Dara's Garden: Weddings and Blooms Event



Celebrate spring with us and attend Weddings & Blooms on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Dara's Garden from 6pm to 8pm. This is a fabulous event where you enjoy the ultimate Dara's Garden experience, try delicious samples provided by Rothchild Catering & meet Knoxville's finest wedding professionals.

The event will take place from 6-8pm. RSVP is REQUIRED for attendance. Please be sure to RSVP to this event and share the event with guests you would like to attend. If guests are unable to RSVP, you can do so for them by leaving a comment below. Thank you for taking the time to do this. RSVP ensures we have plenty of scrumptious samples for everyone.

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DIY Wedding Candle Sticks


Enjoy our latest DIY project with Custom Love Gifts on location at Dara's Garden! Learn how to make DIY candlesticks that look elegant and expensive with spray paint and crackle glaze! I've always wanted to know how to crackle paint on wood and furniture, so here it is! Comment below with questions!








A Wedding Day Timeline by Absolute Wedding Perfection


Absolute Wedding Perfection

Wedding Day Timeline

Creating a timeline for your wedding day is such an important part of keeping the day running smoothly. Wedding planner, Angie Froemel, of Absolutely Wedding Perfection, has created a basic wedding day timeline to help brides organize their day so it is stress-free and enjoyable for everyone involved. The timeline below is based on a wedding ceremony that begins at 5:30. A big thank you to the talented Julie Roberts Photography for all of these amazing photos!

Detailed Timeline

12:00 Begin hair and make-up with you and your bridesmaids.

2:00 Getting ready pictures begin. This is based off an 8 hour photography package.

2:30 Put on your wedding dress.

3:00 First look with your groom and couples photos.

3:45 Pictures with your wedding party.

4:15 Pictures with both sides of your family.

5:00 Freshen up while prelude music begins.

5:25 Seat grandmothers and mothers.

5:30 Ceremony Begins

6:00 Guests enjoy cocktails while your photographer takes...


Knoxville Wine Truck: Just In The Nic' Of Wine

How amazing is this Knoxville Wine Truck! We're thrilled to feature this unique wine service and newest member of The Bride Link!


Are you in the search for that unique wedding service that will have all your guests buzzing? Look no further! Take a few minutes and learn more about Just In The Nic’ Of Wine! The only specialty wine truck in the area.


Meet the owner, Terra Hickson, who was inspired to dive into the wedding industry to offer a very unique & vintage touch to every special occasion. “We converted a 1970 VW Bus into a classy serving station which is the first of it's kind in this area. We know we will provide that "Awe" moment couples crave at their outdoor weddings, rehearsal dinner, etc. We just started our business in March of this year and are already excited to be a part of private bookings, weddings showers, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, etc!”


“We've had such amazing feedback from the couples who’ve booked our wine...


Mile Marker Images: Knoxville Wedding Photography & Portraiture

"Mile Marker Images is above all a passionate Knoxville wedding photographer!


Mile Marker Images is more than just photography. “We think of ourselves as storytellers capturing unique moments on your wedding day. We chase great love and great light. And we do it with passion and enthusiasm. We work with you every step of the way to produce better images and lasting memories. Each image contains more memories than just what is in the photo. Your mind will remember smells & sounds too. Your memory will even remember things happening just outside the edges of the photo. Photos are the mile markers of your memory.” says owner, Al Harris. “We'll go above & beyond. Our work starts and stops with breath-taking, one-of-a-kind photos. A wedding shouldn’t be a cliché & neither should the photos."


We always ask our members why they go into the wedding business, and Mile Marker Images was no different. “I practiced architecture and design for...


Knoxville Wedding Officiant: Radiant Gatherings

We’re excited to highlight this outstanding Knoxville Wedding Officiant: Radiant Gatherings!


