January 17, 2020
Samantha and Cody had an amazing fall wedding at The Barn at Sycamore Farms. We love this beautiful venue nestled in Arrington, Tennessee just south of Nashville. With the beautiful ceremony spots and the stunning classic barn venue, it is a spectacular Nashville wedding venue. With our real wedding features, we love sharing a little bit about how they met, and the love story behind their wedding.
One of our favourite aspects of their wedding was the unique elements that they included within their wedding. Savannah included vintage pieces from both of her grandmothers. She wore a pearl necklace from one grandmother, and the diamond in her engagement ring was from the other grandmother. Samantha also cut a piece of her mom’s veil and turned it into the hairpiece. It is these unique and special items that are so special on wedding days.
We are so blessed to be able to share and tell Samantha and Cody’s beautiful love story!
“I knew that I wanted our wedding to be simple, romantic, and timeless. So the phrase I often used to describe the style of our wedding was, ‘timeless Romance’.
We used navy blues, greys, and mixed metals as a basis for decor. For my dress, I wanted something clean, romantic, and elegant. My personal bridal look was inspired by 1950’s Hollywood Glam – I felt SO beautiful and I had the privilege of wearing my dream dress!” – Samantha
“Cody and I were introduced to each other through a mutual friend in the hallway of our middle school. From that point forward we were great friends until our sophomore year of high school when we started dating. We dated until our sophomore year of college, broke up, and then reconnected a year later.” – Samantha
“Cody asked my dad for my hand in marriage, and with the blessing, he reached out to my best friend to start planning. The day before I graduated from college, I had a ‘family day’ with my sorority family in my college town. In the city there is a tiny town square that is beautifully decorated around Christmas time, so we decided to capture my last day with some family pictures. We got dressed, drove to the square, and starting walking toward the gazebo. It was adorned with lights and garland – but then I noticed something new. A string of red and white balloons framed the entrance to the gazebo – and then I saw someone standing there.
Instantly, I knew that I wasn’t taking pictures with my family. But instead, I was walking toward my future husband. He greeted me with a hug and said, ‘I choose you, and I will always choose you. Samantha Lou, will you marry me?’.
T E A R S.
I muttered a yes and hugged him again, only to turn around to all of my family, his family, and my closest friends cheering us on.” – Samantha
Photography – Brittany Jayde Photography // Wedding Gown – The Dress Theory // Bridesmaid Dresses – Lulu’s // Wedding Jewelry – Inta Gems and Diamonds // Wedding Planning & Floral Design – Souhila Calder // Bakery – Tripple Crown Bakery // Catering – Famous Daves // Entertainment – Johnny B’s Party and Entertainment
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