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Publisher’s Letter

​Sales Kara Lovett Director of Sales/Knoxville Account Executive

I am delighted and so proud to present to you the second issue of Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride®! Like our inaugural issue, we pored over every detail and page of this magazine to present you with the best information to make your wedding planning a little easier and quite a bit of fun too! I hope each page of this new issue brings inspiration and provides introduction to the wonderful wedding professionals in this industry. This special time should be full of happy, stress-free memories. This issue is filled 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. The next chapter of your love story is about to begin – how exciting! Round out your local planning timeline 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. So much excitement just for you! Find the next show nearest you - listed on page 54. 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.

Christine Scott Chattanooga Account Executive

Cheers to a stunning 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 115

Pop, Fizz, Clink


Venue Victory


A Look Inside The Simple Place Setting

10 Tips for Creating Your Wedding Website


Trending: Creating the Perfect Engagement Photos Uniquely for You


Evening Wedding Timeline


The Art of Spending


The Latest and Greatest Places to Register


Happily Hitched


A Groom’s Opinion


Spending on a Budget


What Is Best for Your Groom: a Suit or a Tuxedo?


Invitation & Save-the-Date Tips


Find Your Look


The Guest List: To Invite or Not to Invite


What Not to DIY for Your Wedding


How to Write a Gracious Thank You Note


Feel Your Best in the Dress


6 Classic Wedding Traditions to Never Forget


Wedding Day Hair Dos & Don’ts


Becoming a Mrs.


Floral Checklist


Sweet Treats


Lush & Lovely


Get Your Skin to Glow for Your Big Day


6 Tips for Planning the Perfect Elopement


Expert Advice


Checklist For Your Honeymoon


You’re Engaged Now What?


Roles & Responsibilities of the Bridal Party


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Real Weddings 20

Macy Garland & Greg Cox


Stephanie Elmore & Taylor Hudson


Susan Bolton & William Clever


Kendall Calkins & Joe Getley


Brittany McGavic & Adam Clanton


Jessica Siegel & Jeremy Dial


Mary Chamberlin & David Byrd


Lissa Lowe & Bud Hart


Niyomi Gandhi & Sarav Patel


Nikki Smith & Jordan Cates


Brittany Tenbarge & Kyle McCafferty


Shannon Edmunds & Lucas Smith


Jane Romano & John Valliant


Ericka So & Michael Wang


Shannon Reed & Brandon Graham


Kristen Lambert & Ben Lee


Stephanie Burry & Geoffrey Fries


Katie Weir & Josh Gracin


Haley Hatmaker & Alex Fletcher


Blaire Hall & Kyle Mitchell


Azlinn Alder & Jarrod Edwards


Tricia Edwards & Mark Faulkner


Stefani Whalen & Ken Hulsey


Rachel Sernitsky & Kevin Gilbride


Macy Fain & Ryan Galyon


Courtney McDuffie & Benton Green


52 Tara Kneiser Photography

Engagements AnDe Ragsdale & Taylor Hale


248 Features

Kelsey Prater Photography



A Note From the Publisher


Cover Wedding


Your Guide to Tennessee Venues


The ABC’s of Wedding Venues


Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist


2019 Honeymoon Destinations


Pink Pro Wedding Directory

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YOU’RE ENGAGED Now What? By Katherine Whitehead

Congratulations, you’re engaged! The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally happened - you’ve got the ring, the man, and the promise of a lifetime. While you take some time to enjoy those post-engagement feels, it’s time to get to work because, believe it or not, these next few weeks and months following the proposal are going to fly by. Now that you’re on your way to the altar, you may not know where to begin. There’s no set strategy to follow when planning a wedding, however, we’ve created the ultimate checklist of the first steps and must-do’s to begin your big adventure. TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

The last place your family should hear about your engagement is on social media. Make sure you give your parents a call to tell them the good news. Chances are they already knew it was coming and have been waiting on you to let them know. When it comes to your best friends, snapping a ring selfie with your fiance is one of the most fun ways to do it, and it’ll add for a great surprise in their feed!


Being engaged is totally worth toasting! Grab the people closest to you and head out for a celebratory evening of food and drinks. If you’re not up for a group night, head out with your man for a romantic date night to revel in your upcoming nuptials.


Getting your ring insured may not be the most exciting thing on your list, but trust us – it’s totally worth it and will come in handy should anything happen to your ring. Whether your rings are $500 or $5,000, an insurance policy can make sure that you can replace it later without worry, plus - they are usually inexpensive too!


It’s never too early to start thinking about where you want to get married. Whether it’s in a church, a country club, barn or on a tropical island - you’ll want to get a head start on venue selection so you can book your ideal date.


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Picking a wedding date may not be as simple as you realize. On top of deciding on a date that works best for both you and your spouse’s families, it’s also important to take

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into account what dates are available at your venue. If you’re planning on getting hitched during a popular time of the year, you’ll want to book your date far in advance.


It’s important to be on the same page about what kind of wedding you and your spouse are expecting. Are you going big or keeping it small and intimate? How many people are you planning on attending? If your family is taking care of the costs, try consulting them as to what they think is best.


As much as we don’t like to talk about it, budgeting counts when it comes to tying the knot! Discuss with your family and spouse how much you are going to set aside for your vows and come up with a plan to prepare for how you will save money as your wedding date approaches. If you’re unsure of where to start try speaking with a financial advisor who can help you figure out all of the details.


One of the most important things you can do when it comes to wedding planning is attend a bridal show. These events will help you find inspiration for your big day. Instead of reading about vendors online, you’ll be able to meet them in person and even get to see and sample some of their work. If you like a vendor, you can book a meeting with them, or if you feel ready, book them for your wedding at the show!


Building a website can be one of the details that will make your wedding preparation go smoother. Look into costs and what platform you want to use before commiting. Once you’ve decided you can add any details you would like your visitors to know - including a count down to the wedding and directions.


Getting a wedding specific email may seem like a small detail, but it can ultimately make a big difference! Wedding emails will help keep your planning more organized, and allow greater accessibility when it comes to accessing important messages, documents and other details of your big day.


Getting married is one of the biggest milestones of your life, and since you’re going to be living together as a couple, you’ll want to think about what items you’ll need in the future. Sign up for a registry at some of your favorite places and have fun with your spouse adding things for your home. This will be a great way for your attendees to know what you want and need for gifts.


Before you start asking your friends the big question, you’ll want to make a list of who you want included in your bridal party. How many bridesmaids do you want? Will you have a maid of honor? Don’t forget your spouse too! Will he want groomsmen and a best man?

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Macy Garland � Greg Cox

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“Simple... Elegant... was our goal. Greg kept it casual by skipping the tie and sporting some formal sneakers! I fell in love with the Alexandra Grecco gown for the simplicity. We wanted our guests to be comfortable as if they were at their own home.”




Location • Private Home, Wedding Cake • Sugarees Bakery, Catering • Main Street Catering, Photographer • Madeline Trent Photography, Florist • Aunt Willie’s Wildflowers, Invitations • Minted, Wedding Gown Designer • Alexandra Grecco, Tuxedos/ Suits • Porter Wilson, Rentals and Decor • The Little Prop Shop, Make-up Artist • Patti Peters Makeup Artist, Lighting, lanterns and landscape • River Gardens, Wedding Bands • Gregory Isbell Jewelers

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Bridal Party

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Use these lists to create the perfect responsibilities outline for your wedding!



Before the Wedding Day

Before the Wedding Day

Plan the ceremony and reception Chooses her gown Chooses attire for bridesmaids and flower girl Help groom with attire selection Send out wedding invitations Set up seating plan with groom Pick out gifts for groom, bridesmaids and parents Get wedding license

On the Day

Exchange vows Sign wedding documents Cut the cake First Dance with groom Throw the bouquet Image by Sara Grace Photography

Pay marriage fees and get wedding license Plan the ceremony and reception Chooses his attire Chooses attire for groomsmen Send out wedding invitations Set up seating plan with bride Pick out gifts for bride, groomsmen and parents Book transportation Arranges first hotel night as couple Books/ plans honeymoon with bride Prepares a speech

On the Day

Exchange vows Sign wedding documents Cut the cake First Dance with bride Throws the garter Gives and speech and toast at the reception Image by Daisy Moffatt Photography

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MAID OF HONOR Before the Wedding Day

Helps bride choose her dress Helps pick out bridesmaid dresses Pays for her dress Assists with any planning, DIY projects or organizing Hosts a shower Hosts a bachelorette party Attends showers Helps organize gifts and keep records of gifts at showers Attends Rehearsal Dinner

On The Day

Gets ready with the bride Keep Bride on wedding day itinerary Organizes the bridesmaids Helps dress the bride Helps bride with last minute details Fixes brides makeup, dress and veil Holds bride’s bouquet and groom’s ring during ceremony Image by Magnolia & Ember

BEST MAN Before the Wedding Day

Offers the groom assistance Rents / buys his clothes Writes his best man speech Hosts a Bachelor Party Attends the rehearsal Attends showers Orchestrates Toasts at rehearsal party

On the Day

Makes sure a change of clothes are at the venue for the groom Keep groom on schedule so he’s on time for the wedding Organizes the groomsmen Holds the bride’s ring during the ceremony Pays Officiant on the couples behalf Gives a speech and toast Image by Kaitlyn Stoddard Photography

MOTHER of the BRIDE Before the Wedding Day

Helps plan the reception Helps with guest list Helps choose bridal gown Chooses an outfit for herself Help your daughter whenever possible in planning this important day Attends the rehearsal Spread the word about the bridal registries

On the Day

Helps dress the bride Hostess at the wedding and reception - make sure all guests are comfortable Image by Details Nashville

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FATHER of the BRIDE Before the Wedding Day Helps pay for wedding Prepares a speech Rents / buys his clothing Attends the rehearsal

On the Day

Walks daughter to the ceremony and down the aisle Gives bride away to groom Dances with the Bride Host along with Mother of the Bride at the reception Gives first speech and proposes a toast Last to leave and makes sure everyone is paid! Image by Waldorf Photographic Art

GROOMSMEN Before the wedding Day

Rents / buys his clothing Attends the rehearsal Participate in all pre-wedding parties

On the Day

Arrive dressed (or to dress) at ceremony site according to bride’s wedding day schedule Seat guest as they arrive at the ceremony Helps the groom Escorts bridesmaids Gets the party started on the dance floor! Image by Brown Lab Photography

BRIDESMAIDS Before the Wedding Day

Help pick gowns Buys gown and accessories Attends the rehearsal Participate in all pre-wedding parties

On the Day

Gets ready with the bride Arrive at dressing location according to time chosen by bride Helps the bride with any last minute details Participate during the processional Gets the party started on the dance floor! Image by Details Nashville

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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!


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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1:00 p.m.

Vendors Arrive for Setup

Pre-Ceremony Photos




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

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Cake Cutting. Dessert Served. Toasts.



Breakdown Done Vendors Depart

Ceremony Ends. Guests Move to Cocktail Hour.




Invite Time



Guests Move to Dinner

Couple Arrives



Ceremony Starts

Time to get ready! Hair & Makeup

12:45 a.m.

End Time Guests Leave

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

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THE ART of SPENDING By Chelsey Gatlin One of the hardest parts of wedding planning is figuring out what is absolutely necessary and what is just nice to have. We totally get it — that’s us every single time we shop at Target, too! We’ve narrowed down our top tips on what to absolutely splurge on and what not to splurge hopefully helping ease the decision process!



I would recommend only splurging on what is at utmost importance to you and your spouse-to-be whether that’s your venue, photographer, or simply great food. Start by making a list of your 3 must-have wedding items, and have your S.O. do the same! Compare the lists, and talk about why it’s important for you to have and how comfortable you are spending more money on it. We all like to save money here and there, so be reasonable on your max limit. Don’t forget to also be open to hearing your partner out on their choices — even if it’s an awful 80’s rock cover band!

When it’s the most important day of your life, everything seems worth it. It’s hard to cut something out of that ideal day that you’ve been imagining in your head for so long. However, the day is about one thing: you and your partner. The extras, while they’re beautiful and fun, often end up costing more than planned and sometimes aren’t even used. Consider saving on things that might only be used for a small segment of your wedding like your programs, customized cocktail napkins for happy hour, or even your guest favors. Cutting out smaller items here and there can help you save in the long run and use that cash for other things that you really care about! Oftentimes your guests won’t even notice they weren’t there!

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“A unique tradition that Taylor and I incorporated in our ceremony was a family blessing. We strongly believed our wedding was also a celebration of family. It symbolized the blending of two families, separate up to our wedding day, but united from this day forward -- blending different traditions and strengthening the family tree.” 41 ·

Happily Hitched


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WEDDING 101 Let’s get real - we all want that fairytale wedding. For most of us that means celebrating our love with those closest to us and kissing our sweetheart at the altar. Although the image may seem picture-perfect, the process can oftentimes get overwhelming. Whether your big day is weeks, months, or a year away, it’s important to keep in mind what things can make or break your big day. Here are ten things to keep your race to the finish line smooth and stress-free.

PROVIDE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION When it comes to your wedding invitations, it’s important to be as detailed as possible. While you may be soaking up your wedding day bliss, guests can get left in the background. There’s nothing worse than having your guests arrive too early or late because they couldn’t find the location of your big day. Even worse is to have them standing around waiting for the ceremony and reception to start. Try to provide a detailed itinerary of how the day will go so you don’t leave your friends and family out of the loop. This will help make your big day easy to navigate for local and out-of-town guests!

BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR ATTENDEE NUMBER We’ve all heard the stats that 10 percent of people you invite to your wedding won’t be able to come - and up to 20 percent for a destination wedding. While those numbers seem likely, there’s no certainty that it will be the case for your big day. Many of us will be tempted to over invite and may end up with either too many or too little guests. Try to keep your guest list within the venue capacity and be sure to check in with guests as the date approaches to get an estimate of what to expect.

MAKE PLANS AFTER SETTING A BUDGET It may not be romantic to think about, but setting a budget is one of the most vital parts of wedding preparation. Some couples make the mistake of booking without having the money conversation. Before you get started making plans on where and when, be sure you have a set budget with some extra wiggle room for any unexpected costs that may come down the road.

DON’T BUY YOUR DRESS FIRST Don’t make the mistake of booking a rustic barn wedding after you’ve purchased a ballgown dress. While it may be tempting to immediately purchase a dress after the engagement - it can be tricky to match your frock to the location of your big day. Make sure you have either booked or chosen a venue so you have a general idea of what to look for when you go dress shopping.

DO A HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL One of the best ways to save some time on your wedding day is to book a hair and makeup trial with the person who is going to do it the day of, or at a salon that has experience in the bridal world. This will help nail down what you do and don’t like so you don’t end up feeling indecisive about your day of look.

MAKE A RAIN PLAN If you’re planning on having an outdoor wedding, it is vital to have a rain plan. Even if the forecast looks bright, you can never be certain about what may happen the day of. Talk to your venue about what options there are should unexpected weather occur, and if there can be a backup if things get too washed out.

HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER Don’t let one of your budget regrets be not hiring a videographer. When it comes to nixing the unnecessaries this often gets taken off the list. It may not seem necessary to book someone to film your wedding, but we guarantee that it will be worth it in the end. Videographers can capture your big day in intimate detail, and even get a few things you didn’t even know happened on camera. Maybe it’s your grandparents reaction to seeing you walk down the aisle, or maybe it’s your spouse as he waits for you to walk into the ceremony. Having your day filmed is a great way to ensure your memories are captured forever and not on your friend’s cell phones.

TIME YOUR VOWS Try to schedule your vows around what time is good for photos. This usually means late in the evening during nature’s ‘golden hour’ just before the sun sets. Spending time with your photographer planning what time of day will make for the best shots and create a photo timeline so you know when to pause to get those photos your friends will be falling head over heels for.

STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE It’s common for couples to be set on a specific or set of traditions for their wedding. While that does work for some people, don’t be afraid to try something new and different. Personalizing your wedding day tradition doesn’t mean you gave to make major changes either. If you’re getting married in the same location as your parents or are dancing to that song that’s been passed down for generations, try adding your own twist on it to make it your own.

ASK FOR HELP Don’t forget, your wedding is your time to shine, not to feel overwhelmed with responsibilities. If things are getting too crazy ask your family and friends for help. Working with a wedding planner is a great way to take off some of the extra baggage, while still being able to have a say into what is going to make your day special.

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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 pieceby-piece.



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.

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!



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.

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.

