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Publisher’s Letter


Publisher Donna Jacob Account Relations Director & Assistant to the Publisher Chelsey Gatlin Graphic Designers Elisa Vandergriff Karen Pilkington Contributing Writers Chelsey Gatlin Katherine Whitehead Julie Hancock Sales Kara Lovett Director of Sales Knoxville & Chattanooga Account Executive Elizabeth Jones Memphis Account Executive Allison Jacob Nashville Account Executive Jessica Vasofsky Nashville Account Executive Kaitie Gill Tri-Cities Account Executive

I am beyond proud to present to you the fourth issue of Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride®! Just like our past issues, we delighted in each and every detail of this magazine to present you with the best information and inspiration to make your wedding planning a little easier and quite a bit of fun too! I hope we are able to bring you the best inspiration and provide an introduction to the wonderful, local wedding professionals in this industry. We have filled the pages with real wedding features, content-rich articles, and so many great ideas you can use to plan a day that reflects the two of you for the next chapter of your love story – how exciting! Complete your local planning by attending the state’s largest, most-requested, wedding-planning-experience, The Pink Bride® Wedding Shows! Meet and book the finest wedding pros, who offer show-exclusive packages, while you preview breathtaking and inspirational setups, gather attire ideas from the stylish fashion shows, enjoy complimentary treats and more... all in one day. Grooms are welcome as well! Find the next show nearest you - listed on page 57. Last but not least, please let any wedding professionals you meet, via this magazine, or a Pink Bride Show®, know that The Pink Bride® sent you. Cheers to a beautiful wedding day that’s filled with love; and best wishes for a marriage that’s even better!

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IN THIS ISSUE Articles 16

You’re Engaged!


5 Ways to Prep for Your Engagement Photos


7 Drugstore Beauty Hacks Leading Up to the Big Day


Wedding Planning 101


Our Top Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid


The Guest List: To Invite or Not to Invite


Creating the Perfect Seating Chart


The Perfect Shape


Pros and Cons of Going Unplugged


Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Wedding Attire

110 12 Date Night Ideas for Your First Year of Marriage


15 Wedding Day Morning Of Essentials


Say Yes to the Veil


7 Ways to Tackle the Wedding Budget


Evening Wedding Timeline


Written in the Stars


10 Romantic Tennessee Getaways


10 Tips for Creating Your Wedding Website


A Honeymoon Checklist for Any Climate

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Real Weddings 10

Cathryn Beasley & David Maye


Madison Tankersley & AJ Rice


Kassandra Rutherford & Stephen Fox


Lindsey Yates & Russell Teague


Blakely Bays & Dustin Ball


Brooke Bailey & Preston McKamey


McKenzie Davis & Hunter Lawson


Grace Durda & Paul Friend


Kate Rumsey & Meade Edmunds


Megan Van Son & Joey Ferryman


Caroline Lodge & Morgan Barr


Raine Donley & Joseph Rackley


Caroline Mercer & Daniel Bulger


Abby Luttrell & Michael Mackey


Megan Crabtree & Joshua Barker


Rebecca Williams & Brandon Palmer


Rebecca Tyler & Caleb Smith


Sydnee Cobb & Travis Nuchols


Carlin Bates & Evan Stewart


Lindsey Sitzlar & Elijah Settlemyre


Katelyn Kent & Brandon Roth


Morgan Leveritt & Lucas Haun


Brooke Greene & Cullen LaVoi

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Waldorf Photographic Art

Danielle Evans Photography

Features 9

A Note from the Publisher


Wedding Vocab to Know


Your Guide to Tennessee Wedding Venues


Pantone’s Color of the Year


The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist


Cover Wedding


7 Budget Friendly Honeymoon Destinations


Pink Pro Wedding Directory

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Madison Tankersley & AJ Rice

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Location · Hiwassee River Weddings and Events, Photographer · Within the Pines Photography, Day Of Wedding Planner · Southern Charm Details, Catering · Events with Taste, Florist · Fox & Fern, Bridal Shop · Monica’s Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer · Martina Liana & Willowby by Watters, Attendants’ Attire · Jenny Yoo, Tuxedos/Suits · Bruce Baird & Co., DJ & Photo Booth · Sound Force, Rentals & Decor · Luma Designs & The Copper Quail, Hair · Sable Cameron Beauty, Makeup · April Bennett Makeup, Wedding Bands & Watches · Rone Regency Jewelers, Rehearsal Dinner · Catch Bar & Grill

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ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS by Chelsey Gatlin Doesn’t it seem like everyone is divided into two groups when it comes to engagement photos? Either you are jumping for joy and cannot wait to get in front of the camera or you are dreading it. Or maybe it all depends on the day! No matter what group you are leaning to on the day of, there are ways to prep, so that you can look and more importantly FEEL your best on the shoot day!

Special or not, the location is just a location. Picking the location might seem to be the most important decision to set the tone for your engagement photos. However, it doesn’t have to be that complicated! You can choose a location that holds meaning to your relationship like where you met, your first date, or even where you got engaged in the first place! Some venues even let you have your engagement photos at their site prior to the big day, too! Having said that, a location doesn’t have to hold some special meaning to be perfect for your photos. With a good photographer, a random field on the side of the road could be just as inspiring! Not to mention that it will become one of those special locations where you point and reminisce. Remember, it doesn’t necessarily matter where you are, but more importantly who you are with.

Choosing the perfect outfits doesn’t have to be hard! For photos that you’ll want to post on all your social media and maybe even use for your invitations or save the dates, the pressure to look your best is definitely on! Before you get into finding the perfect color tones of your hubby’s shirt to match your dress, think about the kind of outfits you’re most comfortable in. If you’re more of a casual gal, that’s fine! Your photos don’t have to be totally glam to be beautiful! And don’t worry about matching outfits exactly! As long as the colors complement one another, they’ll turn out just fine on camera.

Engagement photos are a great excuse for a little pampering, too! Give yourself (and your ring) a little TLC before the shoot! It will not only help you to look good, but it will also relax you a bit. So go get that blowout and your nails done! Your left hand is going to be getting a little more attention in these photos. Or go ahead and schedule your hair and makeup trials for the same day! That’s a great way to kill two birds with one stone. If you are doing your own makeup for your engagement photos, go just a bit heavier than normal. It will translate better on camera, trust us!

Be on time! One thing that is crucial on engagement shoots is the limited amount of time you have. If you want those dreamy photos during golden hour, you have to soak up every minute during a certain time period. Once the sunlight is gone, it’s gone, especially if you’re shooting in a location that only gets sun during certain periods of the day. Your photographer will also thank you for being punctual!

And finally, relax!

Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

You’re there to document YOU! These photos are meant to represent you, your spouse-tobe, and the love between you. You’ve done all the prep work, so you can now finally relax and just be together! We know that is easier said than done, but it’s not about where you are, what you’re wearing, or what time it is, it’s all about who you are with. Focus on the person in front of you, and the rest will figure itself out! Alekon Pictures on Unsplash

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Kassandra Rutherford & Stephen Fox


Location · The Lodge at Brothers Cove, Photographer · Danielle Evans Photography, Wedding Planner · Lindsey Mae Events & Design, Florist · Lisa Foster Floral Design, Hair · Hair by Christi Piontkowski

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Lindsey Yates & Russell Teague


Location · Howe Farms, Photographer & Videographer · Waldorf Photographic Art, Cake · Kimmee’s Cakes, Catering · A Silverware Affair, Florist · Designs by Melia, Bridal Shop · Bridals by Lori, Wedding Gown Designer · Eve of Milady, Tuxedos/Suits · Men’s Wearhouse, Rehearsal Dinner · The Car Barn

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Congratulations on getting engaged! Now comes the fun (and sometimes hard) part: planning your wedding. There are endless possibilities and ideas for any type of wedding you can imagine from a DIY celebration of 50 guests to a blowout bash of 300. With that many options, you might not know where to even start. We’ve listed our top wedding planning go-tos to help start you in the right direction!



From the get-go, be open about your feelings, thoughts, and contributions when in discussions with not only your fiancé, but also your family, wedding party, and your wedding professionals. You don’t want to book something or say yes when you’re really unsure and regret it later on.

Keeping up with all of these details is hard work in itself, but is an absolute necessity when it comes to wedding planning! Stay on top of what you already have, what you need, and what you’re spending with our checklists in the back of this issue!



Whether it’s from Pinterest, social media, or within the pages of our Tennessee Weddings magazine, start marking the images that make your heart beat a little faster. After a first sweep, go through and narrow it down to the main recurrent themes and colors. This will help when choosing your wedding professionals and decor!

Wedding planning is not always easy and is sometimes in a world completely on its own. That’s why doing your research before you start planning can definitely save you later on. Find out realistic costs for wedding items and professionals in your area. Consider the time of year you’re wanting to get married in. Get savvy on wedding industry terms. Before meetings with potential wedding professionals, take a look at their website and social media. Have a good idea of what they offer, and any questions you may want to ask them.


By booking your venue in the early stages of planning, you can potentially cross off multiple to-do’s from your list! Set the date? Check. Set the tone? Check. And even perhaps, booking multiple wedding professionals if your chosen venue is all-inclusive.


