Classic Bride and Groom First Look in Front of Mansion at The Estate at Cherokee Dock | Tennessee Lakeside Wedding Venue

Kristen & Justin’s Elegant Minimalist Wedding

Kristen and Justin had an elegant outdoor wedding ceremony under our Willow Oak Canopy followed by a beautiful tented reception filled with classic details and sparkling lights wrapped in greenery.


The couple met in 2007 at a hometown high school basketball game. Justin was heading off to college, while Kristen was getting ready for her senior year. They went their separate ways, but life always had a way of bringing them back together! Justin jokingly claims he was “friend-zoned for 9 years.” After some long distance and Justin’s move to Nashville to be near Kristen, he popped the question on the rooftop of his apartment while "Simply the Best," the cover done by Noah Reid, played lightly in the background.


On their big day, the soon-to-be newlyweds shared an intimate first look in front of the mansion. Kristen stunned in an all-lace gown with a matching lace veil, while Justin looked sharp in a classic black tuxedo. 


Kristen and Justin were surrounded by a wedding party of friends who have been there since the beginning of their love story. Her bridesmaids donned airy champagne-colored gowns in assorted styles, all complemented by natural bouquets of greenery and white roses. The guys sported matching classic black tuxedos and white boutonnieres. 


The ceremony was held under our Willow Oak Canopy with an arch that tied into the setting very organically with a dark wooden beam, greenery, and pops of bright white roses. 


After the “I dos,” guests moved to the Sunset Terrace for a bright, classic, and minimalist tented reception. With the help of Velour Events and Echoes of Eden, our space was transformed with elegant greenery and sparkling string lighting. The tables were adorned with white linens, white roses, and greenery in gold vases— all tied together with classic wooden cross-back chairs.


One of the best parts of the night was when Kristen and Justin shared a last dance alone at the end of the evening. It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!


Scroll on to see more moments of the day captured by Krista Joy Photography!


Elegant Black and Ivory Wedding Invitation Suite with Bridal Accessories and White Flowers
Classic Black and Ivory Wedding Invitation Suite Decorated with Groom's Style Accessories
Bride and bridesmaid drink champagne in the reba suite before the wedding in white and pink silk pajamas
Groom wearing classic black tuxedo while posing in our mansion's library.
Classic Bride and Groom First Look in Front of Mansion at The Estate at Cherokee Dock | Tennessee Lakeside Wedding Venue
Classic Bride and Groom and Wedding Party in Front of Mansion at The Estate at Cherokee Dock | Tennessee Lakeside Wedding Venue

Wedding Details

Wedding Date: October 9, 2021

Ceremony Location: Willow Oak Canopy

Reception Location: Sunset Terrace

Photography: Krista Joy Photography

Planning: Velour Events

Florals: Echoes of Eden Florals

Beauty: One10 Beauty

Dress: Made with Love Bridal | Lillian Ruth

Videography: Crown and Lace



Classic Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Mansion at The Estate at Cherokee Dock | Tennessee Lakeside Wedding Venue
Bride in Lace Dress with Long Lace Veil and Classic White Bouquet | Champagne Colored Bridesmaids Dresses | Bridal Party Photo Inspiration | Airy Wedding Style
Elegant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Under Trees with Wooden Ceremony Arch | Willow Oak Canopy | Tennessee Wedding Venue
Elegant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Under Trees with Wooden Ceremony Arch | Willow Oak Canopy | Tennessee Wedding Venue
Mirror welcome sign with handwritten calligraphy
Elegant Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Under Trees with Wooden Ceremony Arch | Willow Oak Canopy | Tennessee Wedding Venue
Wedding reception setup on Sunset Terrace with wooden chairs, white linens, and greenery decor
Guest Book Alternative Inspiration | Classic Antique Phone with Message to Leave Bride and Groom a Voicemail on Wedding Day | Unique Reception Ideas
Wedding Reception Seating Chart Inspiration | Tall Gold Mirror with Handwritten Calligraphy and Greenery Decor| Tented Wedding Reception at The Estate at Cherokee Dock
Wedding reception setup on Sunset Terrace with wooden chairs, white linens, and greenery decor
Bride and groom have their final dance minimalistic tented wedding reception
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