One of Tennessee’s best places to eat and host events is the fabulous Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Knoxville. This gem of a restaurant has a beautiful setting near urban downtown, a fabulous staff, and impeccable food selections for every palette. When Kara Lovett, The Pink Bride’s Knoxville and Chattanooga Advertising Director, announced that the company’s next networking meeting for wedding professionals in and around Knoxville would be hosted at the famed restaurant, I just knew the event would be a sight to see – and it truly was! From the personalized goody bags from Ruth’s Chris to the amazing food selections, the evening was a huge hit.

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, mints, wine || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, hors d'oeuvres || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Of course, The Pink Bride’s amazing networking events wouldn’t be nearly as fabulous as they are without the help of some of Knoxville’s finest wedding professionals! Shawna Frazier with Ruth’s Chris helped Kara organize the entire event from start to finish, and she did a truly amazing job. Cheryl Hyland with White Table provided the gorgeous linens for the event, and Melissa Timm with Melissa Timm Designs created the stunning floral centerpieces seen on each table. Corey Ozair with Music In Motion Mobile Entertainment gave the event that coveted “pink” feel with glamorous pink uplighting, too! The Pink Bride would like to extend sincere thanks to these professionals for taking the time to provide such impeccable services for the event.

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Shawna Frazier || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

White Table, Cheryl Hyland || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Melissa Timm Designs, Melissa Timm || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Music in Motion Mobile Entertainment, Corey Ozair || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Most of the Knoxville Pink Bride team gathered in front of the uplighting for a group photo before the event began. Seen below from left to right are Kara Lovett; Fred Jacob, CEO and President; Donna Jacob, Contract Manager and Editor; and Karen Tobias, Production Manager.

Kara Lovett, Fred Jacob, Donna Jacob, Karen Tobias || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

As some of Knoxville’s finest wedding professionals arrived, each of them was encouraged to register to win a $100 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The crowds began lining up for food shortly after arriving, and they also enjoyed drinks from the bar.

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, networking || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

The Pink Bride decided to take a very relaxed approach to this event, making sure each wedding professional was given the opportunity to introduce him or herself and enjoy the food and stimulating conversation throughout the evening. Fred chatted a little bit about the wedding industry while guests continued to eat.

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, networking, introductions || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Fred Jacob || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Kara then spoke about opportunities with The Pink Bride as well as ways to get the most out of the networking event!

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Kara Lovett || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

Afterwards, Shawna announced that the bartender had created a complimentary “Pink Shot” for guests to enjoy! Everyone loved the yummy drink and toasted to a successful meeting. Shawna then drew names from the collection of registered guests for the $100 gift card to Ruth’s Chris, and Melissa Timm with Melissa Timm Designs was the winner!

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Pink Shot || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

The wedding professionals then began mingling and networking as the evening drew to a close.

The Pink Bride, Ruth's Chris Steak House, networking || {Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, March 2013} || The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com || Images courtesy of Andrea McKee. || #knoxville #tennessee #wedding #networking

If you’d like to join The Pink Bride for the next Knoxville Wedding Professionals Networking Event, be sure to email Kara Lovett at kara@thepinkbride.com to stay in-the-loop for future events. We’d all love to see you there!

 

Be sure to check out highlights from the November 2012 event at Club LeConte, as well as the January 2013 event at RT Lodge!

 

 

Images courtesy of Andrea McKee.