STYLED SHOOT: Eclectic, Boho Wedding Inspo at Cardwell Manor with Julie Roberts Photography

Brides did you know there is a very special place in East Tennessee, steeped in history and rich with Victorian character, that is the perfect venue for eclectic brides searching for something extra amazing for their weddings? Regard the stunning Cardwell Manor with its’ 1890’s George Barber designed Queen Anne home and three acres of lovely grounds:

Cardwell Manor provides a beautiful backdrop for any type of event but most especially for weddings. And, it was the PERFECT setting for a recent Eclectic Styled Shoot utilizing the skills of the many wedding pros who worked to make this inspirational wedding a success. Julie Roberts Photography truly captured the lovely details of this hundred year old property and the moody, boho vibe of the wedding. All the elements which make up a picture-perfect wedding were there: a darling couple, the picturesque venue, a talented photographer, glorious floral arrangements, the most stunning dress & accessories, beautiful tuxes, on point hair & makeup, and delicious food. Yay!

The photo shoot was an engaging and eclectic mix of bohemian and traditional. The pairing of vintage style combined with modern touches highlights the charm and personality of the property, while showcasing the versatility of the venue as a whole. This co-mingling of styles accentuates not only the renovated 1890’s Victorian Manor and upgraded grounds, but also the skills of the many vendors that worked to make this decadent shoot possible. And it demonstrates how an eclectic wedding absolutely rules!

D Garden contributed the absolutely breathtaking & unique floral elements in a traditional Victorian color palette of mustard, vibrant red tones, and varying shades of greens for the shoot.

The lavish bouquet includes tons of greenery which makes the bold colors of the floral elements pop!

How sweet are these bold little bouts?

The lovely bride stuns in a vintage-inspired, bead encrusted, lavish gown by Justin Alexander from The Gilded Gown. (BTW: This incredible gown is currently available at a 50% discount!) The groom rocks a modern cut navy tux with wine tie and tweed vest from the premier local tux service Regal Tuxedo,

We are in love with the intricate details of this wedding dress, aren’t you? Just look at all those beads!

We have to say, this adorable couple looked right at home at the Manor no matter where they stopped to pose; among the hedge rows, gracing the front porch, in front of the floral fountains or posing on the glorious staircase.

The swags of greenery and flowers just blow our minds. Wow!

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The beautiful bride looked FLAWLESS thanks to Makeup Artist Lindsay Conroy from LE Skin & Lash Lab, Hair Stylists from Rock Paper Hair and Personal Styling by Mallori Brooke. (And dress and accessories from The Gilded Gown of course!)

B & G Catering contributed the coolest geode wedding cake, illustrating that modern touches compliment a vintage setting in the best possible way.

We were thrilled to provide the gorgeous gown and bridal accessories for this amazing styled shoot.

We are honored to be part of a community of such talented wedding pros, 

who work hard to make brides’ dreams come true every day.

WEDDING INSPIRATION: Purple Romance from Lindsey Mae Designs and Blush Creative #PurpleWedding #WeddingOnFleek


We were thrilled to be recently published on Bride Link! The Gilded Gown was selected to provide the perfect bridal gown for a recent wedding photo shoot  held at The Standard, a distinctive event space in the heart of downtown Knoxville, beautifully styled by Lindsey Mae Designs and photographed by Blush Creative Photography.

The creative force behind the shoot, Lindsey had a clear idea of what kind of wedding she wanted: “When coming up with a vision for our styled shoot I wanted to create something that was different than most shoots you see this season! The Standard was the perfect venue with the natural wood floors & the vintage walls. When my ideas started coming together I was looking outside the boxes of normal flowers to find what would come in shades of purple.” 

Lindsey, along with her co-vendors, produced a stunning tableaux of dark wood, lush greenery, pops of silver, succulents, all shades of purple and DONUTS! Heck yeah!!!

Here’s a close up of the lovely, lovely hand-crafted donuts provided by Makers Donuts in Knoxville, TN. Lindsey wanted to find a fun alternative to a traditional wedding cake, and she nailed it with these blueberry confections!

