Happy Friday, everyone! Who can believe it’s already November?! We’re so grateful for such a full fall, and so, so excited to be sharing some of our favorite images from Megan and Daniel’s fall Cedarwood wedding with you today! Megan and Daniel just so clearly love to enjoy life together with their people. They actually met at a wedding, and they love to travel and spend time together (along with their pup, Harvey, of course!). They planned such a beautiful celebration at Cedarwood, and were so excited to have all of their friends and family together in once place to celebrate. And celebrate they did! It was such a joy-filled day, and I loved seeing their smiles that never left their faces as they soaked in time with everyone. It was a day of fun and a day of emotion (I especially love the moments between Megan and her sweet dad) and a day of families coming together. One of the highlights of the evening, to me, was the heart-felt toasts during dinner. These two love and are so loved by their people, and it was beautiful to hear about them through other’s words, and hear about what big hearts they have. Add all of that in with Cedarwood’s magical beauty and it just makes our hearts so happy!

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Congratulations, Megan and Daniel! We are so happy for you both as you start out on this incredible adventure together as such an awesome time. You are both going to do amazing things! We have so loved getting to know you through this process, and getting to create these images for you! We wish you both all the joy and adventure as you grow together!

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make Megan and Daniel’s wedding so awesome, including: Venue/Planning/Styling/Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings | Paper Design: Designs in Paper | Entertainment: Premier – The Entertainment Company | Catering: Dream Events & Catering | Cake: Patty Cakes | Bride’s Dress: Enzoani from Posh Bridal | Suits: The Groomsman Suit | Hair and Makeup: Hunter Paige Bridal

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you are all having a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

Jen & Chris Creed specialize in creating beautiful photos of real moments for joyful couples. Located in Nashville, TN and available for travel worldwide!


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Hello, everyone!

We are excited to be sharing more of Laken and Jerry’s rainy day wedding at CJ’s off the Square with you today! Laken and Jerry are so laid back and easy going, and just love to experience life together. They planned the sweetest, intimate celebration with some of their closest family and friends, and weren’t about to let a little rain get in the way of that. Fun fact: CJ’s off the Square is less than a mile from the now infamous Pilgrimage Festival, which was taking place the same weekend as Laken and Jerry’s wedding. Throughout the day we could hear music from some of the stages, but just before the ceremony, a huge storm blew through, shutting down the festival and leaving people stranded in their cars. But thanks to the team at CJ’s, we were all warm and dry under the gorgeous pavilion, and Laken and Jerry were married to the thunderous applause of the storm and rain on the roof. So. freaking. awesome!

Keep scrolling to view more of our favorite images from their rainy wedding day!

So much love for a classic portrait!

 

Congratulations, Laken and Jerry! We are so happy for you both, and loved documenting your celebrations. We hope you are loving settling in to married life!

A huge thanks to everyone who helped make it such an incredible day, including: Venue/Planning/Styling: CJ’s off the Square | Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist | Catering: McConnell House Catering | Cake: Wolfe Gourmet Cakes | DJ: Premier-The Entertainment Company

Happy Halloween, everyone! Hope you’re having a great fall!

 

 

 

 

Jen & Chris Creed specialize in creating beautiful photos of real moments for joyful couples. Located in Nashville, TN and available for travel worldwide!


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You’ve finally found it! That perfect location for your intimate Nashville Wedding is likely on this list!

Intimate weddings are typically smaller events with a smaller guest list. But that is not the only thing that makes a wedding “intimate.” It’s all about space and how you use it. You could easily have a 100-150 person wedding and still have it feel intimate. You’ll find on this list everything from elopement locations to a 300+ person intimate wedding location that can fell just as close. It’s all in how you build your wedding at the location you choose.

So here it is: Our top 8 Amazing Intimate Wedding Locations In Nashville

1. CJ’s Off The Square – Franklin, TN

Best candid wedding photos

CJ’s venue located just off the square in Franklin, Tn (about a 30 min drive from downtown Nashville) is tailor made for intimate weddings. This historic home venue packs a ton of charm and is home to the most amazing garden where couples usually say “I Do.” CJ’s (an all-inclusive venue) also has a perfect pavilion for your guests to enjoy cocktails, dinner (or brunch!) and dancing. Especially if you’re coming in from out of town and looking to have a great team to get all the details lined up, this is the perfect spot for you.

