DIY Wedding from Picsee Studio at Allendale Mansion
May 19, 2011
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Picsee Studio, who has one of the cutest names in the biz by-the-way, sent us this Tennessee charmer, and we've fallen for the sweet and beautiful bride, the cowboy groom, and the love that just bounces off of them. A product of an overly talented bride, this DIY wedding features great handmade details. Read that? Handmade - as in you can gather lots of inspiration from this one! Gather away, and hop over to Picsee's blog when you're ready for more!

Brandi and Tony

From Picsee Studio ... We adore this bride and groom! We fell in love with them from the very beginning and still get teary eyed when we go back through their wedding images. Brandi is a school teacher and is super crafty. She is used to doing a lot of DIY projects for her classroom and that spilled right into her wedding details.

The ceremony and reception both took place at the Allandale Mansion - a historic home converted into a public venue - and every detail was festive and fall inspired. The "first meet" was beautiful, the ceremony was unbelievablely emotional, and the reception afterwards was a happy blur of cake, dancing, bubbly, and laughter. Everybody had a fantastic time, and the BIG love these two share simply overflows when they're together.

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I met Tony in a college class. He was a real, down to earth, feed the cows before class, cowboy.  After going for a ride in his farm truck, I knew it was love. Who could ask for more?

For us, being outside with our dogs enjoying the fall is our favorite. Getting married outside in Tennessee’s amazing autumn weather was obviously an easy choice! Other than an outdoor wedding, lace dress, and cowboy boots, we were up for just about anything.

We wanted a laid back feeling for our guests. I am such a fan of creative DIY work, so I searched and searched the net for inspiration. I have to say, my guest book/tree was by far my favorite idea of the wedding. After choosing my ivory Jim Hjelm dress (which I had them alter a bit), Corral boots, and handmade jewelry, I was set.

My sister-in-law is still in disbelief at me; cool and calm under pressure on my wedding day. I was so excited to be married, that I didn’t really care about most everything else. Well, other than food! Our awesome caterer made us a basket full of our favorite picks. We had a midnight picnic in our hotel room.

The weather was perfect, my make-up was still shine free by aisle time, and the groom was amazing….what more could you ask for?

Photography: Picsee Studio / Flowers: Connie Timmons / Ceremony Location: Allandale Mansion / Reception Location: Allandale Mansion /Grooms Cake: Rebecca Grizzle / Wedding Cake: Unique Cake and Catering / Dress: Jim Hjelm

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