Shabby Chic Meets French Country Wedding

As we approach those gorgeous-romantic summer nights we can’t hold our contentment for the great weddings to come, so we sought out the help of Watson-Studios to feed our love for weddings and all things romance. This a-dor-able couple will steal your heart away with their very sweet proposal. Caroline & Adam met in the spring of 2005 at the University of Tennessee. If you asked Adam, he would say these two lovebirds met through mutual friends both being involved in the UT Athletics, he was on the football team and she was a majorette. However, their first real encounters were in a statistics class where Adam tutored Caroline before finals, which then turned into a few dates after exams. From the moment they met, Caroline couldn’t get enough. His contagious personality won her over immediately and she couldn’t wait for the next time they could be together. They spent the next six and a half years falling in love, dancing the nights away and growing into two individuals truly meant to be together for a lifetime. In late Christmas Eve, with the help of the couple’s puppy, Lucy, Adam popped the question by having Lucy wear a beautiful engagement ring around her collar, fast forward and this lovely couple is heading toward the aisle at Rarity Bay Country Club in Vonore, Tennessee.

From the bride… “Rarity Bay truly allowed us to create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. We were married on the golf course with the Smoky Mountains behind us. We transformed the clubhouse and outdoors into a shabby chic meets French country getaway. Although the reception was held under a tent to help keep our guests comfortable, we also set up several “lounge areas” to provide a home-y and relaxing feel. We wanted the day to be something that just screamed our personalities and for our guests to leave saying “that was so Peach and Caroline”. From the hand-painted signs that my best friend and wedding planner created, to the beautiful flower arrangements, table settings, cakes, and just the overall look, it is entirely too hard to pick out a just a few favorites. Probably the most special things were the details that were heirlooms of my family and friends- the curtains used on the arbor were handmade for my grandmother’s house, the dishes used to serve cake were collected from both of our families and dear friends, my garters were handmade by a long-time family friend, our cards from guests were held in one of my Grandmother’s old suitcases, one of my mother’s old hankies were sewn into my dress with 1 Solomon 3:4 embroidered on it, and I was able to wear my late-Grandmother’s wedding ring throughout the day as my “something old”, and my late-Papaw’s wedding band around my bouquet as my “something borrowed”. Peach has been my husband’s nickname since he was a little boy and is what he always goes by.  I surprised him at the reception by serving Bellini’s during cocktail hour, affectionately named, “My Perfect Peach”. It was truly a day filled with so much love, and one that Peach and I will never forget.”

Photographer: Watson-Studios // Event Planner: Alexandra Hansen // Hair Stylist: Bangs and Blush // Jewelry: Diana Warner Studio/ / Event Designer: Jennifer Laraia Designs // Other: Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie // Other Location: Rarity Bay // Reception Venue: RT Lodge // Bakery: Sugarbuzz Custom Cakes // Band: The Downtown Band // Invitation Designer: The Happy Envelope // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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