With all of the different elements at the Rutherford, photos can be taken in the style that fits your aesthetic.
Brick Room Windows
A fan-favorite spot for stunning and elegant photos is in our upstairs brick room. With the original hardwood floors, a brick backdrop, and tons of natural light from the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s no wonder that so many brides choose to have their photos taken here.
Under the Lights
One of our favorite parts of receptions is when couples sneak away for a few shots under the lights. There’s just something about that post-wedding glow that makes these photos even more special and intimate.
The Greenery Wall
Our green wall is one of the most versatile spots for photo-ops! We’ve seen it used as a cake table background, an accent wall, and a place for some of those first kisses. Seeing how clients customize it always inspires us!
Be sure to ask our planning team for ideas for your special day!
On May 18th, 2018, I got to experience working my first wedding at the Rutherford. I arrived at the venue while the reception was still being set up and managed to catch a glimpse of the decorations before the guests began to arrive. This couple’s vibe was very classically southern.
The Herticas are high school sweethearts, and the great thing about this wedding was that whether or not you knew them well, you could figure this out on your own. For the cocktail hour, they placed several tall tables around the bar. On each table sat a picture frame holding a photo of a memory from their relationship. From their high school prom, to their first vacation, to when they bought their first house, they wanted to allow their guests to see as many special moments from their relationship as possible.
It’s all in the details.
I loved all of the small personal details that they incorporated into the space. They created personalized street signs with their names on them to say “Jake Junction” and “Tara Trail” that sat at the entrance of the dining room. Instead of a guest book they placed a wooden letter “H” on a table and placed a sign above it that said “Sign our love letter”. This was one of the many examples of them taking traditions and giving them cute twists. They chose a 1955 Chevrolet truck that had been converted into a wood fire pizza kitchen to cater their reception. They wanted the children attending the reception to have something to play with, so they attached bells, ribbon, and lace to wooden sticks for the children to wave around while dancing.
The most unique thing about this wedding was the groom’s cake. The bride and groom’s favorite place to eat was Hooter’s, and they wanted to find a way to incorporate this into their wedding day. One of the ways they did this was by having Hooter’s cater wings to their reception, the other was by dedicating the groom’s cake to the restaurant. The groom’s cake was made at Couture Cakes, and was shaped like the body of a Hooter’s girl and was wearing a Hooter’s uniform. This was a very creative way to include one of their shared interests on their wedding day. One of my favorite touches was their tribute to their lost loved ones. They dedicated a table to the family members that had passed too soon to see them wed. There were pictures of these family members scattered on top of the table, with a plaque in the middle that read “We know you’d be here today if heaven weren’t so far away.”
This wedding was a wonderful, family-friendly event. It definitely had a sweet and intimate vibe. It was truly an honor to be involved in the Hertica’s special day, and this experience has definitely left me excited for the next time I get to work on a wedding.
While some brides know every detail and aspect they want for their wedding, sometimes it is hard to know what you want your decor to look like, especially when you are starting with a blank slate! It can be overwhelming when you are expected to coordinate every detail of your wedding decor. You should be able to decorate for your wedding the way you want, without getting stressed! Assuming you already have your personal style preferences, all you need is a guiding list to follow that gives you a better idea of each item you might want at different parts of the wedding. We recommend using this list to guide your decorating plans for your ceremony and reception!
We L O V E looking at wedding photos, especially when they have beautiful outdoor backgrounds and natural lighting that really showcase the couple and the wedding gown. It is natural for brides to be nervous taking their photos! When is the best time of day to take them? Where should they take their photos? Indoors or outdoors? What if it rains? What if it’s too hot or cold? There are a lot of scary thoughts when it comes to taking your wedding photos, especially with unknown weather, so don’t worry if any of these questions have come to mind! We personally are big fans of photos during golden hour and sunset! However, there is plenty of solid advice that photographers can provide on the best lighting and environment to achieve your ideal photos, depending on when and where your wedding is. We enjoyed reading this article about recommendations for the ideal time and way to get the beautiful wedding photos you deserve and desire! Read more on here!
Most brides know what vibe they want their wedding to give off, especially when they are looking for a more traditional or classic look. However, sometimes you just want to spice up your wedding and give it a personal flair, while still maintaining the traditionality. We believe that is totally possible! There are plenty of ways that you can protect the classic wedding atmosphere AND add your own modern-day personality. Want to know how? Read this article for some simple ideas to modernize your wedding decor while also keeping it traditional!