Crystal’s Family Photos

Crystal brought her fiance and their little girl, Madeline, to Chapel in the Hollow for some family portraits. She wanted something other than the traditional studio photos–something casual out in nature. We loved getting to spend time with them and play with Madeline, the little scamp. 

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Sarah and Ben’s Smoky Mountain Elopement

Sarah and Ben’s wedding day dawned beautifully and surprisingly rain free. They brought their children to witness as they united their families during their elopement at Chapel in the Hollow, and Ian entertained the kids for a while with our pups while we took photos after the ceremony. These two were so gorgeous together! It was almost like having models on the property. 😉 Elopements and intimate weddings are our favorites because we get to spend so much time getting great photos with the bride and groom!

Hair and Makeup: Organic Infusion Hair and Nail Salon
Dress: Vivi’s
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Photography: Star Noir Photography
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Danielle and Benny’s Intimate Wedding

“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence.” ― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

With the assistance of Danielle’s mother, Danielle and Benny planned a beautiful last minute wedding at Chapel in the Hollow because they wanted a natural, outdoor location in the Smoky Mountains. We were so pleased that they chose us! Danielle had the most gorgeous long cathedral length veil that popped beautifully in photos, and Southern Belle Beauty did an amazing job helping her natural beauty shine through. Danielle’s mother made the bouquet, and the entire family pitched in to act as photo helpers to wrangle that veil.

Hair and Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty
Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Bouquet: Bride’s Mother
Photography: Star Noir Photography
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Jessica and Dustin’s Casual Engagement Session

Jessica and Dustin will be saying their vows at the chapel in October. They decided to come in to the Smoky Mountains a few months early for engagement photos, and we had a lot of fun getting to know them as we got some great photos in a nearby field. It was super hot that day, but Jessica was a trooper and looked gorgeous right up until the very end thanks to Organic Infusion. For tips on making the most of your engagement session, check out these engagement photo tips.

Hair and Makeup: Organic Infusion
Photography: Star Noir Photography
Venue: Field Near Chapel in the Hollow

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Local Guide – Tomo Japanese Restaurant

If you are in town and have a craving for sushi, you are in luck. I’m about to share with you the best sushi restaurant you will ever experience. Tomo Japanese Restaurant It’s always fresh, flavorful, and delicious. They have traditional Japanese meals, too, like tonkatsu (fried pork) which are just as tasty if you are up for trying something new. They also offer the more widely known hibachi. My favorite thing to order here is the orange crush as a bowl with cucumber and avocado. (First photo below.) So… be adventurous!

This local guide is based purely on our opinions. These are the businesses in the area that we love and frequent. We receive no reimbursement from them–we just want to help you find some of the local hidden gems.

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