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Monday, June 2, 2014

Knoxville Wedding at The Whitestone Inn

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Wedding in Knoxville, TN by Suzanne McNeil Photography


The Whitestone Inn near Knoxville, Tn is a gorgeous pick for a Tennessee wedding. The rolling hills and lake view scenery makes it a popular pick for many couples including Laura and Philip! Although a little rain danced upon their wedding day, Suzanne McNeil Photography captured every yellow and navy wedding detail beautifully. This couple embraced the rain with cute umbrella photos and cheerful pops of color such as the bride’s yellow pumps. A little color, laughter, and a great attitude can turn a rainy wedding reception into an unforgettable day. Enjoy the photos below along with an interview with the bride to see how this couple embraced the rain at their wedding at the Whitestone Inn!


How did you and Philip meet? 

We met when Philip visited my small group at church in 2011 and then started hanging out with the group. I invited him to join a group of friends on a night bike ride at Cades Cove. When his bike broke, I walked back with him to his car since he didn’t know anyone else. Turns out this was the first that he noticed me.  


Where did you go on your first date?

Philip moved to Oklahoma at the end of the summer in 2013, but we kept in contact. When I moved to Nashville in 2014, he called and said he was going to be passing through Nashville and wondered if I wanted to go with him to a Micheal Buble` concert. We had dinner downtown Nashville and enjoyed the concert together.


Was there a moment when you knew you were going to marry Philip?

One night in January as I was thinking about the relationship, I realized that he had become a very close friend and I couldn’t imagine life without him.


Tell me about the day he asked you to marry him.

I met Philip in California over Valentine’s Day weekend for his friend’s wedding. The day after the wedding we spent sightseeing in San Francisco. We biked across the Gold Gate Bridge, drove around the famous streets and walked around the park. Then we went to the beach to watch the sunset, and that’s when he told me how long he’d like me, when he fell in love with me and then got down on his knee to ask me to marry him, and I said yes!


Tell me something unique about your relationship.

Even though we dated for almost 4 months before we got engaged, we only went on a handful of dates since we only got to see each other about once a month.


What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

I think it was walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing all the smiling faces of the friends and family.Then seeing Philip standing upfront knowing that he was waiting for me.


Brittany Rhodes

Photography: Suzanne McNeil Photography | Venue – Whitestone Inn | Flowers – Leah Littleton, Costco | Cakes – Publix \ Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses – Target  | Hair/Make-Up – Erica Daniel

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