Courtney & Ruf {married!} Hunter Valley Farm ~ Knoxville wedding photography

Courtney & Ruf were married back in August (yes, I’m that far behind on blogging!) at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville.  The fuschia and orange colors were so bright and cheery!  I loved the hanging pomanders on the arbor and along the aisles at the ceremony site.

Their nieces and nephew served as flower girl, ring bearer, and guest book attendant.  I must add, they did a spectacular job!  My favorite details of the day was the ring box that Ruf hand carved for Courtney (such a sweet touch!) and Courtney’s hot pink Chucks!

You can view their engagement session that we shot at Ruf’s family’s mill in Clarksville here.

Wedding dress at Hunter Valley Farm, Knoxville wedding photographerCourtney’s gown was simply stunning!

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OK.  Talk to us, Mrs. Durrett…

Favorite and least favorite part of planning?

Favorite: “Trying on dresses!”  Least favorite: “Calling people who did not respond to the invite.”

Anything you would change?

“Would take more pictures (just the 2 of us).”

Where was your budget best spent?

“The venue since it included almost everything.”

Advice for other brides?

“Have someone to keep people from talking to you so you can eat!!!”

Vendors:

Caterer, cake/ice cream bar – Rosa’s Catering, Phillip Nussbaumer.  “Excellent food, presentation, and easy to work with.”

Location, flowers, coordinator, tables, linens – Hunter Valley Farm, Nancy Elmore.  “She is amazing!!!”

Bridal Salon – The White Room in Lebanon; “My dress was a Pronovias, my mom’s came from Dillards, young girls came from wonderfuldress.com.”

Hair – Jennifer at Regency Salon in the downtown Marriott (Knoxville)

Transportation/Limo – All About Style of Knoxville

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

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