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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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Susan Bolton � William Clever




Ceremony Location • Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Reception Location • Carnegie Hotel, Photographer • Texture Photo, Wedding Planning Company • Kelly Thompson, Wedding Cake • Cakebuds, Catering • Carnegie Hotel, Florist • LB Floral, Invitations • Elegant Wedding Invites, Bridal Shop • The Lily Rose, Wedding Gown Designer • Pronovias, Attendants’ Attire • Classic Bride and Formals / Sorella Vita, Tuxedos/Suits • Jos A Banks, Videography • Chris Ball, DJ • Stacie Randy Weddings, Professional Musicans • Jason and Tyla Boyd, Photo Booth • Life Expressions Photography, Rehearsal Dinner • Highlands Ridge Clubhouse, Rehearsal Dinner • Catering Sugar and Spice Catering, Rentals and Decor • White Table and Celebrate Rentals, Hair & MakeUp • Hairbenders Salon, Accommodations • Carnegie Hotel

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Kendall Calkins � Joseph Getley




Ceremony & Reception Location · WindRiver, Photographer · Tara Kneiser Photography, Cake · Publix, Catering · Citico’s Restaurant at WindRiver, Flowers · Melissa Timm Designs, Rentals & Decor · All Occasion Party Rentals, Hair & Makeup · Bangs and Blush, Invitations · The Happy Envelope, Bridal Gown · Lillian Ruth Bride, Gown Designer · Kenneth Winston, Attendants’ Attire · Vera Wang from David’s Bridal, Groom & Groomsmen Attire · Regal Tuxedo, Videographer · David Lewis, DJ · Special Notes, Rehearsal Dinner · Crú Bistro

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Invitation & Save-the-Date Tips SHOULD YOU ORDER


Is your wedding around a holiday?


Do you have several out-of-town guests?

Your guest list per family/ couple

Do you have the cutest engagement pictures and want to share them?

+ 25 extra = perfect amount

This will help avoid pricey reprints or rush orders

6-8 months before wedding

Order Invites:


the Big Day! Send Wedding Announcement

Day after the wedding

ADDRESSING YOUR ENVELOPES Spell out all words in an address on your envelope

Street St. Post Office Box P.O. Box Apartment Apt.

INVITATION WORDING Write out dates and times Capitalize the first word of the year Do not abbreviate any words except Mr., Mrs., Jr., and Dr.

Send Save-the-Dates

(spell out city and state names as well)


3-8 months before weddings

Do not capitalize each line unless it is a proper noun. (exception- capitalize all text)

No periods at the end of each line

Send Invitations: 4-8 weeks before wedding

Honour with a U is traditionally used for church weddings only


Bring a completed invitation to the post office to have it weighed. Many require postage for at least two ounces, which exceeds the cost of a first class stamp. Also...have a reply card and its envelope weighed as well to ensure that you don’t go over or underpay for that postage. Square or over-sized envelopes require extra postage, as well as invitations with multiple pieces. Always mail an invitation to yourself, it’s exciting to receive!! Take invitations to the post office and ask to have the envelopes hand stamped, so the ink is not smeared.

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THE GUEST LIST TO INVITE OR NOT TO INVITE Have you talked to this person in the last 12 months?

NO Is this person a familiy member or friend?


Would your parents prefer that you invite this person?

YES! Is this person a familiy member or friend? Did you at some point

NO have a close relationship? FAMILY MEMBER


Can you imagine your wedding day without this person?

Do you spend time with them outside of work?

YES Do your parents like this person?



NO Would they invite you to their wedding?

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EXTENDED Would not inviting them cause conflict?













Will they make your


NO wedding more fun?

Have they invited you to weddings or important life events in their family?






Is this someone you look up to or did in the past? (coach, teacher, role model)







Do you & your fiancé

NO enjoy their company?


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Brittany McGavic � Adam Clanton




Location • The Cedars at Carr Farm, Photographer • Candice Jones Photography, Wedding Cake • S & L Cakes and Catering, Catering • Nicoletta’s Catering, Florist • Flowers By Rhonda & Import Flowers, Invitations • Minted, Bridal Shop • The White Room, Wedding Gown Designer • Pronovias Barcelona, Attendants’ Attire • David’s Bridal, Tuxedos/Suits • Men’s Wearhouse,Videography • Tanner Larson Media, DJ & Photo Booth Rental • We Bring the Party Events, Rehearsal Dinner • Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Catered at The Cedars at Carr Farm, Hair & Make-Up • Salon Azure, Appetizer Bar • Chip + Co. Handmade, Wedding Dress Alterations • Kath’y Elegant Alterations, Wedding Memories • Flowers Forever Inc.

How to Write a

GRACIOUS THANK YOU NOTE By Katherine Whitehead

In the age of technology, many of us underestimate the power of a handwritten letter. Though it may be easier to send a text or even say it in person, pulling out that old pen and stationary is one of the most thoughtful ways to show someone you care. It may seem a little daunting to perfect that penmanship again, but trust us, when you follow these tips, your wedding guests will be falling head over heels with your graciousness!


Use Stationery: Now is not the time to use the leftover notebook paper from your college days. You don’t have to splurge on expensive stationery from a paper store, but you should definitely try to choose embossed cards with matching envelopes. Handwrite: A handwritten thank you is the best way to go when it comes to the look of your notes. Taking the time to carefully write a letter goes much further than a printed document ever could because it shows that it is more sincere and thoughtful. Personalize: When writing the notes be sure to personalize it for each receiver. The last thing you want to do is send a “fill in the blank” message to everyone and have it come back to you later. Think of the way you would talk to the family member or friend in person,

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and make it feel conversational to them, letting your own personality shine through. Additionally, instead of saying “thank you for x gift”, let them know how you plan on using the item. For example, if a friend gives you a cooking set, say something like, “My husband and I loved the cookware. We can’t wait to use it for the family dinner next week!” Send it: A general rule of thumb is to try to mail your thank you notes within three months. However, remember that getting them done is the most important thing, so if you’re already past the three month mark, don’t worry! It’s always better to send them than not. It’s best to adhere to the “One Year Rule”. This means that if the event happened within the year, it’s still okay to send a letter of thanks.


Ramble: Yes, you may be excited to officially be married and you may have had an amazing honeymoon that you want to tell the world about, but don’t go on and on about it in the note. It’s usually best to keep thank you notes brief. If you want to discuss with that person further, save it for a phone call or in person. Refer to Money: If someone gifted money, it’s important to never acknowledge the specific amount in the note. Although you may be raving about their generosity, they don’t want to be called out for the dollars they spent for you. Thank you notes relating to monetary gifts are best kept general and straight to the point. It is okay, however, to acknowledge the gift and mention that you plan on putting it to good use - without going into specifics.

Assume: It can be easy to think that an in-person thank you is enough. Even if you did say thank you to people at your reception, sending a thank you note is the least you can do for people who came out to your wedding and were kind enough to provide a gift. It is important to remember as well that even if someone came and did not give anything they should still receive a note for their time spent attending your wedding. Become Overwhelmed: We get it – writing thank you notes can be a lengthy process, especially if you have a large amount of guests on your big day. If you feel like it’s becoming too much, step back, relax and breathe. Ask your spouse to join in so it can be something you can do together as a couple, because let’s not forget - the gift was for both of you! the bride doesn’t have to be the only one that sends thank you’s!


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Mind MEDITATE One of the best ways to improve your state of mind and boost your mood is to practice daily meditation. Whether it’s three minutes or thirty minutes, meditation is not only relaxing, but it also improves memory function, attention, immune system functions, improves sleep and helps your creative side too. PRACTICE YOGA Yoga is a great practice to add to your daily routine because it works wonders for your overall health and wellbeing. It helps you build strength, improve coordination and flexibility while calming your mind and reducing interior and exterior stress. The best part is, you can sign up for a yoga class or try at home. GET OUTDOORS Preparing for a wedding doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors! Try going outside daily for some fresh air and a brisk walk. If you’d

rather have company, arrange a meeting with your wedding planner or one or two from your bridal party at a nearby park or hiking trail. Being outside will definitely get your creative juices flowing and may even provide inspiration for your wedding day style. DETOX Try a week long detox from something that is no longer serving you. This could mean staying away from sugars and starches, taking a break from your phone, or spending some time alone to rest and recover. SPEAK TO SOMEONE A great way to help cleanse your mind is to talk to someone about what you’re going through. Wedding planning may seem like a huge task, but you are not alone! Have an open conversation about how you feel with close friends, family or a therapist.

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Spirit FUEL YOUR PASSION Planning for a wedding can be a very daunting and overwhelming task, and can leave many brides forgetting to take care of themselves. Try to set aside time everyday to do what makes you happy. Don’t forget how great it feels to do what you love. Maybe that means writing, traveling, swimming or even rock climbing. Feel your ambition and let it drive you.

Body EXERCISE Try to get at least 15 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Set a time for yourself to go on a walk or hit the gym a few times a week. If you live close to work try riding your bike to get there. Exercise is important for a healthy heart, stamina and will make you feel good, too! PLAN YOUR MEALS Plan your meals ahead of time so you don’t get caught having to decide on the spot what you’re going to eat. This could lead to making unhealthy choices or getting caught in a drive-thru. When you know what you’re going to eat, you can be sure to include healthy items so you won’t give into cravings. EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Add more plant-based foods and fruits to your meals to help prevent disease. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, which protect against things such as heart disease and cancer. A general

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rule of thumb is between 1-1/2 cups of fruit and between 2 to 2 1/2 cups of vegetables per day. INCLUDE A PROTEIN Don’t forget to eat your protein! It can increase muscle mass and strength, and also helps keep your bones strong while reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Protein also helps reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease. One of the coolest things about protein is that it comes in many different forms, from meat and beans to eggs and oats. AVOID SUGAR-FILLED DRINKS In order to have a healthy body, try eliminating sugar-filled drinks from your food routine. Substituting water for soft drinks will leave you feeling much better and will give you tons of extra energy! Keep yourself hydrated by drinking and refilling your water bottle daily.

READ AND LEARN Take time to open your mind to new information, possibilities and interests. Spend a day with a new book, sign up for a non-credit course or watch an interesting film to get your mind moving. BE GRATEFUL Keep a journal that you write in each day. Either when you wake up or before bed, write about what you are grateful for, like friends, family, pets and interesting things in your life. Try keeping a special page for your partner, and trade compliments together. SLOW DOWN During this hectic time of your love story, make sure you take time to breathe. Slow down, step back and think about your surroundings. Appreciate all that is and all that is coming in your future together. LAUGH OFTEN Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself! It may seem silly, but laughter is truly the best medicine. Laugh at those quirks you and your spouse have and let yourself be happy.









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Wedding Day Hair DOS & DON’TS By Katherine Whitehead

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Is there anything more annoying than having a seriously bad hair day? Makeup faux pas can often be fixed with ease, but taming flyaway-prone, frizzy hair is a totally different story. Taking on one of the most important days of your life means you have to have the perfect hair to match, and with our tips, you’ll be falling head over heels for your perfect wedding day do!

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Do: HAVE A HAIR TRIAL Before your big day, schedule an appointment with your stylist to go over 3 to 4 potential hairstyles for your wedding day. Make sure you bring photos of styles you like and any headpieces or accents you want to add to your look. This should happen at least 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding. SPEAK UP Show your stylist photos of your wedding inspiration, the reception area and photos of your dress so they can get a good idea of what style will complement your bridal aesthetic. You’re the only one that knows what you truly want, so be sure to say something if you don’t feel like something is working or needs to be improved.

Pro Tip: Take pictures of each hairstyle from different angles. Your wedding photos will be taken from every angle (even your bad side), so doing this will give not only give you a preview of what it will look like on the big day, but will also make it easier to decide on one later!

LISTEN TO OTHERS One of the last things you want to be is a bridezilla. Even if you are sure of what style you are looking for, try to be open to suggestions from both your stylist and bridal party. Remember to be open-minded. Your stylist has likely done hundreds of weddings and if you give them the freedom to expand on your idea, you may be able to reach a place where you find a style you love. Although you may be set on an elegant chignon, your hair trial is a chance to experiment and try looks you may not have been interested in before. Let those around you suggest styles for you to try and you never know - you may be surprised!

Don’t: MAKE ANY MAJOR HAIR CHANGES One of the worst mistakes a bride can make is making a major hair change in the weeks leading up to the wedding. While it may be tempting to dye your hair red, try highlights, or get those bangs you’ve been wanting, it may not look as great as you thought it would on your big day. There’s nothing worse than walking down the aisle with a haircut you don’t like so that’s why it’s important to let any new style sit for at least 3 to 4 weeks.

HAVE UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS Results will not always be the same as you may have imagined. Because everyone has different hair length, texture and density, not everyone can look exactly the person in the photo. Get to know your hair and embrace what works best for you instead of an imagined version of how your hair should be.

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ASSUME THE LANGUAGE OF HAIR Even though you may understand what a “bun” is, the term may have multiple different meanings depending on what stylist you go to. Try to brush up on wedding hair terminology such as a top knot, dutch braid and french twist. This will save you from any added frustration on your big day.

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“One of our favorite places in Nashville is Robert’s Western World downtown, so between our ceremony and reception, our bridal party took a trolley downtown and stopped for some photos on broadway.”




Ceremony Location • The Church at Avenue South, Reception Location • Marathon Music Works, Photography • Details Nashville, Wedding Planner & Designer • Angela Proffitt, LLC, Wedding Cake • Rachel Make My Cake, Catering • Chef’s Market, Florist • LMA Designs, Invitations • Dear Addie, Bridal Shop • Hyde Park Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer • Hayley Page, Tuxedos/Suits • Haymakers & Co., Transportation • Matchless Transportation Services, Videography • Zane Karl Studios, Professional Musicans • The DMP Band, Photo Booth Rental • Details Nashville, Rehearsal Dinner • The Southern Steak & Oyster, Rentals and Decor • Rentals: Music City Tents & Events, Chairs: Marquee Event Rentals, Linens: Graceful Tables, Linens: Nuage, Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting, Drapery: Quest Events, Hair • ACP Hair Salon, Make-Up • Hair and Makeup by Natalie Garza, Accommodations • Hutton Hotel, Hot Dog Stand • Disco Dogs, Cigar Bar • Primings, Cocktail Hour Entertainment • The Gypsy Hombres, Ceremony Music • College Grove Strings, Pastor • Aaron Bryant

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Ceremony Entrance


Aisle Decor


Ceremony Altar Arrangement


Bride’s & Bridesmaids’ Bouquets


Flowers for Hair


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Corsages, Posy, or Tussie-Mussie for Mothers and Grandmothers


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Flowers Honoring Love Ones


Seating Chart and or Place Card Table


Reception Entrance


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Table Centerpieces


Bar & Drink Stations


Dessert Tables


Bathrooms and Lounges


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Mary Chamberlin � David Byrd

“Our theme for our big day was whimsical, natural, and elegant.”

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“Our first dance song was The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett. We picked this song because it is a beautiful song about love and said everything we wanted to to each other.”




Location • Smithview Pavilion, Photographer • Shutter Sprite Photography, Wedding Cake • Art of Cakes Bakery, Catering • Meatball Madness and More Food Truck, Florist • Flower Shop, Invitations • Shutterfly, Bridal Shop • Lillian Ruth Bride, Wedding Gown Designer • Kenneth Winston, Attendants’ Attire • Show Me Your Mumu, Tuxedos/Suits • Jos. A Banks, Videographer • Shane Tretheway Media, LLC, Rehearsal Dinner • Lakeside Tavern

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Spring: PEONY No floral list would be the same without peonies. Taken the wedding world by storm is this lush, beautiful flower that is oh so perfect for springtime! ANEMONE If there is one thing to say about anemones, eyecatching would be the ideal word! Wonderful hues like reds and classic whites are strikingly accented by a dark center! TULIP Tulips can be considered the mascot for springtime with their various colorful petals! The meaning behind these delicate blooms represents happiness and perfect love. How fitting for your wedding! IRIS The iris’s rich purple color is completely regal, and its unique bloom is bound to catch eyes in your bouquet!

Fall: CHRYSANTHEMUM Chrysanthemums are the perfect fall flower! Their color variety ranges from burnt oranges and golden yellows to bright pinks and lime greens, and they make excellent filler flowers for a large arrangement. DAHLIA For a standout flower in your bouquet, look no further than the Dahlia! Their intricate, beautiful blooming design is breathtaking! RANUNCULUS At first glance, these flowers may look too cute to be real! How adorable! It is ideal for a whimsical wedding theme! KING PROTEA This stunning, unique flower cannot be missed! Carrying a tropical, bohemian vibe, this large bloom looks amazing standing alone or mixed with other flowers as well!

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Winter: AMARYLLIS Sweet and elegant, the amaryllis is ideal for your winter wedding! With colors in reds, pinks, and burgundy the color scheme couldn’t be more on point! ORCHID Orchids are undeniably chic and add a touch of glam to your arrangements! While they come in many colors, a stunning white looks wonderful in winter! ROSE A classic rose is perfect for this time of year! Whether you prefer red, white, pink, or another color, each is just as timeless! GARDENIA With blooms white as snow and evergreen colored leaves, the gardenia is a brilliant choice! Best of all, the amazing fragrance will be forever rooted in your brain as a lovely reminder of your wedding day!

