Intimate East Tennessee Weddings – Lacey and Kody

Lacey and Kody – August 1, 2020

Intimate East Tennessee Weddings

Lacey and Kody brought their families to us for the second of our intimate East Tennessee weddings on August 1st all the way from Kentucky. She chose a long veil in a taupe/blush color that was to die for and beautifully complimented her gorgeous dress. Kody isn’t a huge fan of pictures, but we did manage to squeeze a smile or two out of him. They brought in some adorable wooden chairs to add in extra seating for the ceremony, and they looked great in the woodland atmosphere. The cake is so unique–I love the detail with their initials. Nicole with Custom Love was an amazing help getting everything set up and playing with the veil for photos!

From the Bride:

We met online, we were both too busy between school at work to meet people the regular way. For the first date, I went to Kodys apartment and we watched Black Panther. I met his dog, Chief. Chief got excited and peed on me and jumped up and ripped a hole in my leggings.

Kody proposed. It was the day after Thanksgiving, we had gone to my family’s dinner first (where he asked permission), then we were going to go back to our home in Lexington Ky (3 hours away), stay the night, and get up and go to his families dinner the next day (3 more hours in the opposite direction of my families house, with our home in the middle). He had planned to propose once we got back home, but I was supposed to be giving direction to get back home and we got to talking on the way and I forgot to be watching where we were going. We ended up going the wrong direction for about an hour, and ended up going straight on through to his dads house. We stopped on the way at Cumberland Falls (hoping to see the moon now, but no such luck). We got out (it was dark by now, around 9-10pm) and walked the dogs down to the bottom of the falls and that’s where he proposed.

Kody grew up in Harlan, Ky in the same mountain range, I’ve always loved the mountains, and have gone to Gatlinburg in family vacations many times. My parents also got married in Gatlinburg. Both of us are mostly introverts, so we knew we wanted something small, private and intimate. Chapel in the Hollow was the perfect place!

I was most looking forward to finally getting to go through with it after rescheduling once before, and gorgeous pictures of both of us. We rarely get/take pictures together (Kody doesn’t like pictures and only very reluctantly smiles for them, and I don’t mind pictures but don’t go out of my way to get them).

For fun, we like to watch movies, play with the dogs and take the dogs on walks, go off roading.

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Coordination: Custom Love Gifts, Events & Prints
Florist: Echelon Florist
Wedding Dress: Eddy K Italia from Gretchen Reece Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: Bill Levkoff
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Shutterfly
Rentals: Anderson Party Rental
Shoes: Corral Boots and Ariat
Rings: Staghead Designs
Cake: Mandie Bakes Custom Cakes
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty LLC

Intimate East Tennessee weddings are perfect if you love the outdoors! Ready to start planning yours?? You can find tons of info on the site including pricing, availability, and accessories that come with your rental.

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Summery Micro Weddings

Victoria and Dalton – August 5, 2020

Summery Micro Weddings

I approached Nelya during the pandemic about potentially doing a styled shoot featuring summery micro weddings on property because it had been a while since we had worked together, and I thought it would be fun to see her take on the chapel. 🙂 We brought in Tori to style for us, and these two women put together a beautifully fresh feeling wedding inspiration! Nelya was able to get Victoria and Dalton to model for us — these two had their original wedding flooded out so they were excited to get a do over with some fun pictures! Heather with Butterstick Bakery brought a cake and some cupcakes that were as cute as they were tasty, and Regal Tuxedo provided the swanky suit. Victoria actually brought the dress from her wedding to wear for the shoot.

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Photography: Nelya 
HMUA: Fringe Salon
Cake: Butterstick Bakery
Dress: Blue House Bridal
Menswear: Regal Tuxdedo
Favors and Invitations: Millstone Crafted
Styling and Coordination: Tori with Fringe Salon
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Outdoor Elopement – Nicki and Bradley

Nicki and Bradley – August 1, 2020

Outdoor Elopement

Nicki and Bradley joined us August 1st with their three sons for their fun, outdoor elopement. Nicki got this gorgeous dress off of Amazon for a steal of a deal, and she looked amazing in it!! These two played so well for the camera, and that red hair —-ooooh so pretty!! Congratulations Nicki and Bradley!!