Each of you has something that you really want present at your wedding. For you, it may be the perfect venue to set the tone, but for him, it may be an amazing assortment of delicious food. Sit down separately, create a list of two or three aspects that are in your dream wedding, and then compare the lists with one another. Talk through each and discuss why it’s important to you. If some things can be combined, you want a great time for guests and he wants a dance party, that works perfectly! If they aren’t alike at all, choose one from each list and mutually decide on a third that is important to both of you.

The often most dreaded aspect of wedding planning is the budget. My tip is the earlier the better, and get it over with! Start by having an open and honest discussion with your spouse-to-be about where you both stand on finances and how much you’re comfortable spending. Then talk with any family members who plan on contributing. With the research you’ve already put together, you’ll know what is normal and how much you’re setting aside to budget for.

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by ideas, especially when It comes to Pinterest. However, it can be detrimental to wedding planning! Use it as a tool, but not a complete guide for your day. Find ideas you like and are able to realistically recreate with your wedding professionals within your budget to not get disappointed later on.


Photo by Vitor Pinto on Unsplash



Wedding planning does not go as expected 100% of the time. You have to be flexible about it, or you’ll drive yourself crazy. Things happen, your ideal venue is booked two years out or the weather forecast doesn’t look good, but it all works out in the end because…


Don’t forget what the day is about! You and your spouse, your love, your families becoming one, and the start of your new family. Simple as that.

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Location · Grace Meadows Farm, Photographer & Videographer · Nunn Photography, Wedding Planner & DJ · Starr Weddings and Entertainment, Catering · Crown Catering, Florist · Flowers by Tammy, Bridal Shop · White Lace and Promises, Wedding Gown Designer · Martina Liana, Tuxedos/Suits · Jos. A Bank, Professional Musicians · Allegro Music Events, Rentals & Decor · Celebrate Rentals, Hair · Design Studio, Bride’s Makeup · Faces by Ren, Bridesmaids’ Makeup · Mindy Lynn Hair & Makeup, Ice Cream Stand · Creamy Cup

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Brooke Bailey & Preston McKamey


Location, Catering, & Rehearsal Dinner · Avalon Country Club, Photographer · Tonya Damron Photography, Day Of Wedding Planner · Lindsey Mae Events & Designs, Cake · Publix, Florist · Mott’s Floral Design, Bridal Shop · The Gilded Gown, Wedding Gown Designer · Romantic Bridals, Attendants’ Attire · David’s Bridal, Tuxedos/Suits · Regal Tuxedo, DJ · Special Notes Entertainment Agency, Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair & Makeup · Southern Belle Beauty

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THE PERFECT SHAPE By: Chelsey Gatlin You have the perfect partner, the perfect ring, and now it’s time to find your perfect dress! So what dress style is the right fit for you? Check out our crash course into wedding dress basics to find the best fit for your big day!


When you think of a fairytale wedding, this is more than likely the dress you’re envisioning and it definitely fits the “princess” dress theme. It has a fitted bodice with a large, full skirt perfect for twirling!


A trumpet dress features a more fit-and-flare style. This gown waits to flare around the midthigh for a mix of both princess and modern!


This is your standard go-to for wedding dresses. While it is similar to the ballgown with its fitted bodice and overall shape, the A-line gown’s skirt is more flowing with less fluff.


Calling all vintage lovers! The tea length style was very popular in the 1950s and usually is a A-line or ballgown shape with a much shorter hemline ending right below the knee.


The mermaid and trumpet can sometimes be confused, however, the mermaid introduces a sexier vibe! This dress stays fitted until the knee to really show off your curves!


Also known as column style, this gown has a straight, narrow shape without much of a flair if any at all. Perfect for the modern or minimalistic bride!


Introducing the newcomer of bridal styles, the jumpsuit. This style is quickly gaining in popularity as it can be totally chic and comfortable! Whether it’s completely fitted with a pencil pant bottom or more fun with a wide leg, this is a great option for you non-conventional brides!

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Location · Marblegate Farm, Photographer · JoPhoto, Wedding Planner · Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events, Cake · Sweet Beginnings by Elaine, Catering · Creative Catering of Knoxville, Florist · Samuel Franklin’s Floral & Home, Invitations · Dandy Lions Gifts Unique Stationery Boutique, Bridal Shop · Lillian Ruth Bride, Wedding Gown Designer · Theia, Tuxedos/Suits · Prestige Tuxedo, Videographer · Haven Media, DJ · Sound Revue, Rentals & Decor · Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events & Anderson Party Rental, Hair · Salon Azure, Makeup · Loxx & Lashes A Savvy Salon, Rehearsal Dinner · Marblegate Farm with Creative Catering of Knoxville

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Grace Durda & Paul Friend

Location · 4 Points Farm, Photographer · Danielle Evans Photography, Wedding Planner, DJ, Rentals & Decor · Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events, Cake · Magpies Bakery, Catering · Sweet P’s BBQ, Florist · Echelon Florist, Wedding Gown Designer · Marina Semone, Hair & Makeup · Wild Iris Hair Studios, Beverage & Bartending · Barger’s Beer Trucks

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MEN’S WEDDING ATTIRE By: Chelsey Gatlin Despite popular belief, women are not the only ones who stress and ponder about what to wear to an event, especially one this important. And sometimes, it’s even more confusing for the guys when it comes to what attire is technically appropriate. We’ve broken down each dress code below, so you will know exactly how to dress for every occasion!

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BLACK TIE A tuxedo is a must! This includes the black dinner jacket, matching pants, a white formal shirt, and a black bow tie or long black tie. You may also choose to either wear a black cummerbund or vest. Both are not required, but at least one is. A tuxedo is not just for the groom either at a black tie wedding. All men in attendance are expected to don the classic tux. Even though this isn’t the average look for weddings anymore, it is totally classic and oh so handsome! BLACK TIE OPTIONAL While a tuxedo is still appropriate and preferred, a formal dark suit will suffice here as well! Keep it in the colors of black or dark gray with clean, sharp lines. Basically, a suit that resembles a tux, but isn’t. When the majority of the guest count is wearing a tuxedo, you definitely don’t want to be the one standing out. We would also still keep a tie for a totally dapper look.

COCKTAIL/SEMI-FORMAL With this style, you can be more relaxed! No tuxedos necessary. However, let’s not go overboard. It’s still a wedding at the end of the day! You can now veer into different colors like navy or a lighter gray for your chosen color of suit. Bow-ties and bold dress socks can be fun additions to an otherwise simple look and for a pop of personality too! To create a seamless look for the entire wedding party, a good rule of thumb is if the bridesmaids are in a more formal dress, it’s best to also have the groomsmen match the quality. You don’t want one more formal than the other especially looking back in your photos! CASUAL While this doesn’t mean show up in your old jeans, it is a more laid-back look! We’ve seen guys in suspenders (hello vintage inspired soirees!), khakis with a loose flowing white shirts for destination weddings, and even tan suits for spring affairs. With a casual dress code, you have more liberty to play towards your wedding theme too! For guests, we say take a cue from the location of the wedding to get the best idea of what is more appropriate. What necessarily is great for a barn wedding may not work for a tropical wedding.

Circle Image by Danielle Evans Photography

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Location & Wedding Planning · Castleton Farms, Photographer · Katherine Birkbeck Photography, Cake · Magpies Bakery, Catering · All Occasion Catering, Florist · Samuel Franklin’s Floral & Home, Bridal Shop · Loveliest Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer · Pronovias, Tuxedos/Suits · Regal Tuxedo, Transportation · Chariots of Hire, Videographer · Milestone Pictures, Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair · Whitney Evans Beauty, Makeup · Whitney Evans Beauty & Makeup by Erin Alice, DJ · Ogle Entertainment, Professional Musicians · Diverse Groove of East Coast Entertainment, Photo Booth Rental · Gigglebox Photo Booth, Rehearsal Dinner · Chesapeake’s Restaurant & Raw Bar, Espresso Bar · Java Breeze

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MORNING OF ESSENTIALS by: Chelsey Gatlin Wedding days can be stressful. It’s a big day, emotions are running high, lots of people coming and going, and most importantly, getting ready to say “I Do!” With all of that going on, of course there are things that get overlooked. This list of 15 wedding day morning of essentials will help be sure that even the smallest bobby pin is available for your special day! POSITIVE VIBES First and foremost, positive vibes only! From you, your squad, and your hired pros. It’s understandable to be a little nervous or have a freak out moment or two, but don’t let that take over for the whole morning. Remember, the whole day is about you getting to marry the love of your life and spending forever with them. The wedding is a celebration of you two, and as long as you’re together, that’s all that matters! THE TRUSTY TIMELINE Not necessarily something you need to have handy all morning long, but to at least know the basic rundown of your timeline (either from your personal planning or from your wedding planner) is a must! That way you and your girls can be on time and ready, and you don’t have to stress. If this is something you don’t want to deal with day of, pass to your MOH. CELL PHONE CHARGERS When the festivities start early and you’re bound to take photos getting ready, a cell phone charger is a necessity with a capital N! DELICIOUS SNACKS Speaking of early days, your wedding day will also be a long one. You’ll need to fuel up long before the reception, so be sure to have a light lunch and include some of your favorite snacks! Extra points for a tasty charcuterie board for everyone! WATER! WATER! WATER! Along with your fav snacks, be sure to drink water! You would be surprised how exhausting weddings are, and how much you’ll be talking and smiling all day long. MINTS After all, you will be kissing a little later in the day, so pop a mint or two after those snacks and drinks! TISSUES An obvious choice huh? Tissues are of course on this list because, well, ugly crying. EXTRA MAKEUP & REMOVER After your makeup is done and you’ve taken a few photos, having extra makeup for touch ups and some makeup remover just in case is good to have on hand!

