Allie and Joe combined elegance and nature to have a beautiful, formal outdoor wedding! They truly felt like it was their special place just for the two of them. Check out more details below! 

How did you meet?

“We both attended Purdue University at the same time, but never met as students. A few years after graduation, we met at homecoming in 2014 through mutual friends and the rest is history!”

When did you know you were falling in love?

“It was pretty much love at first sight, and we knew deep down that there wasn’t anyone else for us almost from the start. Joe lived in Chicago and Allie lived in Indianapolis, so it was a long time of long distance dating – driving 6 hours for a weekend visit means you really have to like someone! Joe is also allergic to cats and Allie has two, so he started photoshopping pictures of himself covered in cats to show his commitment. He has overcome his allergy and one of the cats has claimed his as his own after over 5 years!”

What is your favorite quality in your husband?

“Allie loves Joe’s level-headed nature and how he always goes above and beyond to make her feel special and loved. Joe values Allie’s ability to love and care deeply for him and others.”

Hardest part of wedding planning?

“The hardest part of planning was being an out-of-state and COVID bride – we had a wedding fully planned that fell through in Indiana and had to completely redo everything in a short time. Not being able to see the space or meet our vendors was nerve-wracking too, but after talking with the venue and planner, we felt like we were with family.”

Did you have a specific theme or design inspiration for your big day?

“We went with an elegant outdoor feel, wanting the mountains and surrounding nature to be the focus. We also wanted it to make the space feel more formal, adding golds and romantic florals to elevate the space. We loved being able to personalize the decor and space so much, it really felt like our special place just for us!”

How about your dress or attire?

“I had a wedding dress ordered for our plan A wedding, along with our groomsmen tuxes and bridesmaids dresses, and they actually fit in perfectly with the plan B wedding! Going with the fancier attire helped make our wedding feel more formal and special for us.”

What was the most memorable moment?

“The most memorable moment for us was planning for an outdoor wedding, but having to change last minute to another area at the Magnolia 10 minutes before the ceremony started. Everyone just kind of grabbed a chair or flower arrangement and made the move – it ended up being even more beautiful than we could’ve imagined! My bridal salon also set up a Zoom meeting with Hayley Paige and I got to talk to her about my dress that she created – such a cool experience that our salon made possible for us COVID brides!”

What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?

“Our first dance was to “”Speechless”” by Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly. Country music has a special place in my heart, and being in the motherland of country music, it felt like a perfect fit. I love original songs with a twist, and the addition of Tori Kelly on the track made it feel so much more romantic!”

Tell us about your grand exit! 

“We walked back down the aisle as husband and wife to Jackie Wilson’s “”(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher”” and a flurry of confetti from confetti cannons placed on each guest’s chair – we printed instruction on the back of our program to make sure we didn’t have any premature explosions!”

Best wishes Allie & Joe from The Pink Bride!

This wedding was featured in the Winter/Spring 2021 Tennessee Weddings by The Pink Bride Magazine


Location · The Magnolia Venue

Photography · Danielle Evans Photography

Wedding Planning Company · Elite Event Services 

Wedding Cake Company · Nothing Bundt Cakes 

Catering Company  · Rothchild Catering

Florist Company · LB Florals

Bridal Shop · Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal

Wedding Gown Designer · Hayley Paige – the Lauren gown

Attendants’ Attire · Adrianna Papel

Tuxedos/Suits · The Black Tux

Transportation Company · Elite Shuttle Service 

Videography · Milestone Pictures

Professional DJ · Stephen Goff Entertainment 

Rentals and Decor Company · Anderson Rental 

Hairstylist and makeup · Bangs and Blush Knoxville 

Guest Accommodations · Parkside Resort