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Chad, being the true Southern gentleman that he is, knocked Kristen off her feet with a sweet a personal proposal. It’s no wonder, then, that Kristen + Chad’s wedding at Historic Cedarwood was full of sweet details and lots of love. Kristen looked cool and chic in her ruched wedding dress and braided hair — perfect for Tennessee weather. We love that she and her sister wrapped their bouquets using the lace from their mother’s veil, a sweet and oh-so-Southern touch. Bridesmaids in turquoise Dessy Collection dresses paired with warm-colored bouquets (wrapped in burlap and gingham, no less!) stood out among the green landscape, as did the mason jars full of blooms hanging from the chairs and the fun ribbon wands guests waved as the newlyweds made their way back up the aisle. We send lots of love to Landon Jacob for sending this wedding our way!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met in high school. Chad was a junior and I was a freshman. I was on the basketball team and he used to come to all of the games. Friends of ours who were dating introduced us. We went out one night after a basketball game and have been together ever since! Chad went off to college and I finished my last two years of high school. When I went to college at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, he followed me there.
Describe the proposal. Every year at Christmas, Chad and I go to Gaylord Opryland Hotel to look at Christmas lights. It is such a beautiful place and even more beautiful at Christmas. This time when we went, we had a really nice dinner at a beautiful Italian restaurant. After we ate dinner, we walked around looking for a fountain to throw pennies in to make a wish (a tradition we started in high school at Chad’s senior prom at Opryland). The rules were that you had to keep your eyes closed and say your wish out loud. I went first and wished that he would do amazing in his next phase of training and stay safe. His wish was that we would always be together and happy like we are. He said lots of sweet things that I can’t remember due to the fact I was so shocked at what happened next. I remember standing there with my eyes closed, smiling and saying that it was such a sweet wish. When he finished, I opened my eyes to find him on one knee with the most amazing ring! Of course, I said yes! It was a perfect proposal and I could have not thought of a better way for it to happen!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Fun, exciting, and ravishing!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The Cedarwood staff surprised us by setting up a plate of pennies and a really cute sign for our guests to come over and make wishes in the beautiful pond that sits in front of the house. The note by the pennies read, “Wishes for Chad and Kristen… the rules are simple, take a penny, close your eyes, and say your wish out loud.” It was so sweet that they incorporated our engagement in to our wedding day! It was very special to us!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: It was a very simple dress. I had two things I knew for sure I did not want in a dress and that was beading and tulle. I didn’t want to look like Cinderella and I am not the type to love sparkles and jewels. I found my dress on my first trip to the White Room in Lebanon, TN. I knew when I tried it on that it was the one I wanted. I felt like Chad would love it. I loved the ruching that extended down the dress and the sweetheart top added a lot to the dress. The back dipped a little bit but wasn’t too revealing. I thought it gave the dress a fun feeling. It was a hot night, but the dress was very comfortable and easy moving and, most importantly, it did not weigh me down at all!

Photographer: Landon Jacob Productions // Planner: Linda Wright at Historic Cedarwood // Venue: Historic Cedarwood // Florist: Historic Cedarwood // Wedding Cake Baker: Patty Russell // Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering // Paper Products: Designs in Paper // Bride’s Dress: The White Room // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: The White Room // Bride’s Shoes: LuckyBrand // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy Collection

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  1. avatar Wedding Invitations Australia reply

    WOW, gorgeous wedding! Beautiful bride!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    LOVE Kristen’s braided hairstyle and those cute burlap ring bearer pillows!

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  4. avatar Linda at Cedarwood Weddings reply

    We adore personal, heart felt weddings, and couples that are perfect together. Kristen and Chad and their wedding personify all that is beautiful about southern weddings. Landon Jacob Productions brings it home with amazing photos. Thanks Southern Weddings Magazine for featuring this one!

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  8. avatar JaLynn reply

    I usually don’t post comments but this is one of the best weddings I’ve seen. A lot of original ideas, well put together. Beautiful!

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This morning, we raved a bit about Paige’s sartorial selections (remember those one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses?!), but wanted to give you a few close-ups of the bride’s ruffly gown. Augusta Jones does magical work with wedding dresses, but Paige is what really makes this dress. The newlyweds enjoyed a rustic reception under the stars at the Magnolia Plantation, and noshed on red velvet cupcakes and homemade desserts. Tres Southern! Photographer Landon Jacob has more South Carolina goodness on his blog. What are you waiting for?

