Rashanda & Amaliko’s rustic Tennessee wedding took place at Cardinal’s Nest, a venue nestled in the Smoky Mountains.
From the photographer: This beautiful couple’s love started online but ended in the mountains. They met on a website and found themselves falling for each other. The groom moved a little closer and the two began to meet and discovered they were perfect for each other. This beautiful couple beamed as they exchanged rings and read their vows. Their family and friends cheered them on through the kiss, the reception and the final exit through sparklers.
From the bride: I wanted a small intimate wedding. I didn’t want anything super formal but instead wanted it to feel like a family gathering. Our venue was amazing. It was natural gorgeous so it didn’t need a ton of decoration. The venue also had various décor options which we used a lot of. We only choose to decorate the aisle runner and other odds and ends. My matron of honor handled all of those decorations including a frame which welcomed everyone to the wedding. It was gorgeous! The ceremony was my favorite part of the wedding. I have always heard that the wedding goes so fast, so we took a moment during the ceremony to stop, turn, and take it all in. I also loved the fact that we had a congregational vow section in which our family and friends were asked to commit to supporting us and reminding us of the vows we took before God.