It's a wedding day! Yepp, you read that right. I have a wedding on a Thursday (Fun fact: This sweet photo was also taken on a Thursday back in June). Honestly, I absolutely LOVE weekday weddings. One of the reasons I love them is because the availability is better. It makes me so sad when a couple really wants to use me but I'm already booked on their date. Not as many people get married on weekdays which means you have a better chance of booking the vendors you really want. Speaking of vendors, some (especially venues) give discounts for nonpeak (weekday) weddings. I also love them because they are usually more small/intimate, relaxed, and often times more adventerous too. I've really noticed a shift this year and with almost half of my weddings being elopements, those things are right up my alley. 🌿
Those are just some of the reasons that I love them. I want to hear from you guys! What made you choose your wedding date and was it on the weekend or a day through the week?
Y’all...this dress will be available at Loveliest starting early September! Eek!! 🤗 // #Repost @hyacinthbridal
Could there be a better backdrop than the Eiffel Tower!? ❤️✨
Our Olivia Gown in Paris, shot by @hopeballengerphotography • Florals by @622flowers 🌸
I had so much fun with these two during their engagement session in Knoxville on Sunday. We pretty much laughed the entire time as we explored the gorgeous grounds of Mead's Quarry. It was SO hard to choose which one to post but I just kept coming back to this one. Such a sweet moment for these two and those lashes?! Ommggggg 😩🙌🏻
Hair/Makeup by @heather_croy
Our newest @wtoowatters gown, Viola, is making herself right at home! Perfect for the modern, statement-making bride who also likes comfort 🙋♀️ Plus a big Thank You to our newest #lillianruthbride , Cameron, for so beautifully modeling this new arrival for us! ✨
How to be happy when social media gets you down:
1️⃣ Your follower count doesn’t matter. I know people KILLING IT with less than 1,000 Instagram followers, and I know others who are struggling with 10K+ followers. It means nothing.
2️⃣ Your work is good. Her work is good too. You can both make really awesome stuff without comparing or copying.
3️⃣ Focus on serving and showing up for people instead of your ego and watch how everything changes.
Time flies when you’re having fun! With kids back in school & lots of exciting events here at Relix, sometimes we find ourselves wishing for just one extra hour in the day. 😉 Can you relate? What would you do with one extra hour?
A little #bts styled shoot dress selection for a @chilhoweepark elopement with @always_yours_occasions. This one is stunning but ultimately not the look we were going for. Stay tuned to see what we did pick! Scroll 👉to see reality vs this IG- ready photo!
Hello Wednesday. #weddingtipwednesday that is... Let's talk about your Marriage License! (A Marriage License is the document you need before you get married, and the Marriage Certificate is the proof that you're married.) Depending on your state's rules (look it up) you may have to apply in the county clerk's office of the county you're getting married in, but most states allow you to apply anywhere in the state.) Keep in mind it does take a few days (TN has a 3 day wait period), and it expires 30 days after you apply. (You can always apply again, if you applied too early already, or if you have to postpone your wedding/elopement.) And if you lose it, don't panic! Just call and request a copy! *Side Note - only someone qualified by the county can officiate - not just anyone, although sometimes you can request a temporary legal authority from a judge or court clerk if there's someone special you'd like to officiate! *If you're eloping - remember, most states require you have to have at least 2 witnesses, not including the officiant. And your photographer could be one! 😉
Then the officiant signs and mails in ("files") the marriage license, and you receive your Marriage Certificate by mail a couple of weeks later!
Another Tip: Get your passport and book your honeymoon in your MAIDEN name! Most airlines/cruise ships will make you re-purchase a ticket if you don't have the ID to match, even if you have your marriage certificate with you. .
Planner/Coordinator & Photographer: @emeraldandivyphoto
Bridal Gowns & Jewelry: @thegildedgown
Grooms Attire: @prestigetuxedo
Models: @cboruff @ina.marie.models
You know those weeks you just wish you could sleep in everyday?! That’s me this week. I literally have had to convince myself to get up by promising myself a nap in the middle of the day, one in which I never take. Maybe it’s the fact that getting up at 5:45am, to get Wyatt up and ready for school, is making me wish it was still summer. Our summer went by fast, but it was peppered with good memories and my favorite has to be when my entire family got together at the beach. Here’s to a nap-less Wednesday and strong coffee ☕️ 🤷🏻♀️
In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to // I am thrilled to announce that @kindredbridal is now taking appointments for private bridal consultations this fall.
We offer a curated collection of independent designers exclusive to East Tennessee and a refreshing, one-on-one experience in our airy second floor studio in the historic Old City of Knoxville.
Working on this has been the most incredible and insane time of my life and I’ve had the honor of working and collaborating with talented designers, artists, mentors, fellow business owners, and friends to bring this vision to life.
I am unbelievably grateful and can’t wait to share more about what’s in store for the women of Knoxville and beyond 💫
Share, tag your engaged friends, support your local girl gang, and let’s do this.
Link to website in bio. *grand opening details coming soon* •
We are 7 DAYS away from our Annual Sample Sale!! Gowns starting at $99!! Y’all. This is insane and prices will never be that low again!! Call us today or visit our website to book your appointment! 📷 @our_ampersand_photo
What’s better than cake by the ocean? Cake by the lake. // photographer: @whitneyjadephotography cake: @nikihuds flowers: @rosemossdesigns tablescape @uniquesettingsrentalsknoxville cake topper: @pictureitcustom
Catch me (and Jesse) tonight at @historicsouthernrailway ‘s open house! Catering by @rosascatering , florals by the talented @melissatimmdesigns , and so many other talented vendor friendors!