – Nina and Andrew Trenev
Nina and Andrew Wedding-18 Nina and Andrew Wedding-21 Nina and Andrew Wedding-55 Nina and Andrew Wedding-72 Nina and Andrew Wedding-96 Nina and Andrew Wedding-111 Nina and Andrew Wedding-129 Nina and Andrew Wedding-135 Nina and Andrew Wedding-160 Nina and Andrew Wedding-155Nina and Andrew Wedding-171 Nina and Andrew Wedding-173 Nina and Andrew Wedding-186 Nina and Andrew Wedding-200 Nina and Andrew Wedding-204 Nina and Andrew Wedding-208 Nina and Andrew Wedding-210 Nina and Andrew Wedding-215 Nina and Andrew Wedding-220 Nina and Andrew Wedding-223 Nina and Andrew Wedding-231 Nina and Andrew Wedding-239 Nina and Andrew Wedding-262 Nina and Andrew Wedding-273 Nina and Andrew Wedding-279 Nina and Andrew Wedding-288 Nina and Andrew Wedding-303 Nina and Andrew Wedding-311 Nina and Andrew Wedding-323 Nina and Andrew Wedding-366 Nina and Andrew Wedding-375 Nina and Andrew Wedding-407 Nina and Andrew Wedding-409 Nina and Andrew Wedding-414 Nina and Andrew Wedding-416 Nina and Andrew Wedding-418 Nina and Andrew Wedding-423 Nina and Andrew Wedding-503 Nina and Andrew Wedding-517 Nina and Andrew Wedding-521 Nina and Andrew Wedding-557 Nina and Andrew Wedding-572 Nina and Andrew Wedding-575 Nina and Andrew Wedding-584

Nina and Andrew Wedding-632 Nina and Andrew Wedding-644 Nina and Andrew Wedding-648 Nina and Andrew Wedding-668 Nina and Andrew Wedding-675 Nina and Andrew Wedding-683Nina and Andrew Wedding-390 Nina and Andrew Wedding-396 Nina and Andrew Wedding-606 Nina and Andrew Wedding-713 Nina and Andrew Wedding-747 Nina and Andrew Wedding-748 Nina and Andrew Wedding-715Nina and Andrew Wedding-784 Nina and Andrew Wedding-811 1383131_673239206028400_1239550950_nNina and Andrew Wedding-835 Nina and Andrew Wedding-806Nina and Andrew Wedding-878Nina and Andrew Wedding-809Nina and Andrew Wedding-847 Nina and Andrew Wedding-807Nina and Andrew Wedding-854 Nina and Andrew Wedding-874 Nina and Andrew Wedding-904 Nina and Andrew Wedding-900 Nina and Andrew Wedding-915 Nina and Andrew Wedding-919 Nina and Andrew Wedding-922 Nina and Andrew Wedding-931 Nina and Andrew Wedding-938 Nina and Andrew Wedding-945 Nina and Andrew Wedding-948 Nina and Andrew Wedding-953 Nina and Andrew Wedding-970 Nina and Andrew Wedding-974 Nina and Andrew Wedding-984 Nina and Andrew Wedding-990 Nina and Andrew Wedding-1002 Nina and Andrew Wedding-1029 Nina and Andrew Wedding-1036 Nina and Andrew Wedding-962Nina and Andrew Wedding-1048 Nina and Andrew Wedding-1050


Thanks Nina and Andrew for sharing your lovely words and gracious acknowledgement of the Cedarwood team.  It means the world to us! Thanks also for your beautiful way of being, your inspiring love and your wedding story.  Be sure to see their original wedding post with more lovely details of their day here,  with photos by She, He, We Photography.

And if it rains on YOUR wedding day? These two great articles offer more good advice (and confirm how many things Nina and Andrew did right!)

5 tips to make sure your rainy wedding day is absolutely amazing 

10 things every bride should do on her wedding day

Linda and the Cedarwood Event Team

Posted In:

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

you might also like