Cailey & Ben Easterly | The Lookout Mountain Club
For Cailey and Ben Easterly, their marriage is one that had been years in the making. The duo, who are rounding out their first year of wedded bliss, met in middle school and spent the following decade cultivating their friendship into a romance.
Photos by Molly Smith Photography
“Looking back at it, we always kid that if we liked each other back in our awkward middle-school phase it could only go up from there,” says Cailey.
The couple landed on a brisk February day to tie the knot, which was preceded by a beautiful rehearsal dinner at The Lookout Mountain Club.
“The entire evening was planned by my mother-in-law, and she even did the flowers! Everything was perfect,” says Cailey. “We had several out-of-town guests in town for the weekend who were enchanted with the mountain views as we made our way to dinner. Not to mention, the timing was right around sunset, which made the view on top of the mountain at the club all the more breathtaking.”
How He Proposed
“Growing up, Ben and I spent a lot of time at his family farm, which holds a very close space in his heart and mine, and is where he ended up proposing. He had planted a dove field for dove season, which conveniently consists of my favorite flowers – sunflowers! While I was picking a few to take home, I turned around and Ben was on one knee.”
Drinks and conversation kicked off the evening, and guests were invited to indulge in appetizers and a cigar bar before moving on to dinner. Catered by the club, the evening’s meal consisted of a pear salad followed by beef tenderloin and a tasty lineup of savory sides.
“Shortly following dinner, our closest family and friends were able to give toasts and loving roasts, complete with videos and photos thanks to the venue’s amenities,” recalls Cailey.
The room’s 360˚ views and stunning floral arrangements provided ample beauty and made for a memorable evening.
“Our goal for our wedding weekend was to keep a timeless, effortless vibe,” adds Cailey. “The décor of the club is beautiful in and of itself. The stunning stone accents and the statement fireplace, which was filled with candles and greenery, created the coziest atmosphere.”