The Mill and Mine is a one of a kind industrial venue located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. With original brick walls, private spaces for getting ready, a covered patio with an adjoining lawn, and string bulb lighting in the indoor space, The Mill and Mine brings an urban vibe with all the amenities needed for a beautiful wedding. That’s why this was the perfect space for Kristina and Ben's ceremony and reception, both held in the large main event space.
Their ceremony was traditional and meaningful, as their home church worship leader served as the officiant, which was incredibly special for the two. Beautiful worship songs accompanied by guitar made their ceremony unique as all their guests joined in and sang along. They shared their vows and communion alongside a gorgeous wooden cross adorned with large florals that was built and decorated by Matthew Smith of Echelon Florist. It was the perfect backdrop for these two as they became husband and wife.
We utilized the expansive courtyard for most of the bridal party photos as well as the indoor spaces with sliding wooden doors and the outdoor metal wall, but we couldn’t resist taking the two on a stroll through the Gay Street area of downtown for some stunning sunset photos along the bridge. The one thing that we have always noticed about Kristina and Ben is their fun loving spirits, and that really came out at the reception, when it was revealed that Ben has some killer dance moves, much to our surprise and joy. Their reception even included a dance off of sorts between Ben and some of his groomsmen, but Kristina, a swimmer at Southern Illinois University where the two both attended college, had her team there as well to show off their skills.
The love between Kristina and Ben is evident to anyone who encounters them, and we were honored to capture all the memories from their fall wedding. Journey downtown with us today through these images. We are wishing a huge congratulations, again, to Mr. and Mrs. Patton.
The Mill and Mine | Absolute Wedding Perfection | Echelon Florist | Bradford Catered Events | Sammy Scott of Ogle Entertainment | Roses and Lace Makeup Artistry | Ethan Brewer of Hairpeace | Dustin Keele | Event Rentals by Rothchild | Nate Betts