This Arwood Barn wedding in Kingsport, TN, is overflowing with beautiful blush details, sweeping views of the Appalachian Mountains, and one of the sweetest couples ever! This was the first wedding that was held at Arwood Barn! Kaylea and Josh’s wedding was on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but they didn’t let the rain affect their day. They got married with a slight drizzle, but they laughed through it and had a sweet wedding ceremony. The extraordinary film photographers, JoPhoto, captured every sweet detail.
Kaylea + Josh
Wedding day weather: Cloudy/rainy
Number of guests: 160
Your budget: $15,000
Biggest splurge: Photographer
Biggest savings: Venue
Why did you choose the Mountains for your wedding?
There is truly not a more beautiful view than the Tennessee mountains. We knew the one thing we would take from our wedding was our pictures, so with the best photographers around the view of the mountains was no question.
Wedding day theme:
Southern rustic wedding
Where did you find your inspiration?
My inspiration came from the sheer fact I was marrying my best friend. So I wanted our day to be everything we could ever dream of, with the people we love most. What more could a girl ask for?
How did you choose to personalize your wedding?
Now a days it’s very common for people do a first look with their soon to be spouse. Instead I chose to do a first look with my father. Without question I’m so glad I did! Secondly, our venue we chose to get married at, our wedding was the first one there!
What was your favorite part of the reception?
Dancing the night away with my husband and best friends!
What are three things you’re super glad you did?
- Hired the most amazing photographers
- First look with my dad
- Wrote letters to each other to open before the ceremony
What was the biggest challenge in planning your mountain wedding and how did you overcome it?
The largest challenge we faced when planning our mountain wedding was determining the weather. The one thing I did not want was a tent for the ceremony. Why chose the mountains if you’re going to hide the beauty of East TN? With that being said, I was stubborn enough to not get a tent.. And it rained. Rain and all it was still the most perfect day of my entire life!
How did you find and choose your vendors?
Weddings aren’t cheap, that’s for sure! So we asked around about different vendors and made decisions on what we thought was best for our budget and who had the best ratings!
What is your best piece of advice to other mountain brides who are planning their weddings?
Don’t worry about the weather! God has your day planned and what better way to show his marvelous creations than mountains in the background?!
Kingsport, TN Wedding Vendors
VendorsWedding Photography: JoPhoto | Wedding Venue: Arwood Barn (no web site) | Hair & Makeup: Olivia Thornburg (no web site) | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Wedding Gown: White Lace & Promises | Wedding Flowers: Flowers By Copper Creek | Videography: Incandescent Films | Rentals: Action Rentals | DJ: DJ Express