Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Taste of Crescent Bend | Vendor Event | March 23, 2014

Gorgeous views. Spectacular grounds. Beautiful building.

Crescent Bend House and Gardens is a historical property located on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee that is now a fabulous wedding and event venue. It's history is fascinating and can be found here. Allan and I have had the pleasure of photographing Crescent Bend's Derby Day event for the last few years and we will be back again this year on May 3rd. We've also been invited to participate in 'A Taste of Crescent Bend' event featuring vendors such as photographers, videographers, tuxedo rental, entertainment bookers, florists, officiants, local hotels and caterers. Mast General Store was there with a candy display too! Who doesn't love a "candy bar" at a wedding? Couples who have booked the venue for their nuptials are invited to meet the vendors and ask questions to help make some of the most important decisions for their special day. It's the perfect opportunity for them to 'sample' the people offering their services as well as the food. And yes, there was cake!

We enjoyed being a part of this event that featured lively music from Ogle Entertainment, stunning floral decorations by Always in Bloom {the peachy orange and violet combination was gorgeous!}, delicious food by All Occasion Catering and wine from Corks Wine and Spirits. {Side note: I'm not much a wine drinker but the Moscato they were serving as divine!}

One of our favorite parts of the event is seeing our fellow photographers and getting to catch up with them in a relaxing environment. It's always fun to see Joe and Kathleen Atkins of JoPhoto, one of the few husband and wife photography teams in Knoxville besides Allan and I. Meeting Ben Moser of Knox Wedding Creative in person was a highlight of the day, as was chatting with Bill Waldorf of Waldorf Photographic Art. Bill's an inspiration and an appreciator of art. And I'm not just saying that because he commissioned me to create a fused glass bowl for his wife.

Joe Atkins, Kathleen Atkins, Jo Photo, Knoxville photographers

Bill Waldorf, Waldorf Photographic Arts, Knoxville photographer

Ben Moser, Knox Wedding Creative, Knoxville photographer

Crescent Bend House and Gardens >> event venue

aerial view, Crescent Bend, wedding venue, Knoxville, Tennessee

Judy MacMillan, Crescent Bend, wedding venue, Knoxville, Tennessee

Special Notes >> custom event entertainment
Ogle Entertainment >> DJ, video and lighting
Always in Bloom >> florist
All Occasion Catering >> catering and wedding cakes
All Occasions Party Rentals >> seating and tables
Corks Wine and Spirits >> wine and spirits
Savvi Formalwear >> tuxedo rental
Random Acts of Flowers >> flower recycling
Rings of Life Ministry >> officiant
Celebrations by Celeste >> officiant
Ceremonies by SpiritEssence >> officiant
Cedar Bluff Hilton >> hotel
Courtyard Marriott Knoxville West/Bearden >> hotel
Downtown Hilton >> Hotel
Mast General Store >> candy bar

{scroll down for list of photographers represented}

Sullivan Photography
Knox Wedding Creative
Waldorf Photographic Art
ALM Photo

View all photos from the event here.

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