A Midsummer Night’s Dream came to gorgeous life during Jacqueline and Rich’s stunning wedding day! The misty forest of the Great Smoky Mountains outside Knoxville, TN, created the most enchanting backdrop for their intimate woodland destination wedding. The DC based couple envisioned a destination wedding where their family and friends could gather and celebrate with them in style! This incredible wedding day captured by Erin Morrison Photography is truly a fairy tale!
Magical Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding in the Woods
From day one, Jacqueline envisioned a whimsical and enchanted wedding day in the woods. The winding country lane leading through the forest to RT Lodge was essentially her Pinterest board come to life, with an intimate ceremony in the forest. Their event team lined the lane with pillar candles and clusters of greenery to create an organic ceremony that felt attuned to the beauty of the woods. Their wedding decor combined Jacqueline’s love of nature and the outdoors with rich floral elements and jewel tones. When it came to styling her perfect bridal look, she kept things sleek and sexy with a fitted crepe wedding dress by Robert Bullock. Instead of a veil, she opted for a bridal cape by Justin Alexander that added a delicate lace overlay to the simplicity of her gown and let her flutter down their aisle.
Floral artist Colby West Design created a large, flowing bouquet for the bride using foraged pieces from the nearby woods. His masterpiece was a series of arbors throughout their reception tent covered in wispy greenery and punctuated by an art installation from Anthropologie that looked like dripping wisteria. The natural decor was a lovely counterpoint to the couple’s black tie style. The guests were sorted into Harry Potter houses before enjoying a candlelit dinner under the grand reception marquee. The cake was simple and elegant, comprised of layers that included strawberry and champagne, almond and peanut butter, and banana filling. The rain poured during their reception but guests didn’t mind as they dance the night away!
PHOTO CREDITS –
Photography by Erin Morrison Photography | Second Shooting by Anna Hedges | Ceremony and Reception Venue: RT Lodge | Event Planning by Katherine Stinnett | Floral Design by Colby West Design | Wedding Cake by Art of Cakes | Wedding Dress by Robert Bullock | Bridal Cape by Justin Alexander | Jewelry from The Exquisite Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses from BHLDN | Hairstyling and Makeup by Bangs & Blush | Groom’s Attire from The Knot Standard | Videography by Something Goode | Stationery from Wedding Paper Divas | Submitted via Matchology