Simple Woodland Wedding – Lisa and Bradley

Simple Woodland Wedding

Lisa and Bradley – May 17, 2024

 

Lisa and Bradley celebrated their love with a simple yet stunning woodland wedding at Chapel in the Hollow, where the quiet beauty of nature was perfectly paired with their chosen theme of dusty blue and cream. The chapel was beautifully adorned with blue and yellow florals, succulent wreaths, and a soft candle glow, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for their special day.
Friends of the bride were there every step of the way, helping to set up the venue and assisting Lisa as she got ready for the ceremony. Lisa was walked down the aisle by her father in spirit. She looked radiant in a spaghetti strap dress adorned with intricate beading over a cream underlayer, while Bradley was dashing in a navy suit, complementing the elegant color scheme.
The ceremony began with the couple sharing heartfelt expressions of what they love most about each other, setting a tone of affection and deep connection that resonated throughout the celebration. Afterwards, they enjoyed an adorable mini cake and displayed photos of their parents, honoring their families and the roots from which their love has grown.
The day concluded with photos on the road, capturing the natural beauty around them and the joy of their new beginning together.
Congratulations, Lisa and Bradley! May your life together be as beautiful and filled with love as your wedding day.
From the Couple: 
We happened to meet at a bar and grill called Woodlands. Lisa had never been there before and was on a search of mexican Birria tacos, she was there before Brad went in. Brad almost walked into a different bar but decided what the heck I am going to watch the baseball game at Woodlands. Lisa was sitting on the corner of the bar, brad sat catty corner around the bend of the bar 3 seat over. I inhaled my tacos before walked in. I decided I wanted a beer and then somehow after about 20 minutes we just started talking, that ended up with lisa sitting next to brad and continued to talk for the 6 or 7 hours, not even caring that the next day was a work day. It was history from there on. 
We talked on the phone the next evening for about 3 hrs. The following day we met up pretty much every single day ever since. Lisa ironically was living across the street a block away, and then moved in approximately about 6 weeks later with her 2 beautiful small fur babies. 
Brad, he proposed to me surprisingly in our home. we were in the kitchen dancing to songs and then he propped me up on the counter and proposed to me. it was so sweet.
We chose East Tennessee for our simple woodland wedding because Lisa loves the mountains and TN. 
I am looking for a easy going day with a day of memories and fun pictures with my husband and all our family and friends.
We enjoy going camping, out to eat, and hanging out with our amazing friends!
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Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Kroger Florist
Dress: David’s Bridal
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Tommy Hilfiger from Macy’s
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Cake: @Sweets Cake Studio
Hair and Makeup: Bride 
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Jewelry: David’s Bridal 
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Quick Elopement Getaway – Marybeth and Toby

Quick Elopement Getaway

Marybeth and Toby – May 16, 2024

Marybeth and Toby’s quick elopement getaway at Chapel in the Hollow was a perfect escape into romance, timed beautifully just over an hour before sunset, capturing the moody ambiance of the forest as evening approached. The chapel was simply elegant, dressed in white fabric complemented by our blush and bashful florals, setting a dreamy backdrop for their vows.
Marybeth looked breathtaking in her white wedding dress, designed with spaghetti straps and chic cutout panels, flowing into a mermaid train that added a touch of glamour. Toby brought a rustic charm to the occasion, wearing jeans paired with a grey jacket and a signature brown cowboy hat.
Their ceremony was intimate and heartfelt, with Marybeth walking down the aisle solo, a powerful moment of independence before joining Toby on the steps of the chapel, where they stood together, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature and the softening light. As they exchanged vows, the setting sun cast a golden glow, creating a perfect scene for their new beginning.
Here’s to Marybeth and Toby—may their journey together be as magical and filled with love as their enchanting elopement!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
From the Bride: 
We met through Facebook. He added me and asked me out. One year later, and here we are ! For the first date, we went to movies and dinner. The movie was Black Adam, and it wasn’t great, but the date was! For the proposal, he took me to my favorite hiking spot where you can see the stars and proposed to me. We chose East Tennessee for our quick elopement getaway because it’s on the way to the beach! We are most looking forward to a stress free elopement with just the two of us and great pictures! We love to be out in nature, kayaking, hiking and playing sports. Date night consists of coffee, dinner and a movie night.
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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow 
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Officiant: Ian Parrott 
Hair and Makeup: Bride 
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Are you planning a quick elopement getaway? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.

