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A Tequila Sunrise-Inspired Styled Shoot at the Cardinal’s Nest

One of our favorite things to do as wedding coordinators is to plan styled shoots. We do not get to do it very often, but when we do, we go all out. We love getting together with other local vendors and getting to show our talent and creative identities. For our summer styled shoot, we decided to plan the event at a local East Tennessee wedding venue, The Cardinal’s Nest. This outdoor venue was the perfect location for the shoot, as it has a gorgeous outdoor chapel, an amazing outdoor tent for receptions, and an open field that is awesome for bridal portraits. JoPhoto was there to capture the lovely spring day, and we are overjoyed with the photos we received!

(Photographer: JoPhoto)

Our event planning company, Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints, planned the event and designed the stunning stationery for the event. If you are interested in the hands-on designing of your wedding invitations or save the dates, we would love to work with you to create exceptional printwork! We also loved getting to create stationary that matched so well with the delicious, exquisite cake by The Bee’s Knees Bakery.

(Photographer: JoPhoto)

We were also absolutely in love with the floral design for the day! Melissa Timm Designs created an amazing floral arch for the outdoor chapel that blew us away. In addition, the bridal bouquets that the models carried throughout the day were incredible! Every detail, from the flowers on the reception tables and greenery above them to the flowers lining the aisles were meticulously placed, and we are so grateful that we got to work with Melissa.

(Photographer: JoPhoto)

The reception area under the tent was one of our most exciting things to plan out, and we are ecstatic with how the photos turned out. Event Rentals by Rothchild provided the wonderful china at each place setting on the tablescape, while Campbell Tent and Party Rentals provided the gorgeous linens. Another aspect of the styled shoot that was so important was the lighting by Sequoyah Entertainment, which helped us create the best photos we could!

(Photographer: JoPhoto)

Lastly, we are so grateful to our amazing models for helping our vision come to life. Southern Sirens did the hair and makeup for the shoot, and these lovely ladies did a great job! The bridal models wore gowns and accessories from Lillian Ruth Bride by Wedding Wonderland, and our groom for the day wore attire from Regal Tuxedo. Each of our three models looked awesome for the day!

(Photographer: JoPhoto)

We hope that you enjoyed getting to see all the photos from our summer styled shoot, and that you could draw inspiration for your own big day. We had a great time planning, creating, and watching the styled shoot come to life! A big thank you to all our vendors that helped us make an amazing event.