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Summer: DELPHINIUM These lush florals are a unique addition to your bouquet! In different color varieties, you can go from bold blue to a light pastel. Their four-foot height also makes them great for table arrangements! POPPY Looking at a poppy, there isn’t much that seems happier! Light, colorful, and full of fun, that is exactly why it’s perfect for summer weddings! HYDRANGEA Hydrangeas are a staple in summer wedding floral arrangements, and for good reason! With their full blooms, color options, and elegant look, they are lovely both standing alone or paired with other blooms of the season! ZINNIA When thinking of summer, bright and bold colors automatically come to mind. The zinnia fits that wonderfully! Its motto, the brighter, the better, makes it perfect for your summertime soirees!

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“Both sets of our parents eloped in the 1960s. Given we were remarrying, we decided to eschew the traditional and go with what worked for our parents, keeping our elopement very personal, private and secret until we announced it to family and friends.�

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Ceremony Location • Old Knox County Courthouse, Reception Location • Oliver Royale, Photographer • Texture Photo, Wedding Planning Company • Lissa Lowe & Co, Wedding Cake & Catering • Oliver Royale, Bridal Shop • Anthropologie, Tuxedos/Suits • Gap, JCrew,, Accommodations • The Oliver Hotel, Balloons • Volunteer Balloons & Lola’s Confetti Shop, Wedding Ring •

6 Tips for Planning the

PERFECT ELOPEMENT By Katherine Whitehead

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Let’s face it - planning a wedding can be a stressful, time-consuming and overwhelming process. Whether you’re celebrating your love with a couple hundred of your extended friends and family or going for a smaller, more intimate ceremony, tying the knot means months of planning, researching and organizing even the tiniest of details. With all of the hoopla surrounding it, some couples are taking to the traditions of old and sealing their story with an elopement. Deciding to elope, however, isn’t how it used to be. Long gone is the idea of two lovebirds running away to Vegas and coming back with a big secret (although that would be pretty cool). Unlike formal weddings, today’s elopements have turned into small, intimate ceremonies with your closest pals, and the best part is - they can be done in a smaller time frame and within a limited budget, all without sacrificing any of your wedding day must-haves.

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PICK A LOCATION WITH MEANING When deciding where to tie the knot, choose a place that has special meaning to you and your spouse. This might mean the place where you met, had your first date, or at the church where your grandparents got married. Create a space that is unique to your love and make it yours.

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ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES Since one of your goals of getting eloped is to keep your spending to a minimum, try booking a venue that offers all-inclusive packages. Some venues may even offer elopement deals for couples who would rather focus on their vows than the logistics. Look for a package that incorporates vendor services, including photography, flowers and the wedding cake.

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SPLURGE ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT Even if your elopement means you’re spending less money, don’t forget that it’s okay to leave a little room to spend more on what matters to you the most. It may be a good idea to spend a few more bucks on hiring a hair and makeup team to pamper you and make you look your best on your big day or a professional caterer to coordinate food preparation.

MAKE IT YOURS If your going for a smaller ceremony, be sure that you personalize it to your tastes, feelings and personal history. For example, if you tie the knot in a small ceremony in the woods, get creative with the decorations. Try working with a decorator to come up with a fun way to incorporate what makes you feel special. This may mean showcasing special photos or symbolic floral arrangements.

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GIVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL A smaller number of guests gives you the chance to do a little extra preparation for your ceremony and reception. If you’re opting for a sit down meal after the vows, think of it as a family get together. Because you will be focusing on the intimacy of your big day, make notice of small details such as decor and place settings.

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KEEP IT INTIMATE If you’re choosing to have guests at your elopement, limit it to those who are closest to you. Elopements are known for being smaller and more private ceremonies, meant to be shared with people who have played an important role in your life.

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Niyomi Gandhi � Sarav Patel




Location • The Estate at Cherokee Dock, Photographer • Black & Hue Photography, Wedding Planner & Designer • Angela Proffitt, LLC, Rentals • Music City Tents & Events, Rentals • Please Be Seated, Chairs • Marquee Events, Drapery • Quest Events, Linens • Connie Duglin Linens, Linens • BBJ, Lighting • Nashville Event Lighting, Flowers • LMA Designs, Stationary • Dear Addie, Food Staffing • Chef’s Market, Baker • Dessert Designs, Videographer • Zane Karl Studios, Security • Covert Results

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“We met when we were 10 years old. He played football and I cheered for our little league team. I had a crush on him and thought he was so cute so I asked him to be my boyfriend and he turned me down. We didn’t cross paths again until we were 20 years old and from then on it was like it was always meant to be.” 111 ·

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“When I was young I loved Maggie Sottero dresses and would always fantasize about having one. Before my dress appointment I had a few designers and dresses picked out but then I saw this specific dress in a magazine and ironically it was Maggie Sottero. It was the first dress I saw when I walked into the store and it was the first one I tried on. ”




Location • The River Place, Photographer • Jessica Lee Photographic Art, Wedding Cake • Catie Cakes, Catering • Simpl Food Arts, Florist • LB Floral, Bridal Shop • White Lace and Promises, Wedding Gown Designer • Maggie Sottero, Videographer • Bellavision Videography, DJ & Photo Booth Rental • Stephen Goff Entertainment, Rentals • All Occasions Party Rentals, Hair • Hali Leffler- Salon Biyoshi, Make-Up • Autumn Bible - Bat N Rouge Beauty, Bartending • The Pour Guys, Linens • White Table

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Pop, Fizz, Clink TIPS FOR CRAFTING YOUR SIGNATURE COCKTAILS By Katherine Whitehead One of our favorite ways to make the day even more special and memorable to your family and friends is to craft your own signature cocktail. With a little pop, clink and fizz, these tips will have you ready to say cheers to your next great adventure!

What do you drink now?

Come up with a list of drinks you enjoy, including a type and brand. Try asking yourself what flavors you are interested in as well. Do you prefer strong, sour or sweet?

What is your love story?

One of the most dreamy ways to craft your cocktail is to tell the story of your love through it. Where did you meet your significant other? If you met in an area that is famous for a certain type of drink you may want to consider using it. If you’re from Tennessee you’re probably familiar with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, while if you hail from Alabama you might prefer gin.

When are you getting married?

Before you decide on a cocktail, you should consider your wedding date. Save the cold drinks for the summer months! Instead of ordering up a batch of daiquiris in December, try having a spiked cocoa or eggnog with rum.

What is your wedding theme?

Consider the menu, venue and style of your ceremony and reception. Couples getting married in a barn may want a whiskey over ice in a mason jar, while those getting married in a museum or theatre may want a moscow mule in a copper mug. Here are some suggestions to get you started!

COCKTAILS Negroni Bellini Mint Julep Martini Cosmopolitan Gin and Tonic Bloody Mary Sazerac French 75 Mai Thai Margarita Pina Colada Daiquiri El Presidente Moscow Mule B-52

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THE GARNISH Fruit Sugar or salt rim Cookie Cookie rim Candy rim Spices Olives Mint

DECORATION Ribbon Bow Stickers Monogram Paper straw Umbrella

NAME Sweet on You Strawberry Maid of Honor Mojito Mint for You The Blushing Bride Something Blue Berry Happy Together Love is in the Apple Martini Say “I Do” Sangria Marry Me Margarita Cloud Nine Wine Love Potion Patron

TOUCH OF COLOR Red - strawberry, cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, tomato, red wine Orance - orange, peach, mango, apricot, carrot Yellow - lemon, pineapple Pink - raspberry, watermelon, grapefruit Green - lime, mint, rosemary, honeydew, kiwi Blue - blueberry Purple - grape, plum, blackberry, lavender Black - coffee, cola, liquorice Brown - chocolate, beer, root beer, ginger White - vanilla, milk, eggnog

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Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Unlimited 1015 Photography

ADALEA 2901 Hwy 12 N Chapmansboro, TN 615-685-3303

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

ALLANDALE MANSION 4444 West Stone Drive Kingsport, TN 423.229.9422

- Offering gorgeous architecture, a rich history, 143 acres of land, and a picturesque setting, The Adalea is the perfect space for your upcoming special event. - Whether you’re planning an elaborate outdoor wedding or an intimate corporate dinner, we will work with you to bring your vision to life and wow guests.

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes

- Intriguing history and Southern elegance create the romantic setting of Kingsport’s Allandale Mansion. - Built in 1953, Allandale houses fine furnishings, antiques, and art. - Weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, whether its inside or out, Allandale is a treasure of lovely and historical surroundings.

ALLANDALE VINTAGE BARNS 4444 West Stone Drive Kingsport, TN 423.229.9422

Erin Photography

Parking Options Free

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

- The Allandale Vintage Barns are the perfect setting for a casual wedding or rehearsal dinner. - The Dance Barn features a kitchenette, dressing room, and hayloft for dinners and dancing. - The rustic Picnic Pavilion is covered, beautifully landscaped, and perfectly appointed for a pond-side wedding.

Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 65

ANGEL’S VIEW WEDDING CHAPEL LLC 1740 High Rock Way Sevierville, TN 1-800-758-6604

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No

Parking Options Free

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

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

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AVON ACRES 4361 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 901.333.2650

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

- Mountain Views - Salon and Day Spa - Catering - Reception Hall - Minister - Photographer and Video

- 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.

Ashley Benham Photography

BALINESE BALLROOM 330 N. Main St. Memphis, TN 901.522.1144

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity up to 200 - 300 Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 165-250

BELL BUCKLE 29 Railroad Square Bell Buckle, TN 931.389.0223

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

BON TON CAFE 150 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 901.779.1501

Details Nashville Mary Davis/RIK Photography

BLUFF MOUNTAIN INN 1887 Bluff Mountain Rd. Sevierville, TN 865.908.0321

Capacity 50 to 300

Olivia Marino Photography

BLUEGRASS YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB 550 Johnny Cash Parkway Hendersonville, TN 615-824-6528 ext 224

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 150 Price Per Person $$ - $$$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free with Attendant

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

Location Options Indoor

CALHOUN’S BANQUETS 400 Neyland Drive Knoxville, TN 865.673.3399

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

- 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. - A sophisticated event space for all events - An extensive list of catering options to suit your tastes and budget. - We offer service staff, security and a doorman

- Our rustic venue coupled with upscale decor is designed to create an unforgettable atmosphere for your special occasion. - White sheer fabric, soft fairy lighting, and crystal chandeliers serve as the perfect backdrop for the down home cuisine catered by the Famous Bell Buckle Cafe. - Our inclusive package provides a full service professional staff, all of your dining needs, custom centerpieces and linens. - Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club provides the ambiance and service to make lasting memories that will exceed your expectations, while adding the perfect compliment of southern charm and grace. - Our beautifully updated Cherry Hill Ballroom is tastefully appointed to create a dream come true fairytale wedding. - For a more intimate wedding our Sunnyside Room offers a breathtaking view of our picturesque golf course. Adjoining the Sunnyside Room is the newly renovated covered patio which creates the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding. - Bluff Mountain Inn is a hidden gem in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Designed to be a casually elegant, all-inclusive wedding & reception venue; the ideal location for your destination wedding. - All-inclusive packages include hand-picked, experienced professionals, including planners, photographers, florists, bakers, caterers, designers and decorators. - Five acre, private estate is located just minutes from local attractions, but is a secluded spot surrounded by tall trees and mountains. Two reception sites, outdoor ceremony sites, wedding chapel, reception barn, bridal suites, and much more.

- 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.

- This banquet facility offers panoramic views of the Tennessee River, University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena. - Located just steps from downtown, the casually elegant banquet rooms are perfect for celebrations, rehearsal dinners and lovely wedding receptions. - Offers menu favorites from Calhoun’s, as well as Copper Cellar, Chesapeake’s and Cherokee Grill.

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CARNEGIE HOTEL 1216 West State of Franklin Road Johnson City, TN 423.979.6400

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

CASTLETON FARMS 150 Cedar Grove Road Loudon, TN 865.376.9040

Ancelet Photography

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

- AAA Four Diamond Award winning Carnegie Hotel has an enchanting environment that is unique to this region. - Our elegant furnishings and gathering spaces can accommodate a range from the subtle down-home ceremony to the grandest reception. - We exclusively feature a landscaped terrace and magnificent balcony that are directly accessible from our ballrooms. - Our event planners’ goal is to make your special day perfect and memorable in every way. - 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!

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Unlimited

CHATTANOOGA ZOO 301 North Holtzclaw Avenue Chattanooga, TN 423.697.1322

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No

- The Chattanooga Zoo offers a whimsical atmosphere to enhance any event. - With indoor and outdoor spaces, anyone’s vision can be created.

Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 100

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

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

COUNTRY MANOR ACRES 250 Boat Gunnel Road Townsend, TN 865.448.9652

Country Manor Acres

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHNSON CITY 211 Mockingbird Lane Johnson City, TN 423.929.2000

Capacity Up to 200 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

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- 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.

- 52 Acres of Smoky Mountain land with spectacular mountain views and pond to use as your personal canvas to design the wedding experience of your dreams. - We can provide the venue, lodging, photography, videography, bands and dj’s, bar tenders, servers, equipment, decorations and more.

- Located in the heart of Johnson City, it is the ideal all-inclusive venue for your one-of-a-kind memorable event. - Our DoubleTree Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests, while our Willow Ballrom can seat smaller events of 100 or less. - Our fully customizable catering menu has something for everyone. - Our experienced event staff’s top priority is making your unique wedding vision a reality in a stress-free and flawless way.

Location Options Outdoor Only

Shots by Cheyenne

EVENTS AT EAST 96 9901 Lascassas Pike Lascassas, TN 615.412.9901

Capacity Up to 200 Price Per Person Custom Pricing Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

- Since 1935, five generations of our family have called East 96 home, and we find no greater joy than sharing “home” with you. - Our barn is great for engagement, bridal, & family portraits, or a charming backdrop for your special occasion. - The 2,300 square feet open-air pavilion easily accommodates 175 people to celebrate the beginning to your “Happily Ever After”.

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

GENERAL MORGAN INN 111 North Main Street Greeneville, TN 423.787.1000

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No

- The General Morgan Inn has catered to the needs of guests for decades. - Our 50 beautiful guest rooms and suite are located in the heart of Greeneville’s Historic District. - A privately owned and independent hotel.

Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 50-500 Candace Fletcher

GRACE MEADOWS FARM 170 John France Road Jonesborough, TN 423.794.0246

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

HERMITAGE GOLF COURSE 3939 Old Hickory Blvd. Old Hickory, TN 615.847.4001 x 4

Candice Jones Photography

HARD ROCK CAFE NASHVILLE 100 Broadway Nashville, TN 615.742.9900

Tracy Brewington Photography

GRANDVIEW 1400 Patten Road Lookout Mountain, Georgia 706.820.7920

Life with a View Studio

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 150 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 250 Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- Built during the Civil War, renovated with chandeliers, white washed walls and a rock fireplace - Brides make a statement on the staircase of our Antebellum “barn” - A covered pavilion by a picturesque lake wow brides with outdoor options - 7 minutes from Interstate 26, guests arrive to your wedding location with ease - The largest freestanding heated and air conditioned facility in the area - Handicap accessible

- Overlooks the Chattanooga Valley - Customized menu planning - Nearby accommodations - Off-site Catering - Professional Wait Staff - Table and Chairs included in venue rental fee - Bride and Groom Dressing Rooms - Licensed for beer and wine service

- 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!

- Tucked away off of Old Hickory Boulevard in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a hidden treasure of the perfect place to begin your life together awaits. - Imagine an intimate wedding surrounded by the beautiful roses in the Celebration rose garden, with the gentle sound of flowing water from the stone waterfall. - As guests make their way to your reception, the pavilion welcomes them with the open ceiling with tiny white lights and stone fireplace. - Amazing panoramic views of two of Tennessee’s most beautiful golf courses create a casual, yet elegant setting for your special day.

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Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 350 Creation Studios

HILLWOOD AT DAVIES MANOR 3570 Davieshire Drive Bartlett, TN 901.386.0715

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 130 seated Price Per Person $

Bonnie Wright

HORTON EVENTS 660 Lafayette Street Nashville, Tennessee 615.800.4298

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Varies

HUTTON HOTEL 1808 West End Ave Nashville, TN 615.340.9333

SheHeWe Photography

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Valet

- 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.

