Lisa and Darran brought their friends and families to celebrate their East Tennessee micro wedding. They dressed the chapel in navy and champagne fabric with our boho florals and deluxe pumpkin package. She looked lovely in her lacy dress, and her sweet dad looked gobsmacked when he saw her.
Congratulations, Darran and Lisa!
From the Bride:
Darran friended me on Facebook and asked me out. I of course said no at first but he was persistent. I finally decided to have a first date with him. I am so grateful he didn’t give up on me. The first date was sweet and intimate. I had been out in the field hunting (LOL I know right). He invited me over to his house and cooked me dinner and started a fire outside for us to sit under the stars together.
So we already know that he is sweet and the proposal was no different. It was my birthday and Darran had made plans for our family to go out to eat together to celebrate. I didn’t think anything of it because that is how we always celebrate birthdays. Darran had the whole restaurant involved in his plans. When we got there our table was decorated with flowers and balloons. Everything was normal we chatted and ate dinner but Darran was quiet though the majority of the dinner. Then came the time for presents. He handed me this bag and the first thing I pulled out was an Alexa dot for my bedroom, the next thing was 2 K-cups of coffee and then a white box that was heavy. When I opened the box there was a coffee mug that said: “Will you marry me?”. I lost it and started crying while shaking my head yes.
Darran’s daughter lives in East Tennessee so we spend most of our free time up there visiting. We both fell in love with the mountains, so we agreed on an East Tennessee wedding. What are we looking forward to on our wedding day? Darran’s daughter lives in East Tennessee so we spend most of our free time up there visiting. We both fell in love with the mountains so we decided on an East Tennessee wedding. What are we looking forward to on our wedding day? Well if you ask Darran it would be the gifts that people are going to bring us. Yeah, he is a jokester, but in all seriousness, it is making this commitment to each other and God in front of our family and friends.
We love to spend as much time together when we are not working. Darran likes to go for walks on Saturday mornings in the park and I have gone with him and I am starting to like it more. As you have already gathered he is a jokester so I have to come up with ways to prank him back at times. We both are huge family people so we love spending time with each other’s families and kids.
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Samantha and Chance brought their parents and two super cute kiddos to us for a Smoky Mountain November mini wedding. They dressed the chapel in white and sand with our bohemian florals. She had on the prettiest dress with a beautifully unusual lace. These two were so relaxed and sweet, and they played so well in front of the camera! Congratulations, Samantha and Chance!!
From the Bride:
Our first date was to an haunted house! Chance proposed while visiting family in Virginia, first thing in the morning watching the sun rise outside our cabin over looking a field. We decided on an East Tennessee wedding because Gatlinburg is our favorite family vacation, can’t beat the views. I a, looking forward to the photos that capture our special day and just a stress free fun day with our closest family members. We love family time with our two boys, fishing, hiking, camping, and just making memories.
Denise and Rob came to us for a November micro wedding. They dressed the chapel in white and hunter green fabric with our lanterns and simple pumpkin package, and Echelon Florist delivered the most gorgeous florals! I think this is one of the best looks our little chapel has had. I really loved the addition of the greenery with the pumpkins and lanterns on the steps. Not only are these two super sweet, but they have a great eye for decorating, and they are SO cute together! Congratulations, Denise and Rob!!
From the Bride:
We are both letter carriers at the post office. Just coworkers and casual friends for years before we started dating. We each consider our first date to be at different locations/dates. so, it depends on who you ask. LOL! We spent so much time getting to know each other beforehand (at work and through talking after work) that our versions of our first date are muddled. After Rob proposed, I had done online searches for small outdoor venues in Kentucky and Tennessee. Rob loves hiking and used to rock climb – spent lots of time in the East Tennessee area so it was a natural fit for him. I loved the pics I saw online and fell in love with the area and Chapel in the Hollow. I am looking forward to the promise of forever and having a partner for life. It’s not the details of the day, it’s what the day means. For fun, we are currently renovating our home a little at a time – that takes up most of our time. We enjoy taking little trips on our time off, exploring areas that are new to us.
Heather and Dillan joined us for a November morning wedding with beautiful lighting and lovely falling leaves. They dressed the chapel in white and sand fabric with our bohemian florals. She looked angelic silhouetted by all that golden light, and he burst into tears at the sight of her walking down the aisle. Congratulations, Heather and Dillan!
From the Bride:
Dillan and I have worked together for years. After my divorce with my young son, Holden, Dillan took a chance and reached out to me on a level outside of work. We clicked right away. My son took to him almost immediately at the age of 2 and Dillan has been his best friend ever since. Dillan is an outdoorsman. From hunting to fishing to boating, he loves to be outside. He took me out on the river which I had never really experienced. I loved how calm and relaxed he was, he even let me drive the boat for a minute but I accidentally pushed him into the woods with the tiller handle as I was so unfamiliar with running boat, thankfully he laughed! His calm demeanor and easy-going personality is what hooked me from the beginning.
We like to do things a big backwards (by accident). We looked at wedding rings and discussed marriage early June. In July we discovered I was pregnant! What a surprise! We took some time to discuss what would be best and decided to marry before our little girl arrives in March. We wanted a small, cozy ceremony with family. We both have always loved the area and nature, so we decided on an East Tennessee wedding.
We are looking forward to spending time with our family celebrating us becoming one, getting away from the bustle of life to take some time for ourselves. We spend as much time in the outdoors as possible. We moved to a rural town in Alabama, recently purchased 60 acres of land and plan to build our dreams on that land. We plan to explore, hunt, fish, ride four wheelers and maybe eventually start a farm. We love to be together as much as possible living a simple, relaxed life.
Jessica and Chris joined us for a woodsy fall micro wedding. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with our moody florals. She brought her own bouquet and had her bridesmaids carrying floral hoops — super cute. She and her mother made her wedding dress, and it looked fabulous. He promised to love her more than cereal. Congratulations, Jessica and Chris!!
From the Bride:
We met a bar on Halloween. I was dressed as a student from Gryffindor. For our first date, we spent 5 hours at a restaurant until they closed. Chris proposed at a comedy club. It was not planned, the comedian told him to “marry that girl” and he happened to have the ring in his pocket. We decided on an East Tennessee wedding because of the great weather for the time of year and foliage still on the trees. I am looking forward to our vows. For fun, we go play Putt Putt, hike, or watch movies on the pull-out bed in the living room.
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow via Kochetova on Etsy