Rachel & Johnny Editorial

Cheekwood | Nashville, TN

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

Nashville Wedding at Cheekwood Editorial

When it comes to dreamy wedding venues, Cheekwood Estates in Nashville, Tennessee, stands out as a true gem. Its picturesque location amid the rolling hills of the state provides a breathtaking backdrop for couples looking to exchange their vows in a romantic, old-world setting. In this editorial, we delve into a Nashville wedding at Cheekwood. Furthermore, the setting was brought to life by the creative genius of Sapphire Events.

Cheekwood Estates is nestled in the heart of Tennessee’s lush landscape, offering couples an enchanting setting for their special day. Since it is surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling hills, Cheekwood boasts some of the most picturesque scenes. It’s no wonder that this location has become a coveted choice for couples seeking a wedding venue. This venue combines timeless elegance with the charm of the outdoors.

Sapphire Events: Bringing Dreams to Life

Sapphire Events, a renowned event design and planning team, took the reins of this wedding editorial. Their vision was to create a sleek and stylish celebration that seamlessly blended with the romantic ambiance of Cheekwood. In order to accomplish this, they incorporated neutral colors, a unique Giles gown, and a classic groom look, crafting an event that exuded sophistication and old-world charm.

Valerie Gernhauser of Sapphire Events shared her inspiration for this editorial. “Set in the horse country of Tennessee, this inspired editorial started with the fabulous leather and canvas hi-lo gown by Giles and developed into a lovely, soft, romantic celebration.” The Giles gown, with its leather and canvas elements, served as the anchor for the entire design. The gown infused a touch of rustic elegance into the affair.

Artistry in Details

For a wedding to truly shine, it’s the attention to detail that counts. Oh My Deer Handmades demonstrated their artistic prowess by crafting exquisite leather invitations and place cards. Each piece was hand-lettered, adding a personalized touch to the event. To further enhance the aesthetics, hand-painted envelope liners were created to complement the natural and neutral color palette of the wedding.

The editorial’s design philosophy revolved around the concept of simplicity. This approach was evident in the choice of a simple organic cake and the clean lines of the table and chairs provided by 12th Table. These elements served to underscore the elegance of the event, allowing the natural beauty of Cheekwood to take center stage.

Sapphire Events extended their creative touch to the floral arrangements. The florals exuded a wild and ethereal quality that harmonized with the overall theme. The combination of natural and neutral colors, as well as the choice of organic, untamed floral elements, added to the ethereal charm of the celebration.

A Note about the Nashville Wedding at Cheekwood Editorial

From Valerie of Sapphire Events: “Set in the horse country of Tennessee, this inspired editorial started with the fabulous leather and canvas hi-lo gown by Giles and developed into a lovely, soft, romantic celebration. Oh My Deer Handmades did an amazing job on the paper for this project, handlettering each piece onto leather invitations and place cards, complete with hand-painted envelope liners coordinating with this natural, neutral color story. A simple organic cake, and the simple, clean lines of the table and chairs from 12th Table round out the overall design, elevated by the wild and ethereal floral by Sapphire Events.”

Creative Partners

Photographer: Koby & Elizabeth Brown
Styling, Design & Floral: Valerie Gernhauser & Jack Kane, Sapphire Events NOLA
Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Hair & Makeup: Jordan Byers
Models: Rachel Ott & Johnny Keyser through DAN Talent Group, Inc.
Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries
Ribbons: Silk & Willow

Rentals: 12th Table
Stationary: Chelsea Petaja, Oh My Deer
Gown: Pegasus Gown by GILES
Location: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, TN

The Nashville wedding at Cheekwood Editorial

In conclusion, a Nashville wedding at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is a vision of old-world romance against the backdrop of Tennessee’s rolling hills. The artistry of Sapphire Events, in collaboration with their talented creative partners, has produced an editorial that serves as both an inspiration and a testament to the timeless beauty of love. Whether you’re planning your own wedding or simply seeking inspiration, this editorial is a treasure trove of ideas and aesthetics to explore.


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