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As soon as she saw it, Becky knew she wanted to have her wedding at  Historic Cedarwood in Nashville. This all-inclusive venue, a GLW Collective Member, is truly magical in every picture-perfect detail from the rustic vintage barn, acres of rolling green spaces, and team of incredibly talented designers to help complete the inspiration for the most discerning of brides. Becky in her dreamy lace gown with its champagne underlay from Essence of Australia surely turned the heads of all. The collaborative design of this team came together beautifully, including the stationery by Designs in Paper, the gorgeous blooms by Cedarwood, and Julie Paisley who effortlessly captured every stunning moment.

What made the wedding special and unique?

I have wanted to have my wedding at Cedarwood as long as I’ve know about it – almost 5 years ago. To be able to have my wedding there was a dream come true and truly special. The venue was intimate, elegant, country, and organic which encompassed everything that I had envisioned. One of the most unique things about that day was that everyone in the wedding party has known each other for 8+ years. We have dated for over 8 years so it was fun to have everyone anxiously awaiting this day almost as much as we were!

My gown was Essence of Australia. It was a beautiful, soft, all-lace gown that had a champagne-colored underlay with a deep V in the back and scalloped bordering along the train. I had imagined myself wearing a dress like this the entire time but happened to find another dress initially that I was happy with only for a short time. I ended up revisiting LVD, a designer off the rack bridal boutique, because I knew I would find my dress there. LVD has a boho, non-traditional, effortless, romantic style that I was interested in. I wanted something non-traditional and felt like “me”. The soft lace and different color underlay drew me in! When I put on the dress, I knew it was the one and couldn’t wait to show Alex. He ended up loving it and that’s all that I could ask for!

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

I wore my mother’s garter from my parents’ wedding. We made a guest book full of pictures of us two over the last 8 years together. Alex and I wrote each other letters/vows to each other and read them privately. Our beloved dog, Brock, was our ring bearer.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?It poured all day up until we had our first look and we got the chance to take pictures outside while the rain let up. That was such a blessing since the only thing I cared about was having pictures outside. Having a first look with Alex was precious so we could have a few moments together during the busy day. The ceremony was amazing; having both of our dads being involved with his dad marrying us. We had the most fun that day with all of the people that we loved and we couldn’t ask for anything better.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Freshman year of college, my best friend and I were invited to go to a friend’s house for a party. I met Alex that night at the party and I could not stop laughing. He is such a witty person and of course I thought he was hot! We had an immediate attraction and were inseparable all night. We were beer pong partners and played each other in Wii bowling and I kicked his butt! After that night, I could not stop thinking about him. We started talking and shortly after started dating and the rest is history!

My parents came in town one weekend in the spring and Alex, his parents, and me took them to the Pollock family farm to show them the house we fixed up and to hang out on the farm. We took my parents down to the creek to show them around and started skipping rocks. My parents decided to head back up the house and Alex and I stayed for a minute. We started kissing and then he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. It was more perfect than I could’ve imagined; being with family at the farm was intimate, personal, and everything to me.

Venue, Planning, Floral & Design: Historic Cedarwood & Cedarwood Weddings // Photographer: Julie Paisley // Paper Goods: Designs in Paper // Cake: Patty Cakes // Bridal Store: LVD // Bridal Designer: Essence of Australia // Hair & Makeup: One10 Beauty // Rentals: Liberty Party Rental // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box