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January 18, 2022 - No Comments!

Vibrant Boho Wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Today we are back at one of my favorite Under Canvas locations - the Smoky Mountains! This day was filled with vibrant colors, some boho flair, and a live band. I know you might be looking for inspiration for your wedding day, so I'm sharing all of the details with you.

Now, I understand being inspired and bringing a vision to life is different.

Well, friend, this is why we created this Wedding Moodboard Template! We’re sharing 2 of our very own Wedding Moodboards with you so you can properly customize, organize and visualize your wedding day.

What you’ll get with each template is:

  • Color palette page and how to use it
  • Specific sections for ceremony, cocktail, florals, tablescape, etc.
  • Pro Tips from us and how to use this template
  • Super easy instructions on how to copy it in your very own Canva account

Ready to wow your vendors (and your partner) with a clear vision of your wedding day? Grab these 2 ready-to-go moodboards for $19! So, when you see details you love from this day, you will be able to capture them on your own design. Now, onto the wedding.

The Outfits

The celebrated couple got ready at a cabin close to the venue. Check out their outfits! They accessorized their boho looks with some unique accessories. From a pampas grass filled bouquet to floral printed boots, this couple had incredible style.

Boho wedding bouquet with pampas grass

Ceremony

After getting ready for the day and capturing some photos, it was time for the ceremony. The setup was extra special because of this custom Sunburst Arch from our sister company, Blue Fish Event Rentals. The couple was inspired by the sun for their wedding so this arch was a must! We opted for a ceremony in front of the woods for this breathtaking backdrop. With the right location, less is definitely more. Our local vendor friends at Lang Florals decorated the arch and the ceremony site was complete!

Bride and groom kissing at glamping wedding ceremony

Cocktail Hour

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks and charcuterie while the newlyweds captured more photos. Along with the food and refreshments, we always recommend adding some additional entertainment for your guests during this portion of the day. Something as simple as lawn games or a polaroid guest book can be so effective!

Charcuterie for cocktail hour appetizer at wedding

Reception Decor

With adventurous weddings, we often find ourselves decorating for a reception underneath a twinkle light tent like this. This rental is not only practical in the case of inclement weather, but it also expands on the available venue space. You can still view your surroundings while staying comfortable. For this Under Canvas Smoky Mountains wedding, the tent overlooked the glamping tents and a lush field!

Now, let's talk about the decor. Vibrant orange tones balanced with neutral colors set the theme for each table. Delicate bud vases and printed place cards (showing off that sunshine theme!) added just the right amount of detail.

The Party!

After enjoying a delicious meal and sharing toasts, it was time for the party to begin. Have I mentioned how cool our couples are? The groom is a member of the live band for this wedding so of course, he planned a drum solo. The group had a blast dancing the night away. What another wonderful wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains!

Bride and groom first dance at Under Canvas Smoky Mountain wedding

Check out these amazing vendors from this day on Instagram:  
Wedding Planner: @causewecanevents
Photographer @holcombandco
Florist @langfloraldesigns
Bar @singlebarrelevents
Beauty Bride's Friends
Cheese board @cheesegal
Catering @sweetpbbq @captainmuchachos
Desserts @dessertdesignsbyleland
Band @blazethecity
Rentals @aopartyrentals
Venue @undercanvasofficial

Planning your adventure wedding? We have multiple options to support your big day! Just fill out this inquiry form and schedule a quick call.

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding

January 3, 2022 - No Comments!

Glam Backyard Wedding Under Twinkle Light Tent In Nashville

If this isn't the dreamiest backyard wedding you've ever seen, I don't know what is! I'm about to show you every single detail of this glam backyard wedding, and yes, it was under a twinkle light tent.

Before we go any further, if you're engaged and feeling overwhelmed with your wedding planning reach out to us! We have different levels of support that we're also happy to customize for you so don't be shy. Just fill out this inquiry form and schedule a quick call.

Alright back to this intimate backyard wedding. This was one of the brides' parents backyard in Gallatin, TN which is just about 30 minutes from Nashville. There are definitely pros and cons to having your wedding in a backyard so let's talk about a few of those.

