Christie + Mike ~ Knoxville Botanical Gardens Wedding ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

It was a super rainy day, but as fate would have it, the rain stopped just before Christie & Mike’s wedding ceremony in the greenhouse at Knoxville Botanical Gardens.  Even with the clouds, I truly believe that Christie’s smile could have lit up the entire town!  She was so happy and excited to see her military man waiting for her at the end of the aisle.  How sweet!

Knoxville Wedding Photographer, purple wedding heels, purple wedding makeup, I Do on bottom of shoes, maggie sottero wedding dress, white lace and promisesWedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero from Wedding Wonderland, Knoxville, TNcandid shots of bride getting hair and makeup done before wedding, knoxville wedding photographer, ©Bledsoe PhotographyMakeup:  Candle Kincade

Hair:  Michelle Hungate

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Mike’s son was rockin’ some air guitar!

DJ:  Drew Halloway, Ogle EntertainmentBride and groom pose for guests, reception at downtown Hilton, knoxville wedding photographer, ©Bledsoe PhotographyFoxy lady Wayne's World dance for garter toss, wedding rings on a Bible, knoxville wedding photographer, ©Bledsoe PhotographyBride and groom dancing at reception, downtown Hilton, knoxville wedding photographer, ©Bledsoe Photographybride and groom's grand exit getaway at downtown Hilton, knoxville wedding photographer, ©Bledsoe Photography

Limousine Rental:  Sweetheart’s Limousine

Officiant:  Rev. Don Anderson, Defining Moments Ministries

How did Mike propose?

“In November of 2012, Mike and I went hiking.  I really love water and waterfalls and he always makes it a point to find a gorgeous spot on the trail.  That day, he found a perfect place and we went out onto the water on a huge rock to take pictures.  I turned around after a few pictures and Mike began telling me how much he loved me.  He suddenly dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him.  I began crying to hard I couldn’t even talk.  I just clasped my hands over my mouth and shook my head YES, YES, YES! It was the most amazing moment ever until our wedding day.”

Christie’s most memorable moment of her wedding day:

“Seeing Mike’s reaction as I walked down the aisle.”

Anything you would change?

“The rain.”

Where was your budget was best spent?

“Food, photography.”

Any advice for future brides?

“Stay organized!!”

Thanks, Christie!  We had a blast!

~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer  © 2013 Bledsoe Photography ~

Shanell
Shanell
Knoxville, TN based wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer.

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