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Each time I start working on a Real Wedding feature I am completly smitten + surprised! It’s like unwrapping an awesome Christmas present — minus the mess of paper! Kim + Mark’s celebration at the King Plow Art Center definitely fall under the smitten catagory!

I’m a traditional girl at heart, but I think I could change my ways for Kim + Mark’s modern twists on classic style! I love how they took an iconic Southern detail like mason jars, and added a fun twist by having them displayed in a hanging installation. Totally unexpected, but completly gorgeous! And don’t even get me started on those glorious dangling glass globes of light and Kim’s short frock! Lots of love to Ms. Ali Harper for doing such a fabulous job capturing this romantic soirée!

How fun is the typography in this invitation? I could see Miss Nicole sending something like this out to her future guests.

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I was not looking forward to going wedding dress shopping. Atypical of most ladies, I don’t like to be fussed over. My best friend Robin is my go-to for an honest opinion. She is also, in my eyes, an expert, having worked at Vera Wang in New York. Kelly’s Closet was our first stop. It was great! The sales consultant asked me to go through the racks and pick what I liked. I had always dreamed of an all lace dress, but I also liked the idea of a tea-length dress. I tried on a total of eight dresses and quickly narrowed it down to an all-lace strapless dress or the tea-length dupioni silk dress, both by the same designer. They were so different and both flattering. At the end of the day, it was the tea-length dress that felt just right. I felt very free, very pretty and I loved it. The feeling of my wedding was easy and light-hearted and I felt that the tea-length dress reflected that. We left Kelly’s Closet and canceled the rest of my wedding dress appointments for that day and went out to toast success with a glass of prosecco.

My wedding flowers may have been my absolute favorite thing, including the incorporation of the balsa wood flowers and the festival lights would be my favorite detail of our wedding. There is something about festival lights that make a space feel magical. I wanted them to be creative and organic. I wanted ranunculus and peonies. I wanted spray roses and tea roses, but no standard roses. I wanted them to be wild, but polished.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? I love the idea of a beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception on a warm summer evening, but sometimes that is a little risky with the threat of rain. We opted for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. With all of the flowers and the lights, I hoped to transform the rustic art gallery into a warm and festive Southern night. Details like the mason jars used in the hanging installations are so iconic of the South. The delicate fans and paper parasols evoked that playfulness and whimsy that I associate with the South. My sister-in-law, who is a resident Charlestonian, said that the night reminded her of an outdoor Charleston wedding, which was my goal.

I’m dying over this gorgeous installation! Such an innovative twist on the ever-amazing string twinkle lights!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: I love the look of beautiful sweets on display and wanted something different than a towering white cake. I fell in love with simplicity and uniqueness of a trio of freesia cakes in the Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes book. I adjusted the colors to my palette and opted for piped ribbon roses in place of fresh freesia. I subbed one of the cakes for the Robin’s Egg cake (also in Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes). The large one was almond cake with vanilla bean buttercream. One of the smaller ones was peanut butter and chocolate and the other was chocolate and mint. We added small baskets of French macarons in caramel and almond vanilla bean on the cake table, because they are some of my favorite sweet treats!

Kim is a girl after my own heart, she believes in love at first sight, even if she won’t admit it! Mark and I met at work. I liked him from the moment I saw him, and I don’t really believe in that sort of thing. He was moving on to another job and I was disappointed. I was quickly promoted to his position, though, and we were paired together for his last two weeks in order for him to train me. By the end of those two weeks we were dating and have been together ever since.

Describe the proposal. I returned to school last June for pre-dental hygiene and Mark was determined to take a vacation before I went back. He had mentioned in the past that he thought that proposing on vacation was the way to do it, so I was suspicious. I was on the lookout, but no signs were apparent. Little did I know that my mother and Mark had made multiple trips to the jeweler to have my ring made. On our second night in Mexico, Mark and I took a walk on the beach. Mark asked me to look at the sky because he bought me a star. He pointed out a star and said, “but it isn’t as sparkly as this star,” and in his hand was a diamond ring. He asked me to marry him and I was so excited, I don’t even remember saying yes. It was a perfect proposal and unexpected.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? 115
Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? We did not do a first look. I wanted the sign of me in my dress to be a complete surprise to. It was the one thing that I wanted to be completely traditional.
Did you write your own vows? We did not write our own vows. I was convinced that I would get very nervous and my mind would go blank. Also, I can be shy and prefer to share my most intimate feelings in private.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. The processional was the instrumental version of “In My Life” by the Beatles. When I walked down the aisle, they played “Forever” by Ben Harper and the recessional was “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Our first dance was “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? My biggest challenge was trying to accomplish my decor vision within my budget.
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? I am so happy that I splurged on my custom cake topper.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Dancing at my reception and looking around at all of my family and friends belting out Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.'” I felt very loved and supported. It was great to see everyone having so much fun!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? I would suggest that when planning a wedding, the bride should take a lot of care in choosing her vendors. She should make sure that they share and appreciate her vision. Also, create a day that reflects you and your style. Try to relax and have fun.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? I am still working on getting into Dental Hygiene school, which may include moving. Mark and I would like to buy a house, but that most likely won’t happen anytime too soon. We rescued a wonderful dog this past week.

