A Carnton Wedding…

August 14, 2010 } Blog, My Franklin Favorites, Real Weddings, Wedding inspirations { by Kelly | 4 Comments

I love Franklin-really love it.  One of the things I love most about Franklin is its history.  (Southerners just love history.)  So of course planning and styling a wedding at Historic Carnton Plantation was right up my alley.  The 1847 restored garden is amazing, not to mention the magnificent 150 year old Osage orange tree and Greek Revival porches….just makes me swoon thinking about it (said in my best Scarlett voice).

The 1826 family home of the McGavock’s is the perfect backdrop for a wedding.  I look for Rhett every time I am there.  With the back of my hand pressed against my forehead, fiddle dee dee!  (Again, Scarlett voice.)

The sweet couple had some major time restraints and needed to get married before the groom (lead guitarist for Paramore) had to rejoin the band on tour.  Now anyone who lives in this area knows that spring weather is really unpredictable….so needless to say, I had a backup plan in case Mother Nature decided not to cooperate.

Late Thursday afternoon the bride and I (after both looking at the weather radar map) decided that we were not going to order the tent for the garden. YIKES!  So on Saturday morning when I woke up to a downpour I was concerned that maybe we had made the wrong call.  The rain finally stopped and I was able to load my SUV and head over to the site to start setting up.  While I was wiping down tables and making a few adjustments to the floor plan a beautiful rainbow appeared over the house…..and guess what?  I didn’t have my camera.  Figures!

Jenna and Josh had a beautiful day and I was so happy to share it with them.

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

These flowers were in big mason jars and we hung them from six Shepard’s hooks  down the aisle.

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Photo by Brandon Chesbro Photography

Venue –  Historic Carnton Plantation

Photography –  Brandon Chesbro Photography

Flowers  –  Garden Delights

Cakes  –  Crumb de la Crum

Lighting  –  Nashville Event Lighting

Caterer  –  Daily Dish

Band – Pat Patrick’s Band

Wedding Planned and Styled by Kelly Spalding, Perfectly Placed

 
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  • Kristen Steele, August 14, 2010 6:42 am

    Kelly what a beautiful wedding! Great job as always! 🙂

  • Rhonda Hendricks, August 14, 2010 9:41 am

    Beautiful Kelly! Great photos as well.

  • Dianne Tant, August 19, 2010 7:28 pm

    Brandon Chesbro is the best photographer

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