Outdoor Elopement in the Smoky Mountains – Nikki and Casey

Nikki and Casey – January 20, 2023

Outdoor Elopement in the Smoky Mountains

Nikki and Casey joined us for an outdoor elopement in the Smoky Mountains. They dressed the chapel in white and blue fabric with our blue berry winter florals. Nikki is a photographer taking a break to get in front of the lens. She brought a long flowy veil for us to play with and a cute faux fur shawl. Congratulations, Nikki and Casey!
From the Bride:
We met at the gym and became friends. We would always make sure to say good morning each other everyday. I really didn’t notice that he was interested in me other than friends until my best friend told me one day that she had caught him looking at me more than once. I didn’t believe her until I started to notice the same thing happening. Still just friends he came to me one morning when I was having a very hard time and he ask me if I was okay. And I told him no. He ask if he could pray for me and I told him yes please.
From that day I knew there was something about him that was very special. And I knew one day we would be together.
We both have been through troubling times in our past and we both have come so far together. I quickly knew I loved him and didn’t want to live my life without him.
Our first date was out to eat but then he told me he had a surprise for me. I said ok. So after we ate he said he was going to take me somewhere. Well he did and it was the tattoo shop. Lol. He said I’m going to buy you a tattoo. I was very surprised and also was like , I have no idea what kind of tattoo to get on the spot. So we went inside and look through some things and I decided on a little arrow. But I told him if I got a tattoo, he was getting one with me. So we both got a matching tattoo of the arrow that evening.
Casey proposed to me on February 26, 2022. We are building a house and had been putting siding up on the outside for the past few months. So we had the scaffolding up and he told me we needed to go measure something on one of the windows at the top of the scaffolding. I climbed up first and he came up after me. As I turned around to help with what I through was to measure. He was down on one head with the ring in his hand. I started crying and shaking and the scaffolding did too. Of course I said yes! He got ip we hugged, kissed and took a selfie.
We thought about having a ceremony around home but we could never really find a place we liked. So a trip by my daughter her husband and our grand boys to vacation here and they invited us to come up and stay a few days with them. When we were ask to come stay. I had already been looking at venues in Tennessee and kept coming back to this cute little Chapel in Hollow. We talked about it and Casey said why don’t we just get married while we are there. So here we are at the little chapel that I fell in love with.
We are looking forward to the ceremony with it just being Casey and myself. I know it will be very special. Also the photos. I am also a photographer and I’m so excited for someone else to capture our memories.
We decided on Jan 20th, because it was one of the days after the rest of our family will be headed back home. We wanted this day to be just for him and myself. Jan 20th also falls on our oldest grandson’s birthday. Which is very special to us. Before we booked the date we did ask our grandson if we could get married on his birthday and he said yes.
For fun, we are really home bodies. We hang out together doing whatever. We both love the outdoors. So most of the time you will find us somewhere on the water or outside sometimes doing nothing but hanging out.
Photography: @Star Noir Studio
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet: Friend of the Bride
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey

Jordan and Dawson – Little Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

January 9, 2023

Little Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

Jordan and Dawson joined us for their little wedding in the Smoky Mountains. They dressed the chapel in white with our winter berry florals and set up a cute little hot chocolate bar to help keep their guests warm in the chill. They were so cute together, and that dress was deceptively simple (and oh so gorgeous)! Congratulations, Jordan and Dawson!
From the Bride:
We met in August of 2021 at a Karaoke Bar. We never even spoke that night, just kept making eye contact and giggling like school girls! Eventually him and his friends left, but one of the girls sitting next to me had gotten his friends phone number. I asked her to get his name and number for me. We ended up texting and setting a date for the following weekend. For our first date we were supposed to meet up at the mall that afternoon and spend the rest of the day together, but I ended up getting told the day before that I was going to have to work that weekend. I called him up and we set a new game plan! We met for breakfast and strolled through downtown, climbing off a bridge to walk along the creek bed. I went to work and that evening we met up at the mall. We walked around, picking out outrageous things for each other to wear before settling down to eat. After I talked him into trying sushi for the first time we went to an empty parking lot where I tried to teach him to skateboard. Then we hit up the karaoke bar that we initially saw each other in. We stayed until they shut it down!
On our one year dating anniversary we were hiking on top of Overlook mountain, it was a breathtaking hike! When we reached the top he sang me a beautiful song that he had written for me and got down and proposed. It was perfect! That night we stayed in a Yurt on the mountainside. The next day we celebrated with a hike to a beautiful waterfall, and we ended it with a relaxing horseback ride through the forest trails. I am from Mississippi and he is from Georgia. We wanted somewhere that was easy enough for both of our families to get to, so we decided on an East Tennessee wedding! 
For fun, we do typical dinner dates, but our real thing is that whenever we both have a few days off we pick somewhere to drive, we set up tent or sleep in the car, and we do lots of hikes and adventures in the area before returning home days later!
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Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet: Bride
Wedding Dress: Coco’s bride
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Macy’s
Officiant: Barry Lusk
Hair and Makeup: Kendall Hair and Makeup
Venue Associates: Elizabeth DeCoursey and Ian Parrott
Are you looking for a place to have a little wedding in the Smoky Mountains? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.

New Year’s Day Mini Weddings

January 1, 2023

New Year’s Day Mini Weddings

We had so much fun hosting New Year’s Day Mini Weddings!! We had the most amazing couples. We dressed the chapel in white and gold fabric with our white florals (with a few gold inserts) and our new gold lantern package (with a few candles). Loving the look!! Each couple was unique and fun, and I can’t wait to share photos from them! Congratulations to all of our amazing New Years couples!

Sherri and Travis

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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Rings: Kay Jewelers and Northern Royal

Christy and William

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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Dress: Amazon

Tracy and Julie

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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Kellie and Bubba

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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Hallmark Christmas Wedding – Courtney and Maegan

Courtney and Maegan – December 30, 2022

Hallmark Christmas Wedding

Courtney said she wanted a Hallmark Christmas wedding, and she definitely looked the part. She and Maegan joined us with their nearest and dearest to celebrate their marriage. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with our blue berry winter florals, and Courtney carried our white bouquet. She had a lovely cape veil that attached to the shoulders of her dress and added tons of drama. They included Courtney’s daughter, Bentley, in the ceremony by giving her a ring, too. Congratulations, Courtney and Maegan!!
From the Bride:
I was working in a salon and Maegan came in to see me as a new client, and we fell hard that day! Our first date we went bowling and spent hours talking about our lives and childhood. Maegan proposed during my favorite movie, The Little Mermaid! I absolutely love Chapel in the Hollow so we decided to get married in East Tennessee!!! I and looking forward to my pictures and marrying the love of my life!! For fun, we love shopping and doing crafts
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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: Courtney
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Quick and Simple Elopement – Jeff and Casey

Jeff and Casey – December 30, 2022

Quick and Simple Elopement

Jeff and Casey joined us for a quick and simple elopement. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with no florals. She was dressed all in black and radiated happy energy. They braved the chill for the gorgeous lighting, and she teared up a couple of times during the ceremony. Congratulations, Jeff and Casey!!
From the Bride:
We met in Nashville on a friends 40th birthday weekend, and our first date was awesome! The proposal was mutual, we decided to get married in East Tennessee because we have family there. For fun we enjoy working together, outside on our land.
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Photography: Star Noir Studio
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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