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Caroline and Paul Smiling in Reception Area

Caroline & Paul: Intimate Fall Wedding at Long Hollow Gardens

Caroline & Paul’s intimate fall wedding at Long Hollow Gardens was a day full of sweet and simple traditions. 

It wasn’t long after their first date that they were falling in love and knew they would be spending the rest of their lives together. So when Paul proposed to Caroline during a snowy Alaskan sunset, she was ecstatic. With just six months to plan their wedding, the couple brought in the Dream Team for catering and planning services to finalize last minute details.

Caroline wore an elegant wedding dress from Ila Bridal, which perfectly matched her simple greenery, ivory garden roses and white anemone bouquet from Forget Me Not Designs. Paul looked dapper in his United States Air Force uniform, which perfectly suited the Veterans Day weekend wedding. The wedding party was small, with Caroline’s sister serving as the maid of honor and Paul’s father as the best man. Most guests were not Nashville locals, so the couple’s focus was for everyone to catch up and enjoy themselves.

Their vision for the wedding was simple: to keep it light and natural and take in the beautiful fall scenery. A wood wedding arbor styled with white linen and florals served as the backdrop, for the early afternoon outdoor ceremony. Keeping with tradition, the couple chose to wait to see each other until the ceremony. Both said it was well worth it, plus they were still able to capture beautiful sunset photos.

After the emotional ceremony, cocktail hour began with guests munching on an antipasti display. Shortly after, they helped themselves to a crepe station and buffet dinner with items like candied pear salad, gourmet truffle mac & cheese, lemon rosemary chicken and sweet pork tenderloin. The reception tables were elegantly adorned with white linens from Music City Tents & Events and floral centerpieces. Following dinner, guests satisfied their sweet tooth with a three-tiered white frosted cake from Dulce Desserts. If cake wasn’t enough, there was also Oreo, peanut butter and classic cheesecake up for grabs.   

Country singer Kyle Mercer, sang beautifully throughout the romantic the evening. As the night wound down, Caroline and Paul’s closet friends and families waved them off by swinging American flags. It was the perfect ending to their Veterans Day weekend wedding. 

Thank you, Caroline & Paul, for allowing our team to be a part of your intimate wedding. We wish you all the best! For a Q&A with this sweet couple, head to Nashville Bride Guide.

Caroline's Bridal Shoes
Wedding Invitation Suite
Bridal Earrings
Caroline Holding Simple White Bouquet
Paul Dressed in Air Force Uniform
Intimate Fall Wedding Ceremony
Fall Wedding Program Sign
Intimate Fall Wedding Reception Tables
Intimate Fall Wedding Reception
Caroline and Paul Kissing
Three Tiered White Frosted Wedding Cake

Photographer: Katie & Alec Photography 

Venue: Long Hollow Gardens

Florist: Forget Me Not Designs

Rentals: Music City Tents & Events

Entertainment: Kyle Mercer

Beauty: Escape Day Spa + Salon & Blush & Honey 

Bride Style: The Bride Room, Cassandra Lynne & Ila Bridal

Cake: Dulce Desserts 

Catering: Dream Events & Catering

Planning: Holly | Dream Events & Catering