Smoky Mountain Destination Wedding at The Magnolia


November 20, 2018

smoky mountain destination wedding at the Magnolia Event Venue

Ronda and Eric’s Smoky Mountain destination wedding at The Magnolia Wedding & Events Venue, Pigeon Forge, TN

Ronda and Eric live just outside of Raleigh, NC, but chose a fall wedding in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee at The Magnolia. The Magnolia is literally on top of a mountain and the views are gorgeous. Add some chilly fall air and fog, and it is breathtaking up there!

Online Dating for the Win

Eric was about to give up on online dating but decided to look one last time when he saw Ronda. She fell in love with his perpetual smile, and he with her charm. I fell in love with Eric’s Ohio State Buckeyes Groom’s cake! Fun fact: they are both twins.  Another fun fact: Eric’s wedding day socks had pictures of Ronda’s face all over them.

First Look with Dad

Ronda chose to do a first look with her Dad right before he walked her down the aisle at First United Methodist Church Sevierville instead. His reaction was precious! Lots of tears from all of us.

LB Floral made the reception stunning as usual with enormous fall bouquets and centerpieces in eggplant, purples, and oranges.

Live Band from Nashville

The Respectables from Nashville had the dance floor hopping all night. Eric’s twin brother even attempted “the lift” when the band sang, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life.” (must see photo below!) My inner teenager was giddy – Dirty Dancing is one of my all time favorite movies EVER.

Enjoy! And congrats Mr. & Mrs. Funk!

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from N.Y. Bride and Groom of Raleigh  /  Caterer: Rosa’s Catering  /  Transportation: Sweethearts Limousines & Valet Guys of Knoxville  /  Band:  The Respectables  / Videography:  Milestone Pictures  /   Hair/Makeup:  Stunning by Rachel  /   Bar Service:  The Pour Guys  /  Planning/Coordination: Simple Bliss Events, Misty Cooper

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