Available 2018 Dates

Looking for a 2018 wedding date? Front Porch Farms has remaining dates for Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2018!

Our expert planning team can help you design a dream wedding in no time at all! Contact us today for a complete list of open dates and package information.

Kathy Best- Kathy@frontporchfarmstn.com

Alex King- Alex@frontporchfarmstn.com

 

Rain, Rain, Go Away! – Jenny + Brandon

When talking with our couples or inquisitive brides, we are often asked “What happens if it rains on our wedding day??” For many people this is a huge concern when planning an outdoor wedding. This past spring, Nashville had more than it’s share of rain weekends.  At Front Porch Farms, we have quite a bit of experience knowing what to do when that happens.  Our staff can easily move a ceremony & guests to the pavilion in a moments notice, dry off chairs, reset tables & decor, hand out umbrellas to guests – even dry a soaked groomsman’s clothes in no time just before the ceremony!

Jenny & Brandon had one of those rainy wedding days but as you can see from the gorgeous photos shot by Amber or Lotus Blossom Photography, our staff along with their friends and family worked together to make a memorable and fun-filled day.

Their ceremony was a perfect reflection of their unique, laid back style as a couple. The reception was filled with an eclectic mix of bright colors, elegant tea cups, and their favorite novels. Rain or shine- Jenny and Brandon were just excited to be husband and wife! We are sharing some photos and afterthoughts from the bride. Despite the strong winds and heavy storms it was a “happily ever after” day.

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What do you remember most about the day or what was your favorite part?

Jenny: The most memorable part is probably the rain, or actually the monsoon. It completely started pouring right after our first look and continued on all the way through to our ceremony. The reception area was absolutely stunning. The ceremony space was breath taking. Lanterns in the trees, lights, books, teacups all of it was perfect. The rain came and left around six inches of water. Everyone worked so hard. They got everything to safety and got all the water up. I don’t know how they got the reception space redecorated, but it was stunning all over again.
My favorite part actually wasn’t photographed or caught by anyone. My husband and I took a bottle and two glasses and went and had a toast together by the pool. It was so wonderful to have a moment that was just ours, and to be able to just step back a min and truly experience this monumental chapter in our story together.

What inspired your theme/decor?

J: Brandon and I love to read. We are huge readers, and thankfully we love similar types. We also tea over coffee kinds of folks. So when someone asked what our theme was I said “Literary!” A lot of the teacups, pots, and books we already had and we liked how it all looked together.

Anything details that were unique or special to you?

J: We wanted our day to be laid back, fun, and completely true to ourselves. I didn’t wear shoes during the ceremony because I love being barefoot. We both wore converses and have worn them several times since. We had our officiant hold Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opened to the chapter The Unbreakable Vow during the ceremony. I wore my grandmother’s dress and lace that she and my mother both wore. It seemed like good luck since they have been married 51 years and my parents 28.

Any thoughts on wedding planning services or in-house floral design?

J: The flowers were so beautiful- I loved them so much! I wanted a sort of wild flower theme to go with my Mad Hatter’s tea party. (I actually plan to get a tattoo inspired by the flowers) Can not say how much I loved them enough!
[Front Porch Farm]’s services were fantastic. I appreciated the willingness to help make decisions that I couldn’t decide on. I really trusted the opinion and style of everyone involved. So I didn’t have to sweat the details. I knew they would have my back and make everything perfect and wonderful.

How did you and Brandon meet?

J: Brandon and I met through Tyler Elms, the Best Man, and his now fiancee Jessie Richards, a Bridesmaid. Jess and I met freshman year of college and became friends almost immediately, so I’ve known her and Tyler about five years. Tyler suggested Brandon and I meet, thinking we’d be a good match. After about a month of talking, we finally met in person. Brandon was in the Marine Corp at that time, and would be for another two years. I knew I was in trouble when he took me long boarding at this cool place on Base. I am not any good at long boarding, and have not improved. After successfully going forward about 10 ft. I over corrected and felt myself falling. I had already accepted my fate of biting it on the asphalt. I played rugby on the UT women’s team I was used to hard impacts. Then, to my complete surprise, I didn’t hit the ground. I look up and see Brandon grinning down at me having caught me about two ft. from the ground. All I could do was laugh. Yeah folks, I literally fell for him, and have every day since.

