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VIPSEEN Real Weddings: Jamie Shoemaker & Morgan Fleming






In the winter of 2013 a couple of friends decided to play matchmaker setting the ball rolling for Morgan & Jamie to meet. They set a date for dinner a week later with Jamie suggesting if Morgan felt spontaneous, they could meet earlier in the week for a drink or coffee. Morgan sent a text on February 21st saying she’d be happy to meet Jamie at Bistro at the Bijou later that night after she got off work, if he was available. He was. Sitting at the back table framed by a mirror, they were so engaged in conversation that they didn’t realize they had closed down the restaurant. Morgan knew he was a keeper after that night. The dinner date followed along with many adventures.

During a trip to San Francisco in the summer of 2017, they decided marriage was in their future and ideally in San Francisco as it is one of their favorite cities to explore.  Neither wanted a large ceremony, preferring the simple elegance of eloping. Having San Francisco City Hall’s Rotunda & Grand Staircase as a backdrop, there really couldn’t be a better venue for the ceremony. With Morgan’s parents as witnesses, the marriage was performed in the mid-morning on a quiet Tuesday. Morgan honored both her deceased grandmothers by including personal items from each in her wedding ensemble.

The rest of the day was spent celebrating in Golden Gate Park, celebratory champagne in the lobby of Hotel Zetta, dinner at Gracias Madre in San Francisco’s Mission District and ending with a night cap at Whitechapel. The next morning Morgan & Jamie left to explore the wine and food of Sonoma County, making Healdsburg their home base for a few days before returning to Knoxville. A celebration with close friends & family was held at their home in Crown Court in mid-October.

Morgan works as the Data Coordinator for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and is a pilates instructor specializing in small group & private sessions. Jamie is the Director of Music Operations-Global Music Services for Discovery Inc.









Photographer Rachel Levine Photography

Hair/MUA Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design

Flowers Bells & Bloom

Dress Vintage from ebay

Venue San Francisco City Hall

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