In 2017, while visiting family in my home state of Wisconsin, I learned about a large barn that was completely renovated into a wedding venue named The Barn On Stoney Hill. The venue is located just over five miles from where I grew up. Angie and Scott, the owners, were kind enough to give me the full tour. I have been photographing weddings in and around Nashville for several years and I have never seen anything as grand and beautiful as The Barn On Stoney Hill. One of my favorite traits about the barn is the original hay elevator that runs along the ceiling of the venue. They did a good portion of the barn renovation themselves. The Amish from this area created beautiful wood work that is featured in the barn.
Once I returned home to Nashville, I couldn't stop thinking about The Barn On Stoney Hill. I had never put together a styled wedding shoot before, but I knew that it was the perfect place to photograph my first styled shoot. This venue needed to be featured and shared. In 2018, Angie and I started putting a plan in motion. In March, we would be online chatting about wedding details while it was a blizzard in Wisconsin and spring in Tennessee. Our collaboration came together in June when I went home to Wisconsin. We envisioned a bohemian theme with a splash of whimsical that incorporated some non-traditional elements. The tambourine bouquet and macrame backdrop were two of those bohemian concepts. Linyage would be our splash of whimsical. Linyage creates and hand sews the most beautiful two-piece wedding dresses. The Contemporary Knot was another vendor who blew me away with her macrame talents. Rustic Rhinestone Events brought floral and decor design ideas that added another dimension to the shoot. I am very proud of every vendor that took part and I cannot wait to photograph a wedding just down the road from where I grew up.
Venue & Design: The Barn On Stoney Hill
Wedding Dress: Linyage
Macrame: The Contemporary Knot
Florals & Design: Rustic Rhinestone Events
Stationary: Mint For Hue
Chairs: Briggs Tent & Party Rental
Pies: Cadott Bakery
Pie Stands and Signage: Otter Creek Antiques
Hair: Ashlee @ Visions Salon
Makeup: Dominque Wright