If you’ve been looking for a fun laid-back rustic mountain wedding, this is it! Caroline and Alex’s wedding was this past October in Trade, Tennessee. Raven from You Are Raven Photography captured their beautiful wedding and tells us more about the details. Raven says, “The drive up to Caroline & Alex’s rustic mountain wedding in Tennessee was one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever made. They married near one of my all-time favorite locations in the world, at the White Fence Farm in Trade, TN, which happens to be one of THE BEST locations I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting at.”
Rustic Mountain Wedding
“I loved Caroline & Alex pretty much immediately, and they’re my kind of people up and down. They’re so laid-back and fun and goofy and were sincerely up for whatever ridiculousness I threw at them (which, with this location, was a lot). The weather was cold and a little rainy, which ended up being perfect for the two of them, they later told me, because their trip to Ireland together early on in their relationship was such a huge part of building who they are together. So their entire wedding day just reminded them of that trip.”
“There were so many great things to explore with this wedding: the groom’s custom suit built by a guy in New Orleans, the TONS of lavender dumped on the couple after the ceremony, the adorably energetic dancing during the reception, the emotion-filled moments of the ceremony, and the heartfelt toasts and tributes at dinner. One of the funniest moments, to me, was when Alex surprised Caroline by reading aloud from a letter she had written herself the night she first met Alex. It was hilarious and endearing and adorable.”
Florist – friends who work a flower farm from their church in Efland, NC and dried lavender and wheat from several sellers on Etsy
Caterer – Neomande in Raleigh, NC
Cakes/Desserts – pies and cookies by family and friends, wedding cake by Aunt Peggy
Venues – White Fence Farm in Trade, TN
DJ – our dear friend Michael Norris lent his sound equipment and we collaborated on a killer playlist
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist – Sierra from HairStudio101 in downtown Boone, NC
Wedding Planner – the bride and groom with help from family and friends, and the lovely Raven!
Dress/Clothing – Gown from BHLDN and suit from a custom tailor in New Orleans, LA
Accessories/Jewelry – Flower crown by PaulaJeansGarden on Etsy, jewelry from the Nasher Art Museum at Duke University
Rings – bride’s rings by custom jeweler Mitzy Jhonkeer in Wilmington, NC, groom’s ring is a family piece
If you enjoyed this Tennessee wedding and you’re looking for your photographer, visit You Are Raven! You can check out Raven’s preferred Georgia wedding photographer listing in our wedding vendor guide.