Sally and Christian's Rustic Outdoor Rehearsal Dinner at Blackberry Farm

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The night before Sally and Christian tied the knot in an outdoor area of Blackberry Farm, they held a rehearsal dinner at the property's outdoor pavilion, also known as Yallarhammer.

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The Bride and Groom To Be

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The night before Sally and Christian tied the knot at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee,they held a Southern-style bbq rehearsal dinner at the property's outdoor pavilion, also known as Yallarhammer.

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Seasonal Starters

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House-made cheeses, charcuterie, and preserves were set out for guests to nibble on upon arrival. The craftsmen for each type of food were there to talk to interested guests about the various processes involved.

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Tasty Bites

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Passed appetizers included these "BBQ sundaes" in small Mason jars consisting of layers of beans, barbecue, and coleslaw. Fried green tomatoes, eggplant tapenade on grilled whole grain bread, grilled oysters, grilled shrimp with white barbecue sauce, and chilled cucumber buttermilk soup shooters were also served.

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A Fun Drink Display

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Bottled beverages were kept cold in a canoe filled with ice.

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Casual Dining

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Guests sat at cypress picnic tables set on the lawn, set with colorful napkins the bride and her mother collected for the occasion.

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Natural Decor

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Centerpieces were on the whimsical side, with clay pots of root vegetables and feathers spilling out amongst canning jars filled with clusters of flowers. They were designed by Brian Davis from Cachepot.

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Fun and Games

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The couple brought corn hole for their friends and family to play.

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For the Little Ones

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Sally loves hula hooping, and wanted the entertaining toys to be on hand. She discovered Teton Hoops's fabric versions, and ordered a custom set befitting the farm setting.

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DIY Menu

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A chalkboard outlined the evening's fare.

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Woodsy Warmth

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Wooden lanterns added a soft glow as the sun set.

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The Main Feast

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Lamb, salmon, and chicken were all prepared on the grilled and served with family-style sides of macaroni and three cheeses, roasted corn kernels, mustard mashed potatoes, jalapeño cornbread, BLT salad with house-made ranch dressing, and rosemary and olive breads.

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All In Jest

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With the wedding day overlapping Sally's brother's birthday, he jokingly made a toast at the rehearsal dinner thanking everyone for coming so far just to celebrate his birthday.

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A Sweet Spread

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An assortment of pastries filled the dessert table.

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Fire and Fun

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Blackberry Farm also set up supplies for guests to make their own s'mores by the bonfire.

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Photography: Millie Holloman

Location and Catering: Blackberry Farm

Flowers: Cachepot

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