Dark Wedding Theme at a 100-Year-Old Church Building in Chattanooga

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What’s not to love about Kerrianne and Seth’s dark-themed December wedding? When we first met, Kerrianne shared with me that her and her fiance were very outdoorsy and she had always dreamt of getting married on a remote mountain top somewhere. However, since they were getting married in December in Tennessee (which can bring a whole range of bad weather like rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures), they made the wise decision to book an indoor wedding venue. The Church on Main is an old historic church-turned-wedding-venue built in 1904. It is situated in the Southside of downtown Chattanooga, and offers gorgeous brick backdrops and vintage details.


Planning their Dark Themed Wedding

Kerrianne has great taste when it comes to colors and textures. So when we met, she shared with me that, even though she loved the rich dark colors that a winter wedding had to offer, she decided on lighter-colored attire for the bridal party. That was such a wise decision to offset the darkness of the brick in the historic church venue.

The Flowers…all the dark and rich colors!

Kerrianne found out about Lang Floral Designs from a girl at work who recent hired us for her fall wedding. However, that specific wedding wasn’t the style she was going for. When she looked our work up, she immediately fell in love with this bouquet we did a year prior for a bride in Georgetown, TN.

Burgundy Cascading Bridal Bouquet, Protea, Lang Floral Designs, Chattanooga Wedding
Fun fact: the same photographer, Rafferty Photo, worked on both wedding as well!

So, as we talked flowers, we knew we wanted to use this photo as our starting point, but put a unique spin on it. We suggested adding in some magnolia greenery, and a few other different textures to bring in a slightly more earthy look. The result; a ‘cousin’ of the original bouquet inspiration photo (which is currently trending on Pinterest!)

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Photography: Rafferty Photo

And we just loved how the whole look came together. The bouquets with the light-colored bridal party attire against that gorgeous old brick…Perfection!

The Couple

And then there is this couple… Kerrianne and Seth! Isn’t it just so clear by these photos how obsessed they both are with each other. One thing I remember about them is that they always seems to be having fun together. I just love every bit of this gallery, don’t you? These two could be models…

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The Ceremony and Reception

Their dark wedding theme work beautifully in December at this 100-year-old church venue. Kerrianne and Seth’s ceremony featured a custom built wooden arbor with an earthy asymmetrical floral installation, and modern gold geometric lanterns from our rental inventory lining the aisle.
We then repurposed these gold lanterns and some simple greenery as centerpieces. And it just made sense to bring in some gold chargers at each place setting. These dark rich colors looked so good with pops of gold against the brick. Bud vase centerpieces on half the tables brought in some more height to the reception as well. The couple danced the night away with their closest friends and family, and enjoyed a magical sparkler send off at the end of the night.

Vendor Team:

Venue: Church on Main
Photography: Rafferty Photo
Florist: Lang Floral Designs
Coordinating: Ramblewood Events
Linen Rentals: Decor 1601

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