Wesley and Emma Teague aren’t new to the pages of Ruffled- you might recognize them from this adorable engagement shoot! They’re also amazing photographers themselves as part of W+E Photographie, a Ruffled Blue Label Member. So of course we weren’t surprised to find that their outdoor southern ceremony is as brimming with charm and sweetness as this talented couple. I’m blown away by their crisp, casual portraits and the happy little vignettes photographer James Moes so elegantly captured. And, of course, horses roaming your venue site… nothing screams “southern fete” more than that! Congrats, Wesley and Emma!

nashville barn wedding

From the bride, Emma. The vision for our wedding, in a few words, was simple, soft and sweet. it was a must for us to incorporate vintage elements and themes, but we didn’t want it to be a complete throw back to the past. vintage, yet modern.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

We knew without a doubt, that we wanted an outdoor wedding, despite the southern heat. Wesley found our location, which happened to be right in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. The owners are family friends which allowed everything to fall into place quite easily.

nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding

Myself and the bridesmaids made all of our bouquets and boutonnieres by hand after ordering the stems wholesale online. We included in the arrangements garden roses, snapdragons, ranunculus, and anemones.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding
We found many of the details and decor while perusing vintage and antique stores that we could be found shopping in regardless of if we were planning a wedding or not. We wanted our wedding to feel laid-back and fuss-free, which is also very much of who we are, thus we chose a farm setting with a large barn that we adorned in simple strands of string lights and soft fabrics.
nashville barn wedding

nashville barn wedding
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Personally, I’m not the biggest planner, so making 95% of the decisions for our wedding without a professional planner was a very big stretch for me. There were many times during the engagement/planning period where I wanted to give up and just elope, but I found that focusing on our impending marriage more than the actual wedding plans got me through all the decisions in a less stressful way.
nashville barn wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Ceremony and reception locations: Mallard Stables / Wedding Designer: Stephanie Drake of Proper Measures / Florist: Arranged by bride, ordered from Fifty Flowers and The Flower Exchange / Photographer: James Moes / Wedding Dress: J.Crew Lucinda Gown / Veil: Oh My Deer Handmades/ Shoes: Franco Sarto / Earrings: Anthropologie / Makeup: friend, Elise Harris / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos / Groom’s suit: Express / Tie: Urban Outfitters / Ceremony music: Andrew and Heather Hester and Gabrielle Jones / Wedding Cake: Will Drake from Proper Measures / Wedding invitations: Oh My Deer Handmades

W+E Photographie is a member of Blue Label.

16 comments
  • The streamers in the trees is such a great idea, so simple but they add so much to the images!

  • We adore this wedding. So summery and fresh. Especially adore the teacup cake topper! What a sweet idea.

  • The details are amazing. That cake topper is pure perfection!

  • I love it! I’m totally envious of outdoor weddings, I wish I’d been willing to risk the rain! The colors and details are gorgeous, congrats you two!

  • I love when couples use vintage china! Such a nice detail.
    This bride is adorable!

  • I just love the simplicity and charm of this wedding. You can tell that this wedding was really all about the couple and truly reflected thier personalities. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Oh my goodness, so lovely and romantic! I love her bouquet!

  • such a sweet wedding..their colors are so unique and soft.

  • LOVE those programs.

  • This is such an ideal wedding. I love the feel of it so. very. much!

  • How cute are those best men! I call the middle one.. haha just kidding.
    I LOVE the floral china they used. So pretty!

  • Sarah

    I love their fans/programs! Were they DIY or did they have someone make them? If they are DIY – how can I make them!?

  • i was just featured in the DIY inspiration part of this blog, so i’m looking at all the other ones now!

    “but I found that focusing on our impending marriage more than the actual wedding plans got me through all the decisions in a less stressful way”

    i love that she says this. it is SO important to focus on the marriage part of everything vs. the wedding. it really does help you calm down and collect yourself. and you also remember why you’re doing all of this stuff in the first place! it’s good to realize that no matter how the wedding day turns out, you’re going to be married in the end, and that is all that matters.

    beautiful photos :) love it

  • Antoinette

    How Simple, soft and sweet. what a great wedding.

  • Lisa Lawrence Merritt

    I’m Emma’s mom and I made the bouquet! I love to arrange flowers but I’ve never made a wedding bouquet…. I think this one turned out ok. ;)

    The wedding was beautiful and we’re thrilled to have Wesley as part of our family. ~

  • I do believe all of the ideas you have introduced on your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for newbies. May you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.