[Vendors: Venue, Planning, Floral Design- Front Porch Farms ; Photography- Lotus Blossom Photography ; Catering- Mrs. J’s ; H/MU- Natalie C, Emily Medley, Allison Seiple; Cake- Megalicious Cakes ; Bridesmaid’s Dresses- David’s Bridal ; Music- Mad Dog ; Photo Booth- Let’s Booth It ]

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Glamorous Fall Wedding– Desiree + Mario

Who doesn’t love blush, neutrals and lots of bling? This color palette has been popular for quite a while but Desiree and Mario’s wedding included so many special touches and combinations of glam and sweet rustic touches, it was fresh, romantic and fun!

From the beautifully decorated cake placed on top of a hanging pallet to the white wash farm tables and gold sequin runners and table numbers, everywhere you looked there were comfortable southern furnishings accented with glitz & glam. Floral arrangements of white hydrangeas and pale pink roses were filled in containers of mercury glass & perched atop silver candelabras. Gold chivari chairs were tied with blush satin bows and round tables were covered with ivory rosette overlays and champagne petal linens.

Two Fat Men delivered a flavorful fare with appetizers of BBQ Egg rolls, Meat Balls and Collard Green Artichoke Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips.   A plated dinner included a Caesar salad, Grilled Chicken Breast with Chili Plum Sauce, Beef Short Ribs with Demi Glaze, Herb Roasted New Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts -Thinly Sliced with White Alabama BBQ Sauce.

For dessert, the fabulous snicker-doodle flavored wedding cake from Jo’s Cakes & Catering and homemade cobblers in mason jars from Two Fat Men.

 

Bride: Desiree Ollech
Groom: Mario Kunz
Venue:  Front Porch Farms
Planners & Stylists: Kathy Best & Alex King
Photographer & Videographer:  SheHeWe
Officiate: Red Michel
Catering: Two Fat Men
Ceremony Music:  Preston James – www.prestonjamesmusic.com
Reception Music: MadDog
Draping & Lighting: Front Porch Farms
Flowers & Decor:   Front Porch Farms & Cathy Wilson
Cake: Jo’s Cakes & Catering
Liberty Party Rentals:  Gold chivari chairs, chair ties and place settings
Photo Booth:  Let’s Booth It
Transportation:  Anchor Tours
Glam:  Katie Russo Beauty
Invitations & Menu Cards: Designs in Paper

Not too late for a 2017 Fall Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner Booking!

Front Porch Farms is so excited about the upcoming fall season! Staff are updating props,  refreshing landscape and decorating our various spaces for your special event.  We do have a few openings for anyone who just can’t wait to tie the knot and needing to book a fall wedding or rehearsal dinner.  With our in-depth experience and connections, we can plan a very special event in as little as two weeks – and we have several times!

Email Kathy@frontporchfarmstn.com for details on this very special package!

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Now open on Friday’s for Rehearsal Dinners starting October.

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Event Planning – Exciting New Packages Coming Soon!

JUST A FEW OF OUR ONLINE REVIEWS…

Kathy Best was so wonderful to work with. James and I have such busy schedules! She made the day extra magical for us! Down to every last detail! Sarah Darling 5/31/14

Kathy, at FPF is such a great woman and very easy to work with! She is the master at organizing and making sure that your day is FLAWLESS! I didn’t worry about a thing, thanks to her, and if something came up it was fixed right away (So I was told icon wink Planning – Nicole 6/5/14

They did an amazing job and went above and beyond for us with the planning and execution of the wedding. From the minute we signed our contract with FPF until the last guest left at the reception, Kathy was on top of every detail. She and her staff are incredibly talented when it comes to event styling as well. Lauren 6/1/13

Kathy and the whole FPF crew were so incredibly easy and wonderful to work with! Kathy knows all of the right questions to ask to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. Everything from the planning process was executed perfectly thanks to these great folks! Dana 9/13/14

