Amanda + James

Amanda and James were one of our sweet couples we were able to Day Of Coordinate for out near Memphis, Tennessee!

The wedding and reception was held at the gorgeous, historic Twin Oaks in Humboldt, Tennessee. 

The Friday of the rehearsal, it was sunny, blue skies out but the morning of the wedding the rain came...which eventually turned into snow!

The best thing about having a Day Of Coordinator is you never have to stress about a rain (or snow) plan! We grabbed our backdrop out of the car, and transformed the reception hall into a ceremony space. 

The bride and groom's first look was one of the most emotional and sweet we've ever seen captured perfectly by Evan David Photography

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and the reception fit the weather perfectly with it's cute and cozy coffee bar! We added some adorable signs to give the bride and groom a signature drink. 

James serves in the military, giving their cake cutting a unique twist!

They braved the snowy cold for some stunning pictures, and the whole wedding party were troopers!

After a wonderful ceremony and reception, the bride and groom were treated to a spectacular send off...military style!

If you'd like to see more of Amanda's beautiful gown or the details of their big day, head to our Pinterest

Venue // Twin Oaks
Photography // Evan David Photography
Day of Coordinator // Team Wedding

Arvind + Anjali

Arvind and Anjali's wedding was such an incredible experience for our team. It was our first Indian wedding, and we could not have been luckier than to celebrate it with such a wonderful group of people.  This amazing celebration was a stunning blend of south and north Indian ceremonies, full of joy, color, and love. All of these mesmerizing photos were captured by Bryan Allen Photo. 

I didn't actually get to meet this sweet couple until their engagement party, but I got to work with the bride's parents, Akhalesh and Veenita, who I absolutely adore. They're so kind and funny, and I love their spirit.

The wedding began with a south India ceremony at their house. The groom was welcomed and then had a special ceremony, followed by the bride being welcomed and joining her groom for a garland exchange.

The two shared in a sacred ceremony surrounded by friends and family. It was a cold day, but everyone was so happy it warmed the place right up!

From there the days ceremonies turned into a fun and vibrant mehndi party at the Knoxville Museum of Art where guests had henna done, enjoyed toasts from the bride and grooms friends, and danced the night away to DJ Jaz.

The theme for the evening was a peacock inspired look, and so we surprised the bride with a peacock made out of flowers!

After a fun evening, the next day more festivities continued with the north Indian celebration at Springtree Farms. From the baraat to the brides entrance, all the way through the ceremony...every thing looked amazing with the backdrop of the mountains.

After the ceremony, it was time for the reception! Beautifully set up by All Occasions, it was held in a large tent covering tables of purple, yellow, and green.

The evening was full of amazing toasts, group performances, and a whole lot of dancing! The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display. 

Throughout all of the ceremonies, I was so lucky to be able to witness the love that Arvind and Anjali have together. They had so much fun and shared in so many special moments, it was easy to see that it is true love. 

To see all the gorgeous details of their wedding, head to our Pinterest

Photography // Bryan Allen Photo
Venue // Springtree Farms and Knoxville Museum of Art
Caterer // Sitar
DJ // DJ Jaz
Floral // Team Wedding and Fifty Flowers
Tent and Rentals // All Occasions Party Rentals
 

Ali + Alex

I don't think you could find a sweeter couple than Ali and Alex, and we were so thrilled to be a part of their big day!

Ali looked absolutely stunning in her gown, and was surrounded by the kindest and most loving bridesmaids!

Alex looked so handsome, and had a great group of guys behind him!

These two love birds went with a grey, navy, and blush palette to bring a delicate elegance to their spring wedding at The Standard captured perfectly by JOPHOTO

Megan Connors Floral Design put together stunning centerpieces and bouquets that perfectly reflected the beauty of the spring day! The tall centerpieces alternated with lower ones to give the room more height and variety. 

Instead of favors, the couple donated money to a cause that was near to their heart, the Shelby Foundation

Perhaps the most special moment of the evening was a special surprise Alex had for Ali during their first dance. He had Ben Rector record a video of him singing their first dance song, and the surprise video had the whole room in tears. 

