Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch in McEwen, TN, US
Anna Glass Photography beautifully captured Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch in McEwen, TN, US. Second shooter was Jamie Smith Photography.
Event Date: June 2, 2018 – Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch
From Anna Glass Photography: Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch
Scot + Ashten chose a beautiful location for their wedding. It took place at a privately owned ranch Scot worked at early on in their relationship. Everything about their big day was so true to themselves and the heart behind it all was beautiful to watch. The dress was custom and one of a kind. The flowers were beautifully done by a local vendor and every simple touch they displayed was personal. I was so honored to capture such a big love!
Q and A: Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
I’d like to think our wedding was “country chic.” I knew I wanted pink and glitter! But my husband is a real life country boy, so I knew not to do anything too over the top. The farm/lake we got married at had SO much meaning for us! When I was younger (2005ish) my dad would drive by these gates to this farm (they were always locked) but there was a tree out front we would always stop to take pictures with. I never knew anything about the property, just that I knew it had to be beautiful inside those gates.
In 2010 Scot, my husband, started working on the farm for the owner. We started dating in 2011 & I remember the first time he took me to show me where he worked, all I could say is “It’s the tree! I took pictures with it 10 years ago!” Just seemed like the craziest coincidence! That property ended up being the first place we had a “home” together. While he worked there, we lived in the cabin. We’d go out to the lake on the property and I’d always tell him “this is where I want to marry you.”
It is most definitely not a wedding venue, but it was breathtaking. He stopped working there in 2013 and I figured that would be the last I’d see of that lake. He proposed in 2017 and my first thought was still “I want to get married at that farm!” We wanted something different, something no one else had already had, something that had meaning and love behind it. One nervous phone call later, the owner said yes and our dream wedding became a reality.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Because it wasn’t an actual wedding venue, A LOT of it was DIY. All the credit goes to my husband for this. The ceremony was right in front of the lake. Scot brought in all of the sand for the aisle and where our wedding party stood. The wooden arch that was behind us, Scot hand-built and stained.
The reception area was right near the ceremony, all of the lighting had to be hung. During my wedding vows I thanked Scot for “making my dream wedding come true” because that statement is so true! The rest of the decorations is where I incorporated my pink & glitter! My mom helped to hand paint all of the wine bottles and my bridesmaid’s mother is who decorated and made it all come together the day of the wedding. It was all a HUGE team effort!
What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
Flowers were a huge part of the day! I think florals are so beautiful at weddings and something people really focus on. I had many pinterest ideas and told the florist I trusted whatever they did. I requested pink, roses, and greenery. The backdrop behind us with the flowers on the arch was really the only “must have” I wanted.
But knowing the flowers would be a big part of decorating, we had them on sheppards hooks going down the isle, on the food table, the dinner tables, matching flowers going down our cake, and of course our wedding party was packed with beautiful bouquets as well! We left the very next day for our honeymoon and I hated for all of that beauty to go in the trash, so we had our wedding party take and drop off all the floral arrangements at a nearby nursing home to enjoy the flowers just as much as we did!
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Our new last name is “Anderson” so one of the wedding favors we gave out were “Anderson peanut butter pretzels.” They were a big hit! We live in the south and wanted our dinner menu to represent that. Two months after the wedding, people are still talking about squash casserole! Dancing and laughing with all of our family and friends AND the food, was for sure some of our favorite things!
Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
Scot’s was very “sharp dressed man.” Our groomsmen and bridesmaids had blush pink to match the wedding theme, but we wanted Scot to be different. He was in all black and white. Black tux, white shirt, black tie and vest. He wore his new watch I had just given him that day as his wedding gift, that was engraved “I love you more every second.”
I found my dress the very first time I looked. It was actually the first wedding dress I ever tried on. I had went to a trunk show for Essense of Australia. The dress had everything I could have wanted and more. Lace, pearls, diamonds, beauty and elegance. After I purchased the dress, the lady told me it was the only dress like that at the time because it would not come out until the Fall 2018 collection (so at my wedding in June, I would be the only bride in that dress). I found a simple veil to match, and white shoes that were easy to walk in! I will make note that I forgot to wear the pearl belt that went with the dress, and never realized it until after the wedding when I took the dress to be cleaned!
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Where do I even begin? At this point we’ve known each other almost 20 years (most of our life.) Scot was best friends with my brother growing up. He played football and basketball, and I cheered. We attended the same school and seen each other most days of the week. But NEVER liked each other. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that things changed, a lot! We were at a bonfire and I saw him across from me. The “love at first sight” thing was real! No joke, from that moment on, we’ve been inseparable.
And then the proposal….it took us 6 years of dating before he finally popped the question. So he had some time to plan this! We had went to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We had our best friends with us and as soon as you walk up, you see this big “castle.” I took some pictures for our friends in front of it and then they returned the favor. But ours wasn’t just a picture, it was the proposal! There happen to be a professional photographer (for the estate) standing there as well so we have these pictures to cherish forever! After waiting 6 years, I had the cinderella dream! The castle in the background, the beautiful ring, our friends by our side, and my prince charming!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
The moment the curtains opened, and we saw each other for the first time. We did not want to do a “first look” for photos or anything. Our plan was the first time we would see each other, would be the moment I was walking down the aisle. Even with all of our guests there, it seemed like myself and Scot were the only two people there. **cue the tears. Lots and lots of tears.**
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Advice on planning would be to not stress too much and enjoy it! Everyone kept telling me it will go by so fast. But I didn’t believe it until it was our time. Everything will work out, and even if something goes wrong (like forgetting to wear a sparkly belt that goes with your wedding dress), YOU are the only one who will notice it. At the end of the day, you two will be married. And THAT is all that matters.
We met a couple on our honeymoon who had been married for 60 years. We asked them for the secret to a long marriage and their answer was “laugh!” It’s only been a few months since our wedding, but being together as long as we have, the biggest piece of advice I can give is: laugh a lot, kiss often, and ALWAYS say I love you.
Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch:
Associated Pros/Vendors: Ashten-Scot Wedding-Privately Owned Ranch
Venue: Private Residence
Cinema and Video: Fulton Films
Second Shooter: Jamie Smith Photography – Tennessee
Caterer: Simply Catering by Lisa
DJ: Diamond Rose Entertainment
Dress Store: Glitz Nashville
Floral Designer: Sharp Garden Center and Gifts
Photographer: Anna Glass Photography – other examples of their work featured on AisleMemories – Cayla and Nick Wedding at Variety Works, Madison, GA, US (second shooter) and Kaitlyn and Jeremy Engagement in Downtown Dickson, Dickson, TN, US (one main photographer)
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