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Spring Wedding at Riverwood Mansion

Riverwood Mansion garden wedding

Megan and Cody’s springtime wedding at Riverwood Mansion was full of elegance, charm, love, and bright smiles. Finally, after months of patience, these two tied the knot during a stunning spring celebration at one of the most picturesque venues Nashville has to offer! When they originally planned their Riverwood Mansion wedding in Nashville, TN for April of 2020, Megan and Cody definitely didn’t anticipate their plans to be postponed.

What a blessing it was to capture their incredible spring wedding day – even though it was an entire year past their original wedding date. I feel like I’ve known Megan and Cody forever at this point. We worked together on their engagement session all the way back in 2019. Seeing their planning and patience culminate in the most exquisite way possible was incredible for everyone! 

About the Venue

Riverwood Mansion weddings offer couples a unique venue full of gardens and greenspace. With the southern charm of a historic mansion, this venue in Nashville, TN provides both indoor and outdoor ceremony and celebration options. Complete with towering trees, a welcoming feel, and immaculate gardens, weddings here are breathtaking.

First, to start off the evening, Megan slipped into her incredible off-the-shoulder gown and she shared a few tender moments with her mom while she was getting ready. Then we took stunning bridal portraits in the bridal suite before we ventured outside for the first look.

After sharing the brightest smiles during their first look, we took portraits in front of the towering Magnolia trees in the front lawn. Between snuggles, laughs, and kisses, it was so obvious that these two couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle to say I do.

Next, Megan’s bridesmaids joined us for portraits in front of the stately columns of the mansion. Their elegant white rose and greenery bouquets from The Enchanted Florist were the perfect pairing with the bridesmaids grey gowns. Smiles and cheers abound, these eight best friends celebrated alongside their dear friend the entire day.

And can we talk about the statement the groomsmen’s navy blue suits made? This was one classically dressed bridal party! This full bridal party in front of Riverwood Mansion made for some of my favorite bridal party photos yet!

Finally, Megan walked down the aisle. After years of anticipation, the happy couple made promises of forever to each other. Seeing these two celebrate up the aisle after the ceremony was incredible. Even better, we were met with the most perfect golden sunset for more photos after their ceremony! 

Their Riverwood Mansion Reception

Welcoming them into their tented reception were friends and family from all over. White hydrangeas, white roses, and greenery donned incredible tall floral arrangements on tables throughout. Matching flowers cascaded down a breathtaking 4 tiered cake. Hands in the air, they sang at the top of their lungs all night long. This bride and groom couldn’t have been happier to be alongside their favorite people.

At the end of the night, they exited in true Auburn football-fan style. Navy and orange pompoms lining the way as they escaped to their Rolls Royce getaway car.  Megan and Cody’s wedding at Riverwood Mansion was nothing short of a dream.


Venue and wedding planning: Riverwood Mansion

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

Catering: 8 Lavendar Lane

Hair/Makeup: Hunter Paige by Parlour 3

Wedding gown: Anne Barge at White Dresses

Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band

Grooms cake: Baked on 8th

Gataway Car: Matchless Transportation

Riverwood Mansion Bridal suite
Wedding details from Riverwood Mansion
Bridal portraits at Riverwood Mansion
First look with bride and groom at Riverwood Mansion in East Nashville
Magnolia tree wedding
Riverwood mansion bride and groom under magnolia tree
Bridesmaids in soft grey dresses at Riverwood Mansion in Nashville
Groomsmen in navy suits and floral ties at riverwood mansion in nashville
Riverwood Mansion bridal party photos
Riverwood mansion garden wedding ceremony
Riverwood mansion garden wedding
Riverwood mansion garden wedding ceremony
Riverwood mansion garden wedding ceremony
Riverwood mansion garden wedding ceremony
Riverwood mansion garden wedding ceremony
Golden hour portraits bride and groom at riverwood mansion in nashville
Golden hour portraits bride and groom at riverwood mansion in nashville
Golden hour portraits bride and groom at riverwood mansion in nashville
Golden hour portraits bride and groom at riverwood mansion in nashville
Golden hour portraits bride and groom at riverwood mansion in nashville
Riverwood Mansion ivy archway
riverwood mansion porch
riverwood mansion front porch portraits
Riverwood Mansion reception white and grey
Riverwood Mansion first dance
Riverwood Mansion first dance
Riverwood mansion send-off grand exit with pom poms Auburn

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ABOUT melanie

Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

I find pure joy in crafting memorable moments and making brides feel exceptionally beautiful on their special day. Through my lens, I strive to capture not just photographs, but the essence of love and the radiance of each bride's unique spirit. It's a privilege to witness the magic of weddings and to be a part of the journey that leaves people feeling truly amazing.



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