Today’s blog post features my last wedding of 2021 – Elise + Kole’s winter wedding at Central United Methodist Church and The Press Room in Knoxville, Tennessee! Elise + Kole have been together for almost a decade, and now they are MARRIED! (I also did their engagement session in the fall of 2020 – you can see that here!) These two have had so many adventures together, and they were surrounded by SO much love and support from their family + friends as they finally tied the knot.
Elise + Kole have such kind hearts, and they made sure to interact with every guest. In my pre-wedding questionnaire, one question I ask couples is to list the three things that are most important to them about their wedding. One thing they listed was for “everyone to feel special”, and that is exactly how it feels to be in the presence of these two!
Elise + Kole had their first look on the front steps of the historic church where they held their ceremony, and it was a mixture of laughter + tears when they saw each other for the first time. After plenty of bride + groom portraits, we were joined by their hysterical wedding party! This crew was tons of fun, full of laughs, and also clearly excited to see their best friends tie the knot in just a few hours.
After a stunning ceremony at Central United Methodist Church, everyone partied the night away at The Press Room! (Literally – we were there until midnight!) If you scroll through the photos of the reception decor, you’ll notice Elise + Kole’s furry son Cliff made an appearance on the cake. (Typical pup behavior, sneaking a treat!)
This was my last wedding before maternity leave, and I was so grateful that this is how I ended my 2021 season. Here are some of my favorite images to tell the story of Elise + Kole’s winter wedding!
Photographer: Jayna Biery Photography
Venue: Central United Methodist Church // The Press Room
Videographer: Coley Spencer
Florist: Lisa Foster Floral Design
Wedding Gown: White Lace & Promises
Tuxedo Shop: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses: RenzRags
Officiant: Aaron Hodge
Invitations: Passion on Paper
Coordination/Decor/Catering: The Press Room
Hair: Gabriel Smith
Elise + Kole
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