The Storybook

When you follow a rabbit down it’s rabbit hole, you might just get a whimsical wedding out of it! Inspired by Alice and her adventures, a group of talented Tennessee vendors put their heads together to create a fantastic day.  Photographer Chastidyi Parrott breaks down all the details:

There is nothing better than a whimsical wedding!  So when we teamed up with Southern Sirens for a series of storybook inspired shoots, Custom Love Gifts & Events couldn’t wait to join in on the Alice in Wonderland theme.  This wedding opened doors to whimsy and a little avant-garde style, perfect for a unique venue like the Knoxville Zoo.

We started with eggplant purple linen with rosettes from Campbell Tent & Party Rentals and paired them with a giant teapot overflowing with flowers and greenery from Melissa Timm Designs.  A mix of floral arrangements and brightly frosted cupcakes in gold-rimmed tea cups from Vintage Inspirations added the perfect details.  Spray-painting inexpensive clocks in silver was an easy DIY project that made the Mr. and Mrs. seating extra special.

The cake from Sweet Beginnings By Elaine featured a mix of pearls, vintage brooches, and even a miniature looking glass with a tiny teacup and a hand-crafted love cake topper. A dessert table featured mini key lime pies, brownies, and red velvet cookies from Bradford Catered Events and honey pot favors with vintage tags. The dress from Wedding Wonderland included a delicate lace neckline that flows down the back of the dress into a pool of soft organza and tulle.  Our groom’s attire included a pocket watch similar to the design on the invitations.  


Photographer:  Star Noir Studio // Caterer: Bradford Catered Events // Equipment Rentals: Campbell Tent & Party Rentals // Favors and Gifts: Custom Love Gifts // Event Venue: Knoxville Zoo // Floral Designer: Melissa Timm Designs // Makeup Artist: Southern Sirens // Invitation Designer: Star Noir Studio // Cake Designer: Sweet Beginnings by Elaine // Heirlooms and extras: vintage inspirations // Dress Store: Wedding Wonderland // China: Vintage Inspirations

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Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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