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Caribbean Reception at Urban Lawn // Emily + Jared // Spring 2019

Updated: May 22, 2019

Meet Jared + Emily Parli.


Both live their best life with a splash of adventure and being surrounded by family and friends. So a New Year's elopement in Jamaica followed by a 'Parli Party' in Emily's hometown Chattanooga, TN was the perfect entrance into the adventure we call marriage.

Bride and Groom at Wedding
Photography by Our Ampersand Photography

Like many of our brides, Emily is a Super Woman and as most Super Women do, she didn't ask for help with her reception at right away. 

A little from Super Woman herself:

"Utilizing Mia + May for our day-of was a last minute decision and was the best one that I made during my planning process. The day of our reception I told the gals of Mia + May, "I have no idea why I thought I could do this all myself." 

Their response?

"Don't worry, we've got you".  

Those five words were the most comforting thing I could have heard and didn't know I needed," said Emily.


It Takes a Village

While Mia + May swept in to make sure the day went perfectly, Emily had succeeded in building a dream team of vendors.

Starting with a dreamy indoor/outdoor venue like Urban Lawn that was perfect for their Caribbean theme, she added in the masterful creations of Petaline Floral, and tasty selections from the kitchen of Mrs. B's Reggae Cafe. The vibe was undeniable.

A party isn't a party without Jaime from Our Ampersand Photography. Whether as a photographer - or heck - just a guest, we suggest adding her to your guest list. Not only does she deliver STUNNING photos but they capture the true moments that make you feel things for DAYS when the photos hit your inbox.

Crafted with a Twist kept drinks flowing all evening, while African Thunder Productions kept the dance floor full. The ladies of Blowout Co. Chattanooga had Emily and her girls stunning with hair and makeup the morning of.


A few parting words from our bride, Emily:

"Danielle + Jillian were professional, easy to work with and helped me to establish and execute the vision with complete ease even though they came in late in the game. Having them take care of the day-of chaos is truly priceless. Given our reception's Caribbean theme, it was supposed to be super relaxed. They allowed me to actually enjoy the vibe on a day that could have ended up so stressful! I recommend them to anyone and everyone planning an event that thinks "they can do it themselves" like I did."

We know it's easy to want to be Super Woman. However, on your wedding day, someone else should play that role so that you can have the most fun possible with your family and friends. Email us at to learn more about how we handle the timelines, the to-do's, and all of the moving parts of you Chattanooga wedding so that you don't have to.


Danielle + Jillian

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