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Blush and navy garden wedding

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2. St. Augustine’s Chapel on the campus of Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN (West End)

9 amazing intimate wedding locations in nasville

This beautiful, A-frame chapel located on the campus of Vanderbilt University is as charming as it is absolutely stunning. Completed in 1958, this mid-century dream of a chapel can seat up to 150 people, making it the perfect chapel for intimate weddings! If you’re thinking of having a reception, we recommend doing what Katie & Joe did after their wedding at the chapel and having it at one of the many nearby local restaurants. We recommend looking into Park Cafe in Sylvan Park or Adele’s in The Gulch.

Click here to see the full wedding at St. Augustine’s and reception at Park Cafe.

 

3. Riverwood Mansion Nashville, TN (East Side)

Riverwood Mansion cocktail hour

Built in the late 1790′s among its original 2,500 acres, Riverwood is one of Nashville’s oldest homes. And you can feel the history when you drive through those gates. Another all-inclusive venue (again, perfect for destination weddings!), they have packages for elopements, intimate weddings, and weddings up to 300+. Want to have your wedding in an epic, magical garden that backs up to one of Nashville’s Oldest homes? But also want options for if it rains? This is your place. They are built to accommodate – rain or shine – with a beautiful tented pavilion and a perfect indoor space in the mansion that can serve as “plan-b” 🙂

Riverwood Mansion wedding portraits Sparkler exit Riverwood

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4. Arrington Vineyards – Arrington, TN

Wedding at Arrington Vineyard

Wine. We love it. Arrington is such a gem of a spot that not a lot of folks make it out to when they visit. Situated on beautiful hillside in Arrington, Tn (about 35 minutes from downtown Nashville), the vineyard is perfect for intimate weddings and elopements. Go buy a couple bottles of (fantastic!) wine, pop them open in the vines, and say I do! Or if you’d like a bit more structure (or have a larger group) they do have a sister property called Lilac Farms that includes a picturesque barn and house for your event. But either way, you shouldn’t miss this beautiful Nashville winery.

Wedding ceremony in barn Creative elopement photos

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5. Air BnB/VRBO/HomeAway Rentals

cabin elopement

Alright, This one sticks out from the pack but I want you to have a couple “out-of-the-box” options here as well. More and more of our couples are renting Air BnBs and the like to host guests, themselves, or even their events. One of our clients, rented an EPIC cabin in Leiper’s Fork just outside of Nashville to have their wedding. They cooked lunch for the family, got married under a tree in the front yard to the sound of absolutely nothing, and it was awesome! If you’re having trouble deciding on something that would be a fit for your needs, consider looking for rentals in the Nashville area. Definitely search for “Leiper’s Fork” area homes if you want to get a more secluded cabin feel or “12 South for a more upscale, modern feel.

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6. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens – Nashville, TN (Belle Meade)

Cheekwood is a must see when you’re in Nashville. A 55-acre botanical garden and art museum, it would be tough to see it all on a single visit. But the good news is, the wedding location spots are planned out. You just have to pick one 🙂 Cheekwood makes for a beautiful backdrop in any season and has fantastic options for receptions as well. Definitely one of our favorites as it’s impossible not fall in love with the immense beauty of the grounds, the architecture on the home, and the incredible views from the top of the estate. Absolutely perfect!

 

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7. Scarritt Bennett Center – Nashville, TN (West End)

Located near the campus of Vanderbilt and just minutes from Downtown Nashville, Scarritt Bennett is a great location for those wanting a more intimate church wedding with convenience to pretty much everything Nashville is known for.  Whitman Hall (“One of the Best Places to Get Married” by the Toast of Nashville’s annual survey.) has beautiful stained glass windows that allow the afternoon light to stream through, creates a warm, inviting, and unforgettable environment for your ceremony. Even though it can fit several hundred, this is one venue that feels intimate no matter the guest count. Other options for ceremonies on the historic campus are: Skinner Chapel (for very small weddings) , and The International Garden/Labyrinth for a unique outdoor ceremony.

