Tennessee Weddings – Tara and Brian

Tara and Brian – June 13, 2020

Tennessee Weddings

We might be biased, but we think Tennessee weddings are the best–and we definitely get the most awesome couples!! Tara and Brian chose a gorgeous day for a wedding. This sweet bride rocked her Southern Fried Chics dress– look at those amazing arm muscles! These two were so laid back and fun! I got to hear some interesting stories about the groom, and their children were adorable–I learned all kinds of new things today from them!  Congratulations, Tara and Brian!!

From the Bride:

Brian and I knew each other years ago because we lived in the same neighborhood. One night quite a few years later we ran into each other while out one night. After a few drinks I told Brian to call me sometimes to go out. He responded with OK….Three years later here we are.

Our first date was a plate a cheese sticks, a few beers and a few glasses of wine on a Sunday afternoon. We have almost 9 acres with a creek behind our house. We both hunt deer so Brian came home after work one day and both of us took a walk to dump corn to feed the deer. On our way back to the house he walked through the creek first and stopped because he saw something in the water. He bent down to pick it and I said, “It’s probably a huge crawfish.” He turned around with a ring and asked, “will you marry me?” Obviously I said yes after a few moments. I then followed up with, “I think I feel sick.”

We decided on Tennessee because I wanted to elope and he didn’t. I started to look online at places, found your chapel and loved it. We are most looking forward to the significant moment with our children and officially becoming one. We chose our date because the number 13 is usually unlucky so I figured if we went against the odds it could work out in our favor.

For fun, We deer hunt together. We build fires at the house together. A couple of drinks and game of battleship or cards is a great night for us.

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Dress: Southern Fried Chics Boutique
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Bride
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Invitations: MsSelf
Rings: Tacori
Cake: Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Hair and Makeup: Fringe Salon and Spa
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Tennessee weddings at Chapel in the Hollow are relaxed and fun! Are you ready to start planning yours?? Check out our pricing and availability to see if we would be a good fit. If you have questions, feel free to email info@chapelinthehollow.com. We are happy to schedule venue tours if you’d like to see the chapel in person.

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Smokey Mountain Weddings – Kyla and Shawn

Kyla and Shawn – June 12, 2020

Smokey Mountain Weddings

If you like Smokey Mountain weddings, you are going to love this one! Our little chapel got decked out so beautifully on June 12, 2020 by Kyla, Shawn, and their coordinator, Jennifer with Knox Occasions. They brought their two sweet daughters and lots of family to enjoy the celebration! Shawn walked down the aisle like a rock star greeting all of his fans, and Kyla was a vision in her gorgeous (but super affordable) dress and that lovely hair and makeup. We are so excited you chose to start your married journey with us!! Congratulations Kyla and Shawn!

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Coordinator: Knox Occasions
Florist: Bouqs.com
Wedding Dress: Ever-Pretty.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse Kohl’s American Eagle
Photography and Videography: Star Noir Studio
Chair Rentals: Harvest Party Rentals
Invitations: Etsy
Shoes: Maribelle
Rings: Amazon.com and Zales
Cake: Publix Super Market at Valley Forge Shopping Center
Officiant: Madelyn Jensen (neice)
Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
Jewelry: Walmart
Chalkboard Art: Connie Mcclure
Garland: WholesaleGarland.com
Spray Tan: The Valley Spray Tan Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow



Smokey Mountain Weddings are so much fun!! Are you ready to start planning yours? We have tons of info to help you get started… Feel free to check out our pricing and calendar to see if we are available on your date. You can find out what comes with your rental on our chapel accessories page. We’ve been lucky enough to have lots of weddings over the past few years, and you can take a look at the blog to see how past couples have set up the chapel for their weddings. If you have questions, email us at info@chapelinthehollow.com or send me a text to 865-696-5348. We can’t wait to help you make your wedding day amazing!

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Intimate Wedding Venues – Peggy and Gordon

Peggy and Gordon – June 9, 2020

Intimate Wedding Venues

Intimate wedding venues are a fun option if you want to go small,  and Tennessee is a great place to find them! Peggy and Gordon joined us for their elopement on the morning of June 9th. They decided to go early to beat the heat, and they had some gorgeous lighting!! They split their time between her house in Tennessee and his in North Carolina getting to spend lots of special moments with each of their families. These two have been together for nine years now — yesterday was not only the anniversary of their first date, but it was also his mother’s 97th birthday!! Congratulations Peggy and Gordon!!

From the Bride:

We met when both of us were working at Watts Bar Nuclear power Plant. The first time he asked me out on a date we were standing beside of the reactor head – not just anyone can say that! For our first date, we went dancing. 

