We loved helping Alex & Steve plan their dream wedding. They both are hard workers and have very busy careers but they also love to have fun and wanted to throw a great party for their wedding! They also both take pride in where they come from and wanted to reflect that in their wedding day. Alex is from Mexico and Steve has Scottish roots so it was important to them to reflect both cultures in their wedding and blend it with some Southern flavor as a nod to Franklin, TN where they are creating their life together. We had so much fun helping them blend all these cultures into a beautiful day with personal touches that reflected their personalities.
The bride and groom got ready on site and then went to their ceremony at St. Phillip’s Catholic church. After the ceremony, guests were greeted at Cedarmont to start the festivities. During our first meeting, Alex educated me on Mexican weddings. Lavish affairs, they often go all night and end in the morning with a big breakfast for the guests. With this in mind, it was important that she give her guests an elegant experience. She and Steve also wanted to share with her Mexican family some southern hospitality and local flavor. To achieve this blend of cultures, we used Mexican papel picado flags and lace runners that Alex brought back from Mexico. We then added some elegance with gorgeous colorful floral installations. The barn was the perfect touch of southern rustic but we also made sure the food from our catering team, Dream Catering & Events, featured upscale southern items such as hot chicken bao appetizers and pimento mac and cheese. For the cocktail hour, we went even more colorful with hanging lanterns and woven tapestries on the bar. As a nod to Steve’s Scottish roots, he changed into a kilt for the reception. The dance floor was packed and at the end of the night a mariachi band paraded in and surprised all the guests!
Walking into the celebration, seeing our loved ones and how everything looked made it priceless. Every time I look at the pictures, it reminds me how pretty everything looked. We had people coming over from Mexico, USA, Paris and they all talk about how gorgeous the entire celebration was.” – Alex
Wedding Planning Advice
“Everything goes by so fast, try to focus on enjoying the moment, or things will get blurry. Go the extra mile and book the videographer as well as the photographer otherwise you’ll regret it. Wedding videos capture the moments you might miss. Take a Tylenol too, because it will be a long day full of emotions. And of course, trust Colleen! – she’s got your back and your wedding will be perfect; she was able to work with an idea that was not the most conventional and made it into a lovely traditional wedding. Cedarmont Farm made it so easy for us when we had so much going on”- Alex