Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

Posted in Blog, Christian Ceremony Ideas, Farm Weddings

As we study the trends for wedding planning for 2018 and beyond we can’t be more excited that brides are choosing magical locations like Sampson’s Hollow more and more.  Couples are choosing a back to nature experience whether it is justs the two of them on a romantic elopement, or they have gathered friends and family for a special celebration. Vintage trends are strong and are driving dress and color choices for the bridal party and the following reception!  Brides are loving the looks of the 70’s, (we adimt we do also!) and choosing ivory, cream, chamgagne and off white more often than white for their special dress.  Have you been dress shopping yet?  When the time comes we will want to hear all about it! Reception trends tend to work to knit guests in to the vow exchange with an emphasis on the importance of the guest.  Favorite scriptures are shared, recipes are requested as gifts, colors for receptions combine rustics with coppers and silver. Our favorite of the trends is to choose somewhere “Woodsy.” Woodsy is the new Black!  What could be more exciting for Sampson’s Hollow?  We provide a century old farm that is full of stories, trees who have witnessed a special kind of love over and over, and settings ready to take you and your spouse to a fairy tale world where you create your very own Once Upon a Time.  Visit our Photo Gallery or Book a Venue Tour to experience Sampson’s Hollow for yourself. Whether you are considering an elopement for just the two of you, or a wedding celebration with your family and friends, Sampson’s Hollow’s coordinators are second to none.  We look forward to hearing all about your upcoming wedding date and your dream come true…Once Upon a Time. Sampson’s Hollow. Janice Livingston (865)...

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Tapestry Dreams

Tapestry Dreams

Posted in Wedding Packages

Tapestry Dreams For the DIY (do it yourself) Bride Description of packages/plans: Choice of sites including pergola, footbridge or Sarah’s Glen (wooded area). If raining, ceremony can be moved to front porch or inside of barn Property for up to 100 guests This package is created for the do-it-yourself bride who just wants the basics with the option of customizing other services offered by Sampson’s Hollow. It is not required that the guest use our in-house catering for their event. This package does not include food, photography or flowers. The package will include the following: • Choice of locations for ceremony and reception (Backup plan: can be held inside barn or on covered front porch in the event of inclimate weather) • Guest count (including bridal party and vendors) not to exceed 100. Additional guests are $15.00 per person. • Six hours on property, choose time between 1:00 and 10:00 (includes time needed for decorating, clearing and cleaning). Additional hours may be purchased. • Minister or officiate for the wedding ceremony. Guest may still, if they choose, use their own minister. Our minister must be a witness and sign the marriage certificate. • Up to 125 basic white fan back chairs. If additional chairs are needed, the guest will be responsible for moving from ceremony site to reception site or renting additional chairs. • Up to 15 round tables to be used for guest seating and cake table. Each table will seat up to 8 guests • Use of three rectangle tables (6 ft.) to be used for food service and/ beverage table. • Staff management will be on property to assist but will not coordinate event. • Assisted parking staff • Assisted transportation to ceremony site in staff-driven golf carts (2) • Use of kitchen with paid damage deposit on file. • Friday and Saturday (Peak months) $2500.00 • Saturdays (High-peak months of May and October) $3000.00 • Friday and Saturday (Non-peak months) $2100.00 • Sunday (Any month) $1800.00 • Monday through Thursday (Any month) $1500.00 Peak months are April, June, July, September and November.  High peak months are May and October. Tennessee sales tax of 9.25% to be added to package total. Sampson’s Hollow provides these options or services which can be added to the Tapestry Dreams package at the price listed: • SH Wedding Coordinator $500.00 ( Please ask for list of coordinator responsibilities ) • White garden chairs $2.00 each Upgrade to padded garden chairs $3.50 each • Rectangle or round tables $10.00 each • Fresh greenery and baby’s breath for ceremony arbor $100.00 ( Our staff will decorate arbor if added ) • Burlap drapes or white scarves for ceremony arbor $25.00 ( Our staff will hang them if added ) • Brass/crystal chandelier for ceremony arbor $25.00 ( Our staff will hang if added ) •  (2) Whiskey barrels and antique door for...

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Wishing lanterns for a new wedding tradition

Wishing lanterns for a new wedding tradition

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings

Ever since I saw the Disney movie, Tangled, I have been enraptured with the possibilities of having those amazingly romantic Wishing Lanterns that float used by brides on our property at Sampson’s Hollow.  There have been one or two brides who have done a few, but with the wedding of Lynette and Phillip this past Sunday, I saw them done in quantity.  It was so, so pretty.  It takes just a little while to get them all lit in order to release together, but then, when they are released, they float slowly up into the air and the imagery is so lovely as they lift through the night’s sky.  The bride and groom release theirs first, following by the remainder of the guests.  Really, the lanterns aren’t that expensive and we definitely recommend those that are biogradeable.  And, best of all, we allow them on our property unless there is a restriction due to dry weather.  ...

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