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King/Jones Wedding October 18

Norris Dam State Park, Norris, TN

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I love fall! The leaves are changing, and we're finally having some great jacket weather, the sort that makes you want to sit around a campfire making s'mores. The temperature on Saturday may have been a little cooler than Jill and Chris would have wished, but it was still a beautiful fall day for their outdoor wedding at Norris Dam State Park. After a few photos around the park, the couple said their vows at the ampitheater and then walked across the street for a dinner reception at the Tea Room.

Jill and Chris had their private meeting on this leaf-strewn lane outside the rustic cabin where she had gotten ready.
King/Jones Wedding October 18

There was another wedding staged at the old mill and barn in the park, but we found some more creative places to do a few pre-ceremony photographs.
King/Jones Wedding October 18

King/Jones Wedding October 18

King/Jones Wedding October 18

The ampitheater is surrounded by large trees and made for a very natural, serene ceremony site. This was their first kiss as husband and wife.
King/Jones Wedding October 18
I love the idea of having a petal toss as the couple exits the ceremony. I had a couple try this before, and none of the guests (not even the friends and family who knew about it) threw the petals. Jill did a good job putting explicit directions on the petal cones: Please shower Jill and Chris with petals at the close of the ceremony. However, guests still seemed a bit confused. While it was still a fun exit, anyone copying this idea may get even more petals in the air if they ask the officiant to give directions just before the exit.
King/Jones Wedding October 18
Jill's grandfather and his friends provided live music at the reception.
King/Jones Wedding October 18
The guests had fun using the photo booth, complete with fun props and costumes.
King/Jones Wedding October 18

10/22/2008 4:43:06 PM
These are so pretty. Those first three are gorgeous!
Megan Miller
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