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Wedding :: Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee

Welcome to the beautiful wedding of Renee & Mike!  Enjoy the pictures and interview with the lovely bride and groom:

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Three adjectives that describe your wedding day are: Beautiful, romantic and stressful.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was your favorite thing about planning your wedding? Getting to personalize various parts of the wedding.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Describe the proposal: We had talked about getting married so much that we both knew it was coming. I had come back from a surprise birthday trip to Vegas for my sister. We were catching up and talking about a trip we were taking the next day. He said he had a surprise for me. I pestered him to tell me what it was (I thought it was something else) and he pulled out his mother’s ring from his pocket and asked me to marry him. I was quite surprised. It was a wonderful moment.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What were you most looking forward to about your wedding day? Michael: Seeing Renee in her dress.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the best thing about the whole day? Michael: Seeing her in her dress for the first time. Renee: Sharing the whole day with my family.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What significant non-traditional elements did you include? Writing our own vows and doing a "first look" before the ceremony.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Who was your favorite vendor and why? It was a tie. We loved our photographer because she and her assistant were so easy to work with and her shoots always come out so beautifully. The pictures were very important to us and we knew we had to find an amazing photographer…and we did.

Our florist was also awesome. I found Jenni at the Knoxville Farmers Market and we had such a wonderful time playing with the flowers for the wedding. She went so above and beyond with all the decorations and bouquets. I feel so lucky to have found her.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

How did the two of you meet? High school. I had a huge crush on him, but he was a total gentleman and refused to date me on the grounds that he was turning 18 (I was 14) and about to go into the military.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Was there a moment when you knew you were in love? Renee: when I could see him as a dad.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Was there a moment when you knew you were in love?  Michael: When she said she loved me and my heart dropped. Best feeling in the world.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the best thing about the whole day? Renee: Sharing the whole day with my family.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What significant traditional elements did you include? Getting married in a church by a pastor.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the most emotional part of the day for you? Michael: Seeing her walk down the aisle.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the funniest thing that happened? Renee (accidentally) cursing in church during the ceremony.

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was the most emotional part of the day for you? Renee: Listening to his vows and trying to get mine out.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Did you do any DIY projects? Tons. We made the wedding cake, homemade apple butter, wedding cake stand, bride and groom mason jars, baked the pies, mother of the bride made the garter, wrote out names on tags for skeleton keys,…ect.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was your biggest day-of crisis and how did you handle it?  Renee: Michael was 2.5 hours late and still had to stack the cake. I was trying really hard not to freak out and thankfully all my girls kept me calm. Michael: Running really late. I drove really fast.

Any unexpected surprises on the day-of? How great the cake looked!


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What were you most looking forward to about your wedding day? Renee: the first dance.


Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Renee + Mike James :: Married!! :: Whitestone Country Inn :: Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What next for you as a couple?  We are moving to Tacoma, WA as Renee will be entering the US Army as a Captain and Veterinarian.


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