Our bride and groom began the day by getting ready with their wedding party. Jerilyn wore a gorgeous billowing gown with a sleek updo and floor-length veil. Ryan and his groomsmen wore simple grey suits with yellow bow ties and boutonnieres. We loved the simplicity of their looks, paired with the bright pop of color that the yellow flowers brought.
Once they were dressed, Jerilyn and Ryan met for their first look photo shoot. We loved seeing their first reactions of excitement and love, followed by a lovely series of photos taken around the area. They even found a very cool backdrop of a pair of wings painted on a wall! Every photo captured their love and their fun-loving personalities.
As guests began to arrive for the ceremony, they found a beautifully set space. All the signage of the ceremony was matching painted chalkboards, and at the end of the aisle was a “chandelier” of greenery constructed by the groom. Probably the most fun touch was the “guestbook”, which was a board to be used for cornhole/bean bag toss.
The ceremony took place underneath the chandelier of greenery, in front of the lovely wooden barn doors. Jerilyn and Ryan exchanged vows, rings, and a kiss, and were pronounced husband and wife! It was then time to enjoy Cocktail Hour, and they had lots of fun planned for their guests.
At the cocktail hour, there was a dessert table set with lots of cupcakes, with a sign that read “It’s tradition… Dessert before dinner”. Guests continued to sign the guestbook, and were treated to complimentary flip flops if their shoes would be uncomfortable for dancing.
The venue was reset during the cocktail hour, transformed for the dinner reception. Our bride designed the centerpieces, which we arranged: a cool metal vase with a modern take on a bouquet, golden votive candles, and painted wine bottles. We loved the amount of effort that went into making this wedding so personalized and beautiful!
Once the space was ready, the guests took their seats, and Jerilyn and Ryan were re-introduced as a married couple. They shared a first dance, then shared dances with their mothers, and heard toasts from their wedding party. It was then time to dine!
Following dinner, Jerilyn and Ryan cut their adorable cake from Molly’s Cake Creations. There were three elements to the cake table: first, there was a “cake” made up of cannolis. There was then a groom’s cake in the shape of a “T”, designed in tribute to the team the Tennessee Volunteers. Finally, there was the multi-tiered bride’s cake, with an ombre effect and super cute penguin cake toppers.
After cake had been cut and enjoyed, Jerilyn tossed a bouquet into the crowd of excited bachelorettes. Ryan then retrieved the garter and tossed it to the bachelors.
The night ended with a classic sparkler exit, and the bride and groom waved farewell to their guests with huge smiles.
We wish the absolute best to Jerilyn and Ryan, and are so glad they chose us for their big day!
Thanks as well go to the fabulous vendors that made this day so great:
Venue: Artisan Alley Garage
Photographer: KV Photography
Cake: Molly’s Cake Creations