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Hi, we're Modern Vintage. We love weddings, we love love & we love to sing while we set up. Our favorite part of the day is watching you, as a new couple, walk back down the aisle after the ceremony. That feeling of elation & pure joy is why we do what we do.


Nashville Wedding Planners: Melanie and Ben’s Vintage Glam Fall Wedding

Oct 22

Happy Fall Ya’ll!  Is that a good greeting when you haven’t called a friend in a few months and you want to get reacquainted?  Today we are bringing blogging back, yeah.  (Sorry, the silly puns have been milling around in my head all week.) We are excited to be back in blogsville and we have an amazing wedding to kick off our return.

Melanie and Ben got married last November (hush, I know, we shouldn’t have kept this amazingness to ourselves so long) at Houston Station.  We absolutely loved working with them. Melanie and Ben were not originally from Nashville and most of their guests and family were traveling for the wedding.  They really incorporated Nashville into their wedding but made it completely them. They had a fall, glam feel for the decor.  The ceremony was personal and heartfelt.  Their pastor knew them personally and they had live musicians who rocked the sanctuary.  The affirmation from their friends and family was apparent and they have quite a few strong marriages to follow.  Melanie is one of those people that I am fairly sure doesn’t have a mean bone in her body and Ben compliments her so well.  We loved their families as well and getting to know them through the planning process.  Melanie and Ben truly have a loving relationship and that showed through their entire day.

Houston Station was the perfect backdrop for the reception and Elizabeth and Gordon are a dream to work with.  The space is a blank canvas with just enough texture and character to make it stunning.  We loved being able to help Melanie and Ben bring their vision to life there.   Smoke Et Al prepared an upscale barbecue dinner with culinary southern soul and I have been dreaming of their okra ever since.



 Their good friends own Olive and Sinclair chocolate so they incorporated that into their groom’s cake, which was in the shape of a whiskey barrel and was bourbon infused by Crumb de la Crumb.  (To. Die. For.)  The bride’s cake had a touch of glam with some gold chevron and added softness with light pink flowers.

The Remedies kept us rocking all night long! They were so FUN!

 We loved working with both Melanie and Ben and helping them create their wedding.  We worked closely with them and Jessica from SOUL Flowers to give them the look and feel they were going for.

 Melanie didn’t want anything overly fall, but loved the idea of using rich fall colors and pumpkins.  We incorporated pumpkins and outdoor fall elements into their ceremony and at various places in the reception and glammed it up a bit with alternating gold sequin  and chevron runners.
We tried to incorporate vintage items in many places.  The groom’s cake was actually in the shape of a barrel and was sitting on a whiskey barrel.  Tied around Melanie’s bouquet was the bonnet they used for her christening when she was a baby.  (This was so sweet and made her mom cry.)  We used vintage china and flatware on the head table and used an array of bottles throughout the tables.  We also used distressed wooden boxes to house the flowers for the centerpieces.  We incorporated mason jars and mercury glass on the tables.  For the ceremony we used vintage boxes and brought outdoor elements in with branches. We lined the aisle with branches that had bottles housing flowers tied to them with twine.


Venue: Houston Station Nashville
Church: The Village Chapel
Photographer: BSG Photography
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Florals: SOUL Flowers
Cake: Crumb de la Crumb
Catering: Smoke Et Al
Rentals: Southern Events
Band: The Remedies
Bartending and Service Staff: D&D Events
Planning: Modern Vintage Events 
Design: Modern Vintage and SOUL Flowers


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