The entire evening was magical, and we were so happy to be a part of it! For more details and to pin your favorite parts for inspiration, head to our Pinterest

Venue // The Standard
Photography // JOPHOTO
DJ // Special Notes Entertainment
Floral // Megan Connors Floral Design
Planner // Team Wedding
Bar // Pour Guys
Rentals // Event by Rothchilds
Catering // El Charro
Desserts // Bradford Catered Events
Cakes // Publix
Video // Two Arrow Cinema
Ceremony Musicians // Smoky Mountain Wedding Music
 

Pecolia + Ryan

This sweet, winter wedding was overflowing with love and family. From the moment you see Pecolia and Ryan together it's evident that they are meant to be. 

Their wedding was held at Ravenswood Mansion, a historic house in Brentwood, Tennessee. 

Pecolia and Ryan are two of the sweetest, happiest people you'll ever meet. You seriously love them as soon as you meet them. 

Pecolia had a stunning dress and heels that would make any bride drool!

Her colors were marsala, grey, and pink...a perfect palette for a winter wedding!

We thought that Pecolia and Ryan's first look was one of our favorites last year. It was too cute for words!

The only thing that could make these two more swoonworthy is this adorable little one...who stole the spotlight with his cute suit and winning smile!

We pretty much sobbed through their ceremony because they shared the most perfect vows we've ever heard!

And the party that followed after was just as amazing! The groomsmen (fraternity brothers of the groom) did a sweetheart song for the bride, and the dance floor was packed. This was all leading up to the amazing snow-filled send off for the newly-weds!

We loved being a part of their big day and are so glad to have them in our lives. If you want to see more of their gorgeous winter wedding, head to our Pinterest!

Venue // Ravenswood Mansion
Photographer // Peerless Photography
Caterer // Sopapillas
Planner // Team Wedding
Flowers // Fifty Flowers designed by Team Wedding
Videography // Peerless Weddings
Cake // Nashville Sweets
DJ // Snyder Entertainment
Hair // Lucy Pop Salon
Makeup // Ginger Sharp/ Nordstrom
Bartender // Cork Dorks Midtown

 


 

Chelsea + Jonathan

We love destination brides and grooms, and this Smoky Mountain wedding was one of our favorites from last summer. 

Chelsea and Jonathan came up from Florida to enjoy the stunning mountains of Tennessee for their special day. 

Chelsea wore a beautiful bohemian gown and carried lush greenery and baby's breath. 

They got married at the Wilderness Lodge in the Smoky Mountains, and enjoyed a secluded and intimate ceremony. 

The ceremony included a special mediation lead by close friends, acoustic music, and a shot to start their new adventure together! Surrounded by greenery, we simply added a vintage ladder and a garland with floral touches to give a nice backdrop for the ceremony. 

The reception was at that cabin and was a relaxed, picnic-style set up with a breathtaking mountain view. 

The tables and pallets for the reception were antique books and charming bohemian style bottles and wildflowers. 

Blankets and pillows scattered the ground so guests could enjoy board games, conversation, and dinner.

The dinner was Mellow Mushroom pizza and the incredible cake was made by friends. Guests spent the evening under the stars and bistro lights dancing the night away. 

We loved being a part of this wedding, and it was such a fun and magical night. It was amazing how much love was felt by everyone. 

For more pics and details of this lovely day, check out our Pinterest

Venue // Wilderness Lodge
Photographer // Cassie Lopez Photography
Catering // Mellow Mushroom
Musicians // Smoky Mountain Wedding Music
Flowers // Team Wedding
Planner // Team Wedding

Ashley + Jason

Ashley + Jason

Joy would have to be the one word that summarizes the experience of working with Ashley and Jason. 

Ashley and I connected over Facebook and immediately I knew I HAD to be her wedding planner. She is so funny and bubbly, her laid back disposition made getting to know her so much fun and made planning a privilege. 

The two are from Florida but tied the knot in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains. 

While the bride got ready with her gals, the groom and the guys went fly fishing.

