January 14, 2014

I first met Blake when our son, Wyatt, was less than a year old. Wyatt’s cheeks were always red and he always had a runny nose, so I took him to the allergy doctor where I met this cute ‘little lady’ named Blake. She whisked into the room and said, “Oh my gosh, you’re Watson Studios! I’m going to be calling you when I get engaged!” That she did! :)

We had the privilege of shooting so many wonderful weddings in 2013, but I really can’t say enough about this one in particular. There was so much love surrounding us! I left Blake’s wedding wanting to be more like her in every way. She’s just one of those super positive, friendly, expressive, wonderful people who laughs all the time and leaves a mark wherever she goes. Brad is just as nice and together they’re a perfect match!

Blake and Brad’s wedding took place at Blake’s childhood church, Fountain City First Baptist. We took all of the photos before the ceremony at RT Lodge, which was also the location for the reception. It was a magical day and we hope you enjoy this small glimpse of their beautiful wedding!

Venue and Catering: RT Lodge / Ceremony:  Fountain City Baptist Church / Flowers: Lisa Foster, Jennifer Capps and Kim Scarbrough / Cake: Sweet Beginnings by Elaine / Invitations: Weddings, etc. / Band: Soul Connection / Videographer: Silverleaf Cinemas / Hair: Vibe Salon, Emily Quinton / Makeup: Lynn Bibee / Dress Designer: Martina Liana / Dress Store: Ivory and White 

 

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The following sequence of photos is so special, and truly captivated my heart. Between Blake and her Mom, Aunt, Dad, and best friends there was a roller coaster of every emotion. They laughed, they cried, and they were nervous. It was a beautiful mess! We absolutely love these types of moments- especially when we get the opportunity to capture them on camera.

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January 3, 2014

We’re excited to get this wedding out there in the new year because Rachel and Marc’s wedding at Holy Ghost and  Cherokee Country Club incorporates some of Knoxville’s best wedding vendors and a classic style I think we’ll be seeing a lot of in upcoming year.

And if you like this wedding just wait, we’ve got a ton more from the summer/fall that need an epic posting ;)

Congratulations to this happy, wonderful, dear, sweet couple. Thank you so much for having us. xoxo

 

Design, Planning and Styling: Jennifer Laraia Designs / Florist: Whimsical Gatherings / Venue: Cherokee Country Club / Cakes: Magpies / Lighting: Special Notes (Jim Ogle) / Videographer: Milestone / Band: A Town A List / Hair and Makeup: Bangs and Blush / Fabric Draping: Campbells Party Rentals / Invitations, Table Numbers, Menus, Programs, Custom Map Illustration: The Happy Envelope / Ballroom Trees: Saplings / Truffle Favors: French Broad Chocolate Lounge / Escort and Place Cards: Kalligraphia / Hand Lettered Signage: Paperfinger / Photobooth: The Photo Blaster  / Photography: Dan and Natalie Watson, Watson-Studios

 

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And every epic wedding just has to have The Photo Blaster ;)

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and a firetruck ending!

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December 18, 2013

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When I sat down to edit Jessica + Zach’s engagement shoot by our associate photographers, Ashley and Lori, I was completely surprised and smiling from ear to ear. I was surprised because I remember the day that it happened, it was overcast and it was right after the time changed and it got dark so fast. They did not have much light to work with but the results I think are precious and capture the mood perfectly. I LOVE this shoot and I think they did a fantastic job with it. One of the neatest things about editing Ashley and Lori’s work is seeing the couples through their eyes, and it’s just amazing to me how they always seem to come up with an angle or a shot that is completely unexpected and completely awesome.

Hats off to this darling couple and to Lori and Ashley!

 

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November 27, 2013

A few pictures from an intimate surprise wedding Natalie and Ashley shot together this summer. Congrats Aleisha and Brock we love you guys!!! xoxo

 

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October 23, 2013

 

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I love this wedding. It took place in June at a private residense on top of a mountain in Gatlinburg. Dan and I have had the opportunity to shoot at this location before but what I love most about these pictures is that they were done by our wonderful associates Lori & Ashley. They are a fantastic team and there is no one I would trust more to represent Watson Studios than these two. I hope you enjoy the beautiful bride and groom – Kristy + Tyler, scenery, gorgeous florals by Pat Felts and photos from their perfect day.

 

xx Natalie Watson

 

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September 5, 2013

We’ve had a wonderful season shooting tons and tons of gorgeous weddings! It’s been such a diverse group and we’ve loved the ever changing scenery.  We adore shooting weddings like this next one.  Bethany + Billy’s backyard wedding in Wears Valley, Tennessee was perfect and endearingly sweet in every way. We always notice and love the community effort it takes to pull off a wedding like this and in the end, it is a beautiful, intimate and personal event — just as it should be!

I wish we could post every single image from Bethany and Billy’s wedding but here is a fun mix of real moments and gorgeous details.

Have a fantastic week!

xx Natalie Watson

 

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