Scott Simmons and Amber Thomas DIY Farm Wedding

October 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

September 26th started out with rainfall but shortly gave way to a beautifully, warm autumn day in Sevierville, Tennessee at the foot of the Smoky Mountains.  Scott and Amber met 10 years ago through mutual friends at a local McDonalds and have been inseparable ever since.  Amber is a nurse by trade and stays home to care for her grandmother.  Scott is a "comfort engineer" (a heat and air guy) and works on Amber's family farm.  Amber is a Do-It-Yourself girl!  Everything about her wedding day, she did.  She visited yard sales, flea markets, consignment stores, Goodwills to find the components of her wedding and I must say, she did a wonderful job!!  

Amber's dress is short and sassy and worked wonderfully with her Ariat boots.  Her bridesmaids all wore matching maxidresses in yellow, green and blue (the colors that surrounded her farm).  The ceremony itself was in a field behind her home that faced the Smoky Mountains and with a quaint old barn in the distance as the main backdrop for day.  Scott found her wedding ring in a vintage antique store and both of their rings were tied to bibles that belonged to family long gone.  The table coverings were quilt and quilt pieces made by her and her grandmother.  Her grandmother made the keepsake quilt that the guests signed as they entered the reception.

The reception area was filled with pumpkins, chrysanthemums, corn stalks and everything that shouted Fall.  The table decorations were made from bouquets that she made with craft finds from around the area as were the bridesmaids bouquets.  She also had small, tin goats as her centerpieces as she has a special heart for the goats on her farm.  With that, we incorporated some photos with her and her goat family on her wedding day.  Amber's bouquet was a work of art!  She made it from pins, hat pins, buttons and burlap.  It was quite heavy but absolutely beautiful!!  She was the most calm, cool and collected bride that I've seen on her wedding day.  It was very hard for me not to cry when I saw Scott and Ambers dad cry when they saw her!  Of course, Amber shed a few tears as well.  Amber's sister Katie was her maid of honor and Scott's brother was his best man.  

For her reception meal, they had barbeque chicken, chips and Bush's Baked Beans in honor of her grandfather who worked for Bush's Baked beans.  They had tea and lemonade offered in Mason jars!  At the end of the day, her guests picked up seeds from their "Sprout a Memory" wheelbarrow.  This was a beautiful day and Amber was such a beautiful bride!! I hope you enjoy seeing all the work she put into this wedding and hope it inspires you!!!



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