Parkside Hall Wedding Photographer features Christina & Daegan

      From weddings and rehearsal dinners to styled shoots or private events, photographing at Parkside Hall as a wedding photographer is always a treat, and capturing Christina and Daegan’s Valentine’s Day themed wedding day was no exception.

      It’s a stunning space, and includes tables and chairs, good parking, and some of the best management of all of Chattanooga’s event venues. Parkside Hall’s clean and modern aesthetic supports many different styles– you can really do a lot or a little in terms of decor and still enjoy a gorgeous backdrop for your event.

      I’m thrilled to walk you through the beautiful and personal wedding day of Christina and Daegan, from the first look and wedding ceremony to a heck of a good dance party and the best late night cup of ramen bar I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying, while highlighting some of the best features of Parkside Hall from the perspective of a wedding photographer.

      Before we get into it…

      Film Photography Add-On

      My film-add on packages features the normal wedding photography coverage in digital, and then allows me to play with a few additional rolls of film, which definitely lends itself to a more playful vibe. I like to show the texture of the film through a super wide scan featuring the sprocket holes, while playing with light leaks, toy cameras, and all the fun stuff that analog photography offers as a creative outlet.

      Okay, now let’s kick things off…

      Christina & Daegan’s Valentine’s Day Themed Wedding


      Couple’s can enjoy the warmth and styling brought to the private dressing room suite (with its own private patio and ample natural window light) and bathrooms through their funky wallpapers and hide-end tiles– exquisitely styled and uniquely their own.

      Parkside Hall Wedding Photographer features Christina & Daegan


      Parkside Hall Wedding Photographer features Christina & Daegan

      03. PORTRAITS

      The venue is largely accented through architectural touches by way of black metal beam, soft light colored woods, and concrete floors, allowing your flowers and decor to stand out against the neutral tones and light in the space. They’ve also chosen some really high-end furniture for their lobby space, which isn’t something a lot of venues offer. It really adds a nice touch, while giving us some props to play with while taking wedding portraits.

      Two paintings by Heidi Vasterling make for a beautiful frame and backdrop for couples portraits.


      Flowers by Evan at Thicket Creative really showcase how a minimal and well-timed display can still make a high impact– paired with the red, the less is more approach here was stunning.

      Parkside Hall Wedding Photographer features Christina & Daegan


      If you have it in your budget, it’s not a huge expense and it adds a lot to the energy of the cocktail hour… I’ve worked with Somersault String Ensemble a lot, so I can share what a quality production they put on.

      Parkside Hall Wedding Photographer features Christina & Daegan



      08. RECEPTION

      The chairs this venue comes with are elegant and stylish– their round shape is stunning against the stark lines of the venue’s architecture.

      Place setting by Chan, each featuring a truffle chocolate with a flag in the center. The blue and white plates are actually paper, offering a high-style but economic solution, making for an easy clean-up.

      His and hers signature cocktails: Her’s had a light-up flashing ice cube in it. Her’s was a jello shot, which you were supposed to Venmo for their honeymoon fund for it– which is a fun and creative idea.

      The bride designed and made these little boxes that mimicked The Grand Budapest Hotel featuring cookies and cakes and truffles and jello, where you could fill your box from the dessert bar and take it with you (or eat it there.)

      Christina and Daegan also had an oyster bar and all the accouterments, manned by two staff members who sat and shucked all night– delicious!

      We love a reception party dress change! This black dress signal a vibe change, but the shorter cut veil still brought that elegant and bridal aesthetic– absolutely beautiful.

      Polaroid guest book, always a great idea!

      Toasts! The twinkling lights on the wall were from a disco ball rental by Lume Designs; really brought so much interest to the space and offered a simple way to transition the space to party mode.

      About Parkside Hall Wedding Venue

      Nestled in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Parkside Hall offers couples a modern yet timeless, architecturally forward wedding venue. Located right off I-24 and adjacent to downtown Chattanooga, Parkside Hall is just across the street from Montague Park’s eye-catching 33-acre Sculpture Fields.

      One of the hall’s most appealing features is its versatility as an event space. The spacious event hall can accommodate large gatherings and wedding receptions of up to 250 guests, while the lounge, courtyard and covered patio offers additional settings and break-out spaces for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners or social gatherings. The venue’s versatility makes it a popular choice for couples seeking a timeless elegance and modern space for their big day.

      For more images of the space or decor inspo, check out Parkside Hall’s Gallery on their website– here!

      Getting to Parkside Hall

      Parkside Hall Wedding Vendors

      Venue- Parkside Hall

      Planner- Elan Webster

      Caterer- Yummy Thai Food Truck

      Cocktail Hour: Jeremy Vasterling

      Oysters- Chattanooga Seafood Company

      Florals- Thicket Creative

      Dress- David’s Bridal

      Suit- Giorgio Men’s Warehouse

      Hair- Elan Webster

      Makeup- Elan Webster


      Cake- Elan Webster

      Event Design- Chan Design

      Rentals- Luma

      Party Favors- Chan Design

      Beer- Dynamo Brewing

      Linens- White Table

      String Ensemble- Somersault String Ensemble