Allenbrooke Farms was founded on a love story. High school sweethearts Daniel and Stephanie Allen were torn apart by dreams and life, but they later reconnected, eloped and sold their car to fund a CSA and life on the farm. It’s a fairytale love story that makes the farm that much more perfect as a wedding venue. And while Daniel and Stephanie’s is a love story for the ages, today we are focusing on another couple’s fairytale: that of Allie Tracy and Sam Oechslin. Allie and Sam, a single father of two, met through mutual friends as the ball dropped and the calendar turned to 2015. That kiss at midnight is the kiss that sealed their fate.
A dirty diaper set the scene for the couple’s engagement. While changing said diaper, Sam popped the question. “Very non-traditional, I know,” Allie says. Months later, Allie was devoting herself not only to Sam, but also to his two toddler boys, at Allenbrooke Farm.
Allenbrooke Farms is a certified organic family farm in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In addition to feeding 400 families through their CSA program, the farm hosts a handful of weddings on their 70-acre property and in their recently constructed 5,800-square-foot barn. When Sam and Allie committed to the space for their big day, the construction on the barn was not even complete. “The farm is close to home and where all of our friends live,” Allie says of the venue. “It also fit the theme of our wedding. Stephanie showed me pictures and told me her idea of how she wanted the barn to look, and I really liked her description of what it was going to look like. It was a leap of faith to sign the contract without the barn being finished, but it turned out to be everything I wanted and could imagine.”
Although the March wedding brought some cooler temperatures, Allie was excited to see her dream of an outdoor wedding come to life. The ceremony was held on the lawn at Allenbrooke at 3:30 p.m. on March 25, 2017. The couple’s 150 guests were seated to see the farm’s stunning views. But it is the views from the barn that Allie remembers. “It overlooks the tree line in the country, and it was a really romantic and perfect view,” she tells us. Guests made their way to the barn after the ceremony to enjoy dinner, toasts, cake and dancing.
Dressed in an ivory sleeveless wedding gown, Allie was radiant on the big day. “It had beadwork added to make it my perfect dress,” she shares. In addition to her perfect dress, she honored the age-old tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The garter was made out of her mother’s wedding dress, she wore a new diamond bracelet, borrowed a pair of her mother’s socks and also wore a bracelet with a blue charm gifted to her by Sam months after they started dating.
Outfitted in her wedding attire, with her husband by her side, Allie celebrated the night with friends and family.
Congrats to the couple, and may you live happily ever after!
Venue: Allenbrooke Farms
Photography: Courtney Davidson Photography
Bride’s gown: Southern Belle Rose
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair & makeup: Parlour3
Groom’s & groomsmen’s formalwear: Men’s Warehouse
Invitations, programs & menu cards: Minted
Flowers: LouLou’s Garden
Catering: Mack & Kate’s
Music: DJ Connection Entertainment
Cake: Sweetly Southern by Haley
Rentals: The Barn at Allenbrooke Farms (chargers from Southern Events)