Married in the Smoky Mountains – Jennifer and Mike

Jennifer and Mike – October 5, 2020

Rainy Mountain Wedding

Jennifer and Mike joined us on the evening of October 5th for an elopement years in the making to get married in the Smoky Mountains. They knew each other in high school and lost touch until close to 30 years later when he crashed her blind date. She knew immediately that he was the one for her. Congratulations, Mike and Jennifer on finding true love!!

From the Bride:

We have known each other through mutual friends for over 30 years. We never dated, but always had a smile and respect for each other every time we saw one another through out the years. We were also friends on Face Book. I was on a blind date, Mike saw me playing pool, and when he got the chance to talk to me, he did. We talked for about 30 minutes, while being mean mugged by my date. Mike asked if he could call me. I said absolutely. We went on two dates and have been inseparable since.

For the first date, we went to a quiet local bar to play pool on a Sunday after a huge snow storm in April. Mike seemed nervous. I fell in love with him. The day he proposed, Mike and I took a motorcycle ride down by Lake Michigan in August, one of my favorite places. He led me to the huge rocks by the water. We sat watching the waves. He had a back pack with wine in it, red solo cups and a beautiful ring.

Last year we rented a cabin in the Smokies and had a great time in Tennessee. We knew we wanted to elope and why not where we had our first out of state road trip?

For fun, we ride motorcycles. We each have our own Harley Davidson and love riding. We also ride our tandem, we each had one of our own, so now we have 2 in the garage. A typical date night is either on our motorcycles or pedaling on our tandem to go to dinner.

married in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountainsmarried in the smoky mountains


Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Bouquet and Boutonniere: Krissy Molinaro Bouquet
Dress: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Ralph Lauren from Macy’s
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Fringe Salon and Spa
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Are you ready to get married in the Smoky Mountains?? We can help!! Here is where you can find out the best place to get your marriage license.

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Wedding Chapels Near Pigeon Forge – Mattie and Michael

Mattie and Michael – October 3, 2020

Wedding Chapels Near Pigeon Forge

We are so glad that Mattie and Michael found us when they were searching for wedding chapels near Pigeon Forge!! Mattie and Michael were our second wedding of the day. Her dress is a lovely blend of nudes and whites that create gorgeous visual texture, and her dad teared up when he saw her in it! They had an adorable little bundle join them at the chapel for their ceremony. Congratulations, Mattie and Michael!!

From the Bride:We met in October of 2016. He has 2 beautiful kids and we just welcomed our first together in June. We met for the first time at Applebee’s. Mike proposed at our favorite riding spot for rzr’s surrounded by a bunch of friends. We decided on East Tennessee for our wedding because it is absolutely beautiful and the chapel was everything we were looking for. We are most looking forward to merging our two families. For fun, we like to ride rzrs. 

wedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forgewedding chapels near pigeon forge
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Rings: Zales and Modern Gents Trading Co.
Dress: Wtoo from I Do A Bridal Boutique
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Are you searching for wedding chapels near Pigeon Forge? Look no further!! Check out our pricing and availability to see if we would be a good fit!
no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Fall Wedding in Tennessee – Destiny and Clayton

Destiny and Clayton – October 3, 2020

Rustic Country Micro Wedding

Clayton and Destiny joined us today for their beautiful morning fall wedding in Tennessee. They have such a unique and fun style that I think you will love!! These two sweeties first met in high school, but didn’t connect until later. Congratulations, Destiny and Clayton!!
From the Bride:
Clayton and I went to high school together but were just acquaintances. He says he always thought I was attractive and had an interest in me but it was not until shortly after high school we connected. We went out on a couple dates before we officially starting dating. About a year and a half into our relationship we got engaged and have been going strong for the last 6 years.
We are pretty simple people and our first date was just that. We met at a subway on my lunch break In between classes. That’s the first time we had seen each other since graduating.
Clayton proposed to me. He knew he wanted to but hadn’t had a definite plan set, it was in the moment. We were at my dads house and there is a balcony he planned to take me to where he would have me look down and see a sign, asking me to marry him. That unfortunately did not go to plan. He had the sign already set up and was going to take me upstairs on the balcony but I was too busy eating corn by our kitchen window, which also happens to overlook the same spot the sign was sitting. Clayton was very awkwardly trying to block my view from the sign and when I noticed him being odd, I noticed the sign. I was in total shock. I probably asked him if he was serious at least 10 times but of course I said yes! He still wishes the proposal would have gone to plan but it’s a fun story to tell none the less.
We had not originally planned our fall wedding in Tennessee. We had our entire wedding already planned back home in Illinois but when Covid hit and shut everything down, we didn’t really have many options. Our honeymoon was already planned for Tennessee because it is one of our favorite places. So we just decided to move the wedding to Tennessee and celebrate our wedding with immediate family.
We have been engaged so long I am just so excited to be marrying my best friend. It has been a long time coming and I know it will all be worth it. October 3rd, 2020 just so happens to be our 6th anniversary of dating. We thought it was the perfect day to plan our wedding.
We love to spend time with our animals and relax at home. A typically date night is dinner and shopping for things we really don’t need. We are home bodies and are okay with it!
Fall Wedding in TennesseeFall Wedding in Tennesseefall wedding in tennesseefall wedding in tennesseefall wedding in tennessee
Florals: Bride
Wedding Dress: Stella York from The Wedding Studio
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Courtney Auer
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Are you ready to plan your fall wedding in Tennessee? Check out our pricing and availability to see if we might work for you.
no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Wedding Chapel in the Forest – Brook and Dylan

