Miss Bailee Renea Rogers became the bride of Mr. Nicholas Edward Northern on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
The ceremony took place in Morristown at a private estate belonging to a friend of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Alice Rogers of Morristown. She is also the granddaughter of D.D. and Edith Roberts and U.M. and Barbara Rogers, all of Morristown. The groom is the son of Edward and Carolyn Northern of Morristown. The groom-elect is the grandson of Bill and Phyllis Cannon of Chesnutt Hill and Vivian Northern and the late Edward Northern of Morristown.
The wedding took place in the courtyard before a wall of fresh laurel as the backdrop of the ceremony.
The vows and rings were exchanged under a handcrafted arbor, made by the bride’s father, where mauve chiffon fabric encircled and draped around the entire structure.
It also featured two cascading floral swags of ivy, ivory wisteria, pink cymbidium orchids, boxwood greenery and baby’s breath.
Flanked on each side of the arbor were double, carved pedestals holding fresh arrangements in clear glass cylinders.
A winding cobblestone pathway led from the mansion where crepe myrtle trees and the bountiful array of rose bushes, led to the ceremony.
The aisle was decorated with fresh matching floral arrangements and the rows of garden chairs were accented with mauve satin sashes.
Luke Stratton of Grainger County, friend of the groom, performed the double ring ceremony.
The couple chose to write and say their own vows as part of the ceremony. The bride chose to also state vows to the daughters of the groom and she presented them with custom-made bracelets.
They were inscribed on the charm to say, ‘‘Marriage made you family, Love made you my Daughter.”
The live music selections included ‘‘All of Me,’’ composed by John Legend, as the mothers’ were seated and the processional began. The bride walked to the traditional Wedding March.
Both her father and her grandfather Rogers escorted the bride down the aisle, as this was her and her father’s choice since her papaw had never had the opportunity to escort.
Miss Rogers was presented to her groom and given in marriage by her family.
She wore a champagne and blush mermaid Allure Bridal designer gown.
It featured a plunging vee neckline and was intensely beaded in pearls and Austrian crystals, and metallic embroidery on English net and lace.
The gown flowed into a soft billowy skirt that formed into a chapel length train.
The illusion back of the gown featured intricate beadwork of crystals and pearls.
The bride chose blush rhinestone stiletto heels, her garter set was of delicate lace adorned with a rhinestone and pearl motif, and the matching toss garter was fashioned with a navy ribbon and pearl and rhinestone accents.
Her hair was adorned with a vintage style headpiece featuring pearls and crystal beading to match her gown.
The bridal bouquet featured pink cymbidium orchids and champagne roses. It was accented with pearl embellishments all hand tied with a pearl covered handle.
The bride’s mother handcrafted the bridal bouquet.
For something old, was her gold baby bracelet tied to the handle of her bouquet. Her something new was her wedding gown ensemble, something borrowed was a diamond bangle bracelet from her mother and something blue was the embroidered monogram and wedding date on the underside of her wedding gown.
Her sixpence in her shoe was a coin dating back to 1945. The bride was given by her parents a pearl bracelet and a new engraved family Bible when her dad did The First Look with his daughter.
The flower girls were Miss Tenley and Miss Nataley Northern of Morristown, daughters of the groom. They wore matching mauve ballerina length gowns of English net. The sleeveless lace bodice was covered in sequins and the Austrian crystal covered sashes accented the waistline.
They carried woven grapevine baskets covered in moss and filled with fresh Moonlight (mauve) rose petals.
The bride’s mother wore a navy shutter dress featuring a tunic with cold shoulder cut outs and long sleeves of chiffon that were adorned with silver rhinestones at the wrists.
The groom’s mother was attired in a sleeveless coral column dress adorned with a flutter ruffle hemline. She wore a triple strand pearl necklace and matching bracelet to complete her attire.
The white tented reception was located overlooking a fountain alongside the pool area.
The catered reception was grilled steaks prepared onsite by John and Shannon Cross, friends of the bride’s family.
The tent was decorated with silver candelabras and mauve candles together with an array of fresh floral arrangements created by the homeowner’s personal designer, Andy Winstead. Majesty Palm trees, ferns, and array of greenery encircled the tent and the glowing soft lights completed the look.
The formal place settings featured mauve plate chargers and individual menu cards.
The pool itself was ornamented with lit floating orbs and an upright floating monogram of the couple’s initials.
A live band, provided by the homeowner, played during the duration of the day’s festivities.
Following dinner, the first dance by the bride and groom was, “Perfect Duet.”
The tiered wedding cake was designed to mimic the bride’s wedding gown and featured accents of pink cymbidium orchids. It was created by Caitlin Whitted.
Emily Rich was the photographer. Gabrielle Davis and Zachery Jamison were the videographers. Mattie Rogers and Kaitlyn Rogers, sisters of the bride, were the attendants for the guest signature photo mat and program fans. Chelsea Gray did hair and makeup.
The guests were shuttled to the gated estate via the staff valet.
Following the reception, there was a sparkler display exit in honor of the new couple. The new Mr. and Mrs. honeymooned on a cruise to the western Caribbean.
The couple will reside in Morristown where she is employed by the Hamblen County School System. She is also in graduate school pursuing her double major at Carson Newman University and will graduate in December with a Masters and Ed.S in mental health and school counseling.
The groom is self-employed with his own landscaping firm and beef cattle farms.
He is also part time at KaTom Restaurant Supply. The family actively attends White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.