Parkside Resort Destination Wedding
Rachel & Scott live in Delaware but chose our beautiful east Tennessee mountains for their Parkside Resort destination wedding. Parkside’s 2 story Smoky Mountain Pavilion was the perfect venue for them. The attached cabin, Rocky Top Lodge, can sleep up to 40 guests, so their friends & family were able to stay together during their visit. And OH the mountain views!
Rachel & Scott met through their jobs and were work friends for a long time before dating. When it was time to propose, Scott asked Rachel to take a night walk on the beach while on a trip to Biloxi.
“I thought it was weird because he’s just not the type to want to randomly go to the beach at night, but listening to the waves and seeing the moonlight on the water is one of my favorite things. So once we got to the beach, we were just walking and talking along the shoreline and then he stopped, grabbed my hand and asked me if I’d spend the rest of my life with him.” -Rachel
Fall Wedding in the Smokies
I know I am biased, but fall in the Smokies is magical. Mid-October is a bit early for colorful leaves here, but the weather is typically still warm – perfect for an open air wedding! We had beautiful blue skies for Rachel and Scott’s mountain wedding at Parkside Resort. Rachel chose a lovely autumn color palette with hints of blush, burgundy, wine, and navy. My fave details were the Ole Smoky mini moonshine jar favors, goodies from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, and custom koozies handmade by the bride. Oh and Scott’s signature “side eye stare.” HAHA!
I had a great time working with Rachel and Scott. Even videoconference calls to design their album was fun. Such a genuinely sweet couple! Their friends and family were super fun and made sure they were smiling all day. What an honor to be their photographer.
Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Brasse!
CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Laurel Strings
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Shanell Bledsoe is a wedding & boudoir photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee, available for destination weddings worldwide.