Location, Location, Location: Jill + Jason

from the desk of: Veronica

In the continuation of the series of amazing weddings in unique locales, may I present the wedding of Jill and Jason Schmidt. I asked Jill some questions, and she was kind enough to answer them for me.

(all photos courtesy of their photographer, Whitney Carlson of Dove Photography, and Jill’s friends and family)

Location: The Barn at Chestnut Spring, Sevierville, Tennessee (Dolly Parton’s parents’ farm)

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

How did you choose the location?

We wanted someplace really relaxed. Jason and I both have very hectic schedules with him being gone 3-4 days a week traveling all over the country in a tour bus, so we just wanted to go somewhere other than Nashville (where we live) and be away from the city. We talked about flying somewhere, or doing it in Michigan (my home state), but then my sister-in-law suggested looking near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. After seeing a ton of chapels that were not “us,” I finally found it. I saw the pictures and fell in love. Jason was somewhere on the road, and when I sent him the pictures, he said “that’s it.” My mom flew down last October and we drove over to check it out, and we put a deposit down that day.

How much did the location dictate the other details of your wedding?

The barn is very rustic. The interior is all old reclaimed barn wood, yet there are beautiful chandeliers hanging from the large beams. It was rustic and country without the hay bales and farm animals, so we just rolled with the theme the venue already provided.

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

We had white linens with burlap runners, and a combination of mason jars and old milk vases for the centerpieces. All the flowers, with the exception of the bouquets, were all beautiful pinks, creams, and lavender spring flowers.

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Noelle Moody

Outside there was an arbor we were married under that the florist draped lace curtains over and pulled them back with a flower arrangement.

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

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photo courtesy of Noelle Moody

My favorite décor would be the six vintage picture frames holding pictures of our parents and grandparents. We both have a grandparent or two who are no longer with us, and it was just something that made us feel like we were still celebrating with them.

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photo courtesy of Dove Photography

Quick! Tell me one more thing about your wedding that made it special and unique!

Jason had an artist that we recorded with sing me down the aisle accompanied by the guitar player he currently plays with. Hope sang “When the Right One Comes Along” by Striking Matches. It was special to have someone we are close with sing a song that means so much to us.

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photo courtesy of Wolffy Lion

Vendors:

Flowers: Melissa Timm Designs

Catering: Luxe Catering and Events

Cake and Sweets: The Sweetery

DJ: Corey from Music in Motion

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amy Smith

Photography: Dove Photography

Hair and Make-up: Hailey Rhea

Thank you so much to Jill and Jason for sharing their special day, and to Whitney Carlson of Dove Photography for letting us use her beautiful images. Your wedding was breathtaking, Jill and Jason! All my best for a long and happy marriage!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

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