Meet Sarah and Austin

September 9, 2017

The White Dove has the pleasure of introducing to you our very first couple – Sarah and Austin. They will be married amongst our beautiful green hills in our spectacular barn! They have been with us since the very beginning, all the way from pre-planning! This presented them with the unique opportunity to watch the barn being raised from concept to completion. We are so excited to have them share their story with you.

How They Met

Rock climbing. At the time, Austin was the manager at The Ascent – Murfreesboro’s indoor climbing gym.  Sarah came once and was instantly addicted to the sport. Over the course of a couple of months and several climbing trips, that friendship turned into something more.

The Engagement

Four and a half years and two dogs later, they planned to visit Dollywood theme park and waterpark with two of their best friends –  little did Sarah know…this was an anything but ordinary trip. After a full day at the theme park and a great night out, Austin had a special morning in store. Unbeknownst to Sarah he planned to propose in the woods behind where they were staying (precious). Curveball – she didn’t have shoes on, therefore didn’t walk around the house. Proposal postponed. A completely amazing day at the waterpark was quickly overshadowed when, as they were packing up to leave, she turned around to see him down on one knee asking the question she dreamed about. Of course, she said “Yes!”

Why They Chose the White Dove Barn

The White Dove Barn is, literally, my Pinterest dream come true. A white-washed barn with vaulted ceilings that is temperature controlled? Sign me up!  I heard about this new venue through the grapevine and when I met Susan – I was sold! She is so energetic, positive, and helpful. She has been an amazing resource throughout this process. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our wedding day will be absolutely perfect and completely stunning!

February 19, 2017 – Ground is broken and the poles are up

March 5, 2017 – Framing is complete

April 2, 2017 – Walls are up and the work begins!