It’s always a treat to share a wedding of two people we know here on Once Wed, so today’s couple is extra special to us. Austin Gros, a wedding photographer, and Amanda Gros, a hair and makeup guru, are two amazingly talented creatives who work in the industry. Amanda was kind enough to send over more details from their wedding for me to share to with you…

With three short months of planning, Austin and I got married March 30, 2013. The seasons were still in transition, it was still chilly at night and the trees had barely started blooming.

The first time we visited Bloomsbury Farm, we knew it would be the place we would be getting married. When we saw their gorgeous pavilion with the huge stone fireplace we knew it would be the perfect place for our guests to enjoy our wedding and still keep warm with the fire roaring all night.

The decor was inspired by the natural setting of our venue and the time of year. Lots of planted greenery and lavender were placed on the guest farm tables with a large floral centerpiece placed at the head table. Floral and greenery also draped over the fireplace mantel while candles were dispersed on every table throughout the pavilion area.

We got married under a grove of Evergreen trees. Guests were seated under the canopies of the branches while our dear friends played and sang “Come Thou Fount” by Sufjan Stevens while I walked down the aisle with my dad. After we were pronounced husband and wife, the brass band I surprised Austin with started playing and the Second Line commenced. Everyone followed the band down the pathway to the pavilion where the reception was taking place. On the way there, we danced and laughed with our family and friends. It truly was an amazing moment of our wedding that we will never forget.

It started to rain after everyone was tucked away under the pavilion. As our guests started eating we snuck away to take our photos (yes, we did them in the rain!) We returned to the pavilion, both of us soaking wet, but not a care in the world – we were married. We spent the rest of the night talking and dancing with our loved ones, soaking in the wonderful moments with everyone around us.

We loved everything about our wedding. We loved sharing such a special day with so many people we loved. Our wedding day was perfect to us in every way, rain and all. Thank you to everyone who made it so special for us. We love you!

Photography: Erich McVey | Event Design: Amanda Gros | Floral Design and Styling: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design | Venue: Bloomsbury Farm in Smyrna, TN | Baker: Katy Phillips | Cupcakes: The Cupcake Collection | Party Rentals and Linens: Southern Events | Catering: Mas Tacos Por Favor food truck | Invitations and Wedding Papers: Tammey Montoya, mother of the bride | Ceremony Music: Friends of the bride and groom | Reception Entertainment: Canon Blue | Bridal Gown: Watters | Bridesmaid Dresses: Urban Outfitters, Ruche and American Eagle | Hair: Bridget Murphy | Groom’s Attire: Suit by J.Crew, tie by Billy Reid and shoes by Asos | Groomsmen Attire: Ties by QP Collections | Candle Favors: Heather Donegan of Donegan Chandlery | Cinematographer: Teejay Heaslip with Anchor Heart Films


Comments (16)

Allie | Reply

This is gorgeous! I’ve actually been trying to find a great venue like this near Nashville for my friends destination wedding. I think the venue link is incorrect though – it’s for a farm in Iowa. I’d LOVE to get the correct one so I can look into this place!!

Amanda | Reply

Our venue was at Bloomsbury Farm in Smyrna TN ( about 25 mins from Nashville) http://www.twofarmers.com is the correct link!

Alyssa | Reply

Yeah I was just about to post a comment too! I shot at Bloomsbury farm earlier this year and that is definitely the wrong link. http://www.twofarmers.com is the correct one :)

Allie | Reply

Perfect, thank you!

Linda at Cedarwood Weddings | Reply

Congratulations Amanda and Austin. What a lovely event! We’ve been a long time supporter of Austin’s work, and we wish you a magical marriage.

Holly - Belle and Beau Photography | Reply

Oh, I just love this wedding! Amanda is so beautiful and the photographs are amazing! Well done for braving the rain, it definitely paid off! :)

Heidi | Reply

Soft, pretty, and romantic. Love the band walking along with everyone, the outdoor fireplace and the eclectic dresses and look of the bridesmaids! Congrats!!

Martin Turner | Reply

These photos are absolutely amazing. They have blown me away.

Jennifer Pharr | Reply

Erich, these are STUNNING!! I’m so in love with them all!

AC | Reply

Instead of a ring bearer they had a log bearer. Fabulous.

Diane Hassett | Reply

Gorgeous wedding, so dreamy! Congrats Amanda and Austin!

Bloomwood Photography | Reply

What a stunning wedding!
Beautiful couple, beautiful venue and beautiful photography

Canopy Rental | Reply

Lovely wedding! Each and every detail of decor looks beautiful. Loved the way the table arrangements are done.

Helen Baldwin | Reply

This is so gorgeous and romantic. Beautifully photographed and I love all the details.

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

So many romantic and sweet details! Lovely.

capitan | Reply

wow. this is so great…
very nice. thx for sharing :)

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