Southern weddings can exhibit themselves in several different fashions but the wedding of Caroline and Matt had that rustic chic flair with all the elegance of an upscale event but with that rustic charm that the farm and barn brings to an event. This perfect match up of vintage elegance and rustic features is what we do best. Caroline had a clear vision of what her day was to look like – and lavender…..was front and center!
What a beautiful line up of bridesmaids! Just as pretty from the back side as the front side – and that is saying something!
Caroline prepped at the farmhouse. She sat on my Papa’s barber chair during part of her primping – he would’ve been so tickled to know that his chair was still being used today. Matt and the boys took over Mimi’s Guest House. It looks like they needed a couple of drinks to keep chilled.
The photographers of the day were Anthony and Brittany from Nashville Wedding Collection. New to the farm, they were delighted with the many new opportunities that the farm provides. I must say, these two photos of Caroline’s shoes are nothing but art. Either of these would be well suited in a bridal magazine touting the shoe vendor. Stunning!
Caroline and Matt didn’t want to see each other prior to the ceremony but did exchange love letters. Anticipation……perfect recipe for a wedding. Caroline made poster boards and brought them to be signed as a “sign in.” These will make great framed additions to their new home.
This is the look that you want on your fiance’s face when you come around the corner and down the aisle. The look of wonder – the look of awe – and the moment that any jitters flee.
A wedding in the grove is always very romantic and intimate. We gently draped material in the trees and hung succulent filled lanterns from the trees. Lanterns sat atop log stumps down the aisle with lots of white petals dotting the aisles.
Her decor choice was to have her lavender be on display along with other white flowers plus gold accents. We purchased fresh lavender and coupled it with peonies and snow-ball blossoms from around the farm. The vintage china always elevates the level of our event and it surely did so at Caroline’s wedding. I added purple goblets and some of my vintage purple jars and it all came together.
Not only did Caroline have a cake topper to cut but she had someone specially make “mason jar cakes” which were some sort of custard…..made in several unique flavors. We displayed them here in there – both on the cake table (making for a beautiful photo) as well as packing them in the old cupboard – just like grandma would’ve displayed them!
She rented our old vintage sofa. It is an unusual print – sorta turquoise but not quite. Something about those old high-back tufted sofas that make for a timeless elegant photo. The photographer took good use of the couch with lots of photos.
I whisked them away in my golf buggy to secret places on the farm to take some magical photos. They’re keepers – don’t you think?
The whole wedding party was a delight to be around and everybody smiled from morning to night. What a fun day it was.
The bar was open til late and the dancing went on and on into the night. Chalk up another awesome wedding! ~ Margie