Abbey and Scott held their outdoor barn wedding on May 14th, 2016 at Meadow Hill Farms in Columbia, TN. The couple shared their day with 100 of their closest friends and family. The ceremony was held outside in the garden area and the reception followed inside the barn.
The day began with Abbey and her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done in the onsite bridal suite. The men arrived to the farm a few hours after the ladies and hung out in the grooms cabin on the other side of the property. Mimosas for the ladies and whiskey and cigars for the guys.
Before heading down the aisle the couple shared a private moment together as Scott prayed for the two of them and their marriage. Abbey and Scott didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony so they joined hands around a doorway in the barn so they could still have the intimate moment.
The ceremony began at 4pm. Abbey and Scott had their Bridesmaids and Groomsmen walk down the aisle together followed by their Flower Girl, Charleigh, and Ring Bearer, Hudson. Finally, Abbey’s father, Lanny, walked her down the aisle.
Abbey and Scott decided to have a releasing of balloons. The couple locked a padlock closed which took two keys to lock symbolizing their love for one another being locked forever. They then tied the keys to the balloons and sent them off into the sky so that they can never unlock their love.
The balloon unity ceremony was an amazing thing to watch. There was a brief second where we thought the wind was going to knock the balloons back down to earth (yikes!) but they made it up and around the surrounding trees and flew off into the distance. The guys clearly got a kick out of the almost tragedy!
Following the ceremony, the bridal party and family took pictures while the rest of the guests enjoyed cocktail hour with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
The bridesmaids all wore one should petal pink long dresses with lace detail on the shoulder, while Abbey’s maid of honor and sister, Autumn wore a full gold sequin long dress. Abbey’s white dress was full lace with a transparent low back and v-neck front. The men were dressed in gray suits with petal pink bowties.
The girls boutiques were filled with mostly white follows with a touch of peach, petal pink, and greenery as well while the men had on very simple white rose boutonniere with a greenery backdrop.
Isn’t she a stunning bride?
The barn was decorated with flowers from top to bottom. Family photos, mismatching vintage china plates decorated the tables along with large flower boxes, small vases, and painted vintage coke bottles with single stems. The large array of decor made for a rustic and homey feel inside the barn.
The reception began with Abbey and Scott sharing their first dance to Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. After a few toasts by the best man and bridesmaid, Abbey shared a dance with her father to “My Girl” by the Temptations and Scott shared a dance with his mother to “He Gets That From Me” by Reba McEntire.
Abbey is a very southern girl at heart and so is her dad. They share a love for boiled peanuts and her dad made favor bags of them for all of the guests. We got to show a little creativity in creating all the signs at this wedding too!
The night ended with a sparkler exit at 8:55pm. We are so grateful we got to be apart of Scott and Abbey’s big day and love being able to call Abbey a new friend! We wish them all the best of luck in their marriage!
Venue: Meadow Hill Farm
Cake: Tis So Sweet
Florist:A Village of Flowers, Vision in White Florals
Photographer: Images by Kayelyn Nicole
Bartender: VIP Bartending
Videographer: Dog & Doe Videography
Hair/Makeup: Abby Artistry
Rentals: Southern Events
Caterer: Sisters II Catering
Wedding Planner: Vision in White Events