Woodsy Elopement – Jessica and Dan

Jessica and Dan – May 6, 2021

Woodsy Elopement

Dan and Jessica joined us this morning for a woodsy elopement. They chose the white fabric with our blush and marsala florals for a fun spring look. Her halter top wedding dress beautifully showcased her tattoos, and she has a lovely Sandra Bullock smile.  These two were SOOO cute together. Congratulations, Dan and Jessica!

From the Groom:

I messaged Jess on facebook telling her that she is amazingly hot and we started talking from there.

After talking on the phone for a little over a week, we went to a local sports bar close to where Jess lives and spent a couple hours talking to put a face to the voice.

I proposed to Jess on Christmas of 2020. We chose East Tennessee because we were looking for a unique little place that we both liked. I’m most looking forward to seeing my wife for the first time. We chose the date because it’s 6 months and 1 day from the first date.

For fun, we like to do dinner, drinks and the movies.

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Hair and Makeup: Bride
Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Dress: David’s Bridal
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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    Spring Micro Wedding – Melissa and Christopher

    Melissa and Christopher – April 29, 2021

    Spring Micro Wedding

    Melissa and Chris brought their families to us on this glorious spring day for their spring micro wedding celebration. She looked amazing with her lovely floufy dress, and we thought the colors she chose were fantastic!! He brought out a ring pop during the ceremony to give her as an inside joke. We joined them for a bit of an adventure by going to their cabin for the reception, and we took advantage of a barn on the property. Congratulations, Melissa and Chris!!

    From the Bride:

    We met online. For our first date, we went to a local burger place and talked for hours. I knew instantly I wanted to see him again because it felt so comfortable and the conversation just flowed with him. We’ve talked every single day since then!

    Chris proposed. We were on vacation with our family in Pawley’s Island, SC. We came back to our condo after dinner one evening and went for a walk on the beach. We were looking for seashells to bring back for my niece and he placed the ring under one of them and said “what about this seashell” and dropped it in my hand. Of course I said yes!

    We’ve both been to the Smoky Mountains and decided it would be the perfect place for a rustic, woodsy wedding.

    We are looking forward to starting the next chapter of our lives and having our closest family and friends with us to celebrate!

    April 29th was the Bride’s Grandmother’s Birthday. When we were trying to pick our date we wanted an April or May date and things just fell perfectly to be on her birthday.

    Our date nights are usually out for dinner with another couple and maybe a movie (pre-pandemic). Our favorite things to do are riding our quads and going camping! We’re looking forward to doing that more as a married couple.

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    Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
    Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Ling’s moment
    Dress: Essence of Australia Bridal Beginning Pittsburgh
    Menswear: JCPenney
    Invitations: Zazzle
    Shoes: kate spade new york
    Rings: Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers
    Cake: Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
    Hair and Makeup: Effortless Beauty
    Jewelry: Boscov’s
    Favors: Father of the Bride
    Photography: Star Noir Studio
    Officiant: Ian Parrott
    Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
    Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey

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      Mountain Micro Wedding – Shelby and Dustin

      Shelby and Dustin – April 24, 2021

      Mountain Micro Wedding

      The rains left before Shelby and Dustin arrived, but the lovely light lingered on for their mountain micro wedding. Shelby chose our white fabric with the blue and yellow florals, and her sister made her a coordinating bouquet. She was understandably in love with her Lillian West boho dress that fit so beautifully in the forest. Her hair and makeup by Southern Sirens complemented it perfectly, and she looked amazing! Their two little ones along with their nephews were part of their wedding party and looked adorable walking down the aisle. Congratulations, Dustin and Shelby!

      From the Bride:

      We met online. We thought we had mutual friends. He posted the song “may we all” by FGL and I liked it so he messaged me. For our first date, he took me to his hunting land and we shot guns, got rained on, and pulled over on the side of the road on the way home to watch the stars.

      He proposed. I pressured him. We went out to eat on New Year’s Eve and were walking in downtown Tipp City with all the Christmas lights, and he didn’t do it. We went out to eat, and he didn’t do it. We made it home, and our little girl threw the ring at me. When I turned around, he was down on one knee.

      We love Tennessee and go there numerous times a year. I’ve been in love with Chapel in the Hollow for a long time. I’m most looking forward to marrying Dustin in front of our close family and friends. 

      For fun, we raise two wild children, hike, anything outside. Our date nights are few and far between but it’s usually going to a brewery somewhere. This wedding is a long time coming since we bought a house, had two babies, then decided to get married (lol).

