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The Modern Love Event takes on Nashville

December 19, 2018

If you were a fan of all the beautiful wedding ideas you scrolled through in The Modern Love Event San Diego, this month’s Nashville event will knock your socks off. Fun fact: Nashville is actually now the #1 US destination for weddings, and it’s a really exciting time for this lively city.

Long sleeve wedding dress

Jill of Modern Love Event says, There’s something really interesting happening there with more traditional Southern weddings becoming more a thing of the past, and newer more trend setting weddings taking their place. The venues there are insane and cover such a vast range of style that really anyone could come to Nashville and find something perfect for them. They’re also the mecca for music lovers, foodies, and shoppers, so it’s not like you’re twisting your guest’s arms to get them there!

We’ve got tons of eye candy from photogs Morgan Franklin + Christy Wilson and all the highlights from Jill for you below. Take a peek, then check out Modern Love Event for 2019 dates + locations!

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These large scale pieces by Emily of Basil and Bergamot stole our breaths away.  Did you know Emily has a farm and grows most of her ingredients?!

Golden wedding ideas

(Above photos by Morgan Franklin)

This team made some serious floral magic with their lush runner contrasted with a dried foraged wall installation.

Design by The New Eclectic | Floral Design by Daily Bloom | Linens by La Tavola | Rentals by Please Be Seated | Calligraphy by White Ink Calligraphy Modern bridal fashion Floral wedding ideas

There’s no set theme or concept for each event—instead, it’s a base palette inspired by a wedding detail—like a stationery set in San Diego’s event or a floral arrangement in Nashville. Designers can interpret them as closely or loosely as they’d like and work their magic!

Modern vintage wedding ideas Modern bridal fashion

(Above photos by Christy Wilson)

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We loved how this duo designed their space mixing modern rentals with unexpected wild foraged florals.

Design by Modern Vintage Events | Calligraphy by White Ink Calligraphy | Rentals by Please Be Seated Wedding dress White floral arrangements

Each vignette is completed by a team of vendors that bring their own ideas to the table while collaborating on every detail… Just like you’d hope to see with your own vendor team!

Lace wedding dress

(Above photos by Morgan Franklin)

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(Above photo by Christy Wilson)

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How gorgeous are the models of The Dress Theory?!

All hair + makeup by Lecia Doss | Veil + Accessories by Alice and Mae | Floral Design by Of the Fields Floral Design The Modern Love event

We were lucky enough to be able to visit the headquarters of Please Be Seated and were blown away by their vast inventory, like this customizable bar that they added our logo to.  Thank you to our floral sponsor Ambedo Floral for dressing up our bar and the entrance to the event! Please Be Seated was also our sole sponsor for all rentals in Nashville.

The Modern Love Event

(Above photos by Morgan Franklin)

All of our vendors were encouraged to invite their future clients to the event for inspiration and to secure additional vendors.  Our photographer Morgan Franklin was so excited to see one of her 2019 brides at the event and with one of our swag bags!

Rustic wedding ideas

(Above photo by Christy Wilson)

Modern wedding ideas

We love how each designer interpreted the palette and used their aesthetic to create a unique space. Installations were huge this year and will continue to be going forward. We were so happy to see so many inspiring looks!

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(Above photos by Morgan Franklin)

The light at The Cordelle is unreal.  The original brick walls and wood floors worked beautifully with this deconstructed design by Jessica Sloane.

Florals by Carl Denton Floral Design | Calligraphy by White Ink Calligraphy | Rentals by Please Be Seated | Linens by La Tavola Modern black wedding ideas Wedding tablescape ideas

(Above photos by Christy Wilson)

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(Above photos by Morgan Franklin)

Kept coming back to this classic and elegant design by Raela of RSVP Event Design.

Floral Design by Gatherer Floral Co | Calligraphy by White Ink Calligraphy | Rentals by Please Be Seated Emerald wedding ideas

(Above photo by Christy Wilson)

We loved watching Katy of Gatherer Floral Co effortlessly construct this floating installation.  How romantic is this look?!

Calligraphy Menu

(Above photo by Morgan Franklin)

Did you know that all the calligraphy for the design spaces and signage were handwritten by Claire of White Ink Calligraphy?

Emerald wedding ideas

Above photos by Christy Wilson. Pop into our gallery below for more photos from Nashville!

Get a feel for this amazing event in the film by Claire Bira of Imageclarity.

Eeeep! So many talents in one place.

Convinced yet that you have to get in on this? Grab your tix for Modern Love San Diego, coming up in January, here. And be sure to follow their insta for deets on the Seattle event next spring + other locations TBD!

Photographers: Christy Wilson Photography, Morgan Franklin Creative, & Kathy Thomas Photo / Design Teams: Modern Vintage Events, The New Eclectic, RSVP Events, Maddox & Rose, Jessica Sloane, The Dress Theory & The Dress Theory Nashville / Venue: The Cordelle / Floral Designers: Daily Bloom Floral, Carl Denton Designs, Basil & Bergamot, Gatherer Floral Co, Of The Fields Floral / Floral Truck: Taylor’d Crowns / Cocoa Bar: Nashville Cocoa Bar / Calligraphy & Signage: White Ink Calligraphy / Hair & Makeup Demos: Lecia Doss / Bridal Accessories: Alice & Mae / Exclusive Rentals: Please Be Seated / Cocktails: J Jackson Mobile Mixologist /  Caterers: Dream Events & Catering & Juniper Green Kitchen /  Videography: Image Clarity / Sponsors: The Cordelle, Nashville Bride Guide, The Big Wedding Planning Podcast, La Tavola Linen, Vessel Brooklyn, 100 Layer Cake, The Corwin Trio, Nashville Smile Bar, Ambedo Floral, DJ Russ Pollard