Something about the city is intriguing. All too often you can find me in nature because my soul craves adventure, but don't let that fool you into thinking I don't adore everything about a great downtown wedding. Blame the urban appeal on my artsy side. The energy set off in this atmosphere is electrifying.
Maggie and Jake gathered their closest family and friends to celebrate their wedding at The Emporium Center in Knoxville, TN. The couple's desire for non-traditional was fitting for an art museum. They created their own unique feel that spoke to their mindful spirits.
Many details of the day were thoughtfully selected with purpose and sustainability, like the Rothy's shoes made recycled water bottles, the ethically sourced diamond ring, and the potted plants that doubled as table decor and take-me-homes for their guests. It was also noted that supporting local artist and vendors was an important part of the day including catering from OliBea, ice cream sundae bar from Cruze Farm, the incredible old-time style band The Bearded, and even her favorite coffee from Three Bears Coffee Company. Although not Knoxville specifically, the bride had her favorite beer shipped in from Michigan. Speciation Artisan Ales added the perfect touch sharing her love for biology.
The Emporium Center Wedding in Knoxville
Sustainable Art Museum Wedding Reception
Photographer: Magnolia and Ember // Venue: The Emporium Center // Planning : Molly Jo Events // Dessert: Cruze Farm // Catering: OliBea // Bartending: The Pour Guys // Coffee Bar: Three Bears Coffee Company // Band: The Bearded // Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals // Hair: Chelsea LeBlanc of Culture Hair Studio // Makeup: Bat N Rouge // Dress Designer: Astrid and Mercedes by Lea Ann Belter // Dress Shop: Lillian Ruth Bride // Florals: Sevier Blumen // Suit: Men's Warehouse // Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie // Bride's Ring: Theresa Pytell // Groom's Ring: Hartwood Ring Designs // Centerpieces: Mighty Mud