An Urban, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Event Space in Nashville, Tennessee

Angela Rhodes (32 and a practice manager/jewelry designer) and Cameron Goedde (33 and in marketing) planned their wedding celebration around their love for music, art, love and family. “Our vision was to create something nontraditional,” Angela says. “Something that would capture us as a couple by combining everything we loved about Nashville. Something that was representative of our adventures over the last five years in this city.” In an auto body shop turned warehouse in East Nashville, the couple said “I do” surrounded by family and friends. They transformed the graffiti-covered building into a romantic space with DIY decor and furniture and art bought in from their home. “I think we knew right away that this wasn’t going to look like any wedding either of us had ever been to, but we felt like we could change this place into an extension of our home,” Angela says. 

Combining Cameron’s simple and modern style with Angela’s eclectic and bohemian vibes, the couple created a wedding that truly reflected them. “We chose the aesthetic since it represents us both individually as well as a couple, and we believed that was the foundation in staying true to ourselves throughout the process,” Angela says. The couple combined their creative talents to create a one-of-a-kind DIY wedding from start to finish. From the farm tables that Cameron’s stepdad made and the shibori napkins that family members helped dye, much love went into creating their joyous day. The ceremony took place outside the warehouse, in front of the garage doors. With colorful graffiti on the walls, decorations were minimal. They scored an 11-foot Music City sign from the flea market and hung it above the ceremony site. Custom red velvet curtains and Persian rugs lining the aisle added a touch of luxury. Angela and Cameron’s reception was based on the concept of cozy family dinners. “I come from an Italian family, and our dinners are some of my fondest memories,” Angela says. Vintage glassware, succulent arrangements, and handmade Aztec linen runners adorned the rustic handmade farm tables. And 500 feet of string lights gave the room a romantic, ambient glow. “The wedding was completely us, both in the way it looked and the way it felt,” Angela says. “It was the perfect day, and we owe it to our family for supporting our crazy vision.” —Marissa Hermanson