BRIDAL STYLE: Luminous, Glowy Skin for Your Wedding Day #LuminousBride #bridalmakeup

As a bride we know you want a glowy, fresh complexion for your wedding day, right? And, starting with luminous skin will make any makeup you apply on your special day look even better. So, we’ve sourced some fabulous tips to get your face in tip-top shape!

1. Exfoliate!

Start exfoliating several months before your wedding to get truly radiant skin. The best exfoliators contain lactic acid, like DR. BRANDT SKINCARE’s Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator ($79 at Sephora), a scrub formulated with aluminum oxide crystals and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, provide a radiant, healthy look, and smooth skin’s texture. You’ll be amazed at the maximum results you’ll achieve in minimal time. Want even better results?  Visit a dermatologist where you can get you major improvements for your skin, since their products contain a higher concentration of glycolic acid than at-home treatments provide.


2. Detox!

Whatever you put IN your body, shows on the OUTSIDE. So it makes sense to detox your body to help eliminate any toxins and thereby benefit your skin. The best ways to clean up your interior? Start by drinking tons of water each and every day. Fill up the crisper in your fridge with lots of fruits and veggies, and nosh on them every chance you get. Those nutrients will save your skin! Cut back on everything fun including sugar, salt and alcohol. Hey, it’ll be worth it! (And we did just say “cut back,” not “eliminate.” You still got to enjoy life!) If you want to get real serious about detoxing, we suggest juicing. Juicing for Beginners is a great place to start.


Eat your greens, drink your water and cut back on the margaritas to achieve a naturally beautiful face for your fiancee to adore!

3. Vitamins!

Vitamins for skin are key, especially vitamin C. Applying Vitamin C to your skin is the best way to achieve a bright, even complexion, notes Erin Ferrill, East Coast educator for HydroPeptide. “The brightening qualities of this well-known vitamin make it the perfect companion for anyone struggling with age spots, sun damage or those who just want a makeup-free pick me up,” Ferrill says. For a true vitamin-taking/skin-enhancing win, take both vitamin C and vitamin E together. This powerhouse combo has been shown to increase the ability of the skin to protect itself from sun damage. “While this is no excuse to ditch the sunscreen, it is a great way to give your skin a fighting chance against the damaging rays of the sun. Look for products that combine vitamin C with gentle exfoliants and natural skin brighteners like bearberry, licorice, mulberry and brightening peptides.”

4. Chill out!

We love this super simple trick. Sucking on a cube of ice chills all of the millions of cells in your cheeks and lips, increasing circulation, and resulting in plumper, more rosy-looking skin! Annie Tevelin, founder of SkinOwl, says, “This is a great glow-fix mid-dinner or before taking a picture to restore fatigued skin to a more peaches and cream complexion.”

5. Makeup!

Achieve the “lit from within” look with the help of radiance-enhancing makeup products. Start by applying an illuminating cream under your makeup, like Becca Backlight Filter Primer ($38 at Sephora). Use TARTE Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection for a glowy and flawless look lasting for up to 12 hours. Finish with some bronze contouring, a little rosy blush and some illuminator swept across the tops of your cheekbones. Or better yet, find a local makeup artist to transform you into the very best version of yourself. In Knoxville we recommend Bangs and BlushSouthern Sirens, or Southern Belle Beauty!


All brides glow on their wedding days, and you will to. The happiness and joy you feel as you marry the love of your life provides more brilliance to your beautiful face than any tips we dish out ever will. But, a little prep never hurt.


Lilac & Grey Wedding Palette Inspiration #LilacGreyWedding

Spring is here, and in the fresh, free spirit of the season, we are inspired by the cool-toned, neutral wedding palette of lilac and grey! A lilac and grey color story can be distinctive, very hip, yet also so understated and soothing! We like that you can add pops of plum, dark purple and green to perfectly compliment the look.

You can totally set the tone for your happy day by choosing invitations that reflect your theme.  Your guests will get a sense of what is in store for them at your wedding as soon as they open their envelopes. We love-love-love these romantic lavender laser-cut wedding invitations with grey ribbon bows from Elegant Wedding Invites. They are lavish, beautiful and memorable!

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For our bride’s attire, we suggest starting with this extra-special lace gown by Sweetheart. The cutout waistband acts as the perfect belt for this Jersey gown with a Queen Anne neckline, natural waist, straight silhouette, and chapel length train. And hello, look at that illusion back with all those buttons! Isn’t it scrumptious? {We have this gorgeous gown in stock now at The Gilded Gown!}

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We sourced the absolute perfect suede ankle-tie sandals with cool Lucite block heels for this theme by Gianvito Rossi, available from Barneys for $1,145:


But for those of you on, shall we say, a tighter budget, how about these from designer Christian Siriano, $20 from Payless:

For your nails Walmart has the perfect lilac nail polish, St. Lucia Lilac, by Essie, available for $6.59.

