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New Year's Eve Wedding at The Emporium

New Year’s Eve Wedding at The Emporium

A match made at the dog park. Desiree and Jose met a number of years ago at a dog park. The hard-to-get Jose was not at the park to socialize, but Desiree was dying to get to know him. After a couple of weeks, they finally ended up talking and hanging out (still at the park). When a friend of his told him he was crazy to not ask Desiree out, he finally did. They went out for BBQ and beers, and of course, their dogs tagged along.

Usually, I would say that “the rest is history,” but these two had more moves to make in their lives before the walk down the aisle. They planned two moves together, supported each other through new jobs, and loved each other through the loss of a parent. Life is definitely hard, ya’ll. You never know what it is going to throw your way. Desiree and Jose have been through a lot together, and their New Year’s Eve wedding was definitely about bringing the past, present, and future together. I wish them the best as they start a new journey together in marriage.

Planning a New Year’s Eve Wedding

If you love weddings and you love New Year’s Eve, then combining the two events can make for one epic night. However, just like planning any normal wedding, there are things that you must do to make your New Year’s Eve Wedding a success.

End The Party at Midnight. When planning a New Year’s Eve Wedding, you have to do one thing: make it to midnight! A New Year’s Eve wedding would not be complete without a cheer as the clock stricks midnight. Just make sure that you have chosen a wedding venue that won’t cut off your party at 10pm. As you will see, The Emporium in downtown Knoxville is a great venue to choose for your late-night wedding.

Bring the Festive Party Favors. Your guests are expecting a party! They want to dress up in their very best, drink champagne, and partake in New Year’s traditions. So, break out the black hats, funny sunglasses, confetti, or fireworks!

Get Out Those Save-The-Dates Early. You may think that a holiday weekend means everyone is available. They’re not. My recommendation? Talk to family and close friends about their availability. If everyone is on the same page, then continue planning! And remember to get those save-the-dates out early so everyone can mark their calendar and hire a babysitter!

Hire a Coordinator. Coordinators are great for all weddings. But, when you are planning a holiday wedding, then hiring a coordinator is a must. The popularity of the holiday can lead to some headaches in enlisting vendors, blocking off hotel rooms, and coordinating safe travel arrangements for guests.

Hire Your Vendors Early. Just like your guests, vendors may or may not be available to celebrate on a Holiday. Get the ball rolling early and nail down those all-important vendors that may only book one event per day, such as coordinators, videographers, and your wedding venue. And of course, you will need a professional wedding photographer! Hi, my name is Erin Morrison and I would love to pop the bubbly with you at your wedding! Please feel free to look around at my wedding portfolio and contact me at any time!

Detail photos on a wedding day
groom getting ready on a wedding day
bride getting ready on a wedding day
groom putting on bow tie
memorial photos of bride's mother
groom putting on bow tie in mirror
moody bridal portrait on wedding day
groom getting ready on a wedding day
bridal bouquet by Swank Floral
first look photos on wedding day
first look photos on a wedding day
first look photos between a bride and groom
first look photos at The Emporium Knoxville
silhouette kiss of a bride and groom
bride and groom walking down the street
bride and groom looking at the camera
bride and groom walking on brick road
bride and groom standing next to each other looking opposite directions
black and white photo of bride and groom looking down the road
bride and groom kissing on brick road
bride and groom kissing
bride and groom standing next to each other
bride and groom walking down the street
red truck passing in front of bride and groom
groom leading bride by the hand up the street
bride and groom portraits on downtown street
groom and bride holding on to each other under stairs
man kissing woman on temple
bride and groom portraits on crosswalk
black and white photo of bride and groom kissing
bridesmaids and bride holding bouquets
groom standing with groomsmen on sidewalk
bridal party photos on street
groom and groomsmen laughing while standing on street
bride and bridesmaids laughing together
groom and groomsmen walking down sidewalk
bridesmaid photos under stairwell
groom and groomsmen laughing
bride and bridesmaid photos on downtown street
bride and bridesmaid photos on the sidewalk
bridal party walking down the street
groom laughing while standing with the bridal party
bridal party walking down street at wedding
bride and groom kiss with bridal party standing behind them
bridal party photos on downtown street
groomsman walking down aisle with flowers
groomsman placing flowers on chair at wedding
memorial flowers at wedding
groom watching bride walk down the aisle at wedding
bride walking down the aisle on wedding day
bride walking down aisle on wedding day
low-lit wedding at The Emporium Knoxville
wedding ceremony at The Emporium Knoxville
wedding ceremony at The Emporium Knoxville
wedding ceremony at The Emporium Knoxville
bride and groom walking down the aisle at wedding day
multiple exposure wedding nighttime portrait
reception decor at The Emporium Knoxville by Swank Floral
New Years Eve wedding reception decor at The Emporium Knoxville by Swank Floral
reception decor at The Emporium Knoxville by Swank Floral
reception decor at The Emporium Knoxville by Swank Floral
bride walking into New Year's Eve Wedding reception
bride and groom first dance photos
bride and groom first dance photos
bride and groom first dance photos
man giving toast at wedding
bride resting her head on grooms shoulder while sitting in chairs
groomsman laughing while giving toasts
New Year's Eve wedding dancing photos at reception
New Year's Eve wedding dancing photos at reception
New Year's Eve wedding dancing photos at reception
New Year's Eve wedding dancing photos at reception
New Year's Eve wedding dancing photos at reception
dancing photos at reception at New Year's Eve Wedding
dancing photos at reception at New Year's Eve Wedding
dancing photos at reception at New Year's Eve Wedding
dancing photos at reception at New Year's Eve Wedding
bride and groom counting down midnight at New Year's Eve Wedding
bride and groom kissing at midnight at New Year's Eve wedding

Featured Wedding Vendors

Second Shooter: Clint James Photography

Venue: The Emporium Center

Coordinator: Absolute Wedding Perfection

Floral: Swank Floral & Interiors

Dress: Lillian Ruth Bride

Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

MUA: Melissa Cubberley

Hair Stylist: Juliets Beauty Lounge

DJ: Jason Lovely of Sequoyah Entertainment

Videographers: Flip Flop Productions

Catering: Rosa’s Catering

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