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Wedding :: Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms

In a last attempt to wave away this winter weather I want to share a beautiful winter wedding here on the blog ... and then we'll be on to spring time my friends. 

This was a spectacular wedding at one of my favorite places ever ... Castleton Farms, of course.  It wasn't just the incredible location, the magic of New Years Eve, or the completely fantastic vintage, wonderland decor that made this event special.   I would narrow the reason for the awesomeness down to one single factor ... the couple. 

Allie and Ryan were truly one of the sweetest, most in love couples I've photographed in a long time.  They showed each other so much affection and showed everyone else so much graciousness.  There really couldn't have been a better ending to 2012 or beginning to 2013 than getting to know these two and their friends and family. 

So, first of all, thank you Allie and Ryan (and all your awesome people) for welcoming me, including me, and honoring me with the task of documenting your wedding!

Second, thank you so much to Olivia Wood and Lauren Blankenship who photographed this event by my side ... or across the property.   Their attention to detail and willingness to do whatever allowed me to essentially be in three places at once all day ... AND have fun while doing it!  You girls are the best!

Finally, thank you to all the AMAZING vendors who made this event spectacular!!! 

Castleton Farms
Bangs and Blush
Georgiana Deane, DesignWorks Interiors
Samuel Franklin
Cruze Dairy Farm
All Occasions Catering
All Occasions Party Rentals
Ogle Entertainment
True Grip Light Design

Now, on to the gorgeousness!  (be sure to make it to the bottom to see one of the most excited reception moments ever!)


Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography

Sorry, to interrupt the flow of images ... BUT I have to tell this story because it's one of the most excited reception moments I've ever photographed. 

It began with a good ole' garter toss ... nothing out of the ordinary.  The catch was made by Manjit Bhatti, boyfriend to Knoxville's own Cruze Farm Girl, Colleen Cruze.

Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography

Colleen just so happened to be the maid of honor, Allie's best friend.  And boy was she happy to see that Manjit is a good catch! (ha, in more ways than one!)

Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography

Little did she know that Manjit had just been to visit her Aunt the day before ... and he aquired a family heirloom that he planned to give to Colleen when the moment was right.  And even though he wasn't really planning to propose at Allie and Ryan's wedding ... after catching the garter ... the moment just couldn't have been better.

So he took Colleen's hand and asked her to take a walk in the cold.  They were accompanied by Colleen's adorable nephew ... and me (Colleen's sister tipped me off that something might happen).

And then this happened.  And I get teary eyed now just remembering what an exciting moment it was.

Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography

So congratulations to Colleen and Manjit!  She said "YES!"  And they are getting married this April!

Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
Allie Margaret and Ryan Blackwell :: New Years Eve Wedding :: Knoxville, TN :: Castleton Farms, Julie Roberts Photography
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Sep 29, 2013Allie Margaret Blackwell
Julie, I have looked at this wonderful blog so many times and every time I look back at it I can't help but smile! You did such an amazing job capturing this fabulous day!
Mar 28, 2013Lisa Foster
LOVE the whole thing!! You did a wonderful job on the photography and Sam did an amazing job on the decorations! It was a beautiful winter wonderland! Thanks so much for sharing!
 

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