What do you get when you combine country and rustic with a little boujee at the same time (as the bride says)? Well,  you get her undeniably beautiful wedding day! We just know that you are going to not only fall in love over it, but also this couple! Our favorite part is her reaction before walking down the aisle! See more for yourself below with stunning images by Kelsey Shea Photography!

First Look at Rustic Chic Wedding | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“A mutual friend’s Christmas Party!”

When did you know you were falling in love?

“We were long distance for the first 2 years of our relationship and I traveled a lot for work. We went several weeks without seeing each other and I couldn’t stand it. I realized we were going to have to figure this out because I wasn’t doing that again!”

Close Up Ring Shot with Veil | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“Determined and hard working. He is also the most honest person I know, and I know he will always give it to me straight, whether I want to hear it or not. I know I can count on him.”

Groomsmen Lifting Groom Shot | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Hardest part of wedding planning?

“Luckily, I had a great wedding planner. But seriously, who knew there was that many details and just ‘things’ that had to be done and decided on. I guess the hardest part of staying organized.”

Rings on Wedding Bouquet | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“Rustic chic. Something like Chip and Joanna. Country and rustic, but a little boujee at the same time!”

Bridesmaids with Back Turns | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White & Pink Wedding Bouquet | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Floral Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Hanging Floral Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor with Draping | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Rustic Chic Wedding Reception Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding Menu on Mirror | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Rustic Chic Wedding Reception Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Tall Floral Arrangement Wedding Reception Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Greenery Table Runner | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Banquet Table with Greenery Runner & Tall Candles | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wedding Cake with Gold Foil | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How about your dress or attire?

“I wore a Theia Couture dress. I honestly couldn’t tell you the shape. Fitted up top and loose down below! The dress was the silk/polyester with some beading up top. It was comfortable, light, and stunning when I wore it.”  

Mother of the Bride Zipping Up the Bride's Dress | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Sparkly Bridal Earrings & Heels | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the most memorable moment?

“The moment right before my dad and I went to walk down the aisle. I am not an emotional person, and I just started crying. I looked at my dad and said, ‘Oh my gosh tell me to get it together, I cannot ugly cry going down the aisle. Fan my eyes!’”

Wedding Ceremony with Hanging Floral Decor & Draping | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton. Honestly we both just love that song and it’s sweet.”

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“Well technically we didn’t have one. We wanted the band to play as long as possible, the photographer/video crew to hang out and capture the fun, and just keep the party going. We didn’t really feel the need to walk down a tunnel of our friends just to leave. I mean, we already did that and made everyone cry during our ceremony. Our grand exit was carrying out leftover beer and hopping in an Uber to go to the hotel.”

Bride & Groom Running through Wedding Party | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Best wishes Lindsey & Elijah!


This wedding was featured in the Winter/Spring 2020 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine

Credits:

Location · The Standard

Photographer · Kelsey Shea Photography

Wedding Planner · Southern Bliss Weddings

Cake · The Bee’s Knees Bakery & More

Catering · Creative Catering of Knoxville

Florist · Sassafras Flowers

Bridal Shop · Ladies of Lineage

Wedding Gown Designer · Theia Couture

Tuxedos/Suits · Men’s Wearhouse

Videographer · Cam Gregg Films

Rentals & Decor · All Occasions Party Rentals, Sisters Vintage Rentals, & Luma Designs

Hair & Makeup · Grow Knoxville

Photo Booth · Smoky Mountain Selfies

Professional Musicians · Emerald Empire Band

Rehearsal Dinner · Calhoun’s On the River

Accommodations · Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville