For this late summer wedding, the couple chose to get married at Camp Mitchell on top of Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas because of its amazing views. Tammy from Something Borrowed Events and Weddings helped plan their big day. She describes her style as shabby chic which certainly showed through in the incredible décor.
The bride wore a strapless beaded gown with a sweetheart neckline and carried a bouquet of purple and white flowers. Her bridesmaids wore purple dresses and the groom and his groomsmen wore khaki suits.
The church had incredible mountain views and was decorated with bouquets of purple and white flowers at the end of each pew and on the altar. Programs doubled as fans in case the guests got warm.
The ring bearer and flower girl were brought to the altar in a wood wagon.
Family members posed for photos in front of the church after the ceremony. The bride and groom’s love of family was Tammy’s favorite aspect of the wedding. “Because she wanted their parents, grandparents and great grandparents to be remembered on their wedding day. Her great grandma’s wedding dress (that is still alive) was displayed with her brides table. She was fun to work with and wanted the wedding to not just be about her, but family,” said Tammy.
The path to the reception area was lined with wooden signs with the vows painted on them as well as mason jars and jugs with the couples initial painted on them. The guestbook had pages of photos of the newlyweds with blank pages for the guests to sign.
A BBQ reception dinner was held indoors and the newlyweds sat at a communal table with their wedding party.
Each table was decorated with a lantern centerpiece on vintage lace doilies. Photos of the couple and their family were on display throughout the reception hall.
The bride’s great grandma’s wedding dress was hung behind the table. They had a four tier white cake with purple flowers on top rather than a traditional cake topper. The groom had his own cake table decorated with photos from his favorite baseball team, the Arkansas Razorbacks.
After eating guests were invited outside for dancing. The couple wanted a county fair theme to the outdoor décor so Tammy brought in hay bales and benches for seating and handkerchief banners were strung from the trees. A live band performed behind a handmade sign with the couple’s last name.
Tammy and the bride clicked immediately and shared a very similar sense of style. Tammy stresses that this is very important when choosing a wedding planner. “Tell your planner what type of person y’all are so it can be seen throughout the wedding. So it won’t just be a staged event,” said Tammy.
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