Summer Trends We are Loving for 2020!

As summer has quickly made its entry, I know it’s not the summer many of us envisioned…especially for our brides! Nevertheless, we are here to share some of our favorite summer weddings trends that you can easily incorporate into your wedding this summer, no matter what circumstances!  First, we are loving the trend of bright colors! Bright, warm colors (such as tasteful yellows and oranges) have made their way into the summer wedding world and we are here for it. Picking one or two warm colors and implementing them into your bridesmaids dress and decor is a great way to [...]


Real Bride Story- Chasity and Donte

-How did he propose? He planned a date night to celebrate our anniversary. We pulled in to Ruth Chris and the Host walked us to the back. Once the doors opened, a saxophonist was playing my favorite song by Anthony Hamilton, "Point of it All," while my entire family was seated at the table. There were roses on the floor and pictures of us on the table. One of the best days of my life. -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: My Venue was Stratton Hall. I loved the dark wooden floors, with the nice chandeliers, [...]


Real Bride Story- Lauren & Madison

-How did he propose? Madison and I began discussing marriage in October 2018, but I was completely surprised when he proposed on November 9th, 2018 on a Friday after school in his mom’s classroom. Of course I was so happy and the one thing I remember Madison saying during the proposal was that he promised to show how much he loved me in action and in truth, not just words and deeds. (1 John 3:18) I’ll never forget that. Madison is the most patient and kind person I know and I’m so proud to call him my husband. -Tell us [...]


Real Bride Story- Ashley and Clayton

-How did he propose? He took me to a look off on lookout mountain and proposed to me! The funny thing was I was a little salty at first because when he proposed, I didn’t see any of my family there and he knew it was a big deal to have them their! But after, my family, friends, and fur babies came running out of the woods! Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: I chose Howe farms because it had the rustic farm/barn look I wanted, but was also so elegant at the same time. It [...]


Real Bride Story- Emily and Zach

-How did he propose? We backpacked to the top of Laurel Snow Falls in Dayton, TN. We reached the top right as the sun was setting. As I'm standing on the cliff watching the beautiful sunset, I turned around to see Zach on one knee asking me to marry him! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We got married at The Gray Dove in Ooltewah. We chose this venue because was wanted a place that had it's own natural beauty and gave us the opportunity to have an outdoor wedding. -What was your favorite and least [...]


How to Plan your Wedding Fast and on a Budget

If you’re reading this, it’s possible that you are newly engaged with a fast wedding date approaching and hoping to just be married without breaking the bank. We are here for you! Here is our best advice for planning a wedding fast and inexpensively!  The first thing we advise is to keep your guest list small. This will then allow for less food, less space, etc. This will help you stay within your budget instantly! Of course include family and close friends, but make the cuts where they are needed and make sure that everyone on your guest list is [...]


Real Bride Story- Debora & Scott

-How did he propose? He caught me by surprise on his front porch at sunset! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: It is originally an amphitheater for Southern Adventist University. It has a beautiful back drop and we just wanted a simple outdoor wedding. It fit perfectly! -What was your favorite and least favorite part about the wedding planning process? My favorite part was picking out decorations and flowers! My least favorite was choosing an officiant for the ceremony. -Any advice for other brides planning their big day? Don’t get too focused on how things should [...]


Real Bride Story- Irene & Brian

Photography by: Rich Smith Photography -How did he propose? He totally surprised me by proposing at our annual Friendsgiving during a big group picture. He parted the seas and dropped to his knee in front of all our friends! Eekkk, a holiday we will always remember. -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We originally chose The Church on Main because of it’s fantastic location and beautiful exposed brick, but due to Covid- 19, we had a last minute switch up and decided to exchange vows on top of lookout mountain. You cannot beat this view! Even [...]


Real Bride Story- Hannah & Zach

Photography: @meganfaithphoto -How did he propose? He convinced me we were going on a picnic in Chattanooga to celebrate my belated birthday, but ended up proposing in Coolidge Park. Then, he had a surprise engagement party afterwards with friends and family from across many states! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We chose Lanes' Bend in Cookeville, TN. This venue is tucked away in the hills of Tennessee. It's a perfect little white chapel, with beautiful scenery all around. It fit us perfectly! -What was your favorite and least favorite part about the wedding planning process? [...]


Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding: How to Manage Planning an Outdoor Wedding

You have made the brave, bold, and beautiful choice having your wedding outdoors! Outdoor weddings are one of the current biggest trends in the wedding world, and we are here for it! Nevertheless, they have their own set of overwhelming details that I am sure you have encountered if you are reading this! We are here to provide some wisdom on planning your dream outdoor wedding!  With everything currently going on with COVID-19, we know some of you are rescheduling your weddings for the summer or fall season and choosing an outdoor location for safety and logistical purposes! We hope [...]