Bride, groom and bridal party
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Olivia and Anthony met as freshmen in college at Lee University and went out once but things fizzled out. They were going to school for the same degree, Digital Media, and had the same dream of hosting their own TV show. Olivia had moved to Pigeon Forge five years later to perform at Dollywood. Anthony was the only person Olivia knew from the area since Pigeon Forge was Anthony's hometown. They both sang and danced at Dollywood and other various theaters around the area but still didn't end up together for another three years!

Anthony had secretly been planning a proposal and had used his dad's "dinner party" as an excuse to get Olivia out on his parent's houseboat. Olivia was supposed to have a show that night but Anthony was very adamant about her being there that she finally agreed to go along. They get to the marina at sunset and Anthony walks Olivia down to the top deck that was decorated for a huge party. Anthony then sat her down in a chair that was decorated with balloons and flowers and proposed. Little did Olivia know her entire family was there and they celebrated that night on the boat with a cookout.

They picked their venue based on where it was located and where most of their family and family lived. They believed this venue was a great meeting place since they had friends and family coming in ranging from Nashville to Orlando, FL. Olivia and Anthony decided to go with a burgundy, blush, pink and gold color palette for their wedding. Olivia wanted to go regal glam but also very elegant. They also wanted an outside ceremony to pay homage to their home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Anthony wanted to sing to Olivia during the ceremony, so picking songs for the day was important because music is such a huge part in both of their lives. The bridal party wore formal tuxedos and floor-length gowns. Anthony wore a burgundy tux jacket to complement their theme. Olivia wore a glitzy and spectacular gown with a long train and a long veil with a blusher. The bouquet was made up of many colors such as burgundy, pale pink, and peach.

The advice the couple would love to give future newlyweds is “I would say to keep your focus on the fact that you are about to enter into MARRIAGE. Prep for that! It's so much more important than the small details of the day that will whiz right on by in 24hours. Since I planned ours in 5 months, I had to keep things in perspective and focus on God as the foundation of our relationship. Sure, I was stressed to the max, but I knew that in the end, we would be the last 2 together once the party was over. The guests would go home, and the decorations would come down, but we would start our life together. BUT we would have pictures to look at-so invest in a bomb photographer like I did!”

 

Photography: Jyn Allen Photography | Ceremony Venue: Ramble Creek Vineyard & Events | Reception Venue: Ramble Creek Vineyard & Events | Floral: victoria anne flowers | Videography: Maxim Media | Wedding Cake: Ramble Creek Vineyard & Events | Hair: Ansley Murray | Catering: Ramble Creek Vineyard & Events | Engagement Ring: American Jewelry | Jewelry: JK Designs | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Groom's Attire: Regal Tuxedo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Second Shooting: Lindsay Ramey Photography | Handmade Items: Geechee Sweetgrass Baskets | Submitted via: Matchology

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