We Allow Your Creativity to Shine

   One of our hallmark features is that we allow our brides to come here and “make this wedding her own.”  This is incorporated in many different ways, but we feel that though we have set the stage – decorated the barn and the areas around the farm with natural eye candy plus bits of rustic and vintage decor – that we then allow the bride to come in and let her own creativity shine.
   We have many options as far as how the ceremony can be set up and even where.  Choices, choices but we see brides gravitate almost instantly to one place.  Some brides just love the feel of the intimacy of the grove. Some like the grand exit from the barn towards the lawn while some love the mountain backdrop of the open hayfield. But within the choices, we still allow the brides to think outside the box in ways to make this wedding reflect her and her style and her vision for her special day.
   Whether it is renting our pergola and dressing it up with flowers or material or grapevine wreathes, etc. or bringing your own – with some reasonable restrictions – we allow these ceremony additions.
   Sometimes the additions are more subtle like hanging things from the trees. (Please no nailing to our trees or to our barn.)
    As we tout – we have created the stage so that you don’t have to start from a bare-bones barn to transform…..we have the backdrop complete, but you can set the theme and make your table decor and such whatever you want.  It is amazing how just the infusion of certain colors or decorating styles (rustic, vintage, shabby chic, etc.) can change the mood from one wedding to the other.
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Whether a Country/Western Theme

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Shabby Chic

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Vintage theme…..

   Even in and around the barn, there are some allowances (and some rules) for hanging decor from the walls and infusing more of your theme  inside the barn.
   Of course, another biggie is that we allow you to use your own  vendors.  Yes – we have a suggestion page with a list of vendors who have come here – proven themselves as professionals – AND received positive feedback from their brides….BUT…..we allow you to use the vendors that you want……..no demand to use us (we don’t cater) for your everything. This means you can go fancy upscale or BBQ or Jambalaya or a taco bar or bring in specialty vendors like the Good Dog cart vendor or Nana’s Frozen Custard or Blackbird Baking Co. etc.  You pick your own photographer – have a photo booth – hire a decorator or hire us. You can have your church family bring food. You can bring a DJ or let your friend bring his sound system and guitar.  We try as often as possible to say yes to these choices.
  When I think I have seen it all – a bride comes along and surprises me with unique decor or props or themes.  It is really awesome, from our perspective even, that our farm venue – as unique and specific genre as it is – still is able to be transformed into a place that looks different from each wedding to the next.  The little things seem to make a difference and I think that is great.   It seems to please our brides. Let me show off a few of some unique flairs.
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Ashley has always had a “thing” about unicorns and our boy Jack accommodated the costume.

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Kaylin also wanted a door entry but these doors were “manned” by men and opened as she approached the wedding aisle.

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A family member hand-made this cross for the Hannah/Matt wedding this year. It made an awesome presence.

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Brian was a fireman – obviously.

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Katie had a vision – coming through the doors “towards” the ceremony…it did make for a grand entrance though was quite a challenge to arrange.

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Josh wore his respectable suit for the wedding ceremony but quickly changed into his comfy overalls for the reception.

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Alyson and Micah’s wedding was held at another location and the bridal party arrived in style in the Chattanooga Double Decker bus.

   The point is – this is YOUR SPECIAL DAY.  It is great that there are pictures and pinterest to stimulate your ideas and to help you visualize what you like….and there is no harm in copying some of these very creative and neat ideas – from table decor to bouquet ideas, etc. The key is that it is your choosing – your likes – your look – so these each wedding here can reflect our brides – YOU!  And – we love seeing it and being a witness to such an event.

sincerely – Margie