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Organic Knoxville Wedding with A Neutral Palette

The phrase “too good to be true” automatically comes to the forefront of one’s mind with one glance at Laura and Matthew’s Tennessee wedding. Even if you manage to take a quick glance at Erin Morrison Photography’s chronicles and never look at this stunning gathering again (though why would you do that?), the attention to organic details and the crisp, clean, and neutral palette that Laura yearned for is so cleverly brought to fruition. The heavy succulent element and florals in gargantuan bunches left our jaws agape. White, creamy roses and ranunculi flowed from seemingly every pore and they were attached to the ever-popular eucalyptus leaves and other mixed fauna. Rustic came into play through the ceremonial wooden arbor that donned antique hydrangea and small succulents. The reception was bright with long tables serving up a heaping helping of large succulents and mossy touches with sliced wood rounds.

Truth be told, it’s just one of those things that happens when The Quarry Venue is your venue AND planner; their know-how of wedding design coupled with their knowledge of their outdoor slice of heaven creates a definite thing of beauty. Exhibit A: Laura and Matthew’s wedding below in all of its glory.

What is your proposal story?

Matt surprised me while we were on a trip to Asheville, NC. We went on a short hike to Craggy Pinnacle located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The top of the the 5,892-ft. summit offers panoramic 360-degree views, which is where Matt decided to get down on one knee and propose to me.

What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?

The three most important things to us were: the venue, photographer, and the honeymoon! We ended up getting a tent at the last moment due to the threat of weather so that was a bit of a splurge or unplanned expense. We skipped having a videographer. We also elected to skip the garter toss.

What were your favorite parts of the day? 

The first look! We exchanged letters and gifts before walking down the aisle. Matt gave Laura a gold monogram ring with her new initials (she wore one with her maiden initials every day) and Laura gave Matt tickets to see FC Barcelona play at Camp Nou. They went to Spain on our honeymoon.

We also went on a “hike” on the day of the wedding to get a particular photo Laura wanted – it was a drone shot on top of a cliff. Matt hike in his suit and Laura hike in full makeup and hair, while her dress had to be bagged and carried up to the top for the photo sesh.

Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?

It’s easy to get caught up hitting the schedule on the day of the wedding. I recommend just trying to relax and enjoying the big day with your friends and family.

Photography: Erin Morrison Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Quarry Venue | Reception Venue: The Quarry Venue | Event Planning: The Quarry Venue | Floral: Melissa Timm Designs | Stationery: Minted | Wedding Cake: Art of Cakes | Catering: B&G Catering | Hair: Claudia Moore | Makeup: Stunning by Rachel | DJ: Stephen Goff Entertainment | Wedding Dress: Lillian Ruth Bride by Wedding Wonderland | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Veil: Lillian Ruth Bride by Wedding Wonderland | Submitted via: Matchology