Quick and Easy Wedding Day – Autumn and Matthew

Quick and Easy Wedding Day

Autumn and Matthew – May 11, 2024

Autumn and Matthew’s quick and easy wedding day at Chapel in the Hollow was a perfect blend of simplicity and elegance. They created a serene setting with dusty sage and white fabric, beautifully accompanied by our delicate white florals a tranquil and inviting atmosphere for their special day.
Autumn was absolutely stunning in a spaghetti strap white dress, detailed with a tiny belt at her natural waist, multiple layers, and a refined horsehair hem, all coming together to create a graceful bridal look. Matthew looked sharp in a black suit paired with a sage tie and a crisp white boutonniere, perfectly complementing the day’s color scheme.
A special moment was shared as Autumn’s bonus mom helped her get ready, adding a touch of love and support. Three of their four boys took part in the ceremony, walking down the aisle and standing by their side, symbolizing the unity of their blended family. 
Her father walked her down the aisle, a cherished tradition filled with emotion. Matthew’s face lit up with joy when he saw Autumn approaching, a testament to their deep love and excitement to be getting married.
After the ceremony, the couple spent a few moments capturing photos with Autumn’s immediate family, creating lasting memories. The guests were then wished well as they proceeded to the reception location, allowing us to focus on capturing intimate moments of the newlyweds.
My favorite photos from the day are the ones taken at the old Jeep Willis, where the rustic charm of the vehicle added a unique backdrop to their love story.
Autumn and Matthew’s wedding was not just a celebration of their union but a beautiful gathering of family and love. As they begin their journey together, we wish them all the happiness and adventures that life has to offer.
Congratulations, Autumn and Matthew! May your life together be as beautiful and filled with joy as your wedding day.
From the Bride: 
We met in Colorado. We chose East Tennessee because we looked at the venue, and it felt like it fit us perfectly. I’m most looking forward to getting to spend the rest of our lives together. And share it with our children and the ones we love. We love hanging out with our kids at home. And watching them grow.
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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow 
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

May Micro Wedding – Brittany and Brady

May Micro Wedding

Brittany and Brady – May 11, 2024

Brittany and Brady celebrated their love with a stunning May micro wedding at Chapel in the Hollow. The chapel was beautifully decorated with white fabric, creating a serene and elegant backdrop that was perfectly complemented by our succulent florals and the warm, inviting glow of our lantern package.
Brittany looked absolutely breathtaking in her spaghetti strap dress featuring a corset top and layers of gauzy fabric that elegantly formed her train. Brady was the epitome of style in a grey suit, accented with a succulent pocket boutonniere that tied his look perfectly to the theme.
A touch of hometown charm was added with a super cute cake Brittany brought from her hometown. Her friends lovingly set up the cake table, adding a personal and sweet touch to their celebration.
The couple shared a tender first look inside the bridal suite, a moment filled with emotion that brought tears to Brittany’s eyes. It was a beautiful start to their day of commitment and love.
Adding a family-centered touch, Brittany’s brother and sister walked her down the aisle, with her brother also speaking on behalf of their father to give her away, making the ceremony deeply meaningful and heartfelt.
After the ceremony, we captured the newlyweds in the field against the stunning backdrop of the mountain, where a great breeze added a magical quality to their photos, perfect for capturing the joy and love of their special day.
Brittany and Brady’s wedding was a celebration of love, beauty, and family. As they start their new life together, we wish them all the happiness, love, and adventure that marriage brings.
Congratulations, Brittany and Brady! May your journey together be as beautiful and filled with love as your wedding day.
From the Bride: 
We met the beginning of senior year. The first date was a movie with Steak N Shake. Brady proposed at the forks of the Wabash in the middle of winter. We chose East Tennessee because we love the feeling of outdoors, and it is close enough we could still enjoy it with our family. I’m most looking forward to getting to marry my best friend. For fun, we like to enjoy the outdoors with our st. bernewfie. 
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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Dress: Ellen’s Bridal 
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Kenneth Cole from Louie’s Tux Shop 
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Cake: CAKE BABIES
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Bride 
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow 

Dog-Friendly Wedding – Flo and Travis

Dog-Friendly Wedding

Flo and Travis – May 4, 2024

Flo and Travis celebrated their love with a charming dog-friendly wedding at Chapel in the Hollow, surrounded by their furry companions and the warmth of their families and friends. They dressed the chapel in elegant navy and white fabric, enhanced by our ombre pink florals and the romantic glow of our candle and lantern collection.
Adding her personal touch, Flo brought lovely mini pink florals to fill the glass jars hanging on the pews, creating a soft and whimsical atmosphere. They also set up extra decor at the archway and brought a beautifully adorned white cake with gold accents on a rustic wooden 3-tiered stand, complete with wooden cake utensils handmade by Travis.
Flo’s mom played a special role in helping her get dressed, while both families contributed to the setup, making the day a collaborative and loving effort. Flo was stunning in her sleeveless dress paired with a cape veil, bringing an ethereal elegance to her bridal look. Travis complemented her perfectly in a black suit with a dark red tie, embodying style and sophistication.
Their dogs, part of the family and celebration, walked down the aisle alongside their humans, with Travis and Flo each guiding one. It was a heartwarming sight to see them included in the ceremony.
They wrote their own vows, pouring their hearts into words that moved everyone present, and both shed tears as they shared their promises to each other. It was a deeply emotional moment that captured the love and devotion they share.
Both Flo and Travis are photographers —despite not shooting Canon, we’ll let that slide! Their wedding was not just a union of two hearts but a celebration of creativity, family, and the joy of being surrounded by loved ones.
Congratulations, Flo and Travis! May your life together be as love-filled and joyful as your wedding day.
From the Couple: 

How did you meet?

