Kelsey + Quentin: September 22nd, 2018


butlerwedding-11There is a french proverb that states: “He who marries on a rainy day will be happy for the rest of his life.” With all the weather we’ve been having lately, It’s only appropriate that this week we reminisce on a beautiful wedding we hosted back in the fall – that just so happened to be on a rainy day.


Kelsey and Quentin met through mutual friends and have been together for over 7 years, and were engaged in during a beach trip to Florida. Kelsey wondered why he was acting so paranoid and strange – little did she know he was about to ask her to marry him as soon as they got to the beach! Her wedding day vision was to have an elegant, dreamy wedding day with a rustic touch. The main wedding colors were navy blue, blush, and burgundy.


Kelsey + Quentin were so much fun to work with and they really enjoyed the planning process! From the catering and cake tastings, to the floral meetings, they were always so genuinely excited about the wedding and you could just tell they were ready to marry each other.


Let me preface this next paragraph by saying – between myself and Don (my dad)- we probably have about 4 different weather apps that we check regularly. When you run a wedding venue that is mainly outdoors most of the year, the weather is a huge part of your life. That’s just how it goes. You always have to be ready with a plan B. When looking at the forecast for that September day, we were all a bit on edge to see if the rain would hold out for the ceremony time. Because when it started, it was not going to stop… for a few days. (photo evidence below of myself talking to sweet Kelsey about the radar – which was looking a little daunting)


Luckily, Kelsey and Quentin were absolute troopers. They were going to marry their best friend no matter what happened that day, whether it rained or not! With some location shuffling and last minute decisions on photos, the amazing Kenzie of Honey + Bee Photography convinced Quentin and Kelsey to have their first look, just in case the rain came early. (Spoiler alert – it did.) She got some amazing photos of everyone on the property before we moved to our plan B ceremony site indoors.


Quentin and Kelsey were married surrounded by their family and close friends, underneath the pavilion in front of a lovely lantern-lit altar. Rain was dropping on the tin roof – and honestly.. It was so romantic! Their reception was an absolute blast and they broke it down on the dance floor! We even improvised with a glow-stick exit as mother nature was not letting up, and they went with it. Troopers, I tell ya!


One thing is for sure when it comes to outdoor weddings in Tennessee – you always need a plan B. Lucky for us, we had such an amazing couple who didn’t mind the rain as long as they got to marry one another and have a big party afterwards. And, that’s exactly what they did. 🙂 See below for the amazing vendors who made it happen for them, and a huge thank you to Kenzie for providing photos of their beautiful day!


Venue + Coordination: The Pick Inn / Amanda Jackson

Photography: Honey + Bee Photography / Kenzie Hammock

Catering: Wildberry Catering

Bridal Party Florals: Brown’s Florist

Cake: Faboo Cakes

DJ: Matt Mercer

Rentals: Grand Central Party Rental


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