In December, I visited the venue Pharsalia for the first time, and I do have to say that it is beautiful! What an amazing property filled with lots of buildings, a fantastically laid out property and stunning views. Of course, with it being December, I missed out on the beauty and the colors shown in this wedding. I am SO enamored with the flowers … I am such a “flower” girl, and my heart sings when I get submissions filled with colorful florals. That combined with a cute couple and a spectacular location makes for a welcomed posting in mid-January. Thank you so much to KD Burke Photography for letting me share the wedding of Brian and Robin with the HCB readership.
Here is what Robin had to say …
Brian and I met in 2005 at the University of Tennessee through a mutual friend. We became very good friends and had a lot of common interests (including hiking!). As our friendship grew over the next year, we decided to try our hand at a relationship, and the rest is history!
From the beginning of our relationship, we had tossed around the idea of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. We finally began to save money and seriously plan for our adventure. In March of 2010, we set out on the Appalachian Trail and hiked from Georgia to Maine – 2,179 miles. It took us 6 ½ months to complete our thru-hike, and upon completion, Brian popped the question!
Our ties to the Appalachian Trail are part of the reason that we fell so in love with Pharsalia; the backdrop of our ceremony was The Priest and Three Ridges, two mountains that we hiked over on the AT.
We try to live a very “green” lifestyle, and wanted to incorporate that as much as possible into the wedding. We repurposed old bottles and downed trees, among other things, for decorations. We tried to minimize waste. We brewed our own beer for the wedding, and used seasonal flowers from the grounds of Pharsalia.
Photographer: KD Burke Photography
Dress: Allure Bridal, from Becky’s Bridal
Flowers: Grown at Pharsalia, Arranged by Friend, Mary Hill
Band: Harwell Grice Band
Cakes: Sweet Violet Cake Company
Catering: Avenue Foods
Bridesmaid Dresses: Katesy on Etsy
Tuxes: Celebration Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Studio Style & Spa