Monday, July 12, 2010

April Wedding at Cheekwood

In April, I had the pleasure of working with Art and Kim on their April 17th wedding and reception at Cheekwood.

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Cheekwood exists to celebrate and preserve its landscape, buildings, art and botanical collections and, through these unique means, provide an inspiring place for visitors to explore their connections with art, nature and the environment.

The weather that Saturday was absolutely gorgeous, and all the flowers in the Wills Perennial Garden had just started to bloom.

Here are some pictures from the wedding I wanted to share with all of you.
(Images are courtesy of David and Jeanell of Dreamland Pictures)

Venue: Cheekwood
Ceremony: Wills Perennial Garden
Reception: The Frist Learning Center
Photography: Dreamland Pictures
Videography: Audio Video Art
Cake: Dulce Desserts
Florist: Jimm Wright

One beautiful touch that Kim wanted for the ceremony was a butterfly release to honor their deceased loved ones. Her mom, Marilyn, grew the butterflies from a kit at home! Here is the butterfly basket the junior bridesmaid carried.

I love when my brides wear a pair of fun, sassy shoes!

This picture captures the butterfly release during the ceremony.

Kim and Art's love for the earth and outdoors showed in their reception as well. Here is the butterfly tree Jimm Wright created for the placecard table.

Art and Kim wanted their wedding to be as "green-friendly" as possible. On the center of each table was a simply elegant orchid plant. At the end of the evening, there were given away to guests to re-use in their own homes.

Each place setting had this seed packet that guests could take home.

Fabulous shrimp and grits!

This photo served as the guest book for the wedding. The bride and groom got engaged beneath this very tree out West!

Governor of the State of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen gave the blessing for the meal.

The Governor congratulating the bride and groom before dinner.

Dulce Desserts designed this multi-tiered cake, accented with orchids and butterflies.

Happy Planning to all!

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