Celebrate: Carissa & Mike

Can I please just say how GOOD it felt to be at this wedding?! It’s like life was finally back to “normal” and this couple couldn’t have been any luckier … the gates of events finally opened up in Nashville and we had a party to remember! Over a year of planning and lots of questioning if we were making the right decisions and what would the social gathering climate actually look like … and we made it. And it was gorgeous and a glorious weekend and the most amazing weather, so thrilled we made the right call and got to fully celebrate these two! Grateful to have been a part of their journey and sad to not get to see them as their life together begins back on my beloved west coast. Best of luck to the Scotts!!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Marathon Music Works
Bridal Hair & MU: Blowout Co
Cake/Dessert: Drunken Donuts
Caterer: Peg Leg Porker
DJ: Russ Pollard
Draping: Events Plus
Flowers: Stella Rose Floral
Lighting: Alpha Lit Nashville
Painter: Canvas & Confetti
Photo Booth: Smile Bar
Photographer: Wind and Gold
Rentals: Southern Events
Videography: Hitched Creative

Celebrate: Carlie & Cory

And we made it to one of our last weddings of the year! I will say this one was a breeze. We pretty much knew that this would be no biggie, since I’d done 2 previously at the same venue during the pandemic. Thank GOODNESS for Williamson County and one of my fave venues, Sycamore Farms! We were at least to have several of our events at this location proceed, and boy were these guests ready to get out, and enjoy and evening with friends!

So fortunate to get to work with this mother/daughter duo – we had a blast the entire time! Carlie is truly a special person, and I’m so lucky to have met herself and her family!

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Sycamore Farms
Bridal Hair & MU: R & Co Bridal Beauty
Cake: Homestyle
Caterer: Chefs Market
DJ: (there was no one listed on the vendor sheet?)
Flowers: Stella Rose Floral
Lighting: Bright Event Productions
Photographer: Erin Fox Photo
Rentals: Southern Events
Paper: Minted
Videographer: Wild Fern Weddings

Celebrate: Natalie & Anthony

Oh my goodness, Natalie and her paper – it was true love! Okay, and the groom! We just drooled over her fun details … even as we watched them dwindle from a wedding of 150 to a wedding of 30 family and friends. But her courthouse wedding was absolutely stunning, and I will never forget how gorgeous the steps in front of the courthouse looked in person, despite the rain! It was a day to celebrate, and I will miss her emails in my inbox that made me so happy each time I saw them! Best of luck to these two lovebirds!

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Ceremony Venue: Metro Nashville Courthouse
Reception Venue: Liberty Common
Bridal Hair & MU: Nashville Wedding Stylist
Cake: Liberty Common
Caterer: (there was no one listed??)
Ceremony Music: Viva La Strings
DJ: Premier Entertainment
Flowers: Vintage Floral
Photographer: Nathan Westerfield Photography
Paper: Papertree Studio

Celebrate: Elizabeth & John

The week of 4th of July and little bits of places outside of Nashville were welcoming events with open arms! What a fun night we had celebrating Elizabeth and John, with the gorgeous blue hues and surprise fireworks – such a young couple happy in love!! That’s what it’s all about, we were so excited to celebrate them on their actual wedding day!

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Ceremony Venue: Christ our Savior Lutheran Church
Venue: Sycamore Farms
Bridal Hair & MU: Beauty by K2
Cake: Kay McConfections
Caterer: Flavor
DJ: Entertain!
Draping: Events Plus
Flowers: Belle Fleurs
Photographer: Sarah Moser Photography
Rentals: Southern Events

Celebrate: Danielle & Jeffrey

Danielle was my buddy, for one whole year. I felt like we worked SO hard on a million amazing little details. And you know the sad story. So while she still got to have an intimate backyard wedding (her dad built that pergola, isn’t that awesome?), we are both holding out hope that one day we’ll get to have another celebration that is grand to bring all her guests into town and party big day! So happy for these two, they’re the cutest!!

Flowers: Stella Rose Floral

Celebrate: Agatha & Austin

Oh Agatha! My cowgirl by day and drop dead stunning bride by weekend! This beauty was our first wedding back at it post COVID. Was it a little different than normal – yep! But with our guest count down, out in the farm lands, we were able to pull it off! This country duo had an amazing day, and we were so excited to forge ahead! Totally worth it, and we’re just about at their one year anniversary!!

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Sycamore Farms
Bridal Hair & MU: Spitfire Salon
Cake: Nashville Sweets
Caterer: Flavor
DJ: Hightone Entertainment
Flowers: Kelsey Gray Events
Photographer: John Myers
Rentals: Southern Events
Videographer: John Myers

Celebrate: Cristen & Dylan

Sweet Cristen, my first bride to be fully affected and have her wedding cancelled due to COVID. And I was so naive, constantly thinking that the world couldn’t possibly go on this way and we were bound to be back at it! And boy was I wrong. But her kind, loving self, just wanted to be married to her handsome husband. They went ahead and did their vows with just family around, and had a celebration a few months later. I’m so sad to have not been able to execute things to their fullest, but in the end, she is married, in love, and already expecting her first little one! Happy things ahead in 2020!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Belle Meade Plantation
Bridal Hair & MU: Dry House
Cake: Ivey Cake
Caterer: Flavor
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
Flowers: LMA Designs
Lighting: Bright Event Productions
Photographer: Love Is a Big Deal
Rentals: Music City Tents
Paper: Minted
Videographer: Lynn Productions

Celebrate: Dani & Casey

Wow, it’s hard to believe that over a year has passed since I have posted a blog! It has been such a crazy year, that some things just completely dropped out of the priority list. As we stayed home with kids and families and work took new turns, some thing just … fell.

