Rustic chic Knoxville wedding photographed by KLP Photography | The Pink Bride


Rebecca Schmid & Andrew Childress


Featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine


Love story: We met when Rebecca made a stop through Arkansas during a road trip out west. She stopped through for a visit with friends who ended up playing the role of match maker. It was out of the blue, and caught both of us by surprise. We both seem to pick up where the other leaves off. Not so much with completing sentences, but if one of us is weak in an area, it is typically a strength for the other. We balance each other, and have a lot of fun with whatever we are doing. The question was popped on top of Bluff Mountain, where we had spent time together previously. There was a candle-lit dinner, wine, flowers, and candles lining the trail to the overlook. What I said and how I asked is a blur, but I will always remember her answer, “Yes, yes, yes, yes!”


Wedding Details: We were engaged for about 8 months. We did not hire a wedding planner, but several family members and friends lent their expertise to help everything go smoothly. The most important thing to us about our wedding was simply the fact that we would finally be together, since it was a long-distance relationship. We wanted a peacock theme, with an antique and vintage feel. We used an old painted door and a few props for a backdrop, and our photo album is now full of unforgettable polaroid shots. Our colors were a mix of everything from emerald green and royal blues, to bright yellows and reds. It was a well-balanced color scheme.


Wedding Day: The funniest parts of our ceremony came from sound system malfunctions while our pastor was speaking. The sound system would blank out from time to time, usually at the most inopportune moments, and made for a lot of good laughs. Unfortunately, this all happened because of a bit of a lack of planning on our parts in the sound department. We opted to do a “First Look” with our photographers, and caused some tears to fall, as well as when Rebecca’s father gave her away at the altar.


Videography: Nicholas & Keaton

Photography: KLP Photography

Wedding Planner: Misty Schmid

Florist: Bridget Zennie

Caterer: Chef Tony Catering

Cake: Rolo Camacho

Invitations & Calligraphy: Andrew Childress

Jewelry: Dillard’s

Bridal Shop: Wedding Wonderland

Formalwear & Bridal Party Attire: JCrew

Ceremony & Reception Location: Main Stay Suites

Music/Entertainment: DJ Traxx

Rentals and Decor: All Occasions Party Rental

Officiant/Minister: David Barber

Cabins: Alpine Mountain Chalets Cabin Rentals

Custom Log Furniture & Railing: Schmid Construction