Today’s wedding feature comes to you from the Social Butterflies, Michelle Hope and Jamie Newsom, event planners extraordinaire. Close friends and creative geniuses, they recently planned the lovely nuptials of Emily Blow and Greg Stotts, which took place at the charming and beautiful Heartwood Hall in Rossville, TN. What makes this wedding unique are the many potential DIY details that you could implement in your next event! Welcome Michelle and Jamie as they tell us about this scenic, special event:
Michelle and Jamie:
Emily and Greg are a special couple. They met through mutual friends at the P & H here in Memphis and got to know each other during the summer of 2008. Needing only a little nudge from maid of honor, Emmicia, they have been together ever since their very first date (a five hour lunch at Huey’s). In 2011, Greg got down on one knee while the couple was on vacation in Curacao and that was the beginning of their happily ever after! We hope you enjoy their wedding story and all of the special details as much as we enjoyed planning it.
Bride Emily Blow has fabulous taste and we wanted her unique style to be translated throughout the wedding and reception. Anthropologie and Etsy are two of our favorite online places to draw inspiration that helped us make her wedding dreams a reality.
The wedding ceremony took place by the lake under a tree of hanging mason jar votives. Lush florals adorned the aisle, and a string trio played classical music as the sun began to set. It was the most romantic setting! Afterwards, guests made their way to the barn for a cocktail-style reception catered by CFY and The SoulSations kept the dance floor packed all night long!
In keeping with the rustic barn setting, Mason jars and burlap were a signature DIY theme and were reiterated from beginning to end: The jars appeared on the save-the-dates, were hang with candles in a canopy over the ceremony and were used to hold the parting favors of homemade jam from Jones Orchard. We used burlap tablecloths, added burlap bows to the chairs, and burlap provided the backdrop for the band. Every single aspect was tied together with the same consistent and cohesive details: navy and white stripes, Mason jars, burlap and lots of candlelight.
Wedding Planners/Event Design: Social Butterflies, LLC
Flowers: Garden District
Venue: Heartwood Hall
Paper details: Mrs. Post
Cake: Oh My Ganache Bakery
Mini Jams: Jones Orchard
Bride’s Dress: by Romona Keveza from B.Hughes in Nashville, TN
Be sure to check out our other wedding stories on StyleBlueprint today:
Emily + Sam: Happily Ever After: click here
A Big Ol’ Southern Church Wedding: click here
A Southern Style Wedding with a Nod to Ole Miss: click here
Fly Me To The Moon: click here