Beautiful rustic barn wedding venues in Tennessee!

Hi everyone and welcome to a new week at The Bride Link! Today, we are going to be going through some amazing barn weddings here in Tennessee. These venues scream southern charm with panoramic landscapes and views of the smoky mountains! Whether you are looking for a more upscale luxury barn or a more rustic and relaxed barn, Tennessee has got you covered. 

Mountain Mist Farms Venue

Mountain Mist Venue is known for its rustic barn with views of the smoky mountains that accommodates up to 150 guests. The farm has been in the family long before it was a wedding venue with Mountain Mist operating a vineyard and winery for years in Pigeon Forge, TN. Mountain Mist overlooks the vineyard and has a wine-tasting barn with a view of the Smoky Mountains behind it. They have the perfect spot for all types of events from weddings to proposals to family reunions and even have different locations on-site that make for amazing backdrops! The barn includes a bridal suite and also has...
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When to send your save the dates!

 

When to send your save the dates

Congratulations! You're engaged, and you've realized your wedding is approaching quickly! Suddenly, you're at the stage in the planning process where it starts to get real—when to send Save the Dates outs. Not sure where to get started? The Bride Link can help! Watch our video this week to learn when to send out save the dates and what to include! But first, grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Placement Cheat Sheet to help kickstart your planning!

Sending out your wedding Save the Dates should happen roughly six months before your wedding (or eight, in the case of a destination wedding or an all-weekend event). It's the required time to approximate your guest list, but not too far in advance that your guests will forget to mark off the date on their calendars. It's essential to give them advance enough notice to begin arranging any necessary requests for time off and travel plans.

Your Save the Dates should include your names, your wedding...

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A complete guide to faux wedding flowers

A complete guide to faux wedding flowers

Today, on The Bride Link, Silk Stem Collective is here is to give ya'll some information about faux wedding flowers! When it comes to setting the tone and style of a wedding, florals are one of the most important decisions. Picking flowers is also one of the most fun parts! But amazing flower arrangements typically don’t come cheap and many couples struggle to stay within their floral budget. With the ever-improving quality of faux flowers, more and more couples are considering fresh flower alternatives as a less expensive, more durable floral option. 

First, let’s look at two of the most popular faux flower options: Sola wood and Silk Flowers.

Sola Wood Flowers

What are sola wood flowers?

Sola wood flowers are an affordable and sustainable alternative to fresh flowers. They are made from thin, lightweight pieces of wood similar to balsa wood (think of the material used to build a model airplane). The thin pieces of...

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Lakeside Tennessee Wedding

Zachary and Gabby met each other while in middle school. She describes him as the typical shaggy-haired football player that all of the girls were into. Gabby was the middle school cheerleader who always claimed to not have a crush on Zach. One year later Zachary asked Gabby to be his girlfriend and she was thrilled, her parents were not as thrilled. Who knew such a beautiful relationship could come from a silly middle school crush.

Their proposal story begins with a family cruise. As to be expected on any family vacation there were going to be lots and lots of family photos taken. Zachary’s mom and Gabby had planned a family photoshoot on the beach before they hopped on the cruise ship to start their vacation. While taking pictures Gabby notices that most of the family begins to migrate behind the photographer, at this point, she didn’t think anything of it yet. Then Zachary takes her hand and starts walking her towards the camera. They walked up to a metal rose that...

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How Much Alcohol For A Wedding

 

How Much Alcohol For A Wedding

 When choosing how much alcohol to buy for your wedding, it is essential to know your crowd! We recommend hiring a professional bartending service who can help you estimate the quantity of alcohol to purchase for your wedding. An experienced bartending service will also help select a drink menu and manage the bar on the wedding day. When it comes to weddings how much alcohol is required depends on the type of bar and bar service you plan to offer your guests. For even more help, download your FREE copy of our Wedding Bar & Alcohol Guide!

Keep in mind; your wedding should stay classy! Your goal should be to have a good time, not to get all your guests intoxicated. Over serving guests is one of the biggest pet peeves for venue owners. If your guests become rowdy, you may be asked to cover any damages to the venue. Everyone should make it home safely and not ruin a fabulous day with the risk of injury or DUIs.

Reasons like this are why...

