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While Perkins + Wickliffe’s ceremony alone might have qualified for most Southern, their reception takes it to another level and is just further proof that Southerners can throw a party the good ole’ fashioned way — chock full of traditions, love and fun. Like Perkins said, “it was either go big or elope!” The reception at the bride’s parents’ home included a cake pull (for all 15 bridesmaids and the mother of the bride, y’all!), a raw bar including wahoo that the bride and groom caught themselves, cowboy hats and tambourines, and toasting goblets hand blown by a good friend of the newlyweds. The tire swing, drink koozies and hay are just the icing on the cake! We can’t thank Jodi Miller Photography enough for sharing!

See all the photos from Perkins + Wickliffe’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

Describe your wedding flowers: Daisies and in-season flowers with a very loose garden theme.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: My sister-in-law made my cake and it was simply white, three-tiered with six accent cakes that were all different flavors covered in white daisies and greenery. The main cake tier that we ate was pumpkin, our favorite.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Size. We are both from huge families and have lots of different groups of friends from various parts of our lives. It was either go big or elope!
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The music and having two bands that featured our love for bluegrass and Motown.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Seeing Wickliffe smile as I walked down the aisle.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? No, but our readings were the Irish Wedding Blessing and a scripture reading from the Book of John 15: 9-12 that were very meaningful to us.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy every minute because it is one of the best days of your life!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? One day moving South and having a farm of our own.

Photographer: Jodi Miller Photography // Planner: bride and Hilary Cook the weekend of // Venue: Bride’s family farm // Florist: Betsy Burton // Wedding Cake Baker: Laurie Ward of Avenue Foods // Caterer: Avenue Foods // Rentals: True Value // Linens: True Value // Lighting: True Value // Paper Products: High Peak Sportswear // Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Bride’s mother’s // Bride’s Shoes: Old Gringo // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew

Jodi Miller Photography is one of our fantastic Blue Ribbon Vendors!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar AmandaR reply

    I think I would get along great with this Southern bride! I am planning my wedding for next June on my mom’s farm and I have already planned on incorporating at least half of the elements that Perkins beautifully pulled off in this fabulous wedding: bury the bourbon, the dog/best friend wedding party member :), Southern food (obvi), cowboy boots, hay bales, lace dress, Motown band, and a farm reception, all while pulling it off all so elegantly! Thanks for featuring this wedding – it confirms that a farm wedding can be elegant and classy, and anything but redneck.

    • avatar Perkins Lyne reply

      AmandaR: THANK you so much, It was so much fun to plan! Best of luck with your plans:)

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