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marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  2. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    Best cake topper every with your two pets!! Where did you find this??

    • avatar Sarah Neuburger reply

      Melissa Vause: I am so excited to have made their custom cake topper for them! My shop name is The Small Object and you can find more details on ordering your own piece here: http://www.thesmallobject.com/products/weddingTopper.html

      Kim and Mark: It’s absolutely amazing!! I’m so excited for you both! xo

  3. avatar Gail from OliverINK Publishing reply

    What a pretty wedding! They have some very nice details from the flower girl carrying a bird’s nest to the cloche over the centerpieces.

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    The cake topper is from the small object, an etsy shop! She does lovely work.

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This may sound cheesy, but looking through the images of Malloree + Jordan’s wedding makes me feel warm and fuzzy. The newlyweds crafted a ceremony that was thoughtful, filled with faith and full of love from friends and family. We’re grateful for The Reason for giving us so many great images from their “I do’s.” Scroll through and you’ll see what I’m talking about when I say their group prayer could bring tears to your eyes. Of course, you’ll instantly smile when you see M + J’s cute personalized paper items at their reception!

I brought my mom, my youngest sister, and four of my bridesmaids dress shopping with me. I had already gone dress shopping with my mom, but was stuck on two dresses. I was also stuck on what I had envisioned myself looking like on my wedding day (in all lace) or going with what my mom liked best (a ball gown). Most of my girls actually liked my mom’s pick better, but when I really thought about it, I knew that if I bought the ball gown, I would be thinking about the all-lace, vintage looking dress. So that is what I went with and I couldn’t have loved my dress more. It was a perfect fit for our farm wedding.

We will never tire of seeing adorable ring bearers! We especially love this one’s sign — a sweet change from the usual “Here comes the bride.”

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Washing each other’s feet during the ceremony and asking family and friends who wanted to pray for us to stand and join us. EVERYONE stood and gathered around us. It was beautiful.

Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did. That was important to us. My favorite part was that both of us quoted Ruth 1:16-17, “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. The bridal processional was to “Where I Belong” by Cory Asbury. We washed each other’s feet to “Wedding Day” by Casting Crowns, had the prayer to “Before the Throne” by Shane & Shane, and recessed to “Mine to Love” by Dave Barnes. Our first dance was to “Close Enough” by Sean McConnell.

Our wedding was located on a 500-acre farm complete with open fields and a beautiful, rustic barn. Some traditions we incorporated were having a groom’s cake. Jordan had two cheesecakes with a banner from his alma mater. The food served was delicious BBQ sliders, my grandmother’s macaroni and cheese recipe, apple cole slaw, chicken fingers and more.

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: Wedding cake was delicious. It was two-tiered with white buttercream on the outside. The inside was ombre and went from strawberry, lemon, to white wedding cake. The outside was decorated beautifully with flowers from the wedding.

