Stunning Mountainside Wedding
Brittany Holder and Nathan Dennis first met in sixth grade and, as Brittany says, she's been smitten ever since. For this outdoorsy couple, it was only natural that Nathan got down on one knee to propose during a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Wedding Gown
The bride wore a strapless, trumpet-shaped dress designed by Essence of Australia.
The Bride’s Accessories
Brittany finished her wedding ensemble with shimmery, peep-toe pumps from Badgley Mischka and a splash of Marc Jacob’s Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume.
The Bride’s Bouquet
Local designers at Barn Stalls to Banquet Halls, arranged the bride’s bouquet which included a variety of white and pink roses, sword fern, and rustic eucalyptus leaves.
The Bride’s Jewelry
Brittany wore sparkly, teardrop chandelier earrings to complement the dress's strapless neckline.
Nathan’s groomsmen sported all-black Geoffrey Bean suits and ties with white floral boutonnieres.
The couple hired Alabama-based designer Laura McCarty to create their nature-inspired invitations, which included custom calligraphy and hand-drawn art.
DeBarge Vineyards in Lafayette, Georgia—located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains—offered stunning views for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Guest Book Table
Keeping with the rustic theme, a teal chest adorned with wooden "Mr. & Mrs." signs sat at the entrance of the reception hosting the guest book.
A hand painted sign draped with lush eucalyptus greenery welcomed the bride and groom’s guests to their mountainside wedding.
The couple kept the reception light-hearted and fun with outdoor games for the guests to enjoy. A custom "carved tree" cornhole game showed off the couple's intials.
The Bride’s Cake
In lieu of a traditional cake topper, the bride’s cake, designed by Sweet Angel Cakes, featured a lively arrangement of garden roses, thistle, and drooping veronica.
The Groom’s Cake
A true chocolate lover’s delight, this double-tiered groom’s cake featured crumbled Reese’s candy atop layers of decadent chocolate icing.
Brittany and Nathan took a DIY approach to the reception décor. Some of the bride’s favorite details include the hand-stained wood table runners, farm-style seating, mercury glass candleholders, and a one-of-a-kind trail mix bar.
The reception concluded with a cheery sparkler send-off.