Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels – Brittney and Jason

Brittney and Jason – August 23, 2020

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels

There are a lot of Smoky Mountain wedding chapels to choose from, and we are glad that Brittney and Jason chose us! They brought their families in from Kentucky to celebrate, and they are friends with the previous day’s couple, Briana and Jacob. Briana did Brittney’s hair and makeup, and it looked amazing!! These two were super sweet, and so much fun to spend time with! We almost made it through their photos before the rains came, but we weren’t quite quick enough. We caught a few sprinkles toward the very end, and it started downpouring right as we finished up! Congratulations, Brittney and Jason!!
From the Bride:
We met at work! We have been together for almost six years! After we knew we were expecting, I decided to go back to school. We now have a three year old son named Jaxon! Jason has provided me with unconditional love and support while I finished school and got my degree! Without him, my dream to become a dental hygienist would be impossible. We decided to wait to have a wedding after I finished school and I just finished this past May! Our love story grows everyday with all the adventures and obstacles we overcome as a family.
The first date was fun and exciting! He took me for a motorcycle ride! Jason proposed on Easter last year at my grandmothers grave site. It was beautiful and peaceful. We decided on East Tennessee for our wedding because we wanted a small wedding with beautiful surroundings! We’re most looking forward to finally being married and having professional photos taken! We are always outdoors playing at the lake or riding in the mountains!

Dress: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal
Shoes: David’s Bridal and J.C. Penny
Menswear: JF Farri
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Florals: Etsy
Hair and Makeup: Briana Parker
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

Getting Married in the Smoky Mountains – Briana and Jacob

Briana and Jacob – August 22, 2020

Getting Married in the Smoky Mountains

Getting married in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to celebrate your wedding day! Briana and Jacob joined us all the way from Kentucky for our second wedding August 22nd. Thanks to the earlier downpour, it had cooled off a bit, and she scheduled close to sunset for the darker, moodier look. I loved the brightly colored florals she chose — they pop so beautifully in pictures. She and Jacob have such lovely chemistry together! Briana and tomorrow’s bride, Brittney are good friends and chose to get married here the same weekend which means we get to see Briana again tomorrow! Congratulations, Briana and Jacob!
From the Bride:
We met through mutual friends. Summer of 2017 is the year we first met, but we didn’t go on our first date until March of 2018! Not going to lie, we didn’t think much of it summer 2017. We went on a couple 4-wheeler rides together and just hanging out with some mutual friends. So 2018 comes along I decided to message him one night a couple of our pictures/videos I found of us from summer 2017, and we decided shoot why not go on a date together!? So here we are getting married. Who would have thought it would have led to this? Our friends that introduced us are actually getting married the day after us August 23rd at this very place! Meeting Jake for me was truly a blessing. I have a young daughter that is 4. It was just us 2 for a while. Then, Jake came into our lives and showed us both love that is unbelievable. He has truly been a blessing to us both and I wouldn’t want to spend my life with anyone else.
I would say we had about the best first date you could go on! Everything was a little awkward of course at first because we were actually on a date for the first time with each other, but we went to Logan’s Roadhouse, sat for hours, ate and talked about a little of everything. We actually talked so much he got carried away and left his debit card and had to go back the next day and get it haha. We came back to our friends’ house who introduced us which are also my neighbors and there we talked for hours more! I just remember how sweet and adorable he was. 😊

Our proposal was at Perfect North Slopes. February 1st, 2020. He had been planning a proposal for a while, and everyone had kept such a good secret.  He had the ring for months but was not for sure where he wanted to propose to me at. My family had planned a tubing trip to Perfect North Slopes so he decided this would be the perfect time.
My cousin’s wife Katie is a videographer. He had called or messaged her the night before and had everything set up. So the day of I really wasn’t thinking nothing of it. Even though I thought it was a little weird he needed a haircut (I’m a hairdresser, so I had to go cut his hair) and he said he had to go over to my parents house to talk to my dad about something which was normal haha. But I was just thinking Katie was just taking a video of the kids and all of us on this day but turned out she was really capturing his proposal!! We got to the top of the mountain and he walked me over to ourselves and started talking to me about how much he loved us and wanted to spend his life with me and so much more but being in the moment I was going in shock haha. Then I knew from there what was about to happen and he got down one knee and asked me to marry him. – Jake and Briana Perfect North Slopes Engagement.

