Celebrate: Emilija + Joshua

These two beautiful souls were brought to me by a friend of mine.  He barely even knew the couple, just that they were engaged and looking for some guidance throughout their process. I feel so lucky that he was in the right place at the right time to refer me, because the pure, youthful love and glow that these two have is truly worth admiring.  Emilijah and Josh are the picture perfect heart-eyed emoji.  Just the way they look at one another or talk and laugh and even contradict one another, is why they will make a beautiful marriage that lasts.  You can see it captured in the images below by the talented Jordan and Alaina.  If only I could show the full lot! Many thanks to the fate that brought us together.  Happy to know these two.

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Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Bartender: Beauty and the Bottle
Bridal Hair/ Make-Up: Blow Out Co.
Cake: Croquembouche
Caterer: Fiestas by Lisa
DJ: 3rd Coast DJ
Flowers: Joan Greene Design
Photo Booth: Let’s Booth It
Photographer: Jordan & Alaina
Rehearsal Dinner: Mere Bulles
Rentals: Southern Events
Transportation: Signature Limo
Venue: Southall Meadows
Videographer: Christin Sites

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Celebrate: Gizzm + Will

I had the pleasure of going to Turkey 3.5 years ago, and I fell in love with the country.  The people were amazing, the food was delicious and the sites were breathtaking.  I think my husband loved their coffee the best and I loved the turkish delight and the views.  So it was such a joy when I got called from the mother of the groom, saying that her son was marrying a native Turkish woman and they wanted to have their ceremony and reception in Nashville!  I love multi-culture relationships, so I was on board from the start!  It was amazing how Gizzm really wanted to enjoy our local customs and traditions vs. her own, and so gave her a beautiful and memorable day.  Even though our outdoor ceremony got rained out, the day couldn’t have been more beautiful for these two.

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Celebrate: Kathleen + Justin

I love when I find a connection with a couple other than just them stumbling upon my work.   Nashville is such a small place; while Kathleen and Justin did find me online, it turns out Kathleen works with my neighbor whom I adore.  It was so fun having this extra connection while we worked through their Vanderbilt Legends Club details.  It makes the process feel a lot closer to home.  A special thanks to our groom for his service to our country. We are lucky that these two great people call our city, Nashville, home.

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Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Vanderbilt Legends
Ceremony: St. Henry
Bridal Hair: Katie Russo
Bridal Make-up: Kathy Moberly
DJ: 3rd Coast DJ
Flowers: Ruffled Feathers
Photographer: Smith Thomas Photography
Rentals: Music City Tents & Events
Videographer: Matt G

 

Oh What a Wonderful Year – 2016!

2016 was such a whirlwind of a year, I’m finding it hard to believe I’m writing this blog post and that it is already the end of December!

Every year I get a little nervous as January rolls in because it really feels like a crazy opportunity for my little business to grow.  I officially started this company exactly 6 years ago as 2011 came to a close, when I decided to put all my eggs in one basket and give Christina Logan Design a real shot.  Turns out it was a shot worth taking and each year at this time as I reflect on that decision, I feel extreme gratitude to the amazing clients that let me be a part of their life and trust me with handling decisions on such a personal moment in time.

Even though we haven’t gotten to blog all of these yet, here is a recap of some of our amazing weddings this year, with our last one to ring in the New Year tomorrow night!  Happy Holidays and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017!

Christina and the CLD team

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Photo Credits:

Laura K Allen Photography
Nashville Wedding Collection
Frenzel Studios
The Brides and the Bees
Frenzel Studios
Teale Gunter Photography
Abigail Bobo Photography
By Shea Photography
Austin Gros Photography
Cassidy Carson Photography
Untamed Heart Photography
Smith Thomas Photography
Laura K Allen Photography
Smith Thomas  Photography
Micah G Robsinson
Smith Thomas Photography
Jordan & Alaina Photography

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Celebrate: Eric + Blair

I had been waiting for this one. Right when gay marriage was legalized in Tennessee, I got a call from Eric to go to lunch.  I had my hopes up but didn’t want him to know it because I didn’t want to pressure him into thinking he had to ask me to do his wedding.  The moment he hinted at it I was filled with excitement and jumped on the opportunity!  I love these two men, as their kind souls and ridiculous humor clicks perfectly with my sense of honesty and sarcasm.  It was such a fun year getting to work side by side with them to make this day beautifully minimal and classic, and about uniting a family.  I’ll miss this time together!

