1860’s Wedding from The Story of a Seamstress by Atlanta

My name is Atlanta and I am from Texas. We had a civil war wedding in Tennessee. I’m a historical seamstress by trade and made all the costumes. most of the audience was also in period attire. We had several bridal photo shoots, in Texas and Tennessee both, including sisters, friends, and bridesmaid….mostly because we didn’t know what the weather was going to do the day of, and we didn’t want to have so many pictures to take the day of the wedding… Read more

My Wedding Dress

I started making my wedding dress in January. I had been putting it off because it made me so nervous to think about sewing it! I was so afraid I wouldn’t like it when it was done… Read more

The Wedding Day

After all the preparation, photos, getting ready to move into our new house, and decorating, the wedding day finally arrived! March 30, 2013. Exactly one year after we became engaged… Read more

History of our Wedding Location + Wedding Decorating + Cakes

Why did we choose the wedding location of Caney Springs/Chapel Hill, Tennessee? Because that is where the Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home is located. It also happens to be the Rainey home place, ancestors on my mother’s side. It has been wonderfully preserved and restored because of it’s connection to the famous general… Read more

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