Jessica + Adam 10.16.10 The Stables in LaFollette, TN – Knoxville Wedding Photography


November 7, 2010

Jessica & Adam were married at The Stables in LaFollette, TN.  With their friends, family, and 5 year old daughter as the flower girl, Jessica and Adam said “I do” under a beautiful stone trellis as a waterfall trickled behind them.  It was such a gorgeous fall day!  Loads of sunshine and bright blue skies…the perfect weather to vow forever <3 <3

I loved Jessica’s choice of flowers and OH THOSE SHOES!! I kept telling her that if those sassy heels end up missing, don’t come looking for me!  (And they were my size too…just a testament to my willpower and general distaste of theft)  =0)

After a precious ceremony, photos, and a yummy dinner courtesy of Ramsey’s catering, the couple ran through sparklers and took a few minutes to ooh and ahh at the fireworks that graced the southern sky in their honor.  What a send-off!

Jessica was kind enough to share her thoughts about planning and vendors with me so I could pass her knowledge on to you!  Enjoy!

Enzoani Blue wedding dress hanging from trellis
“I purchased the bridal gown(Enzoani Blue), bridesmaids dresses (Bill Levkoff), and flower girl dress (the owner hand maid her dress) from Wedding Wonderland in Knoxville, TN.”

Wedding Wonderland

benjamin adams wedding shoes on a chandelier

benjamin adams wedding shoes

Benjamin Adams shoes.  Click Here.  You’re welcome!!

beige and white bridal bouquet

Embroidered wedding date inside dress.

Bride's reflection in mirror.

"Hairdresser and name of salon: Crystal Daniels from Hair Etc in Tazewell, TN"

Hair, Etc.

Bride holding groom's wedding ring.

Groom straightening his tie.

"Tux Rental: Tracey's in Middlesboro, KY"

Groom fastening cuff links.

Wedding at The Stables in LaFollette, TN.

"I would have to say the budget was best spent on the photographer (of course!) and the cement pillars that we stood in front of for the ceremony. We purchased those in Corbin, KY and had them shipped in and assembled at the location because they weighed around 5,000 pounds!"

Bride and Groom kissing.  You may kiss the bride!

"My most memorable moment was definitely seeing the smile on Adam's face when I stepped outside..It made all those nervous butterflies in my stomach go away, and I just couldn't wait to get down the aisle to him."

Bride with her bridesmaids on the hill at sunset at The Stables in LaFollette, TN

Bridesmaids bouquets.

Groom and groomsmen group photo.

Groom and groomsmen shot from the ground.

Flower girl and ring bearer dancing.

"...our daughter dancing throughout the whole ceremony..Everyone loved that!"

Bride and groom at sunset at The Stables in LaFollette, TN.

Wedding party skipping into the sunset.

wedding cake with purple flowers, inside of The Stables in LaFollette, TN,

"Caterer: Ramsey's Catering out of Knoxville." "Cake/Bakery: Bobbi Mangus from Ewing, VA"

Photo booth at wedding

"Having the photobooth was also a good choice..All the guests loved it!"

Foster’s Photobooth

Fireworks at wedding reception.

Fireworks at wedding reception at The Stables in LaFollette, TN.

Flower girl with her mom and dad, the bride and groom.**I had to do a Christa collage!  She was such a trooper and made her mommy and daddy very proud!**


Thanks, Jessica!  Here is some additional advice from today’s beautiful bride:

Your favorite and least favorite part of planning? “My favorite part of planning would have to be the planning itself..I liked being able to see the results from all the hard work! My least favorite part would have to be all the stress, it can make you crazy!!”

What you would change, if anything? “I would have used a different florist!!  Although everything turned out beautiful, he was very unprofessional and unorganized!!  Also, I would have changed the position of the sun, lol..It was brutal!!”

Any advice for future brides? “My advice for future brides would be to slow down and just enjoy the whole experience!  Also, don’t let the little things get you stressed out because in the end it will all turn out great!”

©2010 Bledsoe Photography

  1. CJ Darden says:

    Do you have any info about the stables? I cannot find any contact info for this venue.

    • Shanell says:

      Hi CJ. It is privately owned and I believe the owner only rents to family, friends and people they know. I’ll try to find out more.

  2. Josh and Kierstein says:

    does neone have a number on this place contact info very interested in having are wedding and reception here

  3. Nicole Combs says:

    Shanell would you please forward me the contact number for this venue! It’s absolutely amazing and I would love if I could get married there.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I have been trying to find out who I need to speak to about The Stables. I live down the road from there. I can’t find any other place in the area that is as beautiful, and as amazing as The Stables. I want to get married there so bad, but I don’t know how to get into touch with the owners! Please can you email me???

    • Shanell says:

      Jennifer, send an email to starlamyers5(at)yahoo(dot)com. I believe they are going to start opening The Stables up for public rentals soon.

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