Jacey and Dylan Fall Wedding

Our very own Jacey married her perfect man on October 22nd. Incorporating an earthy feel with neutral colors made for a new wedding trend that looks so effortless. The lace details on her wedding dress brought simple elegance to this special day. The photos of their special day speak for themselves, thanks to the beautiful photography work of Cody and Allison Photography.

Only Jacey could put her theme into words; “People kept asking what my theme was and I would tell them to go outside in the fall and play in the leaves and that’s my theme.”

Due to her friendships through Riverwood Mansion and partnered vendors, Jacey and Dylan had nothing but team effort for their special day. 8 Lavender Lane Catering Company made homemade jam for Jacey and Dylan’s party favors and a summer intern made all the signage scattered throughout the mansion so no detail would go unnoticed.

Vendors:

Catering & Cake: 8LL: http://www.8lavenderlane.com/

Floral: Bride DIY from Import Flowers: http://www.impfl.com/

Photographer: Cody and Allison Photography: https://codyandallisonphoto.com/

Rentals: Grand Central Party Rentals: http://grandcentralparty.com/

Signage: Letters By Lu http://lettersbylu.com

Cassidy and Chris - July Summer Wedding

July in Nashville is known to be on the warmer side, but the day of Cassidy and Chris’s Summer wedding proved to be a beautiful day! The details of this wedding and the personal influences from the bride’s art background made this day extra special.

The decision to have the ceremony inside the Mansion fit the couple and their vision perfectly. The ceremony was dreamy with the Mansion’s fireplaces and chandeliers and the greenery arch accented with white roses at the end of the aisle. The indoor ceremony allowed for a very intimate environment for the couple to share their vows.

As an artist, the bride, Cassidy hand-painted various things for her wedding-from the invitations to the table numbers, seating chart, and even the beautiful artwork behind her cake all these custom pieces added a subtle pop of color and a very personal touch to the festivities.

As with most weddings at Riverwood, once the music stops, the sparklers come out! Cassidy and Chris made their way down the path hand in hand while their guests cheered. The couple made their great escape in a charming vintage car, ready for the wonderful journey ahead!

Vendors:

Catering & Cake: 8LL: http://www.8lavenderlane.com/

Floral: Enchanted Florist: https://enchantedfloristtn.com

Photographer: Brad & Jen: https://bradandjen.com/

Rentals: Grand Central Party Rentals: http://grandcentralparty.com/

Farewell Transportation: Matchless Transportation: http://www.matchlesstransportation.com/Matchless-Transportation-Nashville-Home.php

Bethany and Patrick - Fall Wedding

Timeless weddings fit in so perfectly at Nashville’s Riverwood Mansion. Fall is a wonderful time for ceremonies because of the perfect temps and gold leaves scattered around the grounds. 

Bethany and Patrick’s Fall wedding day was completed with simple touches of class and elegance. From the personalized hangers for the bridesmaids dresses to the garland framing the front door of the Mansion, Bethany made sure her day truly radiated a timeless feel. 
 

There is something so special about a simply elegant wedding with elegant and classy details. As Bethany and Patrick made their way through their sparkler send-off, you could feel the crispness in the air and the warmth of love. The couple said farewell before making their exit in a trolley, tieing in that old-timey nostalgia we all love. If you are looking for a Nashville wedding venue for your special day, please contact us at events@riverwoodmansion.com

Vendors:

Catering & Cake: 8LL: http://www.8lavenderlane.com/

Floral: Enchanted Florist: https://enchantedfloristtn.com/

Photographer: Janelle Sutton: http://www.janelleelise.com/

Rentals: Grand Central Party Rentals: http://grandcentralparty.com/

Farewell Transportation: FADD’s: https://www.nashvillepartybus.com/

Allison + Drew Stunning Fall Wedding

Couple: Allison and Drew Lovell

On the 28th of October, friends and family came to Nashville’s Riverwood Mansion to celebrate the marriage of Allison and Drew. Even with the cold temps, their fall wedding was made warmer by the love they felt for one another and their guests.  

Collaborating southern charm with romantic golds created the perfect look for such a special day. Allison’s friendly personality made even our day-of coordination staff, some of who have never met her, feel as if they had known Allison for years!

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The bride’s bouquet was comprised of beautiful roses and trailing greenery with some safari sunset and burgundy berries for a pop of fall color.

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The Tennessee-native couple picked some local favorites for their guests to take home, including the classic Goo Goo clusters candy and Flippen’s peach jam. 

The cozy Fall wedding ended with one of our favorite Nashville wedding send-offs: sparklers! Allison and Drew made their way through the bright path, ready for an even brighter future spent together. 

Vendors:

Catering & Cake: 8LL: http://www.8lavenderlane.com/

Floral: Enchanted Florist: https://enchantedfloristtn.com/

Photographer: Shots by Cheyenne: https://www.facebook.com/shotsbycheyennephotography/

Rentals: Grand Central Party Rentals: http://grandcentralparty.com/


Choosing Your Wedding Caterer | 8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

Whether you're planning a corporate event, a birthday celebration, or your wedding day, if you're looking for a caterer, it's very likely you have a specific vision of what you want.  Most people don't realize caterers wear a variety of hats; they aren't just chefs.  Many times they are plumbers, electricians, psychologists, babysitters, dog walkers, counselors, florists, hairstylists, and the list goes on.  From the food quality/quantity to the superior service, It's important to choose a caterer that doesn't leave any details behind.

8 Lavender Lane was founded on Chef Debbie Sutton’s love for people and food. With creativity leading the way, her unwavering dedication to bring each client’s vision to life is something to be noticed. Passionate about providing excellent personal service and determined to deliver unique event experiences through the celebration of food, drink, dessert, and beyond. Nothing is off limits, and a creative challenge is always welcomed.

Choosing your favorite local restaurant as your wedding caterer seems like a great idea; you know and love their menu, and feel like you know exactly what to expect.  However, many restaurants don't have the equipment required to transport cooked food safely let alone .  It's possible through rentals, but most likely this will result in additional costs. 

Long gone are the days of ugly silver chaffers and pleated table skirts; present-day brides want over-the-top displays.  Several restaurants don't have an abundance of props and buffet decor readily available, let alone someone who knows the art of tablescaping.

Is a restaurant going to pull their best waitstaff off the floor on a busy Friday or Saturday night to work a wedding?  With any event, it's important to have a team of individuals who work hard and well together in unpredictable and dynamic conditions.   Caterers build a kitchen wherever they go, working from the back of a van, a laundry room closet, or under the stars and in the woods.

"In my company, we strive to provide restaurant quality meals along with providing impeccable service.  We are farm to table, we grow heirloom, organic produce, and we do use local products just like many of the best restaurants.  No, we don't charge for all [these] additional services, we just have a passion; a deep rooted passion for making our client's day as perfect as it can be, regardless of what it takes." -Debbie Sutton; Owner & Executive Chef, 8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

Riverwood's In-House Catering:  8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

In choosing 8 Lavender Lane you can rest assured that we will do whatever it takes to make your event stand out.  Here are just a few areas we can handle or assist with:

  • Custom menus ( including those with dietary restrictions)
  • Fresh ingredients and use of local products and produce when available
  • Variety of service styles (interactive stations, buffet, traditional seated, heavy appetizers)
  • Creative design  - tablescapes, food displays, and service that correlates with your theme
  • Utilizing a family favorite recipe or signature cocktail
  • Floral design
  • Cakes, petite sweets, dessert bars
  • Table rental, design, & linens
  • Vendor recommendations