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THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS In a rush, you may forget that you’ll be wearing white all day long, so bright pink undergarments that you grabbed the morning of, may not be entirely appropriate. Be sure to pack these beforehand and to include any shapewear you’ll need too! Pro tip: Ladies, if you’re wearing a strapless or open back dress, try not to wear a bra the morning of to avoid those harsh, red lines in photos after you change. SHOES (AND EXTRA SHOES) Of course, you’ll need your pretty wedding day shoes, but don’t forget maybe another pair that’s more comfortable for the dance floor! EMERGENCY ITEMS Including band-aids, safety pins, double stick tape, lint roller, bobby pins, scissors, tampons, stain remover, wipes, and anything else you can think of. You would be surprised how often these are needed. If you have a wedding planner, they should have their own too!

JEWELRY & MEMENTOS Your jewelry and any other special mementos like brooches, hair clips, and bouquet charms should definitely be brought along, but be sure to keep them in a safe place the morning of! YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT We love the idea of a signature wedding day scent. It’s a smell that will always transport you back to this special day, and will help you feel totally put together when you walk down the aisle. GIFTS The morning of is a wonderful time to give gifts to your closest people. Typical gifts given the morning of the wedding day is one for your future spouse, your parents, in-laws, and of course your wedding party! A BIG OL’ TOTE BAG Last but not least, a big tote bag to carry it all!

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Location · The Quarry Venue, Photographer · Waldorf Photographic Art, Catering · Holly’s Gourmets Market & Cafe, Florist · Thistle and Lace Florals, Videographer · Something Goode Videography, DJ · DJ Jason Lovely with Sequoyah Entertainment, Rehearsal Dinner · Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria Maryville, Hair · Bella Salon and Spa

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Hermitage 5651 First Boulevard, Suite 414 Hermitage, TN 37076

Caroline Lodge & Morgan Barr


Ceremony Location · First Presbyterian Church, Reception Location & Catering · General Morgan Inn, Photographer · Waldorf Photographic Art, Bridal Shop: Wildflower Bridal, Wedding Dress Designer · Theia Couture, Attendants’ Attire · Bella Bridesmaids, Tuxedos/Suits · Brittons of Columbia, Ties · Brackish Bow Ties, Florist · Flowers by Tammy, Cake · Cakes by Kathy Clowers, Ceremony Musicians · Sophisticated Strings, Band · Flavor Big Band, Rentals & Decor · Grand Rental Station & Action Rentals, Hair · Decorum Salon & Bat N Rouge Beauty, Makeup · Patti Peters | Makeup Artist

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When your special event requires a little more luxury, our VIP trailers are the way to go. FEATURING:

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Indoor & outdoor ceremonies Tables, chairs, & linens included Luxurious bridal & groom’s cottages 4361 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 901.333.2650 avonacresmemphis.com 55 · ThePinkBride.com


WEDDING BUDGET By Chelsey Gatlin

The dreaded budget! One of the top complaints we hear from engaged couples is dealing with their budget. Here are our top 7 tips for navigating the financial seas of wedding planning!


Budgets don’t have to be hard, but they can definitely be intimidating at first. Break it down until it feels manageable, and then take it piece-by-piece.


Have a physical or e-version of a budget sheet and actively mark your expenses and prices. It will help you keep a good number in your head of where you stand while planning, and make sure to not overspend and blow your budget!


Find real prices in your area and include them at the top of your budget, so you’ll know the important things are accounted for right out of the bat.


We all love Pinterest weddings, but some of those ideas are worth thousands of dollars! Be realistic in your price ideas to avoid heartbreak later on.


Know who all is contributing and how much they are planning to add early on if it is going to play a major factor in your budget or booking your vendors.


If you’re getting to a point where your budget is running a little low, consider cutting out unnecessary expenses or DIY them if you can!

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Sometimes certain costs are hidden until you get the final bill, and then you see that you’ve gone way over budget. Keep these in mind when calculating your initial budget plan and in your meetings with potential vendors: tips, gifts, service charges, overbooking charges, and seasonal fees.


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Raine Donley & Joseph Rackley


Location & Planning · WindRiver, Photographer · Ancelet Photography, Cake · Art of Cakes, Catering & Rehearsal Dinner · Citico’s at WindRiver, Florist · LB Floral, Bridal Shop · Adorn Nashville, Wedding Gown Designer · Enzoani, Tuxedos/Suits · Jos. A. Bank, Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, DJ · Music in Motion, Hair & Makeup · Southern Belle Beauty, Accommodations · Hampton Inn Lenoir City

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East Tennessee's Premier Outdoor Wedding Venue and Event Center 865.448.3960 | info@cooperscoveevents.com

cooperscoveevents.com 125 Townsend Park Road, Townsend, TN 37882

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We bring your cake to life!

Providing upscale Southern food, drinks, & BBQ since 2004.

Bacon & Caviar gourmet catering We provide custom menus tailored to each couple’s needs, and excel at outstanding service. All couples looking for good food, good service, and good times at reasonable prices, are welcome. Projection Mapping Cake Specialists 850-543-4592 | Knoxville, TN | www.frostingandfirmware.com

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10 Tips for Creating Your


This is a wonderful opportunity to expand the theme of your wedding and give your guests a little sneak peak into the celebrations!

2. DON’T INCLUDE EVENTS NOT EVERYONE IS PRIVY TO Such as your bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, etc. Your guests are excited to be there for you, so there isn’t a need to include events they may not be invited to.


Some guests might RSVP online, however, a majority probably won’t, especially if they are an older crowd. It’s better to be safe than sorry and stick with the good ol’ formal paper RSVPs.


Think of this as the who, what, and where section. Be sure to include a basic timeline, the dress code, and any pertinent info from the venue like parking.


This is your chance to brag about your proposal or how we met story! Even if everyone’s heard it already, they are excited about the wedding and on your website to learn more about celebrating you! So, give them what they want — that being a sweet love story!


However, don’t have them reading a novel either. Guests do want to read all about your relationship, your wedding party, and the info, but too much will bog them down. Keep it short and sweet as much as you can. You can run a little longer in your “About Us” section, but when introducing your wedding party stick to a couple of quick facts.


For any destination wedding or when your guest list has a lot of out of towners, you need to include some details on where to go and how to get there! Nothing is worse than being in a new city for an event, and not having a clue about where you’re going! Relieve some of the stress for your out of town guests by being a local travel guide via your wedding website. Include directions, whether that is step by step or a Google map link set straight to your venue, and any necessary travel info such as road closures or busy traffic times. Don’t forget to add some cool things they can check out and do while in town, too!

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This is a great chance to include your wedding hashtag! Or let your guests know that your ceremony is unplugged.

9. CREATE A WEDDING EMAIL FOR ALL QUESTIONS TO BE DIRECTED TO This is a must when wedding planning in general! However, creating a wedding email that is included on your website is great for when you don’t want your personal inbox full from wedding questions!


You both look great, so show them off! This is the perfect place to relieve your social media feed from an influx of engagement photos, and be able to share them with your closest loved ones!

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Location · The Turnbull Building, Photographer, Videographer, & Photo Booth · Frozen Exposure Photo & Cinema, Wedding Planner · Soirees Weddings, Parties, and Events, Cake · Kimmee’s Cakes, Catering · Events with Taste, Florist · Summerfield Studio Floral Design, Invitations · Dana Reid Calligraphy, Bridal Shop · The White Magnolia Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer · Willowby, Transportation · Nooga Shuttles LLC, DJ · Sound Force, Rehearsal Dinner · The Feed Co. Table and Tavern, Hair & Makeup · SpaGo Studios, Accommodations · Staybridge Suites

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Windsor Square 865.951.0660 lisafosterdesign.com

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7 DRUGSTORE BEAUTY HACKS LEADING UP TO THE BIG DAY By: Chelsey Gatlin On such a big day of your life, of course you want to look your best! While the beauty and health industry has countless ways to prep for your special day, you don’t always have to spend the big bucks to achieve that bridal glow. Try these 7 drugstore beauty products leading up to your celebrations for a beautiful look with a reasonable price! PS. Keep in mind that any new treatment or product should NOT be tried within 6 weeks of your wedding day!

TEETH WHITENING STRIPS, TRAYS, & GELS Of course, our smiles are a big concern when it comes to weddings. It is easily one of the most photographed days of your life, so a dazzling smile is a must! It is so easy to achieve a whiter smile with the many products on the market. From Crest White Strips and the numerous whitening toothpastes to a deluxe whitening light, you won’t have to break the bank for a gorgeous smile! FACE MASKS I have to admit, face masks are my thing! They are my number one go-to for a little R&R, and I love that I can do them sitting on my couch while binging Real Housewives. Plus, there’s a face mask for every skin concern! I personally keep going back to L’Oreal’s clay masks and the Yes To brand depending on what I need.

