Garden Wedding Inspiration by Emerald + Ivy at Dara’s Garden

As local wedding pros we are fortunate for the opportunity use our imaginations to help style so many types of weddings — from rustic, to traditional, to glamorous — to everything in between. It’s fun to envision each of our brides’ individual styles and help them fulfill their wedding day dreams with the perfect dress and accessories. And we also are grateful to participate in many professional photo shoots like this utterly romantic garden wedding dreamed up by talented local photographer Steph of Emerald + Ivy.

Steph recently joined forces with several other wedding professionals to produce this lovely and inspirational garden wedding. She sourced a gorgeous venue for the day: Dara’s Garden, which offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable garden wedding in East Tennessee. With their storybook location located on 20 beautiful acres in South Knoxville, Dara’s Garden is a wonderland of enchantment, complete with breathtaking foliage, lovely gardens and quaint architecture. Our fave wedding spot? The outdoor pavilion! It is absolutely stunning bedecked with swags of lush florals by Rose Moss Designs & Echelon Florist don’t ya think?

Like all the best wedding pros we know, the folks at Dara’s Garden consider it an honor to take part in your life’s most memorable event. And, since they are affiliated with Event Rentals by Rothchild, set up & breakdown of all rental items is provided for weddings held at their beautiful locale. Do you have a ton of family and friends? Have your ceremony outdoors and you will have room for lots and lots of guests. However many you want to invite, they will put out the chairs for you. We love easy!

See how many chairs you can fit around the outdoor pavilion? And how CUTE is this groom in his neutral tux from Prestige Tuxedo?

In our opinion, you just can’t beat the beauty of nature as a setting for a wedding. Add in some twinkle lights, a vintage stone patio and an absolutely ADORABLE couple and you got a heart-swooning combo. Oh, and a breath-taking lace dress by Justin Alexander from The Gilded Gown doesn’t hurt things.

What is a surefire way to have a stress-free wedding? Hire yourself an event planner like Stressless Weddings By Megan. Megan cares deeply about each couple she works with, and it’s her passion to relieve the stress of planning and the chaos that comes along with a wedding day. She worked to make this beautiful shoot run smoothly and she is a great resource for an event planning in your future. The only detail you need to worry about on your wedding day is your new spouse!!

On your wedding day of all days you’ll want to be looking your most beautiful. Wedding makeup and hair pros like Amanda Sharp Makeup and Hair By Desilee will have you looking on point. Want proof, check out their work on this pretty bride:

Here’s another look at the fabulous hair! Obsessed with the braid:

We love all the design elements incorporated in the shoot.

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The invites from calligrapher Letters by Lanta were especially stellar:


If you are planning your own garden wedding we hope you’ve taken inspiration from this beautiful styled shoot. And, we hope you’ll consider utilizing these fine wedding pros, too:


Dress | The Gilded Gown

Venue | Dara’s Garden

Event Planner | Stressless Weddings By Megan

Event Rentals | Rothchild Event Rentals

Floral Designer | Rose Moss Designs & Echelon Florist

Hair Stylist | Hair By Desilee

Calligrapher | Letters by Lanta

Makeup Artist | Amanda Sharp Makeup

Tuxedo | Prestige Tuxedo




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