An abundant swag of greenery coupled with two rustic signs, transforms simple folding chairs into a stunning focal point.

Romance and whimsy abound in the beautifully colorful styled wedding.  We adore how Lindsey utilized bold blues, plums, lavender, combined with both modern and vintage details and lush florals to bring her vision to life.  From the wood floors to the vintage walls, natural elements and purple details make this shoot an absolute dream! This spectacular tablescape incorporates all the elements in a stunning way.

The pops of silver and green really enhance the power of purple! We love, love, love the delicately hued china courtesy of Sassy Settings and furnishings from Anderson Rental Company.

 

The adorable couple! The groom is dressed to the nines by Prestige Tuxedo and, of course, the gorgeous bride wears a stunning English Net ballgown (designed by Sweetheart) with a darling net handkerchief layered skirt from The Gilded Gown. Oh, and that AMAZING bouquet is all thanks to Echelon Florist:

 

The beautiful bride, whose look was the artistry of the crew at Bangs and Blush:

We are so honored to have participated with so many talented co-vendors. Knoxville has a fabulous array of wedding professionals.

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Photography:  Blush Creative Photography  | Tuxedo:  Prestige Tuxedo  | Gown: The Gilded Gown  | Event Designer:  Lindsey Mae Designs | Donuts:  Maker’s Donuts

Other Vendors:

Venue:  The Standard  | Beauty:  Bangs and Blush  | China Settings:  Sassy Settings | Rentals: Anderson Rental Company  Floral Design: Echelon Florist 

Rustic Industrial Winter Wedding in Tennessee #RusticIndustrialFarmWedding

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Are you dreaming of a winter wedding? If so, we think you will be majorly inspired by this gorgeous styled wedding.

The creative force behind ZStudio Events, the lovely Morgan Zacheretti, recently collaborated with tons of experts in the wedding industry to produce a wonderful winter wedding shoot with a rustic industrial feel. Morgan explains, “I knew I wanted to do a winter wedding shoot, but after a site visit to Cedar Pond Farms, I knew I had to expand on their Industrial Farm style.  I brought in darker colors, black and burgundy, and accented with white.  Including classic and sometimes very simple elements when I style is something I always try to do.  In this shoot, simple elements were the all white place settings and antique lumber carts. This shoot was a dream and I owe it all to the vendors for helping me bring it to life.”

We think Morgan’s impressive vision was perfectly captured by the extraordinary talent at Blush Creative Photography.

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Cedar Pond Farms, a beautiful Tennessee farm, located just 25 miles outside of Knoxville and 35 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee provided the striking backdrop. Cedar Pond Farms offers a unique combination of rustic and sophisticated: the farmland outside is rustic and added a natural, wintery feel to the shoot, the exterior of the barn exudes southern farm charm and the interior is exquisite and adaptable to many styles…just the right place for an East Tennessee wedding.

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And, of course, we feel our well-priced Justin Alexander bridal gown is a luxurious choice for any bride.  Loaded with all the loveliest details including lace, illusion panels, AND ruching; this sweet wedding dress is a winter wedding WIN! [Remember: If you are on the hunt for your very own gorgeous wedding gown, please make an appointment to come visit us at The Gilded Gown!]

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The rustic industrial style is evident inside the barn with the raw wood and wire twin stair cases shown below. The gorgeous swags of greenery and glamorous table arrangements are courtesy of Lisa Foster Floral Design. Lisa is a truly amazing floral designer and a super nice lady too. (She made the splendid bridal bouquet as well.)

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We adore the touches of hand-lettered artisan calligraphy courtesy of Janet Kasper at Baltic Studios.

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The stunning bride’s makeup was accomplished by Shiela Moore and her bridal “do” was the work of  Desilee Cassidy. Love, love, love the bold, burgundy lip and loose tendrils.__blushcreativephotography_img0293_low

Sugarbuzz Bakers  provided the deliciously beautiful custom cakes well-suited to the occasion. We love the simplicity of the “naked” cakes offset by the beauty of just a few flowers.

