I am not going to lie, when I read the location of this venue Falls Mill in Belvidere, Tennessee I had to open google maps. I was so glad that I “googled it”. I have heard about this mill on and off and even read an article or two from our friends at Rocket City Mom about the historic mill, but never thought of it as a wedding location. This lovely woodsy wedding definitely changed my mind!
The Mill was built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory. It was later converted to a cotton gin, then a woodworking shop and a grist mill.
There is also a bed and breakfast located at the Mill. Visiting the Mill is now on my summer bucket list.
We enjoyed the photos of the historic mill, but let’s talk about the wedding! The Bride, Carissa, is originally from Alabama and the Groom, Blake, is from Southern Tennessee. They met doing Crossfit and the rest is history. What better location for this couple to tie the knot than in the natural beauty of Southern Tennessee. Being from Alabama myself I don’t know a kid who grew up here that has not played in the woods a time or two. Woods around this part of the county are a huge part of our life even if we don’t think about it. We drive past them, hike in them…what a great idea to get married in them.
Our favorite part of this wedding is the obvious intimacy of the ceremony. The focus is on the couple and the marriage. The beautiful natural scenery is the perfect setting for this sweet woodsy wedding.
What better private fairy tail setting than the magic of the woods and the beauty of the natural falls.
Cake and punch were served with a southern touch of Magnolia leaves on the cake table. The initials in the cake look like they could have been carved in any tree, tying it all together.
The couple enjoyed their private ceremony and then hit the road heading into downtown Nashville to enjoy a reception at Southernaire Market.