Woodsy Winter Elopement – Kelsie and Brandon

Kelsie and Brandon – December 27, 2021

Woodsy Winter Elopement

Kelsie and Brandon joined us today for a woodsy winter elopement. They did something unique and fun and chose to have their ceremony at the rocky highland area, and they used our new winter tree accessory package for decor — it looked fabulous!! Kelsie’s off the should dress was so dreamy, and Brandon’s fitted suit looked excellent. They battled some high winds, but it made for great photos!! We can’t wait to see the video from Yugen Productions. Congratulations, Kelsie and Brandon!!
From the Bride: 
We met at work from across the country and became fast friends. On the first date, Brandon cooked dinner for us and we built a fire outside. He didn’t realize then that he had set himself up for a lifetime of cooking dinner. We talked for hours and shared a bottle of wine. We talked about our kids, our pasts, and our dreams, and we very quickly realized how much enjoyed each other’s company.
Brandon proposed on a hike near our hometown. We were covered in a swarm of mosquitoes, but it was perfect. I’ve visited East Tennessee numerous times over the years. Last year was Brandon’s first Holiday season in the South East, so I booked a trip to East Tennessee for Thanksgiving. He loved the area as much as I always have and it seemed like the perfect place for our wedding. 
I am looking forward to marrying the absolute love of my life and raising our children together.
Our original wedding date was set for 4/1/22– April Fool’s Day. We chose that date because, frankly, it made us laugh. Brandon’s family had some pretty strong reactions to him, and his daughter, moving clear across America to be with me and my children. There were a lot of waves that we had to learn to navigate together, from blending sibling sets, to managing unsupportive family members, and everything in between; we felt that April Fool’s Day would be hilariously perfect for the occasion. However, planning a wedding with four children, and the uncertainly of family support, we decided that a surprise elopement and an April Fool’s Day reception would be the perfect balance. Plus, getting married alone in the woods is just so “us.”
We just love being together. A typical weeknight (or any night, really), you’ll find Brandon cooking dinner while I sip on a glass of Cabernet and watch. We love exploring the outdoors together and staying up too late talking in bed after the kids are asleep. We genuinely just love doing life together, and that’s the best part.
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Florals: Chapel in the Hollow via Boujee Blooms
Dress: AZAZIE
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: INDOCHINO
Rings: Rustic & Main and Etsy
Videography: @Yugen Productions
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
Jewelry: Amazon/Family Pieces
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
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    White Winter Wedding – Holly and James

    Holly and James – December 20, 2021

    White Winter Wedding

    Holly and James ran away to the mountains for a white winter wedding with a few of their friends. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with white florals, and she brought a lovely bouquet. They were a fun couple who seemed extra excited for their big day. She looked amazing in that fluffy dress!! Congratulations, Holly and James!
    From the Bride: 
    We met a year and a half ago through mutual friends. Fell in love with him and then met his beautiful 3 year old. Got engaged in a pumpkin patch in October and found this beautiful chapel online and it’s perfect for us! For our first date, we had game night at our mutual friends house. James proposed to me during a trip to the pumpkin patch surrounded by all the pumpkins with him, me, his baby and my mom. It was a magical place and the most perfect time for us! We chose East Tennessee because we were coming for vacation and we ran across your perfect little chapel and decided it would be the perfect time to get married. I’m most looking forward to the beautiful keepsake pictures that will last a life time. We like to have date nights where we get food from several different places and have a tailgate dinner in the park.
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    Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
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    Dress: Facebook Marketplace
    Photography: Star Noir Studio
    Officiant: Ian Parrott
    Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
    Are you thinking of a white winter wedding for your big day? We’d love to help you celebrate. 🙂 Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.
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      December Mini Wedding- Hannah and Jonathan

      Hannah and Jonathan – December 19, 2021

      December Mini Wedding

      Hannah and Johnathan joined us for a mini wedding today and were one of the first couples to use our new Winter Tree Accessory Package ! They made it look great, lol. Congratulations, Hannah and Johnathan!

