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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Wedding :: Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee

***EDITED TO ADD:  An image from this wedding was selected as a finalist for Best Wedding Photo of 2013 by The Bride Link.  If you love this couple or if you just loved their wedding photos ... you can vote by following THIS LINK and "liking" your favorite image. 

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This fall I photographed the most amazing wedding at Castleton Farms.  It was like every element of this day was practically flawless ... from the beautiful couple down to the weather and even the tinest details ... everything was perfect.  It was actually my last wedding of the year and I couldn't have ended the year on a sweeter note. 

I have a ton of images to share from this gorgeous event so this is going to be a lengthy one.   I have also included an interview with the bride, Cassidy.  Enjoy!

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Bride's Accessories: JCrew


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Castleton Farms

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts PhotographyMartina Liana

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts PhotographyBangs and Blush

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts PhotographyCastleton Farms has a skeet shooting range ... to give the fellas something fun to do while the ladies primp and fuss in the bridal suite.  How fun is that?!!!

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Do you have a favorite moment from the day?

Every minute of it. One month later and I still wish I could relive it over and over again! But, seeing Daniel before the wedding was so powerful.  I was surprised by how emotional I became.  It is a memory I will always cherish.


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Was there a moment when you knew you were in love?

One moment when we knew we really had something amazing, was in a little Italian restaurant back in our old town in Florida. The hour we were sitting and talking, it felt like time was suspended and everything made so much sense. Then we just knew that this was a really good thing. And we were and still are, very lucky.



Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Describe the proposal:

Daniel, his sister Katie, and I headed off to visit the great Himalaya mountains to Everest Base Camp where Katie and I would be sending Daniel off to finish the Everest climb. About a week into the trip, we took a rest with the team in a lovely historic village called Tengboche. While overlooking the Kumbu Valley and a beautiful monastery behind us, he asked the question of every little girl’s dream. After crying for 45 minutes with tears happiness, Daniel asked once more if I said yes. YES!!!


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Florist: Samuel Franklin


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Three adjectives that describe your wedding day are:

Magical, Emotional, and Fun


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What was your favorite thing about planning your wedding?

My favorite part about planning our wedding, was knowing we would be surrounded by the people we love most and want to celebrate this happy day with us! That was the motivation for making this the most fun day! The small details were great to have, but were not the first priority. Family and friends were first


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts PhotographyAll Occasions Party Rentals

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Tell us about your wedding music choices (ceremony, first dance, etc)

Daniel and I wanted to have a LOT of fun with the wedding. By starting the wedding with some standard classical wedding music for the ceremony we turned it up with some classic Tennessee “Rocky Top” to begin our first walk back down the aisle as husband and wife. The first dance, father-daughter, mother-son dances, were all about a significant memory we had we each other, the rest was up to Sword Sounds making it a great night!

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Catering:  All Occasions Catering

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Cake by The Perfect Ending

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

What significant traditional elements did you include?

Half of my family is Jewish, so we wanted to included some really fun traditions like breaking the glass and of course, the Hora, or chair dance. Which I must say is scary even though you have a quarterback, Olympian, and alpinist holding you up…


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

Event lighting by True Grip

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
What significant non-traditional elements did you include?

Taking a traditional bouquet toss to a no-so-traditional was so much fun! Handing the bouquet off to my new sister-in-law hopefully made her laugh.

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts PhotographySword Sounds

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
What was the funniest thing that happened?

So many…My cousin, stole the dance floor away, great friends singing to classic rock, and of course our groomsmen all dressed the “correct” part for the YMCA.


Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
What's next for you as a couple?

We continue to live as happy as two peas in a pod. Keep living this surreal life and know how lucky we are to get to be with each other. Nothing beats falling asleep next to the person you love so much.

Cassidy & Dr. Daniel Branham's Wedding - Castleton Farms - Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography
Who was your favorite vendor and why?

Besides Julie Roberts Photography, all the vendors at Castleton Farms were incredible! Thanks to Samuel Franklin Florist, True Grip Lighting, Sword Sounds, the Perfect Ending, Bangs and Blush, All Occasion Catering, All Occasion Party Rental, and of course the one and only amazing wedding coordinator at Castleton, Darla Walker. I couldn’t thank everyone enough for this spectacular day!

 

 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Jan 21, 2014clipping images
A very well decorated glamorous wedding indeed.......nice couple and the photography is full of creativity and uniqueness...Like the outdoor location very much :)
Dec 29, 2013Sue Moran
Amazing couple...equally amazing wedding! Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing!
Dec 27, 2013Heather
What a fantastic and fun wedding! All the pictures turned out soo beautiful! Everyone who helped make this a perfect day for Cassidy and Daniel did an awesome job!
Dec 26, 2013Melissa Craddock
I'm in love with this venue!! What an amazing place. Loved ALL the pics but my favorite has got to be the b
Dec 26, 2013Sara J
This day was so much fun! And one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever done with you Julie! Love them all!
 

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