Jason and Lindsay hosted a fun Knoxville wedding with sweet fall details and fabulous vintage attire choices that will take your breath!
Lindsay Taylor & Jason Phillips
Featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine
Jason and I have known each other since being classmates at Farragut Middle School. Although we went to different high schools and lost touch, we reconnected a few Halloweens ago. It all just seemed to fall into place!
Our goal was for the day to feel intimate, classic and warm. Jason and I wanted it in the fall, our favorite time of year in East Tennessee. There’s so much to be said for getting married in a garden with the changing leaves in the background! Our colors incorporated fall as well, with chocolate brown and plum being the primary shades with touches of gold, cream and burnt orange for dimension. In order to put our vision in motion, we decided that the set up needed to feel welcoming and open. Instead of round tables, we opted for long rectangular ones to encourage guests to mingle and meet new people. Candles were used throughout the venue to achieve a warm, natural glow. All Occasions provided cream linens on most of the tables, with the head table and detail tables draped with lace. Combined with the flowers and lanterns, the decor made our vision come to life! Our memory table honored our family members who couldn’t be with us on our day and was draped with the special detail of handmade quilts that Lindsay’s grandmother crafted. For our guest book, we decided to incorporate our nicknames for each other to make it personal. We’ve said that we are each other’s missing “puzzle piece,” so we asked guests to sign blank pieces so that we could later assemble and display in our home. We had so many funny, heartfelt and entertaining answers that we will be able to treasure forever! Being Tennessee natives, we wanted to mix some of our favorite southern foods from our childhood with a modern twist. Rex at Abner’s Attic did a great job of understanding what we were hoping for and making it happen! From the martini salad bar, the smoked gouda mac and cheese, spinach parmesan and sweet potato biscuits to everything in between, we couldn’t have been happier with our catering. Guests loved it as well! We spent time making some of the decor ourselves, including detail on the candles and lanterns. I have some really crafty friends/ bridesmaids (especially Ms. Rachel Dzialo!) who were so helpful, spending late nights making signs, aisle markers and the cake topper. It really does take an incredible team to get it done!
Florist: Flowers by Tammy
Caterer: Abner’s Attic – Bradford Catered Events
Formalwear: JoS A. Bank
Bridal Party Attire: White Lace & Promises
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Reserve at Bluebird Hill
Music/Entertainment: Ogle Entertainment – Jim Ogle
Rentals and Décor: All Occasions
Photographer: Sheila Hannus, Photographer
Wedding Planner: Paige McKinnon
Cake: Karen’s Katering
Jewelry: D. Wallace Designs
Bridal Shop: Sweet Elegance Bridal
Officiant/Minister: Rev. Rebekah Fetzer
Bartenders: The Pour Guys
Alcohol: Vic’s Package Store
Rehearsal Location: Willy’s Bar and Grill