High atop Lookout Mountain, just past the caution light is the New Salem Community Center. That is where The Southern Bride found ourselves on Friday the 28th for Missy & BJ's wedding. The community center is more commonly known as the fairgrounds for the New Salem Mountain Festival held every October. Remnants of the festival booths litter the wooded landscape and devise a flawless rustic backdrop for the couple's wedding.
The bride and bridesmaids carried vibrant bouquets of pink and orange that complimented the lighter hues of their dresses and provided the perfect punch of color.
A brother & sister duo took their ring bearer and flower girl responsibilities very seriously and did an outstanding job at being absolutely adorable.
The concert stage created a perfect spotlight area for the couple to exchange vowels in front of a small gathering of close friends and family.
After the bride's grand wagon entrance, the sand ceremony and the exchange of rings they sealed the deal with a kiss.
The couple then proceeded to surprise us all when they leaped off the stage, hand in hand and ran back up the aisle as the new Mr. & Mrs. Hartline.
The crowd leisurely made their way to the reception and we stole the newly weds away for some pictures just as the evening light was slipping away.
The Southern Bride is proud to have put another beautiful 2015 wedding in the history books.