Featured Wedding: Hannah & Luke

September 17th, 2016

Cabin by the Spring

On the morning of September 17th, Hannah and Luke were faced with a forecast of rain for their wedding day. However, this beautiful couple did not let a little sprinkle get in the way of their perfect day. The bride and groom embraced the day with the biggest smiles and their love for each other shined bright enough to clear away the clouds just in time for their ceremony. 

Hannah’s dress was absolutely stunning. All of the subtle details added to the intricate beauty of it. She looked radiant. For her bridesmaid’s dresses, Hannah chose an elegant navy dress with silver beading on the top to add a bit of sparkle.

Hannah and Luke chose to do their first look on the front lawn of the Hermitage Mansion. Luke’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time was straight out of a fairy tale. He spun her like a princess to get the full view of her gorgeous gown. Honestly, it was hard to pick just four photos to showcase these two. All of their shots were beautiful!

Their bridal party was also such a joy to work with! This group had so much fun and you could tell. Luke’s groomsmen in grey suits with blue accents really brought out the color scheme Hannah was going for. The bridesmaid’s bouquets of sunflowers truly brightened the day in the best way.

The couple’s ceremony and reception happened at The Cabin by the Spring. Their outdoor ceremony was able to happen thanks to a nice break in the clouds! The reception was elegantly simple and really captured the couple’s style. The burlap, lace, wood, and sunflower centerpieces created a homey feel that was inviting for all of their guests. I loved their dessert table as it was so personal to the groom! His family has a tradition of having “pie time” every morning and so he thought it was fitting to include “pie time” into the wedding. Family members brought in a variety of pies to be served! It was so unique and personal!

This couple exuded love and had a blast throughout their wedding day. Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day! Best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. McKee! 

"Growing up near the Hermitage, I never imagined it would be the place where I would marry the man of my dreams. After our visit and tour of the grounds, Luke and I knew it was the perfect fit for us. The Hermitage had the history, beautiful scenery, and rustic charm we were looking for. The grounds, the garden, and the mansion provided a beautiful backdrop for our wedding and made for some great pictures. We had our ceremony under one of the large majestic trees located near the Cabin by the Spring, and the reception was cozy and intimate inside the Cabin. I cannot thank the Hermitage staff enough for helping to make our day so memorable and stress-free. Lastly, I love that the Hermitage will be a place for us to visit for many years to come and reminisce about our special day" - Hannah McKee, the bride

Venue: Cabin by the Springs

Photographer: Zach & Sarah Photography

Featured Wedding: Katie & Jace

Katie and Jace celebrated their fall wedding at the Cabin by the Spring. It was the perfect setting for their rustic, country style. Katie looked absolutely stunning in her strapless lace wedding dress and Jace’s dark jeans and chambray shirt complimented her perfectly. The bridesmaids mismatched golden yellow dresses and burgundy shoes added just the right amount of colorful pop to tie everything together. Together with the groomsmen matching Jace, this group looked great! I can’t forgot to mention the ring bearers in their vests and Chuck Taylors. They were absolutely adorable!

For their ceremony and reception, Katie and Jace kept their decorations clean and simple. Her bouquet was beautiful and full of white hydrangeas and greenery. They chose to stick with the natural tones and pops of glitter. The glittery aspects alongside the rustic decor truly captured the essence of this couple and was so fun!

My favorite thing about this couple was how obvious it was how in love they were. Just look at these pictures! So happy to be a part of their big day. Congratulations Katie & Jace!

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"My wedding day was more beautiful than I could imagine. The event staff transformed the space into exactly how I imagined, and the some! As a flower child, the Cabin by the Spring was a perfect space to blend my free spirit, boho style with my husband's love for the outdoors. The Hermitage staff were so kind and helpful, making me feel like a queen all day. I thank them for creating a flawless day. My husband and I had a tremendous time and will look back on our wedding day as the best day of both our lives" -Katie, the bride

VENDOR INFORMATION:

Photography: Kristen Speer Photography

Planning/Venue: The Hermitage- Cabin by the Spring

Catering: Edly's BBQ

Cake: The Painted Cupcake

 

 

Featured Wedding: Katie & Michael

Katie and Michael’s wedding day was one to be remembered. They were one of the most easy-going couple’s we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Their family and friends were so supportive of the pair that it was hard not to be excited for their big day! The beautiful October weather allowed Jason Tucker Photography to capture some beautiful moments.

