Back From Knoxville, Tenessee

Back from a great wedding weekend (hence the lack of posting). This past weekend I attended a wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee for the now Mrs. Claire Speight and Mr. Mark Speight. The wedding took place at 6:30 in the evening and was cascaded with beautiful flowers and beaming smiles. 

The groom was standing at the entrance into the chapel to greet people and couldn’t look happier.  We all took our seats and promptly at 6:30 the music began as the grandmothers, mothers, and bridesmaids made their way down the aisle. An impressive 18 person wedding party occupied the alter.  The bridesmaids wore a cloudy lavender Melissa Sweet draped gown.  The groomsmen stood tall in tuxedos with bow ties.  The music quieted for a few moments before trumpets announced the entrance of the Bride.

Claire looked beautiful in a bright white gown with sweet heart neckline, broach at the waste, and modern a-line skirt (the name of the dress will be disclosed when the bride gets back!).
The reception took place at the Cherokee County Club which can only be described as having the best view in Knoxville.  We all had expected bad weather due to reports of constant rain and thunderstorms.  Instead, not a drop hit the pavement and a rainbow crowned the sky before the sun set.

Flowers were the main event at this wedding. They towered the tables and draped from the chandeliers. Claire and Mark had some of the best take-aways/favors for their guests including keepsakes from a photo booth with fun props and BIGMACS.  Yes, BigMacs!  Guests could munch the 2 all beef patties, special sauce (you know how the rest goes) to help ease their tummies from any excessive amounts of spirits that may have been floating in their system (I personally ate 2).

The bride and groom also had chartered buses to take guests to and from the hotel from the reception site which was a small celebration of its own.

To Claire & Mark- We all wish you nothing but the best in your many years to come as a succesfull couple.  It was such a beautiful event to be at with great friends.