Flo: We met through a local photography group. Years ago, he had organized a weekend photography workshop in the Blue Ridge mountains. We were just acquaintances at that time. I just remembered how nice and patience he was with everyone on the outing. After the event was finished, he walked up to me and said “you know, we matched on match.com” and walked away. I was speechless. Since that weekend, he had always been on my mind. We would correspond with each other through out the years. He was living in a different part of the state at the time. Anytime I was out west near where he lived out on a photography trip, I would always reach out to him and see if he wanted to join. One of the photo outings was when we met was in Fredericksburg where we found a creek and ended up skipping rocks. (one of the photos in the photo frame)

Travis: During that workshop that I conducted, I took the group to photograph a waterfall. As we approached the falls, I advised them that it is dangerous with several injuries and even a death occurring there. After making my way down the edge of the falls, I looked up to see Flo standing on a rock on the edge of the main fall. I learned at that moment that she did things her way. What Flo didn’t say was that several years later, we went out to a festival in Norfolk. It was a delightful time people watching on a beautiful evening which ended with me kissing her. She wasn’t ready for it. It took another year or so before before we tried it again after she drove me all over the city looking for a pumpkin for Halloween. Side note, I spent $100 on a little pumpkin and cider because it was the only one left in the city and I didn’t want her to have spent hours searching for no good reason.

What was the first date like?

Flo: Very comfortable. I had been single for many years and being around Travis just felt like I could be myself. There was no need to try to impress him. There was no awkward conversation. The evening was very enjoyable.

Travis: In my mind that night in Norfolk was still our first date even though it may not have been a date all. It certainly felt like one!

What was the proposal like?

Flo: He proposed. He organized a party / cookout for my 50th birthday last year. (Back story, I have been known to prank people) One of he gifts he gave me a small wrapped gift box, the size of a ring box, I started to get real nervous, thinking this was it! He was going to propose! I unwrapped and opened the box and there was an emerald bracelet. Don’t get me wrong, it was beautiful but I was heartbroken. I tried my best to look “happy.” I looked out towards everyone and the expressions on everyones face was the same as how I felt. (While my brother Billy was ready to kill him!). As I am putting the bracelet back in the box with tears welling up in my eyes, he got down on one knee and gave me a small gift bag, that had a ring box in it. As he got down on one knee, proposing, the screams of joy drowned everything out. His mom and sister started jumping around cheering.

Travis: They say that lying is not good for a relationship; however, I lied to more people during the weeks leading up to and on the day of her birthday party than I could count. My sisters were dead set on Flo joining our family. They absolutely loved her and with every second that they had, they applied pressure to wed. I laughingly told them that I wasn’t even considering it because I was in competition with a friend from high school on who could be the last man standing single. The day before the proposal, I realized that everyone was expecting me to propose. So as a smokescreen, I bought her a bracelet and wrapped it in a ring box. When I saw her expression and heard the crowd’s collective groan, I knew that I had succeeded. Then briefly the thought passed through my head that she may say no. Thank goodness she didn’t!

What made you decide on East Tennessee for your dog-friendly wedding?

Flo: His family is from Tennessee and they go on vacation every year back to TN. They brought me here two years ago and fell in love – it is so beautiful here!

Travis: This was Flo’s great idea knowing how special that area is to my family. We have been going there for decades and absolutely love the area. She also found the Chapel in the Hollow which is a perfect fit for us.

What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day?

Flo: The moment that I am ready to walk down the aisle, everyone seeing me for the first time and marrying the love of my life.

Travis: Kissing my wife for the first time.

What do you do for fun?

We do a lot of photography. Our dogs come with us on trips, whether it is a day trip or a weekend trip. They love it because they get to go on “adventures.” We also have a tear-drop camper and go camping. With some planning on what to photograph etc…
He does a lot of woodworking i.e cutting boards. And anything else I come across on Pinterest. He made our wedding cake and server knife with a wood box for storage. We love to give each ideas on new projects and we support each other through it all
Date night, usually at home with our fur babies, Rye & Piper.

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Event Management: Taylor with Custom Love Gifts & Events
Chapel Florals and Bouquet: Chapel in the Hollow 
Dress: David’s Bridal
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Jos. A. Bank
Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Rings: James Allen Rings and Reclaimed Wood Dezigns
Cake: Incredible Edible Cakes 
Videography: Yugen Productions
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Ulta
Are you planning a dog-friendly wedding? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.

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