A Whimsical Tented Wedding at a Private Farm in Smithfield, Kentucky

Cassie Doumas  (25 and a photographer) was hired to take over Chris Scott's (29 and a scuba instructor) old position at an independent music store. He

Cassie Doumas  (25 and a photographer) was hired to take over Chris Scott's (29 and a scuba instructor) old position at an independent music store. He stopped by on her first night and the pair immediately began flirting. The pair immediately began dating and Chris proposed on a sailboat in the Bahamas. "We were standing alone on the bow, on our way to a little island, when Chris said to me 'We should get married,'" says Cassie. "I was a little taken aback and had to ask if he was joking." Once they returned from their tropical getaway, Cassie and Chris began planning their colorful wedding at Cassie's childhood farm in Kentucky. Rolling hills served as a backdrop for the outdoor ceremony  followed by a colorful tented reception. "We wanted an 'English romantic meets Southern charm theme' inspired by our love of England and our Kentucky roots," says Cassie. "We wanted the event to have a fun vibe without being too casual and also wanted to be surrounded by our favorite colors." In keeping with their whimsical aesthetic, Cassie and Chris worked with a vibrant color palette of purple, mint, pink and blue for their relaxed celebration. Although violets are the bride's favorite flower from childhood, they didn't end up in her arrangements but instead she served Parma Violet signature cocktails complete with a fresh bloom in every glass. Cheerful peony and ranunculus arrangements popped within the white tented affair along with bunting (handmade in England), string lights, bourbon barrels, vintage inspired details and greenery. Silhouettes were a cohesive theme throughout the relaxed wedding and were incorporated through the invitations, programs, chair signs and custom cake toppers. "Our music selection reflected us the most as a couple—we met at a record store, bonded over music for years and it continues to be an important part of our relationship," says Cassie. "Every bit of music at the wedding and the reception was selected by us because of its meaning personal meaning!"

Whimsical Peony Bridal Flower Crown
Cassie had silhouettes portraits custom made, and loved that they doubled as both a decor theme as well as a way to commemorate the event.
"I've always been a fan of mismatched bridesmaids dresses and I wanted their looks to be a collaborative effort that married our style and their personalities," says Cassie. Using our wedding palette as a starting point, the women wore feminine dresses in various shades of purple and for a very romantic and English look, my florist crafted gorgeous green halos."
Dried Flower Recessional Toss
"We wanted an 'English romantic meets Southern charm theme' inspired by our love of England and our Kentucky roots," says Cassie. "We wanted the event to have a fun vibe without being too casual and also wanted to be surrounded by our favorite colors."In keeping with their whimsical aesthetic, Cassie and Chris worked with a vibrant color palette of purple, mint, pink and blue for their relaxed celebration.
"We knew from the start that we wanted the wedding to be some place personal and not a prepackaged venue, and I'd always dreamed of an outdoor wedding," says Cassie. "It took some discussion but in the end we thought what better place than my childhood farm in Kentucky."
Guests enjoyed Lavender Lemonade and Sweet Tea, displayed in large apothecary drink dispensers and topped off with handmade decorative drink flags.
Violets are the bride's favorite flower from childhood and while they didn't end up in her arrangements, she served Parma Violet signature cocktails complete with a fresh bloom in every glass.
Most of the wedding decor was handmade by the bride including the food and drink signs, chair backers and wedding programs which were a mix of hand painting andrnprint.
Whimsical Goat Head Centerpieces
White Ceramic Deer Head Vase
In keeping with their "England meets Kentucky" theme, the tented wedding was filled with bunting (handmade in England), string lights, bourbon barrels, vintage inspired details and greenery.
Pink Peony and Ranunculus Centerpieces
Silhouettes were a cohesive theme throughout the relaxed wedding and were incorporated through the invitations, programs, chair signs and custom cake toppers. rn
DIY Silhouette His and Her Chair Signs