- Brand-new, beautifully renovated located just behind the Music City Convention Center - Featuring hand-laid, rough-hewn wooden floors, a circular wall of floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor, private and covered front patio. - Packages, a-la-carte pricing available - Open vendor policy, wedding day-of-coordination available

- Set in Nashville’s lively West End neighborhood, Hutton Hotel is an exquisite destination that possesses the unique charm necessary to deliver an elegant celebration. - Flexible event venues that shift from grand to intimate are ideal for wedding events ranging from rehearsal dinners to bridal brunches, receptions and more. - Ballroom features 14-foot windows offering abundant natural light and 17-foot ceilings - Dedicated on-site Conference Service Manager to assist you with anything during your event

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250

KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART 1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive Knoxville, TN 865.934.2048

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No

- The Knoxville Museum of Art is one of the city’s most beautiful venues for weddings and receptions. - Easy access combined with beautiful views of World’s Fair Park make it the ideal location. - Call or come by the museum today to explore your options!

Parking Options Free

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS 1402 Clinton St Nashville, TN 615.891.1781

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LEGACY K FARM 1525 Bearwallow Road Ashland City, TN 615.636.4331

Small Town Moments

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

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

- Legacy K Farm is in the heart of Ashland City, TN just a quick, 30 minute, scenic drive from Nashville. - The location of Legacy K Farm gets you away from the lively city and into the peaceful countryside. - Our authentic, rustic Infinity Barn and outdoor venue spaces are nestled on 90 beautiful, wooded acres and natural farmland, perfect for any size wedding or event. - Chic bridal party suite for relaxing and beautifying and a private groom’s cottage, both with panoramic photo backdrops and located just steps from the wedding site. - Industrial chic warehouse style venue with stage available - Versatile, open floor design accented with exposed brick walls, a lofty steel beam ceiling, polished concrete bars and metal chandeliers - Equally suited for receptions, fundraisers, corporate dinners, video shoots, trade shows, and conferences - Entertain parties of up to 600 in formal banquet seating, 750 in a theater arrangement, and 900 in cocktail functions

Location Options Indoor/Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

MEADHAVEN 3217 Cox Road Louisville, Tennessee 865.567.9388 JoPhoto

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

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No

MEMPHIS ZOO 2000 Prentiss Place Memphis, TN 901.333.6500

Jon Sharman Photography

Parking Options Free

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250

METRO 67 67 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 901.578.2630

Price Per Person Varies Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Varies

- Meadhaven on The Lake is the Elegance of the Past Generations and History Restored to the 21st Century. - Multiple dream wedding sites available on the property: by the lake, in the apple orchard, or in the beautiful estate gardens - Accessible by boat - Gorgeous Bridal Suite - Grooms Quarters with pool table

- 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!

- Memphis Zoo is the most exotic and captivating place for two lovebirds to unite. - Weddings are a magical time and Memphis Zoo offers a variety of venues for both the ceremony and the reception, whether you’re looking for something traditional or something a bit more on the wild side. - Memphis Zoo can completely plan your day - including caterer, entertainment, florist and rental equipment - or we’re happy to work with your party planner.

- A combination of majesty and comfort come together to form the inevitable style that Metro 67 displays. - Whether it is the polished look of the Club Room, the immaculate river view on the Rooftop, or the swanky vibe of the Vault, you can connect with your guests in these rare and trendy venues. - Ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners...we have the spaces available to serve all of your specific needs.

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity Up to 100 Sterling Imageworks

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

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor Only /nashville/weddings

Capacity from 50-1,500 Joy Marie Photo

OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL 250 5th Ave S Nashville, TN 615.761.3534

- 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

Price Per Person $$$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Valet Only

- AAA Four Diamond hotel with full-service spa and amenities - Located in the heart of Music City in Downtown Nashville - Beautiful event spaces for all size of weddings (from 50 – 1,500 guests) - Award-winning food and beverage with tailored menus for every couple - Professional wedding planner included in every wedding package

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Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

RIVERSIDE EVENTS AT RIDGEFIELDS 2320 Pendragon Road Kingsport, TN 423.246.2500 riverside-events-at-ridgefields/

Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No

Mike McGuire Photography

Parking Options Free

SMITH EVENT CENTERS 627 Smithview Drive Maryville, TN 865.281.1468

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 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Capacity Up to 250 Mile Marker Images

TELLICO VILLAGE YACHT CLUB 100 Sequoyah Road Knoxville, TN 865.458.4363

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

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Red Hare Photography

Location Options Outdoor Only

THE BARN AT MAYO FARM 1020 Gibson Dr. Madison, TN 615.543.6805

- 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.

- Rustic Elegance - Draping in ceilings - Elegant bridal suite - Heat/Air - Large Catering Kitchen - Patio with fireplace

Parking Options Parking Attendants

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Carolyn Scott Photography

SUGAR HOLLOW RETREAT 197 Elk Ridge Butler, Tennessee 800.957.1776

Cannon Weddings

SOUTHERN CHARM 656 Minnis Rd. Cleveland, TN 423.715.0037

- Classy, Elegant Country Club Setting. - Casual or Formal Events. - Accommodate any size event. - The Grand Ballroom is the perfect space for any themed event or wedding. - Breathtaking views of the river, golf course and mountains. - Affordable elegance and true homecooked food brought to you by Pratt’s Catering.

Capacity 150-200 Price Per Person $$$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

- At Sugar Hollow Retreat, we take pride in creating a romantic environment, perfectly suited to capture your timeless moment year-round. - With plenty of great locations to choose from and over 300 private acres, we make it as simple as possible to arrange your ideal wedding spot. - Whether you’re having 50 or 350 people come to your wedding, we have the pristine landscape to make your ceremony unforgettable.

- Tellico Village Yacht Club has acres of green rolling hills looking out over the lake and mountains, a timeless back drop for your special day. - Our exceptional culinary team will work with you one on one to create a meal that satisfies your palate as well as your budget. - Working with Tellico Village Yacht Club, you will find that our staff ensures that your special day will run smoothly and successfully.

- The 12-acre historic property is complete with the original farmhouse and barn. - It’s the former property of June Carter Cash and Mother Maybelle. - Exclusive professional vendors each with tiered packages are provided. - Full design wedding planner and day-of coordination team are included.

THE BRIDGE BUILDING EVENT SPACES 2 Victory Avenue, Suite 100 Nashville, TN 615.369.6474

Rachel Moore Photography Matt Andrews Photography

THE BELL TOWER 400 4th Avenue South Nashville, TN 615.369.6474

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 400 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Valet

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

Capacity 150-1000 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Paid

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$$ Micah Baker

THE ESTATE AT CHEROKEE DOCK 175 Cherokee Dock Rd. Lebanon, TN 615.609.0099

- Located in downtown Nashville on the redeveloped riverfront, The Bridge Building Event Spaces is the premier Nashville destination for any special occasion. - This historic location with floor-to-ceiling windows has many customizable areas, including a riverfront patio and a rooftop patio with an unparalleled view of the city that is sure to take your breath away.

Parking Options Varies

Location Options Indoor Only

THE CADRE BUILDING 149 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 901.779.1501

- The historic church, dating back to 1874, has been transformed into a modern, open floor plan event venue. - Exposed beams, natural light, and an upper level mezzanine are sure to make this venue one of the most desired spots in downtown Nashville.

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Free

- 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.

- Secluded 13-acre, lakefront property that is exclusively yours for wedding day or wedding weekend - A lush bridal suite for ultimate pampering before you walk down the aisle - Large groom’s apartment so all the guys can hang out and get ready on-site - Host your unique wedding with our multiple indoor and outdoor venue options as well as our open vendor policy - Year round landscaping and stunning views from every corner

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 265+

THE EVERLASTING POND 433 Old Statesville Rd. Watertown, TN 615.406.1333

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted Yes

- Waterfall - Overnight Stays & Multi-Use House - Rural Setting

Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above Maddie Moree

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

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

- 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

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Laurie Wilson Photography

THE KINCAID HOUSE 710 Eagle Bend Rd. Clinton, TN 865.607.4110

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Valet

Location Options Outdoor Only

THE QUARTER 126 2nd Ave N Nashville, TN 615.369.6474

Glenai LaDage Jordan and Alaina Photography

THE LILY BARN 1116 Carrs Creek Rd. Townsend, TN 865.448.8697

Capacity 150 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor Only Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Varies

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 600 Reception, 300 Seated

THE SEWANEE INN 1235 University Ave . Sewanee, TN 931.598.3620

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

Natalie Watson

THE SHOWROOM AT FIVE POINTS 1529 East Broadway Maryville, TN 865.851.9088

Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No Parking Options Free

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

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Capacity 250 and above Price Per Person $$$ Photo Credit

THE SIGNAL 1810 Chestnut St. Chattanooga, TN 423.498.4700

Outside Catering Permitted Yes Parking Options Varies

- A classic, timeless and elegant restored home sitting on a lush, green, professionally landscaped 4+ acre setting. - Adorned by a stone gazebo, walls, walkway and bubbling fountain creating the perfect backdrop for your vows and photos. - For brides looking for an intimate, romantic and fairytale setting, The Kincaid House is your perfect venue.

- Use of the facility for your engagement and bridal photo sessions, wedding rehearsal, & wedding day for 12 hours - Bridal Changing Suite located in our authentic antique cantilever barn & a Groom’s Cabin - Rustic Gazebo Ceremony Site & Diamond-Lit Pavilion with setup of tables and chairs - Acres of beautiful perennial gardens

- Located on Second Avenue in downtown Nashville, The Quarter is the city’s newest event space. - With exposed brick and hardwood floors, the newly renovated space exudes historic charm while offering modern amenities. - Tall, arched windows overlooking the Cumberland River offer a scenic view, and the downtown location offers an urban vibe.

- With an elegant setting, stunning views, outstanding cuisine, and impeccable service, The Sewanee Inn is the ideal wedding venue for your big day. - Located on the campus of The University of the South, The Sewanee Inn boutique hotel & event spaces blend contemporary Southern charm and hospitality with an inviting ambience for your romantic event and is easily accessible from Nashville & Chattanooga. - From engagement parties to the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception, we can accommodate a variety of events ranging from intimate gatherings to grand affairs.

- 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

- Versatile, open floor design accented with a lofty steel beam ceiling, and polished bar tops. - Comfortably accommodates parties from 50 to 1300 with a variety of set-up and room options - Backstage suites and easily accessible loading area for vendors - Equally suited for receptions, fundraisers, corporate events, video shoots, trade shows and conferences - Located just 2 minutes from Downtown in the Southside neighborhood

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 700


Price Per Person $$

7690 Creekwood Park Boulevard

Lenoir City, TN 865.986.8340

Outside Catering Permitted Yes

Elizabeth Large Photography

Parking Options Free

THE VIRGINIAN 22512 Clubhouse Ridge Bristol, VA 276.645.7065

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250 Price Per Person $$ Outside Catering Permitted No

Capacity 250 and above RedBanks Media

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 meetatvanderbilt/weddings/

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity 250 and above

WINDRIVER 350 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. Lenoir City, TN 865.988.1864

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

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor Capacity Up to 250 HMW Photography

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME 700 Hall of Fame Drive Knoxville, TN 865.633.9000

- Choose from one of our five event venues for your special day! - The Virginian Clubhouse overlooks our Award Winning Tom Fazio Golf Course. - Our picturesque Vineyard and newest edition, The Round, are perfect for your outdoor nuptials!

Parking Options Varies

Location Options Indoor & Outdoor

TUNICA RIVERPARK & MUSEUM One RiverPark Drive Tunica Resorts, MS 866.517.4837

- 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!

Price Per Person $ Outside Catering Permitted Yes

- 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 an event staff featuring a full-time Event Coordinator and Executive Chef.

- An elegant and unique setting, overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Farm evokes an ambiance perfectly suited for weddings and receptions. - Brides will use our sweeping staircase to make their grand entrance, and our panoramic view will give your special day a gorgeous backdrop.

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Downtown Dish is dedicated to creating custom catered events that are fresh, beautiful, and distinctly different. 901.779.1501

Mile Marker Images Photography + Cinema + Planning

Spa Parties “Capturing moments along life’s journey” 865-446-0487 |

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149 Monroe Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901.779.1501

Private Events & Catering

Located in the heart of Downtown Memphis on Monroe Avenue, Bon Ton Café is a an authentic Memphis venue specializing in receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches, birthday parties, non-profit and corporate events.

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“Brittany’s dress started as separates from two different designers that were later sewn together. She fell in love with the modern lace top and included her grandmother in the wedding dress shopping to make sure it got her stamp of approval! Kyle’s suit was custom-made. He wanted a color that stood out and accessories that fit his love for vintage style.”




Location • The Press Room, Photographer • Tara Kneiser Photography, Catering • The Press Room, Florist • Lisa Foster Floral Design, Bridal Shop • The Dress Theory (top) and Loveliest Bridal (skirt), Wedding Gown Designer • Rime Arodaky (top), Pronovias (skirt), Groom’s Suit • custom made by John H. Daniel, DJ & Photo Booth Rental • Ogle Entertainment, Hair & Make-Up • Bangs and Blush, Alterations • Sandra G’s Alterations

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With so many options to choose from, finding the perfect wedding venue can be tough. Never fear! We are here to give you the ABC’s of wedding venues to help you find your perfect match.

A: ALL-INCLUSIVES All-Inclusive wedding venues are just that: All. inclusive. Often times they can include things like your catering, flowers, decor, linens, and more - all in one price! Exactly what is included can vary by venue so make sure you ask what is included and if there are any upgrades that will cost extra. B: BE PREPARED Do your homework! It is important to research venue choices before scheduling a tour. Try to have your basic wedding information narrowed down: how many guests you will have, if you want different venues for your reception and ceremony, how much you would like to spend, etc.

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C: CONSIDER INSURANCE Wedding insurance may be the last thing on your mind when searching for your dream venue, but it is something to consider. Check with your potential venue to see if you will need to take out any extra insurance policies. Wedding insurance can be found at most insurance agencies and can cover everything, not just your venue. It is always better to be prepared.

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D: DESTINATION DREAMS Looking to turn your wedding into a fabulous long weekend filled with family and friends? A destination wedding may be just what you need. If celebrating your love in an exotic place is something you envision for your special day, consider hiring destination planner to help you find your dream venue.

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E: ECLECTIC VENUES As weddings are becoming ever more unique, so are the venues they are hosted at! From fairy gardens to urban-chic city rooftops, there is a venue to fit every couple’s style. If you aren’t in love with traditional venues, going with something more eclectic may just be the perfect fit for you. The wow factor of the built-in decor at an art gallery, museum, and zoo just can’t be beat! F: FOODIE FEELINGS If you and your fiance are self-declared foodies with plans of bringing in catering from your favorite gastro pub or several of your favorite food trucks to give your guests a unique dining experience, make sure to ask your venue if this can be done before you book. If you fall in love with a venue that requires you use their inhouse catering, never fear. Some chef’s will prepare recipes you provide so your wedding can still have the decadent dining experience of your dreams. G: GETTING READY When searching for your dream wedding venue, it is important to check out the bridal and groom suite. It may be easy to think of this space as insignificant, but you will be spending the bulk of your wedding day getting ready and hanging out in your suites with your wedding party. Make sure the suite is a place you can see yourself comfortably getting ready for your big day! H: HOLD OFF ON CHOOSING A THEME While it may be tempting to pick out a theme for your big day right away, try to hold off until you have your venue locked down. Fitting a theme to your venue will be much easier than fitting a venue to your theme. It is also important to remember that with the right planner any space can be transformed. Who says your bohemian wedding dreams can’t come to life in eclectic ballroom? I: INSIDER INSIGHTS There are so many venues to choose from! If you don’t know where to start, ask people you know if they have any recommendations. You can also search popular wedding professional sites for a lengthy list of reviews. Getting a wide range of reviews will help you get a better idea of what your wedding day will really be like. J: JUST IN CASE IT RAINS Even if you have crossed your fingers for nothing but clear skies and sunshine, mother nature may not corporate. It is important to talk with your venue coordinator about a contingency plan in the unlikely event that it rains. Something as simple as a tent rental on standby or another indoor location on site can save you lots of stress later on. K: KEEP YOUR GUEST COUNT IN MIND Make sure you have a realistic estimate of your guest count before starting your venue search. Evey venue has occupant limitations and you don’t want to fall in love with something that can’t fit all of your guests. L: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Location can play a key role in finding your dream wedding venue. Consider whether you will be providing your guests with transportation. If you are having your ceremony and reception at separate locations, how far will your guests have to travel? Will you be having a large number of out of town guests? If so, you will want to make sure your venue is in close proximity to hotel accommodations. Transportation can become a large wedding budget item if you are shuttling your guests a significant distance.

