Kayley and Josh joined us with their family and friends for a frosty winter micro wedding. They dressed the chapel in white with our blue berry winter florals. She was a vision in white with that lovely faux fur shrug. They were so sweet! Congratulations, Kayley and Josh!!
From the Bride:
We were actually set up by my cousins.. it was my first Christmas single in a long time and everyone was trying to play matchmaker. They kept telling me “we know a guy” and I was like “If he’s anything like y’all what makes you think he’s THE guy” 🤣
So after some back a forth or both of us blowing each other off for a week or two, I finally worked up the courage (liquid courage if ya know what I mean) and called him! I promise you he’ll never forget what came out of my mouth, the first thing I ever said to him..ever 🤣 I remember I had plans before I was meeting him and he kept saying “C’mon I am hungry”. We went to Applebees because it was late when I got back. Felt like we had known each other forever, no awkwardness..nothing!
Needless to say we’ve been together ever since and we have a one year old son together ❤️
Josh proposed, we had been together a little over a year and a half and I was around 30 weeks pregnant. I had cooked dinner and was cleaning the kitchen and he came around the corner while I was in the kitchen and got down on one knee and asked me to be his princess forever. It was perfect, just the two of us!
We chose East Tennessee because it’s home to both of us! We wouldn’t have chosen anything else! I’m most looking forward to surprising him, since I won’t let him see my dress beforehand! We enjoy spending time with our little boy and doing things as a family.
Natalia and Will joined us for a dark Smoky Mountain micro wedding. They kept it simple by dressing the chapel with our black fabric and Rose and Ring Events brought some candles and other unique accessories to enhance our chapel! Natalia looked stunning in her black wedding dress and veil and will was channeling Johnny Cash in his matching black outfit. Humble Perspectives Photography took some beautiful pictures and we wanted to share them! This couple were so fun to be around and their sense of humor matched our own! Congratulations Natalia and Will!!
From the Bride:
Both swiped right on tinder! For our first date was a nerve wracking dinner, then we sat by a fire and talked all night! Will proposed. Early Christmas morning, before all the chaos that comes with family and children, it was just he and I and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and I just cried and cried and cried and somehow muttered out yes! I, the bride, have been visiting Gatlinburg almost yearly since I was just a tiny girl and being a Floridian it’s always been a beautiful and cozy escape. Now we are getting married in my favorite place in the world and we hope to make East Tennessee our permanent home for our new family! We are looking forward to having a moment of just us 2 to soak it all in, between family and our 2 young daughters that can be almost impossible to find, so we are trying our very hardest to not forget the real reason for all this, the months of planning, the stress, everything, it’s to join us for life and that’s what’s most important to us. For fun, We are big movie fans, bride is a horror and mystery enthusiast while groom likes to laugh and have a good time at the movies hah! But of course, horror almost always ends up being the winner. An ideal typical date night would be beers at a local brewery, and then a movie, whether that’s at a local small film theater or cozy at home!
Sara and Matthew joined us for a holiday micro wedding. They dressed the chapel in red and green fabric with our red berry winter florals. She brought a lovely all white bouquet, and she wore a fux fur jacket with a long veil. He and his groomsmen were all decked out in brown suits that reminded me of Peaky Blinders and looked fantastic. They had three adorable kiddos that looked super cute perched on the chapel during the ceremony. Congratulations, Sara and Matthew!!
From the Bride:
We met at church. Our first date we went for dinner, never ate. Couldn’t stop talking. Matthew and the kids proposed under a historical waterfall. We decided on an East Tennessee wedding because it’s a perfect spot for a simple wedding. For fun we enjoy family time.
Kaitlan and Colbey joined us for an East Tennessee winter wedding. They dressed the chapel in white fabric with our red berry winter florals. She looked amazing in her flowy dress, and she brought an old navy jacket that she decorated along with a beautiful grey faux fur shrug to give her some options. They brought some biodegradable snow for a neat exit photo. It started raining after the ceremony so it got dark and moody, and they were willing to put the umbrella down for a bit to get some smexy rain shots. Congratulations, Kaitlan and Colbey!
From the Bride:
Our parents were coworkers and introduced us at the age of 13. We were each others first boyfriend and girlfriend when flip phones and minutes still existed. Time got ahead of us and we parted ways only to find ourselves reunited as adults. For our first date, we met at a local hang out spot in his home town. We sat in the parking lot and talked for hours. Colbey proposed on my 25 birthday. He invited our friends over to capture a photo because all I talked about for that memory was wanting a picture. I noticed everyone was acting odd so I went about trying to start the grill and get the food ready. I finally sat down and he popped the question. He was so nervous, he says he didn’t ever think I was going to sit down long enough. My grandmother has lived in East TN my whole life. It has always been a very special place and second home for me. It was mine and Colbey’s first getaway together, so we decided to get married in East Tennessee. We are looking forward to just enjoying the intimacy of having simple and stress free wedding.
Crystal and Randy joined us for a winter vow renewal. They dressed the chapel in blush and white fabric with our blush and marsala florals and our winter tree package. They brought a cute little cake and did a hot cocoa toast in the most adorable mugs! These two are celebrating 25 years together, and we love how much in love they still are. Congratulations, Crystal and Randy!!
From the Bride:
I was 16 and had just moved from Nebraska to Florida my junior year of high school. Life was way different, and I missed my friends and extended family. A friend I had just made asked me to go roller skating to cheer me up. As we were skating, I see this guy and instantly became smitten. He was the DJ at the skating rink. We talked as often as we could that night which wasn’t much. He got my number and said he’d call soon which he did a couple days later. Of course, the first weekend after he called was Valentine’s Day. So, our first date was on Valentine’s Day. I had told him it was cheesy, and I hated Valentines. He told me he promised it would be the best Valentines I had ever had. He was thirty minutes late, so I assumed that my streak of bad Valentines was continuing. However, he showed up with a teddy bear, flowers, and a card. It was so sweet. We went to dinner and a movie. We saw Mr. Hollands Opus. We had such a great time my face hurt from smiling all night. I came home and told my family I met my husband. They laughed. I understood their cynicism, but I knew he was the one and knew in time they’d see. We’ve been inseparable ever since.Randy proposed. It was our Senior prom. We had been together for a year and a half. He took me for fondue for dinner before prom. We often loved to go to fondue. This was something that was special to us both. He said he had to go to the restroom and when he came back, he got down on one knee and proposed. I said yes. We got married six months later in December.
This is our 25th wedding anniversary. We have two beautiful daughters who have been our whole world. Family is so important to us and we have always put everyone else first. We decided we wanted this vow renewal to be just about us. We want it to be a special intimate time. We will have a big party before we leave and celebrate with all of our family and friends. I can’t wait to celebrate our love and share our vows. We were married originally 12/6/97. Because my family moved so far away from all of our relatives, we grandma came out every Christmas and would stay a month to spend time with us. I wanted her to be there so we planned for the first weekend she would be there which just so happened to be December 6th.
We love anything outdoors. We like to hike, camp, kayak, swim, ride bikes. We are full time RVers and are starting off on a North America journey in February. Our dog Mozzie is our whole world. We have two daughters who are grown and living on their own. We like to spend time with family. We are foodies and love to try new things and explore buildings with great architecture. Disney has always had a special place in our heart. When we were younger we often would go to the beach but haven’t been able to make it for a couple of years. The mountains are a special place for us. Our faith is super important to us.