Welcome to part 2 of our exclusive look at our cover groom, Scotty McCreery’s beautiful mountain wedding. Yesterday, we looked at Scotty’s sweet proposal to his bride, Gabi and today we’re going to dive into the details of their wedding weekend with stories and pictures you won’t find anywhere else.
When we think of celebrity weddings, we imagine huge teams of vendors putting in hours of work to create some lavish event, but Scotty & Gabi, being true southerners, wanted something a little more down to earth and special for their big day. Gabi explained to Southern Bride that her family has a very “DIY type of attitude” and they all contributed special items like a handmade wooden guest book sign, a picture ladder, and family heirlooms to add that personal touch to the wedding. When asked about who did what when it came to planning, Scotty told us that Gabi was mostly in charge of all the details like colors, flowers, and decor, but of course, he was more focused on the music and entertainment.
The McCreery’s had more of a “wedding weekend” rather than a wedding day. The 2000 acre grand estate of the Twickenham House and Hall offered the perfect venue to accommodate the family and all their special events. Gabi told us this was what actually sold them on choosing the Twickenham House for their venue. As Gabi’s family is originally from Louisiana, the couple started off the weekend with a traditional Cajun shrimp boil.
The following day, the family held what they dubbed “Clash of the Cajuns” and it sounded like so much fun! A competition between bridal parties, the day included a sack race, cornhole, and a giant sized Jenga tournament. There’s no official statement on which family came out the winners, but we heard things got heated!
The day of the ceremony and reception was filled with family, love, and happy tears. Scotty told us that he started his day at 8 am, which is a big thing for him, as he says he is not a morning person. He said he was so excited, he woke up, hiked up the mountain with his Bible and Journal and wrote his vows.
Just like with many brides and grooms, the first look was a very special moment, Scotty described it as “surreal.”
Scotty’s band leader and lead guitarist, who he says are like family, actually performed the ceremony music and their high school teacher was their reception DJ.
You can see all the best moments from Scotty McCreery’s Mountain Wedding weekend in this beautiful video from Benz Productions.
To see the full feature of Scotty McCreery’s Mountain Wedding in print, pick up your copy of our 2019 Winter issue HERE!
videographer: Phillip Benz Productions | venue: Twickenham House & Hall | photographer: Six Foot Photography | florist: Laura Greene, Greenehouse Designs | gown: Morilee | tuxedo: Custom by Aaron McGrill of Only One Tailoring | bridesmaids dresses: Lulu’s | groomsmen’s suits: VIP Formalwear | hair + makeup: Libby Barnes | entertainment: Bunn DJ Company