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M: MANAGE EXPECTATIONS It is important to know exactly what you can and cannot afford before you schedule any venue tours. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with a venue you can’t have. Being flexible is key! Try researching what the going rate in your area. This way, you will know exactly what to expect from your potential venues. N: NEGOTIATION BEST PRACTICES It is natural to want to feel like you are getting a good deal when booking your wedding venue. There is always room for negotiation, however, be careful not to insult the venue representative. Remember that venues put a lot of time and money into bringing your perfect wedding day to life. If you are looking for some wiggle room at an allinclusive venue, try suggesting substitutions rather than asking for price cuts to the bottom line. O: OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES If natures natural beauty inspires you, an outdoor venue may be perfect for your wedding. From beaches to gardens, the options are endless when it comes to getting married at an outdoor venue. Dress up an already lovely garden for a formal wedding or let nature take center stage as your decor for a more casual ceremony on the beach. Either way, your day is sure to be breathtaking at an outdoor venue. P: PICKING YOUR DATE The more flexible you are willing to be, the more likely your dream wedding venue will be available. If you are attached to a specific date, be aware that you may have to compromise on the location of your wedding.

Q: QUOTES AND CONTRACTS Read the fine print before you sign on the dotted line! Finding your dream wedding venue is an exciting time, but it is important to know and understand all of the nitty gritty details before you sign your contract. Make yourself aware of the “scope of services” and any additional charges that could be added to your original quote so there are no surprises. R: RESTRICTIONS It is very important to fully understand any restrictions your venue may have. Some venues have restrictions on the amount of DIY decor you can bring, while others may not serve alcohol. Having a clear understanding of what you can and cannot do at your venue will help ensure smooth sailing through the rest of your wedding planning process. S: STAY TRUE TO YOUR STYLE Your wedding should and will be uniquely you. Remember to look at venues that are both aesthetically pleasing and and make you feel comfortable. The venue you choose, like all aspects of your wedding, should be a reflection of your style. If you consider yourselves to be modern, try looking at some art galleries and museums. On the other hand, if you consider yourselves to be classic and traditional, a ballroom or country club may just be the perfect fit. T: THINK ABOUT FLOW This may seem like a no brainer, but remember to envision your space in sections. There should be spaces for your guests to dance, eat, and mingle. If you cannot envision all of these areas in your space, your reception may feel cramped. Columns and nonremovable decor are also things to take note of. Could any of these hinder your guests’ view, or do they enhance the space by providing a clear division of the space?

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U: UNDERSTANDING ONSITE COORDINATORS Many venues provide onsite coordinators. It is important to understand that this is not a full-fledged wedding planner. Venue coordinators are available to help you coordinate different aspects of your wedding that will happen on the property. If you are looking for someone to help you with picking out your other wedding professionals and bring your wedding vision to life, you may need to hire a full service wedding planner. V: VIEWS It is all about the view! When searching for your wedding venue, think about what you want your guests to see. Are you searching for the perfect grand staircase for your elegant reception entrance? A big picture window to provide the backdrop for your first dance? Or maybe you want to be outside with an unobstructed view of the sunset. Create a list of which views are important to you and your fiance while conducting your wedding venue research. W: WALKTHROUGHS ARE A MUST We cannot stress enough the importance of walkthroughs. It is never a good idea to book a venue site unseen. While we love ogling over picturesque images of different venues, it is tough to get a full conception of a space without physically walking through it. If you are planning on getting married in an area you cannot visit, have your wedding planner facetime you from the potential venue as she does a walk through. A virtual tour is better than site unseen.

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X: XTRAS Donut walls, giant lawn games, alpaca special appearances, and food trucks are all unique extras couples can choose from to personalize their wedding day experience. If you have your heart set on any unconventional extras, make sure your venue allows for them.

901.522.1144 | BALINESEBALLROOM.COM 330 N. Main St. Memphis, TN 38103

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Y: YES, YOUR VENUE IS IMPORTANT Your venue is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. For the least amount of stress, we recommend booking your venue twelve months prior to your wedding. It may seem like a long time, but venues, especially popular ones, can be booked out over a year in advance. If you are using a house of worship for your ceremony, make sure they are available before booking your reception venue. Z: ZZZ SLEEP ON IT After you have toured all of your potential wedding venues, sleep on it. Don’t feel rushed to make your decision right after your tour. Sit down with your fiance and make a pros and cons list to make sure you are both happy.

The Lily Barn Images by Glenai LaDage


865.448.8697 • 1116 Carr’s Creek Road • Townsend, TN 37882


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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Stephanie Sorenson Photography Planner Paige Brown Design


1808 West End Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37203 main. 615.340.9333 sales. 615.712.2319


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Ceremony & Reception Location · Castleton Farms, Planner · Darla Walker Events, Photographer · Finch Photo, Cake · Faith Baked Cakes, Catering · All Occasions Catering, Flowers · Samuel Franklin Floral, Hair & Makeup · Bangs and Blush, Invitations · The Happy Envelope, Bridal Gown · Mira Couture, Groom & Groomsmen Attire · Prestige Tuxedo, Rentals and Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Transportation · Chariots of Hire, Videographer · Milestone Pictures, DJ · Music in Motion DJ & Lighting, Musicians · The Company Band Live, Rehearsal Dinner · The Press Room

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East Tennessee's Premier Outdoor Wedding Venue and Event Center 865.448.3960 | 125 Townsend Park Road, Townsend, TN 37882

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When it comes to your wedding day, finding the perfect venue is a must. From walking down the aisle of your childhood church to dancing the night away in an extravagant ballroom to feeling the sand between your toes on a sunny beach, there are a number of places to tie the knot that will make your personality shine. Here are ten types of wedding views to consider for your big day.


931.389.0223 29 Rail Road Square Bell Buckle, TN 37020

A Premier Venue Worthy of Your Milestone Event

Rehearsal Dinners Cultural Celebrations Indoor & Outdoor Ceremonies

Up to 700 guests banquet style and 1200 reception style.

Receptions ...and more!

Covered outdoor patio and scenic garden area.

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7690 Creekwood Park Blvd. Lenoir City, TN 37772 (865) 986-8340

HOTELS Hosting your big day at a hotel is not only a beautiful location that provides an event space and catered food, but also serves as a practical way for your guests to have a place to stay during your wedding weekend. Hotels are perfect for the couple who will be having family and friends come in from out of town, and you’ll even save on time and transportation too because of the convenient location. A lot of hotels offer inclusive wedding packages that allow you to rent the space, decor and catering all in one, some even include a full-service staff too!


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Are you the person who has childhood memories of playing tennis or learning how to play golf at your local country club? Why not have a bit of nostalgia and get married at your favorite members-only club? Country clubs are perfect for the couple that wants both indoor and outdoor space as an option during the wedding and because they are sophisticated, formal and casual all in one they are perfect for every kind of wedding. With multiple ball rooms, dining rooms, gardens and gazebos, there are plenty of options for places to tie the knot. Like hotels, country clubs often have many wedding services available on-site and for one package price. A lot of these clubs offer catering and design services as well as breathtaking views and perfectly green lawns.

BARNS/RUSTIC If you’re a bride who loves everything DIY, barns are the perfect place to get married and put all of your Pinterest-worthy ideas to the test. Because a barn is a blank canvas, you can have the freedom to use your own creativity. Whether you and your spouse are looking to capture a rustic look with authentic charm or a bohemian ceremony with vintage vibes, a barn is the perfect backdrop for endless customization. You can theme everything from the table settings to the wall decor without worrying that the venue may not fit with your idea of what you envisioned. Whether you are going for a country look or an elegant feel, barns complement any style. Plus, because barns are often contained on acres of green space, you can have the privacy you want without bothering any neighbors while dancing the night away.

WINERIES AND VINEYARDS Ever dreamed of having the ambiance and thrill of a destination but don’t want to make your guests shell out passports just to get to the wedding? Look no further than a wine vineyard. Vineyards are perfect for the couple looking for beautiful scenery and amazing wine, paired with some amazing views. Because vineyards are often located on lush green hills and wide open spaces, you and your guests will experience no shortage of outdoor elegance and romantic moments. A lot of vineyards offer tons of wedding weekend activities as well including wine tasting sessions and tours.

One of the most fun and creative ways to celebrate your big day is choosing a unique location that is specific to your personality. There are several places that, upon request, can be turned into wedding venues, even if you may not have thought about it before. Nature lovers will fall in love with the beautiful setting a garden brings to any wedding. Complete with tall trees, lush green grass and colorful flowers, you’ll be falling head over heels for the fairytale setting. If you’re a couple who would rather be on the water than on land, try hosting your ceremony and reception on a boat or rented yacht. Taking your wedding on deck is a fun-filled way to let your guests enjoy your big day as you set sail into the next chapter of your life. Animal lovers may want to think about hosting their ceremony at a local zoo or park. Those with a love for racing can tie the knot at Bristol Motor Speedway by getting married in the winner’s circle. The speedway will also offer couples the chance to have the reception in the center of the track. Couples who are looking for a thrilling joyride can take a spin around the track too!

Tunica RiverPark 866.517.4837

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Weddings · Events · Receptions | 865.567.9388 | 3217 Cox Road, Louisville, Tennessee 37777

Janelle Elise Photography

DESTINATION Destination weddings are perfect for the adventure-seeking couple who is looking to start the honeymoon early and spend quality time with their guests. Because a destination wedding is defined as marrying at least 100 miles away from the bride’s current address, you don’t necessarily have to cross oceans and borders for the picture-perfect wedding of your dreams. Having a destination wedding gives couple’s the opportunity to see the world as their playground, with endless opportunities to make it as big or as small as you want. Destination planners can also make your trip more budget-friendly and provide packages for everyone and location-specific customization.

HISTORIC MANSIONS If you’re a history buff who is looking to be surrounded by beautiful architecture, getting married in a historic home or mansion is your go-to venue to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Because many of these homes are located in historic districts, you and your guests will be transported back years or even centuries into the past. Complete with gorgeous staircases, beautifully landscaped greenery, and the availability of both indoor and outdoor space for the ceremony and reception, mansions are a great place to celebrate your big day.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS If you and your spouse are foodies who are looking for a venue with more personality and flair, try looking into hosting your wedding at your favorite restaurant. Wedding food can get a bad rap, and often turns out different than you imagined. Celebrating your big day at a place known for its cuisine is a guaranteed way to make sure everyone leaves with an amazing experience. If you’re looking for a space to host not only your ceremony but also provide the food and drinks, restaurants are the way to go. Restaurants are often used to host events so you can be sure that the staff knows what they’re doing!

RELIGIOUS SPACES If religion plays an important role in your relationship with your spouse, you may want to consider having your wedding at a house of worship. Many couples choose to have their wedding at a location of religious significance to them. Worried about your wedding feeling too traditional? You can always hold your reception at another venue!

MUSEUMS/THEATRES Paintings, sculptures, dinosaurs, oh my! Many museums offer spaces for art and history loving couples looking to tie the knot in a fun setting, complete with its own historical artifacts. Getting married in a museum will provide a an exciting backdrop for you and your guests to enjoy, all while learning a thing or two about some of the world’s most famous people, cultures and ideas. Many museums come with event planners that can map out exactly when, how and what you want your wedding to look like. If you and your spouse are lovers of theater, you may want to consider getting married there! Theaters are some of the most beautiful and grand places to get hitched and make for a grand start to your marriage.









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Ceremony Location • Sacred Heart Cathedral, Reception Location • Cherokee Country Club, Photographer • Waldorf Photographic Art, Weddign Cake • B and G Catering, Florist • Samuel Franklin Floral, Bridal Shop • Maddison Row, Tuxedos/Suits • Jos A Banks, Transportation • Knoxville City Trolly, Videographer • Waldorf Photographic Art, Professional Musicans • Surround Sound, Photo Booth Rental • Waldorf Photographic Art, Rehearsal Dinner • Fleming’s Steakhouse, Hair & Make-Up • Bangs and Blush, Accommodations • Courtyard Marriot - Knoxville

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Use your centerpiece or table runner as the main decor for the table. With lush florals and exciting textures, you can keep the rest simple!

Vintage glasses are an easy way to add a pop of color and character to your place setting.

Your napkins are also a way to add personality and color to your table. Layer your plates or chargers with a napkin in a matching palette or add a fun design.

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THE SIMPLE PLACE SETTING Want to wow your guests with an amazing place setting when they arrive at your reception? Here are some fun and easy tips to create a beautiful table while keeping it simple.

Go sans tablecloth! Your guests will fall in love with this natural look that lets your decor and table settings shine!

Back to basics! Instead of a full table setting, most couples are leaning towards a more minimal approach by just having a fork and knife. Add a touch of unexpected elegance to a rustic look with copper flatware!

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Your engagement photos are one of the more exciting aspects of preparing for your wedding! You get to dress up, hang out with your soon-to-bespouse, and have professional photos taken that you can treasure forever. This is also a wonderful chance to show off either your wedding theme or, my favorite, the personality of your relationship. Creating the perfect engagement photos that fit you as a couple is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. PICK A THEME OR LOCATION You could re-enact your favorite movie with full blown costumes or if there is a sport you both play, grab some props and head over to the ballpark for your session. Favorite vacation spot? Use that as the setting for your photos! Recreating your first date, or perhaps just an at-home session with your photographer are such intimate ways to capture your relationship and tell your love story, too! With your theme or location feeling natural for you, it will definitely show in your photos!

2. HIRE THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER Whether it’s the photographer who is also capturing your wedding or someone hired solely for the engagement photos, be sure to communicate what you are envisioning for your session including locations, props, and outfits you have in mind. Ask questions on if they’ve shot anything similar and their photography style. If you’re imagining your session without a lot of fixed poses and with more of a relaxed vibe, let them know up front, so they can be prepared and you won’t be disappointed later on!


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The whole point of creating your engagement photos to reflect who you are as a couple is letting your personalities and love story shine! So, relax, have fun, and let your photographer take the reins to capture who you are! You’ll love the result!

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“Our first dance song was Tennessee Whiskey - Clark Beckham ft. Madison Ryann: We chose this song mostly as a tribute to Michael’s home state, Tennessee. Also, fun fact... when I was debating whether or not my dress was THE dress, I went to try it on a second time on a completely different date. The moment I walked out of the dressing room in it, Tennessee Whiskey started playing in the salon! That’s how I knew it was definitely my dress.”

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Photographer • Snapmotive, Location • The Colony House, Day of Coordinator • Pop the Champagne, Wedding Cake • Sweet Stella Dessert & Cake, Catering • 24 Carrots, Florist • McCoy’s Flowers, Bridal Shop • Ballew Bridal, Wedding Gown Designer • Martina Liana, Attendants’ Attire • Azazie, Tuxedos • Men’s Warehouse, DJ • VOX DJs, Photo Booth • GC Photobooth, Hair & MakeUp • Studio MM&B, Lighting • Elevated Pulse, Calligraphy • Decor Made Modern

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Registering for wedding gifts can become a bit overwhelming during the wedding planning process. Faced with many options, it can be difficult to narrow things down to make the right decisions. We have narrowed down a list of our favorite registries that offer unique items for couples to create their home. Not to mention: special deals to help save money, assistance and advice from registry experts, along with a variety of other tools that will make the wedding registry experience both enjoyable and easy!

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Glass Bazaar Exciting Gifts · Gourmet Cooking Classes Upscale Tabletop and Kitchen · Bridal Registry

Sign up for our Bridal Registry and your guests can order your wedding gifts online or in our store! (865)584-9072 6470 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 Every Wedding gift order includes FREE gift wrapping & LOCAL delivery.


Dillard’s offers a wide selection of items for every price range, so there are options for everyone to choose from regardless of the price you are aiming for. This store features classic brands that everyone loves like Kate Spade and Kitchen Aid. Their special registry completion program allows you to purchase remaining registry items at 20 percent off! Dillards makes it all convenient by allowing you to manage and make updates to your registry online and in store.


Every couple has their own style. Whether it’s traditional, modern, preppy, or casual, Belk has it all available for you to add onto your registry. There are items available for every budget, even those below $25! In-store bridal associates are available for any couple in need of advice. In addition to these amazing benefits, there is also a registry rebate opportunity to receive free gifts once you complete your registry!


There are no limitations when it comes to registering with Amazon. With everything from A to Z, millions of items are available at the click of a button. Couples are able to easily find what they want and need with everything in one place. Amazon also gives the option of creating a personal URL where you can add notes and highlight the items you love most for family and friends to see.


Zola is another unique and completely online registry website. Zola offers many special benefits including a personalized registry page, price matching to guarantee that you will always get the lowest price on your favorite items, exchanging gifts online for store credit, and a completion discount of 10 percent off of the entire site for one whole year! Zola makes registering a breeze.

Both in-store and online, Crate & Barrel offers exclusive collections of housewares and furniture provided by only top artists, designers, and local artisans. Couples also have the option to attend private registry events to receive advice from registry experts to know the best tips and tricks to make registering easier for them and their guests.