The most memorable moment of the day was dancing with my two favorite men, my husband and my daddy. Also, our reception was probably one of the most fun dance parties I’ve ever been a part of.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met as missionaries in Australia. We were both at a missionary training school called Youth With a Mission. Dating isn’t allowed within the program while you’re there, which is great because it doesn’t allow for distractions. But our hearts were starting to change toward the other, without the other even knowing! So to make a VERY long story short, through much prayer and lots of waiting, leaving each other for two months to separate field outreaches to Papua New Guinea and East Timor, we finally started dating after our graduation on June 10. We traveled to Sydney for two weeks afterwards and then I made my trip back to Georgia and Jordan went back to Texas. We traveled back and forth for two months until we decided that I would move to Texas. I’ve been here happily ever since!
Describe the proposal. We dated for four months before we got engaged. Everyone always says, “When you know, you know.” I thought that was such a crock until it happened to us! I told Jordan that I didn’t want anything over the top because that’s just not who we are, and Jordan was up for the challenge. On Sunday, October 30th, we went to church in the morning and then made plans to spend the day with his family like we do every Sunday. I made plans to have coffee with his sister while the rest of the family was supposedly at home. In the middle of our coffee date, we get a phone call from our sister-in-law asking if we wanted to meet her and our nephew Jax for some ice cream. When we met them, my sister-in-law said, “Jax, show Malloree what you learned at Sunday school today!” He handed me a folded up piece of paper, so I unfold it and started reading it. It’s a letter from Jordan. I knew what was happening and just tried to whiz through the letter to get to the end. I looked up after I finished speed reading and my handsome man was walking toward me, all dressed up, ring in hand. After he asked and I finally said yes, the whole family came out of nowhere, as well as the surprise photographer! Jordan did a wonderful job, incorporating some of my favorite things, our nephew and ice cream, and I loved spending it with the family.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? 140
Did you decide to do a “first look”? We talked about it, but Jordan is very traditional and he did not want to see me at all the day of. I was really glad that we didn’t, because the anticipation of seeing each other for the first time was so great.
Describe your wedding flowers: Beautiful — coral peonies, Juliet roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas, and tons of wildflowers. Our flowers were one of my favorite parts of the whole wedding.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Planning a Georgia wedding while living in Texas and also keeping in mind that it was my wedding, my one day. I had to really consider that when others’ opinions rubbed me the wrong way.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000 – $25,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Having a videographer
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Don’t get caught up in the details. Hire a wedding planner, or at least a day-of coordinator. Remember that it is your wedding and it doesn’t always have to be traditional.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Right now, we are enjoying being newlyweds and starting life as just the two of us. We are looking forward to one day starting a family and potentially going back into ministry in the next few years.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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    What a beautiful couple and gorgeous wedding! That dress is phenomenal on her!

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Melanie + Cale are just full of good ideas that made their big day even more special. Dress shopping with mom was one-upped by Melanie’s talented mama who crocheted her entire dress based off a design that they both came up with. The result is not only one-of-a-kind, but perfectly detailed and gorgeous. This is the first time we’ve seen a ceremony set up like M +C’s. They sat hay bales in a spiral formation so that the bride would be able to pass by each guest on her way to the altar (LOVE!). Aside from the sweet touches, this wedding is just beautiful. You would never even guess that flowers were sourced and assembled at the very last minute! (Yikes! Read more on that below.) We’re dishin’ out big hugs to The Reason who shared M + C’s day with us.

I knew I wanted a different sort of dress. My mother happens to be very talented at crocheting, among other things. When I brought up the idea of a crocheted wedding dress, we began looking for patterns. We found our inspiration in a 1960s Vogue Crochet magazine. From that, she and I began to design a dress for my perfect day. The dress took countless hours and about eight months to finish. It was exciting and scary not knowing exactly how the dress would turn out, since neither of us had seen a crocheted wedding dress in person, not to mention this one was our personal design. When I put on the dress for the final time, about a week before the wedding, I said “yes” to the dress! I never once doubted it would be perfect, I never even tried on one single wedding dress but that one. My sister designed the sash after I showed her several pictures of inspiration. My mother also crocheted seed pearls into the top part of my dress for an extra Southern touch. I am confident in saying I had the most perfect wedding dress!

Describe your wedding flowers: We actually had a wedding flower dilemma at first. I had my flowers grown for me in a local greenhouse, but due to an unusually mild winter, they bloomed entirely too early and a week before the wedding, I did not have any flowers. A family friend (and retired florist) who putting the flowers together for me began to search online wholesale sites and we were able to get in a few Helga piaget roses, mini peach carnations, peonies, and an assortment of white flowers that included lilies, snap dragons, and anomies, and much more. We just ordered an array of flowers within budget and mixed them with borrowed greenery from a local nursery and grapevine we cut and dried. This was one mistake that turned into beautiful bliss!

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Yes. We always said we wouldn’t, but when looking at our timeline for the day, we thought it would be best for photos. It turns out to be one of the best decisions we made. That moment of just the two of us seeing each other and getting to appreciate the look on Cale’s face was priceless. The love we both felt at that very moment was overwhelming.