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SKINCARE Skincare is a very popular topic these days, especially when it comes to bridal beauty! We all want clear, glowing skin and there are so many routes to get there! From holy grail moisturizers and new retinol serums to quick acne treatments, your local drugstore has it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to try a few different methods to see what works for you without breaking the bank. Check out tried-andtrue products like CeraVe Facial Cleanser and Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 for a smoother, healthier complexion! LIP SCRUBS Flaky, dry lips with patchy looking lipstick? A definite no-no for your nuptials! Try a low-cost lip scrub to get your lips in tip top shape! Or better yet, grab the ingredients and make your own!

CUTICLE OILS Along with photos of your skin and smile, your hands are going to be photographed and looked at a lot. No one wants jagged, peeling cuticles around that fab manicure and sparkling ring! Grab some quick cuticle oil from your local drugstore to keep your cuticles hydrated and in great shape before your big day. Sally Hansen, Essie, and Burt’s Bees all have great options! JADE ROLLERS This handheld massage tool is really making a name for itself within the beauty industry! If you’ve not heard of this yet, the jade roller is known for plumping the skin and improving circulation. It also reduces redness, inflammation, dark circles, and wrinkles! Paired with your favorite oil or cream, this is a perfect way to relax before bed and your big day!

HAIR MASKS We can’t forget about giving your strands some love too! Hair masks are so easy to do! Whether it’s a quick 5 minute in-shower mask or a longer split end treatment, this is wonderful keeping your ends and dryness in check! Say hello to healthy, shiny hair! My favorite is definitely Kristin Ess’s daily scalp mask from Target!



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Abby Luttrell & Michael Mackey


Location · Smith Event Centers, Photography · Devon Adrienne Photography, Florist · Flower Shop, Wedding Gown Designer · Queen’s Alterations, Tuxedos/Suits · Men’s Wearhouse, Photo Booth · Silly Shotz Photo Booth, Rehearsal Dinner · Calhoun’s

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By Chelsey Gatlin

Mistakes are going to happen in any aspect of your life, including your wedding day, unfortunately. Be on the lookout for these top 10 wedding planning blunders that past couples have fallen into!


Doing your research is key to wedding planning! Without doing a little homework before the big day, you can run into wedding day nightmares like underestimating costs and blowing your budget or not reading a contract thoroughly and having your caterer head out leaving a huge mess for you. Uh-oh!


I know you’ve probably heard time and time again, “Your budget is so important!” Well, it’s true. Without having a budget set, you run the risk of spending way too much! You may think that there’s no harm in booking a few vendors before the budget is set. However, usually those first few bookings are your venue, photographer, and caterer, and those are also the most investment typically. If you use a large portion of your budget then, what’s left for decor, your dress, or anything else? Trust us, no one wants to be stressed about money on the day of!


Mother Nature has a plan all her own, and no one can 100% predict it. No matter what season you’re getting married in or what type of venue, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B in case something goes awry with the weather.


Your wedding day is not only important to you and your soon-tobe hubby, but also members of your family and friends as well. While it is nice to get opinions and ideas from your circle, don’t let it become too demanding. You can’t have everyone’s dream wedding and yours all-in-one, so take what ideas you genuinely like and thank the others for their input.


While some brides try to please everyone, others tend to forget about the ones who are helping make their dream a reality. Take into consideration your wedding party and guests when making some decisions. For example, don’t ask your bridesmaids to go on an expensive bachelorette party and then to buy a $700 bridesmaids dress and pricey wedding gift.

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Hiring a wedding planner or a day of coordinator is a good idea, but if it’s not in your budget, please don’t consider doing it yourself. Whether it’s your MOH, mom, or sister, have someone available to be a point of contact for the day of. There will most likely be some sort of question or event that needs addressing, and you don’t want those concerns coming to you when getting ready.


Try to avoid getting too attached to a certain idea, flower, piece of decor, or venue, until the contract is signed or the plans are in process. It may not be available or in season, and then your other choices look a little less than. Latching on to something that’s not guaranteed is a recipe for heartbreak.


While a lot of wedding planning is being focused and organized, you also have to go with the flow! Things are bound to happen that aren’t in your plans, and instead of stressing, you have to move forward. Also, remember that your wedding professionals are just that, wedding professionals. They have experience in executing events and do it all the time. Express your concerns or problems, but let the pros handle it.


We love a good DIY! Who doesn’t? It saves money and can look just as good! However, don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to DIY every aspect of your wedding! It will just lead to more stress and more to-do’s before the big day.


When planning something as important and massive as your wedding day, you can lose sight on what it’s all about. Through all the ups and downs, it boils down to you and your spouse-to-be celebrating your commitment and future together.


VENUES Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250 Price Per Person $ Trevor Bibee

AVALON COUNTRY CLUB 700 Turnberry Circle Lenoir City, Tennessee 865-986-4653 avalongolf.com

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Whit Photography

AVON ACRES 4361 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 901.333.2650 www.avonacresmemphis.com info@avonacresmemphis.com

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free & Valet

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity up to 250 Price Per Person $ Caitlin Steva

BALINESE BALLROOM 330 N. Main St. Memphis, TN 901.522.1144 www.balineseballroom.com

Outside Catering Permitted Not on Saturdays Parking Options Free

- Complete Flexibility (We can work with a budget of any shape or size) - Beautiful Indoor Settings and Equally Enchanting Outdoor Spaces - One Stop Shop for Weddings (All-inclusive catering, design, planning, etc.) - Minutes from Turkey Creek Shopping Center

- Grand wooden gates open to this brand new event venue which features over 5800 square feet of rustic elegance. - Tables, chairs, and linens are included with the venue rental – a huge cost and time-saver! - Our glamorous bridal cottage and plush groom’s den make getting ready for your event a breeze. - Our venue opens to an outdoor party garden with gazebo, patio, and a garden bar window.

- Built in 1876 in the historic Pinch district of downtown Memphis. - The beautiful brick walls and elegant natural decor provide a blank canvas suitable for any inspiration and theme! - Multiple environments to cater to your needs. - Rentals include tables, chairs, white linens, setup, breakdown, and cleanup - An extensive list of catering options to suit your tastes and budget. - We offer service staff, security and a doorman.

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CASTLETON FARMS 150 Cedar Grove Road Loudon, TN 865.376.9040 www.castletonfarms.com

Olivia Marino Photography Leah Bullard Photography

BON TON CAFE 150 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 901.779.1501 www.bontoncafememphis.com

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity 300 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Paid

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and Above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

CIAO BELLA ITALIAN GRILL 565 Erin Dr. Memphis, TN 901.205.2500 www.ciaobellamemphis.com

Capacity Up to 100 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

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- Located in the heart of Downtown Memphis on Monroe Avenue. - Bon Ton Cafe is a hip Memphis venue specializing in receptions, rehearsal dinners, and brunches. - Formerly owned by the beloved Zambelis Family. - Bon Ton, which literally means “Good Tone,” is known for its delicious food, Southern hospitality, and prime location.

- Castleton Farms is a 110-acre estate with lush manicured lawns and rolling pastures. Choose from our multiple venues, including a Vineyard and our gorgeous Southern Pavilion, and spend the day being pampered in the stunning Bridal Suite located in the Manor. - The Castleton Experience includes full planning and design services. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure you have the stress-free wedding of your dreams, that will surpass all your expectations. Give us a call and experience being a Castleton Bride!

- Ciao Bella Italian Grill is a family-owned restaurant in East Memphis. - Ciao Bella has two adjoining banquet rooms to choose from with a patio and separate entrance for one of the rooms. - Ciao Bella also has visual capabilities for presentations or slideshows in our main banquet room. - Ciao Bella offers limited custom menus for sit down dinners and a variety of buffet options for larger gatherings.

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity Up to 250

EMBASSY SUITES NASHVILLE AIRPORT 10 Century Boulevard Nashville, TN 37214 615.522.5440 embassysuites.com

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Paid

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

HARD ROCK CAFE NASHVILLE 100 Broadway Nashville, TN 615.742.9900 www.HardRockCafe.com/Nashville

Candace Fletcher

Capacity 350

Candice Jones Photography

GRACE MEADOWS FARM 170 John France Road Jonesborough, TN 423.794.0246 gracemeadowsfarmtn.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 50-550 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Valet

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 350 Creation Studios

HILLWOOD AT DAVIES MANOR 3570 Davieshire Drive Bartlett, TN 901.386.0715 daviesmanorplantation.org

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options On Site & Adjoining Space

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

HILTON FRANKLIN COOL SPRINGS 601 Corporate Centre Drive Franklin, Tennessee 615.550.1649 www.FranklinCoolSprings.Hilton.com

Capacity 250-450 Price Per Person $$$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- Gorgeous open atrium ceremony space - Minutes from Downtown Nashville and Nashville International Airport - Affordable ceremony and reception space - Executive Chef on-site for all catering needs - Large suites for guest stay and bridal party preparation

- Built during the Civil War and renovated with chandeliers, white washed walls and a rock fireplace - Brides make a statement on the staircase of our Antebellum “barn” - A covered pavilion or a terraced area by a picturesque lake wow brides with outdoor options - 7 minutes and 2 turns from Interstate 26, guests arrive to your wedding location without frustration or getting lost - The largest free standing heated and air conditioned facility in the area - Handicap accessible

- Hard Rock Cafe is one of Nashville’s most unique and highly acclaimed full service event venues! - We are a team of passionate culinary and event planning professionals who can make your special occasion simply AMAZING! - We are the perfect place to hold your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding & Reception, Late Night After Party or Post Wedding Brunch!

