We just received these gorgeous images of Abby and Ryan’s romantic blush, ivory and gold wedding here at Castleton Farms from Tracie Ancelet Photography. Abby was kind enough to answer a few questions about her wedding for us and give us some insight on their special day…
Here is what we asked:
- Why Castleton Farms?
- When Ryan and I got engaged, I was living in Indianapolis and Ryan was in Jonesborough, TN. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, while Ryan is from Maryville, TN. When Ryan and I started researching venues close to both of our hometowns, we came upon Castleton Farms and were blown away by how beautiful it is. We immediately pictured ourselves getting married there and loved that the planning services were included. This made things so much easier since I was trying to plan a wedding from Indianapolis. With the help of Darla and Kelly, they helped us to navigate the wedding planning process and made the day of truly stress free for myself and our family and friends!
- How did Ryan ask you to marry him?
- We were on vacation in Hilton Head, SC and were getting ready for dinner. Ryan had set up a plan with his sister, who recently got engaged, to pretend like we were going to take engagement pictures of her and her fiancé on the beach. Little did I know they were there to record the whole thing and take pictures of us getting engaged! We walked down to the beach, and I was trying to think of cute ways for his sister and her fiancé to pose and all of the sudden Ryan was down on one knee asking for me to marry him! What still cracks me up is Ryan admitted that one time I had called him and he told me he was shopping at Victoria’s Secret with his mom and sister, which I found to be very odd (what was he buying there and for who?!?!), but I decided not question it, he was actually ring shopping!
- Your Love Story?
- Ryan and I met in Johnson City, TN while I was finishing up my year as a pharmacy resident at ETSU. As corny as it sounds, we had an instant connection. The relationship was so natural and fun for each of us. The worst part though was I had just accepted a job in Indianapolis, IN a couple weeks before we met. Neither of us had been in a long distance relationship before, but we agreed we would take each day at a time and rely on God knowing if it was his will, our relationship would continue to grow and strengthen. We actually had a lot of fun visiting each other despite the seven hour drive and always had something fun to look forward to. We made sure to see each other in person at least once a month. Thankfully, I was able to find another job back in East Tennessee and along with our two dogs, we were ecstatic to be living close to each other again!
Photographer – Tracie Ancelet
Videographer- Scott West
Planner- Darla Walker
Florist- Samuel Franklin
Rentals- All Occasions Party Rentals
Catering- All Occasion Catering
Cake- Cakery Bakery
Hair and Make Up- Bangs and Blush
Officiant – Elaine Sturtz
Venue- Castleton Farms