Shawna and Matt got married on a beautiful (and hot!) day in early September at the Foundation Event Facility.
The Foundation Event Facility is a GORGEOUS venue in Bristol, TN! It has three floors perfect for any size event, and the staff is so nice and accomodating! They helped me when I had some questions about a super secret room with a gorgeous brick wall I found to hang Shawna’s dress in for photos.
Shawna and Matt put so much planning into sharing moments together throughout their day with just the two of them. The first was a first look together in an alley where we would later do some night portraits with gorgeous bistro lights, and the second was having dinner together privately with each other! I had heard of this being done before but none of my couples never have done it, and I am SO glad that these two did because eating dinner together privately for the first time as husband and wife is just so meaningful and it gives you a chance to breathe and relax before the party begins.
My love for blended families runs deep and these two families became one in front of their friends and family with a sweet unity sand ceremony, and later celebrated their family with a special dance together on the dance floor! After everyone had eaten dinner and had some cake and the formal dances were over, it was time for the treat of the evening, an 80s cover band! The 80ATors were fantastic! They played all the classics and had a killer light show to boot!
Shawna and Matt, I wish you the BEST of the BEST in your life! You two have such awesome family and friends and I can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of your big day!
The amazing vendors who helped make their day:
Venue: The Foundation Event Facility
Second Photographer: Pam Burke, Pam Burke Photography
Dress Designer/Boutique: Stella York, Annie’s Room
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewelry and Accessories: Kendra Scott
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Entertainment: The 80ATors
Catering: 620 State
Cake: Cake Art by Margi Chambers