Featured Wedding : Amber + Cody

 Bob Franklin Photography

Bob Franklin Photography

Amber & Cody got married on a gorgeous December day here at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. The weather could not have been more beautiful, or a bride more deserving of the perfect day! It is impossible to pick just a few photos from this one. Their ceremony took place in The Hermitage Church with a reception following in the Cabin by the Spring.

During the months leading up to the wedding, Amber and her Mother-in-law collected vintage china from antique stores. Each plate, cup, and goblet was hand picked special for the day. Another of our favorites details was the brides pink fuzzy shoes under her dress. The dining tables were lined with garland, staying true to the season with evergreen, pinecones, and pops of red accents. Every detail of the day was perfect!

Amber & Cody have since started their life together in Savannah, Georgia and we wish them all the happiness in the world!

Catering: Loveless Cafe

Photography: Bob Franklin

Florist: Petals & Fields

Music: Maestro Productions

Desserts: Oh Crumbs Bakery

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Venue: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

 

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Featured Wedding : Hannah + Tyne

 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

On February 10, 2018 Andrew Jackson's Hermitage hosted the wedding of Hannah and Tyne in the Cabin by the Spring. A little rain did not stop this happy couple, their love for each other was written all over their faces. 

A small and intimate ceremony took place around after sunset, with a candlelit lined aisle leading to the fireplace in the Cabin. Photography was taken inside the Tulip Grove Mansion. We loved everything about this day! From Hannah's satin dress to her dramatic train and white rose bridal bouquet. The simplicity of the décor made such a statement in the Cabin. Congrats to the happy couple, your wedding was a dream!

Justin Wright Photography

Bruce Karcher Videography

Catering - Chef's Market

Florist - John & Alice Conger

Mockingbird Musicians

Liberty Party Rentals

Desserts by Leland

 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

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 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

 Justin Wright Photography

Justin Wright Photography

Spring 2018 Wedding Trends

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The spring wedding season will be here before we know it, and we are already looking forward to seeing what our 2018 brides will dream up!

1. Ceremony Backdrops

In recent years, couples have been utilizing untraditional spots for ceremonies. Unique backdrops, such as floral arches, help match the space to the couples' style and vision. Backdrops can be rings, geometric shapes, even floral walls. They don't need to be complicated, simple gold piping will do when working with the right florist. This trend is all about creating that perfect photo op.

 100 Layer Cake - Modern Brooklyn Wedding Inspiration

100 Layer Cake - Modern Brooklyn Wedding Inspiration

 LENZO - Modern Romance Wedding

LENZO - Modern Romance Wedding

2. Table Runners

Rather than a linen covering up a beautiful wooden farmhouse table, designers are opting for a table runner. Runners are subtle and versatile. Silk and chiffon tables runners are 2018's must have for wedding tablescapes.

 Weddingomania - 30 Decadent and Boho Lux Wedding Ideas

Weddingomania - 30 Decadent and Boho Lux Wedding Ideas

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3. Statement Gowns

Is it possible to go too over the top on your wedding day? We don't think it is. Bold brides are even opting for a white jump suit or a two piece wedding dress. Don't forget the accessories - tiaras, dramatic earrings, and furry shoes. From bell sleeves to deep v necklines to capes, extra and over the top are on trend for 2018. 

 Lela Rose Spring 2018 Collection

Lela Rose Spring 2018 Collection

 Vania Romoff Bridal

Vania Romoff Bridal

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Is-Amare Bramanta Wijaya Sposa Cape Gown

4. Vintage Jewel Tones

Ultra Violet is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. Shades of purple color palettes are popping up everywhere, and we cannot get enough. Jewel tones consist of rich emeralds, rubies, amethyst, topaz, and many more. Combine these colors with your table runner, goblets, and tall candles to wow your guests.

The old neutrals are out, and the new neutrals - charcoal, dusty rose, mauve, and sage green are in. These neutral colors combine with navy, emerald, and deep purples to modernize a vintage staple.