Bed Bath & Beyond

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Bed Bath & Beyond is the go-to store for all home goods. With a wide variety of items for all things bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and so much more, there is no doubt that Bed Bath & Beyond has everything couples need to create an ideal home. Register for a wide range of personalized wedding gifts -- tote bags, wine glasses, flutes, frames, the list goes on. Couples can create a Bed Bath & Beyond interactive checklist and book an in-store appointment to get help from experts. Bed Bath & Beyond helps finish it all up with complimentary announcement cards sent out to family and friends to notify them of their completed registry.


Macy’s offers a wide range of discounts, so couples will almost always find a good deal for the items they love most. Exclusive in-store savings and post-wedding discounts up to 20 percent for registry items that were needed but not able to be bought are incredible money savers for newlyweds. Macy’s holds exclusive collections from brands such as Martha Stewart and Hotel Collection that are not sold anywhere else, and with freebies given after completing the registry, there is no need to look anywhere else for all your home necessities!


Anthropologie offers a unique collection of modern, elegant, and bohochic home goods that can truly make a house feel like a home. This unique store provides couples with eclectic items that are sure to make a home feel warm and cozy. Brides can find amazing registry essentials with unconventional and colorful details. Anthropologie offers a 15 percent discount after completion, so newlyweds can have their perfect home while adding on to their savings too.

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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.



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“We knew right away that we wanted our colors to be pale pink and navy. We also used many multi color flowers in memory of my grandmother who loved gardening before passing away two years ago.”

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Location • The Side Porch, Photographer • Kadee’s Approach Photography, Wedding Planner • The Side Porch, Wedding Cake • Embree House Wedding Cakes, Catering • The Hare and Hound, Florist • Connie Timmons, Invitations • Elegant Wedding Invites, Bridal Shop & Attendants’ Attire • Annie’s Room, Wedding Gown Designer • Allure Bridal, Tuxedos/Suits • Moon Tuxedo - Allure, Videography • Lions Creative, DJ • Lions Creative - Dillon Ferrigno, Rehearsal Dinner • Bella Vita, Rental and Decor • Celebrate Rentals, Hair • Edge Hair Studio, Make-Up • HD Beauty, Accommodations • Double Tree by Hilton

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A wedding at The Estate at Cherokee Dock offers an unforgettable experience for the bride & groom-to-be, as well as their guests. We are Middle Tennessee’s premier wedding venue for those looking to host ceremonies and receptions on a privately gated 13+ acre waterfront estate on Old Hickory Lake in Lebanon, TN. We offer multiple spaces as the perfect backdrop to your wedding - including overnight accommodations for you and the entire wedding party!





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One of the questions brides often ask wedding planners is how to incorporate what their husband wants in their wedding ceremony and reception. Because bridal advertising and planning is often focused on the more feminine aspects of tying the knot, grooms often get left out of the picture entirely when it comes to incorporating their own needs and wants into the ceremony and reception. After years of weddings being full of flowers, pink and intricate details, more couples are turning to their spouse for inspiration because we must not forget - it’s their day too!

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1. CONSIDER MASCULINE INVITATIONS/PLACE CARDS When planning a wedding, it is important to make sure the groom’s interest is taken into consideration. There are several ways to incorporate masculine touches in your big day, even down to the choice of font style, including sticking to bold typography and darker colors over more feminine calligraphy. Instead of going for those blush pink invitations you’ve been looking at, try surprising your guests by going black or silver with touches of blue.

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2. EXPERIMENT WITH COLOR AND TEXTURE Don’t count out your spouse just because they’re a guy! Try asking your groom which colors and textures he likes when planning your venue design, as well as his decor preferences. You may be surprised at what he comes up with! One of the best ways to contrast feminine and masculine qualities is to consider color and texture as different elements. Many couples focus on using only a small color palette to design their wedding day style. Try using texture to add extra depth to the reception, including different fabrics, floral arrangements and table settings. Rich, earthy textures such as leather, pewter and bronze, as well as tree bark and moss also help to provide an extra masculine element. 3. PERSONALITY TYPE Chances are over the time you’ve been with your partner, you’ve gotten to know not only a lot about yourself but also about him. Men often fall into multiple personality categories, but can often be narrowed down into at least one or two character types. If your groom is a more outdoorsy type of guy, you may want to consider having an outdoor wedding with some special aspects of any recreational activities he enjoys doing. Maybe your guy prefers to spend time in the art studio and would prefer more creative elements in the reception (that could mean incorporating his own artwork, too!) Does your future husband have a fondness for brewing his own beer? Try booking a beer truck or using the bottles as table settings. 4. SPORTS TEAMS Score major points with your hubby by incorporating some team spirit into your wedding day. Whether he spends his free time watching the latest football game, out on the golf course or cheering on his favorite baseball team as they hit a home run, there are tons of fun ways to win over your crowd (and your man) by having a sports-inspired wedding reception. Using the team logo as a background for your nuptial monogram is one of our favorite ways to do this - and they can be placed on almost everything at the reception, including the menu, drinks, signage and as a light projection on the dance floor. Other ideas include naming signature cocktails after favorite sports teams or athletes as well as having a post-vow wedding tailgate complete with sports decor and memorabilia. 5. GROOM’S CAKE The groom’s cake is a long-standing tradition and totally an amazing way to let your man’s personality shine. Starting back in England in the late 19th century, the traditional wedding cake was considered too feminine for the groom at the time and it was thought that the groom should have a cake of his own. Years later the tradition has made its way to North America, and has since become more fun and wild than ever. Grooms cakes often have elements of activities, sports teams and other likes of the groom, including superhero designs and even beer can or football helmet shaped desserts.

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a Suit or a Tuxedo? By Julie Hancock

There is often some uncertainty from grooms on their wedding attire. Should you wear a suit or a tuxedo? And what is the difference between them anyway?? Don’t fret, we are here to save the day and help you decide which is better for your wedding! Whether you decide on a casual and cool suit or a classy and sexy tux, we can promise one thing: your S.O. won’t be able to take their eyes off of you! We have the answers you’re looking for to three of the most common menswear questions!


Before making a final decision, you need to really understand the differences between the two! The biggest difference is that a tuxedo has the presence of satin on it, while a suit does not. You will see satin on the lapels, buttons, and pocket lining of the tuxedo jacket, as well as a strip of satin down each pant leg. In contrast, suits have plastic or cloth-covered buttons and no satin parts. Tuxedos may also have additional components like a cummerbund or vest, while a suit may or may not be accompanied by a vest or suspenders. In addition, a bow tie is traditionally worn with a tux and a tie is worn with a suit, although this line has been blurred in modern times! Another difference between a suit and a tux are the color options. Generally, a tuxedo will only come in black or navy and possibly have pinstripes. A suit, however, comes in various shades, styles, and fabrics (you can even find denim suits, but we don’t exactly recommend that!). For some weddings, think an outdoor beach wedding, the groom will be more comfortable in a light colored suit made of a thinner fabric, and this can’t exactly be achieved in a tuxedo.


Definitely not! It is very common to see a groom and his groomsmen in suits for weddings. It does, however, depend on the wedding. For more casual weddings, a suit is perfect. If it is a very elegant affair, a tuxedo might be more fitting. A good way to help make your decision is to look at your S.O.’s outfit. If she is wearing an extravagant wedding gown, you would look a little underwhelming in a suit. On the other hand, if this is a casual rustic wedding and she is wearing a sweet lace dress with cowgirl boots, an elegant tuxedo might be silly. The entire theme of the wedding should give you a pretty good idea of which would work best. However, if your wedding is kind of on the line and you still aren’t sure, the best option is to just discuss with your S.O. Do they want the wedding slightly dressed up and made more elegant, or dressed down to stay casual? The two of you will be able to come to the right answer if you just take a minute to discuss what you’re looking for!


Not surprisingly, this varies depending on whom you’re asking and what exactly you’re looking for, although you’re very likely to find competitive rates between local providers. At retail, of course, a tuxedo is more expensive than a suit. When considering rental costs, however, which is definitely a more popular option at this time, you’ll likely find that tuxedo rentals start at a lower price point than suits. As with wedding dresses (and really anything in the wedding industry!), there is a huge range of prices for suits and tuxedos, so the best option is to take some time to check out a few stores and discuss it with the experts. They can lead you in the right direction and find something within any price range!

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In the end, the most important thing is that you and your partner are happy and that you are comfortable with your choice. Because let’s be real, the only thing that matters at your wedding is that you get married and get to start your happily ever after!

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Pro Tips: Weddings are no longer one-style fits all. The same can be said for your wedding dress! At The Pink Bride, we know that every bride has her own unique style. Whether it’s modern and simplistic or full-glam and high-fashion, there is a perfect wedding dress for every style bride! Not sure where you fit in? Never fear! We have narrowed down a list of styles to help you find your perfect wedding dress! THE MODERN BRIDE As a Modern Bride, you are drawn to simple minimalistic elegance. Your love for all things contemporary will leave you with a dress that is nothing short of BOLD! The clean lines of a sheath dress or the modern appeal of the bridal jumpsuit are sure to be top contenders for your dream dress pick. THE VINTAGE BRIDE Antique lace and vintage jewelry will be a prominent part of your wedding day look! Your love for the romantic feminine style will draw you to delicate lace gowns or the short length dresses of the Gatsby era.

Not sure where to begin? Trust your consultant! With years of experience, they are there to guide you in the right direction. Even if you are dead set on a particular style, try different ones on! Chances are you might be surprised. Stay true to you! Feeling Beautiful, comfortable, and confident in your dress is what really matters.

THE BOHEMIAN BRIDE Free-spirited and carefree, the Bohemian Bride is drawn to looks that reflect her personality. Empire waistlines and flowy chiffon are sure to catch your eye as you search for your dream dress! Flower crowns with the slightest hint of sparkle are sure to make an appearance on your special day!

THE CLASSIC BRIDE Your love for tradition is the mark of a Classic Bride. Your dreams of the perfect fairytale wedding will draw you to the princess-inspired ball gown. The Classic Bride may incorporate tulle or satin with just the right amount of embellishment.

THE RUSTIC CHIC BRIDE The Rustic Chic Bride exudes southern charm! Simple lace gowns and airy fabrics will stand out as you search for a dress. Cowboy boots and wildflowers will be the perfect accessories to your natural beauty style!

THE GLAM BRIDE You were made to walk the red carpet! The Glam Bride could never have too much sparkle. Your love for statement pieces, metallics, and bling will draw you to beaded gowns. The mermaid silhouette is sure to accent your drop-dead-gorgeous figure!

THE UNCONVENTIONAL BRIDE You are proud of your uniqueness and want it to shine through in every aspect of your wedding. Dresses with funky textures will draw you in. The unconventional bride won’t shy away from color. Your “something blue” may just be your wedding gown!

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Where Knoxville Gets Engaged

7923 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 | | 865-690-9568


We offer full catering for your wedding of up to 750 people and can customize the perfect menu.



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“We had a prominent Catholic tradition and Navy tradition during our wedding. Since Geoff is commissioned in the Navy, we exited the church in the traditional sword arch after the ceremony. Six men in uniform lined up facing each other with their swords on the front stairs and requested “a kiss to pass” before we could walk down the stairs.”




Ceremony Location • Church of the Assumption, Reception Location • Marathon Music Works, Photographer • Details Nashville, Wedding Planning Company • Alison Burry, Wedding Cake • The Puffy Muffin, Catering • Corky’s BBQ, Florist • LMA Designs, Invitations • Dear Addie, Attendants’ Attire • Calvin Klein, Tuxedos/Suits • Jos. A Bank, DJ • Spangler Entertainment, Photo Booth Rental • Details Nashville, Rehearsal Dinner • Pastaria, Rentals and Decor • Music City Tents & Events, Dance Floor Lights • Bright Event Productions, Wedding Activity • Pinewood Social

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Ceremony, Reception, & Accommodations · Green Door Gourmet, Photographer · BonPhotage, Hair & Makeup · Harper & Olive, Cake · Nashville Sweets, Catering · Maggiano’s Little Italy, Flowers · Wildflowers LLC., Invitations · Katie Gracin, Bridal Gown · Galia Lahav - Los Angeles, Groom & Groomsmen Attire · Hugo Boss, Videographer · Colling Films, DJ · DJ Aydamn, Photo Booth Rental · Southern Style Photobooths, Rentals and Decor · Southern Events Party Rental Company

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Anderson Party Rental offers dependable, quality products at a reasonable price with courteous and reliable service.


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tables • chairs • linens • china and glassware • candelabras • farm tables and chairs arbors • centerpieces • tent lighting • dance floor • decor • and more!

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At Blackthorn Club, experience the finest atmosphere in the Tri-Cities. Exchange your vows with the assurance of precision, quality, and kindness. Come and experience your event, and you’ll quickly discover how it is distinctly Blackthorn!

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“The most memorable moment of the day for me was when Alex and I shared our vows to one another in front of the people we love. I am a lover of words in any form so these were so special.”




Location • The Barn at Faith Farms, Photographer • Danielle Evans Photography, Wedding Cake • Sweet Beginnings by Elaine, Catering • Vernons Burnins Barbeque, Florist • Swank Floral, Bridal Shop • Lillian Ruth Bride

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Creation Studios

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Blaire Hall � Kyle Mitchell

“Our inspiration for our day was our relationship itself. The color palette was white and champagne with pops of color through greenery and florals to symbolize our relationship being renewed through Christ. The lucite tables and chairs reflected light beautifully which brought subtle sparkle to everything signifying the celebration of marriage. Our late night snack was Hard Knox Pizza and bottled coke which was our favorite date night spot! Our party favors were chocolate chip cookies from Tate’s, our favorite cookies.”

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Ceremony Location · Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, Reception Location · The Mill and Mine, Photographer · Finch Photo, Planner · Darla Walker Events, Catering · Simon Hall Private Chef, Cake · B & G Catering, Flowers · Samuel Franklin Floral, Invitations · The Happy Envelope, Bridal Gown · Bridals By Lori, Gown Designer · Lazaro, Attendants’ Attire · BHLDN, Groom & Groomsmen Attire · MS McClellan & Men’s Wearhouse, Transportation · Knoxville Area Transit Trolley, Videographer · Alex Widmer Video, Musicians · Az IzZ, Rehearsal Dinner · Marblegate Farm, Rentals & Decor · All Occasion Party Rentals, Hair & Makeup · Bangs and Blush, Beverage, Bartending, Servers, & Valet · The Pour Guys, Accommodations · The Tennessean Hotel

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Always and Forever...

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is the day you’ve dreamed of your entire life, and it is our pleasure to assist with every detail. The Adalea will skillfully deliver a flawless and extraordinary event customized to your vision. The Adalea’s goal is to provide you with an exquisite venue that will transport you and your guests into a world of luxury and style from the moment you arrive. A Wedding To Remember

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Experience gorgeous architecture with a rich history nestled within 143 acres of the most beautiful and luxurious countryside in middle Tennessee. The Adalea is the perfect setting for your upcoming Wedding. Whether you are planning an elaborate outdoor event or an intimate dinner, we will work with you to bring your vision to life and wow your guests.

What Not to DIY for Your Wedding By Katherine Whitehead

If you’re a crafty bride, you love two things: hot glue guns and mod podge. Nothing is better than a fresh coat of paint and a refurbished chair! With your wedding approaching, there is no better time to show off your trade than the present. However, while it may seem like a great idea to put those saved pins to use on your big day, sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals.

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PLANNING Although you may be organized and have dozens of planners and people dedicated to helping you plan your wedding, professional wedding coordinators can make the difference between a wedding that fits your style and one that feels less than what you envisioned. Whether you choose to go with a full-service, month of, or day of planner, they are there to make sure you and your fiance have the wedding of your dreams, giving you time to breathe as you prepare for your big day.

DRESS No matter how great you are with a needle and thread, your wedding is not the time to sew your own dress. Getting married is one of the biggest days of your life, and you’re going to want to look back on it knowing that you looked and felt your best. Choosing the gown of your dreams in store will allow you to make arrangements for any necessary fittings and alterations that couldn’t be done otherwise. Additionally, purchasing your gown from a reputable salon instead of from an online store guarantees you know exactly what you’re getting.

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS It may seem like a great idea to cut your own wildflowers for your floral arrangement, however, this can lead to some sad-looking flora. Most flowers should be cut and handled shortly before the event. You don’t want to spend the time before your ceremony putting yourself and others to work trimming stems and assembling bouquets. Hiring a seasoned florist is the best way to ensure beautiful blooms!


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It’s pretty likely that nearly everyone you know owns a camera, and as much as people think they know a thing or two about photography, there’s a good chance the photos could turn out less than stellar. Before you decide to let your friend take your wedding day photos, consider leaving it to the pros. A photographer is there to do one thing - photograph. Unlike your bestie with the fancy camera, they won’t be spending time socializing. Their job is to focus on you and the happy moments of your day. They know when and where the lighting is the best and will think of photos that your family may not.

