Charlie & Brent’s Honey Creek Farms Wedding

Charlie & Brent’s wedding was a true Southern, family affair with Christ at the center of everything they did. Charlie’s mom handled most of the decor – mismatched china and babies breath accented with light pink roses. It was light, … Continue reading

Honey Creek Farms Open Dates

This is shaping up to be an incredible year for Z Studio. I’m so excited to work with all my brides and grooms! In case you’re wondering, we still have open dates and so does Honey Creek Farms! Some very desirable dates have opened up and I wanted to get the word out as soon as possible. I’ve listed all the dates below. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a special offer!

May: 7, 14, 21

June: 18, 25

August, 13, 27

October: 29

November: 12, 19, 26

All of December

For anyone interested in the May dates but worried you can’t pull a wedding together by then, no worries. If you book a wedding at Honey Creek Farms for May we will give you a special discount on full service planning. Think 50% off!! Email info@zstudioevents.com for info!

Not getting married at Honey Creek Farms but in need of coordinating? Email us today to secure your date!

Shane Hawkins Photography: Ramey Wedding

We loved being a part of Lucas and Casey’s wedding at Honey Creek Farms this past September. After a 20 minute rain delay (that I think the groomsmen prayed for so they could keep watching the football game!), we had the most beautiful ceremony, and the reception that followed was even better. Thank you so much to all our vendors and all the guests for being such great sports during the delay! Shane Hawkins Photography captured all the details, big and small, and he was so great to work with! He was prepared for the rain with clear umbrellas for the bridal party to use so he could still capture photos in case they had to walk in the rain. Thanks for sharing these photos with us Z Studio, Shane!

Vanessa & Bobby

Vanessa and Bobby’s wedding was absolutely beautiful, and I had the pleasure of being involved a little earlier than usual. I want to say a huge thank you to all the vendors that made the day perfect! The Blossom Shop Greene’s did a wonderful job decorating the arbor, and the mums they provided were gorgeous (and so Fall!). And I may have snuck a couple mini cupcakes provided by Scrumps Cupcakes in Knoxville because they were DELICIOUS and I couldn’t stop at just one! Huge shout out to Wendy Ivens Photography for capturing everything, including the surprise proposal that the bride and groom helped plan!! Most people wouldn’t want to share the spotlight on their special day, but Vanessa and Bobby were happy to. I highly recommend Wendy for any bride and groom currently searching. She was great to work with!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, and thank you for letting me share in your day!

First Look Sneak Peak

I just had to share a little sneak peak from our wedding at Honey Creek Farms this past weekend! I snuck this photo of the bride and groom’s first look and it still gives me chills. Meredith and Miles were such a joy to work with this year and I’m so happy for them! Looking forward to seeing (and sharing) more photos from Leverton Photography!

Amber & Michael

I had my first wedding at Honey Creek Farms since having little Roman and I have to say it was great to be back in action. I’ve missed the flutter of activity that happens just before a ceremony. I haven’t missed the hill down to the creek however ūüôā

Amber and Michael had a beautiful ceremony at the creek and reception that followed in the barn. I loved the simplicity of the blue and yellow table decor and loved the bride’s entrance even more. A horse and buggy brought her in to meet her father for that special walk down the aisle as her best friend (and very talented musician) sang “To Make You Feel My Love.” It was beautiful.

I’m patiently waiting to see the photos from JOPHOTO! They are an incredible duo (and fun to work with) and I really hope I get the chance to work with them again in the future.

Now it’s time to enjoy the summer, plan a baby shower, and gear up for a very busy fall wedding season!

The Gallahers: Wedding Recap

Our wedding at Honey Creek Farms last weekend was just downright fun! Zack and Marlia were such a laid back couple and so easy to work with. They were seriously ever wedding planner’s dream!

The weather was perfect for their outdoor ceremony at the cabin down by the creek. They picked an acoustic guitarist to play before the ceremony and during the processional and it was the perfect choice; it added to the calmness and serenity. The guests found their seats after signing their name on a stone (great untraditional guest book) and watched the wedding party come down the hill. It couldn’t have gone any smoother!

Our bride and groom were able to sneak away for pictures just after the ceremony and we all hiked up the hill to start eating. The reception was beautiful and simple, just the way I like it. In a place that’s naturally beautiful, it doesn’t take much decor-wise, and Zack’s mom and sister kept that in mind. The burlap table runners were adorned with large lanterns (one of my new favorite decorating pieces…seriously have them all over the house), small candles and pumpkins. There were candles everywhere and really set the mood for this laid back affair; as it got darker, the barn just glowed. I also loved the cake display: burlap draped over a whiskey barrel with a huge, gold-rimmed mirror; awesome focal point when you walked in. The food and drink setupIt flowed so nicely and allowed for people to come inside, grab a drink, find¬†a table and then get some food without all having to crowd in the doorway.

One of the highlights of the evening was the garter toss. What?! Yep, Zack and Marlia added their own little flair by using it to announce the gender of the sweet baby they’re expecting! It was a complete surprise to the guests that they would be finding out that night! I can’t wait to see how the photos turn out of everyone’s reactions.

All evening long you could hear the music from the barn and see the guests dancing away, and you could hear the laughter from the group standing around the bonfire. Zack and Marlia had such a supportive group of people who were thrilled to be celebrating with them. It was so nice to see everyone enjoying themselves and lifting this young couple up. I wish them all the best and am so thankful they chose me to be a part of their day!

 

 

Jay + Polly: Wedding Recap

I was so happy to coordinate the wedding of Jay and Polly this past Saturday. Polly owns Honey Creek Farms and I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside her the last several months. They are one of the sweetest couples, and their love for one another is beautiful.

Their wedding was a fun, family affair! Unfortunately, the rain made us change plans but it all worked out. It literally¬†rained right up until¬†it was time to walk¬†down the aisle! The tent set up right in front of the barn was gorgeous and beautifully decorated. Inside the barn, burlap and gold table runners were adorned with mini pumpkins, mason jars with tea light candles and beautiful floral centerpieces made by the bride’s family. I loved the high back chairs Polly and Jay sat in, surrounded by their family. They are actually from the foyer of their home, but looked beautiful at the front of the barn.

Mister Canteen catered but unfortunately had to leave their food truck at home because of the nasty weather. It didn’t keep the guests from enjoying¬†the meal of pulled pork (homegrown at HCF!), grits, root vegetables and coleslaw. The kids had their own Chick-fil-a caterer and even a little area upstairs with glow sticks and activities. The meal was topped off with the wedding cake prepared by Polly’s dad:¬†chocolate ganache with a raspberry filling.

The fun really began after the cake was cut and the dancing started. Jay danced with his new step-daughter to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Polly danced with her sons to “Shake Your Rump.” Guests were instructed by tablets on the tables to stand up and sing if they wanted the bride and groom to kiss, and we were all treated to a hilariously good rendition of “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” before the end of the night.

I hold this couple close to my heart and look forward to working with them on many more weddings. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Burrows! Be looking for more photos from their wonderful photographer Leah Moyers!