We are starting off the week with this elegant cliffside wedding from Cotton & Clover Photography. With the prettiest dusty blue color palette and a stunning setting, this wedding is sure to steal your hearts. The floral embroidery hoop details are a definite favorite!

I would consider our wedding to have been vintage/rustic. It was simple, elegant, and fun! We used very natural colors (our ceremony venue was pretty much enough in itself!) including dusty blue bridesmaids dresses and bouquets containing greenery and touches of blush. The reason we chose Ephesians Farm on the Bluff is because it was absolutely breathtaking. Every time we went up there to plan the wedding, we would be in awe every single time! It was the PERFECT location for my husband and I to become one! 

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I wore my mother’s veil that she wore when she married my dad in 1987. My dad passed away when I was 3 so it was so special that I was able to wear something that was apart of their special day. 

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It slightly started to sprinkle right before the ceremony. This part was NOT my favorite as I was frantically waiting in the car for the wedding to start. Our ceremony was completely outside with no shelter in sight so if it rained, all of my guests would get soaked. BUT right before I walked down the aisle, the sprinkling stopped and a huge rainbow appeared behind the bluff for everyone to see. I was then thankful for the sprinkling. Without the rain we wouldn’t have gotten the rainbow, and I like to think that this rainbow was my dad looking over me as I walked to the man that I will spend forever with!

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One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing Clayton get emotional when I was walking down the aisle. We had done a first look earlier in the day, so I didn’t really expect him to shed any tears during the ceremony. As soon as I walked through the doors though, I looked at him and saw him crying. Of course I couldn’t hold them back either! The ugly cry began as I slowly walked down the aisle, but I could care less because it honestly felt like Clayton and I were the only ones standing on that mountain side.

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My mother made my wedding cake. She is so very talented and bakes for fun on the side. She did such a wonderful job and it added so much to our amazing night! Also, all of my chalkboards and signs were written by my sister Katelyn Tribble) and my new sister-in-law. They have both have BEAUTIFUL handwriting and made our signs look absolutely perfect!

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We also displayed wedding pictures of our parents and grandparents at the reception. It was so neat to see so many generations of love!

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The most important thing when we were planning our wedding was to make sure that it was us. We weren’t looking to have a flashy wedding day, but wanted something that was simple and truly reflected our love for each other. It was also important to us that we remembered the main reason behind all the crazy wedding planning. It didn’t matter what colors we had or if we had a cake topper or not, we were just truly so excited to be be married and live life together!

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Photography | Cotton & Clover Photography | Venue | Ephesians Farm | Florals | M Floral Design | Catering | Top Notch Caterering | Paper Goods | Emily Wells Design | Videography | Christian Al-Hagal | Dress | Essense of Australia from The Something Blue Shoppe | Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN | Hair & Makeup |Madeline Hulsey | Groomswear | Jos A Bank

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