I think that in the blogosphere, we tend to get a little crazed with the overabundance of details and subsequently, our brides forget to remember that sometimes it’s just as elegant to go back to basics and bring out the beauty of the venue you’ve chosen (don’t forget, the day is about the two of you, not the number of craft projects you can turn out!). In the case of today’s feature, it’s one jaw dropping venue (East Tennessee Tree Nursery) paired with casual, rustic-meets-vintage chic details that suit the couple’s personalities. The ceremony site is absolutely stunning – the way the soft florals contrast with the graphic gray bark of the trees is perfect! Christal and Michael were even able to turn rain into another opportunity to add another pop of color and pattern with adorable umbrellas for the bridal party. Thank you to Whitney Carlson of Dove Photography for sharing these gorgeous shots with us today!