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For the groom, we sourced this perfectly amazing lilac jacket. This rocking version is available at ASOS, and priced at just $91:


Lavender and lilacs can be used in bouquets, favors and decor as a fragrant and beautiful addition to your decor. The pale greenish grey tones in succulents pair well with lilac colored florals. Vintage glass bottles in various hues of purple can be found at antique stores and grouped for a lovely display, filled with sprigs of lavender, or given as favors for the wedding guests.

A luxurious tablescape is possible by amassing floral elements with loads of greenery along with some metal goblets, pink glassware and grey pottery plates. So pretty! We love the diverse chair covers, especially the one with the floral swag attached. The way to achieve this look yourself is to go kind of overboard with the flowers and remember to layer different textures and colors to enhance your scheme. The items in the photo below don’t technically “match” but they most certainly “GO!”

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Lilac macaroons work well with this theme, as do lavender flavored cupcakes. You can get a dozen lavender French macaroons, from MacaronsbyAdri on Etsy, for $24.

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Lavender is a romantic addition to food. And, a wonderful favor idea is to make tiny jars of lavender sugar for your guests.

Lavender works: it immediately evokes the musky scent of summer without filling the mouth with soapy perfume. To make lavender sugar, just cut up a few lavender sprigs and keep them in a jar of granulated sugar for a few days.Nigella Lawson
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How about having something custom made for your day, perhaps like this stunning, dusty lilac-grey three-tiered cake by Sugar Ruffles?

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All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

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We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls?

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We are happy to see the return of old school glamour in the bridal gown designs we’ve spotted at the apparel markets lately. Heavy satin dresses with major embellishments and beading! And, it is so refreshing to see the theme reflected in the style brides are deciding on for their special day too. This spring will witness lots of weddings filled with glitz, bling and foof.

A Glam Wedding is the chance to go ALL OUT. A Glam Wedding means that the answer to the question , “Is this TOO much?” is ALWAYS  “of course not!” The kind of wedding where the perfect shoes are these by Jimmy Choo:

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Perhaps your wedding won’t include a giant white tent filled with twinkle lights, glittering chandeliers and the captivating hues of blush and gold, but you can certainly take inspiration from this glamorous image, ne c’est pas? And you can incorporate the ideas on a smaller scale for your event.21 Glitzy Gold Wedding Ideas:

Opulent floral arrangements, ornate candelabras and luxe linens are always a ritzy choice.

For you All Out Glam Wedding Reception make sure you have lots of metallics, beads, pearls, floral arrangements and chandeliers! Think “More is MORE!” And then add a little bit extra. Layers of opulence equals an over the top glamour!

Glam Checklist

For this extravagant theme, please consider a white tuxedo jacket and classic black bow tie for your groom. It is so old-school and handsome!


You’re welcome.

We love the vintage vibe and great glamorous inspiration below, courtesy of Ashley Elizabeth Designs.

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Glam teardrop earrings and a beaded hair clip are the perfect accessories for this style. [We have this Mariell hair clip at The Gilded Gown.]

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This opulent custom bouquet with lots of  jeweled embellishments is just so perfect for a glam wedding. For your very own handmade bouquet we suggest the uber-talented artistry of Sarah Brobst Designs.

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Golden cupcakes crafted to look as if they are real satin roses and elevated on individual gilded stands is elegant to the extreme. [Side note: I might try to DIY some of these cupcake stands with dollar tree items. Stay tuned…]Image result for pinterest gilded cupcakes

We think this beaded strapless stunner by Justin Alexander will fit in at the most elegant of occasions. We have several gorgeous elaborately beaded wedding gowns in store at The Gilded Gown!

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For your upcoming wedding we invite you to come share your dreams and ideas with us at The Gilded Gown. We love to hear what styles you are incorporating for your special day.

And, if you are still searching for the perfect dress for your wedding, give us a call at 865-329-4905. We will schedule a one-on-one fitting with one of our professional stylists. We have all sizes from 000-36 on the floor, plus tons of gorgeous accessories and veils.


Rustic Industrial Winter Wedding in Tennessee #RusticIndustrialFarmWedding


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.


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.


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!]



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.)



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







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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.




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

Best Ever Boho Outdoor Wedding

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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

Beth Young of Healing Arts Massage in store this Saturday November 12! #chairmassagesforbrides #getsomelove


We are proud to announce a very special event!!!!!

 Beth Young, a licensed massage therapist, will be giving chair massages from noon to five on Saturday, November 5th at The Gilded Gown.

Brides, MOBs, Bridesmaids and Prom Girls

we invite you to come de-stress and relax

and experience the most wonderful massage EVER!

Happy Dance!

(I’m sure all the stylists at The Gilded Gown will also be relaxing in Beth’s chair!)

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Massage offers so many benefits. Want to feel happier, more energetic & flexible? Does being pain free with your blood flowing and a boost of energy sound good? YES, PLEASE!


Beth Young of Healing Arts Massage.



