Erika + Colton // March 23, 2019 // Knoxville, Tennessee Wedding

Erika + Colton got married on March 23, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee! It was my first wedding of 2019, and I loved getting back into the wedding swing of things. Erika was a sorority sister of mine, and she reached out to me several months ago to meet and talk all about her big day and wedding photography.

We did their fall engagement session at Norris Dam State Park this past November, and you can see it here!

As a recent dog-mom myself (Levi came into my life when I met Jordan), I LOVE the fact that Colton’s dog played a role in starting a conversation between this bride and groom when they met. (Dogs know how to bring two soulmates together. Obviously.)

Colton and Erika had their ceremony at Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. They chose to have a first look in front of the stained glass window in the church balcony so that they could have a special moment to themselves. After the ceremony, we went to the Historic Southern Railway Station for their reception. One of my favorite parts of the day had to be Erika’s first dance with her father because of the way they held each other so tightly. 

Here are some of my favorite images to tell the story of their day. Enjoy!


Photographer: Jayna Watkins Photography

Ceremony Venue: Salem Baptist Church

Reception Venue: Historic Southern Railway Station

Florist: Always in Bloom and The Bloomers Company

Wedding Dress Shop: White Lace and Promises

Tuxedo Shop: Bridals and Beyond

Bridesmaids Dresses: White Lace and Promises

Officiants: Phil Young and Gerald McGinnis

Day of Coordinator: Betty Henry

Invitations/Save-the-Dates: Linda’s Hallmark Shop

DJ/Band: Ogle Entertainment

Hair Stylist: Melissa Alley

Caterer: B&G Catering


I don’t know why, but this image of Erika’s dress getting buttoned up is one of my top favorites from the entire day. I just love it!


Wasn't that fun?

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