What Dreams are Made Of (part 1)

A few months ago, we spoke to floral designer extraordinaire Evan Leggoe of Thicket Creative about doing a wedding shoot. Evan recently moved to Chattanooga from Atlanta, and is building her business locally. We had a shared dream of stringing carnations on a line, like you see on temples in India.

From there, Evan pulled together the most amazing group of vendors:

Dresses: Monicas Bridal | Hair: Shaina Ramsey Beauty | Makeup: Gabriella Bordo | Furnishings/Tableware: Ramblewood Events | Florals: Thicket Creative | Photography: OK Crowe (Rachael Crowe) & Wonderly Creative (YeeWon Wilkey) (Part 2) Models: @nenerina @davywidt  & @angeladominessy @carlsimakoff17 (Part 2) |

And they made magic…

Photographer Rachael Crowe brought in the smoke bombs to add some serious movie-style mood to Evan’s impressive floral installation in the rocks. (all photos in part 1 are by Rachael Crowe).

And then there’s the barn:

We are loving how our whitewashed barn is letting all the colors pop! Evan imagined a beautiful table setting with daffodils, kumquats (those are tiny citrus fruits), and of course, the verrrrry cool strands of carnations. Ramblewood killed it with heavy-handled silverware and weave & thatch plateware, with deep gold napkins to heighten the drama.

Back up to the Cottage, and a few getting ready photos:

Gabriella Bordo applying makeup to Angela Dominessy (p2)
Shania Ramsey on hair!

We always always always love this wall:

The talented Evan Leggoe at work:

And finale!

If you are interested in having your own theatrical, jaw-dropping, epic wedding, email cottageatoakleaf@gmail.com – or call/text 706-409-0218

Styled Shoot with our New Farm Tables!

We are soooo excited to say this: we built farm tables for our barn!

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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.

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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!

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Word among the Chattanooga wedding vendors has it that Christy is one of the BEST florists around — we have a wedding or two coming up with her, and we couldn’t be more excited. Aren’t these florals stunning?

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Want to see more? And maybe more images around our Cottage? Alyssa wrote up a blog post about the shoot and included gobs more beautiful photos than what you see here (this is a teaser, straight up).

Getting married? Contact us about our wedding packages! We are perfect for elopement and destination weddings, our Cottage sleeps 9 guests in style, we include shuttle service to and from our parking area (so our 28 forested acres feel like an exclusive park!), are on hand throughout your planning process and with you the day of — and now we have… TABLES!

More good things coming!

Cris & Dave