A Christmas Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee

According to Courtney Elledge (a development coordinator) and Ben Kliman (a mechanical engineer), their wedding at the renovated old equestrian center

According to Courtney Elledge (a development coordinator) and Ben Kliman (a mechanical engineer), their wedding at the renovated old equestrian center, Hunter Valley Farm, looked like something you would picture on a canvas in a Tennessee mansion. “We wanted our guests to get a feel of why we love living in the heart of the beautiful, breathtaking Smoky Mountains along the Tennessee River,” the bride says. The venue was perfect for the classic, romantic feel of their Christmas wedding, which incorporated a modern color palette of white and silver with accents of holiday colors. Even though she didn’t know what type of wedding dress she wanted at first, Courtney looked classic and timeless in her silk ball gown with beading. “As soon as I saw my dad’s reaction and I felt the comfortable pockets, I knew it was perfect for me,” she says. Their wedding day incorporated wintery, holiday treats, including a specialty cocktail of champagne and cranberries, a hot-chocolate bar and a DIY s’mores bar over a fire pit. “Our simple touches like the hot chocolate and s’mores bar by the fire pit truly made it memorable,” Courtney says. The bride offers tips for the taking for future couples: “At the end of the day, the ceremony, your vows and your marriage are what matter most. Don’t plan a party, plan your future relationship. Don’t try to please anyone but yourselves. It’s your day.”

“I wanted the bridal party to look elegant and timeless,” Courtney says. She chose long, satin red gowns from Alfred Angelo, which she paired with white fur wraps.
Courtney and Ben had a Christmas wedding, but kept it modern with a color palette of classic white and silver with simple holiday decor. Courtney held an all-white round bouquet incorporating hydrangeas and roses.
Painted Chalkboard Ceremony Program Sign
Courtney and Ben tied the knot in a renovated old equestrian center called Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee; their ceremony took place inside the pavilion, followed by a reception in the stable. “It reminds me of a fairy tale, and something you would picture on a canvas inside a Tennessee mansion,” the bride says.
B&G Catering designed the couple’s four-tier white wedding cake with a simple, elegant cascade of white hydrangeas.
For their Christmas-themed wedding, the couple provided warm desserts for their guests, including a DIY s’mores bar over a fire pit. “Our simple touches like the hot-chocolate and s’mores bar by the fire pit truly made it memorable,” Courtney says.