Hold on tight to your seats, because this stunning neutral colored vintage wedding about to get you rocked! When one of the parents of the couple owns a vintage store, you know that the wedding is going to be outfitted with vintage decor to the max.
Rachel and Elliott’s wedding took place in the Historic Southern Railway in downtown Knoxville. The ceremony proceeded in front of the vintage fireplace in the lower level grand ballroom, while the reception kicked off on the back porch next to the train cars. With stunning attire for the wedding party, to lots of greenery, vintage decor and great images to show it all, this wedding is certainly one for the books!
Neutral Colored Vintage Wedding
When: May 20th 2017 | Where: Knoxville, TN | Theme: Vintage, Bohemian | Colors: Neutral, Greenery
“Elliott was actually the one who decided on our venue. Since we met in Knoxville, it was only fitting for us to have our wedding in the city where we first met. He liked that he could sense how much history had taken place in the Railway Station, and wanted that to be where we celebrated our wedding.
We wanted a uniquely cozy, intimate wedding surrounded by close family and friends, and the Southern Railway Station was the perfect fit. We both love the outdoors but wanted an indoor wedding, so we decided to incorporate the outdoors inside.”
“Elliott and I took a trip to Monterey, California in January to visit his sister and brother-in-law. We had been planning on visiting them while they were living in California, and scheduled our shifts so that we would have a week off before our next rotation. The weather was rainy and thunderstorms throughout our trip, but we decided to take a drive down to the Big Sur anyway.
While driving from Big Sur to Monterey, the sun finally came out. We were so excited to see the sun that we pulled off on the side of the road and hiked up to the top of this hill in order to get some pictures in.
As I was taking selfies of us with the beach in the background (lame, I admit, but it was only us) Elliott had taken the ring out of his pocket and put it on his pinky finger, waving his hand in the picture hoping I would see it!
Once he pointed the ring out in the picture, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I couldn’t have been more surprised, and it couldn’t have been in a more beautiful place.”
‘I had the hardest time finding my wedding dress. I finally chose a designer wedding dress on consignment, and revised it so that it matched exactly what I had envisioned.”
“Mostly greenery with white accent flowers. I cannot keep flowers alive for anything, so I chose to pair an abundant amount of greenery with distinctly delicate flowers such as peonies, lisianthus, and astilbes.”
“Our cake was a small cheesecake from WholeFoods topped with strawberries (our favorite dessert), and Costco has excellent sheet cake, which is what we served to our guests at the wedding.”
Wedding Favors – Non Edible
“Live succulents potted inside small glass containers, made by my mother-in-law.”
“My mother-in-law owns a wedding rental company in Knoxville, TN (Vintage Inspirations), so she was able to make my wedding vision come alive with her talent and decorating skills, all I had to do was tell her what I wanted! Many DIY projects came together nicely for both a vintage and bohemian feel.”
Wedding Planning Advice
“Take your time, extend out the engagement, and enjoy the ride. Cherish the moments and decisions without feeling rushed to meet a deadline.”
Photography: Erin Morrison Photography | Ceremony Venue: the historic southern railway station | Reception Venue: the historic southern railway station | Stationery: Custom Love Gifts and Events | Floral: Melissa Timm Designs | Rentals: Unique Settings Rentals | Wedding Cake: Costco | Rentals: Vintage Inspiration Rentals | Catering: Bargers beer truck | Catering: cafe4 | Makeup: Bangs and Blush | Wedding Dress: LVD Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Regal Tuxedo | Bridesmaid Dresses: White Lace and Promises