April 7th, 2014

Styled Shoot: Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration

Riverwood recently had the opportunity to be a part of an incredible styled shoot designed by Kelly Dellinger Events with Bohemian Luxe wedding inspiration. It took place in Riverwood’s grand triple parlor where the hand painted walls were the perfect backdrop for the vision the designers had behind the shoot. Table settings featured satin full length linens with braided runners, along with antique gold and silver candle holders and votives. The gold chiavari chairs adorned with beautifully braided linens were the perfect touch alongside the elegant china and calligraphic place cards.

 

Styling + Planning: Kelly Dellinger Events

Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography

Venue: Riverwood Mansion

Dresses + Hairpieces + Veil: The Dress Theory

Floral Design: Anne Whitson

Linens + Flatware + Chairs: Southern Events Party Rental

Vintage Rentals + Tableware: Feather Creative

Paper Goods + Calligraphy: Esque Script

Hair + Makeup: Brenna Mader

Models: Lisa Wolfe & Jamie White

 

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March 26th, 2014

Spring Wedding Inspiration

Spring has sprung, and with the longer days and warmer weather comes the start of the wedding season. We are always inspired by our brides’ spring accents as they work them into their wedding day.

 

To get started we have included a list trending colors for spring 2014. These light color options can be paired with white or off white for a clean, conservative look, or combined with other colors on the list for a more dramatic palette. These colors can then be carried over into the floral décor in your bouquets, centerpieces and arch designs. Additionally, your bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s ties and socks can echo the colors found in your spring colors as well.

 

Shake off winter’s chill by taking in all spring has to offer, get inspired and work your likes into your wedding day for a cohesively themed spring event.

 

Spring Wedding Colors

 

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March 20th, 2014

Real Wedding: Sarah + Matt

This very handsome couple shared their wedding day with friends and family, on a sunny day in June at Riverwood Mansion. This real wedding was classic elegance. Sarah was adorned with vintage broaches on her waist and atop her shoes and held a bouquet full of white peonies.  The two shared a special moment at their private dinner upstairs in the mansion, when Matt surprised Sarah with a gift. The couple was then announced into our draped pavilion, accented with shades of purple and green, where guests had gathered together to celebrate their new beginning. Congratulations Sarah and Matt!

 

Vendors:
Photographer: Streetlight Republic
Florist: Branching Out
Caterer: A Catered Affair
Cake: The Bake Shoppe

 

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February 26th, 2014

Real Wedding: Jennica + Tripp

For this real wedding at Riverwood Mansion, Jennica and Tripp were blessed with a gorgeous May wedding day. Although their colors were subtle pinks and grays, their excitement and love for each other was anything but subtle. Their “first look, no look,” where they hold hands without seeing each other before the ceremony, illustrates this beautifully.

 

The piazza, surrounded with our fresh blooming garden, was a stunning backdrop for the ceremony. All the details were meticulously planned, from creative programs to hand written chalkboard signage. A Catered Affair and the band Trotline pulled off an impressive reception before Grand Avenue’s Rolls Royce swept the newlyweds away.

 

It was an absolute pleasure working with Jennica and Tripp, as well as all the vendors. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed being there.

 

Credits:
Photography: Nashville Photography Group
Caterer/ Cake: A Catered Affair/ Publix Bakery Donelson
Florist: Branching Out
Band: Trotline
Officiant: Ralph Griggs
Limo: Grand Avenue

 

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January 22nd, 2014

A look back at our January Open House

Our January Open House was a huge success! We had a number of new faces come out to see Riverwood for the first time and we loved getting to know everyone. Because it was a Saturday morning, we provided hot coffee to shake off the cold, and tasty doughnuts to satisfy the sweet tooth. Plus, we used our hanging votive centerpieces and large Moroccan lanterns combined with light and fresh arrangements throughout the venue. Our staff was on hand to give tours and answer questions and we are very excited knowing we’ll see several of our guests again now that they are officially Riverwood brides! If you missed it and would like to come see us, just call or e-mail to set up a tour.

 

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January 13th, 2014

“The Special Event” Wedding Conference

Although January doesn’t typically see a lot of weddings, it is most certainly not a down time for Riverwood. Not only are we setting up tours and meeting new brides-to-be who were engaged over the holiday season, but we are also taking time to further our education on the direction the wedding industry is going.

 

This past week the Riverwood staff attended “The Special Event” Wedding Conference. This annual, national conference highlights the most current trends in the wedding biz. It offers classes and an exhibitor hall, and culminates in a jaw dropping dinner event at the end of the week. This year the TSE host city was Nashville, with the conference taking place at Gaylord Opryland. Because it was right up the road from us, of course we were able to attend! Our staff went to inspiring classes, got great ideas from the exhibitor hall and even volunteered our services to help set up the Great Event at the Omni Hotel at the end of the week. Coordinator Kimberly Radford got behind the scenes access to the event all week as a member of the Wedding Committee.

