A Modern Classic

A Modern Classic

January 15, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  | 

After living in Phoenix for 11 years, June Manning moved to Nashville with her husband in October 2007 and joined Premier W.E.D. June loves Nashville and its Southern charm and especially loves working with Dawn and the other ladies at Premier W.E.D.  June said it’s exciting and she cherishes every opportunity to work with future brides.


I enjoy bits and pieces from both the past and present and that is what inspired my modern classical look. I love the clean and simple look of modern design. I chose gray with shimmery silver accents to help achieve a sleek, contemporary look. In order to add contrast as well as create a natural and fresh ambiance, I chose green as an accent color. Green is bright, and adds to the clean, modern setting. I love modern architecture so this wedding would take place in a contemporary art museum or an industrial loft space with lots of windows to shine in the natural light.


A 12-person big band playing the tunes of Duke Ellington and the like would set the mood for this classical, afternoon wedding. Guests would enjoy modern dishes like bacon-wrapped scallops and almond flavored gelato. My husband and I love music so to add a personal touch, each table would be named after one of our favorite songs. As the bride, I would wear a satin dress topped with a modern lace design above the waist. The bridesmaids would wear long, platinum-colored satin dresses and would carry a fresh bouquet of naturally green leaves with white and green flowers, including hydrangeas, mums, peonies and roses. After a couple of hours of listening to the classics, the band would break and the iPod would start — playing Billboard hits from 2000 and on. My husband and I would drive off in a classic 1950s Bentley.


1. The Knot 2. Melissa Sweet 3. Le Papier Boutique 4. Bethalee Photography 5. Kat Netzler 6. 5ive 15ifteen Photography



  1. Oh wow! I love this. I was literally at your wedding after reading the details. 🙂

  2. Love this one!! Apple green is one of my fav colors right now, pairing it with gray is a fantastic choice. Lovely!

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