- Hillwood at Davies Manor is the ideal site for whatever you dream. - Situated on 35 wooded acres, you can choose an outdoor site from the vine covered gazebo, to the natural “cathedral” in the Oak Grove, or use the Southern Magnolias or the c1830 log home as your backdrop. - Inside, the atmosphere is set by the warm pine paneling and beamed ceiling strung with thousands of tiny lights and highlighted by the 20 foot fieldstone fireplace.

- AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel Property in Williamson County - Spacious guest rooms with large windows overlooking the rolling hills of Tennessee - On Site Restaurant and Bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and room service - Large one of a kind suites for hospitality space - Experienced Culinary & Events Team to walk alongside you from initial inquiry to final receipt

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Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity up to 150

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MEMPHIS 3475 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 901.452.2151 www.jlmemphis.org

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 1700

MEADOWVIEW MARRIOTT 1901 Meadowview Parkway Kingsport, TN 423.578.6600 MeadowViewResort.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- Our historic building is the ideal location to host your wedding with its immaculate marble, intricate stonework and Grecian columns that deliver romance. - With all our event spaces and views that include beautiful stately oak trees and a lush manicured lawn, there are multiple options for your day. - We provide the perfect ambiance for events of all types and sizes, no matter how formal or informal.

- Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center is the only full-service hotel in Kingsport, TN. - Each of the 305 guest rooms features stylish decor, plush Marriott bedding and luxury bath products. - Our in-house catering staff works to create custom menus tailored to reflect your unique tastes. - MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort makes weddings in Kingsport an event to remember!

Location Options Indoor Only

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Capacity Up to 100 Sterling Imageworks

MORTON MUSEUM OF COLLIERVILLE HISTORY 196 N. Main Street Collierville, TN 901.457.2650 ColliervilleMuseum.org

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- Steps away from Collierville’s Town Square - Ceremony, showers, receptions, rehearsals, dinners, and more - Historic and vintage charm - Beautiful stained glass windows and hardwood details

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity 250 and above

PETE AND SAM’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3886 Park Ave Memphis, TN 901.458.0694 www.peteandsams.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes

- Authentic Italian Food Made In House - Full Service Bar - Personalized Catering - Wine Enthusiasts Can Bring Their Own Wine! - A Memphis Tradition Since 1948

SMITH EVENT CENTERS 627 Smithview Drive Maryville, TN 865.980.8989 865.281.1468 www.smitheventcenters.com

Mike McGuire Photography

Parking Options Free Valet

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 300 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

SOUTHERN ELEGANCE EVENTS, LLC 654 Church Rd. E Southaven, MS 662.469.6191 www.southernelegancellc.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity 150-1000

THE CADRE BUILDING 149 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 901.779.1501 www.cadrebuilding.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Paid

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Maddie Moree

THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 901.473.6025 www.guesthousegraceland.com

Price Per Person $$$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Valet & Self-Parking

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Price Per Person $$ Cristi Oswalt

THE MANOR AT MOUNT CARMEL 3904 Mt. Carmel Road Covington, TN 731.676.3697 mountcarmelmanor.com

Capacity 250 and Above

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

- Smith Event Centers in Maryville, TN off three venues for all types of wedding related events. - Our most popular is our outdoor Smithview Pavilion - our “oasis n the city.” - We also have two smaller venues called Life Event Center and Hampton Hall. - These are perfect for rehearsal dinners and bridals showers. - All venues are separate facilities but are tied to the Smith campus.

- New premiere 10,000 sq. ft. event venue situated in Southaven, MS - close to Memphis Int’l Airport and downtown Memphis. - We offer 2 ballrooms, grandiose staircase, bridal and groom suites, patio featuring a waterfall fountain and garden terrace with breath-taking beautiful décor. - Sophisticated charm with superior service and southern hospitality is who we are, “Southern Elegance”.

- Located in the heart of Downtown Memphis, The Cadre Building is the opportune venue to accommodate local and out-of-tow guests. - The building’s historic charm and classical style of sophisticated elegance makes The Cadre perfect for events of all types. - With several glamorous and unique areas in the building, our staff members are experienced in coordinating and servicing all types of special events.

- AAA Four Diamond Hotel & Resort -Versatile/customizable event space (both indoor and out) of varying size. -Professional staff to assist in planning and executing a memorable day -Located close to Memphis International Airport, next to Graceland and just minutes from downtown Memphis

- 4 Different Venue Locations, Endless Creativity - A Romantic and Historical Backdrop for the Modern Bride - Handicap Accessible - 22 Acre Views - Tables & Chairs, China, Table Cloths - Alcohol Permitted - Stately Elegance & Southern Charm

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Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Natalie Watson

THE SHOWROOM AT FIVE POINTS 1529 East Broadway Maryville, TN 865.851.9088 www.showroomat5points.com

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 700


Price Per Person $$

7690 Creekwood Park Boulevard

Lenoir City, TN 865.986.8340 www.VenueLC.com

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Jessica McIntosh Photography

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 25th Avenue South Nashville, TN 615.343.0371 www.vanderbilt.edu/ meetatvanderbilt/weddings/

RedBanks Media

TUNICA RIVERPARK & MUSEUM One RiverPark Drive Tunica Resorts, MS 866.517.4837 www.tunicariverpark.com

Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free & Paid Options

WINDRIVER 350 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. Lenoir City, TN 865.988.1864 events@windriverliving.com www.WeddingsAtWindRiver.com

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Sammie B Photography

Location Options Outdoor Capacity 250 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- Located near downtown Maryville with easy access to Knoxville - Renovated historic building - Different room options as well as a small patio/ courtyard and a lounge area with full antique bar - So much opportunity for the spaces the venue has to offer. Great for weddings, special events, and corporate functions. - Part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants

- New 19,000 square foot facility - Eco-friendly features - Modern furnishings and materials - Beautiful photographic settings - Conveniently located at I-40 and I-75 just 3 miles directly west of Farragut. - All-inclusive packages available. - Ask about our preferred vendors!

- Tunica RiverPark combines modern architecture with natural beauty to create an exceptional locale for your perfect day. - Just south of Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River, our facilities offer a wide array of possibilities for your large or small wedding, including a promenade walk with overlook and terrace garden. - Our location, indoors and out, provides stunning, panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River.

- Vanderbilt University is a prestigious institution that also hosts special events in Nashville. - It features a beautiful, expansive campus covered with lush lawns and towering trees. - The architecture of this university varies with modern and older buildings with classic European-style architecture. - On this campus there are a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for small or large wedding ceremonies and receptions. - The lakefront and golf community of WindRiver is the perfect choice for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception! - Choose the perfect venue from the sophistication of Overlook Manor with its architectural beauty and expansive views, or the elegant and serene Lakeside Inn with stunning views of Tellico Lake. - We offer multiple ceremony and event sites, customizable catering options, beautifully maintained grounds, and full wedding coordinating services to take the stress out of planning.

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Fall in Love with Tunica RiverPark. The Perfect Locale for Your Perfect Day.

Megan Crabtree & Joshua Barker


Ceremony Location · Emory and Henry College Memorial Chapel, Photographer & Videographer · Waldorf Photographic Art, Wedding Planner & Invitations · Joy and Company Weddings and Events, Cake · Unique Cake Shoppe, Catering · The Virginian Golf Club, Bridal Shop · Bridals by Lori, Rentals and Decor Company · All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair & Makeup · Bangs & Blush, Rehearsal Dinner · Bristol Train Station

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SEATING CHART by Chelsey Gatlin

Creating the perfect seating chart is almost as hard as choosing who to invite in the first place. Never fear, there are tips and tricks to easily create the perfect seating chart. So go ahead and rest your worries of reception drama!


WEDDING PARTY Depending on your tastes and reception layout, your wedding party plus their dates usually sit at the head table with you. However, if you’re leaning towards a sweetheart table situation for you and your beau, there are a few options. You can either have a table just for the wedding party, scatter them throughout your closest tables with family, or disperse them throughout the reception tables acting as hosts for each. This last option is great if you have a lot of guests who don’t know each other very well! FAMILY Typically, the first few closest tables to the bride and groom are reserved for their immediate family, and usually are divided between the couple. For instance, if the bride is seated on the right side, her family’s tables will be those closest to her. In the occurrence of divorced parents, they may play host to their own individual tables with their family members and guests if needed. FRIENDS & COWORKERS Your friends and coworkers that aren’t members of your family or the wedding party usually fill in the tables farther out on the seating chart.

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HOW TO DISPLAY IT We strongly suggest having some type of escort card, place card, or large seating chart for your guests. Depending on your guest count and budget, each one has its strengths. For a smaller guest count, a seating chart can be sufficient on its own, but for a larger wedding of 100 guests or more, escort cards or place cards would be the route to go. Assigning tables only and leaving your guests to choose their individual seat can definitely be easier if there are no possibilities of drama or odd seating. And remember, escort cards indicate table number and place cards indicate exact seating placement. PLAY UP YOUR THEME! This is a great chance for you to play up your theme! Romantic calligraphy, modern aesthetics, and matching decor is a great way to tie in your seating chart to the overall atmosphere of the day! However, try to make it easy to read as guests will be wanting to find their seats, quick, fast, and in a hurry! You don’t want Aunt June to accidentally take a seat with your hubby’s rowdy guy friends!


