After the Vows | A Hippie Crossville Bride
Today I am so excited to feature the epitome of a laid-back and personal wedding. Daley Perry is our beautiful hippie bride that will be answering some questions about her special day in Crossville, TN. Having a "cookie-cutter" wedding was definitely not in Daley and Weston's plans; they incorporated family traditions and memories as well as decorations made by friends which was sure to make their wedding unique. Daley has great advice about what vendors to use around Nashville that will cater to your specific style. I know y'all will fall in love with these two!
Number of people at your wedding: Around 250
Wedding colors: Nude and muted shades of pink and peach
How long was your planning process? A little less than 5 months
Time of year of wedding: Late spring, early summer
Did you use a planner? Yes! Jennifer of MrandMrsEvents was my planner and she is amazing. She was EASILY the best money we spent on the whole wedding. She made the whole process easy and enjoyable for us. Hiring Jennifer was like paying for peace of mind. Definitely hire a planner! And if you live in Nashville- hire Jennifer!
What vendor went above and beyond for you?
I really believe all of our vendors went above and beyond. Since we got married in a more rural area, it was a little more challenging to find the exact rentals we were looking for, but Kris from Perfect Party Rentals worked really hard for us and was such a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job. Also, Emma from Grade A Catering in Cookeville was amazing. Their food is phenomenal and I secretly want to drop by their kitchen every time I'm going through Cookeville just to see if they have any leftovers! Rickey from Ode Floral Artistry did our flowers and captured the exact vision I had for the wedding. She created my flower headband which was perfect and I never wanted to take it off! All of the flowers were local, which I thought was really awesome. We were very blessed by all of these vendors!
Where did you find inspiration for your wedding?
Most of the inspiration for my wedding came from Pinterest and a few different wedding blogs that I checked regularly (Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, and 100 Layer Cake). We wanted a very laid back, backyard/open-field/hippie wedding kind of vibe, so I got a lot of inspiration from similar weddings on those wedding blogs.
Where did you find the vendors for your wedding?
We had worked with Jennifer for my sister's wedding last summer so we knew we couldn't plan another wedding without her. Jennifer helped us find the majority of the other vendors. Our caterer was recommended to us by a family member who had attended a wedding they had catered last summer. He had us at "Barbecue-in-a-cornbread sandwich." :)
Was there anything that made your wedding unique?
There were a lot of unique aspects to our wedding. First, it took place on the land on which his grandmother was born. It made the day even more special to get ready in the house in which she was born. And it meant a lot to his family that we got married there. Also, I wore my mother's wedding dress. We made several alterations to update it a little, but getting married in her dress was very special to me and in a way, was a way for me to honor their marriage. We worked with De Neal at Carrington's Couture Alterations to alter the dress. She is an artist!
Looking back, is there anything about the planning process or wedding you would do differently?
There really isn't very much I would have done differently. I probably could have stressed over the weather a little less, because in the end even if it had rained I think I wouldn't have cared since it was such a happy day!
What was the best part of your wedding?
The best part of my wedding was just how happy the whole day was. Even though I was a little nervous during the ceremony, it was really special to stand up there in front of our family and friends and proclaim our love to each other and promise to love each other forever. It really was a blur- but it was such a perfect and happy day filled with family, friends, great food and great music. And Weston was just so handsome...that was a great part of the wedding too!
Do you have any advice for future brides?
For me, it meant more for the wedding to be personal rather than perfect. This meant getting people to help out with different projects, and then being happy with how they came out even if it wasn't exactly what I had pictured. The whole wedding was different than what I had pictured- but it was SO MUCH BETTER than what I had pictured. My dress, the bridesmaids dresses, the decorations, the reception set-up, it all just came together beautifully!
So I suppose my advice would be to MAKE IT PERSONAL. It is yours and your fiancé's day- no one else's. Do exactly what you want to do. Don't stress over the little details- you won't be thinking about those things on your wedding day anyway. Have fun with the planning process and remember that your MARRIAGE is more important than your wedding day.
Alterations- Carringtons Couture Alterations
Wedding planner- Mr. and Mrs. Events
Invitations, Save-The-Dates, favors, etc.- Lemon Tree Paper Co.
Photography- Justin Wright Photography
Flowers- Ode Floral Artistry
Catering- Grade A Catering
Rentals- Perfect Party Rentals