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Irene & Matt's Fusion Wedding Day | Meadow Mint Farm | Knoxville, TN

groom holds brides hand as they descend stairs with their venue in background

Irene's vision for her's and Matt's wedding day was a whimsical fusion of cultures. She wished to remain close to her Chinese roots and traditions without sacrificing prominent wedding traditions in America. During their ceremony she would wear a white wedding dress and recite both traditional and personal vows, then the bride, groom, wedding party and family would change into traditional Chinese attire (her big splurge) for the reception. Her color scheme consisted of reds and dusty pinks with floral arrangements featuring Chinese fans. Irene looked absolutely stunning in her flowly v-neck dress. Matt wore a black suit with a crimson red tie that complimented their decor.

Irene and Matt had three separate wedding celebrations; including traveling to Malaysia for a traditional Chinese ceremony with her extended family, most of whom were unable to travel to the states for their celebration at Meadow Mint Farm.

Irene and Matt met at work while he was covering her region. She thought he was cute right away, but wasn't sure how to approach him. They connected when she was looking for a dog. Matt is a big dog person and offered Irene advice in her search for a companion animal. Even after she found her poodle mix, the conversations between her and Matt never stopped. He popped the question after a year and a half and the rest is history!

Their venue was the perfect compliment to Irene's vision for their celebration. Meadow Mint Farm features a big barn and a small barn, both set on a beautiful tree lined field. Despite its spacious and private setting, Meadow Mint Farm is conveniently located just 20 minutes outside of Knoxville. The bridal suite in the small barn was what made Irene fall in love with the venue. It truly enhances the wedding day experience for brides, with ample space for everyone to get ready and enjoy the morning. The groomsmen have a small room located in the big barn, with soft natural light.

With anticipation and excitement to see one another, Irene and Matt shared a first look before the ceremony. Having done two ceremonies together already, these two were pros at handling the wedding day jitters and emotions. They valued spending as much time together on their big day as possible and soaking up every little moment of love and togetherness.

Their ceremony was short and sweet, but incorporated many things unique to both Matt and Irene. Their faith and love for one another was abundant as they shared their vows in front of their friends, family and God. Matt brought his sense of humor to arbor, offering moments of joyful laughter to all. Check out how they arranged the seating to face the aisle!

While the guests enjoyed refreshments and a charcuterie table, the newlyweds went to change into Chinese attire prior to their grand entrance where they would reveal their second outfits.

The reception began with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where they served tea to their elder family members, and those younger served the bride and groom.

Following the tea ceremony the bride and groom shared their first dance. This wasn't just any first dance though, they had choreographed their first dance to a mash up of 80's songs- from Total Eclipse of the Heart to Like a Virgin. They had a ton of fun with their first dance, in fact, it was Irene's favorite moment of the day!

Next a prank was played on the groom, wherein he was blindfolded and challenged to find his bride. This energy translated to the dance floor where young and old partook in the party. Irene and Matt shared a beautiful wedding day filled with laughter and joy.

bride and groom dip kiss in front of carriage while wearing Chinese attire

These two emitted such radiant energy and were freakin adorable together. I am thrilled they found each other and hope they have a long, wonderful life together!

A huge shout out to all their vendors who made their wonderful day come to life:

Photography: Lara Morgan

Dress Designer: Vow'd and East Meets Dress

Hair & Makeup: The Babe Tribe

Bakery: Publix

A special shout out to Melanie, the mother of the groom, for designing the floral arrangements and to Aaron, the brother of the groom for being the emcee on their special day.


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