“HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”
We are thrilled to FINALLY share Chris & Heather’s wedding day with you guys! **cue “this is what dreams are made” of by Hilary Duff* Some of you may follow fashion blogger Heather Poppie (if not, check out her blog here). If you do, you know she is a lovely woman inside & out + a perfect fit to guest blog for HER wedding for us! Enjoy an insight from the bride herself while reliving her perfect wedding day through our images. XOXO T&K
“For our wedding, we wanted to it be simple, earthy, and most importantly, a reflection of us. I have always loved the look of a whimsical, ethereal wedding - my wedding Pinterest board shows all organic, simple yet elegant ideas! I have always been drawn to blush, sage, and navy blue. Something about those colors are so beautiful to me so of course, we incorporated them into our wedding day. It was such a beautiful thing to see all our ideas come to life. I think the most important thing was making sure our wedding felt like us. I had a very specific vision when it came to the overall aesthetic of our wedding, but we really wanted to have little elements that people could say, “Oh this is totally Heather and Chris.” I really couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect day. We were beyond lucky to have the best vendors and team to help put together our dream day and I am so excited to gush about everyone we worked with below to you all!”
TALENTED VENDORS- VENUE | The Quarry Knoxville // COORDINATOR | Marvyl-Team Wedding // Design | Lindsey Boling-The Quarry // HAIR | Claudia Moore // FLORIST | LB Floral DRESS | Posh Bridal Nashville // DRESSES | Bella Bridesmaids // Veil | Sara Gabriel // SUITS | The Black Tux // SHOES | Sam Edelman // CATERING | Bradford Catering // DRINKS | The Pour Guys // DJ | Sam Lenox // RENTALS | All Occasion Party Rentals // VIDEO | Haven Media // SIGNS | Happily Ever Etched // RING BOX | The Mrs Box // RIBBON- Frou Frou Chic
We knew we wanted a unique location, so The Quarry was the perfect venue for us! Our guests still rave about how unique and beautiful the setting was.
For my wedding dress, I always knew I wanted a fit and flare style with an open back! I had actually intended to have sleeves with my dress, but when I came across “the one”, I fell in love with the simple, timeless look of it. We altered the straps a bit from the original one and replaced the original rhinestone straps with lace ones! We took the lace from the bottom of my dress and used it to make the straps which I loved.
I chose the “Erika” veil from Sara Gabriel. For jewelry, I wore their Tesla and their Emily bracelet. I also gifted my bridesmaids their Pippa earrings in gold/clear!
I really loved my bridesmaids robes- the colors were so similar to our wedding colors!
I loved my loose curls by Claudia Moore. Claudia has been doing my cut and color for over a year now, so of course I was going to have her do my wedding hair!!
The boys looked so handsome and their navy blue suits fit them so well!
I loved that my bridesmaids wore various Jenny Yoo dress styles all in the sage tone and that we mixed in a few tulle dresses as well to add more texture.
I really loved that Chris & I decided to do a first look. It was such an intimate, raw moment for us. Chris’s reaction to seeing me was a moment I will never forget.
My bouquet turned out perfect and I loved the touch of Anemones (the white flowers with the blue center) which tied in the navy blue suits really well.
My favorite part of the whole day was the first kiss for obvious reasons. It was by far the most special kiss and the feelings during that moment were indescribable.
Happily Ever Etched created the most beautiful signs, customized glasses, and other details that really personalized our wedding day and made it all come together!
For the wedding flowers, I envisioned a very floral-heavy wedding. I wanted our floral to be the main focus in regards to décor and LB Floral went above and beyond.
We wanted our personalities to show in our desserts too so we chose funfetti cake accompanied by chocolate and vanilla cupcakes!
Chris and I met in highschool, so our wedding was like a giant high school reunion. Everyone was dancing their hearts out and really let loose.
The entire wedding planning process, from your engagement all the way to the end of your honeymoon is such a surreal, special time of your life. Really take the time to soak up every little moment because it really does go by in the blink of an eye. Things may get stressful, but it really does all work out in the end. On your wedding day, take everything little thing in. From waking up and getting ready with your closest girls, to the first dance, to getting sent off at the end of the night – take it all in and savor it because you only get that day once. And make sure to hit up the dance floor, and dance your heart out with your new hubby!! “