I am loving the simple Southern elegance in today’s Tennessee wedding from Jen & Chris Creed. The bride and groom, Allie and Chris, wanted to keep things simple, elegant, and timeless, and lucky for us, it turned out beautiful! Get ready for some classic gorgeousness!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I’d have to say my mom. She knew the kind of wedding I’d always hoped for and envisioned, so I trusted her completely to help make decisions and take care of the little details every step of the way. Not sure what I would’ve done without her!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Well, we obviously had a budget, so honestly, cost was a big deciding factor. Fortunately, we were able to work with people who were really, really good at what they do, but didn’t charge us an arm and a leg to do it. Best of both worlds! We loved that most of the businesses we worked with from catering (Kathy’s Sugar and Spice) to flowers (Ruth’s Flowers) to the cake (Martha’s Cakes) to the decorating and staging (Holly Bieber and Kim Flatt) were small businesses and people with whom we already had a personal relationship. It was neat to have people who we already knew and trusted be part of the big day.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I really just wanted classic, simple, elegant wedding. One that I wouldn’t look back on in 30 years and say “what was I thinking?!” So we stuck to traditional looks for the dress, tuxes, etc and simple Southern elegance in the decor.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Go with your gut. You’ve probably envisioned your wedding in your head for a long time, but when times come to actually plan it, it’s easy to second guess what you want and get overwhelmed with wanting to do every idea you see on Pinterest. Stay true to doing the things you’ve always wanted and don’t overthink it!
Now how absolutely lovely was that?! How are you making sure that you are staying true to your vision during your wedding planning?