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Morgan and Lucas Haun




Lucas Haun had been planning to propose to Morgan Leveritt for several months but
was waiting for the right moment. Morgan had been wanting to go on a hike, and Lucas
kept putting it off. One day Lucas agreed, and the couple went on a hike with some of their
best friends.

“We get to this mountain, and it is snowing,” said Morgan. “It’s so beautiful, but it’s freezing.
We walk up an observation tower and back down. I honestly thought ‘this hike is over.
It’s icy and cold. I’m sure we are going home because Lucas has been putting off a hike and he doesn’t like cold weather anyway.’ No, we were just getting started. My clothes are completely uncoordinated (which is not like me at all), I’m wearing a bright pink toboggan, and several nails are broken. There is no chance of a proposal today. And with the most beautiful scenery and the best of friends on top of a snowy mountain, Lucas asked the biggest question with the biggest smile, and our friends were able to capture the moment and celebrate with us.”

Morgan acknowledged that they didn’t have a certain vision or a plan going into the wedding planning process. “We were both open minded, and we let each decision lead us to the end result,” she explained. “Ultimately, the vision for the day was for it to be spent with those we love most in a simple and elegant way. We wanted a few grand statement pieces with everything else in the design being soft and simple. Our wedding planner not only helped plan the wedding, she designed our flowers, ceremony and reception. Mainly we wanted to focus on simple elegance.”

Finding the perfect wedding dress for Morgan was unexpected and spontaneous.

“The day I found my dress was unplanned, and I was not prepared to dress shop that day at all,” she said. “I was out running errands and decided to make a last-minute stop by the Loveliest Bridal Boutique on the way home. I saw a dress and loved the simplicity in the front and the detail in the back. It was the second wedding dress I tried on, and I immediately knew it was the one. My mom had made plans to go to New York the following week to dress shop, and by accident, we found my perfect dress right here in Knoxville. I don’t know if she cried more because we couldn’t go to New York to dress shop, or because we found the perfect dress.”

The weather on their May 4 wedding day started out as many spring days in Knoxville do: with rain. Since the wedding was being held outdoors at Marblegate Farm, this could have been an issue, but the weather cleared up just in time for the ceremony. “I knew the day was going to be beautiful regardless of the weather,” Morgan said. “And as it turned out, the weather cooperated, and everything was even more beautiful than we imagined. One of our favorite moments of the entire day was to have a first look before the ceremony. It was breathtaking.”

Lucas describes a particularly funny moment in the ceremony. “We didn’t realize that our wedding date, 5/4/19, was also Star Wars day, 'May the fourth be with you' until after we had everything chosen. Our pastor Tim Miller, my best man and I walked into the ceremony, and our string quartet broke our classical wedding music for a few seconds to play the 'Star Wars' theme song. It was a funny surprise that sparked a lot of laughs in the middle of what otherwise was a very traditional wedding."

The reception was held in Marblegate Hall.

“As soon as we walked in, we immediately had our first dance,” Morgan said. “After dancing, we celebrated with friends and family over a seated dinner and music. Our cake was a simple, solid white, with a few minimal flowers. It was classic, and we loved it. Now that we are married, we think the best is definitely yet to come!”

May 4, 2019
BEHIND THE SCENES

Wedding Planner: Windsor and Willow
Caterer: Bradford Catered Events
Floral Design: Windsor and Willow
Bridal Gown: Loveliest Bridal
Men’s Suits: John H Daniel
Wedding Cake: Magpies
Venue for Ceremony & Reception: Marblegate Farm
Hair Stylist: Studio Bliss
Makeup Artist: Bangs and Blush
Entertainment: Music in Motion and Special Notes

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