Front Porch Farms
A Southern Love Story
The history of Front Porch Farms is deeply rooted in our love story. I first met Brian in the firehall where he works as a Nashville firefighter and our deep friendship quickly grew into something even more wonderful. While we were dating, Brian was frequently coming to my rescue by doing repairs on the old house I was living in. He swore one day he would build me a brand-new “old southern” estate so he wouldn’t have to constantly repair it.
In 2004, as we were driving through the countryside outside Nashville (something we loved to do when dating), we came across this beautiful expanse of land that simply took our breath away. After seeing the view from the top of the hill, I knew this was it. We bought it and six months later, with our close family and friends, we gathered under the big oak tree with our three boys (and our friends children as attendants) to become husband and wife.
A disastrous tornado struck our area in 2006 and after many months of clean-up (hundreds of trees), Brian fulfilled his promise and built the dream home I had always wanted; In fact, many nights our sunsets create the illusion of a southern estate straight out of the movie Gone With The Wind.
Family is the most important thing to me and I had this vision of raising a big family where the house and property was constantly filled with the chaos of the kids and their friends all coming and going. I experienced this with my grandparents who were always growing, cooking or raising something. We gathered there every weekend and it was an adventure.
After a few years here, I realized that with my PR job I was traveling too much to be home and the kids were not here near enough between the blended family obstacles and both mine and Brian’s work schedules. We almost sold the place but thankfully God gave me the answer like he always does.
Why not share our homestead with others and make a living at home? On a whim we did a bridal show and pulled out decor from our house to showcase. Immediately we got bookings and we were off and running. I eventually had to drop clients and do event planning full time but what a wonderful way to raise a family!
All the kids work here from time to time and our youngest absolutely loves watching the romantic ceremonies under the tree. We may not grow crops like my grandparents did but hopefully we are growing something way more lasting and memorable – and for me, I can’t think of a better adventure…chaos and all. Just what I dreamed of and more!!
2016 is our 7th wedding year, we hope to celebrate it with you!!