One of Sevierville’s gems is The Cardinal’s Nest. This beautiful property was the place where Rashanda knew she wanted to commit her heart, to her husband, Amaliko. It has so many gorgeous places to take photos and the pavilion is a perfect ceremony location rain or shine. The venue’s owner Monica Fox-Hilton did a wonderful job at being ready for anything that may come our way.
We started off a little nervous, checking the weather every so often to make sure there were no showers on this August day. The morning had little downpours but the afternoon cleared the skies. No matter what, we had a game plan though. The Cardinal’s Nest had a beautiful tent for the reception area able to hold family, friends and festivities.
The groom, Amaliko, made his way to the front and patiently waited for his gorgeous bride…. and she did not disappoint. Her smile shone as she made her way to the man of her dreams. This beautiful couple beamed as they exchanged rings and read their vows.
Their family and friends cheered them on through the kiss, the reception and the final exit through sparklers.
Dead End Barbecue made a delicious meal that everyone seemed to really enjoy.
Rashanda and Amaliko are two of the sweetest, most joyful people I’ve ever met. They both radiate love and warmth. I am so honored to photograph this wedding!
High in the mountain top, above the business and the clouds Clayton and Chance sealed their perfect wedding with a kiss. They were surrounded by their family and friends who had been by their side through this young romance.
They met in 2011 at a friends house. Chance’s friend had been pushing her to meet this cute, single guy and so she was excited to get the opportunity. The first night they didn’t even speak! It took months before the two finally decided to talk at their hang out in Schroeder parking lot. This conversation was only 25 words and Clayton had to leave early “to do homework” but he really just didn’t want her to know he had a curfew. He finally fessed up a couple months after dating. He was nervous that she wouldn’t date him if he had one.
This started their journey to get to know one another and eventually led them to Tennessee where they made their commitment known. They chose to have their wedding at the Chapel at the Preserve in the little white Chapel and Reception at Majestic View Lodge . Even though the rain poured outside, their love outshone the grey.
If you have ever dreamed of a Mountain top wedding, the Chapel at the Preserve can fulfill that fantasy. Coleen and Kendrick came to the Smoky Mountains to find just that. The quiet atmosphere and spectacular views captured their hearts and they knew it was perfect.
Their beautiful wedding was attended by their family in an intimate ceremony. Coleen was lead down the isle by Kendrick’s children, who were eager to call her their mom, to the music of violin and harp strings. As the ceremony went on every little detail seemed to be so thought out with loving care, personal to only the two of them. In the center of it all was their love for Jesus.
The first dance was so tender as the two could not take their eyes off of one another. This was followed by a beautifully laid out meal. The family was all smiles as they enjoyed the feast before them. A roaring fire in the back ground was a perfect ambiance. Everything was incredibly gorgeous.
The couple decided to add to their video and photos with shots from Cades Cove. As the sun set they went through the fields taking in all the natural beauty around them. Their children even joined in the fun, running and playing with their parents. The joy between this family was contagious. They were just beaming with happiness.
From the views from above to the valley below this was truly a perfect Smoky Mountain wedding.
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made this day remarkable!
The perfect Mountain Venue– Chapel at the Preserve
Hello all you beautiful people! ST Photography is ready to take on 2016 in a whole new way….We started blogging. This will give us a new way of letting you know about what we are up to, like: Upcoming Bridal Shows, Weddings, Specials, and any excited announcements. Plus we will be adding new shoots we have been doing through out the year.
This year is looking amazing with some wonderful brides and grooms getting ready to grace our lenses. We are really starting to fill our calendar so if you have been waiting to sign up with us for your wedding jump on board, now is the best time before our upcoming events. On February 7th we will be attending The News Sentinel Bridal & Beyond event. If you happen to be in the Knoxville Tennessee area feel free to stop on by. It will be located at the Knoxville Convention Center Ballroom 701 Henley St. from 11 am-4 pm. Tickets will be $8.00 but if you contact us soon enough we may be able to hook you up with free tickets…..We will be offering some great PRIZES and DEALS!!!
We have been so grateful to be shooting weddings in the East Tennessee area. It is so gorgeous and makes for the best backdrops to capture the wedding moments of our bride and grooms. There are so many wonderful venues that we know and love so well here, including the Great Smokey Mountain Park. This area is so perfect for large extravagant weddings or private cabin events. We are also up for a little travel too… we have no problem packing our bags and heading your way.
Thank you so much for being amazing and we will see you this upcoming year!!