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      Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
      Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
      Bouquet and Boutonniere: Sister of the Bride
      Dress: Modern on Market Bridal by Lillian West
      Photography: Star Noir Studio
      Officiant: Ian Parrott
      Menswear: Jos. A. Bank
      Shoes: Target
      Rings: Kay Jewelers
      Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
      Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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        Last Minute Micro Wedding – Caitlyn and Ty

        Caitlyn and Ty – April 24, 2021

        Last Minute Micro Wedding

        Caitlyn and Ty joined us for a last minute micro wedding this morning. They were blessed with a little rain and some great lighting for photos!! They chose the blush fabric with our white florals, and her sister in law made the matching bouquet. Caitlyn’s lovely lace dress was perfection on her, and you could tell Ty thought she was a vision. Congratulations, Caitlyn and Ty!

        From the Bride:

        We met at work! I am a nurse and a single mom that had just recently ended another relationship, and was not looking or planning for another one. Ty was a single dad, with a similar situation. We shared many interests and goals. I have to admit, his love for music and singing stole my heart 😍and slowly it became us against all odds. We had dated for only a short amount of time before his proposal, but I had absolutely no doubt in my heart that he was who and what I longed for. He always says, “when you know, you know!”

        The first date was unplanned and unexpected! A spur of the moment beach trip! Beaching, HOURS of endless conversations, and dinner and drinks at a nearby beach bar. ♥️

        Ty proposed! And early! But when you know, you know! We had only been dating for a few months, and our relationship was moving somewhat quickly. We both felt as if we had know one another our whole lives already. We had a date night that night, and when we got back to his house, he was down on one knee and pouring his heart out. And yes! It took me by surprise at first (because he never wanted to get married) but I had already known in the back of my mind that he was who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. So naturally, I said yes!

        We visited Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for my birthday in December. We both LOVED the location, the people and all of the adventures the area has to offer. But seriously, those views. We had to come back for the wedding. 😍

        I am most looking forward to being able to start this journey with my best friend and soulmate and sharing this entire intimate experience with my children, family and close friends. And to just celebrate us!

        There isn’t any significance to the date. Everything in our relationship seems to be quick and spur of the moment, so when we talked about wedding planning, we didn’t want anything extravagant, or anything that took TOO much time and effort. So we just picked a random date and went from there! We have only been planning for roughly 2 months!

        We love our date night dinners! But we love our adventures together. We are always open to trying new things and making the most of this life together.

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        Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
        Photography: Star Noir Studio
        Officiant: Ian Parrott
        Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
        Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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          Intimate Tennessee Wedding – James and Jenessa

          James and Jenessa – April 22, 2021

          Intimate Tennessee Wedding

          James and Jenessa were our second intimate Tennessee wedding of the day. They also chose the champagne fabric but paired it with our white florals. Jenessa brought a gorgeous pouf of a veil and paired it with a lovely blush wedding dress. She did a first look with her son, Colt, and he was so excited for it! Southern Sirens created an amazing hairstyle for her — oh so chic.

          From the Bride:

          We met thru a mutual friend of ours. James decided to message me thru Facebook messenger, and the rest is history.

          James proposed. He surprised me with having our son, my twin brother and his girlfriend, who is a good friend of mine out to dinner. We went to Texas Roadhouse. He gave me a card to open and read, followed by the proposal. It was a great night!

          We were coming down for a dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway that weekend. I was interested in having an intimate outdoor wedding, and stumbled upon Chapel in the Hollow. We are truly excited to get married at the venue, and in Tennessee with our family.

          I’m most looking forward to taking pictures in the Smokies as a married couple and enjoying ourselves. We can’t wait to experience this and have our special day surrounded by family and our son.

          For fun, we spend time with our cats and son. And tend to our garden and be home. We like outdoors and being at the race track.

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          Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
          Coordination: Diana Galbreath Matney with Custom Love Gifts, Events & Prints
          Dress: Allure Bridals from St. Mary’s Brides For Haiti Under the Patronage of St. Philomena
          Tan: Superior Spray Tanning – Stephanie Smith
          Photography: Star Noir Studio
          Menswear: Ralph Lauren from Macy’s
          Shoes: Durango Boot from Rural King Supply and Clarks from Kohl’s
          Rings: Zales
          Officiant: Ian Parrott
          Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

          Are you ready to start planning your intimate Tennessee wedding? We’d love to be part of your big day!! Check out our pricing and availability to see if we’d be a good fit for you.

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