Micro weddings are becoming the in thing at the moment–a great way to have the wedding of your dreams but in miniature. Our second wedding on March 14, 2020 was Cait and Josh, and they rocked an amazing micro wedding. They joined us from Florida to enjoy some of our early spring weather and brought lots of gorgeous details to photograph. Cait looked fab in this lacy extravaganza of a gown, and her besties rocked some dark green dresses (with pockets!!). They brought a cow hide to decorate with because their first date was on his cattle farm. She and her family put their own spin on the chapel with some lovely handmade rustic signs and magnolia blossoms from Hobby Lobby. She rocked some Chucks that a tattoo artist friend personalized for her — soooo adorable!
The editing you are going to see for Cait and Josh is a little different than what you normally see for our micro weddings. She requested moodier with cinematic tones so this was a fun foray into a different style.
Congrats Cait and Josh!! Hope you got to enjoy some delicious biscuits from Tupelo Honey!!
From the Bride:
My best friend (and bridesmaid) Carrie Ann and her hubby are our very own Cupids! I was home sick in bed with the stomach flu when my phone started to ring. Being sick, I declined the call but then worried when Carrie continued to call back to back, and then FaceTimed me. Reluctantly I answered-no makeup looking like death warmed over- and staring back at me we’re my best friend and now fiancé sitting in our local brewery. She proudly announced that she had someone she thought I needed to meet and he waved from the background with a giant smile on his face. I faked a smile, told her I was sick and had to go and hung up fairly mortified. The next day she and I had lunch where she explained that the moment she started talking to Joshua she knew he’d be perfect for me. When she ran it by her husband (who is VERY protective over me!) he agreed immediately. At lunch, I agreed to meet him and we texted back and forth the rest of the day. Turns out he only lived 12 houses away from me so we met up the next day and have basically been inseparable since.
Best. Date. EVER!! We’d been hanging out for a week or two before we made it to our “official” first date…he’d a deputy and I was a single mom so free time is truly a luxury. I got to choose dinner at my favorite local hidden gem, but was told I had a surprise after and to make sure I brought my chucks. I introduced him to a seedy sushi joint with no sign, sticky floors, and a disco ball… the kind of place That you’d never know was there unless someone told you, but it’s the BEST sushi you’ll ever have in your life. We laughed, ate, and enjoyed a few hours there and then it was time for My surprise. By this time it had gotten dark and we drove Out onto the outskirts of town. We turned onto a very dark road and then onto a dirt road and pulled up to a big farmhouse….I knew immediately what we were doing. He’d told me his family had a cow farm and I kept telling him I wanted to go feed the cows! So we pull up and he drives into the pasture. I throw on my chucks and hop out of the truck where I can’t see my hand in front of my face. He reaches in the backseat and grabs several loaves of bread and starts yelling “come girls!” over and over until I heard the rumble of several cows running towards us like thunder. All of a sudden I was surrounded by these gentle giants, covered in cow spit, feeding them bread under the stars, and happier than I’d ever been. I don’t think he will ever be able to top that date.
He proposed, but both of us knew almost immediately we were going to get married. After only a month in we started talking about it and he’d asked me to send him some ideas of rings that I liked. I found one that was perfect and sent it to him with the caption “this is it! The perfect ring for the perfect man.” Unbeknownst time me, he purchased it mere minutes after that statement.
We had a trip planned to TN to see a Tyler Childers concert in Knoxville and planned to stop in Savannah on the way back. I was certain that’s when he was going to propose (and turns out I was right!) but he was impatient- though he’ll argue it to his deathbed that it was me who was impatient….
We were laying in bed on May 3 and he said something about “the perfect ring” and eluded to the fact he’d purchased it. I remember saying “shut up you don’t have that ring” then watching him as he got out of bed in nothing more than his red plaid boxers, opening the safe, and turning around with the biggest smile on his face and dropping to one knee with his shaky hands holding out THE perfect ring I didn’t believe he had!
Well, this is a fun one. After we got engaged we quickly started looking at options for the wedding. Joshua has a HUGE (and I mean huge huge!) family and all of the local venues we found were astronomically expensive to host a wedding large enough to accommodate everyone. We sat on our front porch swing drinking Jack Daniels talking about what we should do. After several too many drinks and frustrated we couldn’t come to a conclusion without basically taking out a second mortgage on our home, I said “let’s just run away!” He looked at my kind of puzzles and said “well my parents and grandparents would be really upset, we can’t just run away” to which I responded “fine! Let’s take them with us. Let’s throw darts at a map and runaway to wherever they land!”
A few short moments later he returned with a map and here we are hosting one of Chapel in the Hollow’s micro weddings!
Aside from the obviousness of getting to marry my best friend, I’m really excited for our closest friends and family to get some away time to celebrate with us! I can’t wait to spend the day with my girls getting dolled up, I can’t wait to see the look in his eyes when I’m walking down the aisle and when my daughter gives me away to him, and I Can’t wait to start our life together and hopefully start a family!
We chose March 14th because it’s our one year anniversary!
I’m a foodie so most of our dates are centered around food! We work a lot and are on opposite schedules so we really only get a handful of days together. We like to spend time at our local brewery where “it all started” enjoying craft beer and food trucks, or we try to explore new restaurants. But at the end of the day we’re really both homebodies, so we spend a lot of time at home on our porch swing, or lounging around with our dogs.
Hair and Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty LLC
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Proper Cloth
Shoes: Chuck Taylor All Star for ladies Ariat for gentlemen
Cake: Sugar Buzz
Hairpiece and Earrings: Etsy
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Micro weddings are gaining popularity as people try to leave a smaller footprint on the world. Couples are focusing on the people and moments they feel are most important and trying to make the most of all of the little details. At Chapel in the Hollow, we focus on micro weddings, and we’d love to help you get started on your planning today! Check out our calendar to see our available dates and our pricing page to see what extras you might want to include to make your day perfect.