Pretty Gatherings

Our Fave Wedding Trends

Posted in Pretty Gatherings, Table Settings, Wedding Blog on Dec 14, 2018

Making the jump from interior design to loving all kinds of wedding design has been a pretty short hop-skip over. We’re always keeping an eye on the trends to see what the latest is, and to dream up our latest take on all the styles. Pampass Grass Green Wedding Shoes Long the semi-hated yard staple, these giant puffs of fluff have breathed hot new life into floral installations. We’ve found images of them flowing down the aisle, bursting in beautiful wedding bouquets, and adding billowy greatness to the wedding arbor. We love it all. Green Wedding Shoes   Green Wedding Shoe...
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Conner + Austin Wedding

Posted in Chattanooga Wedding, Pretty Gatherings, Wedding Blog on Nov 16, 2018

So, so excited to share with you a few shots from Conner & Austin’s wedding the first weekend of October! The weather was just perfect — warm while the sun was up, then gradually cooling as the sun settled behind Sand Mountain. Photography: Kelsey Dawn Photo Florals: Melia Worley Chairs: Something Vintage     Share this: Twitter Facebook Pinterest2 Like this: Like Loading...
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A Summer Styled Shoot

Posted in Chattanooga Wedding, Oakleaf Life: Drinks, Pretty Gatherings, Table Settings, The Barn, The Barn Deck, Wedding Blog on Aug 03, 2018

This styled wedding shoot was six months in planning, and just kept getting bigger! What started out as an email from photographer Hillary Leah wanting to take photos eventually grew into a bigger shoot with 10 fabulous Chattanooga area wedding vendors. Plates & silverware: Chattanooga Tent  |  Goblets, Candles: The Copper Quail  |  Floral: Creekside Flower Farm  |  Linen: Avocado Hand Dyed Runner by Nade Studio  |  Pottery: Facture Goods We love styled shoots. It’s like putting together a “dream team” of vendors you’d love to work with more without the pressure and timeclock of an actual eve...
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Oakleaf Cottage Wedding Featured in Junebug Weddings!

Posted in Chattanooga Wedding, Pretty Gatherings, Table Settings, The Barn, Uncategorized, Wedding Blog on Apr 10, 2018

We have to tell you about an amazing couple — more than once we have gushed at how incredible it was that they had hiked to the bottom of Cloudland Canyon State Park for those waterfall photos … without breaking a sweat, messing up makeup, or even slightly staining that beautiful dress. They came out looking as fresh and amazing as when they left! But what we haven’t said much of is this — when Rachel and Josh first came to see our barn, it looked like this: No concrete. No walls. No deck. There may not have even been rocks in the section of driveway out to the barn, meaning they had to wal...
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Styled Shoot with our New Farm Tables!

Posted in Chattanooga Wedding, Pretty Gatherings, Table Settings, The Barn, Wedding Blog on Mar 22, 2018

We are soooo excited to say this: we built farm tables for our barn! And even more exciting, they are stepping out in style thanks to a photoshoot pulled together by Molly of Molly Nicole Details, flowers by Christy of MayFlowers, and photographed by adventure and elopement photographer Alyssa Smithley. Molly brought in chairs from Luma Designs to complement the aged gray tones of our tables, and created the beautiful setting. We adore her — she has such an eye for pulling together the unusual — we are in love with the copper flatware! Word among the Chattanooga wedding vendors has it that ...
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Shinrin-Yoku – Learning to Take in the Forest

Posted in Pretty Gatherings, Workshops on Sep 30, 2017

I hadn’t heard of Shinrin-yoku until last winter, when I came across an article explaining the restorative, calming, benefits of the practice. There are full studies on the effects of forest bathing being held in Japan, noting reduced blood pressure, improved mood, increased energy levels, improved sleep, an increased ability to focus and even accelerated recovery from surgery or illness. Having purchased this property while working in a fairly stressful job, I can attest to how just taking ten minutes to breathe outdoors here, staring up at the tree canopy or sitting on the ground did far mo...
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Summer’s Last Hurrah Dinner

Posted in Pretty Gatherings, Table Settings on Sep 23, 2017

Confession time: I, Cris, am a tableware hoarder. I’ve wanted an excuse to create an “ocean” themed table for ages, ever since I first found this vase some years ago. As time went on, I found more pieces that related to it — flower holders, salt and pepper shakers… And then it just happens that my family has three birthdays in September. And that one of those persons is usually not in town. And it also just so happens that Mom and Dad come back from the Bahamas with yummy things like lobster and crab that Dad found while snorkeling. And suddenly a table concept was born. With only a day left...
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