STAGING THE VENUE This is a great way for you visual learners out there to start! Create a floor plan layout of your reception including the cake table, band, and DJ, so you can see what each table is next to. It’s probably not a great idea to place elderly relatives right next to the DJ’s speakers. DON’T TRY TO HEADSTART THE PROCESS! Wait until you start receiving those pesky RSVP’s before you really dive into the seating chart. This will save you the anticipated trouble in the off chance a large group can’t make the wedding, and you have to rework the entire chart. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF After dinner, most of your guests won’t know what table they were at to begin with. They will be more focused on the open bar and the dance floor, so try not to stress too much. That goes along with those last-minute changes as well! Nothing is set in stone, and that definitely includes your seating chart. Just remember, it’s no sweat in the long-term!


Figuring out your table sizes and how many people can comfortably fit is a great place to start to get a general idea of the layout for your guests. QUICK REFERENCE: 72” round table or 6’ rectangular table: 10-12 guests 60” round table or 5’ rectangular table: 8-10 guests 48” round table or 4’ rectangular table: 6-8 guests

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Location · Nolichucky Vineyard Weddings & Events, Photographer · Danielle Evans Photography, Cake · Catie Cakes, Catering · Southern Swine BBQ, Florist · Laura’s Flowers & Gifts, Bridal Shop · Lillian Ruth Bride, Wedding Gown Designer · Hayley Paige, Attendants’ Attire · White Lace and Promises, Tuxedos/Suits · John H. Daniel, Videographer · Lions Creative Media, DJ · Sound Revue, Hair & Makeup · Honey + Lavender Hair Studio

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Location · Hidden Meadows, Photographer · Katrina Serene Photography, Catering · Chick-Fil-A, Florist, Rentals & Decor · Wide Open Graces, Bridal Shop · Bridals and Beyond Knoxville, Wedding Gown Designer · Alfred Angelo, Tuxedos/Suits · Kohl’s, Hair · SmartStyle Salon, Makeup · The Salon at Ulta Beauty

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Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist By Katherine Whitehead

Congratulations - you’re engaged! We’re so happy to share this special time with you and we can’t wait to start planning the wedding of your dreams. When it comes to tying the knot, you may be feeling a mixture of happiness, excitement, and unsure of where to begin. From the dress to the venue, there are so many things to think about over these next few weeks and months. But - you’re in luck! We’ve crafted a complete checklist with step-by-step instructions that’ll send you racing to the altar in no time!

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12-9 months It’s your first few months of being engaged. You’ve got the ring and the man you finally get to call your fiance. This part of your love story should be spent in celebration and anticipation of what amazing things are to come in your future. o Celebrate with friends and family o Decide on a budget o Pick a date o Decide on a theme o Book your ceremony and reception venues o Choose a color scheme o Think of overall design o Research vendors - photographers, florists, caterers o Meet with a wedding planner o Attend a bridal show for inspiration o Book your caterer o Book your officiant o Book your photographer/videographer o Choose the wedding party o Create guest list o Go dress shopping o Research honeymoon options o Create wedding-only email o Create wedding website

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9-6 months It’s time to get the planning started! These months should be dedicated to researching and planning what you want incorporated in your big day. This time doesn’t have to be just work because you can turn several of these into fun things to do with your future spouse! o Finalize guest list o Take engagement photos o Design invitations o Mail out save the dates o Go shopping for bridesmaids dresses o Schedule bridesmaid fittings o Schedule meetings with florists o Book your top florist o Create registries at your favorite stores o Book your wedding cake maker o Arrange any necessary transportation o Book your dream honeymoon o Purchase your wedding dress o Book your band or DJ o Book your hair stylist and makeup artist o Book hotel room blocks for out of town guests o Book rehearsal-dinner venue o Order rental items - furniture, linens, draping, etc.

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6-3 months As your wedding is fast approaching, it’s time to pay attention to details. Think of what things you will see at the ceremony and reception as well as things that will happen behind the scenes. o Hire a lighting technician o Book ceremony musicians o Purchase anything that goes under your dress o Schedule hair and makeup trials o Decide if you want to incorporate any family traditions o Finalize the menu, bar, and service details with your caterer o Purchase your wedding bands o Place order with florist o Research marriage license for your state o Choose your reception music o Plan your wedding day morning o Talk through ceremony with officiant o Get passports for honeymoon o Select groomsmen’s attire o Schedule groomsmen fittings o Place order for suits, tuxes, and any accessories o Order the invitations o Begin premarital counseling

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3-0 months You’re almost to the altar! Take in these last few months as an engaged couple and be sure to spend plenty of time together before tying the knot. As your wedding day nears, it’s important to keep organized and be sure that everything is ready to go for your big day. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Mail invitations Purchase gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents Purchase guest favors and gift bags Book photo-booth rental Complete any DIY projects Write your vows Select readings Give song selections to band or DJ Purchase all small items - cake topper, guest book, signs Assemble gift bags Send wedding day timeline to vendors Pay all vendors Have a final venue walk through Put cash in tip envelopes Go to dress fitting Break in your wedding shoes Check in with anyone who has not responded to RSVP Give final head count to vendors and venue Get a marriage license Submit wedding announcement to local paper Make a seating chart Order paper goods such as escort and place cards Check in with all vendors Get a massage Have a professional clean the rings Manicure / Pedicure Pack your honeymoon bags Confirm travel arrangements Attend rehearsal dinner Practice your vows Write spouse a note Get married

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UNPLUG GED By Katherine Whitehead

In the age of digital media, people are bombarded by technology. With the release of the smartphone over a decade ago, more and more people are taking to their mobile devices to share some of the most intimate moments of their lives, including their wedding day. From snapping, posting and sharing to streaming the ceremony live on social media, tying the knot has taken on another digital dimension through the popularity of Facebook and apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. When it comes to making the decision to take your own vows online, we have compiled a list of the pros and cons of having a technology-free wedding day.

Pros of Unplugging LIVE IN THE MOMENT One of the best parts about having an unplugged wedding is that, without technology, your wedding day will be distraction free. Because guests won’t be constantly checking their phones, they will be more present in the moment and won’t be posting photos that you don’t want to be shared on social media. LEAVE PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE PROFESSIONALS While we all know that anyone can be a self-proclaimed wedding photographer on their smartphones and cameras, having an unplugged wedding allows the real photographers to get the shots that really matter without the fear of others getting in the way. NOBODY IS LEFT OUT We all know the feeling of FOMO: the feeling that you may be missing out on something that could have been really fun. When your guests are asked to refrain from posting photos of your wedding online, you won’t have to worry that those who you did not invite or were unable to attend the wedding will be feeling left out.

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Pros of Plugging In MORE OPPORTUNITIES If you’re an avid social media user, you may be bummed out that you’re missing several opportunities for some amazing shots. Some of the best photos are taken from our besties while they’re cheering us on from the pews. With the use of technology, you will have a chance to see all of those fun pictures and videos taken by your friends and family. CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEDDING DAY Having the use of social media allows you to completely customize your big day online. Try using a custom hashtag for your wedding guests to use in their posts, that way everyone can see the photos taken at your venue. Snapchat also allows users to buy a custom geofilter so your guests can make their experience at your ceremony and reception interactive. SHARING THE DAY WITH OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS It’s more than likely that not everyone will be able to attend your wedding. With social media you will be able to share those moments that your out of town guests were unable to see, giving them to play a small part in your big day.

SHOULD YOU HAVE AN UNPLUGGED WEDDING? THE SOCIAL VISIONARY - NO Are you an avid social media user and self proclaimed influencer? Social visionaries are known for being creative, outspoken, and get very excited about new ideas and projects. As a visionary, you are resourceful and intellectually quick with an eye for detail and the “sharing economy”. THE SOCIAL NURTURER - NO The social nurturer is warm-hearted, popular, and are avid social media users. They have a well developed sense of space and function and usually put the needs of others above their own. THE SOCIAL DOER - NO Social doers are friendly, adaptable and action-oriented. As doers, they are risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles and are interested in living in the here and now. They often partake in extreme sports and other activities that get their adrenaline pumping. THE SOCIAL ATHLETE - YES Social athletes are serious and quiet. They are usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments and are well-organized and hard working.

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SAY YES TO THE VEIL By Julie Hancock Understanding the different lengths and styles of veils is important when trying to choose the perfect veil for your special day!


A ballet veil falls somewhere between midthigh and calf length. They are a great choice for outdoor weddings, allowing the look of a long veil without it dragging in the dirt!


A chapel veil is one of the longest veils available. Ideal for formal weddings, these veils are long enough to touch the ground and are very romantic! Juan Gomez on Unsplash


The birdcage veil is ideal for vintage style weddings. These veils are about mid-nose length, often drape down over one or both eyes, and are made of a wider mesh so they can be easily seen through.

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Veil Lengths

The double tiered veil is probably what comes to mind when you think of a traditional wedding veil. These veils have two panels, with the shorter one often being draped over the brides face as she walks down the aisle.


As the name suggests, this popular veil reaches fingertip length. It’s a flattering style that works well for any type of ceremony!



Again, as the name suggests, this veil goes down to around elbow length. The elbow length veil doesn’t cover as much, making it ideal for pairing with gowns that have intricate detailing on the back.

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A cathedral veil is the ultimate statement veil! They are often 8 feet long, meaning they are even longer than the train of most wedding gowns. These are generally reserved for the most elegant and formal weddings.

