Southern wedding of Rachel and Grant

About a year before her wedding, Rachel first contacted me and this line caught my attention.  "I am getting married to the wonderful Grant!!!"  From that very first email, I knew how much Rachel and Grand were in love. 

See some of Rachel and Grant's engagement photos

Rachel knew that she wanted for her wedding style - romantic southern rustic.  She had great ideas for her design using lots of gray and beige with touches of blush.  The result was a stunning, detailed wedding full of charm.  

wedding stationery floral handdrawn map

The ceremony took place at a historic white church nearby.  Rachel added sweet details with the wooden sign and scripture and the kraft paper program with the bridal party. 

wedding ceremony old white church
bride and groom kissing by fence row

Afterwards everyone went to Grant's family farm where the reception was held.   The cocktail area was setup with hay bales and wooden crates and boxes were filled with popcorn for a self-serve snack.  A canoe with ice held signature cocktails in small jars with a fly fishing label.

popcorn bar cocktails in jars

Old church pews were used as decorations around the barn with large boxes of cotton decorating the front draped barn entrance.  Around the side of the barn was more pews and large spools setup for alfresco dining. 

outdoor wedding reception white benches string lights

Rachel included so many details into her bridal party.  The mismatched bridesmaids dresses were all long but in different styles and colors.  But the combination of the beige and different shades of pink created a stunning effect.  The groom and groomsmen in their gray suits and yellow bow ties with feather and cotton boutonnieres looked very dapper. 

romantic-southern-wedding bride groom with horses
groomsmen feather boutonniere

Upon entering the barn, guests were greeted with a warm "welcome" and the tablecloth that was the guest book. 

The head table was decorated with white Mr. and Mrs. pumpkins.  The tables were decorated with alternating designs.  One design had a gold and white chevron runner with lush, romantic pink, blush and white flowers in wooden boxes.  While the other design was a runner gold deer heads on kraft paper with antlers around a wooden box filled with cotton. 

southern rustic wedding reception centerpiece cotton
centerpieces with antlers lush flowers wooden boxes

The brides cake was a white whipped buttercream decorated with pink and white roses and topped with wooden deer.  The groom's cake was a duck blind.  There were also assorted flavors of mini bundt cakes in rustic metal feeders for guests.  

white wedding cake pink roses

Photographer: Rachel Moore 
Ceremony Venue: New Hope Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: 
The Hitchin’ Post 
Import Flowers Nashville and Garden Delights
Wedding Cake: Julia’s Bakery 
Nothing Bundt Cakes 
Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ 
Lighting and DJ: 
JD’s Music and Lighting 
Chevron Table Runners: 
Kitchen Papers 
Gold Deer Table Runners: 
Bride’s Gown: 
“1900” by Casablanca 
Bridal Salon: 
The White Room Lebanon 
Bride’s Bolero: 
Hair and Makeup: Aignes Rogan
Bride’s Shoes: 
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: 
Joanna August 
Bridesmaid Dress Salon: 
Bella Bridesmaid 
Men’s Suits: 
Groom’s Boots: