The whimsical feel of Spencer and Kara’s Neverland-inspired wedding in Nashville made for gorgeous wedding photos. Event planner Lori Seal created a get-a-way atmosphere filled with magical touches including a floral covered wedding arch and moss-topped, natural décor. Their venue, Cedarwood Weddings, offered a historic estate and secluded space for Spencer and Kara to tie the knot. The Schultzes photographed the magical day perfectly!
Spencer and Kara
Neverland — specifically Marc Forster’s adaptation in Finding Neverland when they take the play to the Davies’ home and pull the curtain back to reveal a soft paradise bursting with everything flora and fauna. I wanted something that felt that whimsical and perfect — it definitely did.
It’s so hard to differentiate a favorite moment, the whole day was filled with so much happiness from everyone. Still, it had been pouring down the day of and before. It came time for me to make a final decision to keep the ceremony outside in the meadow or under one of the tents. There was definitely family pressure to bring it inside, understandably so, but I looked at my sister and she gave me that you know what you want smile. I chose the meadow. It started really coming down just before the ceremony, but then it just stopped right before. My dad and I laughed as I clung to him trying not to sink too much down the aisle. I loved it, I wouldn’t trade it for a perfect sunny day now. I even love the mud stains on the bottom of my dress.
The Couple Recommends:
Everyone went above and beyond any expectations and wants. Lori and Marissa (the day of coordinator) with Cedarwood are both so amazing, Lori just got me and could bring my most obscure ideas to life. I even gave her drawings and watercolor paintings and Lori was able to interpret them into a living design. And she had a surprise teepee for me when I showed up the day of the wedding! We also loved- and received innumerable complements- on both our DJ Adam and the fantastic Golden Band! Brittany and Dan of The Golden Band also wrote us a custom song they performed with the bluegrass band at cocktail hour. It was funny, sweet, loving- everything that isSpencer and I. They were so great!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Schultzes
Event Planning – Lori Seal
Venue – Cedarwood Weddings
Floral Design – Cedarwood Weddings
Catering – Copper Kettle
Cake – Patty Cakes (cake and pies)
Officiant – Rabbi Barry Altmark
DJ – Adam Warfield
Live Music – The Golden Band
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
Hair Styling – Jessica Jones
Wedding Dress – Finery Boutique, Heidi Elnora (alterations)
Bridal Accessories – Finery Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Weddington Way, J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – John Varvatos
Rentals – Grand Central Party
Transportation – Anchor Tours
A special thanks to The Schultzes for giving us a glimpse into Spencer and Kara’s Neverland-inspired wedding at Cedarwood Weddings! Want to see more whimsical wedding inspiration? Check out this whimsical Swedish barn wedding!