Eyecandy: Gorgeous Garden-Inspired Wedding!!

Their Story


The old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” has proven true once again. Though Caroline Estopinal and Clark Brewer dated for six years, they didn’t talk much about getting married. But while she studied in Italy and he worked in New Zealand, everything changed. The pair met up on the Amalfi Coast, where Clark had a surprise—a hand-forged ring and a proposal. They later married in a European-style chapel and celebrated with guests in the backyard of Caroline’s parents’ home. “We wanted it to feel more like a summer garden party than a wedding,” says Caroline. “And we were inspired by the farm-to-table look to keep it warm, relaxed, and intimate.”


Their Story


Built in 1928, the Wightman Chapel in Nashville is on the National Historic Register.
The Wedding Venue


The bridesmaids all wore the same dress by Bari Jay.

Caroline's Bridesmaids


The couple chose the Wightman Chapel for its Gothic architecture, which reminded them of their European engagement.

The Ceremony


Garden roses in various shades of pink give the bouquet dimension.

Garden Rose Bouquet


Caroline carried the same Bible down the aisle as her mother and grandmother and also wore the same earrings.

Family Traditions


A trolley took the wedding party from the ceremony to the backyard reception.

Transportation


The backyard reception was inspired by the movie Father of the Bride. Long tables accomodated 275 guests.


The Reception


Inspired by her grandmother's love of china, Caroline decided to serve dinner on mixed china patterns. Instead of renting so many different sets, she and her mom scoured thrift shops, flea markets, and antiques stores to collect enough to serve all 275 guests.


Vintage China

"I wanted the frosting to look unpretentious— like my grandmother had iced it,” Caroline says of her towering, five-tier cake.


Five-Tier Wedding Cake

Clark’s groom’s cake took the realistic form of a pair of hiking boots—reminiscent of his time in New Zealand.

Groom's Cake

The patio offered a casual space for guests to relax.


The Reception

Servers passed drinks during cocktail hour.


Wedding Drinks

Clark and his pals celebrated with a game of touch football.

Celebrate!

Caroline and Clark have their first dance on the dance floor illuminated by simple, inexpensive white lights hung from the trees.


Their First Dance


Favors: Erin Duffy, a friend of Caroline's, decorated mason jars for kids to catch fireflies.






Posted on February 7, 2011 at 8:53 am
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GORGEOUS!!! EVERYTHING!!!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 8:57 am
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I am IN.LOVE with this -- all of it! Just gorgeous!!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Everything is so pretty!  Very unique groom's cake too.

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Wow! Can you imagine that backyard? 275 guests!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 9:09 am
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So pretty!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 9:09 am
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wow thats gorgeous....and that church is amazing!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Like a fairytale wedding. Gorgeous!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 10:06 am
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I love that dress - anyone know who/what it is?

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 10:21 am
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wow. love love love

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 10:23 am
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Ooh, so pretty!!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 10:54 am
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Love the china and the bouquet :o]


Posted on February 7, 2011 at 11:01 am
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I love her dress and all the different china!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 11:07 am
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Gorgeous!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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LOVE this!! that groom's cake looks so realistic!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm
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pretty

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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What a lovely garden wedding

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm
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i wish my wedding could be exactly this.

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm
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Oh, this is from the current southern wedding magazine! :)


I love everything!

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm
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Love her dress and the table settings. 

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm
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I love everything!!
Posted on February 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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