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 backdrop to the ceremony. On several occasions when setting up, I have been accompanied by several ducks passing by in the field behind the arbor.
The bride Alyssa chose a slate blue color pallet and 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. We did a “curtain” of long white wisteria, green hanging amaranthus, and eucalyptus greenery. The wisteria was just stunning blowing in the wind during this September ceremony.