 Happy Wed - 30 Jewel Tone Wedding Ideas

Happy Wed - 30 Jewel Tone Wedding Ideas

 The Wedding Guru - Navy, Emerald, & Black Inspiration

The Wedding Guru - Navy, Emerald, & Black Inspiration

Featured Wedding : Emily + Josh

 Brandon Chesbro Photography

Brandon Chesbro Photography

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage hosted the wedding of Emily and Josh on October 7, 2017. Their outdoor ceremony was held under the large tree outside the Cabin by the Spring, and was followed by their reception in the Cabin by the Spring. Friends and family from all over gathered to celebrate the couple. We loved getting to know the families of the bride and groom, and we truly enjoyed being a part of their big day.

As an Interior Designer by trade, Emily had an eye for adding elements to her decor that went the extra mile. One of our favorites, being the clear Ghost Chairs from Liberty Party Rental, as well as the white benches outside the entrance of the Cabin. And - you cannot beat riding off in a vintage Jaguar!

Gold bridesmaids' dresses perfectly complimented the magnolia accents, playing off the southern charms of the venue. The Cabin by the Spring couldn't have looked more elegant and regal. We are still not over the overflowing bouquets and the jaw dropping florals around the chandeliers. 

Catering: Sargent's Fine Catering

Cake: Leland Dessert Designs

Florals: Rosemary & Finch 

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental 

Photography: Brandon Chesbro

Band: Brazilbilly

Ceremony Music: Craig Duncan

Vintage Getaway Car: Matchless Transportation

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Garden Wedding Inspiration

Enchanting, feminine, and elegant, garden weddings live up to the fairy tale expectation brides have had their entire lives. Inspired by the love surrounding Andrew and Rachel Jackson’s marriage, this romance adds to the historic overtone of this location. With the Pantone Color of the Year being greenery, it is no surprise that our garden makes the perfect setting for your wedding celebration.

 Rylee Hitchner Photography

Rylee Hitchner Photography

Garden weddings boast of dramatic bridal entrances that are one of a kind. Gardens also make the perfect spot for your first look or bridal portraits. With the growing trend of elopement style ceremonies, gardens are quickly becoming a highly coveted ceremony location as well. At The Hermitage, brides typically choose one garden quadrant for their ceremony and one for the reception. Guests can quickly and conveniently make their way to the reception for cocktail hour. Tented or open, depending on weather, each event we have seen here has been stunning in its own way.

 Lotus Blossom Photography

Lotus Blossom Photography

Garden weddings accommodate any personal style. Simple and minimalistic brides use the setting as the focal point of the décor, while the lovers of dramatic decorating have the perfect starting place for an over the top, decked out style reception. Geometric trends add a striking contrast to the dreamy ambiance of the garden. We love seeing brides mix and match feminine and masculine details, and play with a variety of textures. Greenery or floral archways add personal style and make your ceremony space your own. Elevate the classic garden theme with gold accents and unexpected florals.

 John Myers Photography

John Myers Photography

The summer and fall seasons of 2017 hosted several garden events at The Hermitage. Color palettes were full of soft blush pinks and gold tones, with eucalyptus greenery and feminine florals lining the tables. Brides elevated the classic garden theme with gold accents and unexpected details. Dance floors lit up with string lights was the focal point of the night, as guests danced the night away.

 John Myers Photography

John Myers Photography

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The most special and intimate weddings incorporate personal touches. One of our favorites was the Mother of the Bride's hand drawn rendition of The Hermitage Mansion on her daughter's wedding invitation. Even the tablescapes were decorated with handmade place card holders. Another couple added a fun and creative "Find Your Table" aspect, which listed out guests by state, on a map of the United States. These little details allow us to see and feel the love a family shares, and are often the highlight of the décor.

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Garden weddings can appear intimidating, logistically. However, The Hermitage has no trouble navigating these waters. Luxury restrooms are provided for guests right outside the garden fence, and vendors work to set up beautiful lighting and power throughout the reception. A team of onsite gardeners keep flowers in bloom throughout the year, creating a picturesque environment all year round. Rainy day plans often turn out even more romantic and intimate than the original plan.

Garden events don't have to be summer soirees! As the greenery trend carries over into the fall, we can’t wait to see this year's variety of deep and dark color palettes in the garden. What better setting for birthday parties, bridal brunches, and tea parties in 2018!

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