This Summer we have had our fair share of weddings. Caroline actually just rounded out the summer wedding season with a camp wedding near Monteagle. We have received our pictures and gotten our ducks in a row, so I am now thrilled to share some of the details of my wedding weekend!
William and I met in Monteagle, Tennessee years ago and were crazy about each other from the very beginning. His great-great-grandparents built their cottage in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in 1913, and I decided to work with the youth programming on a whim one summer. William worked in the snack shop that summer, and the rest, as they say, is history. William and I both love being outdoors, and we always knew we wanted our wedding to draw in our love of nature as well as our love of Monteagle.
William and I knew that we wanted our day to feel polished but a little rustic, and we never would have been able to pull it off without all of the help from Caroline, our moms, and countless others!
I wore a Christian Lacroix gown, which was updated beautifully by Muna Couture in Nashville. The dress was made of off white silk organza and embroidered with big white flowers and vines, perfect for an outdoorsy wedding. My veil was made out of lace taken from my grandmother’s wedding dress, and it was also worn by Caroline on her wedding day. The men wore gray suits with ties from Pelican Coast Clothing, a nod to my south Mississippi upbringing.
We decided to take all of our pictures before the wedding with our incredible photographer Jamie Clayton of Nashville. William brought over sweet Jake, his lab, who clearly stole the spotlight!
Our ceremony was simple, short, and sweet and filled with quite a few very happy tears. It was held in the chapel right in the middle of the Assembly and guests walked just across the bridge and into the historic gym on the grounds where the reception was being held.
The catering was done by Natural Bridge Events with the cake by Ivy Wild, but with our crazy food restrictions, I made a gluten and dairy free cake for William and me. It was a seriously delicious almond cake that Ivy Wild decorated for us so it would blend right in!
CEO the Band, out of Atlanta, was the hit of the evening with Motown classics as well as pop hits, and everyone enjoyed dancing away, long after we left through a spray of sparklers!