Ashley & C.R. ~ A fall country wedding in 2 states!

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Ashley & CR’s wedding day spanned 2 states.  The ceremony was held at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church in Franklin, KY, and the reception took place on Ashley’s parent’s farm in Springfield, TN.

No detail was spared and the fall decor was both beautiful and sentimental.  All of the wheat, chaff, and hay in the centerpieces was grown on their farm.  The wedding cake was surrounded by other cakes and goodies made by friends and family.  Between the popcorn balls and the caramel apples, it was the best smelling tent I’ve ever entered!

I love the story of how Ashley & CR grew up very close to each other, but did not meet until their senior year in high school while on an FFA trip:

“…we both still remember the first time we saw each other! I introduced myself  with my flirty, country accent and I asked, ‘How come I’ve never met you before?’ He mumbled with an adorable southern drawl, ‘I have no idea!’  The sweet thing held my hand standing there for what seemed like years before he let go. He says he was so shocked that I talked to him he couldn’t hardly move! I always hoped to marry a man as humble and God-fearing as my Daddy, and I guess my parents prayers finally paid off because I finally found him!”

Agreed, Ashley.  Thank God for praying parents!  Ashley filled us in on her details below.  We also did an AWESOME after-session which I will post later!

Beaded wedding flats shoes with ruffle and wedding program with wheat. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyFall wedding bouquet with wheat. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photography

Florist: JBotanica– Judy Johnson & Julia Pendleton

 “These ladies are AMAZING and were such a pleasure to work with. The made me feel so special and they truly made my dreams come true for what I described to them as a ‘country but classy’ reception!”

Church window decoration and wedding rings on wheat. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyWedding gown hanging in church window.  Custom bridal gown hanger. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyGown:  Bridals at Regiss Park of Glasgow, KY

Bridal gown was designed by Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner

Bride getting her hair done. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photography

Hairdresser: Brandy Hogan (sister-in-law) of Brandy’s Hair Shop of Orlinda, TN.

“Brandy is wonderful and offers very low prices for great work!”

Bride getting dressed.  Bride hugging bridesmaid. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photography

Makeup artist: Mary Kay Consultant, Kate Cortner of Nashville, TN.

“Kate is great and since I also sell Mary Kay there was no other option for makeup! It is amazing stuff! Kate did a beautiful job on the bridesmaids makeup and I did my own.”

Bride and groom holding hands behind a door. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photography

Coordinator or Wedding Planner: Jaclyn Konow, Tickled Pink Events of Franklin, KY

“Jaclyn does a wonderful job with organizing and she is very creative as well! She was so sweet and helpful throughout the entire planning process from beginning to end! Has great connections with many venders in the Franklin, KY/ Nashville, TN area!”

Bride and mother looking out window. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyFather walking bride to the church. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyWhite country church in Franklin, KY. Unity candle. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBride walking down the aisle at Sulphur Spring Baptist. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBride and groom during ceremony. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyFlower girl, brown sash. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBridesmaids praying, brown dresses. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBridesmaid dresses:  David’s BridalGroomsmen's folded hands. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photography

Tux Rental: Hullaballoos Party Supply & Rental of Springfield, TN.

“Excellent experience the them, loved the tuxes and the service was wonderful! The owners of Hullaballoos are very sweet and helpful!”

Bride and groom's first kiss. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBride and groom exiting church. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyWedding portrait at church and sunset on the farm. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyBride and groom photos on the farm. Wedding party photo on the farm in Springfield, TN. Bledsoe Photography.  Franklin KY wedding photographyGift table decor. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyDecorative tent lighting. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyTent Rental:  Tent Time Rentals of Franklin, KY

Fall wedding decor. White pumpkins, orange roses, stalks of wheat. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyEdible wedding favors.  Popcorn balls and caramel apples. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBride and groom's first dance in tent. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyCakes and wine at wedding reception. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photography

Caterer: Dianne Thurmond Catering of Franklin, Kentucky

“The food was excellent, tons of compliments and very filling since we did not choose a sit down dinner. Pricing beat everyone around by far & all servers were well dressed & professional!”

Guitar shaped groom's cake. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyYellow polka dot wedding cake. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photography

Cake/Bakery: Janet Wimpee. Family friend of Cross Plains, TN

“She is growing her business.  Extremely affordable compared to bakery pricing especially! The cake looked identical to the picture I gave her and tasted fantastic!”

Feeding bride cake. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBride crying during toast. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBride hugging her sister. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBride and groom toasting. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyGroom playing guitar and singing to bride at reception. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photography{{I admit it. When CR sang a song he wrote for Ashley, I cried too!}}
Full dancefloor. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBridesmaids fighting for bouquet. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyBride tossing her bouquet. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photographyCatching the bouquet. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photography

Videography:  With This Ring Videography

“Brian Johnson of Nashville, TN, did a great job, everywhere we turned he was there catching every moment! Very nice and fun to work with too!”

Ashley Pearson and CR Boyd wedding. Bledsoe Photography.  Springfield, TN wedding photography

Your favorite and least favorite part of planning?   “I hated trying to choose who to invite and who to leave off the guest list for the wedding! I wanted everyone I knew to be able to be there but I finally had to realize that just wasnt realistic. I loved spending time with my Mama and sisters throughout the entire planning process. My Mama was there thru every step and was always so sweet and supportive! It was a great way to spend the last days of my life a single daughter instead of a married one.”

The most memorable moment of your wedding day?  “Gosh that’s a tough question, probably the moment that C.R. and I walked into the tent at our reception for the first time and saw all the family and friends and felt all the love within that tent! Not to mention seeing how beautiful the tent decorations turned out for the first time! Such a blessed feeling at that moment for both of us!”

What you would change, if anything?  “It was more than I could have ever hoped or prayed for it to be!”

Where your budget was best spent?   “We knew from the start the 2 most important things were our photographer and videographer and we were willing to pay for excellent quality in both areas because we knew that the day would be a blur and we wanted it to be captured thru photo and video for us to enjoy in the future!”

Any advice for future brides?   “A very wise friend of mine gave me some great advice when I started planning. She said add your own personal touches to your wedding because those are what makes it yours! Also, on the wedding day be sure to stop every hour or so and look around to take in who is with you, what they are doing & all the little things that will fly by in the blink of an eye!”

Thanks, Ashley!

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Knoxville, TN based wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer.

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