One couple determined they needed their visitors to stare at them and never their telephones.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Stables at Strawberry Creek is a wedding venue in East Knox County, prepared for a busy wedding weekend as a result of the Vols are off.

“Yearly, that bye weekend for the Vols is the primary weekend to go,” mentioned Bobby Bramhall, the proprietor of the Stables at Strawberry Creek. “You could have tons of requests a yr or two upfront that need this weekend.”

“The place soccer is off, weddings are in,” mentioned Bramhall.

It is Dalton Gentle’s wedding day. For the lifelong Vols fan, his crew’s soccer schedule performed a job in planning the wedding weekend.

“I in all probability would not have gotten married final week,” Gentle mentioned. “There was in all probability no shot that was ever going to occur.”

If he did get married throughout a Vols recreation, he does not assume he’d have everybody’s consideration.

“I feel everybody would have had their cellphone on their desk watching the sport,” Gentle mentioned.

Gentle mentioned he and his fiancee have been collectively for a very long time, so this weekend isn’t nerve wracking. However final weekend was.

“I used to be in all probability somewhat bit extra nervous final weekend than I’m this weekend to be completely sincere,” Gentle mentioned.

This weekend shall be completely different, however not much less thrilling, he mentioned.

“We have to behave like we’re people, as a substitute of simply savages like we had been final week,” Gentle mentioned.

Bramhall mentioned {couples} who wish to get married on a bye week ought to attempt to e-book their venues as shortly as they will, perhaps as quickly because the schedule comes out.

Couples in TN rushing to reserve wedding venues on Vols bye week

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