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Weddings After Marriage

Photography by Rainey Day Photography

I see a new trend emerging. More couples are getting married and having their wedding at a later date.  In some cases, the groom is going off to war. In other cases, it isn’t a convenient time to have a wedding, or the expense of it isn’t feasible at the time. More are practicing abstinence and purity until marriage. These couples don’t want to live together before marriage, so they get married and have the wedding later. The desire to make a life-long commitment is taking center stage, placing the wedding lower on the priority list.  This speaks volumes to me about the current generation.  More often than not, today’s brides and grooms are victims of divorce. They know firsthand the pain that comes with that, so they aren’t entering the marriage with the flip attitude that “If it doesn’t work out, we can always get a divorce.” I applaud them for recognizing that marriage is sacred and not to be taken lightly.

Ben and Jen got married a year prior to their wedding.  Ben had taken a job out-of-state, and Jen wanted to go with him. They didn’t feel it was right for them to live together, so they got married. During the following year, Jen planned her dream wedding.  It turned out beautifully, don’t you think?  I loved the bridesmaids’ dresses. They had a southern belle look to them. The girls carried a simple bouquet of white calla lilies. Jen’s bouquet was very elegant, just like Jen! She carried a classic bouquet of white calla lilies with added jeweled adornment on the stems.

We lined the aisle with submerged calla lilies.

The submerged calla lilies and the arrangement of hydrangea, roses, and Callas set an elegant backdrop for the ceremony.

Guests released monogrammed balloons for a fun send-off

Isn’t this a beautiful photo by  Rainey Day Photography?

About her wedding, Jen wrote, “Where do I start?  So much to thank you for! My ceremony and reception were both absolutely breathtaking, perfect in every way! I absolutely loved it. I received so many compliments that it was the most beautiful wedding that they’d ever seen! More importantly, it was the most beautiful wedding I’d ever seen! And, I’ve been to a lot. You left me with wanting absolutely nothing more.  Thank you, Pam! you brought my vision to life! God Bless!”

What more can a designer hope for than to make a bride’s dream come true?

See more photos of Jen and Ben’s wedding at Pamela’s Event Design.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave comments. I would like to know who is reading my blog.

Warm wishes!

Pam Archer, President

Pamela’s Exclusive Floral & Event Design

Through a Photographer’s Eyes

Stan Crabtree is an artist who found his true passion the first time he picked up a camera.  Since he started Crabtree Photography he has photographed more than 300 weddings.  Ever improving his craft and staying current with the trends, he uses some of the best equipment available.  He said that when he first started, he made a portfolio of all of his pictures.  He took this to all the women he knew and asked for their honest feedback.  He received all positive reviews.  Of this experience he says, “Just because your friends say they love your work and that you are a good photographer only means that you have good friends.”  He is way too modest!  I have known Stan for several years.  He is a very kind, honest, and caring man, devoted husband and father, and a wedding vendor that I am completely comfortable referring a bride to.  He loves what he does, and he is good at it!

Stan’s photography is good, no matter what the occasion, but I am particularly impressed with his rural style.  He has been generous enough to allow me to share a few of my favorite images on this blog.

I’m a pushover for any photo of children, so I chose these two precious pictures:

What country wedding would be complete without boots?  I love this shot of the boots, bouquet, and veil.  I am going to pin this on Pinterest…another obsession of mine!

Candid shots are my favorite!  I wonder what’s going through their heads as they sit and enjoy each others company and the scenery?

I think this photo is stunning!  Can you see the reflection of the bride and her bouquet in the mirror across from her?

Brides, don’t walk to the phone to call Stan…RUN!!!  You can trust him with your wedding day and any other special event in your life.  Check out his website, too at Crabtree Photography.  Stan primarily serves the Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee area, but will travel upon request.

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Have a blessed day!
Pam Archer

Peacock’s Rule the Roost at Chateau Selah Wedding

Chateau Selah is located in Blountville, Tennessee.  You may not be able to touch the clouds from there, but you certainly are a lot closer to them.  The views are spectacular!  This is what makes it a popular choice for weddings.   The green, purple, and blue color palette of nature was the perfect companion to James and Metha’s peacock wedding theme.  I posted a teaser a while back, but here are more photos by Life Winds Photography

Inside the four-story French Chateau, is a quaint, stone, spiral staircase.  Isn’t Metha’s dress amazing?  There is a wine cellar beneath the staircase.

I totally loved working on this wedding.  Green Cymbidium Orchids, Blue Bombay Dendrobium Orchids, Fiddlehead Fern Curls, and Peacock feathers made vibrant display in the bouquets.

Isn’t this flower girl’s dress adorable?  It’s all just a little bit exotic, don’t you think?

 

Check out this spectacular view of the mountains.  There are several fire pits on the property.  You can see one in the picture below, in the right hand corner.

 

How about this special guest?  He looks like he belongs there.  It looks real, but it is metal.