What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? We did not do any readings, but we did add a unique touch to the ceremony by watering a “unity” tree. Cale and I picked out a tree together that we would take and plant at our new home. To us, the tree symbolized our new growth together. The tree also reflected the work of marriage to both of us. We even picked a fruit tree because we wanted that to symbolize a “fruitful” marriage, and we know fruit trees require more attention. The tree also fit nicely with the overall theme of our wedding.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. We both envisioned just having an acoustic guitar for our ceremony, so we asked one of our dear and talented friends to play all of the songs during our ceremony. He played “Marry Me” by Train as the wedding party walked in. I walked down the aisle to “1000 Years” by Christina Perri. Walking back up the aisle was my favorite. I had our musician learn “She Said Yes” by Mumford & Sons. Our first dance was to “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton, which was also our real first dance when we first became a couple. The daddy-daughter dance was to Willie Nelson’s “Angles Flying to Close to the Ground”, and the mother-son dance was to “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: I think having our loved ones surrounding us in the spiral hay bale formation during our ceremony was the most special. Being able to walk by every person and smile at them both going down and coming back up the aisle was extremely warming.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The first look! Seeing Cale see me for the first time made my heart drop. There are no words to express the feelings we both had when we saw each other.

I think the most Southern part of our wedding was that it was truly was a family feat. We all enjoyed catching up and visiting, even though we were doing physical labor. My uncle and his son did all the electrical work and hanging of lights. Everyone tossed hay bales. We scrubbed, set up the flatbed tailor as our stage, and moved furniture, but most of all, we just enjoyed being family. Cale and I both grew up on farms, so our Southern roots run deep. The hay bales we sat on were baled right on our farm, our centerpieces on our guest tables included drift wood and sand from my family’s sandbar on the Altamaha River, where we were married. One of our party favors was a mason jar for the guest to drink out of for the evening. Our cocktail hour included mint luleps in honor of the Kentucky Derby and pink lemonade margaritas in honor of a Southern Cinco de Mayo. Our “Best Day Ever” Banner was made with burlap. We let both our bridesmaids and groomsmen wear their favorite pair of Southern boots — Cale and I even wore ours!

What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy it, have fun, and be yourself. Our wedding was so great because we incorporated who we were into every element. We enjoy humor and have a passion for Southern hospitality. We wanted our guests to leave feeling like they had spent good time with Cale and me, all the while enjoying good food, company, and drinks. We pictured our wedding as a place to relax, celebrate and sit in fine company.

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: Cale does not care for cake, and I love it!! We decided to go with a small traditional wedding cake of pound cake and buttercream icing and then a variety of other Southern cakes iced in white. Our cake designer produced key lime, double chocolate, raspberry swirl, and coconut cakes. We made most of our cake stands out of vintage plates and candle sticks that our grandparents collected for us when they went antiquing.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We literally grew up on opposite sides of the railroad tracks, about 10 miles from one another, in a small town in Georgia called Odum. We both graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009; Cale with his degree in Accounting, and myself with a degree in Nutrition Science. Cale stayed in Athens to obtain a Masters in Accounting and I went to Miami, FL to attend Barry University to obtain my Masters in Biomedical Sciences. In July of 2010, I returned back to Athens to stay with my sister for the summer months. Cale was in Atlanta doing an internship at Price Water House Coopers and saw that I was in Athens and contacted me over Facebook, suggesting we catch up. We got together for dinner one night and it was then that I noticed something was different. I just couldn’t put my finger on exactly what. We joked, had good conversation and caught up like old friends. I can remember running into him at a red light on the way back home from dinner where he rolled down his window and said that if we both were not married by thirty, we would just marry each other. I laughed, agreed and drove off. Throughout that month, we hung out a few more times. Then one day it just clicked.
Describe the proposal. Cale set up a way for me to spend the entire day “family centered,” without me noticing. I went and got my nails done with my sister, then spent the day by the pool with my mother, sisters and friends. That evening, I knew I was going to meet Cale’s grandparents for the first time and Cale promised me a fun date after they had visited. I began to get suspicious when Cale did not turn to go into the city of Jesup for dinner, instead driving toward my house in Odum. He took me out to my favorite spot on my grandfather’s farm and had packed a picnic. At the picnic, Cale began to tell me how special I was to him, and he was acting very nervous. He told me he had another surprise for me and went to the truck to get something. He asked me to stand up and close my eyes and then placed a wrapped present in my hands and told me to open it. I was ecstatic to unwrap a Bible that read, “Melanie and Cale Harris.” Cale got down on one knee and asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, at the same time, unveiling a beautiful rusty nail bent into the shape of a ring. (I always joked with Cale that the type of engagement ring I wanted was just an old rusty nail.) He then revealed the “real” engagement ring, a beautiful blue sapphire, and I said YES! Cale had both family and friends waiting down at the family River house for dinner and celebration.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? 350 +
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Using The Reason as our photographers. Their raw talent for capturing all the right moments of a wedding day is priceless. At the end of the day, when everything is said and done, all you have left are photos and a video. I can say the way they documented our wedding was more than perfect.
What’s next for you as a couple? We just recently relocated from Atlanta, Georgia back to our hometown in South Georgia. Cale will be running a local accounting firm, and I will maintain my position as the Nutritional Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We are excited to begin our new lives together surrounded by our families in a town we hold so dear. We just recently bought a charming older home, and are looking forward to making it our own We are you looking forward to deep roots and new beginnings! Above all the wedding stuff, we are best friends, and we are just excited to see what path the Lord will lead us on as a couple.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Hands down, my favorite dress I’ve ever seen. Kudos to them. It’s truly gorgeous. I love the spiral idea too! Such a sweet and personal wedding!

