Couple: Jimmy and Melissa Nelson
Date: December 10, 2017
Florals: Beyond Details Nashville
Photography: Evin Photography
Rentals: Southern Events
Venue: The Lodge
The Lodge is a fabulous location nestled among nature on the Percy Priest shore. The wood interior and warm fire place makes the Leadership center ideal for intimate weddings. Since the venue is primarily a conference center, we love that Jimmy and Melissa incorporated aisle markers in their ceremony to further transform the venue. seeded eucalyptus and ruscus were highlighted by a single white rose tied with cream, creating a nice pop from the dark wooden chairs. Jimmy and Melissa also wanted white blooming branches as their altar. Unfortunately, branches do not bloom in wintertime but because Beyond Details aims to please, our florist spent several hours wiring white blooms to curly willow – talk about customer service! Beyond Details always wants to make sure that we can deliver a couple’s vision.
Rather than doing a traditional buffet, Melissa and Jimmy opted for dinner to be served as stations. The couple had a slider station with barbecue chicken and barbecue pulled pork sliders, five cheese creamy macaroni and cheese bar, carved beef tenderloin with garlic smashed potatoes and grilled mixed vegetable station, a fresh vegetable and bread station, and lastly a dessert bar. Since the guest count was an intimate 80 people, there was no need for to rush guests through a buffet line, but rather stations allowed the guests to mingle and eat as they pleased.