We are all southern and sweet with today’s Tennessee wedding from Jessie Holloway. With the bride as a clothing designer and lover of vintage, this wedding is the perfect blend of handmade and vintage. She not only made her own gown, but all her bridesmaids’ dresses as well. And I absolutely love her vintage crown veil!
When planning our Fall wedding, every small detail mattered! The 1940’s played a big part in my planning. We shopped at vintage craft shows, antique malls and local boutiques to find unique center pieces and décor. We wanted to mix some old with the new, and the rustic with some modern touches. Even the fabrics from the bridesmaid’s dresses were made out of vintage floral fabrics. I played off of the colors from the dresses for the colors of the flowers and other décor piece.
We had planned on an outdoor wedding but the rain had other plans, so we had to moved the wedding indoors (you know, Plan C). But it turned out to be a perfect beautiful crazy day!
The day started out so crazy, just seeing him made it all come together for me! I loved our photo shoot with Jessie in the creek! After the rain, it just seemed like the perfect thing to do!
As a designer, there were a lot of DIY details. I designed and made my dress along with all of the dress bridesmaids dresses! My girls and I arranged the bouquets and center pieces, and made a lot of the other décor pieces. Friends and family made all the cakes and pies.
Our families and friends were the most important part to our wedding day! We could not have done this without them! They did so much for us; from helping us move everything to the new venue to arranging to bouquets and center pieces. We wanted our wedding to feel like it was all about family!
Photography | Jessie Holloway | Ceremony | Round Lick Baptist Church | Reception | Family Farm | Planner | Southern Soiree | Consultant | Wedding101 | Ceremony Arch | Color My World | Flowers | Geny’s Flowers and Bridal | Caterer | Puckett’s Grocery | Rentals | 12th Table | Farmhouse Table | Phillips Woodworks | Invitation | Sarah Keaggy | Paper Goods | Prim and Paper | Gown | Bella Dawn Designs | Jewelry | The Jeweler’s | Shoes | Modcloth | Bridesmaids | Bella Dawn Designs | Hair | Brittani Dean | Makeup | Camera Ready Makeup, Hair & Styling | Band | Monte Good & the Honky Tonk Heroes | Transportation | Rag Top Picture Cars
It’s all fun and flirty for this darling bridal session from Ashley Lester Photography! What’s cuter than a bride in polka dots? I love the retro vibe and summery feel of the whole shoot. The bright big balloon, heart sunglasses, and the vintage coke are the perfect props to pull the look off. And a retro theme wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the soda fountain. Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Fountain in Roanoke and their signature soda floats were the sweetest way to end the shoot.
Today’s wedding from Leslie D Photography is the perfect example that a barn wedding doesn’t have to be rustic. This couple chose to go romantic with a hint of glamour and it contrasted beautifully with their venue. I absolutely love the tulle draping as their ceremony backdrop, such a unique idea!
Even before we were officially engaged, Spencer and I had seen pictures of The Windmill Winery and fell in love with it. Shortly after we got engaged Christmas 2013 we made an appointment to see it in person and decided we didn’t need to look anywhere else, we had found the place we would become husband and wife.
My dress was the only real concrete detail that I really cared much about (I clock way too many hours watching bridal shows). I tried on several different gowns but you definitely know when you have put on your gown.
Our ceremony was so full of love, it was perfect! I’m a daddy’s girl so it meant the world to me to have him walk me down the aisle and stand by my side as he has done my whole life. We wanted the first time we saw each other to be as I was walking down the aisle and we will both tell you there is no better memory to have than seeing the love of your life for the first time on your wedding day.
I wanted our wedding day to have a soft and romantic feel and chose to use pale pink and gold for our colors. I gave our decorator very basic ideas that I liked and let her create something gorgeous and she went above what I could have ever imagined. To take some of the stress away we decided to forego smaller details like seating charts and put our effort into details we cared more about like writing our own vows. The venue packaged most all of the vendors together, which was really convenient.
When we first got engaged so many people warned us that the time would just fly by, so we really tried to enjoy every minute and not sweat every little thing. I was late to our venue on the wedding day literally having my own guests pull to the side of the road to let me pass but despite feeling pressured to get in my dress fast I still insisted on peeking at my ceremony and reception space first. I knew if I waited until I was walking down the aisle or greeting guests I wouldn’t be able to soak it all in the same.
Photography | Leslie D Photography | Venue | The Windmill Winery | Planner and Florist | Something Old Something Older | Cake | Lesley’s Creative Cakes | Catering | Gold Star Catering | Invitations | Paper Source | Gown | Liancarlo from Destiny’s Bride | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | Schaffer’s | Suit | Ted Baker | Hair | Taylor Blades | Makeup | Makeup by Destiny | Entertainment | Ellagant Entertainment