  2. avatar Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure reply

    I love it – honestly, the dress is AH-MAZE-ING. The entire thing though, is just gorgeous and I wish I had you to plan mine when I got hitched back in 2009.

  3. avatar Cheryl Cannington reply

    Love it! The bride’s belt is so pretty. Love the door with the sign “No Turning Back”!

  4. avatar Abby reply

    Love the corn hole lawn game boards! Is there any way to find out if they made these or purchased them somewhere???

    • avatar Melanie reply

      Abby: Happy Friday Abby! The creation of the corn hole boards was a family effort, aka a fun DIY project. If you love them and are interested in a possible order email me at [email protected] Best, Melanie

    • avatar Melanie reply

      Thank you for the compliments everyone! We enjoyed our day!

    • avatar Heather Flint reply

      Melanie: Absolutely breathtaking. I cried reading this and looking at the pictures. Melanie, where did you get the wedding programs? That type of “layout” is exactly what I have been looking for!!! You can email me at [email protected] . Thanks SO much, and congratulations once again!

  5. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    Your wedding looked amazing and so much fun! Your sister designed such a beautiful sash and your mom did a PHENOMENAL job on your wedding dress!! Hair, makeup, everything just gorgeous gorgeous!

  6. avatar Lorri Adair reply

    What an awesome wedding! I love all the details!

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  8. avatar Heather Gardner reply

    Coming from a small town in Wyoming, I can relate to many of these details in this wedding, which is the reason that by far, one of my all-time faves. I LOVE how the couple kept it tasteful and made it their own. They weren’t afraid to do what they wanted and all the while, celebrating their family and friends. What an amazing day – love the details.

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  10. avatar Rebecca reply

    I ADORE those signs on your chairs (I’m his Mrs. and I’m her Mr.), did you make those as well? This whole wedding is just an absolute dream. I love how true to yourselves you were while still making sure the guests had a good time and were part of the experience. The spiral setting is just genius!

    • avatar Melanie reply

      Rebecca: Yes we did make the chair signs! A last min. craft decision :-)

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  18. avatar Ashley reply

    Your wedding was absolutely beautiful!! I love your dress, it was beautiful and unique. This is a crazy question, but what did you use to write on your chalkboards? It didn’t look like chalk… I am using chalkboards that I made from silver trays and old picture frames in my wedding as well, and so far the chalk isn’t really working on them.

    • avatar Melanie reply

      Ashley: I used plain ol’ chalk on the chalkboard windows, and a white paintpen on the silver trey menus.

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    I love the “tree” sticker on your silverware bags. Would you mind sharing where you got those?

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    Where did you find your boots?? Those are amazing!

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  27. avatar Carlie Stump reply

    Your dress is absolutely beautiful! My grandmother is also very talented and loves to crochet. I was wondering if you would be willing to share any information on how you made your dress! you can email me if you would like at [email protected]

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