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Isn’t the bride soooo beautiful? She looks amazing! And so does her Gilded Gown wedding dress!!!

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We leave you with tons more pics of this wonderland of winter wedding inspiration:

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Photography : Blush Creative Photography | Designer: Zstudio Events | Florals: Lisa Foster Floral Design | Rentals : Anderson Rental Company | Wedding Gown: The Gilded Gown | Makeup Artist: Shiela Moore | Hair Designer: Desilee Cassidy | Calligraphy: Baltic Studios | Venue: Cedar Pond Farms |Cake : Sugarbuzz Bakers 

Best Ever Boho Outdoor Wedding at @CedarPondFarms @TeepeeWedding

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We absolutely love this whimsical and irresistible wedding shoot photographed by Perfect Capture Photography  at the beautiful Cedar Pond Farms in New Market, Tennessee. The creativity of the Knoxville Wedding vendors involved in the collaboration is inspiring. We love that their fantastic vision included an adorable teepee adorned with multitudes of flowers, and dreamcatchers hung in trees. And of course, we are super proud that they selected a gorgeous Lillian West lace encrusted wedding dress from The Gilded Gown for the shoot.

 

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Rosa’s Catering provided the lovely and simple two-tiered, ruffled cake elevated on a gilded stand. Melissa Timm Designs added the perfect gorgeous pop of color to the confection.

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We adore the bright floral display on the bride’s chair!

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How cool is this giant bride’s bouquet composed of masses of greenery and brightly colored ribbons? Bride’s lovely look courtesy of Southern Sirens.

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Regal Tuxedo had the groom all boho and hipster-cute in a tie and suspenders.

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The shoot was so romantic that the models, Michael and Julia, who are actually a real life couple, got engaged very shortly afterwards. How SWEET!

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Their love is evident and certainly added to the romance of the day. Case in point, how about this look of love below?

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The beauty of the day combined with the lovely background provided by Cedar Pond Farms created an incredible wedding story.

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The lace Lillian West gown from The Gilded Gown accented the radiance of the bride!

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And there was a TEPEE!!!

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More glorious floral details. Melissa Timm Designs outdid herself on this one!

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A desk full of donuts? YES, please!

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As always our awesome neighbors at  Custom Love Gifts provided picture perfect favors, gifts and invites!

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As the daylight slowly faded, the bride and groom reflected on their day.

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Awesome Knoxville Wedding Vendors:

Dress Store |  The Gilded Gown

Tuxedo and Men’s Attire | Regal Tuxedo

Photographer |  Perfect Capture Photography

Favours and Gifts |  Custom Love Gifts

Event Venue |  Cedar Pond Farms

Floral Designer |  Melissa Timm Designs

Caterer | Rosa’s Catering

Makeup Artist | Southern Sirens

Equipment Rentals |  Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals

Models | Julia and Michael

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Meet Us In the Mountains for A Refreshing, Simple & @PracticallyFreeWedding!

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Meet Us In The Mountains

for a Refreshing, Relaxed & Practically Free Wedding

On a recent glorious fall day The Gilded Gown and friends staged an adorable faux wedding at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg, TN. We wanted to showcase a no-fuss, simple and carefree wedding. The premise: a young couple texts and emails their family and friends to “Meet Us In The Mountains for a Hodge Podge Wedding.” Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish to share. and meet in a park for a casual, yet meaningful ceremony. Using thrift store finds, a relaxed attitude and the beautiful mountain setting we feel like we achieved a stylish, fun and basically FREE wedding. And if we can pull this off, anyone can!

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The invites cost nothing. The location, a public city park, was free. Mynatt Park offers a covered pavilion for rent also, but we wanted to be outside. If you want a roof over your head it is a mere $25 for four hours. So far this wedding is proving cost effective!