A pouf veil is just that: poofy! The tulle is gathered to make a voluminous hairpiece to bring some 60’s-esque flair to your wedding look.


The Juliet Cap style is starting to make a resurgence, and we absolutely love it! A Juliet Cap can come in various lengths, but the top of

the veil has an extra piece of fabric to make a sort of cap over the crown of your head and is often embellished with lace and beading.

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Veil Styles MANTILLA VEIL Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

A Mantilla veil, also known as a Spanish lace veil, is one that features lace all around the edge of the veil. It’s the ultimate romantic veil!

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Location, Rentals, Decor, Planning, & Rehearsal Dinner · Castleton Farms, Photographer · Darian Kaia Photography, Cake · Cakes by Kay Mount, Catering · Smoke on the Mountain Catering, Bouquets · Gallery Florist and Gifts, Ceremony Florals · Melissa Timm Designs, Bridal Shop & Wedding Gown Designer · Nicole Spose, Tuxedos/Suits · J. Ferrar Suits at JCPenney, Videographer · Figure 8 Films, Professional Musicians · Foto Sisters and Lawson Bates

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Location · The Standard, Photographer · Kelsey Shea Photography, Wedding Planner · Southern Bliss Weddings, Cake · The Bee’s Knees Bakery & More, Catering · Creative Catering of Knoxville, Florist · Sassafras Flowers, Bridal Shop · Ladies of Lineage, Wedding Gown Designer · Theia Couture, Tuxedos/Suits · Men’s Wearhouse, Videographer · Cam Gregg Films, Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Sisters Vintage Rentals, & Luma Designs, Hair & Makeup · Grow Knoxville, Photo Booth · Smoky Mountain Selfies, Professional Musicians · Emerald Empire Band, Rehearsal Dinner · Calhoun’s On the River, Accommodations · Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville

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WEDDING TIMELINE { 6:30 PM wedding } 1:00 p.m.

Vendors Arrive for Setup

Pre-Ceremony Photos




Doors Open . Room Ready for Guests. Pre-Ceremony Music Starts.

Cake Cutting. Dessert Served. Toasts.



Breakdown Done Vendors Depart

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Invite Time



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Use this guide to plan out your wedding day! Adjust your starting time according to your own ceremony time.

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Katelyn Kent & Brandon Roth

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Location · Marblegate Farm, Photographer · Texture Photo, Wedding Planning & Florist · Windsor & Willow, Cake · Magpies Bakery, Catering · Bradford Catered Events, Invitations · Wallace Paper Company with Watercolor by Toni B Mealor, Bridal Shop · BHLDN, Tuxedos/Suits · Jos A. Bank, Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair · Alex York Hair, Makeup · Tori Stewart Makeup Artist, Professional Musicians · Young Hearts, Rehearsal Dinner · Dead End BBQ at Marblegate Farm

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Location · Marblegate Farm, Photographer · Waldorf Photographic Art, Wedding Planner & Florist · Windsor & Willow, Cake · Magpies Bakery, Catering · Bradford Catered Events, Bridal Shop · Loveliest Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer · Pronovias, Tuxedos/Suits · John H. Daniel, Videographer · Cam Gregg Films, DJ · Music in Motion, Professional Musicians · Special Notes Entertainment Agency, Hair · Studio Bliss, Makeup · Bangs and Blush

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By Katherine Whitehead

Let’s all admit it - we’ve all day dreamed of how amazing our honeymoon will be someday. The sun, the sand, that crystal blue water and quality time with our hubbies is enough to get every bride excited. From long sunny days with margaritas, polar bear kisses in the snow, or couples massages in the spa, your post-wedding vacay is meant for rest, relaxation and a chance to check out from the real world. Because planning for your big day is an adventure on its own, many brides end up saving the honeymoon prep for last. When deciding what to bring on your honeymoon, it’s easy to become over prepared. We’re often tempted to bring way more than what is necessary and often end up with heavy suitcases full of things we don’t need. Whether you’re soaking up the sun’s rays on a tropical island in paradise or hitting the cold slopes of Aspen, we’ve compiled a list of the ultimate honeymoon must-haves for every destination.

HONEYMOON BASICS · Carry-on · Passport, IDs · Reading material for the flights and during downtime · Laptop, camera, chargers · Toiletries · Pajamas · Lingerie to surprise him on the first night · The perfume that you wore on your wedding day (This will bring back memories for him!) · A special outfit to wear to dinner · Workout Gear · Sunglasses · Guide Book · Language Dictionary · Comfortable clothes to fly home in

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WARM WEATHER HONEYMOON · Sunhat · Bathing suits for the beach and pool · Sunscreen · Small cooler for keeping a few bottles of water, beer, champagne, etc., for when you head out to the beach if your accommodations don’t provide something for you to use. · Speaker to take to the beach · Comfortable shoes (sandals or Chaco’s for walking)

COLD WEATHER HONEYMOON · Winter hat · Heavy coat (Patagonia makes great ones) · Thick sweaters · Jeans · Socks - Our favorite are J. Crew’s Camp Socks · Boots for hiking - L.L. Bean Boots are a classic

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Brooke Greene & Cullen LaVoi


Location · Jackson Terminal, Photographer · Kelsey Shea Photography, Wedding Planner · Nations Event Co., Catering · Sanctuary Vegan Cafe, Florist · Thistle and Lace Florals, Bridal Shop · Loveliest Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer · Anna Campbell, Attendants’ Attire · White Lace and Promises, Tuxedos/Suits · Regal Tuxedo, Videographer · Lions Creative Media, DJ & Professional Musicians · ProMotion, Rehearsal Dinner Location · A Dopo Sourdough Pizza, Rentals and Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair & Makeup · Elartistry, Accommodations · The Oliver Hotel & Real Yoga Estate’s Farmhouse

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HONEYMOON D E S T I N AT I O N S By Chelsey Gatlin

After months or years of wedding planning, you and your new spouse definitely deserve a getaway! The first trip as a married couple is a very special occasion after all. However, it can also cause a lot of stress as well, especially when you’re under a budget. Don’t worry! We’ve pulled together this list of honeymoon destinations you can travel to without breaking the bank!

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Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering 615.944.3462 www.baconandcaviar.com Nashville TN


Bangs and Blush 865.456.0006 www.bangsandblush.com Knoxville TN


Buddy’s Custom Catering 865.588.0051 www.buddysbarbq.com Knoxville TN


Healthy Lifestyle Medical Spa 865.671.3630 www.lifestylewellnessctr.com Knoxville TN


Chago’s Cantina 615.293.1769 www.chagoscantina.com Nashville TN


Siragusa Vein & Laser 615.208.9880 www.nashvilleveincenter.com Nashville TN


Copper Cellar Catering & Events 865.673.3399 www.coppercellarcatering.com Knoxville, TN


Skin Envy MD 615.727.7333 www.skinenvy-md.com Nashville TN

Downtown Dish Catering 901.779.1501 www.downtowndishcatering.com Memphis TN


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Low’s Bridal & Formal 870.734.3244 www.LowsBridal.com Brinkley AR


Cakery Bakery 865.247.4439 www.cakerybakerytn.com Knoxville TN



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All Occasion Catering 865.521.1300 www.alloccasioncatering.com Knoxville TN


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Thomas Meat & Seafood Market & Catering 901.286.0311 www.thomasmeatandseafoods.com Collierville TN


CAKE/DESSERTS Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop 615.962.8627, 615.472.8057 www.buttermilkskypie.com Murfreesboro TN/Franklin TN

Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events 90 865.599.4264 www.margaretclaireweddings.com Knoxville TN

Flower Shop 865.981.4222 www.maryvilleflowershop.com Maryville TN


LB Floral 865.313.3404 www.lbfloral.com Knoxville TN


Lisa Foster Floral Design 865.951.0660 www.lisafosterdesign.com Knoxville TN


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Ashley Ricci Photography 865.776.9607 www.ashleyricciphotography.com Asheville NC


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Linda Dancer with Honeymoons Inc 931.337.0770 www.LindaDancer.com Crossville TN

Sound Force 423.265.7018 www.soundforce.net Chattanooga TN



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REHEARSAL DINNERS Bon Ton Cafe 78, 119 901.779.1501 www.bontoncafememphis.com Memphis TN Ciao Bella 901.205.2500 www.ciaobellamemphis.com Memphis TN

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Golden Joy Photographer 865.268.3843 www.goldenjoyphoto.com Maryville TN


Golightly Studios 865.805.8702 www.golightlystudios.com Maryville TN


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All Occasions Party Rentals 865.588.1131 www.aopr.net Knoxville TN


Anderson Party Rental 865.984.7368 www.andersonpartyrental.com Alcoa TN


Luma Designs 423.265.0662 www.lumadesigns.com Chattanooga TN

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Regal Tuxedo 865.531.9998, 865.544.1515 www.regaltux.com Knoxville TN




East Tennessee Portables 865.522.9958 www.etp-llc.com Knoxville TN


Kelsey Shea Photography 865.806.8526 www.kelseysheaphoto.com Oak Ridge TN


Frosting and Firmware 850.543.4592 www.frostingandfirmware.com Knoxville TN


Texture Photo 706.590.3000 www.texturephoto.com Knoxville TN


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Waldorf Photographic Art 865.567.5755 www.waldorfphotographicart.com Knoxville TN