Covid-19 unfortunately messed up our original wedding plans so we decided to do something smaller and get married! No need to wait any longer. We saw your beautiful small chapel and fell in love. We love the outdoors and mountains. Couldn’t have been more perfect.
What are we looking forward to most? Seeing each other for the first time that day! We want some rocking wedding pictures!
We have a RZR and a boat so you will find us in the woods or on a lake somewhere. We love being with family and friends. We also enjoy our date nights together. Which usually consist of going out to eat and the movies.Getting Married in the Smoky Mountains
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Chapel Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Magaela Accessories on Etsy
Wedding Dress: Galina from David’s Bridal
Menswear: JC Penny
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Favors: Oriental Trading Company
Hair: Kadi Carpenter
Makeup: Bride
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Getting married in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to celebrate your wedding day! We’d love to help. 🙂 Check out our pricing and availability for more info…

Mini Weddings in Tennessee – Valerie and John

Valerie and John – August 22, 2020

Mini Weddings in Tennessee

If you’ve been researching mini weddings in Tennessee, you’re going to love this one!! Valerie and John joined us the morning of August 22nd for our first wedding — right before the rains came through. The more morning weddings I do, the more I love them!! The lighting was amazing, it was soooo much cooler than it got later today, and they got to head out and enjoy the entire rest of the day with their loved ones!! Valerie had this whole forest goddess vibe going on–she did not take a single bad picture! In about four months, their family of four is going to become a family of five.  Congratulations, Valerie and John!!
From the Bride:
We use to work for the same company and he’s boss and my boss thought we would be perfect for each other. He never reached out to me for AN ENTIRE YEAR! Lol but I patiently waited…. in January of 2019 I got into a car accident and he found out through Facebook of what has happened to me and he then reached out to me. We started talking through messenger which rapidly changed to text messages and quickly after that we just talked on the phone every day for hours as well as FaceTime. Every year he goes to Alabama for Turkey Hunting. He has mentioned to me that his friends that typically go with him weren’t going this year so it would only be him. I thought, well that’s a bummer and said “ I’ll go with you! I’ve never been hunting before but I’m down!” Mind you, at this point it was mid to end February, we had never met each other in person at this point. Nevertheless, I flew to Birmingham Airport where he picked me up with hand picked Buttercups 🥰 – needless to say the rest is history! I knew he was the one fairly soon into our relationship and I think he knew this as well.
Lol our first date was the ride from Birmingham Airport to Smuteye, Alabama. The entire trip was absolutely wonderful! He and his family live in West TN and in Knoxville, and my family lives in NC. East Tennessee was the perfect in between place. Aside from that, we both love the mountains. I’m looking forward most to the pictures lol but most of all to saying I do to the man of my dreams. 
We love football, we enjoy traveling and going out to eat at different places as well as discovering different places. He loves to hunt and he loves food! Lol we are expecting a baby girl in January which accelerated this event lol.
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Dress: Baltic Born
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Coordination: Custom Love Gifts, Events & Prints
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
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Roaring 20s Outdoor Micro Wedding – Haiden and Jeremy