 

The networking, information and inspiration was amazing and we’re looking forward to sharing what we learned with our brides this year. Check out the pics below for a look at the Great Event where the vendors and sponsors transformed an Moni Hotel ballroom into one amazing space.

 

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Terrarium centerpieces.

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Living statues with hors d’oeuvres.

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Projectors gave history of the theme, “Evolution of a Wedding.”

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The dresses for the wedding gown fashion show were on display.

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The foyer to the party was themed in all white.

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A model posed in a wedding dress as you entered the party.

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The speakers were featured on a center stage, “in the round.”

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Giant centerpieces varying in composition and elements decorated each table.

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Four wedding cakes descended from giant lanterns near the stage as a band was unveiled for the finale.

January 6th, 2014

Wedding Trends for 2014

At the end of December we rolled out our predictions for the wedding trends for 2014. Here is the complete list of the 21 trends we think will add that little something to make your wedding day unique and personal. Click each trend’s heading for more information.

 

1. Bold, geometric shapes
12-16-13 Bold, Geometric Shapes

 

2. Pantone Colors
12-17-13 Pantone Colors Trend

3. Farm to Table Inspiration
12-18-13 Farm to table inspiration

 

 4. Bohemian Inspired Hair
12-19-13 Boho Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration

 

5. Additional Indoor/ Outdoor Games
12-20-13 Additional indoor-outdoor wedding games

6. Wedding Dress Trend part 1: Illusion Necklines
SS14 NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK

 

7. Wedding Dress Trend part 2: High/ Low Hem Lines
12-22-13 Wedding Dress Trend - High-Low hemlines

 

8. Wedding Dress Trend part 3: Dramatic Backs
12-23-13 Wedding Dress Trend - Dramatic Back

9. Charcuterie
12-24-13 Charcuterie

10. Lace Bridesmaid Dresses
12-25-13 Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

11. Going Green
12-26-13 Going Green 2014

12. Laser Cut Invites and Other Printed Materials
12-27-13 Laser Cut Invites and More

 

13. Temporary Tattoos
12-28-13 Temporary Tattoos

14. Textured Linens
12-29-13 Textured Linens

 

15. Lush Open Bloom Flowers
12-30-13 Lush Open Blooms

 

16. Metallic Wedding Cakes
12-31-13 Metallic Wedding Cakes

17. Opposites Attract: Rustic Meets Glam Inspiration
1-1-14 Rustic meets Glam

18. Statement Jewelry
1-2-14 Statement Jewelry

 

19. Eclectic Furniture and Seating
1-3-14 Eclectic and Vintage Furniture Inspiration

20. Nashville Food Trucks at Receptions
1-4-14 Nashville Food Truck

 

21. Groom’s Cake Alternatives
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1-5-14 Cookies and Milk

December 17th, 2013

Flower Girls

The flower girl tradition dates back to Ancient Rome, when young girls carried wheat and herbs down the aisle, to symbolize prosperity and fertility. Through many eras the tradition has stayed, but the styles of dresses, what she carries, and what it symbolizes has changed many times. So that special little girl in your life is not necessarily tied to a basket of rose petals and a white dress.

 

One approach is to align the flower girl’s wardrobe with the wedding theme. This can be as simple as her outfit matching the wedding colors. Or, if you have a bohemian style dress for yourself, having the flower girl wear a flower crown is also an example of extending the theme.

 

Another option is to personalize the role with the flower girl’s interests in mind. If she’s a dancer, incorporating a ballet dress, shoes and hair is a fun way to make her feel special.

 

Going traditional with the flower girl’s look is a classic approach that won’t let you down. But don’t feel like you can’t have fun with it and make it a unique part of your wedding day.

 

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December 5th, 2013

January Open House

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The holidays may be over, but if you are recently engaged or planning your wedding, the excitement is just beginning. Come visit Riverwood Mansion during our January Open House. It takes place on Saturday, January 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Our staff will be here to answer questions and give tours of the mansion. This open house is no cost to brides and you can RSVP by filling out this form. If you have any questions please e-mail us at events@riverwoodmansion.com. Congratulations and we look forward to meeting you!

November 18th, 2013

Suits and Bouts

A look at groomsmen’s suits and boutonnieres

More often than not, the groom’s wedding day attire tends to get overlooked; let’s face it, they are up against their beautiful bride! With that being said, we want to take a moment to recognize these handsome grooms, groomsmen and their trendy suits and boutonnieres.

 

Puterbaugh wedding - Joe Hendricks - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: Import Flowers by Ashley Walters

 

 

 

Catino wedding - Evin Photography - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

 

 

 

Crouch wedding  - Paul Wharton photography - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: Flowers by Carrie Ann

 

 

 

Faulkner wedding - Chesley Summar - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

 

 

 

Gerlecz wedding - Matt Andrews Photography - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

 

 

 

Kornmeyer wedding - Jen and Chris Creed - Riverwood Mansion

 

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

 

 

 

Pectu-Sweeney wedding - Amelia J Moore Photography - Riverwood Mansion

Florist: Georgina Saxon

 

 

 

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