Okay, okay. So we’ll be honest: Brocade loves to make pretty happen. Last winter, we had the opportunity to pair up with some friends of ours at Stockroom Vintage to design a Victorian inspired bridal shoot that was featured on Style Me Pretty (check out the original post at the link). When we think Victorian, we think soft colors, feminine touches, and a bold and articulate masculine edge. It was such a fun way to inspire future brides and grooms to do something fun and funky with their big day! Nathan Westerfield captured these awesome images of our fun play date. Our bride and bridesmaid for the day carried some sweet clumps of anemones, berries, sweet pink spray roses and white hydrangea. Victorian bridebridesmaid bouquet 2buquet The setting was simple and small; a short aisle full of petals and lovely chair sashes managed to create a space that was both beautiful and inviting. aisle floral

pink_gold_victorian_styled_shoot_020$!600x cake 3 How cute does the plateware look, nestled into this distressed dresser? cake cake2 calligraphy candelabra       cocktail 2 A peach old fashioned was the signature cocktail of choice-and vintage decanters helped to lend an air of sophistication and masculine charm. cocktail rulesdecanter cutlery dinnerware hand addressed envelopes

Pretty Calligraphy by Hardink Calligraphy, gorgeous invite suite designed by Kristin on our team:


lounge decor Vintage milkglass vases lined the mantle, and candles and greenery scattered throughout the room helped to make the space feel alive. mantle milkglass plate setting


tablesAlthough the wedding wasn’t real, the fun certainly was! It was such a treat to work with some fellow pretty-makers. Like what you see? Reach out to us to learn more about adding Victorian touches to your special day.   Love, The Brocade Team

The Vendors that Made it All Happen: (Borrowed the listing from SMP)

Photography: Nathan Westerfield | Floral Event Design: Hillary Yeager, Brocade Designs | Shoot Design: Hillary Yeager, Brocade Designs + Elizabeth Ulrich, Stockroom Vintage | Styling: Elizabeth Ulrich,Stockroom Vintage + Hillary Yeager, Brocade Designs | Venue: Riverwood Mansion | Models: Liz Young + Holly Lucas | Makeup: Amanda Montoya | Gowns and Accessories: Modern Trousseau, “Hattie” + “Lisbon” | Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Invitation Design: Brocade Designs | Calligraphy: Elizabeth Hardin, HardInk Calligraphy



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Today we’re excited to share with you Lindsey & Dominick’s beautiful, rustic ceremony held at dusk right in the heart of downtown Nashville. This elegant affair was captured by the talented folks at Evin Photograhy, and we can’t wait for you to see how magical the evening was, filled with delicious peach, ivory, green and gold details!

The stunning bride carried a bouquet of beautiful ivory and palest blush garden roses, white hydrangea and ivory calla lilies, encased in gold and satin ribbon.

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Meanwhile, fern fronds, peach roses, gilded greenery and berries added a light and whimsical touch to the bouquets, making them almost as much fun as the bridal party that carried them.


milam and smith boutonniereThe gentlemen wore buttonholes of ranunculus accented with gilded greenery, wrapped in kelly green and gold

The bouquets rested in water and provided a perfect backdrop to busy wedding preparations.


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The ceremony was simple, green and light. The reception, held at Houston Station in downtown Nashville, was a cozy and beautiful celebration. Mercury glass votives and gilded greenery on the tables, decadent live sashes on each table and chair, overstuffed furniture and luxurious blooms scattered throughout helped to create the perfectly intimate and warm environment for these lovebirds.

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Tables were also accented with a variety of single stem arrangements and more golden touches (we say, the more gold, the better).


These gorgeous cube vases and delicate compote dishes held low and full centerpieces of tulips, hydrangeas and beautiful roses that echoed the bridesmaids’ bouquets.


Even the chairs got some much deserved love at this celebration-beautiful bunches of greenery embraced each party-goer’s seat.


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Down to the last detail, this wedding was truly special. As the party raged on, a beautiful living chandelier of tulips, ferns and hydrangeas overhead helped to make the already busy dance floor that much more magical.


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milam and smith exitLindsey and Dominick, thank you so much for inviting us to be part of your big day-we had so much fun making your dreams a reality. It was a joy to work with other amazing vendors here in Nashville, as well. Check them out below- and a HUGE congratulations to Lindsay and Dominick from the Brocade team!


Brocade Designs was thrilled to work with these lovely vendors:

Houston Station (venue)
Firefly Events (Planning)
Evin Photography
Nashville Sweets (cake)
Nashville Audio Visual (lighting & draping)
Chef’s Market (catering)
Male Men Show Band
12th Table (rentals– metal tables, farmhouse tables, lounge furniture and throws)
Southern Events (rentals)
Notable Blends (coffee bar)
Designs In Paper (invitations)
Anchor Tours (shuttles)
Grand Avenue (getaway car)


















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