Pros and cons of hosting a backyard wedding

Pros:

  1. No venue fee. The fact that there is no actual venue fee attached to your backyard can sound pretty appealing. Couples can often save thousands of dollars by hosting their wedding in their backyard. Of course, the home owner may want to put some money into landscaping and cleaning up the home before the wedding day.
  2. No restrictions. For the most part, if you have a backyard big enough to host a wedding you most likely live somewhere with a lot of space. You ultimately have total creative freedom when it comes to decor, tenting and even small details like candles.
  3. Unlimited number of guests. If you want to have a big bash, hosting a backyard wedding might be a good option. Since you or someone you know is the owner, you don't really have any limits on capacity.

Cons:

  1. Hidden costs. Wait didn't I just say there were no venue fees? True but the reasons wedding venues charge what they do is because they include things such as: restrooms, cleaning crew, trash, electricity, AC and sometimes even rentals. When you're renting everything yourself, the costs add up quick.
  2. No rain plan. Unless you're renting a tent (which we always recommend you should unless you live in the desert), you may not have a rain backup plan for all your guests. Can you fit them all in the house? Is there room for dinner and dancing? Definitely something to keep in mind!
  3. Grumpy Neighbors and permits. How friendly are your neighbors? Consider talking to them about your idea before you start planning your backyard wedding in case they are completely against it. No one wants the cops to show up at their house on their wedding day! Some counties will also require permits for any type of large event being held. Do your research!

That being said, if a backyard wedding under a twinkle light tent is still calling your name, do it! But first, you may want to grab our Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire to help guide you through the process.

Getting Ready in the Family Home

Most backyards have a house that comes with it too (imagine that!). This makes for a perfect place for you and your partner to get ready the morning of the wedding. Make sure you have separate rooms if you don't want to see each other before the ceremony and that you have windows to let in that natural light for makeup and photos.

Ceremony under a tree

Now the plan was the have an outdoor ceremony under the beautiful big tree, except the rain decided to come. We decided to wait it out a few minutes and still have a ceremony outside minus the dangling chandeliers that would have gotten damaged if they got wet. Don't worry, the chandeliers got used above the reception table, you'll see!

There's also something so fun about a pre-ceremony cocktail. For this wedding we did champagne for guests to grab and sip one while they waited for the brides to walk down the aisle.

The wedding reception details

Buckle up folks because it's about to get dreamy in here! For real, that first photo was a sneak peak of what's about to come. The decor and details under this twinkle light tent was unreal!! Ready? Here we go.

Unique wedding guest book

First up, let's talk about the guest book. How fun is this record and record player guest book?! Absolutely adorable and will be so fun for the brides to hang this in their home.

Cute trailer bar and specialty cocktails

I've said it before and I'll say it again but cocktail hour is one of the best parts of a wedding. This is where guests get to loosen up a bit, enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer and explore the property. Meanwhile, the couple is out taking gorgeous sunset photos or enjoying some time alone after the ceremony.

For this wedding we hired Aero Bar, a cool trailer bar company to come out and serve cocktails. The brides even ordered custom napkins with a monogram of their dog on it. So many fun personal touches!

Dinner under a twinkle light tent

Ok the moment you've all been waiting for! This has got to be the best twinkle light tent of the year right? I mean look at the chandeliers over the tables, the hundreds of strands of twinkle lights over the dance floor and that dreamy candle light.

Jess truly had a vision for what she wanted this tent to look like. Although it was only 25 people, we still managed to make it feel like a party! A live band, a giant dessert spread and Jess and Grace's favorite people were there.

The dance party

After a quick shoe change, the brides danced, sang, drank champagne and ate cake! I don't know if you could really ask for any better than that. Since this was the family's backyard, a sparkler exit was allowed so we took full advantage.

So what did you think? Are you planning to do something similar for your wedding? We're happy to chat with you and share the costs of this wedding as well, schedule a call with us!

Planner @causewecanevents // Photographer @joshuacoreyphoto // Videographer @cardboardfilms // Florist @the_florista_ // Band @emeraldempireband // Catering @flavorcatering // Bar @theaerobar // Hair/Makeup @indigobeautycollective // Desserts/Cake @eastleighdesserts // Rentals @whitedoorevent and @southerneventsonline // Paper goods: Pine and Paper Co // Officiant Jeannie Ingram

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding