A Nashville Farm Wedding
Like many modern day couples, Ashley and David met on an online dating website. After communicating through texts for a few days, they decided to meet for the first time. Ashley had invited a few friends and family over to grill out – and decided to extend an invitation to David as well. By the end of the night, they knew they were on to something!
One of the first things we noticed when meeting these two is the way David lights up whenever he looks at Ashley…or her name is mentioned. It’s the sweetest thing!
Ashley and David were married this spring on her family’s beautiful Nashville Farm. Their rustic chic farm wedding was full of DIY touches; wood from the surrounding land was cut and used as aisle markers and centerpieces, doors and mantels were salvaged from old barns for their altar, and family heirlooms were borrowed to decorate the site. Ashley was very hands-on in all of the planning stages – she designed her own dress and made all of the floral arrangement in the days leading up to the wedding as well. Impressive, right?!
What is your fondest memory of the day?
“Our vows. They were written by us and were very personal. I felt like they truly captured the meaning of what a wedding is really about.”
What were some of your favorite wedding details?
“The decorations!! They were all made by us. We used tree stumps that we cut, doors and a mantel out of an old barn, and our family’s antiques.”
What advice do you have for couples currently planning their own weddings?
“Try to capture your personality in the decorations. I think it makes it more meaningful when your guests and your pictures (which last forever) really get a sense of who the couple really is. If you are simple people…don’t spend a fortune on things that will just be thrown away the next day, especially if they do not represent who you are.”
Where did you and David honeymoon?
“We spend a week on the island of St. John, in the Virgin Islands. It was so peaceful and adventurous all at the same time!”
Don’t miss Ashley + David’s Rocky Mount Engagement Session!
Nashville NC Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Rackley Farm (family owned)
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Hook
Hair Stylist: Nicki Gupton via Moxie Salon
Florist: Bride; Ashley ordered flowers and assembled everything herself
Wedding Dress: Designed by Ashley, the bride, and made in China! “A lady there took my drawings and made the dress from scratch! Alterations were done in Rocky Mount by Angie Larwa.”
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Harley’s Tuxedo & Gifts
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Hipnotic (Nick Hedgepeth)
Invitations: PIP Printing
Event Rentals: Chair and Equipment Rental