“When the sun shines we’ll shine together
Told you I’d be here forever
Said I’ll always be a friend
Took an oath I’ma stick it out ’til the end
Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella…”
Rainy days are usually not ideal for your wedding day; however, at the third Nashville NotWedding, the gentle drizzle simply added to the ambience. The dense November mist brought with it a feeling of tranquility and romance that leisurely settled among us like a thin veil of fog. Ruby harbored everyone from the storm in their cozy space, surrounding us with warm brick, rustic wooden beams, and twinkling lights. The whole night felt like a wonderful dream that we never wanted to end — take a peek at the magic below.
People sometimes ask us how a vendor team so large and diverse can come together to create a unified event that doesn’t look like a jumbled hodgepodge. We aren’t completely sure how to answer that other than the fact that our vendors are rock stars. We watched in awe as these unique small businesses worked together to construct something so cohesive, you would have thought it was done by one company. Our talented Nashville vendor team was challenged to use traditional notions in avant-garde ways to take guests to another reality — whimsical, windswept, and passionate. Embracing the tension of romance and drama, our vendors used aspects of classic beauty to create an abstract, dreamlike atmosphere that gave us permanent goosebumps.
Venue: Ruby Nashville | Catering: G Catering & Events | Event Rentals: Liberty Party Rental | Photography: Photography Anthology | Photography: Josie Kay Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Our Ampersand Photography | Videography: The Kellys’ Productions | Day-Of Coordination and Floral + Event Design (Table 7): Elliott Events LLC | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 4, 6): Events by Elaine | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1, 3, 5): Modern Vintage Events | Stationery (Invitations): Nesting Project | Stationery (Menus + Menu Cards): Memoria Design | Stationery (Save the Dates): J. Amber Creative | Wedding Dress: The Bride Room | Bridesmaid Attire: Bella Bridesmaids | Groomsmen Attire: Street Tuxedo | Hair: Salon Nfuse | Makeup: Michelle Brooke | Entertainment: Kari & Billy LLC | Ceremony Musician: Sereno Strings | Photobooth: Nashville Photobooth | Wedding Cake + Groom’s Cake: The Frosted Affair | Cupcakes: Connie Cakes | Desserts: Ben & Jerry’s | Desserts Bar: The Sweet Trend | Transportation: Nashville Party Bus | Health Services: Nashville HealthNote | Wedding Website Builder: SquareSpace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Inspire Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles Weddings, Weddings 101 Nashville, Perfect Wedding Guide, Ashley’s Bride Guide
If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out our 2015 schedule as The Big Fake Wedding (!), and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join The Big Fake Wedding family.