Real Weddings: Emily + Phillippe

Emily and Phil’s classic Knoxville wedding had me at hello!  It’s the perfect combination of classic Southern charm and imaginative DIY elements, and I love the way that they incorporated their families into the day!

All of the lovely images are from Dixie Pixel Photography.


The peach and coral color palette is just gorgeous, and isn’t Emily a stunning bride?





These may just be two of my favorite bridal portraits ever:



Allison’s team created these adorable lollipop trees; each flower is hand-painted and individually attatched to burlap-covered tree forms.


Emily shares: “Our guest book was a gift from my parents. They knew I was stuck in limbo between traditional and eclectic, so they gave us a Wish Frame. We used strips of paper in our wedding colors and asked guests to write down a wish, prayer, or piece of advice for us. Then they rolled it up and stuck it in one of the honeycombs for us to take home and read later. We loved it!”


Emily says: “Both of our families are all about food. My father is a serious home chef and in Phil’s family, everyone has a specialty sweet. We asked aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents if they would bake something for the wedding and got an amazing response. My dad’s famous turtle cheesecake and brownies were there, and Phil’s mom made his favorite cherry cobbler for his groom’s cake.”




Emily and Phil left their reception in a shower of confetti! The ‘confetti’ was cut-up ribbon, and the signs on the bags say “Always Kiss at Stop Lights”, because Emily says “Phil and I always, always kiss at red lights, even if we’re irritated at each other.” Aw!



Emily thank you for sharing the details of your day with us!


Photography – Dixie Pixel Photography \ Event Designer – Allison Sprouse of the Modern Hostess \ Floral – Whimsical Gatherings \ Ceremony location – First Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tn \ Reception location – The Foundry \ Gown – Jasmine Bridal Couture style T239 purchased at Joyous Occasion in Knoxville, TN \ Bridesmaids – Wtoo style 784 in Mediterranean \ Linens – The White Table \ Rentals – All Occasion Party Rentals \ Tuxedos – Walker’s Formal Wear