We envisioned a cozy & carefree but also cute wedding. Since we knew the day would be chilly, we had a row of flannel shirts on hand for guests. Stacks of cozy plaid throws were also available. These items were all purchased from Community Shares Thrift Store on Chapman Highway for less than $15! Everyone looked so cute in their mismatched plaids. Theron McKenry, our “groom”, rocked an awesome Austrian Plaid Jacket from Goodwill on Kingston Pike. This vintage gem set us back a whooping $4.99. Our “bride,” Grace McRae Alexander, made the sweet chalkboard sign. If you want to plan a themed park wedding for yourself and don’t want to spend any money on decor, you can always ask your guests to bring blankets, flowers or props to enhance the style you are going for. People love to pitch in! We had a blast sourcing our plaid/flannel/vintage vibe items at local thrift stores!

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Grace, who loves the Avett Brothers, took inspiration from one of their songs for her “wedding” day. The sentiment of their lyric “i brought you to the mountains to watch the clouds go by” perfectly captured the relaxed and loving feeling we wanted for the wedding.

The chalkboard heart was $1 at Community Shares Thrift Store on Chapman Highway. This simple sign tied to a tree with twine made a perfect photo backdrop. The blanket of fall leaves and crisp fall air added a festive feel to the day.

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The guests all took pics of the day using their assorted Ipads and phones. The spectacular scenery & the beauty of the young couple provided some amazing shots. No professional photographer = FREE!

 

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Grace personalized her stunning Justin Alexander gown from The Gilded Gown with a hair vine, feathers and twigs. Her bouquet was courtesy of the grocery store floral department, coming in at $3.99.

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Our friends and family had a blast pitching in for the day. The lovely Cheryl McKenry, mother of the “groom,” helps Theron prepare for the ceremony!

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All the guests brought homemade dishes, which were laid out on a hodge-podge plaid tablescape. The succulents were 3 for $12 at Whole Foods and served double-duty as table decor and bridesmaid “bouquets.” The vintage dishes were sourced at local thrift stores and garage sales for under $10.

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One of the guests brought old-fashioned soda (from Cracker Barrel) displayed in a vintage Royal Crown Cola crate. So fun!

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The food was simple and perfect for easy snacking. With everyone bringing something, the food costs were minimal. Plus the pot-luck atmosphere added to the sense of a community wedding. Everyone lent a hand and therefore felt invested in the day. Mesh food covers are a good idea if you have a food-laden table in the middle of the woods! Nobody wants bugs in the dip!

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The desert table was particularly appealing as we had a cake and our brand new invention: THE DONUT TREE! This adorable station took just a few minutes to set up. We love our donut tree: a thrift store candle holder stacked with yummy Dunkin’ Donuts. The lovely, lovely fall cake was purchased for $20 from Whole Foods and displayed on a bed of moss and fruit on a wooden pedestal thrifted for just $2. The vintage cameras are also thrift store finds.

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The wedding party was also fuss-free with no matchy-matchy dresses or tuxes. Everyone was encouraged to just show up with love in their hearts, comfortably dressed for a fun day in the mountains. Easy on the pocket books and low on the stress level.

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We feel like a real couple could easily replicate this wedding with almost no expense. Which is kind of refreshing considering the amount of time and money that goes into a typical wedding. Even if you don’t have a fortune to spend, you can have a day to remember. What matters most is sharing the day with loved ones and creating memories for a lifetime.  Love and laughter and sunshine. Majestic trees and babbling creeks. Commitment. Fresh air, Moss and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Hugs and support. The Mountains. Watching the Clouds Go By….These things are free….but priceless.

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Heartfelt thanks to Grace, Cheryl & Theron, Todd, Joan, Jill & Uncle Ed, Suzanne, Morgan, Bef & BigLilWonder, Heather, Drew, Hannah & Mia, and Cassy & Rebel & Penelope!

