Words from the sweet bride:
“When meeting Kathy at Front Porch Farms for the first time we were relieved to find someone who was happy and excited about providing a wedding venue and helping us plan our wedding. I am not a bride that has had my wedding imagined since I was a little girl and was not quite sure where to start. Kathy helped suggest vendors and put us in contact with amazing photographers (Cheyenne Ward & Laci Wilson) and an amazing bakery (Mrs. J’s). As a very busy nursing student, I did not have much time in the months leading up to the wedding to do much planning and Kathy and Brian were able to help me get the last minute ideas/details/decorations nailed down.
“On the day of the wedding we had a couple hiccups as a storm had come through and caused a tree to fall onto the road to the venue. I had no idea any of this had even gone on until the sun came out and it was time to walk down the aisle. Although nothing could have ruined my mood that day anyway, Kathy & Brian took care of any issues that came up that day and remained calm through everything.
“I would highly recommend Front Porch Farms to anyone who wants an outdoor Tennessee wedding. Thanks Kathy & Brian!”
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On a bright, warm June Saturday, Kristin and Jake said their “I do”s beneath the oak tree at Front Porch Farms. In accordance with the bride’s vintage Anthropologie-inspired vision, she incorporated many pretty little details throughout the day. Her lace trumpet gown was hung on a personalized mahogany “Mrs Vaughn” dress hanger, pretty cream fabric flowers were pinned into her loose curls, and she carried a stunning bouquet of cream roses and hydrangea with lamb’s ear. Her attendants, clad in customizable steel gray knit jersey cocktail dresses, carried similar bouquets in shades of light pink. They all wore flat sandals to complete the look. Jake wore a beautiful blue shirt with his gray suit and tie.
To make the wedding look homey and inviting, Front Porch provided multiple pieces of mismatching vintage furniture for guests to lounge on, accented by burlap and pastel printed pillows. Shepherd hooks suspended mason jars with wildflowers, lining the aisle of white folding chairs. Groomsmen played bluegrass instruments prior to the ceremony’s start. A literal “family tree” was displayed at the programs table with old portraits of family members at their weddings, clipped in with teensy clothespins. Guests signed a print from Kristin & Jake’s engagement session. The completed, signed frame was displayed at the reception.
Cream and antique-inspired details tied the reception look together. Kristin used Front Porch Props’ lanterns as part of her tables’ centerpieces, along with stacked books wrapped in crocheted lace and watercolor prints and paintings. Her favors were stacked beneath the stained glass window wall in Front Porch’s candy wagon: handmade preserves which read “Spread the Love – June 24, 2011.”
The college sweethearts cut a small cake with frosted flowers and served chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry cupcakes from The Cupcake Collection. Once the guests were “all danced out,” the fun-loving group jumped into the swimming pool. It was the perfect ending to a perfectly lovely wedding.
Planner: Kathy Best
Hair/Makeup: Salon Ya Ya
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Etsy
Photography: The Collection – Erin Lee
Videography: Andy Hughbright
Florist: Catherine Wilson
Caterer: Just Us GIrls Catering
Wedding Cake: The Cupcake Collection
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