Holly & Brandon

Graceful Garden Wedding in Knoxville

August 2, 2014 at Dara’s Garden - Knoxville, TN

Reviews

Planners & Designers | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

The services we received from Heels and Veils was absolutely amazing. Peggy was honestly one of the biggest blessings on my wedding day! She made the entire wedding planning process so much easier and smooth, greatly decreasing the stress on me and my mom both. She was very professional, creative, thoughtful, and flexible. On our actual wedding day, I had complete confidence in Peggy and her team, and they definitely did NOT disappoint! It allowed me to actually enjoy my wedding day and spend it with those closest to me, knowing that she had it all under control. Peggy has such a big heart and absolutely shows in her services--it was such a blessing to have her by my side on my wedding day and I would absolutely recommend her services to any and every future bride!

Cinematographers | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We were so pleased with the film from Light and Life Media! Scott was so professional, kind, and flexible--he stayed out of the way, but captured every moment so perfectly! My husband and I were beyond ecstatic with the film of our wedding video--we cry every time we watch it. He also provided us with a "highlights" film, which also was so beautifully captured. He supplied us with our films in a very timely manner also, not making us wait months to relive our wedding day. I would highly recommend Light and Life Media in a heartbeat!

Photographer | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Shane and Beth were awesome to work with. I am very particular about my pictures and photographers, but my husband and I were both so pleased with Shane and his work for both our wedding day, and our engagement photos. Shane is very creative, professional, flexible, and easy to work with. Also, he was great at getting us our photos in a timely manner, which sometimes can make all the difference! Pictures are such a vital part of a great wedding day and experience--Shane definitely does not disappoint; very grateful he captured our big day and would highly recommend him and his services!

Catering | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We have had so many compliments regarding how great and fabulous the food was at our wedding reception and our wedding rehearsal- Rothchild Catering did such an amazing job! Besides the tasty food, they were also very flexible allowing us to piece together a menu that included all of our favorite items together. Also, they allowed us to sample the food prior to the wedding, which was SO HELPFUL! Beyond the food though-the servers were all very helpful, kind, and professional. Overall a major hit! We couldn't have chose a better catering service and would highly recommend them to others!

Cakes & Desserts | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

BEST cake ever! Elaine was so sweet, so kind, so helpful, and boy can she bake! My husband and I were blown away by both cakes (Bridal cake & Groom cake) she made for our wedding day! We both had a very particular cake design that we wanted and she accommodated both so perfectly! So they were not only yummy, but also exquisitely detailed; we would highly recommend Sweet Beginnings by Elaine!

Bands & DJs | This is a verified review
No

Good Sounds Entertainment did a great job with the music at our wedding ceremony. Every song was played on que, the volume was perfect, and the entire ceremony went very smoothly. Unfortunately, the reception was a little different and we were very unsatisfied. We were given the ability to make a list of songs that we desired to played during our reception and made notes of when to play those particular songs. For instance, we chose specific songs for the cake cutting, the garter toss, the bouquet toss, ect... We also made a specific list of songs to be played while people ate and another list of songs specifically to be played for dancing. I thought by doing this it would make it easier for the DJ and I spoke to him on the phone ensuring this was an "okay" thing to do. However, unfortunately very few of the songs we requested to be played on those lists were actually played. This was disappointing due to the amount of time and effort placed on making this list. Also, dancing music that was chosen by the DJ to be played included curse words, and of course, was not a song we had listed on our list to be played. Also, when it was time for the Bouquet toss, the wrong song was played and we had to wait until the correct song was initiated. Then again, during the Garter toss, the wrong song was played, resulting in another pause until the correct music was played. The music was so important to us, and we put so much effort into making that list of music for the DJ, and for the songs not to played was merely disappointing. Especially considering how much the DJ paid for this job. So overall, we were pretty disappointed with the services we received (or didn't receive) from Good Sounds and we would not recommend their services.

Bands & DJs | This is a verified review
No

Special Notes came to us so highly recommended, but overall we unfortunately were disappointed. They placed us with a DJ from Good Sounds Entertainment and he did a great job with the music at our wedding ceremony. Every song was played on que, the volume was perfect, and the entire ceremony went very smoothly. Unfortunately, the reception was a little different and we were very unsatisfied. We were given the ability to make a list of songs that we desired to played during our reception and made notes of when to play those particular songs. For instance, we chose specific songs for the cake cutting, the garter toss, the bouquet toss, ect... We also made a specific list of songs to be played while people ate and another list of songs specifically to be played for dancing. I thought by doing this it would make it easier for the DJ and I spoke to him on the phone ensuring this was an "okay" thing to do. However, unfortunately very few of the songs we requested to be played on those lists were actually played. This was disappointing due to the amount of time and effort placed on making this list. Also, dancing music that was chosen by the DJ to be played included curse words, and of course, was not a song we had listed on our list to be played. Also, when it was time for the Bouquet toss, the wrong song was played and we had to wait until the correct song was initiated. Then again, during the Garter toss, the wrong song was played, resulting in another pause until the correct music was played. The music was so important to us, and we put so much effort into making that list of music for the DJ, and for the songs not to played was merely disappointing. Especially considering how much the DJ was paid for this job. So overall, we were pretty disappointed with the services we received (or didn't receive) from Good Sounds and we would not recommend their services.

Tents, Rentals & Decor | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

All of rentals for our wedding day were just as we requested. They were very flexible and accommodating, being patient as I changed my mind numerous times. Absolutely no complaints, they went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Would highly recommend.

Cakes & Desserts | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

BEST cake ever! Elaine was so sweet, so kind, so helpful, and boy can she bake! My husband and I were blown away by both cakes (Bridal cake & Groom cake) she made for our wedding day! We both had a very particular cake design that we wanted and she accommodated both so perfectly! So they were not only yummy, but also exquisitely detailed; we would highly recommend Sweet Beginnings by Elaine!

Cakes & Desserts | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Had a last second request for additional cake items for my bridal shower and my wedding reception- Cheryl McMillan made it happen and did fabulously! She was very flexible, kind, and so accommodating! Above that though- her cake was absolutely stunning and so very yummy! Was more than pleased with her services and would highly recommend her services to others!

Transportation | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

My husband and I rented a Rolls Royce from Regal Carriages to leave in after our wedding reception- so glad we did! The car was gorgeous, made a perfect prop in photos, and was the perfect addition to our wedding day. As far as chauffeur services, Steve was very kind, professional, and flexible. Not to mention has a great accent! We both thoroughly enjoyed leaving our wedding in his beautiful, classic car and would highly recommend his services!

Venue | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We were more than pleased with using Dara's Garden as our wedding rehearsal site, as well as, our ceremony site on our wedding day. Dara and Kate both went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was perfect. They were understanding, kind, helpful, and very flexible. The Garden is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect spot for amazing photographs. Overall the venue and service was better than our expectation and we would highly recommend it to any future brides.

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