A Dramatic Red & Black Nashville Wedding: Kat & Doug

Musician Kat married Doug at Mercy Lounge at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. Being so heavily influenced by music, the couple didn’t want a traditional wedding and so picked a dramatic black & red colour scheme which worked perfectly in the industrial-looking venue. Dripping candles, dramatic candelabras, deep red roses and black table cloths all added to the slightly gothic vibe of the wedding.

“We didn’t want to do the expected wedding colors or look”, explained the bride. “I wanted things to feel dramatic and passionate and almost be on the verge of spooky or cryptic without being too over the top with it. Red and black were the colors we were working around, complete with a deep red wedding cake which was awesome! The venue was a perfect fit for the vibe, with the metal chandeliers and moody lighting.”

“I would describe our wedding theme it as dramatic, vintage metal, ” she continued. “I can’t just pick one favorite part of the wedding though. It was everything. I think it all came together even better then I envisioned it! It was perfect.”

Kat wore an elegant fishtail gown with lace detailing and Steve Madden shoes. Her groom and his groomsmen wore custom made red ties and black suits.

Thank you to Kat & Doug and their wedding photographer Ariel Renae for sharing with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Ariel Renae Photography
Venue: Mercy Lounge at The Cannery Ballroom
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Groom’s Tie: TRVLR
Catering: Chef Penelope


  1. Nat

    This is such a beautiful wedding! The colour scheme is simple, yet dramatic. I totally love it, especially the candlesticks with drippy candles! One of my favourites! 🙂

  2. I love these photos! Black and white shots can be so powerful! My favorite shot is off the neck of the bride. An absolutely beautiful part of the woman’s body!


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