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Planning a farm wedding? Book soon for traditional dates

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE On-farm wedding venues are filling up fast for 2018, particularly for the fall. The Pick Tennessee farm wedding directory can be the shortest distance from bride and groom to happily ever after.

4 Delicious Fall Wedding Cake Flavor Ideas

If you're planning a wedding and have your heart set on getting hitched in the fall, you have a wonderful opportunity to choose a seasonal cake flavor that is festive and delicious. It's probably too

These Are the Best Wedding Dress Styles For Your Body Shape

By LEENA KOLLAR The search for the perfect wedding dress can be a long and stressful journey. It's hard to find a dream dress that fits your budget, that is in a style you like,

Bridal Trends: The New Braids

Written by JAMES luxe beauty BRAIDS FOR DAYS Ah Braids, the trend that just won't leave. Yet, there's a fresh new take on this hair style that's pretty exciting! These hybrid style of urban and

There are rules for wedding gifts–if you want to stay friends you’ll follow them

By CATHI AYCOCK We are poised for wedding season with thick white envelopes arriving in the mail inviting us to share the special day with friends and family. If you want to actually stay friends

Algebra class to Arrington wedding: this couple add up to love

April Carpenter  and Michael Campbell met in Algebra class in high school. But it didn't take a mathematician to figure out that these two high school sweethearts were meant for each other. April gives us

Amazing wedding venues that offer a back story

A wedding venue that has a back story? How about an abandoned quarry, an antebellum home filled with history, a working farm and a tiny island in the middle of Arrington? These event spaces are

The newlyweds’ first house: Top 5 tips before you start shopping

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO To paraphrase Winston Churchill, those who fail to plan, plan to fail. A house is the biggest purchase you will ever make, and it requires a hefty amount of foresight to get it right.

Peter Pan wedding is fairy tale come true

By CATHI AYCOCK Many little girls dream of fairy tales. For this bride, the dream became true when Amanda Jack married Michael Pretorius in a wedding that evoked romance, magic and Neverland. Image, Cody and Allison Photography

WEDDING ESSENTIALS: Invitations, hair and makeup

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Now for the final final details before I wrap up this wedding series with my honeymoon post, we’ve got the invitations, the hair, and the makeup. So far I’ve given an overview of

Wedding details: The flowers and the cake

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Near the end of the marathon of wedding planning are the final details. You’ve tackled your priority list, and now you just have a few things left. For me, these were the flowers, the

Downtown Nashville wedding is hometown moment for this bride & groom

By CATHI AYCOCK Photos by Melissa Madison Fuller  For Hailey Blackburn and Grant Minchew, Nashville, Tennessee, was home sweet home. Though the two lived mere miles from each other growing up, and then both attended

Up and coming Country artist Cam sheds trademark yellow for wedding white

By DONNA VISSMAN The up and coming female country music star Cam traded in her typical yellow dress for a white one this past weekend. Known for her hit single "Burning House" and always seen

Manly details: The groom’s to-do list

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO It’s a sad truth that the groom’s duties are often overlooked and underappreciated. Wedding planning seems to center around the bride and other ladies involved, but the groom can have a lot

Kilgore wedding: Southern to the core

By CATHI AYCOCK As first dates go, Jennifer and Cole Kilgore may have rated theirs pretty low on the second date possibility scale. "Cole actually got sick right before our first date. He says now

Why you need to hire a wedding day planner

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Initially, hiring a wedding planner was never in the cards for me. I’ve seen that movie, and it doesn’t work out so hot for the bride. Kidding aside, having a wedding day

Don’t underestimate the power of wedding music

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Did you know that music is one of the most overlooked parts of a wedding? I know it’s easy to get caught up in the dress and the decorations, but think about what

How to get a Nashville songwriter to write a tune for your wedding

By CATHI AYCOCK Stevie Wonder wrote and recorded music for one of his best albums, Songs in the Key of Life, using his own childhood and love life as a template for many of the

Three styles of photography that will transform your wedding pictures

By CATHI AYCOCK You know the difference between a traditional wedding dress and a modern gown, and choose the dress based on the style you want evoked at your wedding.  But do you know the

Find your ideal wedding dress without dread or drama

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Wedding dress shopping. Is it possible to endure this marriage milestone without wanting to shun food for the next five months or engage in a fight with your mom? There is a huge

Belmont alumni win Union Station wedding giveaway

One local couple won the "Marry Me" contest that Union Station Hotel held back in February. As winners of the contest, they received a signature cocktail, one night's stay at Union Station, credit toward their

Don’t scrimp on photos, video of your wedding day

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Flowers die, the cake gets eaten, and it’s frowned upon, though totally bold, to wear that wedding dress out again. So invest in the things for your wedding that will last forever.

Get shedding for the wedding and for bikini season

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO At some point or another, we’ve all struggled with weight or health. At this time of year with summer on the horizon, the pressure is greater than ever to get in tip-top shape. I've

Randy Houser wedding at Homestead Manor

Country music artist Randy Houser wed Tatiana Starzynski on Wednesday, May 4, at historic Homestead Manor in Thompson's Station. People magazine reports that the outdoor wedding was themed Southern Elegance. And you cannot get any more

The worldwide web’s a wedding wonderland

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Some people are naturals when they are planning their weddings, as if they were born with a wedding gene. Others, like myself, are a bit wedding challenged. I'm not sure what people