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Celebrate: Kat + Alex

Sometimes when you meet a person, you can tell they radiate an energy that draws people towards them.  That is Kat, and in no doubt, why Alex fell for her when they were just friends.  Kat and I clicked immediately because she is from Nashville and moved to SoCal;  we think we swapped places, both loving things about our new homes and missing things about our past.  She was my gateway back to a California breeze and I just adored the vibrant spirit of hers.  Kat and Alex had a beautiful Ojai elopement and then opted for a low-key, Nashville roots reception after the fact.  The Loveless Cafe Barn was the perfect location for a little good, old-fashioned Southern get together.  I hope we see each other one day in an airport as we pass ways!

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Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Loveless
Bridal Hair/ Make-up: Libby Barnes
Caterer: Loveless
Flowers: Phillipe Chadwick
Lighting: Southern Sky
Photo Booth: Let’s Booth It
Photographer: Laura K. Allen
Vintage: Southern Events

Celebrate: Amber + Will

One of my favorite moments with these two had nothing to do with their wedding at all.  In fact, I was working a different wedding, and heading into the front entrance of a large hotel downtown.  Walking towards me and laughing were two people with ridiculous hats on backwards and sideways, a sun tan and a buzz from the local beer festival; it was Amber and Will, laughing and having a good time – they were just as surprised to see me! It is these organic moments of seeing my couples having fun and loving life that makes me remember why I do this.  Because watching two people truly in love and having fun is what it’s all about.  Needless to say, they had an awesome party with a packed dance floor!

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Fontanel

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Bridal Hair/MU: One10 Beauty
Cake/Desserts: Kay McConfections
Caterer: The Fontanel
Ceremony Musician: The Corwin Trio
DJ: 3rd Coast Entertainment
Flowers: Amanda Jerkins Design
Hotel Block 1: Residence Inn Vandy
Hotel Block 2: Holiday Inn Opryland
Photographer: Smith Thomas Photography
Videographer: Lynn Productions

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Celebrate: Gabrielle + Clay

I fell in love with Gabrielle the moment we first spoke because she is the exact same as my sweet cousin, Gabriela.  Their light-hearted, fun-loving personalities, their good energy and their looks (not to mention their names), I swear they could be twins!  This was one of those amazing destination wedding experiences, as all her guests traveled from out of town to celebrate these two.  I had so much fun planning all the details with the bride and her mom, it was like having two friends that we got to chat weekly about all the bits to bring the wedding to fruition.  So sad they don’t live locally, but I know I’ll see these gems again.  Enjoy!

Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Venue: Aerial
Cake: Kay McConfections
Caterer: Merchant’s
DJ: 3rd Coast
Flowers: Beyond Details
Lighting: NAV
Officiant: Ralph Griggs
Photographer: Untamed Heart Photography
Rentals: Music City Tents & Events
Videographer: Lynn Productions

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Celebrate: Leslie + Corey

It isn’t uncommon that I only get to meet the groom at the rehearsal, and this was no exception.  So when I met Corey and his fun-loving personality, and I could just see how it was so perfect for Leslie, I knew this was going to be a beautiful marriage.  In fact, watching them take photos, I could quite literally see Leslie glowing in the sunlight, as the sky came perfectly through the trees and lit her beautiful (and annoyingly perfect at all times) hair like a halo.  The details that she chose were just lovely, and it was clear her taste was top notch all around!  Such a beautiful wedding that we were happy to be a part of!

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Celebrate: Kylie + Colin

One of the coolest parts of Nashville is the history that lives in this city.  In the midst of a regular street, you can come upon the most beautiful glimpse into the past.  Kylie and Collin’s wedding was at the historic Riverwood Mansion, where the property transports you to another time full of seclusion and greenery.

Kylie and Collin recently moved to Nashville and are taking the city straight on, with energy and enthusiasm and love to conquer all!  It is their amazing spirit that made this day even brighter – even when we thought there might be rain, they kept moving forward like nothing was going to stop them.  It is so refreshing to see such laughter and excitement – a gorgeous wedding that is going to turn into a beautiful marriage.  So honored to be there to witness it all!

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