What are the chances of two people, growing up on opposite sides of the world, finding each other in the same state, in the same city, at the same bar, at the exact same moment?

That's exactly what happened to Marvyl and Eric, one summer night in downtown Knoxville, so they decided to have a travel-themed wedding to honor their journeys to each other and their passion for seeing the world with one another and Team Wedding was there to make sure it was everything they dreamed of. 

Photos courtesy of  JOPHOTO . 

Photos courtesy of JOPHOTO

The wedding took place at the Historic Southern Railway Station in downtown Knoxville, just blocks away from where they met. The train station offered the perfect setting for the theme and gave the perfect vintage vibe. 

Along with the station, the couple was able to use the train cars outside which made for beautiful bridal portraits and couple photos. 

Team Wedding is all about personalizing each wedding in unique ways. The ceremony was intimate and non-traditional, including a unity ceremony that perfectly captured the bride's love for Christmas. 

The bride and groom each took a pin of a different color and placed it on Tennessee. The officiant read a passage about their travels from this point forward, signifying that from now on where ever they traveled from now on, they went as one. Every new place the couple travels, they will add a blue pin and each Christmas they'll have an ornament to hang on their tree showing the memories they've made together. 

The details were shown in every aspect of the day, down to the bride's toes!

Shoes handmade by  Absolute Beauty & Bows. 

The bridesmaids were dressed in a flight-attendant style including a classic pill-box hat. Instead of bouquets they carried antique suitcases down the aisle. 

The hair and make up was done in a vintage stewardess style as well, giving the girls a classy, fun, and elegant style. 

The bridesmaids weren't the only ladies dressed to the nines. The flower girl walked down the aisle in sequins, ditching the traditional flower girl petals and baskets for vintage stamps. 

As guests were seated, they were handed intricately designed passport programs from Team Wedding, detailing the night's events and information. 


At the reception the theme really came alive. Guests followed the grand staircase upstairs to the reception hall and found an interactive welcome area waiting for them. 

Photobooths from the Knoxville Photo Booth Company were transformed into "Passport Booths" and guests were able to make passport photos to place in their programs to remember the evening. 

Once they had signed the guest globe and filled out their well-wishes on postcards, they found their seat at one of the tables...each themed to a different place the bride and groom would like to visit one day. 

It may have been a winter wedding, but who says winter floral has to be boring?! Whimsical Gatherings created vibrant, stunning centerpieces.

From the bouquet to the boutonnieres, the flowers were anything but ordinary. Although they invoked the neutral palette of the vintage undertones, they were alive with texture and pops of color that highlighted the energy of the day. 


Each table was set with champagne linens noted with navy sashes and gold chargers from Event Rentals at Rothchild's. The gold chivari chairs were tied with matching navy sashes. 

The place cards were hand made by Minted Feather and the favors were miniature air mail packages filled with candies from around the world!

The wonderful plated dinner was provided by Bradford Catered Events and the DJ, Jim Ogle from Special Notes not only kept the party going with music, but also did amazing up-lighting creating an incredible atmosphere for the reception!

The evening ended with a send off that sent the couple off into the world in style! Hundreds of flags from countries all over the world bid them bon voyage!

It was truly a wedding that was travel inspired down to the smallest detail, and definitely a party from start to finish!

All the moments of the celebration were beautifully captured by JOPHOTO and HISCREATIVE

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