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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: Special Notes

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Elegant Summer Wedding at Southern Railway Station

There is something about train stations that I find ultra romantic, and I’m happy to learn I’m not the only one. The Southern Railway Station was the site for this elegant affair, planned and designed by Jennifer Laraia Designs. Jennie Andrews worked her magic behind the lens and Milestone Pictures filmed away, all resulting in one beautiful video and a gallery that I just can’t get enough of.

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From Jennifer Laraia Designs… Kathryn and Kent are an urban couple with both modern and classic sensibilities. They wanted to create a naturally elegant atmosphere that didn’t feel too formal. A place where friends and family could gather and enjoy a night of great food and fun.

They selected the Southern Railway Station for both the ceremony and reception. This two-story building, built in 1901, has a rich history and is nestled in the heart of downtown Knoxville. We used a muted color palette in order to compliment the original architecture, not compete with it.

Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails and dinner outside along the train platform. Long tables were dressed with crisp white linens, gorgeous china, sparkling glassware, and glowing lamps. Custom table number booklets not only showed guests to their seats, but included the history of the Station, information about the wedding party, and thank you’s from the bride and groom. Romantic centerpieces were overflowing with garden roses, berries, fennel, tulips, hydrangea, anemone, dahlias, maidenhair fern, and scabiosa. Kathryn’s Mom is a very talented floral gardener, so some of the herbs and flowers came directly from her own garden just days before the wedding. The creative team at Whimsical Gatherings did a beautiful job incorporating them into the most sentimental areas like Kathryn’s bouquet and the boutonnieres.

Personal touches were everywhere. The grandmothers played the role of “flower girls,” handing out stems to guests as they walked down the aisle. Kathryn’s Uncle Kevin married the couple in a very intimate ceremony. And bridesmaids were gifted with delicate shawls hand knitted by Kathryn’s Mom.

After dinner, cake was served with a side of raspberries (Kent’s favorite) and a custom fortune cookie. Every cookie included a special prediction about the couple, each one lovingly designed by Kathryn’s Dad. The fun continued as guests danced and participated in a competitive game of trivia until late in the evening. When it was time to say goodbye, the new Mr. and Mrs. Southworth led friends and family on a promenade through downtown Knoxville right to their hotel. It was the perfect ending for this perfectly beautiful couple!

Photography: Jennie Andrews | Videography: Milestone Pictures | Floral Design: Whimsical Gatherings | Wedding Dress: Lea Ann Belter | Cake: Rosa's Catering | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Various Designers Selected By Each Bridesmaid | Catering: All Occasions Catering | Makeup: Claire Balest | Hair: Bangs and Blush | Hair : Salon Visage | Lighting: Sound Revue | Wedding Venue: Southern Railway Station | Bridal Shop: Wedding Wonderland | Bridesmaids' Shawls: Mother Of The Bride | Event Design & Planning: Jennifer Laraia Designs | Paper Goods: The Happy Envelope | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals

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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 | Flowers: The Flower Pot | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sandy's Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zara | Catering: Chipotle | Ceremony And Reception: The Emporium | Getting Ready: The Oliver Hotel

Sailboat Honeymoon Styled Shoot in Knoxville, Tennessee

Honeymoons are pure magic. I swear my husband and I talk about ours a least once a week and it was almost five years ago. So this honeymoon shoot from Red Boat PhotographyHoneybee Events and LB Floral on sailboat? It basically is my heaven. And you can see why here.


From Honeybee EventsThis honeymoon styled shoot at Fort Loudon Marina in Knoxville, Tennessee was ideal for our models (who had been married 2 weeks previously) was nothing short of amazing! This duo was incredible and set the tone for the shoot. I wanted the shoot to tell a story from the moment they walked onto the boat dock with their luggage, to mapping out their sailing journey (also representative of their recent marriage and journey they were embarking on). The Red Boat Photography husband and wife team are super talented and SO much fun to work with. LB Floral created an over-the-top floral design for the back of the boat to display the “Just Married” sign.

Photography: Red Boat Photography | Event Design: Honeybee Events | Floral Design: LB Floral | Venue: Fort Loudon Marina | Hair & Makeup Artist: Southern Sirens

Traditional Spring Wedding

Add a sophisticated color palette like black and white to a traditional day simply overflowing with gorgeous details and the results are this: a rainy/romantic day that can only be described as breathtaking. From the stunning gown from White Lace And Promises to the yummy ice cream bar (YES) to the elegant Bridgemore setting.  See it all captured beautifully by JoPhoto in the full gallery.

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From JoPhoto… Lauren and Jeff are two of our favorite people. Not only are they super perfect for each other, but they planned the most amazing Knoxville wedding and had a blast together doing it! Their black and white classy wedding was perfect for the clubhouse at Bridgemore, and Lauren and Jeff chose a fun alternative to having a traditional wedding cake – they had an ice cream bar for wedding guests instead of cake!

The day of their wedding it rained off and on, but the rain slacked off to a light sprinkle during their wedding ceremony and portraits. Moments after we were done taking photos outside, the rain started back up again. It was just enough time, and worked out perfectly!

Lauren said about her wedding gown, “I saw it at a bridal show up on a mannequin all in lights and HAD to have it! I knew before I even tried it on! It totally fits me and my old horse showing days since it’s covered with Swarovski crystals.”

Photography: JoPhoto | Floral Design: Lisa Foster Floral Design | Wedding Dress: White Lace And Promises | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Bradford Catered Events | Makeup: Angela R Makeup Artist | Hair: Natural Alternatives | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Wedding Venue: Bridgemore | Rentals: Event Rentals By Rothchild | Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

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