 

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INSPIRATION: GLAM Halloween Wedding @TheGildedGown @StarNoirStudio @CustomLoveGifts @LBFloral and more

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Photo by Star Noir Studio

The Gilded Gown (along with many other spook-takular local wedding vendors) is proud to be featured in TWO wedding publications with this hauntingly boo-tiful GLAM Halloween Wedding Inspiration Shoot designed and coordinated by Lesley of LB Floral! The event was beautifully photographed on location by Star Noir Studio at The Standard in Knoxville, TN!

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The super-cool indie site In Search of the Alternative showcased the shoot here!

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And Up Up & Away Weddings also gave us a shout out here!

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Our own stunning Gilded Gown Stylist, Grace Alexander, perfectly captured the spooky and glamorous vibe in a heavily embellished long sleeve lace dress by Nina Cannaci! Her hair and makeup is thanks to the talented ladies at Southern Sirens.

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Star Noir Studio captured the alternative wedding style so beautifully with their photography.

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LB Floral did an amazing job with the entire shoot AND she created the breathtaking florals as well! We are enthralled with this non-traditional and beautiful bouquet.

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The fantastic tablescape echoed the theme with every detail, down to the glittery black spider resting in the roses.

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The dark and mystical elements such as the fur shrug and bold lip totally make the look! Obsessed!!!!

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More amazing floral masterpieces from LB Floral!!! We love the shot of Grace through the greenery.

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Custom Love Gifts made the adorable favors of Blackberry Merlot Syrup bottles topped with black lace and ribbon. All the rental items were provided by Event Rentals by Rothchild.

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We encourage you to use these wonderful local resources for any of your wedding plans:

Dress and Accessories: The Gilded Gown

Model: Grace Alexander

Photographer: Star Noir Studio

Venue: The Standard

Favors & Gifts: Custom Love Gifts

Rentals: Event Rentals by Rothchild

Floral Designer: LB Floral

Makeup Artist: Southern Sirens

If you are inspired by this Glam Halloween Wedding, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown to discover your own unique look!

We have thousands of  gorgeous dresses in stock in all sizes from 0-32.

 

Glam Garden Wedding #DarasGarden #TheGildedGown #HeatherFaulknerPhotography #CustomLoveGifts

glam-garden-weddingThe Gilded Gown is proud to be featured on The Bride Link this week:

 

Glamorous and Elegant Garden Wedding

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Dara’s Garden offers the perfect spot for a memorable garden wedding in East Tennessee. With their storybook location located on 20 beautiful acres in South Knoxville, Dara’s Garden offers an enchanted setting complete with breathtaking foliage, lovely gardens and quaint architecture.

 

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Recently Heather Faulkner Photography teamed up with Lindsay of Custom Love Gifts to create a fairytale garden wedding. Their lovely color palette of blush, champagne and gold, was completely fabulous against the lush greenery of Dara’s.

We, of course, adore the dress from The Gilded Gown. The sweetheart lace Justin Alexander, worn so beautifully by the bride, delivered complete romance. The bridal ballgown with layers upon layers of tulle provided a glam counterpoint the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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All the details of the day were on point. Take for instance this adorable tablescape, breathtaking from the brass candlesticks to the mismatched china from Unique Settings Rentals.

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We just love, love, love the lace and ribbons tied from the chair backs and the Mr. and Mrs. signs!

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And how about this little bit of glamour…

Melissa Timm Designs created the utterly, spectacularly AH-mazing floral wall below. Imagine this gorgeous showstopper of a backdrop at YOUR wedding!! (Call Melissa, she can make it happen for you too!)

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The beautiful bride was radiant, thanks to the talents of Makeup by Chelsea and Southern Sirens.

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The Justin Alexander ballgown is stunning in every photo!

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Sweet Beginnings by Elaine brought extreme elegance to the cake table with her splendid 5-tiered creation. And, we must mention, (as huge fans of desert first), we are totally digging the name of her cake company. New rule: all weddings need to start with cake. All in favor say “Aye.”

