English Summer Wedding at Cedarwood - Hope & Freddie


Hope and Freddie met while Hope was studying abroad at Oxford. Freddie was from England and Hope was from New York City. They fell madly in love but the time came for Hope to move back to the states and at the time they weren't able to maintain a long distance relationship. They kept in touch and two years later Hope made an excuse to visit a friend in London and as they say, the rest is history.

Hope and Freddie both live in London, but Hope parents recently moved to Nashville. Hope and Freddie fell in love with the southern charm of the city. The whole wedding was planned by Cedarwood and Hope from opposite sides of the ocean. They chose to have a traditional English wedding ceremony at Scarritt Bennett in Nashville. Hope got ready at her parent's house and traveled to the location via a double decker bus. The wedding took place in the early afternoon and the men all wore wool morning suits. After the ceremony everyone, including the guests, changed into their evening attire which for Hope, was her mother's wedding dress. When the guests arrived at Cedarwood they were greeted by a cocktail hour on the lawn with a bluegrass band playing for their enjoyment. 

The decor was natural but elegant. The reception pavilion was decorated with trees and large white floral arrangements on tables with classic white lines. While the guests were enjoying their family style dinner and passing the different dishes, they could view the rolling Tennessee hills of Cedarwood. Their guests came from all over the world and Hope and Freddie gave them a beautiful southern experience on a gorgeous summer night.

Ceremony Venue- Wightman Chapel Scarritt Bennett
Reception Venue- Historic Cedarwood 
Cake: Patty Cakes
HMUA- One 10 Beauty
Catering- Chef Christopher 
Paper goods- Designs in Paper 
Rentals- Liberty Party Rental