Lisa + Blake’s Cedar Springs Farm wedding looks so vibrant and dramatic through Jamie Clayton’s lens. Lisa’s dark purple calla lilies stand out against her ruched Pronovias gown and play well off the yellow in her bridesmaids’ David’s Bridal frocks. I love the sweet details the couple included, like the curtain and fabric draping on the porch of the farm house and the mason jars filled with happy daisies. Lisa + Blake wanted a venue that matched their personalities and then spent the week leading up to the wedding decorating and crafting. Their genuine efforts look like a sweet Southern affair!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. My best friend, Cassie started working at Barley’s in Knoxville, a restaurant and bar. Blake was working there as well, and when I would go visit Cassie at Barleys, I kept running into Blake. We spent some time together in passing, played pool, and eventually went on our first date to a Smokies baseball game in April 2008.
Describe the proposal. Blake took me out of town one weekend to see one of our favorite comedians in Greensboro, South Carolina. On our way back, he wanted to go to the Biltmore, so we did. We went on a walk down by the duck pond there and stopped and sat under a tree by the pond. He got down on one knee and proposed – he was so nervous, and I was completely surprised! I had no idea it was coming, but all of my family and friends did. After crying, laughing, and being mostly in shock, we came back to Knoxville that night. Cassie had cooked us dinner, and my family and best friend, Chelsea had come in from out of town to surprise us. We all had dinner together. It was a great day.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Emotional, relaxing, fun!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: The wedding dress was actually one of the first ones I tried on. My mom and I went to the White Room in Lebanon, TN, and I tried on a few dresses. The winner was a mermaid cut, oyster colored Pronovias wedding gown with lots of ruching around the middle. I think we both knew immediately that it was the one. I tried on several dresses after that, but my mind just kept coming back to that one dress. It was perfect!
Describe your wedding flowers: The bridal bouquet was simple, with dark purple calla lilies. The bridesmaids’ bouquets had both white and purple calla lilies. We also had lots of daisies, African violets, and other colorful flowers around the ceremony and reception area.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? No, we used traditional vows, but we both really liked the idea of having the guests participate in the vows by saying “we do” promise to support us in our marriage.
Photographer: Jamie Clayton Photography // Videographer: Joshua Cox // Planner: Linda Ligon (family friend) // Venue: Cedar Springs Farm // Florist: Oakley’s Flower and Gifts // Wedding Cake Baker: Patti Vaughn // Caterer: LaDonna Brown // Bride’s Dress: Pronovias // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: bride’s mother’s // Bride’s Shoes: Nine West // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal