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
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!