Kara + Chris’ 20’s-style art deco wedding pulls inspiration from so many amazing + iconic aspects of the era – like speakeasies + The Great Gatsby! They were able to modernize the atmosphere + give the day a fun, personal twist by not making it too costume-y + incorporating some playful, whimsical details like their “censored” first kiss + glam, mismatched table linens. And I love that they included F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes throughout, as well as lots + lots of pretty candlelight! Along with their talented team of vendors, Kara + Chris were able to craft such a gorgeous day!
Thanks so much to Dixie Pixel for the stunning photography and, of course, big congrats to the newlyweds!
Kara is wearing one of my most favorite gowns, Eden by Jenny Packham. I can’t think of a more fitting dress!
LOVE that Kara’s ladies all wore a “Gatsby-style” dress of their choice…so fun!
When my husband was so nervous at the altar he was unable to remember the words he needed to repeat so I had to help him. It was so sweet because I have never seen him nervous!
The floral + even design by Whimsical Gatherings is truly stunning. Majorly loving the use of feathers throughout the arrangements + the deep red peonies are just breathtaking…
Make a list of what's the most important to you and do not stress over the rest. At the start, we prioritized what meant the most to us, and this was photography and decorations. Because we didn't want to worry about every little detail, we hired trusted vendors.
photography: Dixie Pixel // venue: The Foundry on the Fair Site Knoxville, Tennessee // event design + florals: Whimsical Gatherings // event planner: Heather Lynn of Simplicity Event Planners // wedding dress: Jenny Packham // hairpieces: Etsy // shoes: Seychelles ‘I Do’ Pump // bridesmaid dresses: Various // bride’s hair: Priscilla Brown of Salon Visage // bridesmaid’s hair: Salon Visage // make-up: Raymie Alsobrooks of FACE Artists // groom’s suit: Black by Vera Wang // invitations: Tanya Williams // paper goods: Shayne Ivy (Table Cards) // catering: The Foundry on the Fair Site // cake: Donna Vandy // music: Pale Root (Band), Deena Robbins // table linens: Table Five