Martha Stewart Weddings feature
A TENNESSEE BACKYARD WEDDING
Another Martha Stewart Weddings dream come true! We are so grateful for this real wedding feature... so many great pics and the article covers all our amazing details. Article here and some highlights below. Enjoy!
There is far from a shortage of unique interests that Memree Phillips and Rich Roberts share. The Tennessee born-and-bred pair met while planning an engagement party for mutual friends. Before long, the adventurous duo discovered that they both loved hunting, fishing, traveling, and collecting antiques—and became an item.
It wasn't long before the Nashville-based couple moved into a log cabin built in 1783. In line with their love of travel, it was on a trip to Israel that Rich popped the question. After they placed their prayers in the Wailing Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, "my husband got on one knee and asked me to make all his prayers come true by marrying him," says Memree. "It was the sweetest proposal in the holiest place on Earth. It can't be topped!"
On May 21, 2016, Memree and Rich tied the knot on their 2,400-acre farm with 125 guests in attendance. The rustic feel of their big day included lots of personal touches specific to both their families and interests. Drawing inspiration from the wedding's Nashville locale, music played a major role in the big day. Six different musical acts performed throughout the night, one of which, (a gospel choir), was a surprise for the groom. As soon as the officiant said, "you may now kiss the bride," the singers came out from both sides of the wedding ceremony gazebo singing "Happy!" by Pharrell. "This moment was epic!" says Sara Fried of Fête Nashville, the couple's wedding planner. "Rich was completely surprised and the guests all jumped right in on the moment. Everyone was singing and cheering and then the choir led everyone to the front of the house for cocktail hour." Dinner and dancing under the stars followed making the night a true Southern fairytale.