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Classic Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm

September 26, 2018

LAURA + KORY
TOMLINSON FAMILY FARM | LEBANON, TN

We’ve been counting down the days for Laura & Kory’s wedding for over a year, so to say we were excited that their day was finally here would be an understatement. What none of us were expecting was that it was going to be Hot with a capital H! But, even with the heat cranked up it was an absolutely beautiful wedding day. Laura is a fantastic friend and a stunning bride – basically, Kory totally hit the jackpot! One of my very favorite parts of their wedding is the super timelines color palette they selected of champagnes, whites, navy and pops of red. Oh, and of course we’re in Tennessee so there’s definitely some Vols orange to be seen throughout the day!

The guys spent their time watching the football game while the girls were primping. Laura couldn’t stop raving about her hair and makeup team & we totally agree! Outdoor summer weddings in the South can be savage of ones makeup, but Looks by Liz set Laura’s makeup so well she looked flawless all the way through their sparkler exit! Laura selected some beautiful details for her wedding day look & the girls all loved their custom cups and adorable getting ready robes. I’m a big fan of robes for getting ready, they are so cute & make for beautiful photos!

During the ceremony, Laura said vows to both Kory as well as his daughter. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye left, even Kory got teary-eyed. When my parents were married my father said vows to me too so I was feeling pretty sentimental at this sweet gesture. Following their vows everyone headed to the cocktail hour to play cornhole, connect 4 and to get an ice cold drink to refresh. Shoutout to the talented Natasha of Memory of Elegance for the gorgeous flowers. From the bouquets to the ceremony arch and the the wreaths.. it was all just absolutely swoon worthy!

Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Bridal Bouquets from Memory of Elegance

Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Cute Robe Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Custom Bride Drink Cup for Wedding Day

Groom getting ready at Tomlinson Farm

Gift idea for bridesmaids

Tennessee Vols bridal garter

Wedding Ring Photo

Cute Robe Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony

Cute Robe Getting Ready before Wedding Ceremony at Tomlinson Farm

Getting Ready photo of mother of bride buttoning bride dress

Black and White photo of bride and mother of the bride

Bride putting on wedding necklace

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

TN Vols Garter

Bridal portraits at Tomlinson Family Farm

First look with bridesmaids

Romantic first look photos near the barn at Tomlinson Farm

Bride & Groom photos at Tomlinson Family Farm

Bride & Groom photos at Tomlinson Family Farm

Bride & Groom photos at Tomlinson Family Farm

Bride & Groom photos at lebanon TN Wedding venue

Bride & Groom photos at lebanon TN Wedding venue

Bride & Groom photos at lebanon TN Wedding venue

Romantic Wedding Photos at Lebanon Wedding Venue

Wedding Portraits of Newlyweds at Nashville Wedding Venue

Wedding Portraits of Newlyweds at Nashville Wedding Venue

Wedding Portraits of Newlyweds at Nashville Wedding Venue

Groom Photos in navy suit with red rose boutonniere

Fun Bridal Photos with Cathedral Veil

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Bride and Groom walking and laughing

Newlyweds at rustic Nashville Wedding Venue

Bride and Groom walking together during first look photos

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Bride walking with bridesmaids near ceremony

Champagne bridesmaid dresses

Bride cathedral veil blowing in wind

Wedding Colors of Navy and champagne

Blush, Champagne and Red color palette

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Full Wedding Party

Bride reading letter from fiance

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Memory of Elegance flowers from Murfreesboro, TN

Fan programs for wedding ceremony

Fall wedding at Lebanon Event Venue

Vow exchange during wedding ceremony

Vow exchange during wedding ceremony

Vow exchange during wedding ceremony at Tomlinson Farm

Ceremony Photos of Unity Candle

Ceremony Photos at Tomlinson Farm

Ceremony Photos of Ring exchange

Ceremony Photos of Ring exchange

Ceremony Photos of Ring exchange

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

First Kiss at Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Processional Photo of bride and groom

Wedding Processional Photo of bride and groom kissing

Bride with cathedral veil

Newlyweds thanking guests and giving a toast during reception

Bride and groom dancing during wedding reception

Bride and her father dancing during wedding reception

Daddy Daughter dance during wedding

First dance photo

Bride and her father dancing during wedding reception

Daddy Daughter Dance photos at Tomlinson Farm

Mother Son dancing photos

TN Vols Grooms Cake

Cake and desserts for wedding reception

Bride and Groom champagne flutes

Lantern centerpiece with Ivory roses and greenery

Reception Table reserved seating cards

His and Her bar menu

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Fall Wedding at Tomlinson Family Farm in Lebanon, TN featuring champagne, navy and red color palatte

Night photos of bride and groom outside of barn

Night photos of bride and groom outside of barn

Sparkler Exit Sign and sparklers

Romantic sparkler exit photos outside of Lebanon wedding venue

 

If you adored their beautiful fall wedding, you’ll definitely adore their engagement session at Long Hunter!

WEDDING VENDORS: Venue – Tomlinson Family Farm | Coordinator – Top Tier Events | Bridal Gown – White Room of Lebanon | Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal | Rentals – Party Providers of Lebanon | Cake – Cortney Cunningham | Catering – CJ’s | Formalwear – Street Tuxedo | Florist –  Memory of Elegance | Officiant – James Holland | Makeup Artist – Looks by Liz, Elizabeth Huspen | Hair Stylist – Chelsea Ireland | Lead Photographer – Ivory Door Studio #HappilyEverHickerson

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