A Vibrant Casual Outdoor Wedding in Tennessee
Anna and Mason
Three years before Mason popped the question, he told his father he was interested in Anna, a longtime family friend. When his father relayed the news to Anna, a photographer in New York, she was intrigued but concerned that Mason was nine years younger. His dad said, "I thought you were smarter than that -- you know love has nothing to do with age!" she recalls.
The letterpress stationery, designed by the bride's friend Brooke Reynolds, matches the wedding's vivid hues.
The bridesmaids wore raw silk skirts and tops, made by designer Cuyler Buckles, a friend of the bride.
The Wedding Party
Anna and Mason with their wedding party.
The bride's bouquet of dahlias and astibe, tied with a satiny ribbon, looks just picked.
A dahlia boutonniere and a cheery polka-dot tie offset a groomsman's khaki suit.
Mason's grandfather and uncle officiate at the ceremony.
The Happy Couple
The couple shares a sweet moment after the ceremony.
Paper luminarias lit the reception's tented grounds.
Glittering cupcakes -- carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, white cake with lemon Swiss-meringue buttercream, all toppped with edible gold dust and leaf -- are served in lieu of a cake.
Two cocktails honored the heritages of bride and groom -- Pimm's Cup, a British favorite, and Tennessee Tea, which Sharon created using Jack Daniels, Triple Sec, Coke, sweet-and-sour mix, and lemonade.
Favors consisted of bright silk bags made by Indian women who work for the Shanthimalai Handicrafts Development Society, a charity Anna supports; each holds a candle and a jar of jam.
Mason sweeps his bride off her feet.
Catering: Jayne Slagle Catering, 931-598-5566
Stationery Printing: Soho Letterpress
Bride's Gown: Ingrun von Keudell
Groom's Suit and Tie: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Suits: Calvin Klein
Cupcakes: Susan Sugarman, 917-776-1641
Flowers and Rentals: Taylor's Mercantile, 931-598-5893
Music: Clare Burson with the Bashful Mountain Broadcasters
Favor Bags: Friends of India Designs