Burlap and Bling


Today’s lovely Inspired Creations Contest idea is perfect for the shabby chic bride!  The Nashville team of Cedarwood Weddings and Kristyn Hogan created a warm, cozy atmosphere with a glamorous side using a whitewashed color palette and burlap accents.  All of the vintage mismatched candlesticks were thrifted and painted in an antique white to create a sea of white candlelight for the romantic centerpiece and mantel.  The floral was kept simple (and budget-friendly!) with a unique baby’s breath arrangement, and the mirrors on the walls accentuate the shimmer and sparkle of the candles and add a pretty, antique feel to the setting.  And don’t even get me started on the fabulous cake.  So simple and beautiful, it’s one of my favorite cakes yet!











The following Nashville wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational photo shoot:

Venue, design, styling + florals – Cedarwood Weddings \ Photography – Kristyn Hogan \ Stationery – Designs in Paper \ Cake – Patty Cakes

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    80 comments on “Burlap and Bling

    1. It looks lovely on your beautiful blog, Ami :) Thanks so much for the feature, it was a joy to capture such beautiful wedding inspiration by the fabulous Cedarwood!

    2. Cedarwood is one of the best if not THE best venue in Nashville! Seeing these images just prove that they constantly strive for creativity. I love this setup! AMAZING!

    3. Matt writes...

      The burlap and candlelight against the white looks stunning, props to everyone involved!

    4. natalie writes...

      I absolutely love this antique/romantic look! If I were getting married, this is how I’d do it! So pretty!!

    5. I can’t take my eyes off of this set up… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the thought and creativity that went into every single last detail. I wish I had just a pinkie full of their creativity and Kristyn Hogan’s photography talent!!!!

    6. I absolutely LOVE this theme! It speaks to a wonderful southern, but elegant, upscale theme! It’s just gorgeous, especially in the Cedarwood setting!!

    7. Ellen writes...

      Fabulous! Casual, elegant, romantic, all the elements of a wonderful wedding. Cedarwood does it again!

    8. Morgan writes...

      I had to do a double take. I didn’t even recognize the patio for a second. What an awesome transformation!
      I’m not a crystal kind of girl but if I showed up and saw all this beauty I would be overjoyed!

    9. Alyssa writes...

      I love how the burlap and bling seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum, but they come together so well here! Love the pictures!

    10. Ryan writes...

      I like the colors, beige & white. It doesn’t look to frilly, but rather crisp & clean! Great job!

    11. kelly h writes...

      LOVE the decor, LOVE the candles, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the photography! It captures elegance and essence perfectly!

    12. Sharon writes...

      LOVE the idea and how it turned out – congrats to my favorite photographer:)

    13. Aspen writes...

      Totally awesome!!! Cedarwood, you never cease to amaze. So many weddings, yet there’s never one alike. Always stunning, always personal, always dead-on!!! Thumbs up!!!

    14. Courtney writes...

      Its the perfect combination of a rustic wedding with a romantic twist. I love all the tiny details that bring the whole burlap and bling style together.

    15. Erika writes...

      It is PERFECT. Just perfect. Cedarwood never fails, I SWEAR IT! Everything they put together is pure magic, so it is no wonder that this design is nothing less than that. What a fabulous new spin on Country Chic. BEAUTIFUL!!

    16. I discover your wonderful blog, which is so inspiring and very “Chic” as we say in France. Thank you for sharing ! Stéphanie

    17. Dave writes...

      Like the burlap for a little masculine balance. It’s the ideal blend and not too over the top fussy. Yin and Yang. Well done.

    18. Audrey Gardemeyer writes...

      This table is so gorgeous! I love the candleholders mixed in with the touches of mercury glass and accents of burlap and crystals. Love, love, love!!

    19. Edie Chapman writes...

      Absolutely gorgeous, just like everything the team at Cedarwood does! I saw this in person and it looked just stunning. Romantic and luxurious, but relaxed at the same time. Lovely!

    20. Joanne H. writes...

      What a fantastic idea! Just what i would have wanted for my wedding!!
      Such creativity. It sets the mood for a romantic wedding!
      A beautiful setting for any occasion!

    21. Monty Wilkerson writes...

      Historic Cedarwood has put new meaning into the color white.. it shimmers sparkles and glows … Glamorous Country Chic. Cedarwood is a Setting for a “Wedding That Dreams Are Made Of” captured in all its glory by Kristyn Hogan Nashville Wedding Photographer.

    22. Ms. Wilkerson writes...

      Krystal you are so right you know just how to phrase it elegant meets country and its fabulous.

    23. Rob writes...

      I do not think that the chandelier could get any better. I am thinking of getting something just like it for wedding we set up for.

    24. Madison's Grandmother writes...

      My Granddaughter wanted me to post a comment for her:
      She thinks it must be magic there (Cedarwood) its too pretty to
      be real, oh and she said say the cupcakes look yummy.

    25. sue writes...

      This is just so richly elegant. I love the combination of the crystal and the burlap. If it were done here on Marthas Vineyard we would call this “Vineyard chic”. Beautiful

    26. Stephanie writes...

      Simply beautiful! Now I’ve begun putting together my own collection of antique white candlesticks to use at my wedding. I love the cake too, simple but lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

    27. tina writes...

      i’ve been looking for a cake table similar to the one pictured above…where can i find it?

    28. Stunning. This is everything a wedding dining table should be. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this.

    29. This is a classy way to do a winter wonderland theme. I would suggest this to a bride that wants an all white wedding or a winter holiday theme without the red, green, blue, and gold. Thanks you for the pictures. Blogs like yours make it possible for brides to begin the planning process. Thank you for sharing!

    30. Kjohn writes...

      Love the pictures. Very classy looking. I’m wondering, does the burlap cause any ‘itching’ or shedding problems? The girl @ our fabric store is allergic to burlap–won’t even cut it due to itchiness. Has that been a problem for anyone??

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