Melissa + Eric’s reception at Front Porch Farms in Nashville was a good ole Southern party full of classic details. I’m head over heels for their long farm tables dressed with monogrammed burlap runners, white flowers and silver details. And you guys know, everything is better with string lights! The shabby chic dessert bar was made with the help of Melissa’s sister, who baked and decorated their three-tiered cake, which looks mighty delicious! Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Southern fete without peach cobbler pie, which stood among the cupcakes and frosted treats. The real treat, in my opinion, were the fireworks and sky lanterns that entertained the guests throughout the night. Plus, it made for one of Phindy Studios beautiful photos, don’t you think?
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Describe your wedding cake or dessert: My sister made our cake! Our cake flowers went missing, but we found some roses to put on top, and went on with the party. Besides, no one was looking at the cake very long. As soon as we’d given each other a bite, our fireworks show started!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Wedding planning was the fun part – it was the juggling that plus work, school, moving twice, and a practicum that nearly killed me!
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-50,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Fireworks and Sky lanterns. We loved them, and both were a wonderful way to surprise and entertain our guests throughout the long night!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? As Eric attempted to start our antique getaway car, he accidentally flooded the engine, rendering it completely immobile. As our guests cheered us on, a group of Eric’s friends stepped up, beers in hand, and pushed us, in the car, out of sight.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Someone told us to take a minute or two every hour of the day, to stop and look at what’s going on. It helped us remember and enjoy the day so much as it flew by. Great advice!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Eric’s career is going strong; I’m finishing my Master’s degree in April. Right now we’re just looking forward to having some semblance of a routine one day!
Photographer: Phindy Studios // Videographer: LookingGlass Photography // Planner: Kathy Best of Front Porch Farms // Venue: Front Porch Farms // Florist: Enchanted Florist // Wedding Cake Baker: Bride’s sister, Jessica Hale // Caterer: Chef’s Market // Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Erica Koesler // Bride’s Shoes: Coach Riding Boots // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: mixed and matched // Accessories: J.Crew earrings