Every wedding is unique, and we love being able to see all of the individual details each couple brings to their big day! This surf-inspired wedding at Tellico Village Yacht Club is full of exceptional moments that you just can’t beat & is truly the definition of nautical nuptials! See all about this surf-loving couple below and their unforgettable celebration!   

Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“Dating website. We were both wakesurfing in our profile pictures!”

When did you know you were falling in love?

“While spending our first summer boating and surfing on the Illinois River — doing exactly what we love!”

Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“His patience and his kindness. He is my better half for sure! He brings balance to my life.”

Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What traditions did you incorporate?

“My great grandmother was married by her brother, so I had my brother marry Ken and I. It was so special and I know my grandmother would have been so proud.”

Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“I am not a fan of ‘themes’ but there was definitely nautical inspiration with touches of anchors throughout.”

Nautical Navy Wedding Invitation Suite at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Dog with Floral Collar at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com Pink Peonies at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Pink Peony Wedding Decor at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding Cake | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding Decor | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How about your dress or attire?

“My dress was from BHLDN-Cassia Gown. I felt like an absolute PRINCESS!! My ‘trash the dress’ dress was from Amazon! A whopping $35.00! It was important I could swim in it!”

Mother of the Bride Zipping Dress at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com Bride Putting on Shoes at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“We didn’t have a first dance. We had a first surf set and it was amazing!! Ken is not a fan of dancing, but he’s a fan of surfing! We thought it would be appropriate for our wedding, and show our friends/family what we love to do!”

Groom Surfing at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com Bride Surfing at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com Bride & Groom Surfing at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.comBride & Groom Jumping in Lake at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the most memorable moment?

“Our ‘first surf’ was pretty memorable!!! But honestly the whole entire day was memorable! To see all of our friends and family come from all over the US was pretty incredible and heartwarming! We will remember that for the rest of our life!”

Bride & Groom with Just Married Banner at Surf-Inspired Nautical Wedding | Katie Childs Photo | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Congratulations Stefani & Ken!

 

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

 

Credits:

Ceremony & Reception Location & Catering · Tellico Village Yacht Club

Photographer ·  Katie Childs Photo

Cake · Publix

Invitations · Silhouette Blue Stationery

Bridal Shop · BHLDN

Tuxedos/Suits · Macy’s

DJ & Musicians · PatrickMichael Weddings

Accommodations · Hampton Inn Lenoir City & Econo Lodge Lenoir City

Flowers · Bride’s Mother

Hair · Susanne Householder

Makeup · Tashya Polites