Whimsical Schoolhouse Wedding at Riverdale School

This wedding. THIS FREAKING WEDDING. Y'all, no words. First of all, Tara and Forrest are two of the most genuine people we've met. They love each other, obviously, but they also love their family and friends so much. When we initially met with them and they told us they were getting married at Riverdale School in Knoxville, TN we HAD to have them. That sounds a little weird, but after our meeting I was giddy with excitement, hoping and wishing and praying they'd choose us to be their Knoxville wedding photographers. When that email came, Jesse and I both did a happy dance. We knew then that this wedding was going to be incredible. We looked forward to it all year, but in the days leading up to it, the forecast called for rain all day. Talk about a huge bummer. Riverdale School is an indoor/outdoor venue, so they had options, but man, the tree they were planning to get married under was going to be so pretty that it genuinely hurt our hearts to think that may not happen. Thankfully, in true East Tennessee fashion, the forecast changed and the outdoor ceremony was on. 

Everything about Tara & Forrest's day was unique to them. Their invites are THE coolest invites I've ever seen, which, by the way, Forrest actually made! I squealed when I saw them. There is a hotdog on their invite and a pop art drawing of them, plus its the brightest and happiest invite ever, abolutely perfect for them. One of Tara's sweet bridesmaid's mothers grew the flowers used in the wedding, including the fresh bouquets. Again, bright and happy and wonderful. For dinner, T & F had a food truck cater the most delicious hotdogs and bratwurst. Forrest is a DJ, but ironically enough, they hired a band for the reception! The Pop Rox were excellent and by the end of the night, everyone was on the dance floor. When the party was over, Tara and Forrest and a whole host of family and friends got on a party bus and headed downtown to do a bar crawl!

Tara and Forrest, your day was as bright and happy as you two. We are still so thrilled you chose us to photograph your Knoxville wedding!

Venue: Riverdale School | Florals: DIY | Dress: The Gilded Gown | HMUA: Kahlen Hibbing | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals | Officiant: Celebrations by Celeste | Band: Pop Rox
Catering: Bowties Street Food