The Historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, provided an ideal backdrop and striking ceremony venue for a film enthusiast couple’s 60s-inspired proposal and wedding. In true movie fashion, this mod-inspired wedding shoot captures a couple’s whirlwind romance from the moment she said “yes” to the place where they finally said “I do.”
A classic VW pink love bus from Tap Truck Nashville, illustrated with sweeping whimsical typeface, effortlessly set the scene for a retro-inspired proposal. With the lights from the Franklin Theatre’s digital marquee displaying “marry me,” the groom got down on one knee.
The couple enjoyed effervescent pink champagne, lightly topped with Pandy Cotton Candy, for a celebratory toast as sweet as the occasion. A spontaneous visit from Kate the Beer Burro turned into a memorable photo-op. Carrying popcorn from Pops Kernel, this beer burro is versatile with refreshments and snacks and makes serving every movie-goer’s favorite treat a delightful conversation starter.
The couple leaned into Tap Truck Nashville’s interior while still sipping on their bubbly topped off with a puff of cotton candy. Its shimmering silver curtains, delicate floral arrangements, and vintage luggage created a chic ambiance for a retro engagement photoshoot.
With red-carpeted floors and stately curtains, a vintage movie theater ceremony venue transformed movie-lovers into movie stars.
The bridal bouquet seamlessly transitioned into a sophisticated centerpiece. When seated at a table draped in red tablecloth and set with gold flatware and candelabras, newlyweds and guests alike will feel transported to a film awards show.
The bride’s mod-inspired wedding dress carried the class and poise of the ceremony into the reception. With a gallery wall of their favorite film figures behind them, the newlyweds shared a toast from a glimmering champagne tower, accented with a delicate color-coordinating tulip table. Soon after, they cut into an elegant tiered fault line cake adorned with richly pigmented flowers.
Displaying this decadent assortment of chocolate, popcorn, and vintage-shaped heart cookies from Laura’s Cookie Studio added a delicious design element to reception table decor. Invitation suites from Hanny Lou Designs coordinated with the reception’s pink, red, and white color palette, and the bubbly, 60s-inspired lettering complements the couple’s retro-themed wedding.
At the Historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, location, design, and fashion coalesce into a mod-inspired wedding shoot for a film enthusiast couple. From a streamline mini wedding dress to a pink love bus, retro accents transform this venue into a classic setting for a 60s-inspired proposal and wedding that’s fit for the big screen.
By Olivia DuCharme
Submitted by | photographer and digital artist: Stacia Morgan, Stacia Morgan Photography | event coordinator and stylist: The Bride Babes | venue: Franklin Theatre | design: Clemmie Grace Designs | flower designer: Willow and Vine Floral | flowers: Import Flowers Wholesale | cake: Triple Crown Bakery | digital artist: Dea Burlew | hair: Ferlin Husky, The Salon Social | makeup: Audrey Willis, Makeup by Audrey | tux and veil: Lace and Company | wedding dresses and veil: Regiss Bridal and Prom | engagement apparel and church location: Philanthropy Fashion | lace boots: House of Elliot Collection | Kate the Beer Burro: Black Burro Events | glassware, flatware, and linens: Southern Events Party Rental and Event Company | tulip table: The Linen Duck | invitation suite: Hanny Lou Designs | cookies: Laura’s Cookie Studio | pink love bus: Tap Truck Nashville | cotton candy: Pandy Cotton Candy | popcorn: Pops Kernel | bride model: Sydney Burch | groom model: Robert Strozier