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What's Trending? Wedding 2017

Modern & Industrial Vibe
We’ve seen a little bit of the more modern and industrial look come in at the tail end of 2016. Couples are anticipated to include a mix of metallic and whites into their color palate to achieve this look. Incorporating softer, brushed metallic metals like copper, bronze, and rose gold will be much more popular. Holding receptions in warehouses with an industrial vibe paired with modern décor is a combination made in heaven. 

In 2017, the floral trend will shift more towards natural looking arrangements and decor. Lush garlands of cascading blooms have been a booming trend as of late. Whether they are used as tabletop runners, replacing centerpieces and traditional runners or adorning ceremony altars, these garlands of greenery create a natural and romantic focal point. Additionally, brides are choosing natural blush tones and succulents to round out their floral arrangements. This trend is absolutely stunning. 

Comfort Foods & Family Recipes
This trend has been slowly making its way to the top of couple’s wish lists for their receptions. Incorporating foods that the couple grew up on is becoming increasingly popular on wedding menus as it is a way to make the event even more personal. If you love your grandmother’s meatballs or your dad makes the best fried chicken, we’re seeing couples bringing those recipes to their caterers to craft a meal around these favorites. Not only are the family’s recipes being brought into the big day, but we’re seeing more and more receptions where the bride and groom’s families are making all of the desserts. Whether it’s a plethora of pies or a variety of cookies, this trend is sure to hit the spot.

Local Booze Selection    
With the growing hype of local craft breweries and distilleries, couples are choosing to include a taste of their wedding city into their receptions. Whether that’s creating a signature cocktail using liquor from the area or offering a beer flight of local selections, this is a trend that adds in a little local flair for your guests to enjoy. Especially here in Nashville, TN, we have quite the selection to choose from!

First Looks
I love that couples are shying away from the traditional and embracing the first look. To me, it creates such an intimate moment for the bride and groom before the ceremony where all eyes are not on them. It allows the couple to get rid of a lot of the nerves they may have about not seeing each other before they are walking down the aisle. Not only all of that, but it makes for some stunning and heartfelt photos too! Some of my favorite wedding photos are those taken during a first look. 

2017 is shaping up to be one trendy year for weddings! Looking forward to seeing all of these in the weddings here at The Hermitage!

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

Top 15 Wedding Photos of 2014 at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

This has been our best year yet for Weddings at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage!! Congratulations to all of our lovely couples! We would love to share all of your amazing photos but we decided to pick what we thought were the top 15 photos!

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Coming in at #15...

Hannah & Ben celebrated their love by finally tying the knot after dating for over TEN YEARS!!! Congrats!!

They held their ceremony at The Church and reception was held at Tulip Grove Mansion. 

Photography by: Anya Harden


Emily Hicks looking gorgeous in The Garden.

Photography: Cynthia Michelle


Jodi looking stunning in The Church!!

Photography by: Scoobie's Photographic Images


This gorgeous couple was so in love! Congrats Jamie and Ben Flick! Their ceremony and reception was held at Tulip Grove Mansion.

Photography By:Exposures Fine Photography


What a romantic groom photo of Michael at Tulip Grove Mansion. Kendra was a lucky bride...He was also a lucky groom...Keep scrolling...

Photography by: High Gravity Photography


We love how fun this photo is! The Hermitage transportation system, GOLF CART! Congrats to Skyler & Jay!

Photography by: Blue Dahlia


Gorgeous bride Kendra by the back porch of Tulip Grove Mansion! She is glowing, and I don't mean from the candles!!!

Photography by: High Gravity Photography 


Cristina and her beautiful bridesmaids out back at Tulip Grove Mansion!

Photography by: Dani Rose Photography


Megan and her father sharing a beautiful father daughter dance. His face is priceless!!

Photography by: Justin Wright 


Megan and Justin walking off from just saying 'I Do' to go on a fairy-tale horse and carriage ride! Their ceremony was held in front of the Cabin by the Spring, with reception to follow. 

Photography by: Justin Wright


Courtney sharing a beautiful moment with her new step daughter! They both looked like princesses! Congrats Courtney & Jeb!!

Photography by: Bree Marie Photography 


Stephanie & Daniel cuddling under a cozy quilt, made by Dan's mother. She HANDMADE all of the decor for their wedding and it looked stunning with an old southern feel. Congrats again guys!

Photography by: High Five for Love 


What a great way to capture the exposed brick of The Church, the bridal party, and our NEWLYWEDS!! We love this picture!! Congrats to Mary Alice & Will!!

Photography by: Emily Lester Photography 


This picture was SO close to winning first place! Look at all the love AND BUBBLES!! We love a bubble send off here at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and this one was done right! Congrats to Laura & Andy!!

Photography by: Christen Jones


All of the pictures from this year were amazing but this one stole our hearts! The cotton field at The Hermitage has never looked so beautiful!! Jennie and Jeremy are so in love and we wish them the best! 

Photography : Kristin Sweeting

Thank you all for choosing to spend the best day of your life with us at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage!

*some wedding photos were not submitted for use*