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!
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