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VENUES Avalon Country Club 865.986.4653 www.avalongolf.com Lenoir City TN Avon Acres 901.333.2650 www.AvonAcresMemphis.com Memphis TN

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Balinese Ballroom 901.522.1144 www.BalineseBallroom.com Memphis TN Bearden Banquet Hall 865.588.0051 www.buddysbarbq.com/banquet-hall Knoxville TN Blackthorn Club 423.913.3164 www.blackthornclub.com Jonesborough TN Calhoun’s Banquets 865.673.3399 www.coppercellarcatering.com Knoxville TN Calhoun’s Oak Ridge Event Center 865.685.0850 www.coppercellarcatering.com Oak Ridge, TN

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Castleton Farms 865.376.9040 www.castletonfarms.com Loudon TN

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Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar 865.851.9088 chesapeakes.com Knoxville TN

13, 78

Cooper’s Cove 865.448.3960 www.cooperscoveevents.com Townsend TN Copper Cellar Catering & Events in Gatlinburg 865.436.6004 www.coppercellarcatering.com Gatlinburg TN

Grace Meadows Farm 423.794.0246 www.gracemeadowsfarmtn.com Jonesborough TN

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Hilton Franklin Cool Springs 79, 132 615.771.1995 www.franklincoolsprings.hilton.com Franklin TN

The Guesthouse at Graceland 901.473.6025 www.guesthousegraceland.com Memphis TN

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Hiwassee River Weddings 423.836.6681 www.hiwasseeriverweddings.com Delano TN

The Manor at Mount Carmel 731.676.3697 www.mountcarmelmanor.com Covington TN


Horton Events 80, 104 615.800.4298 horton.events Nashville TN Jackson Terminal 865.521.1300 www.alloccasioncatering.com/ venues/the-jackson-terminal Knoxville TN


Junior League of Memphis 901.452.2151 www.jlmemphis.org Memphis TN


Knoxville Convention Center 865.522.5669 www.kccsmg.com Knoxville TN


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Margaritaville Island Hotel 844.686.7476 www.margaritavilleislandhotel.com Pigeon Forge TN Meadhaven 865.567.9388 www.Meadhaven.com Louisville TN



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Hard Rock Café Nashville 79, 120 615.742.9900 www.HardRock.com/Nashville Nashville TN

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The Cadre Building 901.799.1501 www.cadrebuilding.com Memphis TN

Knoxville Museum of Art 865.934.2048 www.knoxart.com Knoxville TN

Embassy Suites Nashville Airport 70, 79 615.522.5440 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bnanaes-embassy-suites-nashville-airport/ Nashville TN General Morgan Inn 423.787.7510 www.generalmorganinn.com Greeneville TN

Hillwood at Davies Manor 79, 101 901.386.0715 www.DaviesManorPlantation.org Bartlett TN

The Reserve at Bluebird Hill www.reserveatbluebirdhill.com Lenoir City TN

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The Showroom at Five Points 865.851.9088 www.showroomat5points.com Maryville TN The Venue at Lenoir City 865.986.8340 www.venuelc.com Lenoir City TN Tunica RiverPark 866.517.4837 www.tunicariverpark.com Robinsonville TN

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Vanderbilt University 82, 105 615.343.0371 www.vanderbilt.edu/meetatvanderbilt Nashville TN Whitestone Weddings 865.376.0113 www.whitestoneinn.com/weddings Kingston TN WindRiver 865.988.1864 www.WeddingsAtWindRiver.com Lenoir City TN




MeadowView Marriott Resort 38, 80 423.578.6600 www.MeadowViewResortWeddings.com Kingsport TN Morton Museum of Collierville History 901.457.2650 www.colliervillemuseum.org Collierville TN

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7 Yellow Cinematics 423.506.7854 www.7yellowcinematics.com Athens TN


WEDDING PLANNERS Margaret Claire’s Weddings & Events 865.599.4264 www.margaretclaireweddings.com Knoxville TN



Smith Event Centers 865.980.8989 www.smitheventcenters.com Maryville TN

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Southern Elegance Events, LLC 662.469.6191 www.southernelegancellc.com Southhaven MS

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The Pink Bride® Wedding Shows 57, 143 865.531.3941 www.thepinkbride.com Chattanooga TN Knoxville TN Memphis TN Nashville TN Tri-Cities TN Birmingham AL

Cadre Building 139, 147 901.799.1501 www.cadrebuilding.com Memphis TN Calhoun’s Banquets 12, 135 865.673.3399 www.coppercellarcatering.com Knoxville TN Calhoun’s Oak Ridge Event Center 12, 135 865.685.0850 www.coppercellarcatering.com Oak Ridge, TN 865.436.6004 Castleton Farms 77, 135 865.376.9040 www.castletonfarms.com Loudon TN Chesapeake’s 12, 136 Seafood and Raw Bar 865.851.9088 chesapeakes.com Knoxville TN Cooper’s Cove 865.448.3960 www.cooperscoveevents.com Townsend TN Country Manor Acres 865.448.9652 www.countrymanoracres.com Townsend TN


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Copper Cellar Catering & Events 12, 136 in Gatlinburg 865.436.6004 www.coppercellarcatering.com Gatlinburg TN Double Tree by Hilton / 126, 136 Johnson City 423.929.2000 www.johnsoncity.doubletree.com Johnson City TN Events at East 96 136, 148 615.412.9901 www.throughthegrapevine.net Lascassas TN General Morgan Inn 58, 137 423.787.1000 www.generalmorganinn.com Greeneville TN


865.521.1300 www.alloccasioncatering.com/venues/ the-jackson-terminal Knoxville TN

www.venuelc.com Lenoir City TN


Knoxville Convention Center 865.522.5669 www.kccsmg.com Knoxville TN


Knoxville Museum of Art 71, 137 865.934.2048 www.knoxart.com Knoxville TN Margaritaville Island Hotel 844.686.7476 www.margaritavilleislandhotel.com Pigeon Forge TN


Meadhaven 865.567.9388 www.Meadhaven.com Louisville TN


Jan. 5, 2020 Knoxville MeadowView Marriott Resort 53, 138 423.578.6619 www.marriott.com/tricc Kingsport TN

Jan. 12, 2020 Nashville

Memphis Zoo 75, 138 901.333.6571 www.MemphisZoo.org Memphis TN

Jan. 19, 2020 Birmingham

Morton Museum 132, 138 901.457.2650 www.colliervillemuseum.org Collierville TN Smith Event Centers 42, 138 865.281.1468 www.smitheventcenters.com Maryville TN

Jan. 19, 2020 Memphis

Sugar Hollow Retreat 833.869.6011 www.sugarhollowretreat.com Butler TN


Jan. 26, 2020 Tellico Village Chattanooga Yacht Club 8, 139 865.458.4363 www.tellicovillageyachtclub.com Loudon TN

Feb. 9, 2020 Tri-Cities

The Barn at Mayo Farm 615.543.6805 www.thebarnatmayofarm.com Madison TN


Vanderbilt University 113, 140 615.343.0371 www.vanderbilt.edu/meetatvanderbilt Nashville TN Whitestone Inn LLC 865.376.0113 www.whitestoneinn.com Kingston TN


WindRiver 865.988.1864 www.windriverliving.com Lenoir City TN


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 38, 140 865.633.9000 www.WBHOF.com Knoxville TN

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7 Yellow Cinematics 423.506.7854 www.7yellowcinematics.com Athens TN

Jul. 26, 2020 WEDDING PLANNERS Knoxville

Margaret Claire’s Wedding & Events 10 865.599.4264 www.margaretclaireweddings.com Knoxville TN

Aug. 2, 2020 WEDDING SHOWS Nashville

The Pink Bride® Wedding Shows 65, 80 865.531.3941 www.thepinkbride.com Chattanooga TN Knoxville TN Memphis TN Nashville TN Tri-Cities TN Birmingham AL

Aug. 16, 2020 Birmingham Aug. 16, 2020 Memphis

Sept. 27, 2020 Tri-Cities

Grace Meadows Farm 55, 137 423.794.0246 www.gracemeadowsfarmtn.com Jonesborough TN

For more information or to buy tickets The Everlasting Pond 139 615.406.1333 call 865.531.3941 or visit ThePinkBride.com www.theeverlastingpond.com Watertown TN

Hale Springs Inn 423.272.5171 www.halespringsinn.com Rogersville TN


The Guesthouse at Graceland 83, 139 901.473.6025 www.guesthousegraceland.com Memphis TN

Hard Rock Café Nashville 132, 137 615.742.9900 www.HardRock.com/Nashville Nashville TN

The Lily Barn 17, 139 865.448.8697 www.lilybarn.com Townsend TN

Hillwood at Davies Manor 109, 137 901.386.0715 www.DaviesManorPlantation.org Bartlett TN

The Reserve at Bluebird Hill 12, 140 www.reserveatbluebirdhill.com Lenoir City TN

Horton Events 88, 137 615.800.4298 www.horton.events Nashville TN Jackson Terminal


The Showroom at Five Points 12, 140 865.851.9088 www.showroomat5points.com Maryville TN The Venue at Lenoir City 102, 140 865.986.8340


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Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Winter 2020  

A Tennessee weddings resource filled with inspiration and ideas for your upcoming weddings.

Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Winter 2020  

A Tennessee weddings resource filled with inspiration and ideas for your upcoming weddings.