Bri & Tom's Cedarwood Wedding

Tom and Bri are the type of people you just want to be around; they're kind, thoughtful, appreciative, genuine and joyful. After just photographing Bri's older sister's wedding last summer, we arrived to their wedding feeling like family friends. 

Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
Bri and I met at Mississippi State University, she was a Freshman and I a Sophomore. Her personality is gold, and her kindness will give you a hug figuratively speaking. She has a love for music, nature, animals and making me smile. She’s an all around encouraging individual, and I feel as if there’s no getting enough of her.
— Tom, the groom
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
Tom has the biggest heart, contagious faith and is very easy going. Tom loves the earth (Environmental Scientist), camping/rock climbing, playing guitar, and makes everyone cry with his letters - he just has this thing with words.
— Bri, the bride
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
Tom and I love the outdoors so when we came across Cedarwood we immediately fell in love with the relaxed layout and gorgeous landscape. To us, the venue had a hint of Mississippi and a hint of Tennessee feel to it which was a perfect fit and combination of where we are both from.
— Bri
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
Southern Garden Luxe only begins to describe Bri & Tom’s dream day. They combined some of our favorite wedding elements: garden luxe styling, watercolor paper goods, the Cedarwood Outdoor Cathedral, and a warm and rich palette of ruby and gold-toned hues. Tom describes Bri’s personality as ‘gold’ and the rich reds (representing Tom and Bri’s alma mater, Mississippi State) are ‘at home’ with Bri’s love of earth tones and ‘anything floral.’
— Ashley, Cedarwood stylist
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Nashville Photographer
During the ceremony, there was a big yellow butterfly that kept landing on the bridesmaids’ bouquets. My mom and I had just talked the day before about how we draw to ourselves what we seek out. Her example of this was how she had once focused on looking for yellow butterflies and was amazed at how much she noticed them over a period of time because she was purposely looking for them. Seeing the yellow butterfly just confirmed if you focus on positive feelings you will draw that to yourself.
— Bri
Cedarwood Wedding Rachel Moore Photography Nashville
Having all of our friends and family in one place was such a humble feeling and made the day extra special - especially to see everyone dancing and enjoying themselves!
— Bri
Rachel Moore Photography Nashville
Bri & Tom embraced southern garden style incorporating Bri’s love of flowers from their custom watercolor floral invitation suite to seed packet favors. An overflowing bouquet bursting with roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and amaranths made for a swoon-worthy bundle the bride couldn’t put down! To sweeten their night a casually elegant barely there cake from Patty Cakes was dolled up with pops of romantic blooms surrounded by candlelight and true love.
— Ashley, Cedarwood stylist
Tom and I are living in Nashville and look forward to continuing to explore the city. We’re excited to travel together, grow together, and see what life has in store for us!
— Bri

Photography: Rachel Moore, Second Photographer: Lauren Stewart, Venue, Floral, Planning and Design: CedarwoodPaper Goods: Designs in Paper , Cake: Patty Cakes , Catering: Dream Catering & EventsBridal Store: The White Room