Ryan and I are hoping to make a trip to Blackberry Farm later this year, and Jenni and Kevin’s beautiful wedding is a perfect reminder of why it’s such a special place. You might have seen some of these lovely images in the Winter 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and our friends at A Bryan Photo and Calder Clark Designs were kind enough to share even more stunning photos and details with us…


While studying abroad in Spain (where she met Kevin!) Jenni fell for the espadrilles worn by local women, and she wanted espadrilles for herself and her bridesmaids. Just six weeks before the wedding, in her hometown of Atlanta, Jenni stumbled across Ann Roth who is known for her custom espadrilles, and who used fabric and ribbons to create shoes that not only fit the bridesmaid dresses, but that were also comfortable.

Blackberry Farm made a split rail fence just for Jenni and Kevin’s wedding, as a backdrop against the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and Blackberry Farm’s floral team made wood boxes from scratch and potted them with masses of Aralia and herbs cut from the farm.

How adorable is this post-ceremony photo of the bride and groom!?

How about this summer dinner? Garden Beet and Fig Salad with Arugula and Blackberry Farm Brebis, Pan-Seared Scallops, Field Pea Succotash with Tomato Vinaigrette and Corn Emulsion, Wood-Grilled Short Ribs with Ribbons of Summer Squash and Smoked Potatoes with Crème Fraiche. And the wedding cake of course: Cinnamon Carrot Cake with Toasted Pecans, Fresh Pineapple, and Currants topped with Cream Cheese Icing and Blackberry Coulis.

Says Caitlin from Calder Clark DesignsThe property is already breathtaking, so we tasked ourselves with accenting the existing interiors and aesthetic instead of introducing anything that would stand in stark contrast to the soft, woodsy, gray palette. It felt very natural to opt for French grain sack linens and hand-gathered wildflowers. Our favorite detail was the oversized French grain sack dinner napkins, which at the head table were embroidered with guests’ first names in lieu of place cards.

Best wishes Jenni and Kevin! See even more amazing images from their gorgeous wedding on the A Bryan Photo blog. And now I’m off to make travel plans for me and Ryan to visit Blackberry Farm

Photography: A Bryan Photo / Event design: Calder Clark Designs / Venue: Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Bridesmaid dresses / custom shoes: Thread / Ann Roth / Flowers: Blackberry Farm / Catering / cake: Blackberry Farm / Magpies Cakes / Rentals: All Occasions / Burlap linens: DC Rental
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  1. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    What a fabulous venue! Too many lovely details in this wedding to single out just a few…but that espadrilles idea is a great one!

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  2. Prosklitiria Giota

    I think i’m going to get my self a pair of those espadrilles!

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  3. Calder Clark

    reliving the memories! thanks for featuring us, KG! Looooove me some Blackberry Farm. Sigh.

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  4. allie

    This is just lovely! I love the use of the hand-gathered wild flowers!

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  5. kae

    stunning. I couldn’t stop looking over these photos!

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  6. LAG – Southern Aisle

    Love the linens and the wildflowers! Gorgeous wedding!

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  7. lydia {ever ours}

    knew there was a reason why i was loving her gown…vera wang does no wrong. love the venue too!

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  8. Lacey @ Lacey Wagner Events

    I love an elegant yet rustic wedding and this is the best one I have seen. That cake looks so good I can almost taste it! Food Porn…drool :)

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  9. ellen

    Wonderful! I love a farm wedding!…smiles.

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  10. Katherynn

    Awe I LOVE this post!! I grew up in the town (Maryville) that hosts Blackberry Farms! Small plug: It IS really a great place to be! Beautiful, quaint small town with the Smokey Mountains as a blue/green backdrop. Gorgeous! Loved the espadrilles and the dress! And what a great idea for the wedding cake!

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  11. Matrioshka

    Okay, things I love from that wedding
    1) those chairs….are effing awesome
    2) that cake!
    3) those flowers

    so beautiful and unique!

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  12. Cortney Hinton

    I was the proudest cousin there!!! Truly remarkable weekend with the most incredible people in this world!

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  13. jane

    love how the wedding cake plays off/evokes the bride’s dress.

    i, too, am dying to visit blackberry farm. this isn’t helping :)

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  14. Karen Hill Photography

    I love this wedding! Seriously beautiful photos!

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  15. Sarah

    So gorgeous!!

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  16. Rosemary

    This wedding is right up my alley. Love it.

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  17. Paula Kemmerer

    We were in awe the whole weekend and happy to be there to witness this beautiful wedding!

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  18. Casey

    omg i love the iron holder for the mason jars! where can i get one?!
    and whats the best way to get a bunch of mason jars? collect? or is there a way to get them in bulk?

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    • Virginia

      You CAN buy them in bulk- try this site for Ball jars.. http://www.freshpreservingstore.com/?trk_src_ss=TCLPAYPCWEBMACSS

  19. Virginia

    Blackberry Farms is a breathtaking place and their cookbook is just as perfect- what an absolute dream wedding!

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