It’s Monday morning and we’d be lying to say we jumped out of bed with glee. Let’s get real; it’s a struggle but luckily we have the cure for those beginning of the week blues and it comes in shades of pretty pink. Whimsical, romantic and bursting with all the beauty that makes SMP sing, this outdoor wedding by Elizabeth Fogarty is all we need to add a spring to our step – all in our Vault right here!
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From the Bride… Caleb and I both wanted an outdoor wedding, near the water. We wanted to keep it intimate and just to our closest family and friends. I would say the theme of our wedding is romantic, whimsical and comfortable. The most important elements of our big day is having a beautiful ceremony and finding time to enjoy it/take it all in. We want to be able to enjoy each other’s company, as well as the company of our loved ones, but never lose sight that this is one of the most important, romantic steps in our relationship.
Caleb and his groomsmen wore light navy and my bridesmaids wore various shades of blush. The hardest thing about bringing our ideas to life was honestly budget – trying to make everything we wanted fit within the budget and prioritizing certain elements over others. Another small hiccup is trying to best accommodate family requests, but also staying true to what we want.
We met right after high school, through mutual friends at a party. Caleb broke the ice first and we started dating midway through freshmen year of college. We did 5+ years of long distance before he moved to NYC to join me in the working world. We’ve always known we’d end up together because we’re so similar (neat freaks, love being active, family oriented) but also challenge each other to be better every single day. Our families have been so welcoming and supportive since the beginning, and the engagement/wedding process has just brought us even closer.
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty | Floral Design: Amanda Burnette | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Main Event Caterers | Make Up: Glam Bridal Beauty | Calligraphy: Joanna Hope | Suit: Bonobos | Wedding Venue: River Farm
If your idea of the perfect wedding is an intimate locale set against the picturesque Smoky Mountains, then this, loves, is for you. Because whether you plan on hosting a small get-together or plan on tying the knot in a sweet elopement, Majors Estate is THE place to do it. Think a stunning heaven on earth where rustic romance takes center stage. Scroll to start planning that dream day.
Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains on 200+ breathtaking acres, Majors Estate is a little slice of heaven on earth with some of the most amazing venue spaces you will ever lay your eyes upon. (Truly.) From their fabulous Chapel in the woods to their three-story Tower that overlooks the gorgeous valley below, your Big Day weekend will be the definition of serene and peaceful. Not to mention their talented staff + awesome customizable wedding packages that totally take the stress out of planning, i.e., you can make the day completely yours by creating a package that fits all of your needs and wants. They’ll even help you choose vendors, so there’s not a box left unchecked on your wish list. In other words? Majors Estate is the sort of idyllic locale that was basically made for those intimate nuptials where you can really truly celebrate with your closest friends and family… OR the best place ever to elope. Your choice.
Contact Majors Estate to start talking all things wedding. Their talented staff will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process to guarantee everything you’ve ever wanted… whether it’s a day that includes 80 guests or it’s just you and your love at your very cutest. And don’t forget to ask about their engagement weekends and photo shoots. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate saying “YES!” with the one you love.
Photography: Kevin Adams | Photography: Earthmuse Photography
See this bouquet? It just jumped to the top of my favorite florals Pinterest board. The roses are to die for and the colors? Don’t even get me started. Sweet Root Village, I’m in awe. And Michael and Carina’s pics? Pretty perfect as well if I do say so myself. They’re giving me life on this chilly winter day and this Vault gallery is where I’ll be for the foreseeable future if you need me!
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From Michael and Carina… Stunning overgrown stone walls, a cascading dress, unruly florals and the rushing water inspired us for these bride and groom portraits.
Natural fall/winter elements, like baking spices, walnut ink and richly colored flowers added organic elements to the shoot.
We would love to inspire fall brides with the simplicity and natural elements of this shoot and hope you love it as well!
Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Design + Styling: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Cake: Incredible Edibles | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Emily Artistry | Venue: The Mill At Fine Creek | Bridal Model: Modelogic Wilhelmina | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Corsivo Calligraphy | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Table Runners + Ribbons: Adorn Company