Intimate Vow Renewal – Rita and Kalman

Intimate Vow Renewal

Rita and Kalman – January 9, 2024

We are celebrating Rita and Kalman’s 25th Anniversary with an Intimate Vow Renewal at Chapel in the Hollow, a day marking a milestone in their journey of love. Originally from Hungary, but united in the US during their college years, they chose this special day to fulfill their dream of a perfect wedding, commemorating their silver anniversary.
The chapel was adorned in white and dusty blue fabric, creating a serene and romantic atmosphere, beautifully complemented by our white florals and the warm, inviting glow of our candle package. Rita looked breathtaking in her long-sleeved lacy white dress, the elegance of which was enhanced by a lace-edged cathedral-length veil. Kalman, ever so dapper, wore a navy suit, accented with a blue and red tie and a classic white pocket boutonniere.
Their three sons played significant roles in this heartfelt celebration. One son, with the melodious strains of his violin, played Rita down the aisle, while the other two stood proudly as Best Man and Man of Honor, symbolizing the strength and unity of their family.
Emotions ran high as Rita and Kalman renewed their vows, their eyes glistening with tears, reaffirming their love and commitment. The exchange of silver rings was a poignant tribute to their 25 years together, symbolizing the durability and shine of their relationship.
The celebration continued with the cutting of their two-tiered white cake, a symbol of sweetness and shared joys. They used our new white cake table, adorned with linens featuring traditional Hungarian designs, adding a touch of their heritage to the occasion.
Listening to their love story was a true delight, a testament to enduring affection and the beauty of celebrating significant milestones together.
From the Bride:
We met in 1997 at the community college parking lot. He parked in front of me and he had a Hungarian flag sticker on the back of his car. We both got out of our cars the same time and I asked him if he was Hungarian. He said yes and we started talking. Our first date was in a coffee shop in Princeton and we mostly talked about our college classes and professors. 
Kalman proposed. He came over with his father while my mother was visiting me from Hungary. He wrote a nice poem and read it for me while he was on one knee. This was in October of 1998 and we got married on 01/09/1999. 
We decided on an East Tennessee wedding because I loved Chapel in the Hollow and the outdoor setting. I’m looking forward to creating a nice memory for us and our boys. 25 years ago we had no money to have a wedding and I always missed being a bride and wearing a wedding dress, so this is a make up for that! 
Our lives were revolving around our three boys and we were always very busy with their activities. Now that they are grown we are refocusing on ourselves. We like to travel, and watch movies.
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Chapel Floral Arrangements: Chapel in the Hollow
Bridal Dress and Veil: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit and Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: Cakes and Confections by Merry
Hair and Makeup: Wanderlust Salon
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Rings: Walmart
Venue Associate: Elizabeth DeCoursey 865-696-5348