So here we are! Sharing this amazing wedding from last year – pre-covid even! Working with this bride was such a delight; she had an edgy style and mood and I loved every bit of it. She is way cooler than me in ever way, but thankfully she didn’t care and we nailed this vision together!

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Cannery Ballroom
Cake: Ivey Cake
Caterer: Eddley’s BBQ
DJ: Guy Fell (he doesn’t have a link but he works for Acme?)
Flowers: Stella Rose Floral
Lighting: Southern Sky
Photo Booth: Creative Booth
Photographer: Wind & Gold Photography
Rentals: Music City Tents
Paper: Sugared Fig Paperie
Videographer: Big Hill Productions

Celebrate: Mackenzie & Feliks

My sweet Mackenzie and Feliks, they are my true Hallmark movie plot line come to life!  They met while studying abroad in Italy (yes, seriously), and both pulled some strings to find themselves in the same city for work so they could live their happily ever after!  We had such a blast putting this amazing day together. From overanalyzing bridesmaid dress colors to lots of floral discussions, we think it came out pretty spectacular!  Wishing them the Hallmark kind of love for their future!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Sycamore Farms
Bridal Hair & MU: R & Co Bridal Beauty
Cake: Ivey Cake
Caterer: Flavor
Ceremony Music: Chuck Callahan
DJ: Entertain!
Draping: Events Plus
Lighting: Southern Sky
Photo Booth: Nashville Photo Booth Company
Photographer: David Weflen
Rentals: Southern Events
Paper: Minted
Venue: Sycamore Farms
Videographer: Lynn Productions

Groomsmen Gifts Got You Stumped? Try One of These Wooden Treasures!

Happy New Year Everyone!

While holiday gifting may be done, it seems like there is an endless need for gifts when planning a wedding!

If you’ve ever been in a wedding party, you know just how much effort goes into getting ready for the big day. And yes, even the men have a lot on their plates when it comes to getting their guy (or gal) down the aisle. A unique and personal gift is one of the best ways to say thank you for all their support, but let’s face it, men can be really hard to shop for. 

A gift made of beautiful wood is both masculine and versatile for any groomsman, and as a traditional anniversary gift, wood holds a special meaning in a marriage. It symbolizes growth and strength, things you certainly get from the loved ones in your bridal party!

Show your bridal party just how much you appreciate them with one of these unique gifts. And with something for every style and budget, you’re sure to find a special gift that suits each and every groomsman.

BBQ Tool Set from Cabela’s

Four-Piece Hardwood Handled BBQ Set, $79.99, go to store.

If your guys love to grill, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful set of wood-handled grilling tools. These four essentials are all he needs to whip up some incredible meals, and there’s even a built-in bottle opener to keep your hard-working chef refreshed. And if your groomsman has a partner at home, I promise you they’ll be thrilled to have an excuse to send their guy out to the grill. 

Drinks and Cigars Gift Box from Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Personalized Drinks & Cigar Gentlemen’s Accessory Gift Set, $53.35, go to store.

This is the ultimate man’s gift. A beautiful, engravable wood box is filled with a whiskey flask, stainless steel cigar holder and cigar cutter. It’s everything he needs for a weekend getaway or a relaxing afternoon. Add in a couple of your favorite cigars or a mix of unique selections and it’s the ultimate indulgence.

Wooden Coasters from Etsy

Set of Four Personalized Coasters with Holder, $19.99, go to store.

Everyone needs a good set of coasters, and this gift can be personalized any way you want. Engrave them with your groomsman’s initials, wedding logo, or favorite saying. Throw in a bottle of booze and I’d say you’ve got the perfect celebratory gift.

Charcuterie Board from Crate and Barrel

Wood Cheese Board with Three Copper Knives, $49.95, go to store.

If your groomsmen love to entertain, they’ll truly appreciate a fun and functional cheese board. Sleek mango wood and copper accents make this a statement piece at any party, and an item they will go back to time and time again.

Beer Cap Map from Beer Cap Maps

Wall-Mountable Map with 50 Beer Cap Slots, $39, go to store.

What’s a man cave without a place to showcase his rare and exotic bottle caps? This wooden beer cap map comes in country, state and city variations so you can customize your gift to your friends’ taste. Each mountable board includes at least 50 slots to display beer caps from around the world! 

Engraved Cufflinks from Etsy

Personalized Wood Cufflinks with Optional Box, $19.99, go to store.

Wooden cufflinks are completely unique and lend themselves to custom engraving. Personalize your gift with the groomsmens’ initials and your wedding date, and make it extra special with a custom wooden box to store them in.

Stainless Steel-Lined Whiskey Glasses from Amazon

Set of Two Snüte Double-wall Stainless Steel Whiskey Glasses, $39.95, go to store.

Talk about something truly unique! Have you ever seen a wood whiskey glass? Me neither, and this beautiful set is the ultimate gift for any whiskey lover. The wood exterior in smooth and fits perfectly in your hand, while the steel-lined interior keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature. Oh and don’t worry about dropping them, they are virtually unbreakable!