When asked what makes Radiant Gatherings different from other similar services she said “I started my career as an interfaith chaplain who then became a wedding officiant (I'm still a chaplain). In my first career, I was an artist and writer. I bring these elements together at Radiant Gatherings to create unique, custom ceremonies along with a strong base of calm presence for couples and families on their big day! Couples can expect meetings over coffee, tea, where we’ll be talking about your wedding, how you met, your lives together, what you want to say about your love. We'll look at some ideas then we start the process!! It's very laid back. I'm flexible and will work with you to find the perfect ceremony for your wedding. We'll write it, find it, or research it!”


We asked Tracy what her favorite part about the wedding industry is, “There is so much!!...


Knoxville Wedding Photographer: 2 Hodges Photography

Today we're highlighting this outstanding Knoxville Wedding Photographer: 2 Hodges Photography!


Steve and Kandi have been a wedding photography team for 7 years. They are able to trust what the other is doing throughout the wedding day and know they are capturing all of your most important photos. They like to say that when they shoot events it feels more like a choreographed dance, a duet perfected through years of experience. They see scenes differently and shoot differently, meaning Steve gets more of the close-ups while Kandi shoots more of the big, scenic shots. Their couples always love that Steve is actually the one who takes care of making sure the wedding dress looks perfect all throughout the wedding day!

"It's an advantage to us that we know what our strengths are, we have different strengths, and these help us provide a professional and fun wedding day that results in gorgeous wedding photos."


"It's important to have a plan and then be able to go...


Knoxville Wedding Calligraphy: The TriStar Scribe

The TriStar Scribe is a Knoxville Calligrapher who offers custom calligraphy for traditional paper & ink products and signage!


Devon Adrianne Photography

Brittany Ivey, owner, and calligrapher, of the TriStar Scribe, specializes in creating handwritten touches that just cannot be replicated with print. “I do nothing digital,” she says, “My calligraphy is a traditional art with a modern aesthetic. I genuinely want my couples to share beauty through one of the most tangible aspects of their wedding. I decided to pursue calligraphy after doing my own envelopes and signage for my wedding! Once I learned to appreciate the different strokes and supplies involved, I fell in love.”

Her calligraphy is entirely hand-created! When a couple works with her, she ensures that their vision is brought to life in its entirety. For Brittany, this is technically a side hustle but it never feels that way. She likes to joke with brides that while calligraphy may not pay the...


Knoxville Wedding Venue: The Barn at Meadow Farms

The Barn at Meadow Farms is an amazing Knoxville wedding venue that features a rustic built barn designed with weddings in mind!


This truly unique venue offers amazing amenities yet still accommodates most budgets. In fact, it’s exactly how The Barn at Meadow Farms came to be. Taya Cable, who serves as Venue Manager for the farm, began a search for a venue for her own wedding with great optimism. She quickly realized that there were not many choices available for what she wanted. “With no luck in finding something I loved, I talked my grandparents into building The Barn at Meadow Farms! I've managed it for them ever since. We've had the pleasure of meeting with so many unique and creative couples.”


They opened their doors and beautiful green fields in April of 2015 and have loved hosting events ever since. Taya admits weddings are her favorite, “I absolutely enjoy every single part of the process but thoroughly love...


Knoxville String Trio: Robyn James Ensembles

Robyn James Ensembles play live music for weddings and events in the Chattanooga, Crossville, Knoxville, Maryville, Smoky Mountains, and Oak Ridge areas. They absolutely love to perform at weddings and offer a quality live music experience that isn’t found in most ceremonies today.


Photo: Photography by Erick

“I still remember when we got started,” she says, “While studying music in graduate school, a classmate said "You know what, Robyn? We should get a group together and play weddings." The rest is history, 15 years of history in fact! This year marks the 15th consecutive year Robyn and her group have performed extraordinary music for a variety of events. Her string group stands out because they will play almost anything that couples ask them to. They've played music from Star Trek, Star Wars, the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Jurassic Park, as well as tunes by the Beatles, Coldplay, and even Fetty Wap! Robyn Ensembles can...


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