After their December 2012 engagement, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock had planned for an extravagant 200-person wedding. But a simple, intimate ceremony won their hearts and the couple opted to get married at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee on October 20.
Donning a beautiful, long-sleeved lace Temperley London gown, The Grammy-winning singer carried a fall-centric bouquet of sunflowers and other white and purple blooms. Blackstock, who’s the stepson of Reba McEntire and the talent manager of country crooner Blake Shelton, was accompanied by his two children, Savannah and Seth, at the ceremony. No other guests were present. The two exchanged vows under a covered bridge surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains (think vibrant foliage, a babbling brook, tree-studded hills). Currently getting her pilot’s license, Clarkson actually flew the family to Blackberry Farm to say “I do” — don’t worry, Blackstock is a licensed pilot in case nerves were to take over.
The luxurious Tennessee retreat provides a fantastic backdrop for weddings any time of year, ensuring that you, too, can have your dream wedding there. There are nuptial packages ranging from intimate weddings of less than 32 guests (A Farmstead Wedding) to renting out the entire property and throwing an elaborate fête (An Estate Wedding). Blackberry Farm’s event team can help make sure your day goes as smooth as possible by providing guidance to local resources and vendors. Picture-perfect sites include the Main House Lawn, The Barn or the Boathouse for a small ceremony.
Photo Courtesy of Blackberry Farm