Soft colors on a summer night at the Mansion

One of our many beautiful brides this summer season was Bailey Briggs, pictured above. Bailey chose The Governor’s Club as her wedding and reception venue, and a soft color palette. She wanted a romantic southern garden if we had just gone to the garden and cut flowers for the centerpieces. We loved it..and so did Bailey! Enjoy the photos..compliments of Becca YagerPhotography. Thanks, Becca, it was great to work with you.

Garden flowers filled our stemmed glass cylinders on some of the guest tables.

Our vintage shabby chic buffet used as an “altar” for the ceremony

Green, Yellow and Orange Vintage Event


We did the flowers last night for the sweetest little event at the Bound’ry  with the fabulous celebrity event planner, Mindy Weiss, in town from Beverly Hills.

We used  brightly colored, tight arrangements in vintage containers that really popped in the darkened room.

We used a variety of specialty roses, Gerber daisies, giant bright yellow spider mums, hydrangeas and amaranth to get the look.

Bright summer flower centerpieces in vintage containers


Thanks Mindy…



Latest vintage furniture painting project!

  1. I have not painted furniture in several years and I forgot how much work it is! Our other shabby chic pieces came to me already painted/aged and worth every penny!

This buffet piece will be used in a wedding in August as an ALTAR TABLE, as the bride and groom are not having their ceremony in a church, but rather a warehouse venue. Can’t wait to show photos from that one. Another bride has this rented to use as a BAR.

Did you realize that all of our shabby chic decor is available for brides, florists, planners..even if we are not designing the flowers?

Trendy Fun Wedding in Nashville

Having a little break between weddings is giving me time to start blogging again..and start sharing some weddings from our amazing brides we have had this year! Emily & Scott..the bride and groom from this wedding were a delight to work easy going and fun..and they wanted their wedding to be that way as well. I just love the colors they chose..yellow and red, with grey as the background color..happy fun colors. The wedding and reception were held at Nashville’s W.O. Smith School of Music (how Nashville is that?). Loved the candy and cake bar they designed for their guests..and what about the music bus????



Garden Wedding at Cheekwood With a Vintage Touch

Now that it is SO hot here in Nashville, it is great to look back at our weddings from the spring..when it was pleasantly warm and delightful in the gardens of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. The bride chose navy, white, green and yellow as her colors….she wanted just a touch of vintage..and a touch of “preppy”…makes a great look. Hope you agree! She used some of our vintage milk glass and iron containers, our white lanterns (with navy & white stripe ribbon of course)..vintage coffee urn for the java bar…and lush florals in yellow, white and green. Enjoy!

Shabby Chic Vintage Rentals now available

Are you looking for decor pieces for your shabby chic, vintage or farm wedding? We have it..and our collection is growing all the time! Old tables,antique furniture, vintage linens, chalkboards of all shapes & sizes, vintage luggage, vintage typewriters, architectural pieces(shutters,etc)..and many more. Below are some photos of our latest additions! Will post more photos later!

This sweet table was just used this weekend for the wedding cake…su-weet!

farm/planting table with vintage quilt

farm/planting table with vintage quilt

small vintage secretary

small vintage secretary

vintage secretary great for guest register!

vintage secretary great for guest register!

Our latest shabby chic vintage rentals!

Aren’t these the best ever? Just got these vintage wash stands available for rent for your shabby chic/vintage weddings or events. These can be used to hold iced down drinks..or we can put a top on them (wood or glass) and make a fabulous guest register table! Can’t wait to see these in use!

Chic Rustique on Wolf Den Farm

purple hydrangeas and sterling rose bouquet

purple hydrangeas and sterling rose bouquet

Love this photo! So appropriate for the location, Wolf Den Farm, in Franklin Tennessee. Thank you to our bride Courtney Kincaid for sharing these photos! I must admit that I do enjoy designing weddings on a farm setting, although I have to say that the barn at Wolf Den Farm is amazing….huge iron chandeliers, fabulous arched doorways of stone,etc. Great photography!

purple hydrangea and sterling rose bouquet

purple hydrangea and sterling rose bouquet

Fun Casual Wedding Reception on the Farm

Lemon yellow was the theme and favorite color for one of our recent bride and groom, Shayna Baker and Josh DuPre. Both are friends with Michael W. Smith…who owns this fabulous party barn on his farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Shayna wanted lemons and limes with sunflowers, baby’s breath, yellow and white tulips everywhere! To go along with the “farm” look…the guest tables were long rectangles, rather than rounds…which gave us plenty of table space for multi-florals and candles,etc.

The escort card table was fully loaded with fresh lemons and limes…each guest took their cards with them to their assigned tables..which added more color to the guest tables.

Multiple centerpieces consisting of bright sunflowers and simple “baby’s breath” were placed in mason jars and square glass containers (for just a touch of contemporary), along with white lanterns purchased by the bride.

Chic rustique! What a fabulous farm for a wedding reception! I know the guests also enjoyed the food from Chef’s Market…who wouldn’t??

Mixing shabby chic, rustic country and silver wedding…it works!

What to do when the bride likes silver, rather formal..but has to move her ceremony from an inside, elegant location to a farm? Well, you mix the look….after all, it is a farm…so we brought in our twig cones as aisle markers, used our iron columns to mark the “altar”..and placed elegant floral designs on top.

The cocktail hour was to be held in the barn…pictured above…we hung one of our iron chandeliers here and loaded it with hydrangea, roses, lillies and greens…and oh yes…those are our battery operated wax pillar candles…not to take any chances with flames in a barn! As ceremony time drew near…the clouds opened up…and the ceremony was moved inside…the chairs, the iron columns, flowers,etc…and the bride and groom stood underneath this chandelier….very romantic, very shabby chic!

So then…what do you do with the centerpieces? Well, you go right on and use the silver trumpet vases, wine coolers, compotes,etc….and fill them with a loose, garden look…mixing the shabby chic with the traditional, elegant container….it works!