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8. Fall Creek Falls State Park – Spencer, TN

Alright, to be perfectly clear, this isn’t in Nashville. Some might say it’s not even close. But, it’s so worth it. Especially if you’re like us and you’re always up for a hike and an epic waterfall. It’s located about two hours outside of Nashville towards Chattanooga. It’s a beautiful drive and once you’re there, oh man. It. Is. Amazing. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. (side note: The main falls are not always rushing. It’s best to go in a rainier season like April or October to see them in their full glory.) Other attractions include an epic rope bridge and other water falls to make a perfect backdrop to your big day! Also, this a great place to look for cabins and such as well. Or, venture down to Chattanooga! Lots of fun down there too.


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This should get you started as you search for that perfect place to have your intimate wedding in Nashville. Just remember that you get to decide how your wedding feels and the experience you want it to be for your guests and for you. If you want it to feel intimate even with a slightly larger guest count, you can make that happen! All it takes is a bit of intentionality and strategic place picking 🙂

And also, that the most important thing is that you two are getting married and that’s awesome!! So enjoy the process, soak it all in, and have fun!

Cheers to you!

Jen and Chris Creed

Oh my goodness, I am just SO excited to share Allison and Daniel’s Clementine Nashville wedding with you all on this gorgeous fall day! This classic wedding was just so filled with joy and light and fun, and Allison and Daniel are awesome. Allison and Daniel met online, and love having fun and doing life together (but especially love their two dogs, and cheering on the Preds!). They were so excited to have so many people they love together under one roof to celebrate–and what a beautiful place for everyone to come together! They had such a sweet ceremony, followed by an incredible party (they told us their friends loved to party, and they were right!!). We also got some of the most gorgeous light Nashville has ever seen for their portraits after the ceremony, AND two of our past couples were also guests at the wedding, so our photographer hearts are just so full for this entire day <3

Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite moments of the day!

 

A little background to this image: I know it first glance it doesn’t look like much. But shortly before the wedding, Allison broke her foot while out playing with their dogs. She got permission to wear her gorgeous heels for the ceremony, but after was ready to get back in the boot. I just felt like there was something so incredibly beautiful that one of their first married moments was such a moment of caring, as Daniel helped Allison with her boot. <3

Love all these sweet couples so much!!!

I love that they did their grand exit, then returned inside for one last dance with everyone! So. epic.

Congratulations, Allison and Daniel!!! We are so happy for you both, and have just loved getting to know you through your wedding planning. It was such a joy to see you all celebrating with the people who mean so much to you! Wishing you all the best as you continue to grow together!

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make it such an incredible day, including: Venue: Clementine Hall | Planning/Styling: Christina Logan Design | Catering: Dallas & Jane | Dress: Enzoani from Posh Bridal Nashville | Veil: Sara Gabriel from Dress Theory | Bride’s Earrings: Sara Gabriel | Bride’s Heels: Badgley MischkaNordstrom | Florist: Creations by Debbie | Rentals: Liberty Party Rental |Tuxes: Jos. A Bank | Calligrapher: White Ink Calligraphy | Bride’s Hair: Allison Jenks – The Pink LouLou | Bridesmaids Hair and all Make-Up: One10 Beauty | Stationery: Minted | Programs: Etsy | Guestbook: Custom by the Bride’s cousin | Drink Menu: Custom by Bride’s brother | Cake: Homestyle Bakery & Whole Foods | Groom’s Cake: Christie Cookie Co. | Reception Entrance Music: Nashville Pipes and Drums | Band: 4AGTC | Video: Little Josh Productions

Congratulations again, Allie and Daniel, and thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog! Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Jen & Chris Creed specialize in creating beautiful photos of real moments for joyful couples. Located in Nashville, TN and available for travel worldwide!


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