8 Lavender Lane brings more talent to our team, and even more value to you!

8 Lavender Lane brings more talent to our team, and even more value to you!

Here at Riverwood, things are always growing, and I don't just mean the garden!  Our talented team continues to expand in hopes of bringing our clients the best event experiences possible. Since we have joined forces with 8 Lavender Lane, almost nothing is off limits. Together, we have a knack for capturing a clients vision and covering all the bases to bring it to life. 

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{Real Wedding} Sarah + Andrew

{Real Wedding} Sarah + Andrew

It's really the tiny personal touches incorporating the bride and groom's personality that make a wedding day so special. This was definitely a memorable one for Riverwood Mansion.

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Trending: Naked Cakes!

Wedding Cake Trends

Being around cake almost every wedding has kind of made me a cake connoisseur. I've started to enjoy tasting the cake without much icing so this new trend is right up my alley. Naked cakes have been enjoyed here at Riverwood long before this trend went mainstream. Our brides know exactly what they want and they aren't afraid to ask for it! For years they have been working one on one with local pastry chefs on designing their perfect cake, many of which today would be considered a "naked" cake.


Here's a picture from 2007 by Jason Tucker Photography of a "naked cheesecake" from 8 Lavender Lane, our in-house bakery that shows we've been in the trend for years. We just never knew it.

 Enjoy this new image from Nathan Westerfield of a current "naked cake" from a Riverwood wedding.

This cake and photo by Milk Bar, the bakery credited in coming up with the term "naked cake".


What do you think of this wedding cake trend? Could you go without the icing?

{Real Wedding} Lauren + Austin

Today we’re sharing details of Lauren +Austin’s sweet January wedding. These gorgeous photos by Andrea Hallgren show just how lovely the entire day was here at Riverwood Mansion.  Lauren was a destination wedding bride with a great sense of style who needed a place that could help with planning all of her great details and was the perfect distance between family and friends in Georgia and Kentucky. Congrats to Lauren and Austin!! If you are looking for a wedding venues in Nashville, please contact us to save your wedding date.


Congratulations Lauren + Austin!


Venue + Planning: Riverwood Mansion

Photography: Andrea Hallgren

Catering + Cake + Florals: 8 Lavender Lane

DJ: Chris Faulk

Ceremony Music: Wedding Musicians Company