DIY Central Collective Wedding

Central Collective Wedding Knoxville

Central Collective Wedding

As a wedding photographer, it is both my pleasure and my privilege to capture love. That’s exactly what I was able to do back in March at Cassie and Lauren’s Central Collective wedding. These two women treated me like a friend from the moment that I met them. They are inspirational ladies who value being themselves and surrounding themselves with supporting and like-minded people. They are caring, conscientious and supportive. It was an honor to be their wedding photographer.

Cassie and Lauren wanted an intimate wedding filled with do-it-yourself personalized details. That’s how their proposal was as well. They got engaged at the bluffs on Alum Cave Trail in the Smokies, and it, too, was simple and intimate. I love the energy that these two had together. Their personalities dovetailed in such a wonderful way, with Cassie’s boisterous enthusiasm complementing Lauren’s more quiet and reserved nature. They both work in the mental health field, working almost exclusively with LGBTQ+ clients. They’re passionate about their love for Knoxville and they are committed to be involved in ways to make it better.

DIY Wedding

For their DIY Central Collective wedding, there was such a focus on friends. Those friends were so involved in helping Cassie and Lauren create their DIY wedding vision. Since the brides’ parents are deeply conservative, they were not very supportive, so the wedding planning fell to the brides.  Luckily, their amazing friends were there to support them, lift them up and celebrate. The result was perfect.  A simple, intimate, party filled with love, joy, and friendship. Those friends made the wedding really special for them.

The brides got ready at their East Knoxville home. Many of their friends came early, so the house was bustling with stories, laughter, and champagne. I took some pictures with the brides, and then we made our way to the ceremony and reception at Knoxville’s The Central Collective.

The Central Collective is a mixed-use creative space available for rental for events and engagement with Knoxville’s creative community. While it also hosts a number of art shows, workshops, yoga classes, and other community events, it is an amazing space to rent as a wedding venue. With its huge windows and rooftop gathering space, it was a wonderful backdrop for Lauren and Cassie’s intimate wedding celebration.

Thank you, Lauren and Cassie, for asking me to be your wedding photographer for your wonderful Knoxville wedding. It was such a wonderful day, and I am so happy I was a part of it.

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Knoxville Wedding Photography

With Erin Morrison Photography, love wins. I am an LGBTQ+ friendly wedding photographer. I firmly believe you should be who you are and love whomever you love. Love should be celebrated in all forms—a little awkward, a little messy, a little crazy but always special. No matter who you love, if you’re a happy couple, I am happy to photograph you and your love. Contact me for more information. 

Naturally Elegant Church Wedding in Knoxville

Church Wedding Knoxville by Erin Morrison Photography

Naturally Elegant Church Wedding in Knoxville

I don’t know if I have ever told anyone this. But, I really enjoy the mood and feel of winter engagement photos and winter weddings in Knoxville. There is something about the cool air and foggy skies that makes the light so pretty. When Catherine and Morgan told me their wedding venues, my heart did a little happy dance! Their ceremony at Church Street United Methodist Church with the reception following at Jackson Terminal! Woot woot! They had chosen two Knoxville locations that have natural elegance and charm! I knew it would be the perfect wedding day.

Church Street United Methodist Church

The beauty of this church deserves so much praise! After a fire to the original structure in 1928, the opening for Church Street’s revealed a new stone Gothic structure, which included a sanctuary and education wing. It was designed by a church member in conjuncture with the well-known New York firm of John Russell Pope. The firm’s work includes the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. One of the highlights of the sanctuary is the stained-glass windows that adorn the altar — a lovely focal point for any service or wedding ceremony. But all of this was almost lost during the tight financial times of the Great Depression! But alas, the note to this immaculate structure was paid off in the 1950’s and saved from the sale.

As photographers, we are so honored to be a part of the history inside Church Street United Methodist Church. The stone arches, beautiful stairwells, and staircases, and moody light are pure perfection. We love the view of Catherine and her father awaiting their turn to walk down the aisle. It’s a perfect moment of beauty and anticipation!

Jackson Terminal Reception

Gold chargers, white florals, and lush greenery contrasted perfectly with against the exposed wooden rafters and dark brick walls of Jackson Terminal.  Elegance and charm literally oozed from this wedding as Catherine and Morgan danced under the hundreds of lights that adorn the ceiling. And can we talk about how handsome Catherine’s dad looked in his pressed military suit? His toast to the new couple was humbly simple as he looked at his daughter and her new husband, while his wife beamed with pride.

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Knoxville Wedding Photographer

I’m a Knoxville Wedding Photographer who focuses on capturing honest and candid moments. Whether you are getting married at a Barn or at a church, we want to document your special moments as they happen. Please feel free to view my wedding portfolio. Based in Knoxville, I photograph in the surrounding areas in East Tennessee. Capturing your memories is what I do! If an intimate church wedding is something you are considering, contact me for availability!

Featured Knoxville Wedding Vendors

Second Shooter: Clint James Photography

Coordinator: Team Wedding

Floral: Lisa Foster Floral Design

Videographer: Something Goode Videography

Cake: J.C. Cakes

Catering: All Occasion Catering

DJ: Sound Revue

MUA: Chesni LaRue

Hair Stylist: Alex York

Dress: Modern Trousseau

Suit: Joseph A. Bank

Invitations: Minted

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