Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tap Root Farm

Tap Root Farm

My partner in crime, stitching budding, friend Carmen called asking about my absence from blogging.  I have been distracted.  Our family was celebrating a wedding--Chloe and Pearce.  Our family lives great distances apart and getting everyone together is a feat.  Where do they live?  Upstate New York,  Iowa, Virginia, Florida, Arkansas, Delaware and Washington (state).  Do you see our challenge in gathering family together?

Am attaching a link to the history of Tap Root Farm for the history lovers.  Tap Root Farm is located in Franklin, Tennessee and is a 300 acre operational Angus beef farm.  The first house was built in 1807 and was a log house.  The first house was burned in 1863 during the Battle of Franklin (Civil War).    After the log house was burned a second house was built and destroyed in 1887 by a tornado.  A third house was built and destroyed in 1909 by a tornado.  Yes, the family rebuilt again.  House #4 is still standing.

The wedding was outdoors and the weather was glorious.  Everyone was very thankful for the bright sunshine--it had rained the past three weekends and it rained the evening of the rehearsal.

Second Lieutenant Pearce, aka the Groom with his cousins David and Luke.  Pearce was the picture of confidence and composure.  He said his vows to Chloe with such conviction, he pulled at the heart strings of all those in attendance.

Father of the Groom pinning flowers on Grandmother of the Groom.

Chloe walking down the aisle to meet Pearce.  Chloe's Father gave them each a big hug and then wiped a tear from his eye.

Smiles and happiness

Part of Chloe's new family.

Hydrangea is one of Chloe's favorite flowers and she used them extensively.  ( A girl after my own heart).

This is one of my favorite photos of the day--it's the men in our family.  So rare for them to be together. Thank you Auntie M for sharing this photo with me.

After weeks and months of planning, we celebrated late into the night, blew out the candles and went to bed.

Congratulations Chloe and Pearce, you bring joy to our lives.


  1. How absolutely beautiful! And - you were very lucky to have had no rain. The Franklin area is very historic. We lived in Murfreesboro for not quite a year 40 years ago. There is a lot of history there, too.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful wedding and a wonderful place for it as well. Much happiness to the happy couple!

  3. What a lovely collection of photos. The wedding was beautiful and the location perfect.

  4. What a gorgeous location for a wedding! What a handsome groom and beautiful bride. Congratulations and best wishes to them!

  5. They look like a blissfully happy couple. The setting was wonderful, too.

  6. Beautiful day! Best wishes to the couple.