Beth, a licensed massage therapist of 17 years, utilizes a unique combination of her knowledge of the physical body along with her studies in Intuitive Medicine, Yoga and life experience to create a massage that is unique to each individual. She likes to bring intuition, knowledge, heart and presence to massage, and creates a custom session specific to the needs of each client. Experience a session with Beth and you will be transformed!


Young Healing Arts
313 North Forest Park Blvd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Call (865) 765-4373
After your chair massage on Saturday, you will most certainly want to schedule an appointment with Beth.

Ten Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1000 #weddingdresseslessthan$1000


At The Gilded Gown we are thrilled to offer hundreds upon hundreds of lovely bridal gowns in all sizes, styles and price points. We thought it would be lots of fun to highlight some beautiful options for you, all amazingly well-priced at below one thousand dollars. Woo! Woo! You can get an AMAZING gown and not break the bank. It’s true. We’ll prove it!


Since both lace and illusion panels are trending like crazy, we selected our Curvy Style G1602 for Dress Number One. It is well below the $1000 threshold at just $769! Our curvy line fits true to size and starts at size 12. We have up to a size 36 on the retail floor and many styles in this line can be custom made up to a size 42. Yay. It is so pretty, don’t you think? The sweetheart neckline combined with the dropped waist and trumpet hemline make this a popular and flattering choice for many brides. Check out the sheer lace back. We have this available to try on and purchase off the rack in many sizes, or we can custom order it from the manufacturer for you as well.



How expensive does this Justin Alexander Style 6252 gown look? More than 1K for sure! But this gorgeous confection is only $891. Every detail speaks of romance from the fitted lace bodice to the fluttery trumpet skirt. We envision this at a spring, garden wedding. So fresh and sweet! Come try it on at The Gilded Gown!



Chantilly Lace and a pretty face….take a look at the loveliest Justin Alexander lace dress ever with this Style 8626, priced at the low-low price of $917. Featuring Chantilly lace and tulle cap sleeve this V-neckline dress features a regal satin cummerbund accented with a flower and lace. More Chantilly lace and tulle adorns the mermaid skirt. The back of the dress showcases buttons over the back zipper and an easy to wear chapel length train. This dress would work with just about any style wedding you are planning. Lace Lovers take note (we’ve got you covered)!



WHAT? Our Curvy wedding gown GC5072 is unbelievably affordable at just $499! It perfectly caters to the fashion-savvy bride seeking a classic design that covers her arms. Beautiful corded lace with sparkling stones accentuate the three-quarter length sheer sleeves and bodice. For supreme comfort on your wedding day, we suggest this flowing chiffon A-line dress which will make walking down the aisle and dancing at the reception a breeze. This informal design is also perfect for a casual, beach or destination wedding.




Wow, wow, wow. This stunning gown by Justin Alexander is just under budget at $936, but it is worth every single penny! First of all the Alencon Lace is gorgeous. The flattering fit and flare dress is highlighted by a sweetheart neckline and the adorable lace jacket is removable. This is a very glamorous gown, fit for an evening wedding! We love, we love!




Hello princesses, we have just the dress you want, for under $1000. Check these details off your must-have list, cuz this dress has them all: Basque waist, corset back, ball gown skirt, lace bodice. Everything a future queen might require from her wedding gown. Style 6079 is not priced for royalty though, paupers can afford this at only $561.



Your budget will thank you for this one. Sincerity Bridal Style 3806 is priced at $748. This is a lovely, lovely embroidered organza applique and chiffon fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline. The natural waist is highlighted by a pleated chiffon cummerbund and the back is finished with chiffon covered buttons over back zipper and a chapel length train. Light and airy, comfortable and beautiful. Yes, yes and more yes!



Sweetheart Bridal brings us a sweetheart of a dress with style 6068, available for just $541. This charming tulle, embroidered lace fit and flare dress is highlighted by a V-neck. Ultra adorable.



Pop the bubbly. We have the most sophisticated champagne and silver Justin Alexander Gown, M234 priced at a mere $636! If you are going for something special, a little bit different and uber glam, try this V neck and V back gown. The all-over lace and beading combined with the satin detail at waist add up to an opulent wedding day look for you.



For our final dress, we went with fun! This Justin Alexander, Style 8632, is close to budget at $936, but is full of personality. Our Alencon lace tea length gown features a darling strapless, sweetheart neckline, a pleated silk cummerbund, and a full circular cut lace skirt. Buttons over back zipper. This gown can take you to any style wedding, but is well suited for the currently popular barn wedding. How awesome will this show off your wedding boots?


Many thanks to the lovely Heather Lynn, owner of Simplicity Event Planners and part-time stylist at The Gilded Gown who modeled all the gowns so beautifully for us.


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

The Bride Link

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.

Pink and Gold garden wedding inspiration

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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


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


The Spectacular Wedding of

Gage & Savannah Brazzell

was held on May 28, 2016


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


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!


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


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.



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


There’s always time for a kiss!


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


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!


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.


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.