From DC to Knoxville: Lisa & Chris’s wedding at The Sunsphere and The Southern Depot

Lisa and Chris live in D.C. but wanted to submerse their family and friends in Knoxville’s uniqueness, so they chose the iconic Sunsphere for their wedding venue, followed by a spirited reception at The Southern Depot.

Lisa’s glittery Jimmy Choo heels and wedding dress could not have been more “her,” — chic, sassy and fun. We started pre-wedding photos at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where her beauty entourage from D.C. took over the Summit Suite and trolley’d (yes, that’s a word I just made up) over to the World’s Fair Park for the first look and wedding party photos before riding up to the Sunsphere for the ceremony.

When I say the reception was spirited, well, the dancing photos can speak for themselves!  Lisa warned me that the mix of her wild friends, Chris’s rugby buddies, along with the irresistible beats from DJ Sterl the Pearl Henton, would have the room pumping till the wee hours. Their crowd did not disappoint! Even at 38 weeks pregnant, I was gettin’ low. To the windoooooow, to the wall! I’m sure the only thing more funny than me trying to get back up was watching all the guys sing, “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling,” Top Gun-style to Lisa.

A few of my favorite touches were the guest seating chart, which was a huge DC Metro map, and the cute custom napkins that read, “I do. That’s what she said.”  Ha! Oh and let’s not forget the one-of-a-kind hand painted cake from Magpies.

It was a beautiful day with an awesome group of people. Huge thanks to Dani Rose Photo and Shayna Mitchell for helping this very pregnant lady capture the day.

Congrats, Lisa & Chris!

Vendors:  Ceremony Venue:  The Sunsphere.   Reception Venue: The Southern Depot.  Hair: Nakomis Quiznell.  Catering: The Foundry.  Wedding Dress: Martina Liana from White Lace and Promises. Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale from Nordstrom.  DJ:  DJ Sterl the Pearl.  Tuxedoes: Men’s Warehouse.  Cake Artist: Magpies.  Florist: Family.

Jimmy Choo Romy glitter wedding heels. Wedding at the Sunsphere in Knoxville

bride makeup close up photo

Martina Liana wedding dress on hotel bed

Mrs. wedding dress hanger

Wedding jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels

cathedral length Wedding veil in window of Knoxville skyline

Calla lily bridal bouquet

backlit bride getting wedding makeup done at Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Groom getting ready at Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Groom writing vows at Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Groomsmen's cigars and pipe at Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Bride getting dressed at Crowne Plaza Knoxville wedding

Bride getting makeup at Crowne Plaza Knoxville wedding

Wedding party on trolley in Knoxville, TN
Bridal portrait at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Groom portrait at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Wedding party photos at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Wedding party photos at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding Wedding party photos at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Wedding party photos at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Flying veil bridal portrait photo at World's Fair Park

Flying veil bridal portrait photo at World's Fair Park

Groom with groomsmen at World's Fair park

Groom with groomsmen at World's Fair park

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

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bride and groom Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Closeup of wedding rings bride and groom Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

bride and groom Wedding at Sunsphere in Knoxville, TN

Wedding reception at the southern depot, flip flops

Wedding reception at the southern depot, Magpies hand painted cake

Wedding reception at the southern depot table decor

Wedding reception at the southern depot, Magpies hand painted cake

Wedding reception at the southern depot, Magpies rugby cake

Wedding reception at the southern depot

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

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