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They Began Dating in 7th Grade. See How Their Wedding Day Turned Out!

Though they met when she was the new girl in school in fifth grade, and started “dating” in seventh grade, this Bride and Groom didn’t officially start dating until freshman year when her father’s “no dating until high school” rule expired. A year later, they shared their first kiss. And the rest is history — until their winter wedding. See every sweet moment, captured by Texture Photo, in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Davis and I met when we were just twelve years old. I had just moved to Knoxville from Colorado and we both were going to the same school. Keep in mind this is fifth grade and I was the new girl in school. Not the new girl that everyone wants to be friends with, but more the weird one that showed up in a pink camo backpack and pigtails. Needless to say Davis didn’t fall in love with me right then and there. Fast forward to seventh grade and we had home room together. By this point I had lost the pigtails and camo backpack and was a little less awkward. I remember thinking Davis was so cute and wondering if there was a chance that he would ever like me. At this point in time not many people had cell phones and so Davis and I would email back and forth. I look back on those emails and laugh at the amount of times we ask who each other likes and how many times we answer with “I’ll tell you if you tell me”. Each time we would always say each other, and each time it was like we had no idea. Davis and I say we started dating in 7th grade because without the title, we did. We talked all the time and honestly grew up together. My dad had a rule though that I wasn’t allowed to “officially” date until I was a freshman in high school. As soon as that day came, Davis asked me out and we started dating! My dad also had a rule that Davis had to wait a year to kiss me. His reasoning behind this was that if a boy can’t wait a year for something then it isn’t that important to him. He wanted Davis to know how important it really was. Davis has always been so kind and respectful. I am amazed at how caring he was even at such a young age. In middle school sports aren’t that relevant so when I went to my first high school football game and heard Davis’ name over the intercom more times than I can count, I realized I really needed to learn more about football. Our high school experience was somewhat of a dream. Davis went on to break a national football record and I was able to cheer him on in the stands every game. We went through so many stages of life together, it is hard to remember a time when Davis wasn’t my best friend. We went to college together at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where Davis played football. After our freshman year we knew that Chattanooga wasn’t our home and decided to transfer to the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This leads us to our Junior year of college.

Davis was a ranch hand at one of our family friends ranch in Knoxville. I would go up there with him some days to take care of the horses and just watch him. These were some of my favorite days because it felt like we were escaping reality for a little bit. In February of 2015 Davis said that one of the horses was hurt and he was going to go up to the ranch if I wanted to come. Of course I said yes and he came and picked me up. We drove up to the ranch and he told me that the medicine was on the top level of the barn and he asked me if I could go get it. I didn’t expect a thing and went up the stairs. That is when I saw hundreds of candles lining the floor, bistro lights draped across the ceiling, and a huge projector that said “Press Play”. I went up to the computer and in a moment of panic forgot his password. I shouted down, “Davis what is your password” and the crisis was averted. The video started playing and it was hundreds of photos and videos documenting our whole life together. From pigtails and camo back packs to where we were that day, Davis had it all in that video. At the end it said turn around and when I did there was Davis, with Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheehan playing in the background, walking towards me. I wish I could remember all that he said to me in those few minutes. Before I knew it he was down on one knee and my absolute best friend was proposing to me. It was a whirlwind of emotions when we walked downstairs to our whole family cheering us on. I can honestly say that I have never known a man to love so completely and so mindfully as Davis Howell. That day, up until our wedding, was the very best day of my life.

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Photography: Texture Photo | Floral Design: Swank Floral Creations | Wedding Dress: Sweet Elegance Bridal | Cake: Cheryl McMillan Cake Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bari Jay | Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty | Hair: Grow Knoxville | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Venue: Hunter Valley Farm | Coffee Sleeves: Four Things Paper | Men's Socks: Ace And Everett | Signage: Southern Timber

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Rustic Spring Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm

I have a wedding in Tennessee next year and if this celebration right here is any indication, I’m in for a treat. With rustic touches galore and some of the prettiest springtime bouquets I’ve seen in a while, I’m settling in for a thorough session with this soiree. JoPhoto captured every image – and don’t miss their film below – all gathered together for us to adore right this way!

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From JoPhoto… This is a lovely spring wedding at the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, TN. Lauren and Chase got married on Sunday, March 22, and it was a gorgeous spring afternoon in east Tennessee. There was a light breeze that whisked across Lauren’s veil and the mint colored bridesmaids dresses, and you couldn’t help but smell the fresh green grass and flowers with every breath.

Lauren and Chase each wrote their wedding vows in a leather journal, and his grandfather was the minister of the ceremony. Their entire wedding party prayed over them before they read their vows, and it was truly a sentimental and intimate wedding.

Photography: JoPhoto | Cinematography: JoPhoto | Floral Design: Hunter Valley Farm | Cake: Cheryl McMillan Cake Design | Catering: Rosa's Catering | Hair & Makeup: Tony Williams | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Hunter Valley Farm | Chalkboard Signs: Southern Timber | Musicians: Jim Ogle

Rustic Downtown Knoxville Wedding

I adore high school sweethearts and these two are no exception. Tying the knot at the The Emporium, their laid back celebration was fun, fresh, and perfectly captured by Kristin Sweeting. From the bright blooms by The Flower Pot to the rustic cake by Sandy’s Cakes, to their first meal catered by Chipotle (hello, dream!) every detail was the perfect reflection of their lovely relationship, and you can see it all here!

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From Kristin SweetingIf I had to describe this laid back wedding in Historic Downtown Knoxville in three words it would be fresh, unique, and simple. Monet and Michael met and dated throughout High School and College (UT Knoxville). Their wedding was laid back and they wanted to focus on enjoying this day with their family and friends. They both got ready at the stylish Oliver Hotel and we took pictures all around downtown Knoxville. Their ceremony and reception was at The Emporium, and whole night was full of dancing, food, and heart warming toasts from their friends.

Photography: Kristin Sweeting Photography | Flowers: The Flower Pot | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sandy's Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zara | Catering: Chiptole Mexican Grill | Ceremony And Reception: The Emporium | Getting Ready: The Oliver Hotel

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