The Traditional 2018 Wedding Trend | Private Events with City Winery Nashville


City Winery Nashville’s talented Private Events team is always searching for the latest wedding trends to incorporate into our rental spaces. Events Manager Ryan Walters is head over heels for the traditional, high class look. Below, she’s broken down her top 3 reasons why this design trend is currently her favorite. Enjoy!

Currently, I’m loving the return to wedding tradition: tuxedos, classic colors, formal attire, and elevated dining! Years ago, when barn and boho designs began to trend, this classic theme was driven out of inspiration boards out of need to be thrifty. I love the ethereal look of sunshine, reclaimed barn wood and earthy hydrangeas. It’s soft, feminine, and romantic. But, it seemed for so long, this was the only option. Not anymore! Now, with economic recovery brides are able to get creative and now there are more options.


#1. Putting yourself first!

To me, the return to classic tradition shows me brides are in a place of comfort and financial security. Job security and a growing strength in our economy have created the opportunity for brides to say, “I want this, I deserve this.” I love this confidence in our clients!

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#2. Simplicity is timeless!

Personally, I’ve always been a sucker for simple elegance. My style icons are incredible ladies like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. I love clean lines and neutral colors with a bold contrast. It’s graceful and mature, photographs well, and can stand the test of time. Oh, and don’t forget the hint of gold! A little bit of sparkle goes a long way.



#3. Luxury Guest Experience!

I’m a total foodie with the heart of a servant, so I love that this traditional trend is bringing back the plated style of meal service! We’ve the opportunity to craft delicious hearty dishes in our event spaces, incorporating seasonal products and bold flavor profiles. By serving to guests in a plated manner, we set those in our care at ease, creating the opportunity for our staff to engage and anticipate needs with a personal touch. Guests are able to fully consume the day’s experience, not just their delicious filet paired with a bold Cabernet. At City Winery Nashville, it is our mission to ensure everyone leaves raving about the food, the drink, and most importantly, the love they felt on the couple’s special day!

– Ryan Walters
Events Director | City Winery Nashville