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Kennedy Occasions is a wedding planning & floral design studio based in Nashville, TN. I plan & design weddings so that your life-changing occasion can be nothing short of spectacular - well planned, timelessly designed, & flawlessly executed.

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As we all anxiously await spring, what better time to share a beautiful March collaboration shoot filled with beautiful Spring elements?! I’m excited for you to see these images of our editorial featuring Rose Quartz and Serenity, the Pantone colors of 2016.

Alex Thornton reached out to me in January 2016 about collaborating on a styled shoot in early spring, I had no idea how this project would lead to such a sweet friendship and incredible imagery. Not only are flowers BEAUTIFUL in March, but we also had the time and energy to collaborate and plan before our crazy wedding seasons picked up. You’re going to see a lot of Alex’s work here and on my website in the blog posts to come. I hope you will follow, encourage and reach out to her!  She is a GEM.

Rose Quartz and Serenity – our design inspiration

Alex had several elements decided upon but needed assistance with choosing color.  Creating mood boards for my clients is one of my most favorite tasks in the design process.  I couldn’t wait to take Alex’s soft film style and attach color and details to it.  As we plowed headfirst into 2016, we decided to embrace the Pantone colors for the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity.  The mood board was incredible and the bouquet quickly became one of my favorite of all time. (Ignore my old logo!)

Rose quartz and serenity mood board inspiration

With details of rose gold and copper, we were excited to pull natural elements and craftsmanship into the shoot.  We used custom ceramic dinnerware from a local artist.  We used geodes to take stunning ring images. I crafted an unusual candlestick piece from copper pipes and finishes and we set the tone utilizing the beautiful texture and light at Riverwood Mansion. The results were stunning!

Photographs: Rose Quartz and Serenity EditorialRose quartz and serenity boutonniere

Rose quartz and serenity invitation calligraphy

Rose quartz and serenity custom ceramic dinnerware

Rose quartz and serenity copper candelabra

I was so proud of how this candelabra turned out! Considering blogging a ‘how-to’ type post to share how this was created…

Rose quartz and serenity tabletop details

Rose quartz and serenity ring closeup

Rose quartz and serenity bride details

Rose quartz and serenity bouquet

Rose quartz and serenity bridal portrait

This bouquet was a bit wild for my taste at the time.  I worried the branches might be ‘too much’ or that it would look incredibly messy on film.  I cried when I saw these images and could not have asked for a more perfect combination of soft, feminine and wild in a single frame.Rose quartz and serenity

Vendors involved:

Photography – Alex Thornton

Venue – Riverwood Mansion

Florals and design – Kennedy Occasions

Dress – Posh Bridal Couture 

Hair & Makeup – Mycah Makeup

Invitations – Bunny and Bear

Jewelry – Belle Meade Jewelry

Pottery – Christina Cohn Ceramics



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