Hidden Springs Venue: A Southern Wedding


Hidden Springs Venue Wedding by alyssa rachelle photography

Hidden Springs Venue | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer

I was just entering my busiest weeks of business EVER when Jessi asked me if I’d come two weeks later to photograph this Vintage Charleston Styled Shoot at Hidden Springs Venue. I had just toured the venue the week before, and had just done another styled shoot with Jessi, so I knew the event was going to be beautiful! My calendar was already maxed out, but I couldn’t let this opportunity go. I’m so glad I didn’t!

The venue director of Hidden Springs Venue, Ben Crerar, is an old friend from college. Before touring the venue, I already knew he had a strong work ethic and that he pours his heart into everything he takes on, but it’s evident all throughout the venue. The 170 acres used to be a youth camp! He and the owners, Tom and Julie Willumson, have thoughtfully restored and designed a venue that caters loved ones gather together and having a memorable experience. I also have to give props to them from a photographer’s perspective. The design of each of the different venue locations caters to gorgeous photography too!

Really, everyone involved poured all they had into this styled shoot! From sweating twice our body weight, waxing cars so well that the bouquet slid off of it, moving large furniture, holding up rags to block sunlight off our subjects, and endless running to-and-from to help each other, I can confidently say is that any couple would be served well by each of the vendors below:

Venue: Hidden Springs Venue

Coordinator: A Farmhouse Gathering

Dresses: Oz Bridal

Florals: A Farmhouse Gathering

Furniture: Red Roof Farm Vintage Rentals

Antique vehicles: Quick Everett’s Garage

Invitation Suite: Webco Graphics

Food: 1885 Grill

Cake & cupcakes: Hannah Banana Bakes

Hair & Make-up: Beauty by Kristin Paige

Models: Carolynn Thiegles and Nathan Dickerhoff