Elizabeth and Josh’s Evermore Wedding
Family Farm perfect for Elizabeth and Josh’s Big Day
From the bride: I have dreamed of my wedding day for many years. I was the little girl with her mom in the grocery line asking if she would buy me the wedding magazines (all of them!). This all started at about the age of seven. In general I have had a love for all things wedding since knowing what a wedding was. I have always lived through the dreams of my wedding day either through the pages of a magazine or living vicariously through other brides. Later in years, I had reached a point in my life where I completely surrendered and handed my wedding dreams over to God and the plans that he had in store for my life.
In my 36th year of life all of my wedding planning dreams started to become a reality! Finally! Over all the years I had many different visions of what my wedding day would be like, feel like and look like. I had my big day pretty much envisioned and nailed it down to a "little candle lit white chapel." The more romantic the better! My visions quickly changed after my father suddenly passed away tragically when I was 34. My father was a farmer at heart and had a special love for farm land and the peace that it brought from getting away from all of the hustle and bustle of a busy life. Fourteen plus years ago my father and mother purchased a farm with a big white farm house where he and my mother lived until the day he passed away. My goodness he sure did love it there!
When it was time to decide where my fiance and I would choose to get married it was so clear in my mind/heart as to where it had to take place. (As well as my fiance,) By choosing our wedding to be at my parent’s home, I felt that this was the place that would honor my father in a special way, since him not being physically with us on the day. The one special day that I had dreamed of him being able to walk me down the aisle to meet my groom. My dad's presence is felt ever so much there, still to this day and forevermore. When my father and mother were living there they were not able to do all the "old house" renovations that they had wished for. While preparing for our wedding day we were so blessed to be able to do some renovations to transform it more into my wedding day vision.
With this farm home place being so near and dear to my father, and family, I personally have a dream to continue to keep Evermore House and Farm alive and living. My goal is to share it with the rest of the world in hopes that it would bring others peace as it did my father and my family. I know in my heart, my father would be so joyful knowing the place is alive and living to the potential that he had envisioned it to be.
Photography: Ashton Oakes Photography | Videography: Caitlin Oakes Videography | Location: Olmstead | Venue: Evermore House and Farm | Florals: Purchased from Import Flowers, designed by the Bride - Elizabeth Glenn Holt and her cousin, Laura Turner Creative | Wedding Planner: Lisa Miller, jennifer Wilcutt, and Stephanie Alvis | Caterer: "The Golden Girls" | Cake: Wedding Cake- Publix, Groom’s Cake - Copper Whisk Cakes | Rentals: Lisa Miller, Tent Time Rentals | Music: Violinist and Harpist - Liana Alpino | Paper Products: Zazzle | Hair: Ashlea Hunter Mullins, Angela Drummond | Makeup: Sara Jones, Clair Castleman Allen | Bride’s Attire: Made with Love Bridal from White Dresses Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Credits: Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal, Bride’s Sister-in-Law, April Glenn, printed the programs for the wedding day