Elegant Cheekwood Nashville Wedding

Jessica Lorren and Jessica Sloane recently worked together on Kimberly and Justin’s Nashville wedding, and isn’t it a beauty? I love all the understated botanical details up against the gorgeous Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. More details below from their designer and stylist, Jessica Sloane

“This gorgeous wedding was a dream to work on. The LA couple wanted to get married in Kimberly’s hometown of Nashville. When I first met with Kimberly she explained that they wanted their wedding day to look and feel like a garden dinner party. Guests received a hand-calligraphied invitation with botanical liner to set the stage for the evening. Their wedding took place on a sunny fall day with all of their close friends and family gathered together at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.

Upon arrival, the women were served champagne and truffles in the drawing room of the Museum of Art, a 1920’s Georgian-style mansion. The men mingled around the Reflection Pool sipping on bourbon and telling stories about the groom. Guests wrote notes to Kimberly and Justin in “The Green Florilegium,” a book full of old botanical prints. When it was time for the ceremony, everyone processed together to the boxwood gardens and took their seats. The sun was setting as Kimberly and Justin took their vows and the bridal party joined around them for a moment of blessings. It was a magical ceremony, followed by a joyful celebration. Cocktails were served on the Terrace and in the Loggia, under a grand chandelier by the light artist Bruce Munro.

Guests dinned on a delicious southern-style dinner at tables set with heirloom silver containers filled with herbs, ferns, fruits and fall blooms. Everyone danced the night away to Super T, who literally came out in a Superman outfit marked with a big letter T! It was definitely a night to remember!”

Photographer: Jessica Lorren | Designer, Planner & Stylist: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design | Venue: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens | Florist: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design | Calligraphy and Liner: Kitty Hobbs | Invitations: Urbanic | Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Jordan Byers | Bridesmaid’s Hair & Makeup: Amanda Gros | Brides Dress: Reem Acra | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Videographer: Needle and Thread | Caterer: Clean Plate Club | Rentals: Music City Tents & Events | Chair Rental: Southern Events | Lighting: Tech Works | Band: Super T

33 Responses to “Elegant Cheekwood Nashville Wedding”

  1. Shannon

    So so so beautiful. Everything about this wedding. Of course, the Jessica’s are a dream team to work with. Love everything about this.

  2. Lasting Bridal Couture

    Love the simplistic elegance for this wedding. The Blush tone of the bride’s gown was gorgeous.

  3. Caitlyn

    I think this may be the wedding of my dreams… I am blown away by the beauty and simplicity. What a floral dream to work at botanical gardens and Jessica Sloane did a truly beautiful job.

  4. Liz

    Can anyone tell me where to find that particular Reem Acra dress? I’ve seen it in a couple of other places, but I can’t find it on the Reem Acra website. Would love the help!

  5. jessica sloane

    Hi ladies – the shoes were purchased at Dillards on sale last year. And the dress was purchased at Saks. And the name of the book that was the guest book is in the text that I wrote above. Hope that helps!

  6. april

    Everything about this wedding is gorgeous! Thanks for the details on the shoes – any chance you know the designer/brand? I’m swooning over every detail.

    • lbodss

      Hi. just wondering if you ever found these shoes? I’m trying to track them down but need the designers name. thanks!

  7. Danielle

    Does anyone know the style name of the bride’s dress? The link above says it is “unforgettable” but the dress doesn’t show up in any other searches when using that name. Thank you!

  8. Ilse Rabau

    Hi ladies,

    I am bride-to-be And completely head over heels in love with this dress. Could anyone tell me if and where it is still available?

    Thanks so much!

  9. annie

    Did a little googling and the blush Reem Acra dress is actually from the Resort 2013 Pre-Spring collection. A white version is in the Fall 2013 Bridal collection. Not sure the style name, but definitely not “Unforgettable”.

  10. Annie

    The guest book is “The Green Florilegium,” which is a book of botanical illustrations and can be purchased at bookstores or Amazon.com

  11. Theresa

    I too would like to know the style and color of the bridesmaids dresses! They are gorgeous!

    • Kimberly

      Hi Ladies – the bridesmaid dresses are the Jenny Yoo Aidan dress in Dove Grey. They looked wonderful in person and fit everyone like a dream. We could not have been happier with these dresses! :)

  12. Jaslyn

    I really wish we knew who made these shoes! I need them! Can anyone assist? Thanks

  13. Lise Maintenay

    Hi! I also absolutely love this whole wedding! I originally thought that the groom was wearing black, but is he wearing charcoal grey?? What colour are the groomsmen wearing?

    Thanks in advance!


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