“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Inspired Knoxville Wedding at the Cherokee Country Club

I’ve never seen a reception more romantic than this Knoxville wedding shot by Watson-Studios. With the tall indoor trees and gorgeous view of the lake from the Cherokee Country Club, here’s an event that replicated a whimsical lush forest wonderland with soft moss details and precious orchid designs. I’m so in love!

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Photographer and Photo Booth: Watson-Studios | Design, Planning, Styling: Jennifer Laraia Designs | Florist: Whimsical Gatherings | Cake: Magpies | Videographer: Milestone | Band: A Town A List | Venue: Cherokee Country Club | Fabric Draping: Campbells Party Rentals | Lighting: Special Notes (Jim Ogle) | Hair/Makeup: Bangs and Blush | Escort Cards/Place Cards: Kalligraphia | Hand Lettered Signage: Paperfinger | Stationery: Happy Envelope | Favors (custom truffles): French Broad Chocolate Lounge | Trees Inside Reception: Saplings in Knoxville, TN

From Jennifer Laraia Designs: When Rachel and I first started discussing her wedding, she told me that she wanted it to feel magical…a la “Mid Summer Night’s Dream.” With beautiful lighting and the feeling of dining and dancing under the stars.

So, we scattered large 20’ trees throughout Cherokee Country Club’s beautiful ballroom, combined with generous candlelight, reflective surfaces, accent lighting, and touches of gold. The entire ballroom had the most beautiful glow!

As a nod to the guys, we created a Gentleman’s Lounge. This was definitely a guest favorite. Complete with Marc’s firefighter memorabilia, precious family photos, leather furnishings, bar snacks, and vintage men’s accessories.

We also made a point to integrate Rachel and Marc’s favorite things. Lavender was tied to the place cards, in the signature drink, and each guest received a small box of lavender infused truffles as a thank you. (And there wasn’t a single truffle left at the end of the night!) The couple’s favorite color is blue so we incorporated varying shades throughout the florals, attire, and place settings, still keeping the overall look light and fresh. And we made paper cones out of an old copy of “Pride and Prejudice,” Rachel’s favorite novel. The cones held rose petals for their grand exit where they left on a fire truck, sirens and all!

The overall feeling was magical that night. It was elegant, yet comfortable and full of love for Rachel and Marc. Guests literally kicked off their heels and danced until the band played its last note.

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