Tennessee Wedding by Ulmer Studios
November 23, 2011

Good morning, SMPers and welcome back to another wonderful Wedding Wednesday!  Yep, that's right.  Today's the day we say goodbye to those mid-week blues and hello to a morning, noon and night filled with EIGHT gorgeous weddings absolutely guaranteed to inspire.  And we have quite the lineup for you lovelies today... from traditional stunners to vintage soirees and everything in between, we've totally got you covered.  So, be sure to visit the galleries of each and every one of these fabulous fêtes for even more wedding goodness!

Up first is a backyard Tennessee affair by Ulmer Studios that has simply melted my heart with its charming DIY details and sweet, Southern charm.  And with the uber-adorable bride and groom crafting each and every moment of the big day themselves, it would be impossible not to fall head over heels for this vintage chic meets rustic affair.  From the ceremony benches to the pinwheel bouquets, their personalities are shining through every darling detail... and I can't think of a better way to start the day.  Click here for even more.





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From the Bride... We had so much fun using our hobbies and talents to make our wedding so “us."  We knew from the beginning that we wanted every detail of our day to be a reflection of our passion for each other and for projects (we have some pretty talented family members and friends, too, who helped us immensely with all of our projects!).

Our reception took place in the exact location where we got engaged seven months before, and at our ceremony, guests sat on benches handcrafted by my lovely husband from tree stumps and gorgeous reclaimed wood. I made my own bouquet as well as my bridesmaids’ bouquets and the groom’s and groomsmen's boutonnieres with paper pinwheels, twigs, wheat and twine. Barn wood was something of a theme, used for everything from signage to the table (also made by my husband) off of which we took communion during the ceremony. The groom also made the wooden cases for the water & soda displays as well as the casing for the restrooms that were outside. We kept things vintage/rustic with flowered table cloths, vintage blue glass mason jars, a table full of homemade pies, and a fabulous blue velvet couch as a prop for photos that we now use in our apartment.

Our invitation was the product of the talents of a friend, who sketched the tree, and a family member with a graphic design background who put the drawing and the words together. We are so in love with the way it turned out, and we were incredibly excited to give our guests a first glimpse of our wedding through our awesome invitation! We couldn’t have had a more perfectly fitting wedding, and we’re so thankful for the wonderful memories!

Wedding Photography: Ulmer Studios / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Bouquets + Boutonnieres: Maria Teige of JM Handmades / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Make-up Artist: Amy Lynn Larwig