I think Tennessee RiverPlace will forever be one of my favorite venues in the Chattanooga area. The entire venue is situated right on the banks of the Tennessee River, with the mountains positioned as the most perfect natural blue-green backdrop to the ceremony. For this reason, my favorite is a smoky blue color for a wedding here at the Tennessee RiverPlace. On several occasions when setting up, I have been accompanied by several ducks passing by in the field behind the arbor. How perfect, right?
How to work with Slate Blue for Your Wedding Colors
The bride Alyssa chose a slate or smoky blue color pallet for her wedding colors. So she decided she wanted a classy and timeless combination of white and soft blue for her flowers. Ignoring the trend to go overboard and wild with greenery, Alyssa stayed true to her classic style and simply wanted a lush, full bouquet for herself and her bridesmaids. With the selection of several types of blooms and greenery to add lots of texture and subtle color, we created Alyssa’s bouquet just as she envisioned. We decided to do a few pieces of jasmine vine draping away from the bouquet to bring in a somewhat whimsical feel. This bouquet will be stunning in her wedding photos for years to come, regardless of what wedding trends may come and go.
To add to the whimsical and romantic feel, Alyssa and I decided to do something on the arbor that I have never before seen at the Tennessee RiverPlace. I have worked many weddings there over the years, but never have I dressed up the arbor quite like this. To highlight the hazy blue mountains in the background, we did a “curtain” of long white wisteria and eucalyptus greenery. The wisteria was just stunning blowing in the wind coordinating with this smoke blue wedding color pallet.
This slate blue wedding was also featured in the SUMMER/FALL 2019 issue of SOUTHERN BRIDE MAGAZINE. You can CLICK HERE to see in on their blog as well:
florist: Lang Floral Designs
photographer: Catherine Cansler Photography
event planner: Ashley Doorman Events
venue: Tennessee RiverPlace
caterer: Apron Strings Catering
entertainment: Sound Force
gown: Fabulous Frocks Bridal
makeup: Melissa Cubberly
videographer: Once Like a Spark
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