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Abbey & Derek’s Knox County Courthouse Wedding

It was such an absolute honor when my wonderful and beautiful friend, Abbey, asked me to photograph her wedding. 

As many couples have done over the past 18 months, Abbey and her fiancé, Derek, decided to forgo a traditional wedding and have a very small gathering at the Old Knox County Courthouse instead. COVID may delay the fun, but it won’t stop us altogether!

So along with their parents, and Derek’s grandmother and two children, they gathered in a small room at the historic courthouse. They said their “I dos,” with the kids serving as the ring bearers. 

Derek was dapper in a blue suit, and Abbey wore a stunning two-piece dress that she put together on her own: a tulle skirt and a lace cocktail dress. How fun! And she wore it with amazing rainbow-striped heels. Colorful. Fun. And they can actually be worn again without screaming “wedding shoes.” Her beautiful bouquet came from Flourish Flower Truck, a local urban flower farm. And yes, they deliver flowers in an adorable truck!

After the ceremony, the real party began: bowling at Maple Hall! The entire party moved north on Gay Street to Maple Hall, our underground bowling venue in downtown Knoxville. Bowling tournaments, cheesy appetizers, local beer, and chocolate bundt cake. This was the perfect way to celebrate Abbey and Derek’s wedding! The kids got to get their wiggles out, and the adults got to drink beer, socialize with friends, and show off their bowling skills.

We had a blast bowling and celebrating the newlyweds. And oddly enough, I was the bowling champion of the night! This came as a total surprise to me, but I’ll take any win that I get. Woo-hoo!

Congratulations to my awesome friends, Abbey and Derek! May this be the start of a long, joyous, and fulfilling marriage. I’m so happy for you both!

A bride and groom smile at each other at their wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
A collage of a bride and groom at their wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
A bride and groom smile at each other after their wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
A bride and groom exchange rings at their wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
A beautiful, colorful bouquet of flowers from a wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in Knoxville.
A collage of a bride and groom after their wedding at the Knox County Courthouse in downtown Knoxville.
A bride, groom, and two children's hands over a bridal bouquet.
A collage of a man and woman bowling  at Maple Hall in downtown Knoxville in their wedding clothes.
A bride and groom laugh as they feed each other cake at Maple Hall Bowling Alley.
A bride and groom laugh as they feed each other cake at Maple Hall Bowling Alley.

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8/06/2021

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Abbey & Derek’s Knox County Courthouse Wedding

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