Ijams Nature Center & Crown and Goose Knoxville Wedding - Kelly + Ben

Kelly and Ben's big day took place at some of our favorite places in downtown Knoxville. From the Oliver Hotel to Ijams Nature Center and the  reception at Crown and Goose, this day was so special for this sweet Colorado-based couple.

We met Kelly at the Oliver Hotel, which is always a classic choice for a spacious space to prepare for the wedding. We loved utilizing the shutters on the window as she got into her dress, and the shot of her peering through the hotel lobby glass door was one of our favorites. We escorted the bride to Ijams where the guests were greeted with favors in the form of fans and a drink station to help them cool off during the outdoor ceremony. We always love such considerate touches to keep the guests more comfortable at a summer wedding outdoors. The ceremony took place at Ijams under a wooden archway adorned with the same shades of  gorgeous florals that made up Kelly's bouquet. We loved these flowers accented with flowing ribbons, one of the easiest and most elegant ways to dress up the flowers even more. Kelly and Ben incorporated a violinist pre- and post- ceremony, and it was the perfect addition to this intimate affair.

Crown and Goose has a quaint beer garden where the two shared their first dance under a pergola. A dove sat perched above them during this moment, the perfect sign that the union of these two is blessed and meant to be. The cake, too, featured birds and the motto of the day, "Love is all you need." We were happy to sneak Kelly and Ben away to an area near the railroad tracks so that we could capture some couple's photos along a wall overgrown with ivy and in the middle of the Old City's cobblestone streets.

This couple's big day was one shared with close friends and family, and we feel honored to have been part of it. Enjoy these memories made at these lovebirds' wedding! 

Event Coordinator: Team Wedding | Floral: Megan Connors Floral | Ceremony Venue: Ijams Nature Center | Reception Venue: Crown & Goose | Hotel: The Oliver Hotel | Hair: Salon Zeal | Makeup: Jessica Armstrong | Suits: Jos A Bank | Wedding Dress: Danelle's Bridal Boutique | Cake: Cheryl McMillian Cake Design | Officiant: Sandra Tracy - Radiant Gatherings | Violinist: Staci Carriere