 

The fascinators from the  Royal Wedding inspired these one-of-a-kind aisle markers.

 

The bridesmaids wore different colors.  The groomsmen’s ties matched their dresses.

How about these shoes!  Can you pick a favorite?

The theme was carried forward to the reception.  These shimmer linens complimented the centerpieces.  Isn’t that Fiddlehead Fern Curl fun?

Pier 1 had all the decorative accessories we needed to complete the look.  I couldn’t pass up the large vases.

I found these little mirrors there, too.  We used these on the cocktail tables.

I found the placemats, napkin rings, and votive holders for the bride and groom’s sweetheart table at Pier 1 also.

I might have gone a little crazy at Pier 1.  I went there to purchase this peacock feather wreath that Metha wanted.  I came out with a whole lot more than that!

Chateau Selah is as breathtaking inside as it is outside.  It boasts a catering kitchen, complete with a dumb-waiter.  There are two bedrooms on the second floor for the attendants and bride to get dressed, and a media room for the groom and groomsmen.  The outdoor kitchen and fireplace are a bonus, and are fabulous for a rehearsal dinner cookout.  The biggest surprise is the honeymoon suite on the fourth floor.  If it were rated, I would give it ten stars!  The walk-in shower could fit the entire bridal party…not that you would want to do that! HA!  Seriously, it is absolutely beyond your wildest imagination.  There are balconies, a soaking tub, a huge bed with a ruffled comforter, and a flat screen TV.  It has all the amenities you could ask for.  If you are looking for that extraordinary venue, this place has it all.  Contact them at 423.323.3157, or info@chateauselah.com.

To see more pictures from this and other of our weddings, visit our website at Pamela’s Event Design.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please take time to leave a comment.  I read all of them, and I would like to get to know you.

Pam Archer, President

Pamela’s Event Design

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Country Wedding Is Elegant

Whew!  This summer and early fall have been non-stop.  I’ve been so busy with weddings and other events that it’s all been a blur.  The next few posts will catch you up on what we’ve been up to.  They will also give you a look at some of our favorite wedding venues.

Harvest Acres Farm is a new wedding venue in our region.  Locate in Limestone, TN, the acres of rolling hills with the backdrop of the mountains are breathtaking!  There are lots of outdoor spaces to choose from when planning your ceremony site.  The 7,500 square feet barn was completed in 2010.  It can accommodate 200 people on the main (acid stained concrete) floor, with additional seating in the loft area.  You can use the hay wagon to transport your guests from the barn to the ceremony!

The event barn is family owned and operated.  They built it mainly for a place to have functions for their church, but have opened it to use by others as well.  This isn’t just an old barn that has been converted to a venue.  It was specifically built for events, so it has never had the smell of hay, or other usual smells that come with a barn.  The catering kitchen is very nice, as are the restrooms, neither of which will you normally find in a barn.  There are changing rooms for the bridal party.

Above, is a before picture of the barn.  Below are before and after  pictures of the arbor, the huge stone fireplace inside the barn, and what the inside of the barn looked like before we got hold of it.  LOL


(The cute guy in the YMCA shirt is my awesome husband.)

Britney and Logan’s wedding style was casual elegance.  The color scheme of black, white, and green was perfect for the setting.  My talented son-in-law, Joe did the scroll pattern down the aisle.  Give the man a bag of rose petals and he can create magic!  The flower girls were so cute!  They stepped over the petals going down the aisle, which had all the guests laughing.  It was adorable.

To see more pictures from this magazine worthy wedding, go to Pamela’s Event Design.  Coming next…After a year of being married, Lindsey and Isaac finally had their dream wedding.

Thanks for stopping by,

Pam Archer


Random Wedding Week – Saturday

Do you ever look through old photographs and find some favorites you had forgotten about?  I did that this week, and over the next few posts, I am going to share a few with you.  There will be lots of random wedding things, from DIY projects for your bridesmaids and some of my favorite wedding photography shots,  to cake details, so check back every couple of days for some really cute ideas.

Indulge me today, as I show you the most beautiful flower girl EVER!  Not that I am the least bit biased, but this child…ahem…my great-niece…is every bit as sweet and angelic as she looks.  But, before I show you her picture as a flower girl, I want to share a picture that was captured of her playing dress up.  Notice the bare feet…sweet dirt, that’s what I call it.

playing dress-up

Just tell me that Laura Beth is not a beautiful child!  Between those eyes and the pearls….

Check out this black and white flower girl dress!

Black and white tulle flower girl dress

On a personal note, Laura Beth’s baby brother was born this week.  She first saw Asa before they had cut the umbilical cord.  She asked her mom, “When are they going to cut the power cord?”  How cute is that!

Do you have some cute flower girl or ring bearer pictures to share?  I’ll post them here.  Just e-mail them to me at pam@pamelaseventdesign.com.  If I receive enough, I’ll do a contest.