Hi again! We are back to post about one of our recent weddings at the Merrimon-Wynne House. This wedding was so special to be a part of, partly due to the amazing creativity of our bride, Mary Catherine. Lots of the details to this one were DIY, which is a great (and cost saving way) to make your day unique! The shabby-chic feel of the wedding made an eclectic yet elegant statement and gave Mary Catherine and her husband John a great vibe to show off their warmth as a couple! Take a look at the pictures below and you’ll see how Mary Catherine and John’s individual touches and style choices made their day truly stand out!

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MCJohnWED017 Honeycombed shaped seating assignments! It’s a super easy way to incorporate something a little unexpected.


MCJohnWED040 These potted plants served as the wedding favors for guests! In this photo, you can see that the bottoms of the pots were painted gold. This was done individually, by hand, by the bride and gives the wedding favors a personal touch plus a little extra visual appeal!



The napkins were hand died by the bride herself! They are a beautiful pink ombre design. Two perks of doing DIY are that no one else will ever have these same napkins and they’re yours to keep at the end of the night because you’re not renting them from the caterer!

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These goblets and cups didn’t come from the caterer or rental company! Nope, the bride tracked these down herself! All the different jewel tones and shapes made the tables so much more interesting and no one will ever have the same glassware because Mary Catherine used a totally different avenue to find hers!

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This couple had a cake bar stocked with multiple different cake flavors! This is such a fun spin on a traditional cake table and allows for so much more variety. There were so many different flavors for guests to choose from, and this way, everyone gets a flavor they’ll love!

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Mary Catherine and John had a milk and cookie station! These cookies were baked by the couples’ family which was such a sweet touch (metaphorically and literally) that you won’t find at most weddings!


The wonderful vendors we teamed with for this one are listed below-

Venue- Merrimon-Wynne House

Catering- Rocky Top Catering

Photographer- Missy Loves Jerry

Florist- Serendipity Designs 

Rentals- Party Reflections 

Band- Stone Age Romeos

Ceremony Musicians- Arioso Strings

Cake- Maxie Bs

Officiant- Howard Sutton

Bench and Sweetheart table- Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Farm tables and Chairs- Cottage Luxe