Whitestone inn winter wedding

Bailey + Drew

A Whitestone Inn Winter Wedding

Bailey and Drew are married!
They celebrated their wedding at Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston TN.
It was a week that was forecast to be just rain, but we got lucky on Saturday! We ended up having overcast skies and not a drop of rain.

One of my favorite parts of the day was the First Look at the gazebo in the woods. They had not originally planned to have a first look, but with it being a winter wedding, with their ceremony time later in the day, the first look allowed them to have bride and groom portraits during the best light of the day. I’m so happy they did!

My second favorite part was Drew’s speech about their  date going whitewater rafting. Everyone said Are you sure? The water is really low. They went anyway, optimistically believing it would be great. The water was low. Really low, unfloatable kind of low. They ended up dragging a raft nearly 5 miles down the river. There was no cell service, to call for a ride. So there they were, dragging a raft with a dog and a small child down this river bed all day. When they finally came around a corner and saw their car they were never so happy in their lives!

He summed it up saying life is like that, you go into marriage amidst all sorts of warnings thinking it’ll just be smooth sailing. Then sometimes you find yourself dragging a raft for nearly 5 miles, and that’s life. But when you embrace it together it’s a great adventure!

Drew and Bailey, I have loved getting to know you, your families and your friends throughout this process.
I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your day!!! I hope you enjoy reliving your day through your blog post! It was such an honor to be trusted as your photographer!

This white stone is the memorial to Paul Cowell, the founder of Whitestone Inn.

Whitestone Country Inn has been featured in Southern living.

They danced down the aisle and then stopped to sing Rocky Top with their guests.

We ran outside for for my favorite part during the reception -a couple of nighttime photos! We loved the  the Farm house so much we decided to do photos right in front of the Farm house.

These photos were created with a few speed lights. If you’re interested in that you can read more about the nerdy gear head stuff I use, in this post

And if you’re not, and just want to see more weddings you might like This Fall Wedding

 

Special Thanks to the creative team that made this day so special

Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Whitestone Country Inn

Reception Venue: The farmhouse at Whitestone Country Inn

Catering: Whitestone Inn

Florist: Lisa Foster Floral & Design

Coordinating: Tonia at Whitestone country inn

Videographer: Rellek Films

Favors: Signal Mountain Cookie Lady

Dress: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen attire: Menswarehouse

Photographer: Nelya

 

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