One word to describe this wedding is FUN! When you’ve known each other since the 6th grade (I mean, how stinkin’ cute, right?), getting both families, friends, and loved ones around is definitely going to feel like a celebration! Jane and John’s big day did not disappoint with so many memorable moments and wonderful photos by Waldorf Photographic Art! See it all below!

Groom Looking at Bride During Catholic Ceremony at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“We met in 6th grade band class!”

When did you know you were falling in love?

“John was always the friend I had that was in my corner. He asked me to be his girlfriend 4 or 5 times from the time that we were in 6th grade until we were seniors in high school. I always told him I appreciated our friendship. After I turned him down when he asked me to senior year prom in 2012, (I know I’m awful!) I decided to ask him on a date. After the first date I realized how much I actually liked him, and we started going on more dates. Realizing I liked him was the part that took awhile, after that…falling in love was so easy!”

Bride and Groom Exchanging Letters Before Wedding at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“When he really wants something, he never quits.”

Groomsmen in Blue Suits at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Did you have a specific theme or design inspiration for your big day?

“We wanted it to be a wild celebration. We have had so many of the same friends for so long, so we just wanted everyone to be able to celebrate with us. We both had 12 friends on either side of our wedding party. Most of mine were my college girls, and most of his were our guy friends from high school. It was really fun to see everyone having such a great time together! It really made for a fantastic and fun weekend!”

Bride Looking Out Window & Laughing at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride & Father First Look at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bridesmaids in Robes Cheers & Bridesmaid Laughing with Bride at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride Walking Down Aisle at Catholic Ceremony at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding Party Shotgun Beer at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White Wedding Cake with Hydrangeas and Roses at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Blue & Gold Wedding Reception at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride Crying During Speeches at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?

“Our first dance song was ‘Free’ by Zac Brown Band. We have loved that band for awhile, and that song always stuck out to us. We decided to make it ‘our song’ once we officially started dating. We even went to a Zac Brown concert back in 2015 and had a blast. We couldn’t imagine dancing to anything else.”

First Dance with a Dip at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the most memorable moment?

“I had so many moments that I will never forget with my maid of honor, my mom, my family, my girls, and of course my incredible husband. But the best part of the day was the dance with my daddy. We have loved dancing together since I was a little girl, so we decided we needed to ‘do it big’ for my big day. We trained for 8 weeks before the wedding and came up with a long routine that had all of our favorite songs. Even though we got to perform it for all of our family and friends, the dance was really meant for us. We are so close, so the time we got to spend practicing together is irreplaceable. It was something I will never forget!”

Father & Daughter Dance at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us about your grand exit!

“Around 11:15, all of our guests lined up outside of the country club. They held me and John in an adjacent room, so we could wait for everyone to get into their places. We were sent through a long tunnel of large BLUE glow sticks. At the very end, our friends were all holding sparklers! We kissed, hopped onto the back of the golf cart and rode away… only to realize I had forgotten my purse!”

Wedding Exit with Blue Glowsticks at Bright Blue Summer Wedding in Knoxville | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Best wishes Jane and John!

Featured in the Winter/Spring 2019 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine

Credits:

Ceremony Location : Sacred Heart Cathedral

Reception Location : Cherokee Country Club

Photographer, Videographer, & Photo Booth Rental : Waldorf Photographic Art

Cake : B and G Catering

Flowers : Samuel Franklin Floral & Home

Bridal Shop : Maddison Row

Tuxedos/Suits : Jos. A Bank

Transportation : Knoxville City Trolly

Professional Musicians : Surround Sound

Rehearsal Dinner : Fleming’s Steakhouse

Hair & Makeup : Bangs and Blush

Accommodations : Courtyard Marriott – Knoxville