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Bristol TN Wedding

Backyard Wedding Ideas | Star Wars Wedding Ideas

When I say a look can melt, I mean Zoe & Brett and how they look at one another. Zoe & Brett’s backyard wedding was the most beautiful day in Bristol, TN. With a mountainous backdrop and close friends and family in attendance, Zoe and Brett said their vows on a sunny Saturday under the walnut trees. 

The style? Cottage core wedding. They also implemented some AMAZING Star Wars wedding ideas, with full head gear. The backyard wedding decor was simple and gorgeous, with catering by Bonefire Smokehouse out of Abingdon, Virginia. 

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Zoe and Brett through mutual friends through Emory and Henry College. As Emory & Henry alumni, they built a friendship and started dating in the summer of 2019. When I asked about her favorite date, she said:

“We went to a concert at our local town center…We enjoyed the music from our blanket on the grass and toward the end of the concert someone got proposed to and they played “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton and I begged Brett to go on the dance floor with me. I convinced him and we danced. Afterwords he said it felt like we were the only people on the dance floor, so cute 🙂 “

Can you guess what their first dance was? Yep, “Tennessee Whiskey”. It was beautiful. 

Brett proposed by painting “Zoe, will you marry me?” on the wall at the top of a parking garage at the end of the day. I saw pictures and it was so cute! They love the mountains, adventuring and camping together, cooking, and hanging with their fur babes. 

Bristol TN Wedding

What was even more special about their day was that it was the first time their family had been together in a long time. Zoe has four sisters, and getting all five siblings together at the same time hasn’t happened in a while, so this was a meeting of many celebrations.

For an East Tennessee wedding venue, a backyard wedding is truly a magical thing. They were at her great-grandparents old home, now used for vacationing, and it felt like going back in time. The warmth, the memories. 

You can go on the journey with me below, and check out more weddings & celebrations on the blog!

Vendors:

Makeup & Hair: @jam.jig 

Dress: @studioidobridalsroanoke 

Bridesmaid Dresses: @anthropologie 

Groom: @menswearhouse 

Florals: @mistysflorist

Catering: @bonefiresmokehouse 

Rentals: @celebrateweddingrentals 

Officiant: Laura Rasor ⠀

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bristol tn backyard wedding getting ready in dimly light room and hanging lace dress
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bristol tn backyard wedding getting ready in dimly light room
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bristol tn backyard wedding getting ready in dimly light room
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bristol tn backyard wedding getting ready in dimly light room
kids get ready for backyard wedding in northeast tennessee with star wars pin
bristol tn backyard wedding getting ready in dimly light room
father and son get ready by window in backyard tennessee wedding with star wars lapel
father and son get ready by window in backyard tennessee wedding with star wars lapel
father and son get ready by window in backyard tennessee wedding with star wars lapel
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bride sitting on couch for her northeast tennessee wedding in bhldn lace
bride and bridesmaids laugh together in field in front of northeast tennessee mountains
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guests mingle and twirl at tennessee backyard wedding
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couple exchanges letters underneath a walnut tree in front of green fields in suit and bhldn lace dress in bristol tn wedding
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couple exchanges letters underneath a walnut tree in front of green fields in suit and bhldn lace dress in bristol tn wedding
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groom waits and watches his bride walk down the aisle in bristol tn wedding
bride watches her groom as she is escorted down the aisle by her fathers in bristol tn wedding
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wedding party celebrates in group photo in front of the mountains in bristol tn backyard wedding with abingdon photographer
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couple poses underneath walnut trees in green grass in Northeast tennessee wedding with abingdon photographer
couple poses underneath walnut trees in green grass in Northeast tennessee wedding with abingdon photographer
couple poses underneath walnut trees in green grass in Northeast tennessee wedding with abingdon photographer
couple poses underneath walnut trees in green grass in Northeast tennessee wedding with abingdon photographer
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couple poses with star wars helmets in tennessee backyard wedding
couple poses with star wars helmets in tennessee backyard wedding
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black and white image of couple's first dance in a tent
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men catch garter in bristol tn wedding with abingdon photographer underneath a tent
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