Holy Ghost Catholic Wedding and Sunsphere Reception


March 28, 2022

Holy Ghost catholic wedding and Sunsphere Reception photos

Rosa & Matt’s

Holy Ghost Catholic Wedding and Sunsphere Reception

Smaller weddings were a theme in 2021 (thanks, Covid) but I really enjoyed it! Rosa & Matt had a sweet, intimate day with about 15 of their closest loved ones. The wedding ceremony was held at Holy Ghost Catholic church followed by a small dinner reception at the iconic Sunsphere at the World’s Fair Site in Knoxville.

Colleagues turned Couple

Rosa and Matt worked at the same company but it took awhile for them to come out of their shells.

“We had a crush on each other since first sight. However, we were both too shy to make first move. It was about a year before I finally spoke to him in passing. It was something silly like talking about Burger King cup sizes, but it was enough to start a conversation.” – Rosa

When they decided to look for a home to purchase, Rosa did not want to take such a leap without a commitment. Matt agreed and proposed with, “Ok, let’s get married this year.” Maybe not the most romantic of proposals, but it worked!

Catholic Ceremony – Sunsphere Reception

We had beautiful weather and the decision to keep the reception low key gave us more time for photos. I’ll never be mad about that! Rosa & Matt opted for quality time with their friends & families over dancing and the usual reception traditions. The Bourbon Brothers Band crooned while guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and churro bar. As the sun set over downtown Knoxville, we strolled around World’s Fair Park for more photos and relished the warm sunshine. What a lovely day!

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Watson!


CEREMONY VENUE: Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Knoxville,TN

RECEPTION VENUE: Sunsphere Events

FLORIST:  Jessica Erickson, aunt of the bride

WEDDING DRESS:  Vow’d Knoxville


TUX/SUIT:  William & Wylie Custom Menswear

CATERING:  Rosa’s Catering

HAIR/MAKEUP ARTIST:  Stunning by Rachel

CEREMONY MUSICIANS:  Ericka McCarthy & Mary Alice Garner


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A Few Words from the Bride:

“Favorite part was getting to know my new family. I became very close with my mother-in-law during all the planning. Least favorite would be being the center of attention.”

“Seeing Matts face while walking down the aisle.”

“Groom and I decided to not send paper invites. I don’t regret that decision, but I wish I personally had been more on top of verifying the rsvp’s from the grooms side of the family. Turns out there were some cousins who were missed and they didn’t know we had a wedding website.”

“Photography 😉 “

“Remember this is your wedding, not your guests party. Don’t feel pressured into doing a tradition you don’t like. I have no regrets in skipping things like cake cutting and first dance.”


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Sunsphere Wedding Venue: An event venue like no other! The Sunsphere was built to serve as the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair. It’s 75′ gold colored glass sphere has a 360 degree view of Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains. Begin your life together at Knoxville’s most unique and iconic venue. Let the Smoky Mountains and the Knoxville city skyline serve as the backdrop for your special day.

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