Miss Stephanie LaShae Long became the bride of Mr. Damon Brice Croucher on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The ceremony took place at The Plantation Barn of 1810 in Morristown. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Bryan Cottrell pastor of New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church of Morristown.
The bride is the daughter of John and Kim Long and also the granddaughter of Brenda Laster all of Morristown. The groom is the son of Kevin and Tina Croucher of New Port Richey, Florida.
The couple's mothers and grandmother were escorted inside the venue, as the wedding began at 5 in the afternoon. The ceremony took place on the stage inside the barn where white curtains hung from the rafters to the floor. A hand hewn cross held center stage and was accented with a lace fabric swag. Centered above the stage was a four foot crystal chandelier and nine additional hanging white chandeliers accented with burlap and draping pearls hanging throughout the venue. The aisle was outlined with fresh baby’s breath in galvanized pails. The stage was highlighted in the front by antique storage barrels overflowing with ferns. Decorated mason jars filled with candles were arranged around the stage steps. To the left of the stage was a vintage piano and it was decorated with photos and a fresh floral arrangement of all white in memory of the bride's best friend, Samantha Lamb, the groom's friend, Tyler Sweet, and the grandparents John and Betty Long, Marvin and Irene Risinger, and Pauline Croucher.
The wedding processional began to, "I'll Be,” as the groom and best man, his father, Kevin Croucher, entered into the venue followed by the balance of the wedding party. The bride entered to the song, "Better Today" by Coffey Anderson as she was escorted to the alter by her father and given in marriage by her family. The couple chose "Heaven" by Kane Brown for the wedding recessional.
The bride wore a white bridal gown of hand spun silk that featured a strapless straight neckline with a bodice fully encrusted with ornate sequins and seed pearls on schiffli embroidery. The ball gown skirt featured a split apron in the front and was accented around those edges with matching sequins and pearls on embroidered lace. The back of the gown featured a tied corset and flowed into a chapel length train. Her headpiece was a matching sequin trimmed fingertip veil and held in place with a miniature rhinestone tiara. For something old, the bride wore a pearl bracelet given to her by her grandmother. Something new was the bride’s wedding dress and veil. The bride wore her deceased best friend’s mother’s ring on her right hand as her something borrowed. The bride chose her garter as her something blue. The bridal bouquet was a fresh bouquet of hot princess roses with each blossom adorned with a single crystal stone and was accented with fresh green button poms.
The maid of honor was Tori Long. The bridesmaids were Colleen Rudd, Ali Wise, and Megan Greene. The groomsmen were Austin Croucher, Cody Smith, and Derek Croucher.
The ladies wore matching hot pink floor length chiffon gowns with lace bodices and assorted necklines. They also carried fresh rose bouquets similar to the bride's.
The flower girl was Averee Hollis. She wore a white lace tank style baby doll dress with cowgirl boots and carried a galvanized pail filled with rose petals. The ring bearer was Timothy Lamb and he carried a white satin pillow accented with pearls and sequins.
The bride's mother wore an aqua knee length, cap sleeve battenburg lace dress. The groom's mother was attired in navy knee length dress with cap sleeves and a rhinestone accent on the waistline.
The reception was held outside in the meadow under a tent with the barn as the backdrop, where white curtains flowed from the ceiling beams and were adorned with cascading ivy and grapevine. Alice Rogers directed the wedding. Joseph and Shelby Leek of This Big Moment Photography were the photographers. Jeff Stanek pulled the aisle cloth during the ceremony.
The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They will reside in Knoxville, where the bride is an LPN at a local health and rehab center and also attends the RN program at Pellissippi State Community College, graduating in May 2019. The groom is an auto body technician at Toyota of Knoxville.