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CAKE When it comes to preparing the perfect cake, it’s often better to let someone else do the baking. Even if you think you can save some bucks with a nice sheet cake, it may be overwhelming when it comes to figuring out how much to serve. Cake pros have experience planning wedding cakes, and a good sense of what it takes to give you the dessert you want, while making sure everyone at the reception leaves with a wonderful taste.

FOOD If you’re expecting a large amount of guests, preparing your own food for your reception is probably not a great idea. It takes a lot of work to make a large amount of food, which only adds to the list of things to do before the wedding. Consider hiring a caterer to help you in planning, cooking and serving your food and drinks. Caterers know what it takes to serve a crowd and can help you brainstorm how to make your menu stand out, while still keeping in mind your own personal touches. When you let them take over, they can figure out the logistics of transportation, storage and set up too.

Doing your own hair and makeup may seem reasonable, but it may be a better idea to see a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding day do’. Being in charge of your own look may lead to added stress and uncertainty as you get ready the day of your wedding. Try to hire a professional and set up a trial appointment so you know exactly what you want, This will help check another item off your list, allowing you to be on your way to the altar in no time!

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Dear Future Mr.& Mrs., At the Omni Nashville Hotel, we believe every couple should enjoy their wedding experience. From the initial planning details to pulling off the big day, you deserve to be spoiled throughout the entire process. We understand planning such an important event can be overwhelming and offer award-winning food and beverage, beautiful event spaces, and a professional wedding planner to help create luxurious weddings without the worry. Call our Wedding Specialist today to customize the experience that’s perfect for you.

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to NEVER FORGET By Julie Hancock

As you might know, wedding trends are constantly changing! There are some traditions that have generally stuck around, like white wedding dresses (although even that is being challenged now!), and there are other traditions that have been forgotten entirely. Here are 6 of our favorite classic wedding traditions that we think should be brought back to modern weddings!

1. NOT SEEING EACH OTHER BEFOREHAND This tradition is often seen in movies and TV, but if you ask any of your married friends there is a good chance that they saw each other before the ceremony. Why has this tradition become old news? Mostly for efficiency; instead of having your guests sit and wait for the newlyweds to take their pictures during a long cocktail hour, many couples opt to take most or all of their pictures before the ceremony and having a short or nonexistent cocktail hour before the reception. While we understand that this is sometimes the only option, there is something to be said about your first time seeing each other on your wedding day be the moment you step out into the aisle! 2. HAVING A GROOM’S CAKE This was commonplace as recent as the early 2000’s, but as wedding cakes become more grand and expensive, groom’s cakes are becoming increasingly less common. However, we love the idea of a groom’s cake! Not only does it allow for more unique flavors and fun designs (think the red velvet armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias!), but having a groom’s cake means more cake! And let’s be real, more cake is never a bad thing. 3. LITERALLY TYING THE KNOT! This is a popular phrase used by brides and wedding professionals alike, but where does it come from?? In Celtic tradition, the bride and groom had their hands literally tied together, but if that seems impractical for your wedding, tying a knot on its own is just as meaningful! Plus, the knot that you and your partner tie can be turned into sweet memorabilia for display in your home!

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4. PLANTING A TREE Planting a tree outside your home to celebrate a marriage was commonplace in some European countries, and we think it should become a thing in the US too! Not only are you doing a good deed (yay for planting trees!), you have a living, growing memory of your wedding that you can look at every day! Pine trees were often chosen since they represent luck and fertility, but we love the idea of customizing it based on your preferences. Since we are in the south, maybe a gorgeous Magnolia tree would be the perfect choice! 5. A MONTH-LONG HONEYMOON Ok, this might just be wishful thinking, but we think the most important wedding tradition to bring back is the month-long honeymoon! Something along these lines was common in many cultures. In some, the newlyweds took the month to settle into their new lives and homes, and in others, like in 19th century upper-class England, the couple took long tours of the country or holidays to locations like France and Italy. This can be modernized with half of your honeymoon being an awesome vacation and the other half being more of a staycation where you and your new spouse just enjoy spending time at home together! 6. A MONEY DANCE Originating in Poland in the 1900’s, a money dance is a super fun way to get some pocket change for your honeymoon and is quite entertaining for your guests! In a money dance, guests pay money (usually just a dollar!) for a chance to dance with one of the newlyweds. Generally, the maid of honor or best man holds the money, and alcohol is often involved. Overall, it’s a super fun tradition that we’d love to see it become popular in the US again!

Azlinn Alder � Jarrod Edwards


Ceremony Location • Smithwood Baptist Church, Reception Location • Holston Hills Country Club, Photographer • Ashley Spangler Photography, Wedding Cake • Rolo Camacho, Catering • Holston Hills Country Club, Florist • Always in Bloom, Invitations • Staples, Bridal Shop Elite Pour La Vie, Wedding Gown Designer • Saiid Kobeisy, Berta, Nicole Spose, Attendants’ Attire • ASOS Bridesmaid, Tuxedos/Suits The Black Tux, Videography • Bellavision Videography, Professional Musicans • Emily Ann Roberts, Rehearsal Dinner • The Southern Depot, Hair • Hair by Hali - Salon Biosye

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“We met at the University of Tennessee! It was Azlinn’s first semester in the Retail and Consumer Science program and Jarrod’s last semester in the Honors Engineering program! God crossed our paths at UT in just enough time to meet and fall in love!” 223 ·

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Pro Tip:

Becoming a MRS.


Be sure to get extra certified copies of your marriage license. In some cases, you will have to send off multiple copies to change your name on other identification forms.

By Samantha Viau Changing your name from Miss to Mrs. is a very exciting to-do! Be prepared though, changing your last name is a multi-step process. We have listed all of our simplest tips to make the name change as smooth as possible!

1. Get Your Marriage License The first step to changing your name is receiving the certified version of your marriage license. These are issued from your local courthouse, so they are able to answer any questions you may have!

3. Update Your Driver’s License Cruise down to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to update your last name on your driver’s license. Don’t forget to bring your certified marriage license and updated Social Security card.

2. Apply For A New Social Security Card Head to the Social Security Administration’s website to apply for a new card. Be sure to submit your proof of legal name change and proof of identity. Be patient, it usually takes about 10 days to receive your new card in the mail!

4. Change Your Bank Accounts & Credit Card Information If you and your hubs have a joint bank account or plan to open one, take a trip to your branch of choice. Be sure to bring your certified marriage certificate and updated driver’s license. Don’t forget to order new checks and cards with your name change, too!

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5. Get A New Passport If you plan to head out on a dreamy exotic honeymoon, don’t forget to get a new passport! Head to your local clerk’s office with your birth certificate, updated driver’s license, marriage license, and Social Security card. Be prepared to spend a little bit of money for this step! Don’t forget to call and inform your utility companies, insurance providers, and doctor’s offices of your new last name. Also, contact your airline frequent flyer program to ensure that your miles get transferred over! And finally, update your handle and bio to show off your new last name on all of your social media accounts!

Tricia Edwards ďż˝ Mark Faulkner

“We incorporated eating together as a tradition. Mark and I usually prepare and eat our meals every night as husband and wife. We wanted our family and friends to celebrate with us in this tradition. So we gathered for 3 nights in a row over dinner, including the wedding night, to enable everyone to meet and enjoy one another’s company. ”

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TREATS By Katherine Whitehead

When it comes to desserts, we can definitely be the first to say we have an undeniable sweet tooth. From cakes to cookies to our favorite frozen treats, there is nothing we love more than indulging in our ultimate craving. The hardest part about choosing a special treat for your big day is limiting yourself to only a few options. With so many types of desserts, it can be a difficult task to decide on the one that’s right for your reception.

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Who said cakes were just for birthday parties? If we had it our way, we’d be eating it for breakfast. Because this sweet bread can be made in a limitless number of ways, they are our ultimate go-to for wedding day desserts. The best part is, you don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional vanilla or chocolate. There are different varieties and textures that offer something for every palette. From angel food cake to sponge cake to even flourless cakes, there are many options. If you’re looking for something a little different, try a pound cake, fruit cake, cheesecake, or throw your guests a twist and have cute cupcakes as a special surprise.

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Cookies originate from the Netherlands. The name cookie, comes from the Dutch word “koekje” meaning “little cake”. They began as spoonfuls of cake batter cooked to test the oven temperature before ovens had thermometers. Today the small cookie has turned into a dessert industry empire. Whether they be our original favorite chocolate chip, or something more unique like strawberry cheesecake, cookies will always have a special place in our heart.


What better way to give your guests a taste of summer than to have pies at your reception? Pies are a totally nostalgic dessert that has us longing for the days of childhood summers and 4th of July parties, and with the infinite number of ways to create these delicacies, our taste buds are wanting more. The crust can be made from pastry dough or graham crackers while the filling allows unlimited possibilities, including apple, pecan, lime, or even something more sweet like chocolate.

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With its smooth texture, and deep richness, chocolate is one of those things we can all get behind. Harvested straight from cacao seeds found in the forests of the jungle, chocolate has become one of the most popular foods in the world. Because it comes in so many variations including solid chocolate, toppings like chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles, this divine treat is something that should be at the top of everyone’s list.

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If you’re looking for a more unique way to celebrate your wedding day, try incorporating some of your favorite candies. Some of our favorite ideas are to have a candy bar included after the main course of your reception, or to provide candy favors as a simple ‘thank you’ to your guests for attending.


Nothing is better at beating the heat than cold ice cream. Created out of frozen and churned cream, this dessert has been a fan favorite since day one. Because there are so many ways to make it, you can get creative on what kind you want. If you’re looking for something different try an Italian gelato with a milk base. Frozen custard is another great option as it uses egg yolks to provide a richer and creamier texture. For those guests that need something dairy-free, go for a fresh sorbet made from fruit puree. If you’re wanting a low-calorie ice cream, try frozen yogurt that substitutes cream for yogurt.


Custards and puddings are another great way to provide variety to your dessert options. These delicacies usually have a thick dairy base, the thickness ultimately determining whether it is a custard or pudding. Crème brûlée is a great baked custard to try, while pudding can be flavored with vanilla, chocolate or any other type of ingredient. Texture Photo

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Stefani Whalen � Ken Hulsey

“We knew we were falling in love while spending our first summer boating and surfing on the Illinois River!

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Location • Tellico Village Yacht Club, Photographer • Katie Childs Photo, Wedding Cake • Publix, Catering • Tellico Village Yacht Club, Invitations • Silhouette Blue Stationery, Bridal Shop & Wedding Gown Designer • BHLDN, Tuxedos/Suits • Macy’s, Professional Musicans & DJ • PatrickMichael Weddings, Accommodations • Hampton Inn Lenoir City- Econo Lodge-Lenoir City

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GET YOUR SKIN TO GLOW FOR YOUR BIG DAY We all know that stress can wreak havoc on our beautiful skin. Here are some ways to care for your skin as you prepare for your big day! First, as simple as it may sound; be sure to wash your face morning and night. Next, exfoliate with a product of your choice and try to get a dermaplaning every month for 3-4 months leading up to your big day. What is dermaplaning you ask? Dermaplaning is a delicate skin resurfacing procedure customized to fit your skin concerns. During this in-office procedure, a specialized instrument is utilized to gently and effectively remove the superficial epidermal layer of dead skin cells. Additionally villous hair (“peachfuzz”) and surface impurities are gently removed, giving your skin a beautiful glow. Using medical grade products is the best way to achieve the glow you desire for your big day. Medical grade products can be found in plastic surgery or dermatology offices. These products have been thoroughly tested and are proven to work. Most products that you buy at the drugstore or the big box retailers haven’t been tested and don’t have a high enough percentage of any one ingredient to be super effective. The three products we recommend investing in are a sunscreen that has Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as one of the active Ingredients, an antioxidant that contains Vitamin C and E as two of the main ingredients, and finally a retinoid. At Gilpin Facial Plastics, we customize all our skin care plans to each individual. A complimentary skin care consultation is included with each office visit. Should you be interested in just a skin care consultation we offer them for $50 and the cost of the appointment is then applied to the products purchased during the consultation. Lastly, one of the best investments you can make for your big day to give you a glow and smooth out any wrinkles is Botox and or filler. Botox ranges in costs depending on your goals. Botox treatments typically cost between $250 - $600 per treatment and last 3-4 months. Filler is a great way to enhance your lips, treat dark under eye circles, give more volume to the cheeks, and reduce the appearance of laugh lines. The best time to get filler is one month out from the big day. For more information on these services, check out our Instagram page @GilpinFacialPlastics. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly team at 615-942-7301.

Gilpin Facial Plastics extends the following offers to our Pink Bride clients and their friends and family. Ultimate Bride Prep Package Dermaplaning for 3 months prior to your wedding Botox a month before your wedding (20 units) Lip Filler – 1 Syringe 3 Skin Care Must Haves $1,000 (normally priced at $1,405) Bridesmaid Prep Package* aka the “Botox Party” Complimentary Botox for Bride or friend of her choice Bridesmaid Botox (20 units or more/per person) *Minimum of 5 people to book party Best if booked 1 month before wedding T | W · 240

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Location • The Bell Tower, Photographer • Rachel Moore Photography, Wedding Planning Company & Catering • Infinity Events & Catering, Florist • Forget Me Not Designs, Bridal Shop • Kleinfeld’s, Wedding Gown Designer • Pnina Tornai, Tuxedos/Suits • Jos. A. Bank, Rehearsal Dinner • The Southern, Make-Up • Glam by Natalie, Professional Musicans • Isaac Matthews

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Macy Fain � Ryan Galyon

“I followed the tradition of using something old, new, borrowed and blue. My something old and blue was a ring from my grandmother. My something borrowed was a pearl necklace from my mother and a bracelet my father gave her and my something new was my wedding ring set.”

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“Our entire wedding was so memorable that it’s almost impossible to pick one single moment that was the best. I think the most fun we had, however, was dancing the night away with our friends and family. The dancing was also fueled by our own personal cocktails that The Press Room let us design.”




Ceremony Location • Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Reception Location • The Press Room, Photographer • Kelsey Prater Photography, Wedding Planning Company • Windsor and Willow & The Press Room, Wedding Cake • Whisk N’ Batter, Catering • The Press Room, Bridal Shop • Lillian Ruth Bride, Wedding Gown Designer • Blue by Enzoani, Tuxedo • The Black Tux, Videography • 148 Films, Musicans • Young Hearts, Rehearsal Dinner • Elkmont Exchange, Rentals and Decor • Anderson Party Rental, Hair & MakeUp • Go Glamorous, Accommodations • The Oliver, The Tennessean

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When it comes to planning your wedding, the honeymoon can sometimes get overlooked. Because the time around your wedding is often spent dealing with ceremony details, finding a venue and booking a caterer, your special post-wedding vacay often means trying to navigate the highstakes world of rising airfare rates and booking the last AirBnb available. After all of the months spent planning your big day, there’s nothing you’d rather do than sit back, relax, and set sail on your ultimate getaway, so why not let someone else handle the planning? In order to ease the stress of traveling with your new spouse, here are three reasons you should use a travel agent for your honeymoon.

1. TIME SAVING With all of the time spent putting the finishing touches on your ceremony and reception, it is far more likely that you will have less time than you think to spend planning a vacation on top of that. A travel agent can do all of the hard work for you while giving you more time to think about your vows. Set up a time to meet with a travel agent and discuss your ideas for the ultimate honeymoon. Come up with a plan of a few destinations you would be interested in, along with a date range and budget. This will allow your agent to make the most of their time and yours.

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2. TRAVEL UPGRADES A travel agent can not only save you tons of money in the long run by finding the best deals, but they can also use their connections to hook you up with instant vacay upgrades, often including first-class seats on the flight and an oceanview room. If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own private tour guide, wine tasting session or spa experience, travel agents are your ultimate go-to for complete customization. Unlike the average person trying to book a vacation, travel agents have access to tons of resources that allow their clients to live like royalty and get a ton of extra perks in the process, like resorts and activities you may have never known about.

3. BACK-UP Ever arrive at your vacation destination and realize that it truly isn’t how you imagined? With your travel agent, you’ll have a constant backup to talk to should you run into any unforeseen circumstances. Think of it like having your own fairy godmother right at the touch of your phone. Instead of spending your trip waiting for it to be over, just give them a call and they can make your wishes come true. If your room isn’t cutting it for you or your tour guide ends up bailing, travel agents are there to provide support and make other arrangements.

