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!
Hair: Michelle Hungate
Tux Rental: Men’s WarehouseWedding Venue: Knoxville Botanical Gardens, greenhouseBridesmaid dresses: Sorella Vita from White Lace & Promises, Knoxville, TNFlorist: Echelon FloristCake: Sandy’s Wedding CakesChristie went great lengths to make the candy & doughnut table perfect. Check out the doughnut hole milk shots!Reception Venue: Hilton Downtown KnoxvilleChristie & Mike are both military and honored POW’s and MIA’s with their own table. Every item on the table was symbolic from the salt to the rose. What a beautiful way to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
Mike’s son was rockin’ some air guitar!
DJ: Drew Halloway, Ogle Entertainment
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.”
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Thanks, Christie! We had a blast!
~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer © 2013 Bledsoe Photography ~