It was early summer when we decided on a fall wedding. We had big plans of renting a huge cabin in the Smokies, so all of our families could be with us for a few days before our wedding day. We found a beautiful cabin and were thinking about a place for the ceremony. A field next to a creek or a big beautiful barn where a bluegrass band could play was our plans. We also wanted to have a smoker with some barbeque, smoked corn, baked beans and sweet tea. So...those were the plans.
No one could believe we were really going to get married in a cave. It's not like we're spelunkers, we just like "unique" and FUN! Planning was pretty simple as we wanted to keep it simple. Sometimes as I was planning and shopping I would drift off into a dream of white linen table cloths and monogrammed chair covers with a bow on the back...and then I would SnAP back into reality and remember I needed fall colors of beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows....and purple for an extra splash of color. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I bought a variety of beautiful pumpkins and mums. I used lots of candles....and straw. (kept far apart in the decor) For the splash of purple I used purple table covers, remember we were in a cave and everything IS and GETS... DiRty, but thats ok.
Here we are getting ready to go up on stage. The crowd had no idea they were about to be guest at a wedding, but I think they were excited and happy about the surprise. I hadn't been nervous until I saw the crowd, so I couldn't look. I thought Mitch would be the nervous one, but he was as calm as ever. Oh what a HaPpy DaY!
I LOVED it MoRe.
Mr & Mrs Mitch Gann
As you can see the cave is enormous. It doesn't feel like you're in a cave at all. And it is always around 63 degrees year round.
Everyone loved my bridal jeans. Mitch wanted to get married in jeans and boots, he wanted me to kind of match, but I wanted something a little special. My sister and I went to the fabric store to find fabric to make a shirt for Mitch. While there I looked at the bridal fabric and to see the beauty and detail of it I laid it across my jeans to have a dark, contrasting background and WaLla.....there it was. My special outfit. Everyone raved over my jeans, they were pretty cute. So now I'm in the process of making these "Fancy Pants".
Our last night we were invited to be guest at The Loveless Barn. We had a great time. If you ever go to Nashville on a Wed night, this is a place to go. It is a small venue for really good music.