From the Bride:

We met May 25th, 2019 at a friends gathering at a campsite in Georgia. I was getting ready to leave and saw this man standing alone. Walked up and said Hi! Chatted for a minute than left the next morning we seems to have been trying to find each other on Facebook. Finally did and chatted some more through out the day. Hung out the following day and been together ever since. Fast forward a year later, we are camping together at the same spot at the same time. May 25, 2020 Brad proposed at the same spot we met. We have been anxiously awaiting our wedding day to start the rest of our life together. First date was a friends house, hanging out in the pool just chit chatting getting to know each other’s back ground.

Brad proposed May 25,2020. We were camping at the same spot we met a year ago exact date. He said “ Nicki, today exactly one year ago we met at this same campground! Over the course of a year, you have shown me feelings that I didn’t know I could have! You have shown me a love like I have never known! You make me so happy and I want to spend the rest of my life with you baby, so will you make me the happiest man on earth and be my wife?” Of course, I said yes

We chose East Tennessee because of availability, location, services and cutenesses. I was most looking forward to getting to marry the man I love and adore. Also finally blending our two families into one!

“Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 8:13 ~ I wanted to be married on a date that relates to a bible verse about love. I originally chose 8/13 but due to kids school schedule backed it up to 8/1.

For fun, we go camping- motorcycle rides- date nights are the normal for older working people, lol.

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Dress: Amazon.com
Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Menswear: JF
Rings: Zales
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Planning an outdoor elopement? We’ve got the perfect spot for you–nestled in the base of the Smoky Mountains with lots of extras!! Check out our pricing and availability to see if we would be a good fit.
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Rustic Country Wedding – Annie and Scott

Annie and Scott – July 31, 2020

Rustic Country Wedding

Annie and Scott joined us on July 31 2020 for their rustic country wedding. They have a real life Brady Bunch situation going on. They’ve known each other for 12 years and have been dating for the last couple. They came today with their 6 children to say their vows. Congratulations Annie and Scott!!

From the Bride and Groom:

We met at church. Annie was the director of the children’s service when Scott began teaching the fourth and fifth grade classes. We both enjoyed our passion for children and conversations about cattle we each cared for at our home farms. Not really sure we necessarily remember having a “first date”. We spent a lot of time together sharing our passion for agriculture and cattle which eventually led to us falling in love with each other!

Scott proposed on January 25th. It was a snowy winter day. We had decided to walk and check the newly born calves in the pasture. After some time looking, we were able to find all of them. We watched them play and run. As we were walking back to the truck, he kneeled down on one knee and ask me to marry him. With cows as our witness watching, I said yes!

We wanted a quiet wedding with just our family. Tennessee was the perfect location.

We enjoy the outdoors and spending time together. One of our favorite things to do is observe our newly born calves running and playing in one of our pastures. We enjoy seeing our children excited and full of life as we experience things together. A typical date may include a drive through the country to check out crops and neighboring activities, we’d have a quiet meal out and maybe shop or walk through a retail store together.

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Dress: Galina from David’s Bridal
Menswear: Calvin Klein from Von Maur
Rings: Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Bradley Gough Diamonds
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Jewelry: David’s Bridal
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Do you like the idea of a rustic country wedding? We would love to help you celebrate!! You can find pricing and availability on the website. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@chapelinthehollow.com.
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Mini Wedding – Shannon and Anthony

Shannon and Anthony – July 30, 2020

Mini Wedding

Shannon and Anthony brought their families to us for our second mini wedding on July 30, 2020. They have three adorable little boys that are being blended into one family, and Shannon created a super cute sign for the day. I loved her non-traditional wedding dress. Congratulations Shannon and Anthony!!

From the Bride:

Anthony and his sons were new to town. His oldest son was placed on my son’s baseball team. We got to know each other during the 2019 baseball season. Our first date came two weeks after the season ended. Our first date was very comfortable. We went to dinner and watched a movie. We actually planned our wedding before the proposal, but I knew he had a ring. I assumed he would plan some ridiculously romantic event, but he surprised me by proposing in the kitchen of our new home. It was low key and so perfect!

We chose Tennessee for our wedding because our first family vacation was in Gatlinburg. The boys love it here! It was a no-brainer. I was most looking forward to just being with family and celebrating ours becoming one. 

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Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Meg
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet: Sola Wood Flowers
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Are you planning a mini wedding? We would love to help!! We specialize in intimate weddings and elopements of 45 people or less. You can read through our ceremony if you’d like. We have photos of all of the available accessories, and you can find out how previous couples have decorated by looking through our journal of previous weddings. Check out our pricing and calendar for info about your big day!!

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