Cheyenne and Christopher’s Wedding April 20, 2019

I’m crazy for a non-traditional wedding dress, and Cheyenne’s was a showstopper for sure. Together, she and Christopher look striking amidst the nature backdrop. Congratulations Cheyenne and Christopher!! We are so glad you shared such a special day with us!

From the Bride:
I went into his work for a girls day out with a family friend who worked there. He mentioned to my friend that I was cute so she told him he better go talk to me. He slid me his number and told me to call him sometime and things blossomed from there 🙂 For our first date, we went to see a new Star Wars movie with the kids.

He proposed 4th of July. We were out doing one of our favorite activities, kayaking. We stopped along one of the beaches for a picnic. Halfway through our picnic, his oldest son asked me to come look at something. I get up to see what he wants me to look at, and when I turn around Chris is on one knee.

We chose the date because it is the address of the first house we bought together. For fun, we love kayaking, hitting up all the local breweries, and riding our bikes around.

Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Rings: Stone Forge Studios
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio

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Roger and Megan’s Wedding April 20, 2019

Roger and Megan joined us today with upbeat attitudes and cheshire cat smiles despite the rainy forecast. Megan’s opal ring was to die for, and her veil added some beautiful drama to an already princess-like dress. Congratulations Roger and Megan!! May you have many happy years together!

 

Wedding Dress: VeraWang
Wedding Dress Store: David’s BridalDavid’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Jewelry: Golden Karat
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Samantha and Matt April 19, 2019

Rainy days make for some gorgeous lighting for photos!! Samantha started her day off with a power outage at the cabin they rented, but she was still able to show up looking this amazing!! I had a hard time narrowing down the teasers, lol. And, we love the look of the naked chapel–I believe this is the first time we’ve had a bride choose to go with no hanging florals.

From the Bride:
Matt and I met in Driver’s Ed 15 years ago. He would always save me a seat, and cheat off of me on the quizzes. He nicknamed me Genius #1, and I called him Genius #2. We have called each other that for years now. Matt had moved to Delaware over the years. I was still in Ohio. We reconnected over social media, and began talking on the phone like we were teenagers. We would spend 8+ hours on the phone, and even fall asleep listening to one another breathe. He invited me to visit him in Delaware after about a month, and I went hesitantly. I wanted to see him, but I was scared of a long distance relationship. We spent the weekend in Ocean City, Maryland. He took me to the boardwalk. We had an amazing time, and started discussing a future and how to make the distance work. By the morning of my departure, he had packed a bag and was headed back to Ohio with me.

Matt proposed to me. He took me back to the driving school where we met. And I panicked. We had only been together a short time, and I was scared. I didn’t say no, but I didn’t even let him ask me. (So much for romance). He later proposed again, in the backyard where we live. He had chosen a ring that closely resembled a stop sign, because we met in driving school, which I thought was adorable.

We decided on Tennessee for our wedding because we knew we wanted to essentially elope. We wanted something in the country, but somewhere we could visit in the years to come. We chose April 19th because our actual dating anniversary is October 19th. We wanted to get married in the spring, so April 19th is the “half” anniversary.

For fun, we slow dance in the kitchen. Quite frequently. It’s something Matt just started doing. He would play music, and make me stop whatever I am doing to dance with him. It has now become sort of an expectation. If we get busy or life gets in our way – it’s nothing for me to tell him “you owe me a dance, mister”. Most recently, he took me into the backyard to dance in the exact spot where he proposed. It was pouring rain. And we didn’t have a care in the world.

Hair and Makeup: Bride
Florals: Etsy – The Northern Moonhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNorthernMoon
Wedding Dress Designer: Eden Black Label
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Tiffany and Nate’s Wedding April 11, 2019

Weekday weddings are super fun!! Nate and Tiffany joined us today with their besties all the way from PA. The weather was gorgeous–it’s finally warming up! Spring is springing, and this couple emanated laughter and love. Congratulations Nate and Tiffany!

From the Bride:
We met on Facebook. Officially. A friend of mine actually was talking about him and I started to check out his Facebook. No sooner did I friend request him he accepted and sparked conversation. Oh boy our first date was full of talking and laughing. I knew I was going to fall for him. We were in the car headed to Outback Steakhouse and we both went to touch the radio at the same time. Our hands touched as I quickly pulled my hand back and said sorry. We locked eyes and it was like he was looking straight into my soul. My heart pounded and I felt something looking into those baby blues. He proposed. I had been irritated since he took so long to come home and normally he lets me know if he’s running late. So he says we had to talk. I was worried at what the conversation could be about as he was gone for what I felt like forever. So we went out to the back deck and sit down at the picnic table. He’s talking about how much he loves me and how he wants me in his life forever. My son comes outside and he said to him what do you think about me marrying your mom. My son being the son he is says “where the ring at?” He pulled out the ring and shows my son. His eyes get big and he says he’s ok with that. Turns to me and asks me to marry him. – I cried lol

We chose Tennessee for our wedding because we went on our first vacation alone to Tennessee. We both love it there! We like to be outide hiking, kayaking, swimming etc. Our dates don’t happen a lot as we have 5 kids but we enjoy going out to eat going to the casino or just staying in snuggled up for a movie.

 

Dress: David’s Bridal
Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Jewelry: Zales
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow .

 

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Richard and Ellen’s Wedding April 6, 2019

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” — Maya Angelou

Richard and Ellen chose a gorgeous day for a ceremony! The sun made the forest glow and set off our bride and groom perfectly. Congratulations, Ellen and Richard!

From the bride:
Richard and I worked together in the Operating Room at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. We became friends and eventually started dating. For our first date, we met for dinner at Taco Mac and afterwards went out for drinks at a local bar. We ended up dancing the night away and having a wonderful time. We both said it was the best first date we had ever had.

Richard proposed. We had gone to see Kevin Hart. It was 11:45pm on the way home, and Richard insisted we stop at Romare Bearden Park, a small park in the heart of the city of Charlotte, NC. I was confused as to why we were stopping at a park so late at night but went with it anyways. We walked around for a couple of minutes before stopping in front of a stone wall with several lighted fountains in front of it. It was beautiful. Richard suggested that we take a picture in front of the wall. Ironically, Richard spotted another couple walking through the park and asked them if they would take our picture. (I later found out he also told them he was proposing and asked if they’d take tons of pictures haha). Fast forward, we were taking pictures then all of a sudden, he got down on one knee!

We wanted a small wedding, with just our immediate family and daughter present. We stumbled across Chapel in the Hollow while searching online for a small, intimate venue. Having a relaxing day filled with intimacy and love. We want everyone to feel happy and just enjoy the simplicity of the Chapel and its surroundings.

We enjoy spending time with our daughter and taking her to do fun things. We go to dinner, watch movies, go out with our friends, and both really enjoy music. Richard loves collecting shoes while I enjoy splurging on activities.

Dress Lulus
Rings Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry
Chapel Florals Melissa Timm Designs
Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Bride
Venue Chapel in the Hollow
Photography Star Noir Studio

 

Unique inclusive location for weddings in the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas. Outdoor weddings in front of a mini chapel backdrop surrounded by nature.

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