Howe Farms Wedding

The Pavilion at Howe Farms wedding venue is a multi-acre property about 25 minutes northwest of Chattanooga nestled in the rolling hills of the Tennessee River Valley.

The outstanding views from Howe Farms wedding venue are breathtaking and guests get a front-row seat. Two of the most picturesque parts of the property is the Ceremony views and the view from the large glass roll-up doors of the Pavilion. This peaceful and majestic setting is where Sadie and Nathan chose to exchange their vows.

From the bride: We selected modern centerpieces and velvet table cloths and kept it classic with some touches of pattern in the chinaware. The color palette was inspired by bringing our favorite colors together in one venue space.

Nathan’s favorite color is green, and it was very important to him that we have a wedding in a venue surrounded by lots of greenery and grass. My favorite color is pink which showcased mostly throughout all of the florals. It was important to us that our day and our florals especially feature both of our favorite colors to symbolize us not only coming together as one, but also growing together forever.

Our favorite color together and often the color we tend to select if picking something for the other person is always blue – which is the color that ultimately inspired the groomsmen suits and bridesmaid gowns. Blue is also the color scheme of our first international trip together to Greece, and the color reminds us of the simple love and joy we felt on that very first trip. It was something we wanted to highlight in our big day, and we made it happen.

I had two big moments on our Howe Farms wedding day. The first was of course our first look. We decided to write our private vows and share them during our first look, and that was such a great choice for us. We wanted them to be kept between the two of us and recorded so we could remember them forever. I was REALLY looking forward to it.

It was amazing to see Nathan turn around and see me in my gown for the first time. The look of love and awe on his face is one I will remember and cherish forever.

The other moment I was most anticipating was my walk down the aisle. I picked the perfect song for me – Dream by Priscilla Ahn (featured in the hit movie Bride Wars). It is a song that speaks to my heart and is all about… well, me. My mom gave me a hard time for picking a song about me and not about Nathan and I as a couple, but once she listened to the song it all made sense.

My flower girl and I both walked down to the song and I felt like I was the star character in my own Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson movie. Being a bride is every little girl’s dream, and in that moment I was finally living mine. The song started and my flower girl began her march down the aisle. She twirled, threw flowers and smiled and waved at every person she knew. She captured the song’s lyrics perfectly.

Then there was a small build-up to 1 minute and 38 seconds into the song where the song peaks into a repeating melody. At that moment the double doors opened and I made my entrance with my dad down the aisle. All the emotions I felt were exactly the ones I had always dreamed of. I was just steps from marrying my best friend, and the moments that followed were a dream-come-true.

Associated Vendors

Bridesmaid Dresses: Formally Yours
Linens and Coverings: The White Table
Hair Stylist: Bobby pinning studio
Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express
Groomsman Attire: Cole Haan
Cake Designer: Sweet Art cakes
Cinema and Video: Unnamed Films
Floral Designer: Chickamauga Florist
Event Designer: Wild Ivy Events
Dress Designer: Eve of Milady
Equipment Rentals: Showtime Event Rentals
Caterer: Apron Strings Catering
Dress Store: bridals by lori
Lighting: Luma Designs
Ceremony Location: Howe Farms
Photographer: Nelya