Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Last night I assisted friend and wedding coordinator
Emily Humphries (Simply Yours Weddings)
at Riverwood Mansion - one of the most beautiful historic homes in Tennessee.
In 1798 Alexander Porter came to Nashville from Ireland & opened a linen business on the town square. Later, on a trip several miles outside Nashville,
he became sick & was taken in to the nearest plantation. When it was time to travel back home he took Susan, the daughter of the family back as his bride. (Sounds like a fairy tale!)
He purchased 2,500 acres outside Nashville on the Cumberland River. There he built his large mansion & named his estate ‘Tammany Wood’ after his home in Ireland. The Porter family owned ‘Tammany Wood’ until 1860. Then it was bought by William Cooper, of another prominent Middle Tennessee family.
It was renamed Riverwood & remained in the Cooper family until 1975.
Riverwood has seen it’s share of important people. The list includes presidents Jackson, Polk, Pierce, Johnson, Cleveland, Roosevelt, and Taft. Robert Penn Warren, the 1rst US Poet Laureate stayed in one of the cottages one summer while at Vanderbilt. At the turn of the century, the owners began giving their once a year party at Christmas. All of Nashville elite vied for an invitation.
Once given, the invitation was for life.
Lucky for us, we don’t have to be a Unites States president to visit Riverwood. It’s one of the most beautiful places to be married in Middle Tennessee.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Spent an enjoyable Saturday at Top ‘O Woodland with other wedding planners.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yesterday, I helped friend and wedding coordinator, Emily Humphries (Simply Yours Weddings) with a beautiful Jewish/Christian wedding that was held outside at the bride’s parents home off West End. The day was long & hot but worth it to see everything fall into place as all weddings should.