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We hope you have taken as much inspiration as we have from this lovely wedding. And for your garden wedding we recommend all the awesome vendors who participated:

 

Photographer: Heather Faulkner Photography | Event Planner: Custom Love Gifts & The Bride Link | Favors: Custom Love Gifts | Hair Stylist: Crystal with Southern Sirens | Makeup:  Makeup by Chelsea  | Floral Designer: Melissa Timm Designs | Cake Designer:Sweet Beginnings By Elaine | Reception Venue: Dara’s Garden | Dress Boutique: The Gilded Gown | China Settings & Flutes: Unique Settings Rentals  Rentals: Rothchilds

 

As always, we recommend you stop by The Gilded Gown to find your dream dress for any formal occasion.

Get Married On Top of the World, in the Land of The Blue Mist! #LandoftheBlueMist #GetMarriedOnTopOfTheWorld

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We are lucky to live so close to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, otherwise known as The Land of the Blue Mist.  There is something incredibly romantic about the look and feel of our mountains, and it offers a magical spot for a wedding. Who doesn’t want to get married on top of the world?

Thousands of years ago the Cherokee Indians named the area “Shaconagay” which literally translates to “Land of the Blue Smoke.”

The “smoke” is actually a mist created by the respiration of the trees which grow so densely in the moist habitat provided by the mountains.

Artist Paul Sachtleben captured the ethereal beauty of the mist in his Native American painting, Land of the Blue Mist

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Talented photographer Danielle Harris, inspired by the Land of the Blue Mist and joined by a team of fellow creatives, recently orchestrated a romantic styled shoot amidst the Tennessee mountains. With nature as the backdrop and a palette of beautiful blues, the shoot featured models Zack and Jessica (a recently married, real-life couple!). Their love is evident and adds the perfect touch to the photos. Zack is dapper in his classic Tux from Regal Tuxedo and we think Jessica is absolutely stunning in her Justin Alexander dress from The Gilded Gown. We added some sheer net sleeves to her gown for a bit more enchantment.

Blue Mist Wedding Inspiration atop the Smoky Mountains | Captured by Danielle Harris Photography

We are so proud that the alluring shoot was recently featured in Adorn Magazine! Congrats to Danielle for spectacularly photographing the event! Every single shot showcases the magnificence of The Great Smoky Mountains from the soaring views, to the mountain sky, the lush trees and the romantic mist surrounding it all. We are so blessed to have this splendid park at our doorstep!

Blue Mist Wedding Inspiration atop the Smoky Mountains | Captured by Danielle Harris Photography

Blue Mist Wedding Inspiration atop the Smoky Mountains | Captured by Danielle Harris Photography

Every detail echoed the beauty of nature and re-enforced the mountain-fresh theme. Whitewashed furniture added a touch of elegance.

Blue Mist Wedding Inspiration atop the Smoky Mountains | Captured by Danielle Harris Photography

We love the moss, ribbon and flowers adorning the rustic, unfussy wedding cake!

Blue Mist Wedding Inspiration atop the Smoky Mountains | Captured by Danielle Harris Photography

Danielle’s notes on the shoot:

“The smoky mountains in Tennessee are known as The Land of the blue mist..this is where we found our inspiration. Driving up the mountain you couldn’t help but be in awe of the natural surrounding beauty..the mountains crowd you on either side, and as you go higher, more and more dramatic peaks covered by beautiful blue mist. Stepping out into the sky, there’s a surreal moment when it’s just you and an awe-inspiring view. Nothing can compare to it. It feels like you are standing on top of the world as you marry your best friend. There’s no better feeling than that. This inspiration is overflowing with something blue details, loose romantic flowers, and streaming silk ribbon. We wanted the details to blend seamlessly with the landscape of the mountains, providing an organic and romantic feel at 5,000 feet.”