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Southern Charm Barn Wedding!

Get ready for this perfect wedding full of southern charm mixed with just the right amount of glam! Lindsey and Brady chose to be married at Knoxville wedding venue, Heartland Meadows. The simple elegance seen throughout the entire property combined with the rustic feel of the barn was exactly what the couple was looking forLindsey describes their theme as farmhouse vintage and what better place to achieve that theme than a barn. 

The popular grey barn was the perfect backdrop for Lindsey and her bridesmaid's soft pastel color palette.Lindsey wore a vintage long sleeve dress covered in lace. Her bridesmaids wore different style dresses each in different colors. Lindsey wanted her bridesmaids to be able to choose their own style of dress to ensure that everyone was happy with the choice.The bouquets complimented the girl's dresses perfectly.The groom and groomsmen wore grey suits with a special touch. Each groomsman got to pick their own socks based on their...

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Planning Your Wedding During Football Season

 

Planning Your Wedding Around Football Season

Are you dreaming of an incredible fall wedding? We love them, too! Keep in mind, any wedding during the fall will also have to contend with football season. If you're planning your wedding during football season, use these tips to help guide you! Get more expert wedding planning advice from The Bride Link! Download your FREE copy of our Layout & Linen Cheat Sheet!

If your wedding falls on game day, expect some die-hard football to send their regrets. Depending on who is playing, you may have more people missing from your guest list. 

You can also expect the hotels to be at total capacity during a home game. If you live in a football town, there is a lot more happening than just your wedding, so expect to have a more challenging time finding a hotel to block rooms for your event, especially if your venue is close to where the game is taking place. Traffic may also be an issue, primarily if your wedding venue is near the...

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How To Pick A Wedding Date

How to pick a wedding date!

As a newly engaged couple, one of the first things you may ask yourselves is "how to pick a wedding date!" It's an important question and picking a wedding date shouldn't be done in a hurry! We recommend considering a few factors before you decide.

Since all your friends and family are eager to find out about the wedding day, you'll frequently run into the same question, "so when is the wedding?" There's a reason for this. After determining your budget, securing a wedding date is one of the most critical choices you have to make during your wedding planning. Do you want an outdoor wedding? Do you want a ceremony during the warmer months? Are you dreaming of jingle bells and sleigh rides? Then a winter holiday wedding is perfect for you.

Regardless of what date you decide, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding date. But first, grab a FREE copy of our Emergency Wedding Kit Checklist and be prepared for anything on your wedding day!

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Adventurous Lake Engagement Shoot

Cara-Lee and Scott met at a 90’s themed birthday party for a mutual friend. Despite the fact that Cara-Lee had paid Scott almost no attention all night, he finally asked her to slow dance. After they shared that dance Cara-Lee left the party without sharing her information with Scott. Knowing that he couldn’t let her get away he tracked her down on social media and asked her on their first date.

Since their first date they have been inseparable! Cara-Lee and Scott got engaged at her sister’s wedding during the bouquet toss. Instead of tossing the bouquet she turned around and handed it to Cara-Lee as she said “It’s your turn”. As the music changed she noticed Scott making his way through the crowd once he got to her hedroppeddown on one kneeand proposed!Cara-Lee was so happy to be able to say “Yes!!” in front of her family and friends.Much thought was put into Cara-Lee’s engagement ring, it was custom made by her uncleto add a...

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Outdoor Atlanta Engagement Session

Kristin and Darin met through mutual friends but they really at a little Atlanta landmark called Johnny's Hideaway. It was one of their favorite spots to go to on a night out and it still is! Darin told Kristin that he was meeting friends at the bar on the rooftop of their place. Kristin headed up after and there Darin was holding two glasses of martinis with a photographer to capture the entire moment. They then celebrated by going to Doraku Sushi, the place they had their first date, and had their whole family there to surprise her. After dinner, they headed out to have a few more celebratory drinks at Johnny's Hideaway and all their closest friends were there to surprise them!

The engagement ring was a rose gold band with a solitaire 1.7 karat diamond that was hand-selected by Darin and made by Solomon Brothers. The engagement shoot attire was a flowy white dress for the garden photos and for the beltline pictures the attire was casual but with a pop of color. With the ...

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