What says “day of your dreams” more than a magical garden of greenery and strung lights? In every detail, the focus of whites and creams with hints of gold seamlessly folded into the draping greenery. This beautiful southern wedding transformed a barn into a garden that dreams are made of.
The Couple’s names: Ann & Donnie Young
Wedding Date: August 5, 2017
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church/Saddle Woods Farm, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Tell us “your story” in a few sentences. We met through a mutual love of all sports. Donnie coaches at my alma mater, Vanderbilt University. We dated for 2 ½ years before we got engaged. Donnie caught me totally by surprise and proposed in the athletics department at Vanderbilt, where we first met.
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Classic, southern, clean
You have awesome style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic. I wanted a very clean, classic, and fresh wedding. Our wedding planners were fantastic and they helped bring my vision to life. We used a lot of whites and creams, some gold and lots of greenery
What was your very favorite detail from the day? It is virtually impossible to name just one. I love how it all came together! The ladies at Big Events did such a beautiful job of transforming the barn. If I had to pick one favorite detail, it would probably be the way the ladies incorporated the greenery into the décor. It brought that garden feel into the reception.
What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before you started wedding planning? We worked with Big Events a couple of years earlier on my sister’s wedding, and I was so impressed with their work. They thought of every detail, and I knew they would do a wonderful job on my wedding. They make sure there are no regrets!
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! I had a very particular vision for my wedding invitation. It is the first introduction for your guests to the tone of the wedding. Emily was so lovely to work with, she listened to what I wanted, and made helpful suggestions. The invitation turned out perfectly!
This bride, these colors, these photos – BREATHTAKING! We felt honored to work with Ann and the talented team at Big Events on this wedding suite. We love an invitation where the font fills the entire paper with lovely script in letterpress. So luxurious, so classic and so personal at the same time. The color choice for this suite was on point as well! It’s soft, romantic and bold in all the right ways. Thank you, Ann and Donnie, for letting us help you set the tone for your lovely lovely wedding!
DRESS BHLDN // ACCESSORIES shoes: Christian Louboutin Follies Strass // VENUE Ceremony: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Reception: Saddle Woods Farm // PHOTOGRAPHER Austin Gros // WEDDING PLANNER DeDe Scheibe & Lacey Fuson with Big Events // PAPER Emily O. Holmes // FLOWERS Martha Greenwood with Big Events // CATERER Kristen Winston Catering // CAKE Desert Designs by Leland Riggins // LINENS BBJ Linens, Over The Top Linens, and La Tavola Linens // RENTALS Music City Tents and Events and Please be Seated // LIGHTING Bright Events Productions // DRAPING Quest Events // BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Bill Levkoff // GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Michael Kors from Lauber Clothing // MAKE-UP Amanda Gros // BAND The Atlanta AllStars