Maylee & Nathan's Rustic Barn Wedding - The Ocoee River Barn

Maylee & Nathan’s Rustic Barn Wedding

How They Met

Nathan moved to Maylee’s high school with only six months left in his senior year and she was in her sophomore year. They were in the same friend group but rarely talked. Even though few words were exchanged, this did not keep them from crushing on each other from the first moment they laid eyes on each other. Six months went by quickly and upon graduating, Nathan joined the Marine Corps. It would be while before Maylee and Nathan saw each other again. After some time Nathan messaged Maylee on Facebook and the two talked for six months before getting to see each other. When Nathan came home on leave for two weeks the two knew they were going to marry each other.

The Proposal

Fast forward to the proposal, December 21, 2016. A birthday celebration was planned for Maylee and all of her closest friends. They had plans for dinner and then to go to the Rock City’s Garden of Enchanted Lights. In the romantic glow of the lights, Nathan popped the question. With tear-filled eyes of happiness, Maylee said yes!

The two both wanted to get married in a barn and Maylee had been to a wedding in the Ocoee River Barn five years prior to them dating. At this wedding, she had looked at her dad and said, “this is where I’ll get married one day”. Thus began the rustic barn wedding planning and the excitement for their next chapter together as husband and wife.

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The Wedding

Maylee and her mom planned the whole wedding, from food to decorations, together. The duo transformed the wedding venue into a beautifully lighted room that was everything a rustic barn wedding should be. Complete with twinkle lights everywhere, mason jars, and the perfect mix of floral, this was one Tennessee barn wedding to remember!

As with all weddings, there is always one hectic moment when everyone is running around. That moment came when the wedding party was in the back and everyone was starting to walk down the aisle. It was time for Maylee and her dad to walk down the aisle and then looking down Maylee realized she forgot her bouquet! The wedding coordinator grabbed the caterer and she grabbed it from the back and threw it over. Disaster avoided thank goodness. Maylee’s advice, “girls, don’t forget your bouquet!!”

The father-daughter dance at weddings is one of many mixed emotions. Maylee and her dad chose to do a fun dance because they are best friends and both very emotional. Neither wanted cry the whole time during their dance. So the song first started as Stealing Cinderella and went into the YMCA and they asked everyone to jump in a join them. This is how they opened up the dance floor for the night. The perfect balance between touching and playful for weddings.

Maylee and Nathan’s wedding was nothing short of perfect. The love the couple shared for each other, their family, and friends was evident throughout the entire day.

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rustic barn wedding tennessee
rustic barn wedding tennessee
rustic barn wedding tennessee

First Look

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rustic barn wedding tennessee

The Moments That Make Us Cry

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A Sparkler Send Off!

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“The Ocoee River Barn was a big part of helping me have a fairytale wedding.”- Maylee