Tennessee Backyard Wedding from Leslee Mitchell
March 4, 2013
VintageOutdoor WeddingsSummer Weddings
From the moment I laid eyes on this backyard beauty, I knew we were in for something special. Not only because it was photographed by the talented Leslee Mitchell, but because finding a wedding of such exceptional elegance yet casual rusticity is an absolute rarity. And while I could go on for days about how much I adore all the vintage details and so lovingly envy that beautiful Bride, let me lead you to the full gallery for even more of this most gorgeous affair.
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From the Bride... Choosing a venue for our wedding was easy. My parents have the perfect location right in their backyard, which created the perfect intimate setting. Adam and I wanted everything to be simple with a touch of vintage elegance, and most of all, laid back. It was just that. We were a little nervous about having an outdoor wedding because of the unpredictable Tennessee weather, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day. We thought about going with traditional fall colors and flowers, but we knew light and airy with a slight splash of color was more our style. The wedding party fit this theme effortlessly. Everyone chose their dress or suit and accessorized according to their own personal taste—including our dog, Hank.

My friends helped out with a few DIY projects to personalize our day. Mason jars were used as flower vases. Each one was wrapped with twine and lace. We borrowed antique lace linens from family and friends to use on the dinner tables. One of my favorite things was the candlelight. We wrapped wire around jars and hung them from the ceiling of the clear tent. The ambience was incredible. Everything I had dreamed about came to life, and it turned out to be even more perfect than I imagined.

From Leslee Mitchell... Caitlin and Adam's wedding was the type of wedding where I found myself repeatedly looking at my watch because I did not want the night to end. Simply put, Caitlin was stunning. She was the centerpiece of this event and she dripped with elegance.

Swirl1Wedding Photography: Leslee Mitchell / Wedding Venue: Bride's Parents' Home in Tennessee / Day-Of Wedding Coordination: Rebecca Welch + Heather Patton / Wedding Party Flowers: Flower Express / Ceremony + Reception Floral Design: Perri Piercey / Wedding Catering: A Dream Come True Events and Catering / Wedding Invitations: Twigs Print Studio / Ceremony Music: Lisa Vincent and Company / DJ: Nashville Party Authority / Reception Rentals: Liberty Party / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal via The White Room / Bridesmaids' Dresses + Jewelry: Various / Hair + Makeup: Tara Carver / Groomsmen's Suits: Various / Men's Ties: Tie Bar / Men's Socks: Topman / Dog Bowtie: Silly Buddy