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A Smoky Mountain Engagement Session by Leah Moyers Photography

One of the best aspects about living in East Tennessee is that the Smoky Mountains are in our backyard. Smoky Mountain National Park provides the perfect backdrop for photo shoots and weddings, and Lori and Drew chose to have their engagement session in the park. We are in love with the photos captured by Leah Moyers Photography! Leah did an  ...

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Wedding Invitation Wording Tips

As the heralding call to your wedding, your invitations give the first indication of what guests can expect from your wedding. Accordingly, you want to ensure that your invitations mimic the overall aesthetic of your wedding while still providing all necessary details related to the event. Regardless of how you approach your invitation suite,  ...

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How to Handle Your Alcohol: Wedding Bar Tips

We know that having a bar at your wedding can kick up the party an extra notch. Unfortunately, sometimes it kicks it up a few too many notches. Below, we have outlined some tips for figuring out the perfect bar for your wedding day. When will the bar open? We suggest waiting until after the ceremony is over to open the bar. This way guests  ...

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Let Them Eat Cake: Wedding Cake Tips

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child For kids and adults alike, one of the most exciting aspects of a wedding is the cake. If you’re unsure about how to begin the process, however, we’ve outlined some tips below! Consider the weather. If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer, keep in mind that heavy  ...

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Why to Fear Buying a Wedding Dress Online

One of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning experience is the search for the dress! Of course, in this age of commerce, many brides wonder why they can’t shorten the process by buying online. Thankfully, we at Custom Love Gifts, Events, & Prints have two former bridal stylists to run you through the risks of online dress  ...

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First Look Wedding Pros and Cons

A hotly debated topic in the modern wedding conversation, whether or not to do a first look is a question every couple asks themselves during the wedding planning process. Each argument, of course, has its own merits, as one is based in tradition while the other strives to maximize time efficiency. But which choice is right for you? Below,  ...

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Three Best Wedding Venues Outside Knoxville, TN

You’re dreaming of a wedding away from the city, but the list of venues is so long that you don’t even know where to start. Let us help narrow your search! Below are three of our favorite wedding venues beyond the Knoxville area, and we think you’ll love them too. The Cardinal’s Nest. A gorgeous, new open-air venue, The Cardinal’s Nest offers  ...

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Three Wedding Venues Near Knoxville, TN

Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue, but you want to take a step back from the energy of the city? We’ve got your back. To continue last week’s theme, we’re here with three more suggestions for wedding venues near Knoxville–this time outside of the city. Heartland Meadows. A wedding venue near Halls in  ...

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3 Best Knoxville Wedding Venues

You’re getting married—congratulations! The next question, however, is where. This week, we are spotlighting three premier Knoxville wedding venues guaranteed to exceed any and all expectations. By choosing a venue from the list below, we ensure (from experience) that you will have the wedding of your dreams, whatever that means to you! Dara’s  ...

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