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Melanie Holt & Brian Holdridge


Featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine


The Proposal: Brian’s proposal was perfect, although his original “well thought plan” didn’t go quite like he wanted it (i.e. Christmas lights around porch, wine, and a long description of his unconditional love)! He still made it a night I will never forget by simply going down on one knee in the living room while I was in my PJs, glass of milk in my hand, and telling me he couldn’t imagine his life without me.


Wedding Details: Our vision was rustic and relaxing. I love the mountains in the fall with the leaves changing colors and the cooler weather. I had always envisioned an outdoor wedding in the fall…even if it was only 6 months to plan I was going to get it done!


Our colors were chocolate brown and teal. I love the oranges, yellows, and reds in fall colors, so we used that as well. The groomsmen wore brown tuxedos with paisley teal vests and ties. The bridesmaids wore brown tea length strapless dresses, and the junior bridesmaid wore a teal one-shoulder dress.


Ceremony & Reception Location: The Lodge at Valley View

Photography and Videography: Dale Denton

Invitations & Calligraphy: 123

Formalwear: Men’s Warehouse

Bridal Party Attire: Ann Taylor

Music/Entertainment: Avenue C

Officiant/Minister: Rev. Bob Griffin