Brooke Fullington & Joe Boggs
Featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine
Love Story: Joe and I met during graduate school at East Tennessee State University and dated for a little over a year before we got engaged. He “proposed” on December 10, 2010, but initially, he didn’t even ask me the question! He handed me the ring box and slipped the ring on my finger. I don’t even think I said, “Yes!” I was so surprised and so happy, I just hugged and kissed him. About thirty minutes later, he said, “Umm, so does this mean we’re engaged?” I laughed and said, “Well you’re the one who does the asking, so are we engaged?” He laughed too and said, “Yes! Now let’s call everyone!” Little did I know that I was in for a bigger surprise. The next weekend, Joe came over to my house, went out on the deck, and plugged in the Christmas lights. When I followed him out there, he made me give my ring to him. Confused, I handed it over. He told me that he hadn’t done it “right.” Still not knowing what was happening, I asked, “Did what right?” He said, “When you ask someone to marry you, you’re actually supposed to ASK her a question.” He, then, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. This time I made sure I said, “Yes!”
Wedding Details: Joe and I were engaged for a year and a half before we got married. We enlisted the help of our friends and families to help make our day so special. Our wedding was definitely a group effort! I am a certified wedding planner, so I planned the wedding start to finish! When we got engaged, we sat down and talked about what would be most important to each of us about the wedding besides marrying each other, of course. I said the most important things to me were photography and videography because when all is said and done, that’s what you have left. His was simple! He said he wanted great food!
Joe and I both really enjoy the outdoors, so we knew we wanted to have an outdoor wedding. When I found my location, I knew that was EXACTLY where it needed to be. It was like my dream wedding vision come to life! We wanted a classy, yet casual wedding. We used blush, ivory, and stone gray. When I found my dress, I knew that it was “the one” before I even put it on! Being an art teacher and a wedding planner, I knew I wanted to put an artistic spin on our wedding.
Photographer: Dixie Pixel
Wedding Planner: Aurora Weddings & Events
Caterer: Carver’s Applehouse
Cake: Another Touch Bakery
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Bridal Shop and Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal
Formalwear: Savvi Formalwear
Ceremony & Reception Location: Still Hollow Farm
Videographer: Milestone Pictures
Music: Cocke County Strings and Beth James
Rentals and Decor: All Occasions Party Rentals