Cassie’s Maternity Session in the East Tennessee Forest

If you scroll back further in our feed, you will see photos of Cassie and Josh’s engagement. Then, later, you will see photos of their wedding day. Now, we get to share photos of them preparing to welcome their second son, Kyzen into their lives! Cassie looked sooo lovely, and I can’t wait to see baby Kyzen when he arrives. 🙂

From Cassie:
I was unable to have a maternity photoshoot done while I was pregnant with my first son, Kyler and now that he is almost 4 I wish I had pictures like this to look back on and to show him one day. I was really excited to have them done and these are images I will cherish forever. I was 32 weeks pregnant. There was no question that I wanted to have the pictures done out at Chapel in the Hollow. I’m blessed I get to call The Smokey Mountains my home and you get all the beauty of Fall at this location!

I included my husband, Josh, and son, Kyler, in some of the pictures for a couple different reasons. First, because they are both incredibly excited for our newest addition and because my husband and I weren’t able to do this while I was pregnant with Kyler and I wish I had pictures to look back on. We are having another boy, but we did not incorporate it into the photoshoot.

Chastidyi is amazing at what she does and it is impossible to only have 1 favorite picture. I am in love with every picture that was taken and I’m so thankful!

Lashes by Whiplash Studio
Photography by Star Noir Photography
Venue Chapel in the Hollow

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Local Guide – Little Arrow Outdoor Resort

I had the occasion recently to check out Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend, Tennessee. It is SUCH a neat place!! If you are outdoorsy and want to do something different while you are in town for your wedding or you want a unique honeymoon option, this is a great place to check out. They have glamping tents (see photos below) as well as an air stream on the property. 🙂 They have lots of acreage and a gorgeous river along with a coffee shop and a gift shop. It’s super cute!!

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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Amy and Kyle’s Smoky Mountain Elopement at Chapel in the Hollow

Kyle & I both love the Smoky Mountains. We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding because we didn’t want to spend too much money. Both of our parents eloped and we decided that was what we felt we wanted to do even though we upset our parents. We invited two of our best friends, Mike & Samantha. It honestly wouldn’t have been the same without them.

My mom & sister helped make the bouquets for myself and my maid of honor. It was a way to help include family since they weren’t attending. I knew from before we even got engaged that regardless of having a traditional wedding or getting eloped I wanted a wedding dress. I don’t like attention, to dance, or cake. Therefore I know I didn’t want the traditional wedding, I just wanted the dress & pictures. I invited my mom, sister, and best friend to go dress shopping with me, and although I had other dresses in mind I ended up buying one I never thought I’d wear. For Kyle, we decided he needed a tux since I had a dress. We were very picky, or maybe just Kyle. But either way we found the perfect one at JC Penny for a good price.

Kyle says he has known me since I first worked at Taco Bell. I have known him through mutual friends. I used to tell my best friend, “Kyle would be a great guy to marry.” Crazy to think that actually happened. We started dating in December 2015, and I knew right away I didn’t want to be with anyone else. We both love to hike and be outdoors, so of course he proposed to me while we were hiking at HaHa Tonka near Lake of the Ozarks, MO. I think the most anticipated moment was finally just saying “I do” to one another. Finalizing our marriage and being able to spend forever together and taking his last name. Even though we eloped I felt a little stressed, but I can’t imagine having a traditional wedding I’m sure it would have been worse. Do what makes you & your fiancé happy. Don’t try to please others. It’s your day and enjoy it the best you can.

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Emily and Evan’s Sneak Peek

We are obviously a little behind on blog posts–but we are working on getting caught up. October has been such an exciting month for weddings!! We are thinking about trying something a little new and sharing our teasers as a mini video on the website. We’d love to hear your feedback!

 

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