Carey and Dustin’s wedding on May 23, 2021 was your picture perfect East Tennessee day – sunny, hot, and muggy! But for Carey and Dustin the day was exactly what they imagined and waited for. Literally, their wedding had to be postponed by a month because three days prior to their original wedding date; Dustin tested positive for COVID!
Carey and Dustin were wed at Greenwood Oaks in Afton, Tennessee. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite venues mainly because I have known the owner, Meredith Shrader, for quite a few years and saw this vision of her and her husband come to life. Greenwood Oaks is a fairly new wedding venue, opening in the summer of 2020. And the grounds are stunning. Filled with majestic oaks, sprawling green pastures, a pond, beautiful mountain views, and the stunning white farmhouse barn. There was certainly no shortage of stunning backdrops for me to choose from to help complement the beauty of this sweet couple!
While I love all my #AJP couples, I really ADORE this one. Carey and I just clicked and when that happens, it makes my job all the better! Carey has such a wicked sense of humor and had me laughing all day long!
But honestly, the best part of this wedding? Hands down was their reception! This couple threw it back to the 90s/early 2000s (how is the 90s already a throwback?!) in the music department which had half the guest list, up on the dance floor, dancing AND singing to every single song played. However; no one could pass up Carey in the dance moves department! Goodness, that gorgeous girl can dance! I loved watching how everyone in attendance was enjoying each other, celebrating the new life that Carey and Dustin were creating. It was truly one of the most fun receptions I’ve been able to capture!
Carey and Dustin, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this amazing chapter in your lives! I am so thankful to have you both in my my #AJPFamily forever. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Edwards!
A special thanks to the vendors who helped make this day perfect:
Venue: Greenwood Oaks Farm & Venue
Caterer: Chads’ BBQ
Rentals: Celebrate Wedding and Party Rentals
Wedding Cake: Food City
H&MUA: Enkore Salon & Day Spa & Prestige Aesthetics
Suits: Southern Belle Bridal and Tuxedo
Dress: Annie’s Room