Kristen and Andy Wright, who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, were one of the first couples to take advantage of The Bridal Suite’s convenient wedding packages. Once they chose their venue, they were able to relax at The Bridal Suite™ as their potential wedding vendors fought traffic to come to them.
Our packages are in addition to venue costs and can be used at any venue which allows you to bring in your own vendors. All contracts, deposits and payments are made directly with your wedding professionals . We make it easy, but we don’t take a cut.
Watch our video to see how Kristen (lover of purple!) and Andy customized their package to suit their style and taste. Click here to learn more about our wedding packages.
I’m obsessing over the rustic elegance of this reception vignette created by All Occasions Party Rentals at the recent Knoxville Pink Bride Show. All Occasions does a great job of updating their inventory to keep up with the latest Knoxville wedding trends, and the items in this display are no exception.
I especially love their wooden church pews which can be used for ceremonies or dinner seating (as shown in the photo) and their new wooden chairs which provide an elegant alternative to folding wooden chairs.
The chalkboard and lighting are just icing on the cake, as well as an example of the lengths the All Occasions Party Rentals staff will go to in order to meet their brides’ wants and needs.
Cupcakes are the new trend in bridal cakes. These easy to grab, beautifully frosted, mini-dessert treats are sweeping away brides across the country. Cupcake stores have opened up rapidly throughout the past few years and more and more brides are turning to cupcakes for their wedding cake. Most brides set up their cupcakes in the shape of a wedding cake to bring about the traditional look, and some eve put a traditional layer on top for the ceremonial cake cutting.
Cupcake wrappers are just as important as the cupcake itself. The wrapper is half the cupcake and can be designed to truly reflect the personality of you and your groom. Cupcake Couture, based in Seattle, Washington, designs floral, swirls, and textile-inspired cupcake wrappers both in standard and mini sizes. You can also customize your wrappers with your own design or logo.
A big trend with brides today is to look into the past for all things antique and vintage. Brides are choosing vintage and making it look new again all at the same time. The following are ways to do this:
Retro-minded brides love all things vintage including birdcage veils. These are veils that drape just over the forehead to the lash line and are adorned with feathers, beads and buttons. This is a great accessory to go with if you are going with a lace gown. Speaking of a lace gown, using the lace of a dress say from your grandmother is a great antique staple. It will also be special to her that you are wearing something that she once did on her big day.
Grooms are also embracing the old feel on vintage. In his attire, instead of renting a tux, wearing a suit is very vintage. Grey is a very popular color right now in men’s wear. A tailor made suit in tan or brown is also a great alternative to the black tux.
There are certain flowers that are great for this style. Choosing to use calla lilies, hydrangeas, peonies and English garden roses are a very vinatge feel. Adding crystals and wrapping the stems of bouqets in lace add a nice touch.
Color is a great way to convey a vintage themed wedding. For example, try using tea stained lace overlays on lilac toned linen and soft tones such as peach and creme flowers. Those lighter colors are going to really bring the old look together. Silver and gold candlesticks dispersed throughout the reception add to the old world theme as well.
A vintage wedding is something that all of your guests young or old can enjoy. It is so fun and the differnent accents that you incorporate are things that they might have never seen before, and it will make your day more memorable to them as well. You will be the talk of the town from here on out!
Fall is a great time for a wedding, but it’s also football time in Tennessee! So, naturally, all Tennessee Volunteers are decked out in orange. What better way to show off your love for the team than to incorporate their colors in your wedding?! Now, I’m not talking about the little paper napkin jerseys and mini helmets all over the place. Rather, opt for An Orange & White Tie Affair.
With the bride in her traditional white and the bridesmaids in good ol’ Tennessee orange, there’s no need to have orange linens or orange suits for the groomsmen. Instead, have the groomsmen wear orange vests and ties (or bowties) with their tuxedos and choose black table linens with orange and white accents. Throw a small amount of orange somewhere on your gorgeous, white cake and there you have it: a classy wedding that any Vol would be proud of.
A wedding favor for your guests is a kind way to thank them for coming to your celebration, whether they have come from far away or traveled a short distance. A bride should choose a favor that is practical, while still representing who they are. There are many options nowadays for brides to choose from.
For example, if the bride is an avid baker, she could give each guest a set of measuring spoons or whisks. Small kitchen items now come in a variety of shapes and shades, so they could match the wedding colors or theme.
Edible gifts are a wonderful option that your guests are sure to enjoy. At Greek weddings, the bride’s family traditionally gives a treat of Jordan almonds. You can present them in a simple net bag, or if you have set aside more of your budget for this category you could do a silver box that is good to keep things in afterwards. Tables and bars set up with candy where your guests can fill up a bag of their favorite sweet is a great idea, and having a mix of salty and sweet will accommodate everyone.
A new trend has hit the wedding favor market during the past couple of years… Personalized koozies! You can even put your names or your favorite saying on it as a design. This can be great if you are having a more casual wedding outdoors and the guests can put their beverages of choice in them.
Other favors that have been thought up are soaps, small picture frames, key chains, candles, wine stoppers, playing cards, luggage tags and salt and pepper shakers.
If you can think of anything for your guests that is practical and they can use it everyday, then it is perfect!
White Table decorated our extra long banquet tables with a jute and burlap inspired linen. The color and texture contrasted beautifully with elegant fruitwood chivaris from All Occasions Party Rentals and apple green satin cushions.
Special Notes Entertainment Agency is owned by Beverly Kerr. Beverly, a professional pianist, started the business after leaving the teaching profession and this is her 25th year in business.
She can provide top musicians — anything from a harpist for the ceremony to bands and DJs for the reception. Couples looking for bands can listen to demos on her website. Many couples go to larger cities to book bands, thinking they’ll have more choices, when in fact, Beverly can book bands from throughout the South, making it easier for couples to finalize details with a local contact.
The right entertainment is crucial to a successful celebration, so contact Beverly to get your party started.