Miss Lindsey Marie Wells became the bride of Mr. Andrew Barnett on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at five o'clock in the afternoon. The ceremony took place at The Plantation Barn of 1810 in Morristown.
The bride is the daughter of Rev. Tom and Tammy Wells of Morristown, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Martin, the late James “Biggen” Martin, and Bruce and Pauline Wells of Morristown.
The groom is the son of Amy Barnett and Brad Barnett of Pigeon Forge. He is the grandson of Carole Broge and the late Clifford Broge, of Gratiot, Wisconsin, and Phil and Carol Barnett of Seymour, Tennessee.
Rev. Matthew Hunter welcomed the guests and began the opening prayer of the service. The double ring ceremony was performed by the bride's father, Rev. Tom Wells of White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Morristown. The couple also shared in a sand ceremony based on the Bible passage from the book of Ruth.
The wedding took place in the grassy meadow where 24 rows of seating led to the handcrafted arbor where the couple exchanged vows and rings. The arbor was dressed with soft white flowing fabric and was accented with cascading floral arrangements featuring ivy, white wistera, hawaiian coral orchids, miniature contessa coral roses and greenery. Flanked on each side of the arbor was two 48-inch tall and two 30-inch tall rustic, wooden lanterns with white oversized candles wrapped with coral satin ribbon. The sand ceremony was featured on an antique wood barrel with a lace overlay. The rows of seating were decorated with alternating decor of galvanized pails with mounds of baby's breath then shepherds’ hooks with hanging mason jars trimmed in pearls with coral-trimmed magnolia blossoms accented with baby's breath. The individual pews were dressed with white fabric and a single coral bow adhered to the end.
The reception took place inside the historic barn where white fabric draped from the ceiling to the floor and was gathered back with braided twine rope and accented with ivy, willow, and grapevine. The steps to the stage were flanked by antique storage barrels overflowing with ferns. There were oak logs of varying heights nestled against the steps that held a multitude of candles nestled inside of pearl and burlap decorated mason jars. Centered on the stage was a handcrafted cross, draped with lace and a miniature contessa coral rose garland. The rafters suspended a crystal chandelier, as well as an additional 12 hanging chandeliers scattered throughout venue embellished with burlap bows and draping pearls. The tables were dressed with white lanterns nestled in a bed of greenery. The piano in the barn was decorated with photos and white roses in memory of the bride and groom’s grandfathers.
The music selections were performed by Andrew Alder, Nicole Buchanan, Penny Shelnut, and Rachel Elkins of the group Sacred Calling, "When God Made You” as the parents and grandparents were seated. The wedding processional began with “Marry Me” as the groom entered with the minister and his best man, Parker Ratliff. The wedding party entered to the ceremony as couples, to the song, “I Choose You.” The bride arrived to the ceremony via a white horse-drawn carriage, driven by Rev. Curt Seal. She was greeted by her father to disembark the carriage. As the song, “The Bridal Chorus” began to play, the French doors to the ceremony opened for the bride, her father took her arm into his and escorted her to the groom. The bride was presented and given in marriage by her parents.
The bride wore a soft white designer bridal gown by the Jasmine Collection. The fitted bodice featured a sweetheart neckline embellished with sequins and pearls on alencon lace. The dropped waistline then fell into a chiffon ball gown skirt. The lace-covered hemline was embellished with sequins and seed pearls. The back of the gown featured traditional covered bridal buttons cascading into a semi-cathedral length train. Her fingertip veil held matching sequins and pearls along the edges. For something old she wore a pair of Corral wedding boots, a gift from her groom. Something borrowed was a monogram handkerchief belonging to her father. Something new was the bride’s wedding dress, veil, and earrings. The bride chose her garter as her something blue as well as a Mr. & Mrs. devotion book given to the bride and groom from the bride’s father. The sixpence in her shoe was a vintage coin belonging to her grandfather Martin. The bridal bouquet was a silk arrangement of soft white magnolias and baby’s breath. A diamond locket containing a photo of her grandfather was tied amid her bouquet. The bride was presented a pearl and diamond bracelet from her parents.
Matron of honor was Brooke Cox; maid of honor was Kiayna O’Neal. The bridesmaids were Hannah Spradling, Kalyn Davis, Latosha Rectenwald Jackson, Kristina Hill, Taylor Lowe, Eileen Anderson, and Molly James. The ladies wore chiffon floor-length coral-colored dresses with sweetheart necklines with natural waistline adorned with rhinestone brooches. The maids carried hand-tied bouquets of magnolia blossoms and baby’s breath matching to the bride's bouquet.
The flower girls were Hope Broge and Kallie Broge of South Wayne, Wisconsin, cousins of the groom. They wore matching soft white gowns featuring tank style bodices adorned with sequins and a English net skirt with a graduated hemline and sweep train. They carried silk baskets filled with white rose petals.
Parker Ratcliff served as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Barnett, brother of the groom, Carson Brooks, Harrison Atchley, Trenton Smith, Jed Wyatt, Sawyer Morton, Aaron Price, and Bryce Whaley. The groomsmen wore three-piece navy tuxedo suits with coral ties. The couple’s rescue dog, Cash, was the dog of honor and walked the aisle wearing a white bow tie.
The bride’s mother wore a champagne sequined floor-length gown with cap sleeves. The groom’s mother was attired in a floor-length navy gown accented with rhinestones at the waistline. Both mothers carried white rose miniature bouquets. The mother of the bride’s bouquet, also had a locket tied amid the flowers with her father’s photo.
Following the ceremony, the guests were asked to don their event favors, customized sunglasses. DJ Tony Boring introduced the wedding party at a dance floor under the Plantation Barn string lights and the bride and groom were announced after a carriage ride to the dance floor. The bride and groom danced their first dance to “You” followed by the bride’s dance with her father to “My Little Girl” and the groom’s dance with his mother to “My Wish.” Guests enjoyed food catered by Melissa Wheeler at the barn.
Allison Jones was the bride’s guest book attendant. Marissa McCosh and Taylor Broge were the program attendants and handed out the program fans and the sunglasses to all the guests. Wedding director was Alice R. Rogers. Caitlin Whitted of Catie Cakes baked the wedding cake, which was a four-layer monogram and the groom's cake was a combination design of his favorite pastimes of golf and basketball. Tammy Keith of Days Go By Photography was the photographer and Casey Lemons of LemonDrop Productions did the videography. Melissa Wheeler catered the reception. Jeff Holt served as the shuttle attendant and John Turner as the parking attendant.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Barnett honeymooned in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by a cruise to the Bahamas and Princess Cay and will reside in Morristown.
The bride and groom are both graduates of Carson-Newman University, where they played basketball and volleyball. Lindsey is a registered nurse and is employed in Knoxville. Andy is an independent contractor for an insurance claims corporation.