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Bleak House Confeerate Memorial Hall, Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Leah & John just celebrated their second anniversary yesterday. Their wedding was held at a really great venue, Bleak House (Confederate Memorial Hall). After an outdoor ceremony, the guests were treated to a buffet and cake indoors with dancing on the tent-covered patio overlooking the grounds. They are a great couple, and I'm really glad that I could be there to photograph such a perfect day for them.

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17
Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17
Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17
Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17
Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17

The military has had them living out of town, but I saw Leah again a few months ago. She was the wedding planner for one of my spring brides. I wanted to get the bride to do some photos by this cool window that Calhouns has upstairs. It was really hot though, and she was busy dancing with her guests. After my time was up, Leah agreed to model for a few shots.

Bledsoe/Swaggerty Wedding Anniversary September 17
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Dara's Garden, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Saturday was my first opportunity to visit one of the newer venues in town, Dara's Garden. It's really nice and made the perfect backdrop for Leah & Robbie's outdoor wedding. The venue has several locations for outdoor ceremonies and a large, well landscaped yard with many photo opportunities. It is definitely a place worth checking out.

After getting ready in separate wings of the house, Robbie and Leah met in front of a large gazebo to exchange vows and rings. Rothchild catering provided the catered buffet on the stone patio, and the guests danced into the night under several large trees. It was a beautiful evening.

Davis-Shepherd/Mohr Wedding September 8

This is what you do when you can't get the flower girl to pose with the bride... trick her into being in a cute photo anyway.

Davis-Shepherd/Mohr Wedding September 8

The sun was setting just as they had their first dances. With the lights in the trees, it was a magical, touching scene.

Davis-Shepherd/Mohr Wedding September 8

Check out the cool fountain area and the happy newlyweds!
Davis-Shepherd/Mohr Wedding September 8
To put their own personal stamp on the wedding, Robbie & Leah incorporated one of their favorite activities, golf, into everything from the wording on their invitations to the groom's cake (shaped like a golfball on a field of green).

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Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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On Saturday I photographed the wedding of Tessa Smith and Jim Wilson. The ceremony took place at All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville. The couple did meet early in the day to get all of the formals out of the way. After the ceremony, there was a bubble exit, and the wedding party rode away on an antique trolley headed downtown. After a short stop at Weigels to pick up some beverages, we attempted a few group photos around the World's Fair site. It was really hot and didn't take long before we were all back on the trolley and on our way to the reception at KMA.

I've seen plenty of orange grooms' cakes and orange garters, but I think this was my first wedding where the men wore orange vests. Considering the vols had their first game of the season that day, it was very fitting and looked really nice with their dark brown suits. The girls also wore brown, and oranges were used to decorate the reception.
Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

Tessa's uncle made this beautiful, wooden cross for the couple. I am doing a couple session with Tessa and Jimmy after their honeymoon to San Juan, but I couldn't resist a few bridal photos.

Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

Marcus was visiting his family in Sweden last week, but the awesome photographer Claire Presnall of Rebecca Claire Photography was kind enough to shoot with me. She got some great shots including these cool details.

Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

Smith/Wilson Wedding September 1

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Holston Hills Country Club, Knoxville, TN

Monday, August 27, 2007
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Crystal & Mark just celebrated their one year anniversary. The wedding was held at Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville, and Crystal carried a bouquet of calla lilies. Afterward, the wedding party rode a trolley to the reception at Holston Hills Country Club. Elaine Mason of I Do Cakes served up a delicious cake with chocolate icing. The groom's cakes were cheesecake with sugared fruit on top.

The couple's engagement photos were done at the UT trial gardens on Neyland Drive.
Rosser/Parsons Wedding Anniversary August 26
Rosser/Parsons Wedding Anniversary August 26

Rosser/Parsons Wedding Anniversary August 26Rosser/Parsons Wedding Anniversary August 26

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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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If anyone picks up a copy of the magazine "I Do" for Tennessee Brides then you can check out their write up on one of my 2006 couples, Mandy & Johnathan Sitzlar.

Mandy's parents own Butterfly Gap, and she helps run the place with her sister Laura. It's really a gorgeous venue, and their whole family will go out of their way to make your wedding perfect. I highly recommend checking them out for a wedding, event, or just a romantic weekend get away. Marcus and I have spent the night in one of their guesthouses before, and it was very relaxing.

Also, I just received a great review in Clarksville's The Leaf Chronicle. After you check out the review, read more of Melissa's blog. She obviously has great taste since she declared my work officially hot. However, I have to say that it's my couples who are truly hot, and they make my job so much easier.
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