See all the photos from Paige + Scott’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

Describe your wedding flowers: Our wedding flowers were one of my very favorite parts of our wedding! We had mixes of all types but the main flowers were antique roses, green parrot tulips, snow berries and scabiosa pods. The flowers on the tables were all in different white milk glass containers and all of them were different. The head table had a mix of candelabras and beautiful single flowers in tons of different sized and colored medicine bottles.
Describe your wedding cake: We did not do the traditional wedding cake. We did an array of desserts that were all made by our families and are famous recipes that have been passed down through our families. We then got an array of five different flavored cupcakes for people to grab as well. I could not find a cake topper that I fell in love with so I decided to make one that looked like a little banner that spelled out “love.” We draped it over our giant red velvet cupcake. The array of desserts was a HUGE hit!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Our biggest challenge in our wedding was probably our invitations. The mail system weighed them and they said that they would be fine. Six days after we mailed them, we received a huge box with all of our invitations back with horrendous stamps all over them saying they were too heavy and that they were not standard! Needless to say our invites were much delayed and people from overseas were getting them before people that lived down the street from us. It was a bit of a nightmare but ended up all working out.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? There are two moments that stick out to me. One was when I got there before it all started and walked into our ceremony location and our reception. It was absolutely breathtaking! The second moment was probably walking down the aisle to finally hold Scott’s hands. I had been crying (of happiness) the hour before! The second I walked down the aisle and saw everyone who had come to be with us, I immediately was in tears again. I finally got to the front and about two minutes into the ceremony, holding Scott’s hands, I was put at ease and was so happy to finally be with him.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows although we did have a reading called “The Tree We Stand Beneath.” It was about a tree and how it starts as a seed and moves its way into having branches and grows just as a relationship does. It talked about you have to take care of a tree for the beauty to come just as a relationship has to be nurtured. It was beautiful. We thought it was very appropriate since we were married under a large historic oak tree. 

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We’re kicking off our Wednesday with a South Carolina wedding from Landon Jacob Productions – and we love it! Paige + Scott were married in a sweet outdoor ceremony at the Magnolia Plantation, and while we love the natural beauty of the couple’s venue, it’s their fashion choices that we’re really mad for. Take the chic Jim Hjelm frocks the bride chose for her maids. Emily + I <3 these dresses, though for predictably different reasons: I, for one, am swooning over the asymmetric neckline and subtle ruching, while E insists the rich plum couple is a welcome alternative to the traditional reds + orange fall color palette. Paige didn’t disappoint, either, in a dreamy Augusta Jones gown and femme Chuck Taylors. Of course, I’d be remiss not to point out the burlap-wrapped bouquets from Out of Hand Events – stunning!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Scott and I were neighbors that had never met for 3 years and were both highly involved in college. In fact, we had both gone on the exact same spring break to the Bahamas a year before we ever met. We were in the same hotel, rode the same cruise ship and spent time at the same beaches and nightlife locations. A year after that we were set up by a mutual friend and it’s history from there.
Describe the proposal. We were going on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with my parents. Unfortunately, all of us got sick at some point in the trip and it was during the huge hit of Swine flu. Scott was barely able to make it out of bed after spending two days in it to come to our 5 course dinner on the beach but there was no way he was going to miss this particular dinner! It was the most romantic atmosphere. It was right as the sun was setting, the food was delicious and the company was the best we could have asked for. It was time for dessert when Scott bent down on one knee and said “This evening has been absolutely perfect, I only know one thing that could make it better…will you marry me?” AAHHH it was amazing! Of course within two seconds the entire resort was cheering, our waiter ran up with gorgeous flowers for me and pictures were going like crazy! It was a perfect start to what has been the perfect beginning of our lifetime together!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Romantic, Vintage, Casual
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Neither of our families is from South Carolina so when we planned our wedding we wanted to show our families what we have fallen in love with— the Southern charm. We planned our entire wedding around southern romance. We were married on a plantation in Charleston, all of our foods were southern including crab cakes, she crab soup, fried green tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, coconut shrimp, sweet potato chippers etc. All of the decorations were old heirlooms of Scott’s family that kept the old feel of the plantation and made it extra special to include our family’s items in our day.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: My mom, maid of honor and I went to about ten places looking at dresses until we found Gown Boutique of Charleston. I put on the dress and didn’t immediately fall in love until I added the sash and we discussed some adjustments that could be made to it. Once it was all altered, the boutique made me a shawl, I added the sash and Scott’s great grandmother’s brooch it was absolutely everything I wanted and worked perfectly with the venue where we were married!

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