Today’s blog post features my favorite photographs from Alyssa + Sam’s summer wedding at The Standard wedding venue in Knoxville, Tennessee! I first met Alyssa + Sam at their Great Smoky Mountains National Park engagement session in Cades Cove. (You can see those photographs here!) Their wedding venue is one of my FAVORITES in Knoxville, as it has so many different spots for portraits, stunning lighting in the bridal suite, and the most gorgeous private rooftop patio.
Here are three of my favorite moments from their wedding day that you’ll find in this blog post:
- Alyssa spending time with her family while getting ready. Alyssa’s mom and sister helped her get dressed, and then she had a first look with her father, brother, and both grandmothers. Many laughs were shared and tears shed in the bridal suite that morning!
- Alyssa + Sam didn’t have a first look, but they held hands around a door and laughed and prayed together just moments before their ceremony began. There’s just something so calming to me about the moment couples are able to talk to one another for the first time on their wedding day.
- A FIRST in my career – when their minister asked for the rings, the entire wedding party realized that the rings were still upstairs in the bridal suite. A bridesmaid ran upstairs, grabbed the wedding bands, and came back down to loud cheers from the guests. You’ll see several photographs from this moment, and it was something I’ll never forget! Something always goes “wrong” on a wedding day, and this was proof that all you need to do is go with the flow and just take that moment as a funny memory from the biggest day of your life. The joy on Alyssa + Sam’s faces as their bands were brought to them was so pure, and I know they’ll always remember this moment.
Photographer: Jayna Biery Photography
Venue: The Standard
Planning/Coordination/Catering/Decor: Margaret Claire Weddings
Florist: Echelon Florist
Wedding Gown: White Lace & Promises
Tuxedos/DJ: Mobile Beats Entertainment
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Officiant: Henry Bieber
Makeup/Hair: Southern Sirens
Cake: Village Bakery
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Alyssa + Sam
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