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A Vintage Pastel Wedding in Franklin, TN

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Elisha & David in Franklin, TN
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 Ceremony Site Grace Chapel, Franklin, TN
 Reception Site Barn at Grace Chapel, Franklin, TN
 Photography Eilas Photography
 Planner Kelly Spalding Designs, Franklin, TN
OfficiantPastor Steve Berger
 GownGalina, David's Bridal
 Wedding RingsGenesis Diamonds
Bridesmaid DressesTopshop
Groom and Groomsmen's FormalwearMen’s Wearhouse
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Elisha and David served chocolate and coconut cupcakes with flags made by a vendor on Etsy. Elisha's mother took on the task of gluing the flags together (200 in all!) to put atop the cupcakes.
Rachel Make My Cake, Nashville, TN
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For the favors, Elisha and David wanted to give out something living, that their friends could take home, plant in their gardens, and watch grow. Elisha found the succulents on Etsy, which you could buy in little silver buckets.  Elisha had stickers made to personalize the buckets with the couple's names, date, and “Happily Ever After”.
San Pedro Cactus, Etsy
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Elisha and David chose Adele's “Let You Feel My Love" for their first dance song.  "We had both been through so much in our 'previous lives'," said Elisha, "this song fit perfectly how we felt about finally finding each other and our commitment to stick it through anything that comes our way."
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The ceremony took place at outside, by a creek that runs through the church property.  Elisha and David placed the found antique shutters at the end of the aisle and used lace curtains for the “grand entrance”.
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Elisha and David were married under a chandelier hung from a tall tree. The couple's florist made a beautiful garland of Sarah Bernhardt peonie, Juliet garden roses, Pink Majolika spray roses, sahara roses, Peach hypericum berries and million star gypsum to place around the chandelier
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Along the aisle were antique Ball jars, wrapped in lace and grey burlap with a gold and diamond buckle.
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Elisha didn’t want the  bridesmaids bouquets to be overwhelming, so she chose a variety of flowers including creme astilbe with peach hypericum berries, lambs ear and sala tips.
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Since Elisha and David have seven children between them, they decided to just have their kids in the wedding party.  Elisha's two daughters were the only bridesmaids, and since they’re young. Elisha's oldest daughter found the bridesmaids dresses online on Topshop and it fit the bill perfectly- lace, peach, and romantic. The bridesmaids paired the  ...
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Elisha & David in Franklin, TN

Even though Elisha and David's children attended school together and were in the same class, they didn't meet until they were paired on eHarmony. The couple got engaged on Valentines Day.

The Bride: Elisha May, interior designer and manager of facilities
The Groom: David Howell, 42, Green Beret, 5th Group Special Forces The Date: June 2012

Elisha and David chose a vintage theme and a color palette of soft turquoise, gray, and peach.
- Simone Hill
Their Ingredients
  • Rachel Make My Cake, Nashville, TN
  • San Pedro Cactus, Etsy
  • Topshop

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