Dream Day Memories
Eight couples share their wedding story and give tips to help you plan for your own picture-perfect day.
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The Couple: Susan & Josh Bohannon
The Date: October 25
The Scene: Josh's parent's scenic back yard in Franklin, TN
"Having the wedding at Josh's parents home was a great money saver and allowed us to decorate and tear down when ever we wanted. We had flexibility on time and what we could or couldn't do. We searched many places to get married and found the back yard to be the best. We would do it over again."
Make it yours.
"Weddings can be so impersonal if they’re at a big church or a rented space. We wanted to keep things simple and we liked the idea of a natural environment. We had two big bouquets tied around the trees on each side where we got married."
Stay true to your vision.
"Even though our parents didn’t always agree with our choices, we really did want to go as simple as possible. We didn’t want any microphones and only wanted a few chairs for the ceremony. We chose the people we wanted for the bridal party and didn’t choose out of obligation. It’s your day. Do what you want!"
Don’t worry about what you can’t control.
"I just decided that there was nothing I could do about the weather. It had rained the week before the wedding and drizzled that morning. I figured we’d just get married in the tent if we had to."