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Romantic Belle Meade Plantation Wedding

Somewhere in between the first and last image of this darling gallery from Brooke Boling, lives a cozy, happy place that I want to live for hours on end. Maybe it’s the charming red-wheeled wagon (that I want to curl up in) or the glowing reception thanks to Alice Hendry and Bright Event Production or the welcoming place settings prettied up by BBJ Linens and Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs. Thankfully I don’t have to pick a favorite moment, because they’re all sitting pretty right here.

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From Brooke BolingIt was the perfect Fall Day designed with a true Southern spirit. On Sunday, October 5th 2014, Allison Keaton married Dale Binkley in a beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown. The ceremony looked just like a beautiful southern backdrop. The trees, the soft wind, the bridemaids in long green dresses. Allison is a trained chef and the menu for the guests was absolutely incredible. Pumpkin soup served in tiny pumpkins. Charcuterie Boards with an assortment of locally cured meats and house made pates. Passed edible tea cones with curried chicken salad, sweet potato cake with goat cheese and caramelized bacon, wild rice orzo in a wonton crisp. They also had a bourbon and cigar bar for the guys. The details were as perfect as perfect can be.

Photography: Brooke Boling | Videography: That's Classic Media | Event Planning: Alice Hendry | Floral Design: Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs | Wedding Gown: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Dessert Designs | Invitations: Invitations Galore And More | Ceremony Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Reception Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Chef's Market | Make Up: Laura Godwin | Hair: Lindy Dunn | Groom's Attire: Street Tuxedo | Lighting & Sound: Bright Event Production | Linens: BBJ Linens / Production | Music: The Nashville Blue Tones | Rentals: Music City Tents & Events | Rentals: Please Be Seated | Transportation: Matchless Transportation

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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

Modern Art-Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot

Just when I think things can’t get any prettier, another slice of lovely comes along a steals my heart away, claiming it’s spot at the top of my faves list. This art-inspired shoot from Bamber Photography is owning it big time. With blooms from Humphreys Flowers that look like they came straight out of a painting, elegant paper pretties from Amanda Day Rose Paperie, the cutest flower girl around and style for days, I recommend you steal a lengthy moment today for this one m’dears, I promise, it’s so worth it.

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Oh, and stay tuned for that delish looking cocktail, the Southern Belle from Repeal And Serve, that we’ll be sharing later this afternoon!!! After all, it is Friday!

From John And Lindsey Bamber With a venue like the Hunter Museum of American Art, in a city like Chattanooga, how could you not be inspired? Planning for a shoot was such a good excuse to take some time to enjoy the local gem and really soak it in. Right away, I began to draw inspiration from the stunning, larger than life piece by Helen Frankenthaler titled Around the Clock with Red. I wanted to continue the range of pinks throughout the shoot and play on the idea of two artists getting married. This inspired the faint watercolor on the paper-goods and the raw canvas backdrop that translated to a ceremony piece. At the same time, in the back of my mind were the delicate paint strokes of all the beautiful realist paintings at the museum. I wanted the flowers to look like they came straight out of a still life painting by a pink obsessed artist. By focusing on these ideas, I worked with the challenge of mixing the old with the new and modern, the delicate with the strong.

But why stop there? Not only was I inspired by the beautiful artwork inside the museum, I drew much of my inspiration from the outside the museum, in it’s architecture overlooking the city and Tennessee River. With dark and light grays, as well as a deep zinc blue, I pictured soft pinks that stood out from these backgrounds. Often times, the florals and decor can get lost in the background of the event. I wanted the flowers to really pop but also provide an ethereal, romantic feel. My goal was to have soft and delicate offset the modern shapes of the building. Humphry’s Flowers of Chattanooga delivered on this vision 100% with billowy peonies and overflowing delicate tissue-like petals. Our models were really a family; the bride and groom were one of our past couples, the adorable girl was their daughter, and the bridesmaids were a friend and sister to the bride so there was a real family feel to the shoot. It all felt very natural and easy. A roaring thunderstorm blew its way through the middle of our shoot and our team kicked it into hyperdrive to bring the party inside. But when we returned outside, the rain had created a shimmery layer on everything and the sky created just the right amount of muted color tones, creating a filter that fit perfectly in the shoot.

Helen Frankenthaler, Around the Clock with Red, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 71 1/2 x 123 3/4 inches (181.6 x 314.3 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Davenport, Jr., 1986.23

Photography: John And Lindsey Bamber | Event Design: Sarah Ervin | Floral Design: Humphreys Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monica's | Invitations: Amanda Day Rose Paperie | Reception Venue: The Hunter Museum Of American Art | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jill Stuart | Catering: Events With Taste | Makeup Artist: Elea Blake | Calligraphy: Kate Smith Letters | Canvas Design: Kaitlyn Honnold | Custom Cocktail And Bar : Repeal And Serve | Flower Girl Dress : BHLDN | Furniture Rentals: Heirlooms Vintage Boutique And Rentals | Hair Styling: Hair A Go-Go | Men's Tuxedo: Boutique Couture | Sweets: Sweet Eats By Jennifer Hooper | Table Decor: Nell's | Vintage Rentals: Heirloom Vintage Boutique

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