Kathy Best and the crew pay GREAT attention to detail, thinking of little things I would not have. I never worried about the wedding day because I knew they had triple checked everything ahead of time. Rebekah 6/15/14

Kathy’s team did a wonderful job at ensuring that we all had the best day and that all loose ends were tied up before the wedding began. Kathy was very thoughtful and thorough with all of the details and would keep me in the loop with all the things going on. Amber 6/22/12

EVENT PLANNING

A wedding is an event; it requires a great deal of time and experience to successfully manage every thing and everyone involved. Making the decision to leave it in the hands of the professionals who do this every week can be well worth it!

Our trained and experienced team will help every step of the way to oversee things you need and in some cases things you may not know you need but will soon realize what a difference it makes to have someone looking out for you.

Our credentials include hosting, directing or planning over 350 weddings. Celebrity highlights include:

FULL PLANNING & STYLING:

Brantley Gilbert (country artist) & fiancé Amber Cochran Upcoming Wedding
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton’s Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner & Engagement Party
Tom Gossin (Gloriana) & Jaime Moffett Wedding
Thomas Rhett (country artist) & Lauren Gregory Wedding
Sarah Darling (country artist) & James Muriel Wedding

HOSTING & PROP RENTALS AT FRONT PORCH FARMS

Kelly & Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) Wedding
Martha & Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) Wedding

PRESS COVERAGE

Our weddings and our work has been featured on countless wedding websites from Style Me Pretty to The Knot among others. Print coverage includes Bride Magazine and cover stories in US Magazine, People Country & Country Weekly.

LEVELS OF INVOLVEMENT

Whether you just need decorators to set up your décor, director to orchestrate the final details or a planner from start to finish, we have the experience staff to execute what you need. The following packages list a few examples of our involvement. With an in-depth conversation we can review all your needs and determine which level is for you.

DIRECTOR ONLY

The Day of Director package is for the couple who has the overall concept of their wedding planned out, is securing their vendors and narrowing down the majority of the details. They just need help organizing and orchestrating the logistics to make sure it all comes off without a hitch. Most of the responsibilities of the Day of Director can be easily completed through limited email or phone conversation. We do include 2 site visits as needed (this includes bringing family and vendors out and the final walk through). Documents created as your director.

Vendor Lists – Suggest vendors as needed.
Detail Sheet – List of vendors, contact information and important instructions for everyone working on the team. Includes rentals, décor lists and more.
Venue Layout – Examples of reception layouts based on preferences and guest count outlined on the detail sheet. Once you review, we’ll create a customized layout and supply to all your vendors.
Day of Schedule – Comprehensive schedule to include all activities for the bridal party, vendors and staff.
Rental Order – Both in-house and outside vendor rentals will be completed as soon as possible and revised with final counts one week before the wedding.
Décor Plan – Whether you & your volunteers handle décor set up or our staff, we will compile an organized task list of responsibilities to maximize time.
WEDDING DAY PLANNING

Don’t know where to begin? Some questions you might be asking: How do I plan a budget without knowing what things cost? How do I know the right questions to ask vendors? What should I expect from my vendors? How do I turn my Pinterest into reality?

If event planning is not something you typically do, how would you know these answers? What if you are planning a destination wedding or juggling a demanding schedule? No matter what the circumstances, we give you the tools and guidance to maneuver through the information highway and determine the best choices for you. Consider it a “short cut” only the locals know!

This package begins with all of the items in the Day of Director package but it will begin much sooner and with more of our time availability by the planner to help guide you in your decision making.

Budget Planning – A comprehensive budget review to make the best choices of vendors. Help determining how much to spend in each category and information on costs you may not have thought of gets your wedding off on the right foot.
Vendor contracts and meetings – The planner will guide you through these meetings by prepping you before hand and reviewing contracts before they are signed to make sure you know what you are getting and what you paid for.
Styling Recommendations – Everyone loves Pinterest but it’s easy to get caught up and confused with so many options. We will review yours to help guide you or offer original ideas to help you achieve exactly what is best for you. We will also discuss costs and logistics of the various ideas and style options.
Site Visits – We can accomplish a great deal by phone and online but package does include additional meetings or site visits as needed.
Decorating/Styling – Planner will oversee the décor plan and help with set up but for full decorating, additional staff will be needed (depending on the how extensive the décor plan is).
FULL EVENT PLANNING

This package is all of the above and then some. Some couples have an idea for what they want but due to time constraints or lack of experience need a professional to take the lead and develop a comprehensive plan. That is what we are here for! We have planned spectacular events in as little as 4 weeks!

