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The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm || Knoxville, TN || Cari & Eric

Rainy Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm

There is some kind of beauty in the imperfection. Especially when this imperfection is completely out of our control. Like a flower girl going rogue or a ring bearer stopping half way down the aisle just to turn around and go back. Like the wind whipping your veil around like crazy or blowing out your unity candle over and over and over again. Like roosters crowing at the exact time you’re saying your vows or the power going out seconds before the kiss. In the case of Cari and Eric, this imperfect beauty came when it started raining 15 minutes before the ceremony. The DJ had umbrellas over his equipment, the camera team (2 photographers and 2 videographers) hid their stuff under thick trees and tucked cameras in our jackets, and guests held jackets over their heads until the venue could pass out all the umbrellas they had. In the moment, although there were some panicked, anxious, stressed people, most of us were still laughing and smiling as we waited out this rain cloud to proceed 15 minutes after our original start time.

You may plan and plan and plan and plan, but nothing is going to stop some kind of imperfection on your day. Much like marriage. No one gets married planning for mishaps and imperfection. Even though we all know perfection is unattainable and no marriage is perfect, we still don’t sit down and map out every imperfection that could happen. Instead, we embark on that journey gladly, with open arms and ready for adventure. When the imperfection occurs, we handle it then. Sometimes with grace. Sometimes with resistance. Either way we come out on the other side stronger, happier, and more appreciative of the things that do go perfectly.

This is exactly how Cari and Eric handled their rainy wedding at Hunter Valley Farm. They didn’t sit there with the radar in their hand all day stressing about rain that may or may not happen. Instead, they enjoyed every ounce of their day with ultimate joy. When the rain did come, they didn’t freak out. They trusted their vendors, waited 15 minutes, and got to enjoy a rainless ceremony that much more. Ultimately, we all had soggy clothes and frizzy hair and still had the BEST time partying at the reception!

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Vendors used by Cari & Eric:

Venue: The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm

Videographer: Young Videography

Florist: Swank Floral

DJ: Legacy Sound

Hair & Makeup: Whitney Evans Beauty

Dress: Lillian Ruth Bride

Dress Designer: Rita Vinieris

Bridesmaids’ Dress Shop: Azazie

Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer: Bradford Catering

Second Photographer: AC Goodman Photo

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