The Awesome and Amazing Vendors you can book for YOUR special day:

Models: Jessica & Zack
Makeup Artist: Blair Eckin 
Venue: The Sky
Invitations: Darling and Pearl
Event Stylist: Brooke Phillips Designs

The Gilded Gown Bride Savannah’s Spectacular Knoxville Wedding

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The Spectacular Wedding of

Gage & Savannah Brazzell

was held on May 28, 2016

at

The Emporium Center

in Knoxville, TN

“My Beloved is mine, and I am His”
-Song of Solomon 2:16

Photographer: Blush Creative Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Chelle Hickman
Bride’s Gown, Jewelry, and Veil: The Gilded Gown
Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever21
Groom & Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Graphic Artist: Adam Malin (Bride’s Brother)
Cake and Flowers: Linda Malin (Bride’s Mother)
Dessert Buffet: Lina Malin, Roxanne & Brettnay Brazzell, and Kellie Carter
Rentals: Campbell Tent & Party Rentals
Sound: Todd Carter
Prelude and Ceremony music: Live Orchestra, the Anderson Family

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Savannah selected her lovely David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal wedding dress at The Gilded Gown. She also purchased her pretty veil and accessories with us. We are so proud!

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Savannah looked stunningly beautiful on her wedding day. We love that her mother Linda made her gorgeous bouquet!

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The wedding was held at Downtown Knoxville’s Art Center and Gallery, The Emporium.  The ample natural light, exposed original wood beams, brick walls, and 18 foot ceilings of this 1890s building were the perfect setting for the festive wedding. These festivities are proof that a city wedding with rustic touches rules.

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Savannah and Gage’s wedding party rocked the pale grey and royal blue color scheme.

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There’s always time for a kiss!

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The couple along with their friends and family enjoyed a fabulous reception!

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The wedding cake made by Savannah’s mother Linda was so pretty and sweet!! And…we really, really wish we could have just a couple of those delicious-looking chocolate covered strawberries!

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Gage made a very handsome groom!

A precious sentimental moment of Savannah tearing up with emotion was captured by Blush Creative Photography! Awwww!brazzell-collage-5

The wedding was picture perfect, with sweet DIY details, beautiful people, a perfect setting and lots of love and laughter.

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We love Savannah’s adorable wedding sandals! And her hair vine from the Gilded Gown!!!!brazzell-collage-8brazzell-collage-10

All of us at The Gilded Gown wish the happy couple a lifetime of love and joy.

Vintage Inspirations – Wonderful Wedding Decor Rental Company

vintage inspirations lenoir cityVintage Inspirations is an awesome resource for local brides. This locally owned company, which is run by an extremely likable pair of ladies (Nikki and Sheri), offers vintage items for rent at very, very reasonable rates. Their services and decor is perfect for rustic barn weddings, shabby chic events or even an elegant French soiree. The ladies of Vintage Inspirations distinctive style is evident in their spectacular inventory of items: from chippy vintage doors, antique vanities and dressers, rows of candlesticks, elaborate cake stands, lace curtains, gilded mirrors to the perfect velvet armchair. Their selection of vintage rental decor is truly impressive.

Nikki and Sheri possess spectacular staging skills and an eye for sourcing the perfect pieces to compliment any vintage event. They honed their skills when they planned and decorated for their own daughters’ weddings. This passion has gown as they have built their rental and decor business.

And, did I mention how nice they are?

If you would like your wedding or event to look like a million bucks, but don’t want to spend a fortune, please contact Vintage Inspirations at 865-591-5240 or email them at inspire.rental@gmail.com or visit their facebook page here.

Brides, please stop by The Gilded Gown’s booth at the Pink Bride Show this Sunday August 14th. You can Plan Your Dream Wedding in One Day at this event.

Vintage Inspirations is staging our booth at Pink Bride and it is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!

 

This wedding features the hugely popular RUSTIC GLAM look:

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We love the chandelier hanging in the tree in this adorable outdoor display:

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How absolutely breath-taking is this wedding backdrop. Perfectly complimented by a pair of ivory, chippy vintage doors:

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What a cute idea for a wedding station…leave a note of advice for the new couple. Love the vintage Underwood typewriter!

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A table full of carmel apples? Yes, please!

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Vintage Inspirations has everything you need for your next party or event. We will be calling on them for all of ours….

 

 

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