When I say that Fate brought me and these two together, I don't mean that lightly. I mean, all the stars aligned and our paths had crossed a million times and the universe blessed me with these two amazing people.
From the moment I met them, it was hard not to love them. They are both drop dead gorgeous, for starters, but they are also the most kind hearted, sweet, and fun people a planner could hope to work with.
They wanted their big day to have a vintage, secret garden feel. A fairytale undertone that highlighted the enchantment and wonder of love, and a reflection of the love that so evidently blossoms between them each day.
Her bouquet from Lisa Foster Design was a stunning array of lavender, ivory, and white with vibrant, textured greenery.
The bridesmaids carried fragrant bundles of lavender.
The wedding was held at the Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City, Tennessee. It's a historical building filled with intricate works of art and a towering staircase. The grounds created the perfect, wooded atmosphere for a true garden setting.
The day of the wedding it was pouring rain. And by pouring I mean, we couldn't see in front of us, torrential down-pour kind of rain. The mason jar lanterns we had strung through the trees kept filling up with water, the garland flowers would stay in, and we were soaked to the bone.
But we were determined to make it enchanting, even if that meant sending our team to the store for new clothes!
Luckily, the moment the bride arrived the clouds parted, the sunshine came out, and the weather was perfect the entire evening.
Lanterns, candles, and garland graced the front of a worn down barn, and created an ethereal setting for the ceremony.
The two shared their vows under the glimmering lanterns, and shared in a special unity ceremony. They watered a special butterfly bush with water from both houses, that will forever grow in their new home.
The pictures after the ceremony were just as magical, as they enjoyed a beautiful swing made just for the wedding and basked in the setting sun. We loved getting to see how in love these two are!
Their wedding party was just as wonderful as they are, full of fun, laughter, and good spirits.
As guests entered the reception, they wandered up a candlelit path to a trove of pictures of Chelsea and Chris. After signing a guestbook picture, they found their escort card on a vintage key.
Each table centerpiece was created with antiqued trinkets reminiscent of favorite fairy tales and stories of love.
After a delicious meal provided by Bradford Catered Events, the party got started!
They danced the night away until their unique send off, which lead them through a tunnel of family and friends "ringing" them into their new adventure with the sound of hundreds of antique bells!
We were so honored to be a part of their big day, and I'm especially honored to have gained two such wonderful friends in the process!
For more information on their incredible vendors, check them out here:
Venue // Glenmore Mansion
Photographer // Andrew Allen Morton Photography
Florist // Lisa Foster Design
Caterer // Bradford Catered Events
DJ// Sound Revue
Videographer // Two Arrow Cinema
Planner // Team Wedding