This past weekend, Esther and I had the pleasure of attending a wedding of a dear friend.

The wedding was held in a hollow hidden deep in the rolling hills of central Tennessee, and was a very unique and delighted experience. 

 After driving down a 2 mile gravel road into the hollow, crossing and old wooden bridge, and being parked in an old pasture, guests were ferried to the wedding site via mule and wagon.

The guests were seated on bales of hay covered with white sheets and beautiful quilts. (Late comers had to sit on bales with crocus sacks!)

The bride arrived via horse drawn wagon. The minister performed the ceremony in a deep Tennessee drawl.

Guests were dressed in everything from overalls to suits.

The reception featured delicious Tennessee barbeque and the traditional dances were held in an old barn that had been pressure washed and decorated very nicely.

 Music was by a lone banjo/guitar player.

It is always interesting see the customs of folks who live in other parts in America. How different we all can be!!


Henry Lowndes
CEO, C.T. Lowndes & Company 
Posted 1:25 PM

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