A Rustic, Elegant Wedding at the Homestead at Cloudland Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Surrounded by family and friends, Ali Vischetti (25 and in public relations) and Corey Hutchins (30 and in orthopedic sales) celebrated becoming husba

Surrounded by family and friends, Ali Vischetti (25 and in public relations) and Corey Hutchins (30 and in orthopedic sales) celebrated becoming husband and wife at the rustic Homestead at Cloudland Station, a picturesque outdoor venue in Chattanooga, Tennessee, their hometown. With Lookout Mountain in the background, the couple exchanged vows in front of the Homestead’s pond, and afterward celebrated with dinner in the barn and dancing on the lawn. Ali and Corey outfitted their fete with a neutral palette of white, blush, champagne and gold, giving their wedding a timeless and romantic style. Greek, Italian and Southern food stations kept guests well-fed. “My mom is Greek, my dad is Italian, Corey's mom is Italian, and we were born and raised in the South,” Ali says. “We had a huge spread of food: chicken souvlaki, pork shoulder, salmon and fried chicken. It was delicious!” During the newlyweds' first dance, to Lionel Richie's "You Are," they lost power twice, but that didn't stop them. “Everyone started turning on their cellphone lights and cheering, so we kept dancing until the power came back,” Ali says. The DJ kept the music going all night. Leading up to the wedding, Ali’s Greek cousins taught the groom’s family their Greek dances. “It wouldn't be a big, fat Greek wedding without Greek dancing at our reception,” Ali says. “The dance floor was packed once the Greek music came on!" —Marissa Hermanson

Ali carried an unstructured bunch of fluffy white peonies and natural greenery.
After matching on Tinder, Ali and Corey met at a local restaurant several weeks later for their first date. “At first we were embarrassed to admit to our family and friends that we met on Tinder,” Ali says. “Now we're just glad we swiped right. It will be a funny story to tell our kids one day.”u2028
Ali’s seven bridesmaids wore floor-length latte-colored dresses to complement her color scheme of pale pink, beige, gold and champagne.
Sheer fabric was draped at the end of the aisle to prevent Corey from seeing Ali before walking down the aisle. The curtains were flanked by two large urns filled with lush floral arrangements.
“I had always dreamed of a floor-length veil,” Ali says. “But once I found my dress, I didn't want to cover the train, so I went with a midlength veil with lace detail around the edges.”
Rustic decorative touches like wooden directional signs were penned with calligraphy and draped with greenery.
Ali and Corey exchanged vows under an arbor covered in greenery and blooms by the pond on the property of the Homestead at Cloudland Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee. “I chose the location because of the beautiful backdrop,” she says. Ali walked down the aisle to "Pachelbel's Canon," which was played by a string quartet.
“I wanted my dress to be elegant and comfortable,” Ali says of her strapless lace mermaid-style gown with a long train. “I picked the dress particularly because the lace detail reminded me of my grandmother.”
After exchanging vows by the estate’s pond, friends and family enjoyed dinner in the rustic barn and danced the night away on the lawn. Lush florals and gold dinnerware topped the tables, and suspended greenery installations were hung from above.
“I envisioned our flowers to be lush and romantic,” Ali says. The couple had olive branch accents incorporated into their flower arrangements, a nod to Ali’s Greek mother and Italian father and Corey’s Italian mom.
A four-tier cake with raspberry filling was frosted in almond buttercream. From rosettes to simple dots, each layer was embellished with a different design, and it was garnished with blooms and greenery.