Leah and David’s DIY wedding at The Cool Springs House in Brentwood is nothing short of magnificent! The couple chose the southern farm house venue based on its long and rich 19th century background, and honored its history with timeless, classic florals and decor. DIY elements like a homemade wooden pallet bar, handmade signs, and perfectly styled vignettes add Leah and David’s personal touch to the gorgeous Victorian grounds. Megan Saul Photography captured the couple’s endlessly romantic moments with flair, and surprised the newlyweds with smoke bombs for a fun, impromptu reception shoot!
Leah and David
The Cool Springs House, Brentwood, Tennessee
I highly recommend first looks! It was awesome being able to spend some time with each other prior to the ceremony, taking some photos and really soaking in that feeling of “Oh my gosh, we’re getting married in a few hours!”
We did so many DIY projects for our wedding! Our favorite project was the bar we created out of wooden pallets. We used the pallets as the framework and then nailed some recycled wood on the outside to give the bar a more finished look. We then distressed the wood with a hammer, stained it and added and stencil to the front side of the bar that said “David & Leah”. It turned out better than we had expected and cost next to nothing!
Our favorite photos taken are the smoke bomb photos! Our photographers Megan and Josh approached us during the reception and said, “Hey guys, we picked up some smoke bombs on the way over here…do you want to take some photos with them and see what we get?” Immediately David and I said, YES! The photos they took during our smoke bomb photoshoot are so fun and playful and yet stunning. They depict so much love and happiness and those are the best photos to have.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Megan Saul Photography
Venue – The Cool Springs House
Floral Design – Whole Foods Market
Catering – Local Taco
Cake – Jenny Elliott
Officiant – Mark Elliott
DJ – Troy Akers
Makeup and Hair Artist – Harper and Olive
Wedding Dress – Catherine Deane
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Apparel – ASOS
Rentals – Southern Events
Congratulations to Leah and David, and a big thanks to Megan Saul Photography for capturing this stunning wedding! For more historic Tennessee wedding inspiration, check out this Southern Chic Nashville Wedding in Historic Cedarwood!