This winter wonderland wedding in Knoxville combined both classic wintery elements with nods to the groom’s Bahamian roots! We absolutely love how personal & unique this wedding feels to the couple. After all, wedding days are about you and your relationship, so why not?! See this one below with beautiful photos by Kelsey Shea Photography and a Q&A with Kristin!

Bride & Groom Laughing | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How did you meet?

“We met in college in math class.” 

When did you know you were falling in love?

“I knew I was falling in love with Chad when he continue to pursue me and was always there for me.” 

Bride & Groom Kiss | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“I love how he is so caring and would go out of his way to help anyone.” 

Bride & Groom Portrait In Front of Painted Wall | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What traditions did you incorporate? 

“We did the unity cross during the ceremony. Also, we didn’t do a first look.”

And Then Two Become One Wooden Ring Box Wedding | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“It was a winter wonderland type theme. Our altar was wooden logs with candles and evergreen. Maryvl from Team Wedding really brought the theme together for us. The floral was by Melissa Timm Designs which did an awesome job for my bouquet. My husband is from the Bahamas so we wanted to be sure to add some of his culture to the theme as well. At cocktail hour, we had pictures of us hanging on a net then we also had TriStar Scribe do the favor and table placements on sand dollars placed in sand. For the food we had a mix of American and Bahamian food. Finally our exit carried over to our winter theme and we did snow exit.”

Wedding Welcome Sign in Chalk | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wooden Arch with Candles & Moss | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Wooden Arch with Candles & Moss | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Candles on Tree Stumps Wedding Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Winter Wedding Bouquet | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Seashells for Wedding Escort Cards | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Navy Wedding Programs with Nautical Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White Best Day Ever Card Box Wedding | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Nautical Wedding Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Woodland Inspired Wedding Reception with Moss & Candles | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
White Wedding Cake with Red Flower | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Woodland Rustic Wedding Table Decor | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Woodland Inspired Wedding Cake | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

How about your dress or attire?

“I got my dress from White Lace and Promises. When I went to look for a dress I imagined myself in a tight fitted dress, but the moment I put on this ballroom dress with a low cut in the back with a beautiful lace design in the front I could not imagine myself in anything else.” 

Pink Lace Shoes & Garter | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Bride Twirling in Lace Dress & Pearls | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Merlot Bridesmaids Dresses & Lush bouquets | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

What was the most memorable moment?

“The most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing my husband for the first time that day. Also, the reception because everyone was having the best time. People I have never seen before were dancing thanks to Jim Ogle.”  

Bride & Groom Walking Back Down Aisle Cheering | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

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

“‘Spend My Life With You’ by Eric Benet and Tamia.”

First Dance in Industrial Venue | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“As I said before, for my grand exit I wanted to be different. So Marvyl had a great idea to carry it over with the winter wedding theme with snow.”  

Bride & Groom Kiss Downtown Knoxville | photo by Kelsey Shea Photography | featured on The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Congratulations Kristin & Chad! 


Featured in the Summer/Fall 2019 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine

Credits:

Location · The Standard

Photographer · Kelsey Shea Photography

Wedding Planner & Invitations · Team Wedding

Cake · Publix

Catering · All Occasion Catering

Florist · Melissa Timm Designs

Bridal Shop · White Lace and Promises

Tuxedos/Suits · Jos. A. Bank

DJ · Ogle Entertainment

Hair · Sil Beauty

Makeup · Brooklyn Beat Face

Calligraphy · TriStar Scribe