28 Feb 8 Dreamy Southern Wedding Must-Haves
When it comes to weddings, nobody does it quite like the South. Everyone knows Southerners love an excuse to throw a big party, and you can always count on great food, friendly faces, and a welcoming atmosphere. Call it Southern hospitality or just plain ole’ charm, but there are a few details that set a Southern wedding apart from a standard affair.
If you’re planning a wedding here in Nashville, here’s our list of the top eight must-haves.
1. Custom Calligraphy Signage
A little attention to detail and artistry doesn’t go unnoticed! Beautiful custom signage makes welcoming your guests, giving directions, and sharing menus or itineraries an elevated, eye-catching part of the decor.
2. Truly Southern Signature Drinks
The South has experienced a boom in locally made whiskey and bourbon, and we’ve got artisan cocktails worthy of a spot on your wedding bar list. Try The Downtown, one of our specialty Old-Fashioneds made with Blanton’s bourbon, a dash of cinnamon, and orange bitters. Want something a little more personalized? Tell our team about your favorite spirits and we’ll craft something around the best southern ingredients. Plus, we have plenty of tried and true classics like mint juleps or alcohol-free options like sweet tea.
3. Regional Blooms
Enjoy the unique natural beauty of the region by adding some distinctly Southern flowers to your bouquet and decorative arrangements. Lush hydrangeas are always a winning choice, pink camellia can be a show-stopper, and don’t forget about distinct and fragrant gardenia or magnolia flowers.
4. A Pre-Wedding Bridal Luncheon or Shower
5. A Post-Wedding Brunch
Speaking of wedding events, a post-wedding brunch the morning after your big day is a thoughtful way to channel some Southern hospitality. This warm and casual event is an opportunity for your guests to spend a little extra time with you and your new spouse before the celebration comes to an end. And if you’re throwing a destination Nashville wedding, you’ll want to soak in as much of the city as you can with your loved ones.
We’re happy to answer questions about catering a pre-wedding luncheon or post-wedding brunch. Our local team can help keep your planning and coordination simple and ensure your menus have a cohesive style and Southern flair.
6. Elevated Comfort Food
Here in Nashville, we love our comfort food: fried chicken, buttery cornbread, shrimp and grits, and all the other classic meals we grew up eating. Serving up some Southern favorites is the most popular way to bring that distinctive Nashville flair to your wedding, and we can dress these down-home dishes up for any glamorous event! Hot chicken and waffles is one of our most-requested items, and check out some of Southern specialties served up at the Cedarwood Style Show where we put a gourmet spin on pimento cheese, chicken salad, turnip greens, and even meatloaf.