Katie & Jordan: Fall Wedding at Dara's Garden, Knoxville TN

Wedding colors: 
Gray, Forrest Green, Navy, and Cranberry

Describe your Wedding in 3 words. 
Natural, Woodsy, Chic

What was your wedding venue and why did you choose it? 
Our wedding venue was Dara's Garden, located in South Knoxville. We chose it because it had everything we wanted from a woodsy garden feel to a family owned and cozy atmosphere. My husband grew up in South Knoxville, so it was special to make our covenant to each other at a place right down the road from the house he grew up in. 

What was your favorite wedding detail? 
I loved my bridesmaid dress color scheme. It was so beautiful to have everyone in their own shade and style for their personal style. I seriously let the girls just pick what they felt most confident in. It radiated throughout on the actual wedding day and was gorgeous with the natural background. 

What was your favorite wedding day memory:
The way we did our first look. I can't explain that moment, but the pictures tell it all. I have never felt something so special. I was actually against first looks, but looking back I am SO glad we did one. It was my favorite part of the wedding day. It totally calmed my nerves. 

Describe some personal touches:
I wore the ring on my right hand that my mother gave to me on my 21st birthday. I plan to pass it down to my own daughter someday. My step dad and I did a choreographed father daughter dance that got everyone laughing. It was a blast. Lastly, I could not make up my mind whether to wear my hair up or down.... so I did both. I loved that aspect of changing looks before the reception. Jordan went from his hair being down to putting it up for the reception- so we kind of switched. That was fun haha! It honestly overall was a day I wish I could relive over and over. I was truly in the moment and so full of peace. 10.22.2016 will forever make my heart smile. It's the day I became Katie Cormack and the day of a new chapter with my favorite person in the universe. 

Describe your experience with Abigail Malone as your wedding photographer. 
Three words come to mind with describing Abigail Malone: Timeless, Talented, and Tremendous. I feel beyond blessed to have had the privilege to her as my wedding photographer. My husband, Jordan, and I used Abby for our engagement session, my bridal portraits, our actual wedding day from start to finish, and more. She went above and beyond with amazing timeliness to her work, unique detailing, and professional equipment. There is something to be said for a photographer who makes you feel like she isn’t even there, leaving the intimate moments organic yet instructing you to get the best shots. She is truly one of the easiest people to connect with and has one of the most kind spirits I have ever met. I consider her a dear friend now, and can’t wait for the many more seasons of our life she will photograph.

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Abigail Malone

Wedding Dress/Bridesmaid Dresses: While Lace & Promises

Jewlery: Kendra Scott

Hair & Makeup: Hannah Denton

Flowers: Elder Floral Design

Rentals: Sisters Vintage Rentals

Food: Rothchilds

Venue: Dara's Garden

Film Scans: Photovision