Lauren and Billy’s wedding day was a huge success!  Mary Alice of A Delightful Day event planning kept everything running smoothly and poured great love into all of the details.  Trotline did an amazing job of making a reception into a true celebration and Chef’s Market made the most delicious wedding day feast!  

The wedding was held in the beautiful stone chapel at Christ the King Catholic Church with the reception to follow at aVenue.  Without giving too much away before the big reveal for our couple, I thought we’d continue our recent theme of sharing all of the fun details from their wedding with you!  

We are on a roll with the University of Tennessee weddings this month it seems!  The first time Billy set eyes on Lauren, he was at a UT game and she was down on the court dancing with the UT Dance Team.  He arranged for mutual friends to introduce them and they’ve been together ever since.  To pay homage to the school that brought them together, they tied in references in little ways throughout the reception.

First, the candy bar of the gods.  There is nothing better at a reception than a pretty candy bar! =)


Any candy fitting the orange and brown color scheme seemed to be fair game. =)


Rhonda Patton Designs did an incredible job with the flowers!  Everything was so beautiful!



aVenue is a great place for a party!  With a large dance floor on the main level and a huge loft above with comfy couches for those who want to relax, it’s a great atmosphere for a wide variety of guests.  The old wood floors, exposed ceilings, and open layout also make it very chic.  Nashville Event Lighting added to the ambiance with their beautiful gelled spot lights set around the room.  Between Rhonda, Mary Alice, and Nashville Event Lighting, I’m guessing aVenue has never looked so beautiful!



We’ve been seeing this more and more and I love it!  Choosing an interesting font for your names and then carrying it throughout the various elements of the wedding gives the overall theme an extra element of cohesion…


The Bake Shoppe made an exquisite and oh-so-tasty cake for the event.  Lauren is obviously all about the details because the personalized figures on their cake were too cute!  The bride wore a gown to match Lauren’s and little gold shoes while the groom kept a dirty old UT hat at hand, just like Billy. =)  They even added their cat!



I think I might need to be a cake designer for my next career.  I must know how to make smooth, intricate cakes!


All in all it was a fun, beautiful evening!  A huge congrats to the happy couple!  Can’t wait to see you both again soon! =)




  1. Mindy Dees on August 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I’m the sales manager for aVenue – the venue where the reception was held, and I have to agree – it looks beautiful! Everyone involved in this wedding worked so well together, and you truly captured that in these photos. You’re so talented and can’t wait to see more photos from the evening!

  2. Becka @Studio222 Photography on August 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I love the little figurines on the cake! So adorable.

  3. anna on August 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    fun, wonderful details, you guys! :o) beautiful, as always!

  4. Amber Echols on August 22, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I don’t usually comment, but my fat a has to say that the candy table IS beautiful! It looks like something from Willy Wonka’s factory, but classy and elegant! Well done to whomever designed that table.

  5. Sean on August 22, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Haha! Amber, your comment made us laugh :) Let us know if you’d like any of the images, Mindy–we’d be happy to let you use anything you need. What a great place, though–we loved shooting there!

  6. Savannah Kenney on August 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

    That candy table looks sinful. I want to dive right into it and stuff my face. beautiful coverage of a great reception.

  7. Pamela Telgenhoff on August 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Absolutely stunning work!

  8. Lillian on August 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    OK, so I have an admission to make. Mary Alice is also my wedding planner for 1/2/10 and invited my fiance and me to the reception so we could hear our band, Trotline, play (who we loved by the way). We thought the venue was so amazing that we’re considering a last-minute change! Great job on capturing all the beauty of that evening!

  9. Allison on August 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Absolutely breathtaking! Superb craftsmanship and elegance.

  10. ohana photographers on September 14, 2009 at 1:17 am

    thanks for the awesome shot of that candy station…..i’m now on a pilgrimage to find candy at 12 am… love as usual guys! hope you’re doing well!

  11. Kimia M on December 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful work! Do you have any shots of those awesome candy topiaries? I’m trying to make them for my own wedding. :)

  12. steavi on December 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    What is in the long vases of the center pieces? Actually can you tell me how that whole center piece was made :)

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