Bleak House Styled Wedding Shoot

When you think about luxury, you think excellent service, a sophisticated ambiance, chic design, and lavish history. This is the exact feeling we got upon stepping into the historic Bleak House located in Knoxville, Tennessee. This styled shoot will take you through every gorgeous detail of this sterling venue-perfect for your authentic intimate wedding. Opulent blooms, grand setups, lavish wardrobe, a touch of vintage decors, and pure beauty – a spur of whimsical elegance. The overflowing bouquet combined with a touch of vintage colors were effortlessly chic–it transformed the setting into this grandiose reception we could only dream of. Everything else was just beautiful! You will also loved the tablescape, which was just as beautiful as the overall aesthetic. We have Derek Halkett Photography to thank for these utterly divine photos so scroll down below for more!

We’re All About the Details!

The Bleak House

The well-maintained Tuscan-style mansion is open for tours and features formal gardens, antique furniture, 17-foot ceilings, an artifact museum, Southern history library, and fascinating memorabilia. With its stately home, beautiful grounds, and scenic river setting, this is a premier venue for weddings, receptions, parties and other functions.

The Sterling Pieces

The Kenneth Wilson designed dress and jewelry from Jewelry Television made for some outstanding style and attention to detail.

The Custom Florals

The custom designed floral and decor by Melissa Timm Designs arrangements topped off this amazing photo shoot at the historic Bleak House.About the Photographer
I’m a wedding photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee, though home was New England for me up until recently. My family moved to Tennessee in the summer of 2016, but my wedding travels frequently bring me to locations throughout the southeast as well as all of the New England States. I enjoy travelling and have done
destination wedding work in Italy, Mexico and other locations across the eastern coastline. I strive for nontraditional and unexpectedly beautiful images that play with light and interesting compositions. If I pose you, there’s always a good reason for it. But what’s most important to me is the connection between you both. The small moments and interactions that often go unnoticed, the ones that say a lot about who you are as a couple and as individuals. That to me is the most important thing. Being able to tell that story of your love and the connection that you have for one another is what I strive to portray in my photography work.

Take this Advice

Plan your special day and pay attention to the details. The more time you put in ahead of your wedding day, the better the results will be. Make the day yours and make it what you want it to be. ~Derek Halkett/Photographer


Photographer: Derek Halkett Photography
Event Planner: Always Yours Occasions
Bakery: Gail’s Custom Cakes
Jewelry: Jewelry Television
Floral Designer: Melissa Timm Designs
Apparel: Prestige Tuxedo
Hair Stylist: Reflections By Christina, LLC
Makeup Artist: Roses and Lace Makeup Artistry
Event Venue: The Bleak House
Equipment Rentals: Unique Settings Rentals
Dress Store: Wedding Wonderland
Models: Rayni Lasley & Harrison Harvey

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