Brook and Dylan – October 2, 2020

Wedding Chapel in the Forest

Brook and Dylan brought their families to us this morning for their sunflower-filled ceremony at our wedding chapel in the forest. She looked elegant in her lace dress with her classic hairstyle, and he looked extra sharp in his navy suit. These two high school sweethearts are still very much in love after 6 years, and we are so happy they choose to say their “I do” at our little chapel!! Congratulations, Brook and Dylan!
From the Bride:

We met in high school. Neither of us can remember our first date because we were only 15&16 but it was probably the movies. Dylan proposed the day after I found out I got into ultrasound school. We decided on East Tennessee because a friend got married there last year, and I thought it was beautiful! 

I’m most looking forward to the memories, pictures, and becoming husband and wife finally. 
For fun, we like to kayak, watch movies, and walk our dogs.
Wedding Chapel in the ForestWedding Chapel in the ForestWedding Chapel in the ForestWedding Chapel in the ForestWedding Chapel in the Forest

Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet and Boutonniere: Mother of the Groom
Dress: Carrie’s Bridal Collection Macon
Menswear: Looking Good
Shoes: Birkenstock
Rings: Harris Jewelers
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: H&M Beauty salon
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Are you looking for a cute little wedding chapel in the forest to tie the knot?? Look no further! Check out our chapel accessories page to see what all is included in your rental!
no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Country Wedding – Julie and Michael

Julie and Michael – October 1, 2020

Country Wedding

Julie and Michael were our fourth and final couple of the day on October 1st for their sweet country wedding. I photographed her brother’s wedding years ago, and I was lucky enough for her to contact me to experience hers as well.  Their love story started with a truck, so they decided to pull a little Smoky and the Bandit fun for one of their photos. Congratulations, Julie and Michael!!
From the Bride:
I met Michael a year ago from what I thought was by chance. He’s a mechanic and I was dropping off a girl to get her car. I instantly knew he was special. He had the sweetest spirit. I ask the girl the next day about him to find out he’s “situation ” nothing ever came of it. Fast forward to February of this yr. I took my boys van (I have twin boys who are 16 and both have cerebral palsy) to him for repairs. I had to stop several times to drop off various items. I’d try to talk to him but he always just smiled and blushed. Fast forward a month late March we are in full covid shutdown at the hospital. To make a paycheck I’d had to sign up to work the ER screening patients for covid (since the OR was only doing emergent operations) the last day before” the rest is history ” I had went to my exs house to sit outside and read books to the boys from a safe distance (they had been with him for 3 weeks because of my exposure and them being medically fragile) before heading to the hospital to work 12hrs screening. I stopped by Michael’s work to do a final payment. I remember standing at the corner of his desk while he wrote me a receipt. I felt defeated. I knew that would be the last time I would see him, I was tried and emotionally exhausted from work. I pulled my glasses off, he later told me he’d never seen my eyes and at that moment he knew life would never be the same. I took the receipt and turned to walk away. Michael said “I sat there and my mind was screaming SAY SOMETHING, SAY ANYTHING, JUST MAKE SOME WORDS COME OUT “😂  I got almost to the bay doors and I heard the sweetest voice ever say….so….you work at a hospital? He couldn’t see but I was grinning from ear to ear. I turned around and said yes ….and the rest is history ❤
Dating during a pandemic isn’t typical. We dated at my house and he brought me flowers and a rabbit. It was Easter Sunday.
He proposed. He’s not very sneaky so I knew there was a ring. He put it in a take out bag and gave it to me. When i opened it and just stood there he asked if my order wasn’t right. Lol We decided on the mountains because it’s our home, and the mountains are my happiest place. I wanted to be married in the woods just us. I’m most looking forward to watching Michael’s face right before we say our vows. 
We both love old trucks. He is going to teach me to restore a square body of my very own.
country weddingcountry weddingcountry weddingcountry weddingcountry weddingcountry weddingcountry wedding

Photography: Star Noir Studio
Dress: PinkBlush
Truck: ’82 Square Body
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Are you wanting a sweet country wedding?? We’d love to help you celebrate! Check out our pricing and availability for more info!
no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *