Hailey and Eli were wed at Chestnut Falls Venue in Sparta, Tennessee situated on the Highland Rim, near the western base of the Cumberland Plateau. The location offered stunning natural scenery, a covered deck, a glass-enclosed pavilion, and shabby chic decor items. This couple’s story goes way back to when they met in kindergarten, spent time apart then reunited after college. Every detail was extra sweet from the delicate ivory flowers paired with eucalyptus to the vintage-style elements to the darling bow on the back of Hailey’s wedding dress.
Hailey wore Bentley from Say Yes to the Dress television star and fashion designer, Randy Fenoli’s Beautiful Beginnings collection. Bentley is an exquisite A-line ball gown that exudes classic beauty. The dress boasts a simple yet intricate design, with draped fabric and wrapped ruching on the v-neck bodice that extends from the front to the back. Bentley's skirt features cascading flounces and gathers that create breathtaking movement as they flow from the waist down. The back of the gown showcases buttons on the bodice leading down to the zipper, along with a stunningly beautiful bow that adds an extra touch of elegance to the overall look of Bentley. The bridal consultants at Couture by Tess Bridal in Cookeville, Tennessee helped Hailey find her gown.“Hailey was the sweetest bride to work with. She spotted Bentley on the rack and immediately fell in love and had to try it on. As soon as I put Hailey in this wedding dress and she saw herself in the mirror, she lit up. She and her family and friends shared happy tears once she got on the stage because they all realized that she had found her dream wedding dress,” says Trudy Phifer, a Couture by Tess bridal consultant.
This couple utilized several budget-saving strategies including the bride doing her own makeup and wedding planning plus making use of the venue’s inventory of decor items. The couple also recommends joining wedding swap Facebook groups to find great deals on used decor from other wedding couples.
Hailey shared a funny moment from the day about their exit plan, “We did paper lanterns as our exit and they would not take off in the air and we had to end up putting them out but we still got some great pictures! We laughed and laughed about it.” She added, “Our wedding was perfect in every single way. I would not change a single thing from our wedding day!”
Music: Zachary Randolph
Catering: Brent Gentry
Officiant: Keith Tosh