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Romance in Vivid Color at Riverwood Mansion

Jun 14, 2018

Romance in Vivid Color at Riverwood Mansion

For this editorial, we wanted to explore design where contrasting concepts meet: vibrantly colorful and sweetly romantic, modern and organic, light and dark, minimal and lush.

The shoot took place at Riverwood Mansion, one of Nashville’s oldest homes, dating back to the 1790s.  At 9,200 square feet, Riverwood Mansion is also one of the largest homes.  Known for its lavish parties, famous guests and seven United States presidents have visited Riverwood Mansion.

Riverwood Mansion has such a romantic atmosphere.  Heavenly textured walls, historic details, and southern charm make the venue a must-see.

Floral designers Lindsey of Gradient & Hue and Hannah of Hannah Jones Floral Design collaborated to create modernized Dutch Masters-inspired floral designs.  The focus was on organic movement, as often seen with the Dutch Masters.

Sunny daffodils sprung from floral frogs, dotting the table for a minimal contrast to the lush centerpiece. Wooden cross back chairs and earthen china added a natural feel alongside modern copper flatware and angular stemware.

To warm up the table, we added sweet napkins in peaches and cream. We wanted the model’s hair and makeup to have an airy, natural vibe.  Sarah Seven’s Del Mar gown has clean lines with a focus on the shape of the body.  Authentic by Frani’s handmade paper envelopes and invitations were the perfect marriage of modern and romantic sweetness.

Vendor Credits

styling & design: RSVP Events | photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | venue: Riverwood Mansion | floral design: Gradient & Hue and Hannah Jones Floral | calligraphy + paper goods: Authentic by Frani | bridal gown: The Dress Theory | bridal gown designer: Sarah Seven | rentals: Southern Events

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