Serving as Ashley and John’s wedding photographer at The Capitol Theatre in Maryville, Tenn. was an absolute hoot! (See what we did there??) Ashley and John are another successful online match, as John’s brother and best man Ralph pointed out in his standup-worthy comedic toast. The thing we love about both Ashley and John is that they absolutely adore John’s beautiful 9-year-old daughter Olivia. She is the light of their relationship, and it’s amazing how visibly evident Ashley and Olivia have bonded.
They got hitched on March 30, 2013—the day before Easter—and it was a fantastic Saturday for such a beautiful “Old Hollywood”-themed wedding in East Tennessee. The theme matched the venue perfectly, as the restored Capitol Theatre oozes classic Hollywood with trendy “art-deco”-style from the front steps all the way to the hidden “Man Cave” just inside the back door. If you’ve never been to a wedding here, you haven’t truly experienced a modern indoor wedding—complete with laser lights, screens, and all the Hollywood charm you can imagine tucked away in that cave in the basement.
The floral arrangements included traditional red roses—to match the red and black wedding colors—and were provided by the award-winning Flowers and Such, and they included a special bouquet with a United States Marine Corps ring on display. Ashley’s gorgeous gown is from the wonderful women at Wedding Wonderland.
One noticeable difference in their reception is that Ashley and John performed some very slick and fun ballroom dancing moves for their First Dance instead of the simple sway of an untrained couple. They prepared for their dance months ahead of time with lessons from Kristina LaBerge, a talented dance instructor at Absolute Ballroom. Also, the beautiful white bedazzled cake and the wild moto-cake were crafted by the beautiful ladies at the Cake Girlz Bakery in Maryville. None other than Sweet P’s BBQ and Soul House provided the melt-in-your-mouth catering as well!
John also owns his own construction company with his brother, Ralph, called Cook Bros. Construction. They are the best at quality and service, so should any contracting needs come up, ring him up—after his honeymoon in Sandals, Jamaica, of course!
Thanks for checking out Ashley + John’s wedding here at KnoxKnot! It was a blast to capture their wedding photography. To find out more about them and see more of their photos, visit their KnoxKnot Wedding Website!
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