Gordon proposed to me on my birthday at Margaritaville at the Island in Pigeon Forge. 

We chose East Tennessee for our wedding because the mountains are our happy place! I’m most looking forward to becoming a Farmer. 🙂

We chose the date because it is our nine year anniversary of our first date, and the grooms mothers birthday (97 this year!)

For fun, we spend half the year bear hunting and the other half of the year preparing for hunting season lol. We also love to travel and run away to Gatlinburg several times a year to recharge our batteries.

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Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Bouquet: Bride
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Are you checking out intimate wedding venues for your wedding or elopement? Look no further!! Chapel in the Hollow would love to help you celebrate. 🙂 Take a look at our pricing and availability to see if we might be a match!

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Tennessee Wedding Chapels – Cristina and Josh

Cristina and Josh – June 7, 2020

Tennessee Wedding Chapels

Tennessee wedding chapels are a great option for a mini wedding or elopement in one of the prettiest areas in the nation. Cristina and Josh joined us on June 7th for our last wedding of the weekend. She was dazzling, and her yoga was en pointe! They are the first real couple to use our new floral option, and we are loving how it pops in the pictures!! These two have five kids and four furbabies at home so a weekend away with a wedding for two was a fun way to give them some time to focus on just the two of them. They brought a traditional Puerto Rican wedding cake to celebrate her heritage on their wedding day, and it looked soooo tasty. 😉 Congratulations Cristina and Josh!!

From the Couple:

Cristina and I met while both in a local coffee shop waiting in line to order. I sparked a conversation and asked her if she’d consider joining me at a nearby table. She obliged and from there we spent the next two hours talking about our background and our lives, our interests and what we wanted for our future. It was the most unexpected and beautiful impromptu blind date! After it ended I walked Cristina to her car and we both didn’t want it to end. She gave me her number and over the course of the next several days we would see each other for follow up dates every day.

The first date was amazing!

Josh proposed. He took me to the sky wheel in Atlanta and waited to be on the highest point to get down on one knee and ask me to marry him.

A mix of things made us decide on Tennessee for our wedding. We have busy lives with lots of kids and family. The idea of getting away to intimate setting, alone, was always very attractive but Covid-19 gave us the perfect excuse to not include our friends and family and elope.

On our wedding day, we are most looking forward to the intimacy, beauty of the surrounding and just a natural, stress free setting.

For fun, we enjoy going out to Mexican and having pitchers of Margaritas.

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Dress: Macy’s
Shoes: Jessica Simpson and SamEdelman.me
Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
Rings: Shane’s and Co
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Are you perusing Tennessee wedding chapels and thinking about your wedding?? We’re here to help you celebrate the big day!! Check out our pricing and calendar to see if your date is available. You can also find info about local wedding pros and chapel accessories if you’re farther along in your planning. Email us at info@chapelinthehollow.com with any questions!

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Smoky Mountain Elopements – Megan and Jody

Megan and Jody – June 6, 2020

Smoky Mountain Elopements

Smoky Mountain elopements start with the perfect couple, and this is a great pair!! Megan and Jody were our final couple of the day on June 6, 2020. This sweet couple has been engaged for five years and were ready to make things official! They were so sweet together.  Megan chose a two piece dress which was so fun. Her hair and makeup were understated and elegant, and the bouquet was lush and gorgeous! Congratulations Megan and Jody!!

From the Bride:

Our families have known each other for generations, but because of our 11 year age gap, we didn’t run into each other until later in life. Between working with his mom and having mutual friends, life brought us together.

Our first date was awkward – as all first dates are. Dinner at Texas Roadhouse. He proposed on Christmas Eve. He was so nervous!

We chose Tennessee because we both love the mountains and the outdoors. As soon as I came across Chapel in the Hollow, I knew it was where I wanted to get married!

I’m looking forward to finally being married (after a 5 year engagement)! Camping is our favorite thing to do as a family (with our 12 year old daughter) – we have a travel trailer and love to go on adventures! Date nights usually consist of dinner and listening to live music.

Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
Dress: Carrafina Private Label from Carrie’s Bridal Collection Macon
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet and Boutonnière: LB Floral
Rings: Bashinski Fine Gems & Jewelry and Antler Jewelry
Photography and Videography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

East Tennessee is one of the best places for Smoky Mountain Elopements! At Chapel in the Hollow, you can enjoy being surrounded by nature in one of the sweetest places in the Southeast. We have resources on how to get your marriage license as well as suggestions for some amazing wedding pros. Let us help you get started planning your perfect day!

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