The ceremony was held at Spence Cabin and no one could hold back the waterworks with this special union.

Not only was the groom committing to his lovely bride, but to his new son as well. 

Ashley's son walked her down the aisle, with a special part of the ceremony uniting the three of them. 

After the ceremony by the river, the reception was held down the road at the Appalachian Clubhouse. 

Illuminated by bistro lights, the intimate reception was full of wildflowers and wild fun!

The bouquets were done by the talented Melissa Timm Designs. 

The bouquets were done by the talented Melissa Timm Designs. 

The love in the room was overwhelming, and this was one of our favorite weddings of the year. 

For more details of this beautiful day, check out our Pinterest!

Venue // Spence Cabin
Photographer // Artful Life Studios
Florist // Melissa Timm Designs
Wedding Planner // Team Wedding
DJ // Mobile DJ Entertainment
Cake // Amanda Floyd Spears
Catering // Miss Lily's BBQ
Videographer // Loree Videography
Bar // Pour Guys

 

Carey + Doug

Carey + Doug

A colorful, bohemian style wedding that brought out Carey and Doug's vivid personalities and bright love!

Sydney + Nick

When you're planning a wedding long distance you don't always get to meet your vendors, and sometimes not even your planner!

But as soon as I met Sydney and Nick, I couldn't help but love them for their love for one another. From the sweet details they included on their day to the way they smiled at one another, it was such an beautiful and loving wedding. 

 

Sydney and Nick celebrated their love at the stunning Homewood in Asheville, NC. 

The ceremony was held outside, accented by the deep reds, blushes, and golds of the bridesmaids dresses and flowers. (Click to see more!)

Afterwards the romantic reception was held inside the main hall of the castle with flowing garlands accented with gold blush. The guest's favors, glasses with the two states of the bride and groom printed on them, were set out on the chargers. Click through to see more!

But out of all the beauty and fun of the evening, there was one moment that absolutely stood out and that was Nick's face while he looked at his bride!

To see more of their lovely wedding, check us out on Pinterest. 

Vendors

Venue // Homewood
Photographer // Leah Moyers Photography
Caterer // Celine and Company
Planner // Team Wedding 

Kelly + Ben

Kelly had the difficult job of planning a long distance wedding...all the way from Colorado!

It was such a joy being able to work with her and help relieve a little of that stress for her special day. 

These two love birds are not just adorable, but they're also super cool people. We're delighted to share this look into the day with gorgeous photos by Juicebeats Photography.

They had their ceremony at the gorgeous Ijams Nature Center in a peaceful meadow. It was an intimate ceremony highlighted by the stunning floral arch created by Megan Connors

The flowers were a white, green, and blue palette, and guests cooled off with wooden fans. Click on the image below to see more!

After the ceremony guests headed to the English pub in Knoxville's Old City, Crown and Goose. 

The alley-way feel with fairytale-esque decor was the perfect backdrop for a laid back evening of fun and merriment! Click on the image below to see more.

Guests enjoyed food prepared by Crown and Goose and danced the night away. We fell in love with all the wonderful people we met!

We were so honored to be a part of the day, and thankful to have met these two!

For more images of the day check out our Pinterest!

Vendors:

Photography - Juicebeats Photography

Ceremony Venue- Ijams Nature Center

Reception Venue- Crown and Goose

Officiant - Sandra Tracy

Flowers- Megan Connors

Cake- Cheryl McMillian

Coordinator/Planner - Team Wedding

 

Chris + Chelsea's Secret Garden Wedding

When I say that Fate brought me and these two together, I don't mean that lightly. I mean, all the stars aligned and our paths had crossed a million times and the universe blessed me with these two amazing people. 

 

From the moment I met them, it was hard not to love them. They are both drop dead gorgeous, for starters, but they are also the most kind hearted, sweet, and fun people a planner could hope to work with. 

They wanted their big day to have a vintage, secret garden feel. A fairytale undertone that highlighted the enchantment and wonder of love, and a reflection of the love that so evidently blossoms between them each day. 

