Real Wedding |Christmas Wedding at The Press Room Knoxville|Amanda May Photos | Pretty Pear Bride

Real Wedding | Christmas Wedding at The Press Room Knoxville | Amanda May Photos

I know it’s not time for cold weather yet, but y’all it’s coming! This Christmas real wedding had so many amazing details that I just LOVE so I had to share it to get everyone in the festive spirit. The gifts that Katie and Ethan gave their bridesmaids and groomsmen were amazing. The bride’s wedding dress was custom made, y’all know I love that!! They also had the cutest late night snacks. Take a look for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

From the Photographer: Katie had these adorable felt baskets with the softest blanket, a little bath spa set, some amazing makeup, a monogrammed cup, and several other things. And the groomsmen got a yeti bucket with a personalized beer glass, an iPhone projector, and a Yeti cup. These gifts were so amazing and SUCH an inspiration going into this gift giving season!

Katie’s dress was custom made for her. When they went to the bridal shop, the designer just happened to be there, and they custom ordered a dress from him. It fit her like a glove and had her initials in the beading on her chest. It was subtle, and I would have never noticed if she hadn’t pointed it out. Just a little detail like that made her dress even more awesome.

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The greenery circle behind them as they got married was just stunning. I know these circles are getting more and more common but I had not got to photograph one yet, and I loved it! It framed them perfectly, and I even did their first look in front of it as well as some bride and groom portraits.

It’s totally normal for me to get every bride with each of her bridesmaids and every groom with each of his groomsmen. But it’s not every wedding I get every bride with each of the groomsmen and every groom with each of the bridesmaids. It wouldn’t necessarily work at every wedding, but this bridal party all knew each other and Katie was just as close with the guys as she was with the girls and same with Ethan. So, we did them, and it was adorable!

They had late night snacks at their reception that were just killer. Little tiny cups of hot cocoa with candy canes in them and a little thing of marshmallows. I love The Press Room and every single wedding I shoot there! The food is always delicious, and at Katie and Ethan’s wedding it was extra delicious. They had s’mores pies, a stirfry buffet, their famous mac-n-cheese bar, salad bar, and slider bar. All four photographer/videographers showed up to our table with our plates extra full and fully replenished from a long, incredible day of documenting all the beautiful things.

Photography: Amanda May Photos | Ceremony Venue: The Press Room | Reception Venue: The Press Room | Event Planning: The Press Room | Floral: Lisa Foster Floral Design Studio | DJ: Special Notes Entertainment Agency | Videography: Zack Hawkins Photography | Wedding Cake: Catie Cakes | Hair: Bangs and Blush | Makeup: Bangs and Blush | Hair: Bangs & Blush | Wedding Dress: Bridals by Lori | Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology
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Kate is a wedding blogger, writing for blogs like The Big Fat Indian Wedding and formerly United With Love. Kate is a regular freelance writer for many other publications including Brides Magazine’s digital department, the Washington Diplomat and a local DC yoga studio. As a plus-sized woman herself, Kate was eager to work for Shafonne and contribute to Pretty Pear Bride as she loves the message of self-confidence throughout the blog.
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