I remember meeting these two at Technology Student Association conferences when I was a club sponsor and high school teacher in what I now refer to as my previous life. Matt was volunteering as a former TSA member, and I noticed immediately how friendly and outgoing he was. His counterpart, Sarah Beth, was a high school student and committed member to the organization as well; she's always been the sweetest most caring individual, and I was instantly impressed by her personable nature. Little did any of us know that years later, Sarah Beth and Matt would be walking down the aisle of their home church together and celebrating their union at an awesome downtown Knoxville venue with 400 of their closest friends and family.
Wallace Memorial Baptist Church was the obvious choice for this couple's nuptials as Matt is a Student Ministry Director there, and Sarah Beth's dad serves as an administrator for the church. The ceremony site was so meaningful to the couple, and that just made this traditional sharing of vows even more special for all involved. Their reception took place at the super modern Mill and Mine in the heart of downtown Knoxville. This industrial venue provided getting ready spots for the two, and the expansive event space was perfect for a large wedding such as Sarah Beth and Matt's.
Three very special first looks were part of this couple's big day-- one with Sarah Beth's dad, another with the bride and bridesmaids, and the final one with Matt. We love an emotional first look, and choosing to do one gives a couple a truly intimate moment together, allowing us to spend more time capturing the reactions and initial interactions of a couple. Matt's first glimpse at Sarah all dolled up in her beautiful gown did not disappoint, and his tearful reaction conveys just how happy and stunned he was to see his bride for the first time and also the pure love he has for Sarah Beth. From dancing at the beginning of the day to choreographed dances at the reception, personal touches like the arbor made by Sarah Beth and her grandfather for the ceremony, and gorgeous shades of blue and crisp white florals, Sarah Beth and Matt's day was nothing short of spectacular. With traits of loyalty, dedication, and fun loving spirits, these two are destined for a marriage full of happiness and love. Join us in wishing these two lovebirds a huge congratulations, again, and take a trip downtown with us today through these images.
Reception: Mill & Mine | Ceremony: Wallace Memorial Baptist Church | Dress shop: White Lace & Promises | Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie | Hair: Styles Etc | Makeup: Samantha Lambert | DJs: Ogle Entertainment | Video: Nate | Catering: The Original Louis' | Rentals: Campbell's Tent and Party Rentals | Dessert: Roberto's Italian Ice | Floral: Lisa Foster Floral Design | Second shooter: Erin Morrison Photography | Coordinator: Micki Duncan | Bridesmaid shirts and hats: Sew Happy TN | Film lab: The Find Lab