Sweet tea, family tradition and whiskey are all a part of southern culture and incorporating these elements into your Nashville wedding is always a great idea! Amy + Mark tied the knot at The Barn at Sycamore Farms - a barn wedding venue located in the Nashville area. With the sweet tea flowing, the southern traditions were popping - especially since Amy is from a southern city herself - Charleston, SC! The barn was the perfect place to have a sophisticated southern wedding with their gorgeous grand chandelier as the centerpiece. 120 guests enjoyed they day filled with heartfelt moments - especially between Amy and her dad (I LOVE their first look photos!). Check out all the goodness below from Frozen Exposure Photography

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Amy Billings + Mark Keil

The Barn at Sycamore Farms

3.18.17

120 Guests

3

Wedding Team:

Photographer | Frozen Exposure Photography and Cinematography

Floral Designer | Beyond Details Floral Design

Rentals | Southern Events

Venue | The Barn at Sycamore Farms

Cake Designer | The Sweetest Day

Hair + Makeup | Hair by Mere

DJ | Accent Entertainment

Tell us about your engagement!

Amy: I love every aspect of Christmas- the lights, the trees, the hot chocolate, the music, the cute coats, hats, and scares. Mark set up a date to go see the Christmas decorations at Opryland Hotel. Everything was absolutely beautiful. With our hot chocolate in hand, we bonded up and headed for a carriage ride around the hotel. After this, we took a stroll through the atrium to view the elaborate decorations. Coming to a pause, Mark asked if could wait by the tree so he could find someone to take a good picture for us. After a few minutes or so, he came back with the sweetest little family. The dad began taking a picture and the next thing I knew Mark was down on one knee asking me to marry him. Of course I said "YES, YES, YES!" and the rest was history.

What was the vision for your wedding?

Amy: I am from Charleston, South Carolina and absolutely love the south- the southern charm, the sweet tea, the beautiful places and smiling faces. I wanted to bring my hometown to Nashville. I wanted something sophisticated yet down to earth. I wanted to incorporate cotton, seersucker, bows and bowties, whiskey barrels, and monograms. Both Mark and I are very family oriented so we wanted a ton of fun with family and friends.

Can you share any special moments or highlights from your wedding day?

Amy: There are so many special moments from our wedding day, it's hard to pick just one! A few include the first look with my dad, the amount of fun I had taking pictures with my bridesmaids before the wedding, the moment I got to see my husband after a long day of waiting as I walked down the isle, looking into the audience and seeing so many of our beloved friends and family, and I can't forget the fun we had dancing all night at the reception.

What are some tips you can share with other brides planning their weddings?

Amy: Don't stress! Relax, enjoy, and take in every moment of your special day because it flies by. Yes, there may be a few mixups or mishaps here and there but don't sweat it.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your wedding?

Amy: When it comes to a budget and deciding what to put money towards, I recommend putting money into the photography. I have looked through my wedding photos dozens of times and know I will continue to in the years to come. It's worth it to have pictures that you love. Our photographers were a joy to work with!

Thanks so much for sharing these images with us, Tanya! You can check out more of Frozen Exposure's work on their website and also be sure to give them a follow over on Instagram!

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