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DIY Antique Wedding with Honeycomb Bells

I was given the wonderful opportunity to photograph this lovely DIY antique wedding in Knoxville. This was such an amazing wedding to be a part of, especially with all of the hard work that was put into making it possible.

First off, it rained the ENTIRE day, but you never would have known that from the smiles on everyone’s face. Emma worked really hard for years collecting antique items for her wedding day. As she says, “My mom raised me up in church — and at estate sales and auctions.” Over the years, Emma and her mother started purchasing wedding cake toppers, hankies, candelabras, pie racks, milk glass vases, and old quilts. They would find them at antique stores, flea markets and estate sales. They even repurposed a lot of items, such as the fun vintage sheets and even had robes made for the bridal party. It was a lot of work. But, in the end, her wedding turned out exactly as she wanted. Rain and all!

Vintage Masterpieces

The HUGE colorful floral arbor from LB Floral and the giant wall of antique baskets Emma and her mother had accumulated really made this wedding a spectacular sight to behold! But, one of the things about this wedding that really stood out to me were the Honeycomb Bells they had been collecting as well. They were scattered all across the ceiling and it really gave the wedding that antique feel. It was quite a masterpiece and tied in so well with the floral arbor.

How did they construct such a masterpiece, you ask? Well, there’s nothing good ol’ fashioned Knoxville ingenuity, chicken wire and fishing line can’t fix. It was definitely a group effort. All of her family, including their spouses, helped cut line and tie knots. The men got on scaffolding, suspended the wire from the ceiling, and it all came together!

Sentimental items were also thrown in. A blue bicycle came from Cookeville from when Emma went to college at Tech. The huge ladders used to display quilts, as well as the cake topper came from Andrew’s grandparents. And, Emma’s mother’s collection of head vases were used on the tables at the reception.

Erin Morrison Photography

This was just such a cool wedding and I was so thankful to these two amazing peeps for hiring me as their Knoxville wedding photographer. Both Emma and Andrew have such contagious personalities and it was a true joy to be a part of this beautiful Knoxville antique wedding. I wish them all of the happiness in the world through the years to come. If you are interested in my photography services, feel free to view my portfolio and contact me any time!

Featured Wedding Vendors

Floral: LB Floral

Second Shooter: Clint James Photography

Hair and Makeup: Alchemy Salon

Dress: The Gilded Gown

Suit: Joseph A. Bank

Coordinator: Angie Sing

Cake: Ramble Creek Cakes

DJ: Music In Motion


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