 Tucker Photography

Tucker Photography

The natural blush tones of the bridesmaid’s dresses and flowers worked seamlessly with the light purple and gray of the groomsmen’s tuxes. Their florist, In Full Bloom, created gorgeous arrangements that matched their color scheme to a tee. We couldn’t help but gush over the little flower girls in their dresses! They were so cute! Katie & Michael chose a ceremony under the trees in front of the Cabin by the Spring.

For their reception, the bride chose plum table cloths and natural centerpieces. It was a non-stop party for the pair after their nuptials. All of the guests enjoyed the live band and danced the night away. With ribbon wands and lavender pieces being thrown, the couple made their grand exit to their classic blue Jaguar getaway car. It was a night to remember! Congratulations Katie & Michael!

 Tucker Photography

Tucker Photography

Wedding Venue: Cabin by the Spring

Wedding Coordinator: Shannon Thomas at the Hermitage

Photography: Tucker Photography

Flowers: In Full Bloom

Catering: Two Fat Men Catering

Getaway Car: Matchless

Lighting: Nashville Audio Visual

Cake: Signature Cakes by Vicki

Featured Wedding: Marissa & Henry

Everyone looks gorgeous on their wedding day. It's a mixture of all of the joy, adrenaline, and, for us ladies, spending more than 5 hurried minutes on our makeup! Marissa and Henry, though, have to be one of the most gorgeous couples in the history of weddings, and they are so loving and trusting of each other that it makes them beautiful people on the inside and out. 

Marissa and Henry are also world travelers! During their entire wedding planning process, they were living in Dubai, so we had a lot of Skype sessions to make sure that they had the wedding they wanted even though they couldn't be here to do it all themselves. It was an ideal spring wedding, full of soft colors, a little, lucky rain shower, and this happy couple, who took off the next day for their Sri Lanka honeymoon! If you love what you see, be sure to scroll all the way down for the list of their rock star wedding vendors!

Seriously, they look like they could be models! Their wedding photos  are so dreamy!

Marissa chose soft greens and purples for her wedding colors, and we're enchanted with her bouquet!

Then there's our trusty golf cart! It's not a Hermitage wedding unless you get an a ride around the grounds!

Marissa and Henry wanted to tie the knot outside and chose to do so under one of our largest trees. A little sprinkle started during the ceremony, but the wedding party and most of the guests were completely sheltered by the canopy of leaves above them. The light rain made it feel like a moment out of a romantic movie.

Apparently, Henry likes donkeys, so he had to get a quick picture with Homer, who's stomping grounds are on site.

Marissa and Henry are history buffs and wanted to incorporate the history of the Hermitage into their wedding somehow. They chose to organize their seating chart with presidents instead of numbers, so guests could look up their name to find out if they were at the Thomas Jefferson or Teddy Roosevelt tables. The images of the presidents even had a subtle purple tint so they would match the decor! 

Since this was a destination wedding for everyone, Henry and Marissa wanted to stick with some classic Southern food. Everyone got a taste of Nashville!

The swagged lights Marissa decided to add in the Cabin looked amazing and added just a little more magic to the evening.

It was such a perfect day for this amazing couple, and we're so glad we got to be a part of it!

Here are the wedding vendors who helped make their day perfect:

Venue: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage- Cabin by the Spring 

Planning: Emily Piepenbrink at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Photography: Emily Lester Photography

Rentals: Liberty Party Rentals

Lighting: Nashville Audio Visual

Catering: Two Fat Men

Florals: GreenFinch Floral Design

Cake: Dulce Desserts

Ceremony Music: Avery Bright

DJ: Nashville Party Authority

Winter Wedding Inspiration at The Hermitage

Fall and Spring weddings are the most popular in Nashville, but I think Winter weddings might produce some of the most dramatic and romantic photos. The landscape looks so ethereal in the winter lighting, and the white wedding gowns just stand out so beautifully. After scrolling through some photos from a couple of Winter weddings at The Hermitage I think you'll agree!

Jennifer & Todd

 Kristin Sweeting Photography

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 Kristin Sweeting Photography

Kristin Sweeting Photography

 Kristin Sweeting Photography

Kristin Sweeting Photography

 Kristin Sweeting Photography

Kristin Sweeting Photography

Bridgitt & James

 Tammy Michelle Photography

Tammy Michelle Photography

 Tammy Michelle Photography

Tammy Michelle Photography

 Tammy Michelle Photography

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