All About Nashville, from a Nashville Wedding Photographer

Nashville, Tennessee : Music City

Admit it – when you think of ‘country’ one of the first things that comes to mind is Nashville, Tennessee.  As a Nashville wedding photographer its the first thing I hear from most people exploring the area. Everyone wants a memorable elopement, wedding or photoshoot, and Nashville has a lot in store for you!  Known for its energy and vibrancy, Nashville is one of the most famous music destinations in the world.  Nashville may smell like barbecue and sound like twangy country music, but this Tennessee city is swinging past stereotypes and fast becoming the hipster hub of the South.

Think street art, craft breweries, coffee shops, farm-to-fork dining, and of course plenty of live music.  With streets filled with bars, clubs, concert halls, music and recording studios, and rockstar chefs – there is also another side to the ‘Music City’.  Located along the banks of the Cumberland River, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Nashville is surrounded by gorgeous natural landscapes filled with forests and ravines.  Fun vibes, close to nature, and incredible food – doesn’t this make you want to drive here right now?

There are so many places to explore and find for amazing Nashville wedding photographer opportunities. Far and wide, music is a universal language that bring people together, tells stories, and is influenced by the world around it.  Known for its famous red-barn stage, catching a show at the Grand Ole Opry is like a rite of passage in the South.  Running for over a century, the Grand Ole Opry is celebrated as “the show that made country music famous”.  You can take a tour of the stage and dressing rooms and settle in for the entertainment.From the latest and greatest in folk, country, gospel, and bluegrass music – to skits, comedy routines and other live performance – visiting the Grand Ole Opry is easily one of the best and most iconic things to do in Nashville. 

Experience the creative energy in the beating heart of Broadway in downtown Nashville. During the day you can hop on old-fashioned trams and trolleys to explore the streets and enjoy shopping, dining, and sightseeing.  Covering several neon-lit blocks, the neighborhood has bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, saloons, and honky-tonks as far as the eye can see.  And at night – Broadway in Nashville transforms into something else.  From glittering rooftop bars with lights and swimming pools, to live music spilling out of dozens of bars and pubs, Broadway is at the centre of all the action and easily one of the best things to do in Nashville.  Grab your dancing shoes and let this Nashville wedding photographer capture your love story surrounded by the dazzling delights in downtown Nashville.

Built in 1897, builders decided to raise a full-scale replica of the Parthenon right in the middle of Nashville.  Before it was known for country music, Nashville had a reputation for higher learning, and sometimes was referred to as “the Athens of the Sea”.  Today the Parthenon functions as an art museum and cultural centre. Hosting a number of texts, paintings, statues and sculptures from a classic era, you can often find theatre troupes performing Greek plays on the front steps.  This stunning backdrop, plucked straight from the pages of Ancient Greece, offers an incredible opportunity for classic and elegant wedding photography.

Aside from the glitz and glamour metropolitan Nashville offers, the beauty and majesty of the green places are not to be forgotten.  Warner Parks spans thousands of acres in the wilderness near Nashville, filled with beautiful, lush hills from nature trails to picnic tables.  Observation points allow you to see for miles as leaves fall, and the sun sets – the perfect setting for dazzling photos with your true love.  Or visit the ‘riverfront place to play’ at Cumberland Park with beautiful view of some of the 700-mile waterway of the Cumberland River.  From a gigantic splash pad, bike paths, climbing structures, a butterfly garden, and an amphitheater for holding outdoor concerts.  Strolling down the famous pedestrian bridge stretching across the water, the Cumberland riverfront offers many romantic spots to enjoy.

Whether you’re interested in the high-energy neon city buzz, or the low-key intimate nature retreats, Nashville is a city that offers it all.  You deserve to have photography that reflects you and your unique love story. As a Nashville Wedding photographer I will capture authentic moments that you’ll look back on and love.  I can’t wait to help you plan your wedding and elopement photography and help make your vision come to life! Let’s chat!

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