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Casual Southern Farm Wedding

We’ve got a little treat in store for y’all because today we’re brining back Wedding Wednesday with seven pretty features that’ll rock your world. First up – this adorable southern love affair captured so beautifully by Watson Studios. It’s a wedding eight years in the making (read: high school sweethearts) and the gallery is bursting with so much more.

Top off the pretty with Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography’s capture of the day!

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Fall
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Farm
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Casual

From the Bride… Blake and I can’t remember how we met: it could’ve been at a friend’s house or a cheesy action movie or neither one. At age 14, you’re not exactly looking for a soulmate. We had similar acquaintances and at some point or another, we became friends. What we do remember: Blake called and asked me to his girlfriend on February 2nd, 2004.

Eight years or so later, on March 4th, 2012, after numerous birthdays, high school proms, college graduations, graduate school and long distance, Blake got down on his knee in the middle of Cades Cove, Tennessee and asked me to be his forever.

As we began planning our wedding, we quickly realized that a formal and traditional celebration wasn’t in the cards for us. Almost immediately we asked a dear friend (who happens to have an impressive beard, Ph.D., and love for magic tricks) to serve as our officiate to make our ceremony very personal and meaningful. All other aspects of our wedding followed suite from the cotton in our floral arrangements, to our Star Wars cake toppers, to our blackberry sangrias, to our bright red double-decker bus.

Since we grew up in a rural town in East TN and Blake was raised on a dairy farm, we wanted a simply southern celebration. Many of our decorations were handmade by my dad or came straight from the family’s farm. There were numerous moments throughout the planning process when I became overwhelmed with all of the details, but I thankfully had folks to keep me calm and help me along the way (thanks, Mom & Soirees).

Leading up to our wedding weekend, I hadn’t seen Blake in a month since we live six hours away from each other. So, the most perfect moment during our wedding was seeing him for the first time as I walked down the aisle. My second favorite moment was shortly before the ceremony when I saw our reception site for the first time. Every detail was perfectly arranged with all of the delicate white flowers and greenery against the backdrop of an all-white barn and mountain views. Our family pictures were ready for viewing as you walked through the barn doors, the tables were decorated with romantic tapers, our bride & groom chairs had gorgeous olive branch swags, and the fried chicken and gelato were waiting to be eaten.

I can say with the utmost certainty that our wedding day was the most stress-free and perfect moment of our lives. Blake and I were so blessed for all the friends and loved ones that celebrated with us and also for our vendors who carried out our vision to a T. Most importantly, our photographers captured every one of these moments flawlessly. Dan and Natalie were consistently a calming and warm presence and their work is the cherry on top of our favorite day.

Photography: Dan Watson | Photography: Natalie Watson | Floral Design: Ensign The Florist | Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell | Caterer: Events With Taste | Hair: Nicos Salon Downtown, Ashleigh Carver | DJ: Sound Force | Bluegrass Band: Lou Wamp | Bridesmaid Robes: Pretty Plum Sugar | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Cupcakes : Cupcake Kitchen | Gelato: : Milk & Honey | Invitations & Programs: Kate Moore Creative | Makeup: SpaGo, Candance Hernandez | Men’s Attire: Michael Kors | Photobooth : The Photo Blaster | Planning: Soirees Of Chattanooga | Transportation: Chattanooga Double Decker | Venue: Mountain Cove Farms | Videography : Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography

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Charming DIY North Georgia Mountain Wedding

Charming is a darling word, but it doesn’t even come close to describing this beauty of a wedding captured by Jeff Roffman Photography. With sweet DIY details tucked in every corner and one adorable couple, this gallery is a whole new level of charming you simply shouldn’t miss. And while you are oohing and awwing over all the sweetness in this gallery, make sure to check out their film from Artworks Wedding Cinema below too…

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Spring
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Rustic

From The Bride…We embraced the rustic, mountain environment by adding elegance and DIY charm to reflect our love story. Making our big day personal and unique was very important to us. Not only are we high school sweethearts, but John and I dated for 10 years (8 of them long distance) before we were able to make this day happen. Countless friends and family helped to get us down the aisle…and we wanted them to feel special too.

I surprised my mother and grandmother by taking my bridal portraits in the wedding gown they each wore down the aisle. We loved the nod to our Kentucky heritage with the commemorative Kentucky Derby glasses dating back to the 1970′s that we gifted to our guests. Instead of typical table numbers, we elected to have important dates and numbers tell a story on the tables. I’ll never forget the tears flowing when the violin started playing and I took my father’s arm. My favorite moment is still hearing the man I’d been with for 10 years tell me he remembered the first time he laid eyes on me, a detailed story he’d never shared with me before that day.

Photography: Jeff Roffman Photography | Cinematography: Artworks Wedding Cinema | Flowers: The Flower Post | Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander | Wedding Cake: Sweet Cheeks Cakery | Ceremony Venue: Big Canoe Chapel | Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay | Caterer: A Talk Of The Town | Hair: Salon LaFaye | DJ: D Street Entertainment | Makeup: Billy Rizzuto | Reception Venue : The Chimneys At Big Canoe | Rentals: Crush Event Rentals | Rentals: Miss Milly's

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Colorful Savannah Wedding

On its own, Savannah, Georgia is pretty much the epitome of perfect marrying.  But add to the mix the styling prowess of Morgan Gallo Events, lush florals from Harvey Designs and an entire world of vibrant hues (think pink, yellow and orange) and it becomes the land of, well… everything.  It’s one part rustic, one part whimsical and all parts pretty.  See it captured beautifully by Nate Henderson right here.

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Spring
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Museum
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Rustic

From Nate Henderson Photography… Kara and Brian chose historic Savannah, Georgia for their destination wedding. The ceremony took place in the traditional courtyard of the Ships of the Sea Museum, while their reception was held at the museum’s newly constructed pavilion.

The bride was involved on many details of the wedding, including custom designing and printing the textiles used at the wedding. The florals by Harvey Designs were overflowing with a bright spring look. Southern food served family style was prepared by Chef Nick Mueller. It was all quite awesome!

From The Bride… We wanted to have a beautiful, simple day that really highlights how much we appreciate our friends and family. As much as this day is about celebrating our relationship, we also want it to be a celebration and thanks to our friends and family. My brother married us and one of Brian’s friends played guitar for the ceremony. We really wanted to have the ceremony be an inclusive celebration.

Photography: Nate Henderson | Event Design: Morgan Gallo Events | Floral Design: Harvey Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier - Danica | Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes | Invitations: Bird And Banner | Ceremony Venue: Ships Of The Sea Museum | Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Nick Mueller

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