Haiden and Jeremy – August 21, 2020

Roaring 20s Outdoor Micro Wedding

Here’s something a little different than our normal weddings – a roaring 20s outdoor micro wedding! Haiden and Jeremy originally had plans for a Great Gatsby wedding at the beach, but Covid caused them to pivot. They talked with one of our previous couples and decided to choose Chapel in the Hollow for their big day — yay us! They still brought a little 20s flair into their woodsy wedding, and I think you’re going to love the way it turned out! Her dress is classic and gorgeous with a beautiful flow. The grasshoppers loved it while we were in the field.  His suit was a last minute purchase three days ago and complemented her look beautifully. They incorporated their little boy into the ceremony which made it unique and personal to them. Congratulations Haiden and Jeremy!!
From the Bride:
I was working for hospice and worked with his mother Deanna several nights. Deanna and I had often joked about a trip to Vegas, and she would give me her oldest son’s # in case she got arrested whenever we decided to go. Then she ended up raising her great niece so I decided to plan a surprise baby shower for her. I didn’t know what she had so I decided I needed to consult with a family member. I had graduated with her youngest son Easton and knew he couldn’t be trusted to keep it a secret, so I thought I’d look up her other son and message him to see what she needed. I had to do a little Facebook stalking since she had her friends list blocked. All I knew was his name was Jeremy and that he and Easton were complete opposites and had different last names. Eventually, I found him. He was currently living in Kentucky transitioning back to West Virginia to help his mom with Storm. I messaged him to see what Deanna needed for her new baby. He didn’t attend her baby shower. Then, when I knew he was watching Storm, I would message him just to see how he was doing. About a month went by before I asked if I could drop off some Christmas presents for Storm and leave them on the porch since I knew Deanna was at work. He said, “Yes, but wait till I get home.” So, I waited and finally went over, and he invited me in to talk for a minute at 6:30. We sat there talking/laughing till 2am.
He messaged me one night while I was at work and invited me to a Christmas party. Unfortunately, I had to work so I messaged back, “I would love to, but I work that night. Maybe we could hang out another night.” Come to find out he asked his mom to look to see if I was working or if I was just saying that to get out of seeing him again. Then, he ended up asking me out on a date on December 23 and said we could go anywhere. We drove to Olgeby to see the Christmas lights. We enjoyed the drive and getting to know one another better. Ever since then, we’ve been inseparable.
Jeremy took me to lovers leap. On our way there, his best friend’s wife called and asked if he had proposed. He said, “No, we aren’t in any rush.” Once we got there, he put a quarter in the binoculars and had me look over the edge then said, “You can see forever from up here can’t you?” I turned around and he was down on one knee.
Originally, we had planned a beach wedding on his birthday August 22, 2020 at sunset. The hotels were booked, wedding outfits already bought, flowers/decorations all purchased, time off request all approved. About a month and a half prior our wedding, the coordinator called and cancelled the wedding due to COVID-19. I was talking to the girls at work and one suggested Chapel in the Hollow where she had recently got married at. After looking at photos on the site, we decided to get married there.
We enjoy baking together, walking together in the park, raising our precious son together. Traveling/sight seeing together.

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Dress: David’s Bridal
Florals: Mother of the Bride
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Rings: Calvin Broyles Jewelers
Officiant: Penny Montefuco
Coordination: Custom Love Gifts, Events & Prints
Photography/Videography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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Elopements in the Mountains – Tymber and Blake

Tymber and Blake – August 19, 2020

Elopements in the Mountains

It’s always exciting to be part of elopements in the mountains. Wait until you see the loveliness that is Tymber! This little spitfire looked gorgeous in her last minute dress, and Blake was the perfect complement to her fiery sweetness. They came in for the Jeep fun happening in Pigeon Forge — Blake and his dad both have some pretty awesome Jeeps. (I’m a little partial to his dad’s pretty purple one, but the red one is nice, too.) We, of course, had to feature Blake’s in a few of the photos. His mom gave me a hand to get the perfect dress movement, and I think you will agree that they look great! Congratulations Tymber and Blake!!
From the Bride:
Blake sent me a friend request on Facebook, so naturally I looked at his profile picture. He has a beautiful son but also a terrible unibrow. 🤣 I denied the request then a couple weeks pass, I get a notification on Snapchat. Well guess who it is? So I accept it, then go back to his Facebook. My lord shadows in pictures are deceiving, because this man was GORGEOUS. So I sent him a friend request back and luckily he accepted it. A couple conversations over Snapchat about music, bands, his son.. Then we finally met and here we are!
The first date wasn’t anything fancy. We cooked dinner together and watched a movie. Seems so boring to some but looking back on it now, i think it’s perfect. Kind of like it was a look into the future of what our life would be like. A year & a half later, we still do the same thing every night together.
We were talking about cleaning his grandmothers ring and I saw the box in his hand. I got excited, then disappointed when I realized he wasn’t actually asking me. He realized I was sad and decided right then and there to pop the question on our front porch. Of course, I said yes.
Blake and his family have spent so much time in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg over the last 20+ years. Blakes parents recently bought a site in Gatlinburg to keep their camper on year round, so they can come down whenever they want. It’s been such a huge part of Blake’s life and I fell in love with it my first time in the area. So we thought it would be the perfect location.
I was most looking forward to marrying the love of my life, of course! I was very excited for our vows. We’ve written our own and as nervous as we both are, I believed it would be the best part, besides the “I Do.”
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Dress: China
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Rings: Ember and Kay Jewelers
Cake Topper: Etsy
Cake: Groom’s Mother
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
Elopements in the mountains are the way to go for a fun time! Let us help make your day amazing!! Check out our pricing and availability to see if we’re a good fit for you.
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