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Ceremony Location · Christ United Methodist Church, Reception Location · The Cadre Building, Photographer · Kelly Ginn Photography, Planner · Ellen Thomas Event Design, Cake · The Flour Garden, Catering · Draper’s Catering of Memphis, Flowers · DeClerk Wray Designs, Invitations · RSVP Stationers, Bridal Gown · Maggie Louise Bridal, Gown Designer · Monique Lhuillier, Attendants’ Attire · Bella Bridesmaids, Videographer · Malik Sharp Photography & Film, Musicians · Memphis Soul Revue, Rehearsal Dinner · Old Dominick Distillery, Rentals and Decor· White Door Events, Hair · Beauty by Brady, Makeup · Kasey Acuff Makeup Artist

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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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2019 HONEYMOON D E S T I N AT I O N S By Julie Hancock

After the long and sometimes grueling months of wedding planning and preparation, you and your new spouse deserve the honeymoon of your dreams! Not sure where you want to go? Can’t decide between white sand and blue waters or striking mountains and deep fjords? No problem! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most amazing honeymoon destinations as well as an idea of what type of couple would most enjoy said location, all in the hopes of helping you decide where to have your perfect honeymoon!

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COSTA RICA White beaches, clear blue waters, and endless adventure awaits you in Costa Rica! This central American country is a hit for those who like a healthy mix of relaxing by the beach and getting an adrenaline rush from activities like zip lining through the jungle. Less expensive and less crowded than somewhere like Hawaii, Costa Rica lets you and your spouse get an authentic and romantic tropical experience at a great price. If you’re the type of couple who loves warm weather and a combo of adrenaline-inducing adventure and total relaxation, Costa Rica might be the place for you!

GREECE Steeped in a rich history and overflowing with unique and wonderful culture, Greece is the perfect choice for your honeymoon destination! The picturesque white buildings of Santorini are a great backdrop for your romantic dinners, then brush up on your ancient history in Athens. The food is great, the water is clear, and the two of you will make unforgettable memories! If the two of you like beautiful beaches, perfect weather, and have a passion for history and culture, then you can’t go wrong with Greece!

JAMAICA The gorgeous Caribbean island of Jamaica has so much more to offer than the stereotypical idea of Jamaica that so many Americans have! This lush island has incredible hiking opportunities, stunning beaches, and the food is to die for! Jamaica has been increasing in popularity as a honeymoon destination, but it is still affordable and has a sense of unspoiled beauty that will make you wish you never had to leave! For those who love affordable luxury and amazing culture, Jamaica is the place to be!

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THAILAND Thailand is starting to be recognized for what it is: one of the most beautiful places in the world! This tropical country in Southeast Asia is known for its amazing beaches, ancient ruins, and extremely low prices! While a flight to Thailand might cost more than many of the locations on this list, the cost of everything else more than makes up for it. If you and your spouse are interested in trying new foods and having a totally unique experience, consider Thailand! It’s perfect for adventure seekers who like getting more bang for their buck.

PORTUGAL This small country on the western edge of Spain is filled to the brim with culture, but still not filled with as many tourists as its bigger neighbor! Portugal has a rich and exciting history but doesn’t get the huge numbers of tourists that Spain does, making it a great place for a honeymoon. The capital city of Lisbon is vibrant and beautiful, mixing traditional architecture and heritage with a modern way of living. If you like exploring new cities, taking trips to rural countryside, and being surrounded by history, then Portugal is just right! You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon to this gorgeous country!

NAPA VALLEY For a honeymoon destination that’s a bit closer to home, you can’t go wrong with Napa Valley! Wine, sun, and endless relaxation can be expected when you head to the California wine country. Napa is all about luxury, so prepare to feel pampered! Your days will be filled with good food and good wine, and really, does it get better than that? For the couple who doesn’t want to worry about stressful planning, a honeymoon to Napa Valley is simple, relaxing, and allows you to just worry about which wine you want to try next!

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VANCOUVER Calling all hikers! Vancouver is one of the best places in North America for hiking, and you and your spouse will never run out of trails to take! Additionally, Vancouver has a vibrant city life, tons of amazing restaurants, and it is right on the Pacific ocean. If you aren’t in the mood to hike one day, you can take a whale watching tour and see some once in a lifetime sights! So for the couples who appreciate a short flight, amazing green-filled forests, and lots of outdoor activities, Vancouver is the perfect choice for you.

ITALY It’s a well-known fact that Italy is known for its romance! Ever since Shakespeare chose fair Verona as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, lovers have chosen this Mediterranean country for romantic getaways. There are so many things for you to do; wine tasting in Tuscany, sightseeing in Rome, shopping in Milan, and so much more! Taking a tour of Italy with your spouse sounds like the ideal way to spend your honeymoon to me! If you are fans of art, history, culture, amazing food, and splendid weather, then you and your new spouse will have the time of your lives in Italy!

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A honeymoon in Cuba isn’t quite as straightforward as the rest of the locations in this list, but it just might be worth the trouble! The lively capital of Cuba, Havana, seems to be frozen in time and is a completely unique honeymoon location for the two of you to enjoy. There are restrictions for Americans who wish to visit Cuba, due to the trade embargo, but it isn’t impossible. If you and your spouse are up to the task of getting approved to visit Cuba, you’ll be in for the trip of a lifetime complete with delicious food, unique culture, and so many great photo ops!

So much space for activities! The rugged landscape of Norway is the perfect location for the adventurous couple. Much of the country is wilderness, providing ample opportunities for hiking, boating, horseback riding, and many more outdoor activities. The extremely unique cuisine will surprise and delight you, and the photo opportunities at the many fjords are almost worth the trip on its own! Prepare yourself for a feast of lutefisk and aquavit, and remember to always toast with a lively “Skål!” If the two of you enjoy rugged outdoors, beautiful sights, and aren’t afraid to try new foods, Norway is the best honeymoon spot for you!

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CATERING Archer’s BBQ 865.394.9580 Knoxville TN


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Downtown Dish Catering 901.544.9103 Memphis TN


Impressions Catering 423.614.4051 Cleveland TN


Infinity Events & Catering 615.369.6474 Nashville TN


Pratt’s Catering 423.246.2500 Kingsport TN



Tellico Village Yacht Club 8, 124 865.458.4363 Loudon TN The Sand Lady from Royal Travel 865.977.1402 Maryville TN


Whitestone Inn LLC 865.376.0113 Kingston TN




Studio Novo 615.679.9962 Nashville TN


The Sweat House 615.490.6565 Nashville TN


The Sand Lady from Royal Travel 865.977.1402 Maryville TN

TYLT Cycle 901.598.8320 Nashville TN



FLORAL PRESERVATION Flowers Forever LLC 901.496.1707 Byhalia MS

HONEYMOON Linda Dancer with Honeymoons Inc 931.337.0770 Crossville TN

FleetWood 865.584.4554 Knoxville TN 86




JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES Lamon Jewelers 865.690.9568 Knoxville TN



T Villager Designs 615.390.5902 Nashville TN

Shed Fitness 615.424.8973 Nashville TN


Always in Bloom 865.558.5769 Knoxville TN


Branching Out 615.915.0043 Nashville TN


Echelon Florist 865.690.7427 Knoxville TN


Enchanted Florist 615.647.7712 Nashville TN


LB Floral 865.313.3404 Knoxville TN


Lisa Foster Floral Design 865.951.0660 Knoxville TN


Flower Shop 865.981.4222 Maryville TN


Melissa Timm Designs 865.399.4916 Knoxville TN


Bringin’ the Booth Photo Booth 103 252.715.1076 Knoxville TN

Samuel Franklin’s Floral & Home 865.457.1133 Clinton TN



MUSIC/ ENTERTAINMENT Choice DJs 615.243.8570 Nolensville TN


DJ Express 423.764.9000 Bristol TN


Harpstrings 423.239.7152 Kingsport TN


Sequoyah Entertainment 865.335.5722 Knoxville TN


Sound Force 800.529.9278 Chattanooga TN


Sound Revue 865.388.2286 Dandridge TN



AngelaDawn Portraits 865.617.2366 Knoxville TN


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Ashley Spangler Photography 865.680.4195 Sevierville TN


Mile Marker Images 865.446.0487 Knoxville TN


Campbell Party Rentals 865.683.3456 Knoxville TN


Candice Jones Photography 615.653.8061 Woodbury TN


Photography by Janae 615.513.9994 Hermitage TN


Celebrate Rentals 423.282.4142 Johnson City TN


Danielle Evans Photography 865.357.5800 Knoxville TN


Roxy & Jon Photography 865.805.8702 Maryville TN


Elegant Chair Solutions 901.347.2473 Memphis TN

Details Nashville 615.567.3850 Nashville TN


Saul Cervantes Wedding Photography 195 615.294.8475 Nashville TN

Hicks Convention Services 901.272.1171 Memphis TN


Elizabeth Looney Photography 901.569.0808 Memphis TN


Shanell Bledsoe Photography 173, 259 865.544.8870 Knoxville TN

Luma Designs 855.488.LUMA Chattanooga TN


Tara Kneiser 865.238.5804 Knoxville TN



Texture Photo 706.590.3000 Knoxville TN


Waldorf Photographic Art 865.567.5755 Knoxville TN


Westland Farms Studio 252.715.1076 Knoxville TN


Frozen Exposure Photo & Cinema 615.596.0687 Spring Hill TN


Golden Joy Photographer 615.916.0880 Maryville TN


J. Michelle Photography 865.617.3416 Oneida TN


Jaimie Renee Photography 865.385.7677 Knoxville TN


Jessica Lee Photographic Art 865.300.9908 Sevierville TN


JustKenna Photography 571.337.2832 Abingdon VA


Kadee’s Approach Photography 865.809.9757 Piney Flats TN


Katrina Serene Photography 423.620.9399 Bulls Gap TN


Kelsey Prater Photography 865.806.8526 Oak Ridge TN


Madeline Trent Photography 281.687.3116 Johnson City TN


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BrideScan 86, 259 865.531.3941

TUXEDOS American Tuxedo 901.761.2848, 901.753.8897 Memphis TN


Giorgio Men’s Warehouse 423.756.5080 Chattanooga TN Regal Tuxedo 865.531.9998 Knoxville TN


Bon Ton Cafe 119, 129 901.525.0883 Memphis TN

Street Tuxedo 615.771.0948 Franklin TN


Ciao Bella 120, 190 901.205.2500 Memphis TN



The Edwin Hotel 423.713.5900 Chattanooga TN


RENTALS/ DECOR All Occasions Party Rentals 865.588.1131 Knoxville TN


Anderson Party Rental 865.984.7368 Alcoa TN


UNIQUE PRODUCTS/ SERVICES East Tennessee Portables 865.522.9958 Knoxville TN


The Expansion Group Unlimited, LLC 54 901.471.2120 Memphis TN The Sparkling Pearl 865.659.8036 Knoxville TN


VENUES Adalea 118, 212 615.685.3303 Chapmansboro TN Allandale Mansion 36, 118 423.229.9422 Kingsport TN Allandale Vintage Barn 118, 244 423.229.9422 Kingsport TN Angel’s View Wedding Chapel LLC 1800.758.6604 Sevierville TN


Avalon Country Club 118, 138 865.986.4653 Lenoir City TN Avon Acres 615.333.2650 Memphis TN Balinese Ballroom 901.522.1144 Memphis TN


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Bearden Banquet Hall 235 865-588-0051 Knoxville TN Bell Buckle Banquet Hall 931.389.0223 Bell Buckle TN

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Blackthorn Club 423.913.3164 Jonesborough TN


Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club 119, 210 615.824.6528 ext.228 Hendersonville TN Bluff Mountain Inn 865.908.0321 Sevierville TN


Cadre Building 125, 129 901.544.9103 Memphis TN

Calhoun’s Banquets & Copper Cellar Catering 107, 119 865.673.3399 Knoxville TN 865.673.3399 Knoxville TN 865.685.0850 Oak Ridge, TN 865.436.6004 Gatlinburg, TN 865.851.9088 Knoxville TN Carnegie Hotel 120, 162 423.979.6417 Johnson City TN Castleton Farms 120, 197 865.376.9040 Loudon TN Chattanooga Zoo 423.697.1322 Chattanooga TN


Cooper’s Cove 865.448.3960 Townsend TN


Country Manor Acres 865.448.9652 Townsend TN

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Double Tree by Hilton / Johnson City 103, 120 423.929.2000 Johnson City TN Esplanade Memphis 901.753.3333 Cordova TN


Events at East 96 121, 228 615.412.9901 Lascassas TN General Morgan Inn 121, 166 423.787.1000 Greeneville TN Grace Meadows Farm 45, 121 423.794.0246 Jonesborough TN Grandview (See Rock City) 121, 155 706.820.7920 Lookout Mountain TN

Hale Springs Inn 423.921.4772 Rogersville TN


Hard Rock Café Nashville 116, 121 615.742.9900 Nashville TN Hermitage Golf Course 121, 150 615.847.4001 ext. 4 Nashville TN Hillwood at Davies Manor 122, 204 901.386.0715 Bartlett TN Horton Events 74, 122 615.800.4298 Nashville TN Hutton Hotel 122, 146 615.712.2302 Nashville TN Jackson Terminal 202 865.521.1300 the-jackson-terminal Knoxville TN Knoxville Convention Center 865.522.5669 Knoxville TN


Knoxville Museum of Art 122, 236 865.934.2048 Knoxville TN Legacy K Farm 122, 130 615.636.4331 Ashland City TN Marathon Music Works 76, 122 615.891.1781 Nashville TN Margaritaville Island Hotel 865.774.2300 Pigeon Forge TN


Meadhaven 123, 154 865.567.9388 Louisville TN MeadowView Marriott Resort 123, 247 423.578.6619 Kingsport TN

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Memphis Zoo 63, 123 901.333.6500 Memphis TN

The Everlasting Pond 615.444.2008 Watertown TN

Metro 67 123, 159 901.578.2630 Memphis TN

The Guesthouse at Graceland 29, 125 901.473.6061 Memphis TN

Morton Museum 116, 123 901.457.2650 Collierville TN

The Harding House 615.369.6474 Nashville TN


Omni Nashville Hotel 123, 219 615.782.5300 nashville/weddings Nashville TN

The Kincaid House 865.607.4110 Clinton TN


Riverside Events at Ridgefield 33, 124 423.246.2500 Kingsport TN Smith Event Centers 34, 124 865.281.1468 Maryville TN Southern Charm Venue 124, 216 423.715.8112 Cleveland TN Sugar Hollow Retreat 833.869.6011 Butler TN


Tellico Village Yacht Club 8, 124 865.458.4363 Loudon TN The Barn at Mayo Farm 615.543.6805 Madison TN


The Bell Tower 92, 125 615.369.6474 Nashville TN The Bridge Building 92, 125 615.369.6474 Nashville TN The Edwin Hotel 423.713.5900 Chattanooga TN


The Estate at Cherokee Dock 125, 180 615.609.0099 Lebanon TN

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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 30, 127 865.633.9000 Knoxville TN

VIDEOGRAPHY Details Nashville 615.567.3850 Nashville TN



The Lily Barn 126, 139 865.448.9895 Townsend TN The Quarter 92, 126 615.369.6474 Nashville TN The Sewanee Inn 931.598.3627 Sewanee TN


The Showroom at Five Points 865.673.3399 Knoxville, TN


The Signal 126, 135 615.891.1781 Chattanooga TN The Venue at Lenoir City 127, 152 865.816.0334 Lenoir City TN The Virginian Golf Club 127, 181 276.645.7050 Bristol VA Tunica RiverPark 127, 153 866.517.4837 Robinsonville TN Vanderbilt University 127, 231 615.343.0371 Nashville TN Whitestone Inn LLC 865.376.0113 Kingston TN


WindRiver 865.988.1864 Lenoir City TN


Darla Walker Events 865.235.2500 Knoxville TN


Margaret Claire’s Wedding & Events 91 865.599.4264 Knoxville TN

WEDDING SHOWS The Pink Bride® Wedding Shows 865.531.3941 Chattanooga TN Knoxville TN Memphis TN Nashville TN Tri-Cities TN Birmingham AL



SHOW Jan. 6, 2019 Knoxville

July 14, 2019 Chattanooga

Jan. 13, 2019 Nashville

July 21, 2019 Memphis

Jan. 20, 2019 Birmingham Memphis

July 28, 2019 Knoxville

Jan. 27, 2019 Chattanooga Feb. 3, 2019 Tri-Cities

August 4, 2019 Nashville August 11, 2019 Birmingham Sept. 22, 2019 Tri-Cities

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The Difference Between an Ordinary Marriage and an Extraordinary Marriage is in Giving Just a Little ‘Extra’ Every Day, as Often as Possible, for as Long as We Both Shall Live. - Fawn Weaver

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A wedding at The Estate at Cherokee Dock offers an unforgettable experience for the bride & groom-to-be, as well as their guests. We are Middle Tennessee’s premier wedding venue for those looking to host ceremonies and receptions on a privately gated 13+ acre waterfront estate on Old Hickory Lake in Lebanon, TN. We offer multiple spaces as the perfect backdrop to your wedding - including overnight accommodations for you and the entire wedding party!




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The Pink Bride TN Weddings Spring 2019  

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

The Pink Bride TN Weddings Spring 2019  

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