This package not only includes consulting, coordination and directing but is designed to bring the bride & groom fresh ideas and invaluable information. With regular communication, we will discover who you are and how you envision your big day (as well as entire wedding weekend) and use this information to bring personal and unique ideas to the table.

With our vast knowledge and experience working with vendors, we are able to offer assistance on all aspects of your wedding activities including travel and lodging, rehearsal dinner, spa needs, tourist attractions, transportation and of course a complete customized event plan, detailed timelines, to-do lists, vendor management plus décor & styling recommendations. We will handle set up and break down and every thing in between from guest relations, security needs and more.

Erica & Brent

Erica & Brent – May 31, 2013

Erica & Brent were so much fun from their wedding colors to their laid back attitudes.  In fact, GAC asked if they could shoot their Top 10 Wedding Songs Show at Front Porch Farms on the day of their wedding and they said “Sure! Come on!”  Nan Kelly hosted it with her husband and the crew filmed many behind the scenes scenarios as we worked.  The finale included the beautiful bride up on our balcony in her lovely dress.  Erica was breathtaking!   Erica & Kathy designed a beautiful country chic wedding featuring aqua table linens & mason jars, burlap & lace runners, wood slice table numbers and several DIY accents. The colorful flower arrangements were cheerful, affordable and the perfect compliment to the many flowers already at the farm.

Venue: Front Porch Farms

Planner & Design: Kathy Best, Front Porch Farms

Photographer: Matt Andrews Photography

Videography: Awaken Photography

Caterer: Beyond Details

Rentals: Front Porch Farms

Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes

Lindsay & Shaun

Lindsay & Shaun – May 4, 2013

We are so glad these New Yorkers choose Front Porch Farms for their destination wedding. Lindsey & Shaun came to Nashville to run the Music City Marathon when they first started dating and absolutely fell in love with the city and it’s Southern Charm.  They wanted to give their guests a memorable experience in Nashville with all it has to offer. We are so thankful they included us!

Venue: Front Porch Farms

Photographers: Matt Andrews Photography

Florist: A Village of Flowers

Rehearsal Dinner: Wildhorse Saloon

Sound & Lighting Design: Nashville Event Lighting

Tents, Rentals & Decor: Visual Elements, Music City Tents & Events

Planners & Designers: Elegant Weddings By Angela, Events by AP

 

Dana & Ned Wedding

Dana & Ned

Dana and Ned were wed under our giant Oak tree on the high shaded hill at Front Porch Farms. It couldn’t have been a more beau­ti­ful day to have an out­door wed­ding! Their wed­ding was ele­gant with pops of pale pinks and greens, pas­toral touches, can­dles, and apothe­cary fur­ni­ture. But to show their sense of fun and adven­ture, a fun photo booth was brought in for guests, a pot­belly pig became the fifth grooms­men and fire­works lit the sky as they exited for the evening!  The day so relaxed and fun.

Recep­tion Band: Mis­sis­sippi Rail Company
Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros
Flo­ral Design: LMA Designs
Cer­e­mony Band: Isabelle Wong
Cake: Kelly Jacques

Courtney and Robbie’s Gorgeous Fall Wedding on Borrowed & Blue

A gorgeous Fall color palette, thoughtful details and one knock out dress made Courtney and Robbie’s day one to remember. Take a minute to check out their incredible photos on Borrowed and Blue here.

 

Brides.com Features Renee & Doug’s Brunch Wedding

What started as a quiet sunny morning and ended as lively pool party in the afternoon, this brunch wedding was a big hit for the couple and their guests! Read all about it on Brides.com here.