Recapping recent events are always fun and in the fall, they're full of even more than usual! Here are some of our recent events from cornhole boards for corporate America to wedding fairy tales out at Saddle Woods Farm. Keep reading to see + read more from a few of our recent fall events..!
This was an early Fall wedding at Mint Springs Farm that started off our incredibly busy month of October.. We loved the details, thought, and creative planning that went into this wedding, and you can't forget about all of the love that went into this day as well. Here is just a very small snapshot of a beyond beautiful day...
Finally a weekend that really felt like Fall.. 7 weddings, 5 gorgeous venues, and so many new memories for our team! This was a highly anticipated weekend, and although it was really busy, we wouldn't have it any other way! We loved being a part of each of these celebrations and we can't wait to share all of the details with you!..
Highlights from three beautiful weddings that closed out our month of August. Among all of the corporate events that we were a part of the past few weeks, these weddings added some much needed romance with touches of rustic farm venues, beautiful decor, greenery and summer floral. Oh and of course a lot of love.. Cheers!
On April 25th, 2015 we had the pleasure of providing the premier entertainment for Meghann and Chris' wedding at the ever-so-beautiful River Wood Mansion. When Erin from The Collection sent over the images from that day, I couldn't help but dedicate a special feature for such a fun couple and the amazingly talented group of Nashville wedding professionals that helped make that day so memorable! Did you miss the DJ Diaries we did on Chris and Meghann a few weeks back? Never fear, read it here!
Emily and Adam could have had a huge wedding at an expensive barn, but they opted for a smaller, more intimate affair at Emily's uncle's farm in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Brad Ford walked Emily through the planning process while she was completing her last semester at Belmont University. While many would buckle under wedding planning and graduation stress, Emily kept her cool to plan a huge Southern celebration for her and Adam's wedding!
1. Tell us a little about the couple and their wishes for their wedding: Adam and Emily were the nicest most laid back couple I've worked with in a while. Emily just graduated from Belmont University so we connected immediately as that was my alma mater. She wanted her reception to be a party and she took the time to pick songs that touched on each generation of guest that was in attendance. Despite being overwhelmed with finals and wedding plans Emily never seemed to get stressed when I would work with her on music. It was a pleasure being a part of this process and this will be an event I will remember for a long long time.
2. Was there anything special or unique about the day? Special moments among family members? Couple? Friends? Where do I begin? First of all the reception was held on her uncle's farm in Shelbyville, Tennessee and it was one of the most beautiful properties I have ever been to. They have a beautiful home, lake, horse pastures and barn. Absolutely breathtaking. That by itself would be enough. But the family was very nice and gracious so we felt at home the whole day. The ceremony was smaller and at a different location but while the wedding party were taking their pictures the videography team set up a screen and had a viewing of the actual ceremony at the reception to pass the time. I thought this was a nice touch.
3. What were some of the couples music selections? All I can say is they had fantastic music choices. We did a fantastic wedding party introduction to Now That We Found Love and then had a great first dance moment with Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran. I hadn't done a Anniversary Dance in a while so it so great to do that again. She chose Talking Out Loud for that and man that's the perfect song for a Anniversary Dance. Emily trusted us to pick a lot of the music but we had some very specific conversation about vibe and overall expectations. However, the songs she specifically picked were awesome and a little outside the box. We threw back a little to Lakeside Fantastic Voyage, No Parking on the Dance Floor by Midnight Starr, She's a Bad Mama Jama by Carl Carlton...and the list goes on. She even had a deep cut in there by The Gap Band that I didn't even have in my catalog which shocked me! Outside of the classics we focused on 90's party classics which were all hits. For more current selections I think the big hits were Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon and Want to Want Me by Jason Derulo. Of course we wobbled, shuffled and did a Slide or two to round everything off. They were big Volunteer fans so we have a whole UT exit planned. Our last song was Turn Down for What which if you've ever been to a UT game you are familiar with the whole "Third down for What" thing. Then the guests lined up a path to the getaway car with UT pom poms and we blasted Rocky Top as they ran through the lines and into their car. It was a nice exit.
4. Were there any dance floor highlights? Yes! The whole night was a highlight. Adam and Emily's family and friends stayed on the dance floor the whole night. And not just the friends but moms, dads, aunts and uncles. It was a true celebration!
5. Names of any vendors at the wedding: Amanda Davis was the photographer and she's fantastic! Video services were supplied by Tower Video out of St. Louis. Southern Events did a great job with rentals. Honestly have some of the best farm style tables in town. And all this was made possible by the talents at Regalo Design who did all the wedding planning and day of coordination, not to mention beautiful floral arrangements.
Today's DJ Diary is dedicated to all of the spaces that you would never expect to be a beautiful wedding location. J Clark had the honor of providing the entertainment for Leeanna and Chris' wedding at Brentwood Country Club. If you are one to judge a book by it's cover, then you could be missing out on a space waiting to be transformed! Brentwood Country Club (with a little help from Nashville wedding planners, Firefly Events) provided a beautiful Tennessee backdrop for this Nashville wedding!
Everyone loves a southern wedding! Ashley and Adam's Saddle Woods Farm affair was one that met one of the ultimate goals for any wedding: how do you make 150 people (most of which are practically strangers to each other) feel comfortable and have a good time to celebrate? Brad made sure to do his part with music. You'll be pleasantly surprised to find what song brought people to the dance floor to sing their hearts out!
This week's DJ Diaries entries come from two very special emcees, J Clark (Boogie Shoes) Anderson and Matt (magic rapper) Morris. Both had fantastic weddings. Their descriptions of the nights' events make me wish that I were a guests at both of these weddings! Congratulations to Meghann and Chris and Jessica and Ryan!