A Romantic Burgundy & Navy Wedding at Drakewood Farm


April 16, 2018


Okay, y’all, we’ve got something extra gorgeous for you today! We are so thrilled to have been out at Drakewood Farm for the wedding of this sweet couple! Huge shoutout to our past bride, Jaqui, who recommended her childhood friend come to us for her wedding day memories! Jessica attended college locally at Belmont and Dan went to school up in Iowa. So… if they didn’t meet at college, how on earth did they find one another?

Dan had recently moved to Nashville from Chicago and was getting acclimated to the Tennessee lifestyle, little did he know moving to this new city would change his entire future! The first time Jessica met Dan was at Bar Louie in Nashville, she thought he was cute & kind and naturally, he felt the same way & got her number from their mutual friend. After a few tries, he got her to agree to a movie date which naturally led to more dates following.

Drakewood Farm bridal suite Invitation suite for wedding Drakewood Farms getting ready area Destination venue in Nashville Getting ready photos Destination venue in Nashville Layflat of bride jewelry and groom boutonniereBride getting ready in suite at Drakewood Bride getting ready in suite at Drakewood Bride getting ready in suite at Drakewood Bride getting ready putting shoes on Bridal portraits in bride suite Bridal portraits before first look Boutonnieres Groom with groomsmen in loft at Drakewood Farm Groomsmen toasting during getting ready at destination wedding venue

Destination venue in Nashville Groom with groomsmen in navy suits and burgundy ties Groom walking with his groomsmen in field First look between couple on wedding day Couple exchange gifts on wedding day during first look Flower details at Destination venue in Nashville Bouquet and shoes Groom and bride sitting on swing at wedding venue Black and white photo of couple sharing a kiss Elegant photo of bride near a field on her wedding day Groom on wedding day Bridesmaids in burgundy tulle skirts and lace tops Bride with bridesmaids in maroon tulle skirts Bride with her girls in their tulle skirts Fun group wedding party photo outside of barn Tree stumps and candles in vases Ceremony at destination venue in Nashville Ceremony Destination venue in Nashville Laughter filled wedding ceremony Ceremony at destination venue in Nashville Destination venue in Nashville Couple exchange rings during Drakewood ceremony Ringbearer during ceremony Ceremony recessional photo of bride and groom Wedding party walking through


It came time for Dan to make another huge life change and move to Oklahoma, and Jessica agreed to take on the new adventure along his side. The two had planned a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona over Easter and were staying at a time share near Camelback Mountain. A few days into the trip, he suggested they try to tackle climbing the mountain. When they finally reach the top after a rather vigorous climb (y’all, this was no stroll up a nice path – it was an intense climb, haha), Dan suggested they have someone take their picture to remember the moment & their exhausting climb to the top. She handed her phone to someone walking by & when she turned back Dan was on one knee holding out the ring that he had chosen just for her. Cue the awww’s!

In May they traveled to Nashville for a family event & while they were in town they looked at a few venues. Naturally, they fell in love with how beautiful Drakewood Farm is & they absolutely loved the all inclusive elements that the venue provides since they were planning from out of state.

This destination wedding in Nashville was an absolute dream! Burgundy and navy is such a beautiful color palette that works for several seasons. Pair it with some rose gold details and it’s totally stunning! Jessica & Dan chose to exchange gifts to one another during their first look, which we highly recommend! It’s so fun for each of you to see the others reaction because you took all the time to carefully select the perfect gift for your fiance. The ceremony was so sweet and everyone headed into the reception ready to party! The dance floor was packed, the catering by CRAVE was delicious – especially the gouda mac n cheese! They capped the night off with a stunning sparkler exit before heading to the Gaylord Opryland for the night.


Blue and Red reception decor Drakewood Farm reception setup Blue and Red reception decor Wedding Part intro dances Wedding Reception at Destination venue in Nashville Bride smiling at her husband during their first dance Destination venue in Nashville Blue and Red reception decor First dance as husband and wife Blue and Red reception decor Beautiful lace detailing on the back of the brides dress Romantic first dance with couple at reception

Groom dancing with his mother at reception Wedding reception toasts in Goodlettsville, tn Best Man giving toast Bride and Groom laughing during reception at Drakewood Farm Bride crying during reception toastsSunset portraits bride and groom Cute flowegirl photo at reception Dancing during Wedding Reception at Drakewood Farm Wedding reception dance photos Wedding reception dancing picture Wedding guests laughing during reception Bride chatting with her mom laughing Nashville Wedding Reception Fun Dance Photo during reception Bride laughing at her husband during garter toss Bride bouquet toss Wedding Rings Bride and groom next to love sign at night at Drakewood Farms Dakewoof Farm love sign at night with bride and groom Kiss shared during sparkler exit Sparkler exit outside of barn Laughter filled sparkler exit after wedding reception

If you adored this wedding, you’ll definitely adore this boho wedding at Drakewood Farms!

WEDDING VENDORS: Venue, Florist, DJ, Bar – Drakewood Farm | Bridal Gown – Bella Rose Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses – Revelry | Cake – Crazi Cakes | Formalwear – Street Tuxedo | Makeup Artist – Hannah Calton Beauty | Catering – CRAVE | Honeymoon – Barbados, Caribbean | Second Photographer – Dolly DeLong Photography | Lead Photographer – Ivory Door Studio | #SoonToBeTheSheppards #ThrowingRice

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  1. Lindsay Zilke says:

    Ok, this is my dream wedding! The colors are my jam, the location is amazing, the people are gorgeous, and the details are spot on!!!

  2. Tricia says:

    Ummmm…. how freaking GORGEOUS is THIS wedding? The bride is absolutely STUNNING & her gown is just WHOA!

    On a side note…. the Groom & groomsmen looked like a blast!

  3. Ashton says:

    This was a beautiful event from start to finish! I adore those bridals, the details, and that amazing exit!

  4. Sabrina says:

    So pretty! Love the details:)

  5. Jessica Hunt says:

    These are all SO incredible!! Great work on the day as a whole, and her dress is something else!!

  6. Tasha says:

    I love love love boho weddings. Every single detail ties into one another… his proposal to her, was very sweet!

  7. Raina says:

    I love Drakewood Farms. Its such a gorgeous venue!! And speaking of gorgeous…wow!! That dress was amazing! I love her flowers and all your beautiful detail photos…best of all was the story of the proposal, though!! I was sitting here saying “Awwwww” right out loud!

  8. I love everything about this day! The way you have captured the details is just so stylish! It looks like an epic day for this happy couple.

  9. emily says:

    Love all the creative detail shots, and her train is gorgeous!!!

  10. This is an absolutely STUNNING wedding!! & that bridal suite?! WOW!!

  11. Jaqui dixon says:

    What a gorgeous wedding!!!!! (And of course the photos are amazing) 🙂

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