Koby and Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio captured the intimate nuptials of pop superstar Kelly Clarkson to Brandon Blackstock in the fall of 2013. The couple had originally planned a grand celebration for 200 guests, but as the date drew closer, they decided an elopement was more their style. They chose Blackberry Farm as their “I do” destination: a sprawling 9,200 acre estate and working farm in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, which Clarkson referred to as “the most beautiful place ever.” No arguments here!
The Venue Scoop
The Browns can attest to why Kelly and Brandon fell in love with Blackberry Farm. The picture-perfect location, luxurious accommodations and award-winning cuisine and wine list have consistently won the property accolades. The venue nearly always tops the list of the most-celebrated small luxury resorts in the world.
Blackberry Farm offers beautiful grounds, well-appointed guest rooms, wonderful hidden guest cottages, a spectacular wine cellar, [and] fabulous food. –Koby and Terilyn Brown, Archetype Studio
Style for Your Venue Setting
While the property offers more than a dozen areas to hold a celebration as grand as your imagination can dream up, Kelly and Brandon chose a spot fitting for their intimate vows. Flanked by Brandon’s two children, the couple said “I do” under the arches of a beautiful wooden bridge strung with a few simple strands of lights. A babbling brook offered the ceremony soundtrack.
In keeping with the rustic ambience at Blackberry Farm, the wedding party’s floral arrangements were made up of seasonal wildflowers loosely gathered with vintage lace and burlap—a perfect complement to the bride’s Temperley Bridal lace gown.
This style could naturally apply to all elements of your event—from an open-air cocktail hour to family-style table settings at your reception to a delicious spread of after-dinner treats set atop a vintage buffet.
Hosting Events at Blackberry Farm
Whether you desire the most intimate of celebrations, like this music power-couple, or a grand affair for up to 250 people, Blackberry Farm is the ultimate luxury venue. For weddings, in particular, hosts are encouraged to take over the entire property. Imagine your nearest and dearest descending on this stunning locale for a weekend of expertly-designed and executed events, delicious food and wine, and activities to keep all ages entertained.
I highly recommend this venue for weddings, and I’d book my honeymoon here too! – Terilyn Brown, Archetype Studio
One thing’s for sure: no matter how many people partake in the festivities, you’ll all leave with memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.