Her bouquet from Lisa Foster Design was a stunning array of lavender, ivory, and white with vibrant, textured greenery. 

The bridesmaids carried fragrant bundles of lavender. 

The wedding was held at the Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City, Tennessee. It's a historical building filled with intricate works of art and a towering staircase. The grounds created the perfect, wooded atmosphere for a true garden setting. 

The day of the wedding it was pouring rain. And by pouring I mean, we couldn't see in front of us, torrential down-pour kind of rain. The mason jar lanterns we had strung through the trees kept filling up with water, the garland flowers would stay in, and we were soaked to the bone.

But we were determined to make it enchanting, even if that meant sending our team to the store for new clothes!

Luckily, the moment the bride arrived the clouds parted, the sunshine came out, and the weather was perfect the entire evening. 

Lanterns, candles, and garland graced the front of a worn down barn, and created an ethereal setting for the ceremony. 

The two shared their vows under the glimmering lanterns, and shared in a special unity ceremony. They watered a special butterfly bush with water from both houses, that will forever grow in their new home. 

The pictures after the ceremony were just as magical, as they enjoyed a beautiful swing made just for the wedding and basked in the setting sun. We loved getting to see how in love these two are!

Their wedding party was just as wonderful as they are, full of fun, laughter, and good spirits. 

As guests entered the reception, they wandered up a candlelit path to a trove of pictures of Chelsea and Chris. After signing a guestbook picture, they found their escort card on a vintage key. 

Each table centerpiece was created with antiqued trinkets reminiscent of favorite fairy tales and stories of love. 

After a delicious meal provided by Bradford Catered Events, the party got started!

They danced the night away until their unique send off, which lead them through a tunnel of family and friends "ringing" them into their new adventure with the sound of hundreds of antique bells!

We were so honored to be a part of their big day, and I'm especially honored to have gained two such wonderful friends in the process!

For more information on their incredible vendors, check them out here:

Venue // Glenmore Mansion
Photographer // Andrew Allen Morton Photography
Florist // Lisa Foster Design
Caterer // Bradford Catered Events
DJ// Sound Revue 
Videographer // Two Arrow Cinema
Planner // Team Wedding
 

What to Expect Before You Say "I Do" to Being a Bridesmaid

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is exciting! It's a honor to know that you've been such an important part of a bride's life that she wants you to be a part of her big day. 

But saying "yes" to being a bridesmaids automatically signs you up for a LOT of responsibility. Before you agree, here's a look at what will be expected of you. Pro tip: it's a lot of time and money. 

The Dress

Right out the gate, you can expect to spend anywhere from $50-$300 on a dress. And that's just the bridesmaids dress! Don't forget you'll also be going out for the showers, parties, and rehearsal dinner. Depending on whether or not your bride has chosen colors for those events, you could end up sending close to $500 on just CLOTHES. 

The Parties

As a bridesmaid, you're going to be expected to pitch in for the bridal shower and the bachellorette party. This means going in on food, entertainment, even transportation sometimes. $$$$$$$$

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The Time

Being a bridesmaid doesn't just hit your wallet...it takes up your time too. You'll be expected to participate and help plan the shower and the bachellorette party, as well as attend those and the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and help set up/tear down the wedding. That means you may need to ask off of work, or time for travel. 

The Support

The biggest job of a bridesmaid is to support the bride. There will be meltdowns. There will be tears. There will be nerves. You have to be willing to be willing to support the bride in every way, whether it's helping choose colors or put together 200 tiny box favors. Even if you hate your dress, you despise the colors, you think the cake looks awful...you basically have to keep your mouth shut and smile. This is all about her and you have to be willing to put your needs second to her's!

Being a bridesmaid is tons of fun, and it's incredible to be a part of such a huge moment in someone's life. But if you know you won't be able to contribute, there's nothing wrong with telling the bride you would be happy to help in other ways. 

If you agree to the job but can't do it, it will put unnecessary stress on everyone....ESPECIALLY THE BRIDE. Trust us, she would much rather have you help where you can than be a bridesmaid that falls through!