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Rustic + Timeless Trinity View Farms Wedding

A new display from Leslee Mitchell is reason alone to celebrate, but add in the craftsmanship of Big Events Weddings draped with Southern Events props and you’ve got yourself one perfect party. From the autumn inspired centerpieces to the unplanned hot air-balloon ceremony, it’s the type of day we’ve deemed dream-worthy and we’re giving YOU an exclusive invite to peruse the pretty in THE VAULT!


From The Bride…I had never been one of those girls who dreamed about their wedding day all their lives, but after Andrew and I were engaged it started a whirlwind of “dreaming for the big day”. First it was most important to me to find a venue that was not basic and reflective of us as a couple. I did not want to be just another wedding venue with three packages to chose from without modification. We went through three different non venues falling through (all being personal homes that would not work out ) and six months before our wedding date we found the most ideal/dream/ perfect location that embodied everything Andrew and I had ever wanted. Trinity View Farm, was off the beaten path in the rolling hills of Tennessee, and at the time, not an actual “venue”. We got to bring in everything specific to our design dreams: decor, florals, tents,our dream photographer, Leslee Mitchell plus use our own full service wedding planners, Big Events Inc. who planned and created a magical day that truly felt like us.

I am a native Floridian, with a Mississippi heritage who is mildy obsessed with the outdoors (most specifically fall in Nashville) while Andrew is a Nashville native- born and raised. It was important to me to bring in elements of my hometown, Destin Florida and Mississippi roots since the wedding location was in my new home of TN. We used driftwood and sprigs of cotton on the ceremony arch under which we said our vows, with a back drop setting of Tennessee was a gift from God. We continued the usage of driftwood throughout the night using them on the tablescapes. I chose a custom hand drawn design from local designer, Olia Zavozina. It was everything i wanted and more…plus comfortable (custom pocket inserts!) For the bridesmaids I chose “vanilla” hue by Amsale to really let the scenery speak for itself instead of overbearing color. Andrew, also a fan of not being basic, picked the guys to wear custom suits in Navy blue by a very talented local tailor, Jeff from Stich It paired with a custom tie from local tie -maker and designer Otis James.

We decided to get married at sunset because that was when Andrew proposed to me 9 months prior. It was a sunset like no other i had seen before and as we said I do Hot Air Balloons passed the open sky, unbeknownst to us. I walked down the aisle by my father to my favorite instrument, a bagpipe. Our vows were traditional mixed with kind words of wisdom from our Presbyterian minister friend Carter Crenshaw. We had our dear friend and artist, Abigail Rose sing acoustic version one of our favorite songs “Stand by Me”… after we said our I do’s our parents followed us as we followed the bag pipe down the aisle to our reception next door.

Throughout the planning process we were extremely humbled to see how many loved ones chose to travel, and attend our big day. We wanted to make sure everyone was extremely comfortable in the venue adding extra soft seating and lounge areas outside.

Both of us being a lover of music and tequila, brought our most favorite elements of the wedding reception… the band, Big Blast and The Party Masters and Patron at every bar. It was for sure a party we will never forget. Our first dance was to Into the Mystic- Van Morrison and my dad and I’s dance was to “What a wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong. And that it is…such a wonderful world and a day Andrew and I will never forget.

See more rustic wedding details in THE VAULT!

Photography: Leslee Mitchell | Cinematography: Holloway Productions | Event Planning: Big Events Weddings | Floral Design: Big Events Weddings | Wedding Dress: Olia Zavozina | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Jessie Law | Hair: Jennifer Bittner | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Groom's Attire: Stitch It & Co. | Groom's Attire: Otis James | Groomsmen's Attire: Stitch It & Co. | Groomsmen's Attire: Otis James | Venue: Trinity View Farm | Draping: Visual Elements | Rentals: 12th Table | Rentals: Southern Events | Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Ring Bearer Attire: Otis James | Shot Glasses: My Wedding Store | Veil: Olia Zavozina

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Elegant Equestrian Wedding in Tennessee

If bluegrass and bourbon are your jam, then you’re going to love this Southern charmer. It’s a farm style fete that is a honest-to-goodness dream. Married in the church that the Groom grew up in, it’s a union of pretty that is beyond perfect in every single possible. From the barn reception, to a few galloping guests, Brooke Boling shared it all in The Vault!


From Brooke BolingThere were so many special wedding day highlights on this beautiful day. The minister that married ashley + will has known the bride her whole life, and they married in the church (West End United Methodist) the groom grew up in. At the reception, guests were greeted at Wills’ family barn by Percherons (the horses). During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on the grooms favorite cocktail, Moscow Mules. The cocktails were served up in copper mugs as they listened to bluegrass tunes played by Craig Duncan and Friends. The seated buffet began with a plated first course…a “vegetable ceviche” that included the brides favorite fruit, watermelon. A perfect crisp and cold selection for the warm, summer evening. After the guests worked up an appetite dancing, they were served late night burgers and fries and then sent home with blueberry and maple glazed donut holes.

Photography: Brooke Boling | Cinematography: Needle + Thread | Event Planning: Libby Page | Floral Design: Jim Knestrick | Cake: Billie Mochow | Invitations: Tenn Hens Design | Ceremony Venue: West End United Methodist | Reception Venue: Pontotoc Farm | Catering: Sargents | Band: Al Paris And The Heartbreakers | Favors: Ellies Donuts | Sound: Brantley Sound

Beautiful, Bright Inspiration Shoot at Carnton Plantation

Beautiful inspiration like this doesn’t cross our paths every day. So when it does, we tend to drop everything we are doing to soak up every last moment. Beautiful, bright and styled to perfection by Emerson Events – these images from Sawyer Baird couldn’t be prettier if they tried.

From Sawyer BairdWhen Lauren, from Emerson Events, contacted me about this shoot I was on cloud nine! Being a person who adores neutrals and deep moody colors I found myself surprised with how in love I was with this vision that Lauren had. These bright colors bring out the happiness that comes with warmer weather. It was a treat to be able to be apart of this shoot!

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Florals: Caroline Jones Floral Design | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Cake: Sophisticakes | Hair + Makeup: Cayla Poindexter At Affinity Salon | Tuxedo: Street Tuxedo | Candle Sticks: Pottery Barn | Dinner Plate, Cutting Board, Flatware: West Elm | Event Design & Event Planning: Emerson Events | Glasses: West Elm | Location: Carnton Plantation | Napkins: Williams Sonoma | Paper Goods: Ink Nashville | Salad Plate: West Elm