Happily Ever After: Rachel Diane Weishaupt & Christopher Lawson Cunningham


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On October 8, 2016, Rachel Diane Weishaupt and Christopher Lawson Cunningham were married on a beautiful fall evening at The Barn at Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tennessee, with Matt Hastings officiating. The outdoor wedding took place on a picturesque island surrounded by a fresh water lake, fountains and a lush wooded backdrop. The rustic-chic country décor consisted of cascading eucalyptus garlands, antique blue mason jars, wood elements and vibrant cranberry, blush and cream flower arrangements by Geny’s Flower and Bridal. The aisleway was decorated with wood stumps, tall lanterns and arrangements of vintage lace, flowers and candles. Rachel wore a head-to-toe lace gown with a champagne underlay. Christopher and his groomsmen sported navy suits with cotton boutonnières. The bridesmaids looked stunning in different shades of cranberry, burgundy and deep reds. All was captured by the talented Cassie Lopez.

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The wedding transitioned onto the lakeside veranda for cocktail hour where guests cheered on the University of Tennessee Vols and snacked on homemade pimento cheese and smoked sausage appetizers from Martin’s Bar-B-Que. After sunset, the reception was held inside the elegant cedar barn where Rachel and Christopher danced to Clay Walker’s “What’s It To You” which was deemed “their” song back in 2008. The naked-style cake, done by Chelsea Griffith of Poppy & Co. Bake Shop, was decorated with mini flower arrangements similar to the bride’s bouquet. The remainder of the evening was filled with dancing, laughter and well wishes for the bride and groom before their sparkling send-off. The couple honeymooned on the beautiful island of St. Lucia and now reside in Franklin, Tennessee.

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