       

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        Drizzly December Wedding – Logan and Mitch

        Logan and Mitch – December 18, 2021

        Drizzly December Wedding

        Logan and Mitch brought their families to us for a drizzly December wedding with gorgeous overcast lighting. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with our blue berry winter florals, and his mother created the bouquets and boutonnieres that they used. Logan actually found us thanks to one of our previous brides. The feathers on her dress helped to evoke that wintry feel, and she looked amazing!! The rain held off until just before we finished up, thankfully. Congratulations, Logan and Mitch!!!
        From the Bride:
        I am a teacher and Mitch is a police officer. He came in my school’s office to talk to his friend, Matt. I walked in the office to turn in something and we kind of just locked eyes and felt an instant spark. Before I made it back to my classroom, Mitch had sent me a friend request on Facebook. We did not pursue anything until we starting playing adult coed softball together with a mutual friend we had. The first date was a night filled with talking, dirt road riding, and it was pouring down rain. We talked and laughed for hours and I just knew he was the one for me. Mitch surprised me at my college graduation party with a proposal! We love the mountains and we had a friend that got married at this venue. The thing that I am looking forward to most on our wedding day is Mitch seeing me for the first time walking down the aisle. We will be sharing that intimate moment with our family and friends. The only significance behind the date is that we love Christmas time and we want to share our Anniversary during this time every year! We also never know what we want to get each other for Christmas so now we can make an anniversary trip as our presents! We like to lay around the house with our dogs and cat. We also like spending time with his daughter, Westlyn. Our typical date night is FOOD. We love to eat!
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        Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
        Other Florals: Mother of the Groom
        Dress: Carrie’s Bridal
        Photography: Star Noir Studio
        Hair and Makeup: Sister and Sister in Law of the Bride
        Menswear: Sir Shop
        Officiant: Ian Parrott
        Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey
        Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
        Do you think a drizzly December wedding sounds like fun? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available!
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          Forest Micro Wedding – Andrea and Daniel

          Andrea and Daniel – December 17, 2021

          Forest Micro Wedding

          Andrea and Daniel joined us today for a forest micro wedding with their families. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with our blue berry winter florals, and they were the first to use our new lanterns! She looked beautiful in her filmy white dress with it’s crochet sleeves, and he looked very dapper in his navy suit. Their families seemed so excited to be there with them! Congratulations, Andrea and Daniel!!
          From the Bride: 
          We met though Daniels brother (JD) and his wife (Gloria) who is my childhood best friend. We all went out for pizza and really just all hung out as friends. Our first date was a group date with Gloria and JD. We are both shy people. The 4 of us went to monster jam (monster truck show with gravedigger) which was a first for us all. It was super fun to watch and definitely an adrenaline rush to watch.
          Daniel proposed to me at Stone Mountain in Georgia. We did all the touristy things there including taking pictures in front of the huge stone mountain with a historical carving in it. It was when I turned around from looking at the view Daniel was on one knee. We both love traveling to the mountains. Every opportunity we get we always vacation in the Smokey’s somewhere. Always great views, fun outdoor activities, and nice people. The state is very beautiful, we both really enjoy being outside and in the woods. We just wanted it to be more of a winter wedding and something different for us.
          I’m looking forward to seeing Daniel’s smile when he first sees me in my dress. I’m looking forward to our time at the chapel (it’s just so beautiful and is our dream wedding). Daniel and I both like the outdoors. We really enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. We love going to new cities and collecting pressed pennies from pressed penny machines. A typical date night includes a golf cart ride around our property, making a fire and cooking our favorite meal (shrimp pasta).
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          Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
          Bouquet and Boutonniere: Echelon Florist
          Photographer: Star Noir Studio
          Officiant: Ian Parrott
          Shoes: Ariat and Justin Boots
          Rings: Diamonds Direct
          Hair and Makeup: Shear Madness
          Are you planning a forest micro wedding? We’d love to help you celebrate! Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.
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