A Greenery-Filled Warehouse Wedding in Nashville
College students typically arenâ€™t fond of group projects, but that's what brought Maggie King and Zach Lund together. The two met in a marketing class at Loyola University in New Orleans, where they eventually decided to remain teammates forever. After a romantic proposal in the Smoky Mountains that included a bottle of Maggieâ€™s favorite champagne, the two quickly got to planning a celebration that exuded a certain industrial elegance. â€śWe wanted it to be a party and flow really well so that people felt like it was an experience and felt comfortable,â€ť says the bride. To achieve their vision, they hired planner Ashley Coston of Southern Social Event Co. and booked Cannery ONE, a historic space in Nashville that was originally built in 1883 as a flour mill. It was there that the two said â€śI doâ€ť in front of 170 friends and family members, treating them to a gorgeous warehouse wedding and dance party (it is Nashville, after all!). Keep reading so see more of Amy Nicole's stunning photos, below!
Maggie had an idea of the kind of dress she was looking for, but she ended up with something completely different. "I just loved how I felt in it,â€ť Maggie says. "I felt like it hugged my curves well and made me feel beautiful.â€ť The Matthew Christopher dress featured a sweetheart neckline, a fitted bodice, and a romantic train. But the lace design is what truly set the gown apart. From head to toe, a striped lace pattern gave the dress texture while floral lace appliquĂ©s cascaded down the skirt. Covered buttons down the back paired with a long veil and completed the lookâ€”and hot pink pumps brought a pop of fun to the rotherwise classic look!
But her shoes werenâ€™t the only show-stopping accessory. Maggieâ€™s bouquet was one of her favorite pieces from the day. The hand-tied arrangement looked as through it had been effortlessly scooped up from a garden, with long white ribbons that dangled from the base. "I loved the white anemones and seeded eucalyptus that made it feel bridal but not heavy,â€ť she explains. "It was perfect balance between traditional and modern with a little mix of asymmetrical greenery to make it visually interesting.â€ť
The bridesmaids each wore a gown of their choosing in different shades of green. With a variety of necklines and fabrics, the green hues complimented the dayâ€™s decor, which featured a white-and-green palette.
For the ceremony, the warehouse wedding venue was aglow in candlelight with greenery crawling along the wooden beams. Soft ivory curtains were draped behind the altar, and iron cast chandeliers were decorated with greenery to add add some softness to industrial space.
As Maggie and Zach stood beneath string lights, Maggieâ€™s childhood pastor begin the ceremony and, unknowingly, what Maggie describes as one of the dayâ€™s most memorable moments. "The preacher made a mistake and forgot to dismiss my dad so he stood up with us for a good part of the ceremony," she remembers. "It added some comic relief to a somewhat serious ceremony and just added to the beauty of the whole day.â€ť
After officially sharing their first kiss, the newlyweds were ready to partyâ€”something their Nashville guests know how to do better than anyone!
The dayâ€™s decor continued through to the reception, where the bridal party sat a long wooden farm table with a long garland running down the center. Small arrangements of white flowers were balanced by tall candles that brought a romantic glow to the space.
The guests' tables featured soft grey tablecloths with gorgeous arrangements of white roses and a variety of greenery and ferns. Everything down to the hemstitch napkins worked together to create a neutral palate that was warm and inviting. The menu was also designed to create a sense of family, serving up all the best comfort foods in Nashville including shrimp and grits, pulled pork, and hot chicken bites.
Table numbers added a cute, whimsical flair to each table setting.
Music was important to the bride and groom so they enlisted a local 90â€™s cover band My So Called Band. "The group kept everyone on the floor and truly made the experience feel like a party," Maggie says. But at this wedding, guests didnâ€™t only listen to musicâ€”they ate it, too! As tribute to Zachâ€™s career in the music industry, there was a delicious red velvet groomâ€™s cake designed to look like a record player for everyone to enjoy. Those craving something a bit more traditional had the option to enjoy the brideâ€™s cake: a three-tiered vanilla cake with white frosting and raspberry filling.
When asked about advice for future brides, the new Mrs. Lund had a few insightful tips to share: "Get a wedding planner! It really makes the experience enjoyable and really lets you be present for your big day. Also, donâ€™t stress the small stuff. Really try to enjoy your day, it will be over before you know it."