Pink Sweet Love-Themed Spring Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 13, 2013

Talia & Dustin

April 21

Knoxville, Tennessee


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I had my wedding at the beautiful St. John Neumann Catholic Church. I grew up going to the church when it was at another location. When I went to college, they built a new gorgeous church, which I alway knew I would be married at if I had a wedding in my hometown.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

First, I gave my parents and husband’s parents hankerchiefs at the rehearsal dinner. My father-in-law’s read “Thank you for raising the perfect man for me,” my mother-in-law’s read “You raised with love a gracious man with whom I’ll share my life. He is lucky to be your son, and I am lucky to be his wife,” my father’s read “Thank you for walking by my sade, today and always” and my mother’s read “To dry your tears as you have always dried mine. Thank you for the wedding of my dreams. I love you.”

Secondly, we had a dessert table with various cakes, pies, cookies, etc. Each dessert was a favorite dessert of either one of my grandparents, Dustin’s grandparents or my maid of honor’s mother (Her mother died the October before from breast cancer). We had each of their pictures by their dessert.

Third, I loved all of our guests. We have such a wonderful family, who were all able to make it. We had the best wedding party, which just made the whole day so much fun as well as all of our guest that were at the reception to party! We just had so much fun at the reception, I remember someone saying at 11:30 p.m., “Are you guys going to leave?” We lost track of time, we were enjoying ourselves! 

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

That’s easy. The moment all the stress melted away. I was standing behind the church doors listening to the piano start to play “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. As soon as the singer started, the doors opened and although the aisle was way too long for me to make out Dustin’s face, I could tell immediately that he was crying by his body language. People were looking at me, but everyone had the sweetest faces watching Dustin. As I got closer, I lost it as well. I have only seen Dustin cry twice in our five years, and deep down, I knew all along he was going to cry at that moment. I just wasn’t prepared for how much it affected me. The last thing that is so vivid to me about that moment is we were both standing on the altar, as the priest was giving his opening remarks, with our backs to the audience passing a kleenex back and forth as we sniffled.