Carly and Matt December 7, 2019
Intimate Weddings in the Smoky Mountains
As a destination spot for intimate weddings in the Smoky Mountains, we get to see all kinds of awesome couples. It’s always exciting to see two people in love, and you could see it shining in Carly and Matt’s faces. They joined us on a beautiful December day and enjoyed some unseasonably gorgeous weather. These two high school sweethearts have gone the distance, and they are now official!! Congratulations Carly and Matt!
From the bride:
Matthew and I met in High School. His cousin and my best friend, Megan introduced us! He claims I grabbed his but the first time we met, but I don’t recall that happening! I am two years older than Matthew, so in high school we drifted apart and went our separate ways. I went to college and he started his working career. Then, thanks again to Megan, three years ago, we rekindled and now we’re here, more in love than ever before!
Our very, very first date in high school, I think our first date was going to the Flea Market with his parents. When we were older, our first date was a very fabulous dinner date to my favorite restaurant, Malones.
Matthew proposed on April 19th, 2019. The story is very sweet. He put Easter eggs all through my apartment with clues to where the next one was hidden. By the time I found the last one, I was so excited because I knew exactly what it was going to be. To my surprise, it was not. He had put a costume jewelry ring in there, per my lovely mothers request, to trick me. I looked at him so confused and said “You have got to be kidding me.” I just shook my head and turned to put the fake ring back in the egg. When I turned around, he was on his knee and asked me to marry him!
Well, we had a huge summer wedding planned and then our minds changed. We wanted something smaller, more intimate and take a nice honeymoon in the summer. We both love Tennessee and I have ALWAYS wanted a winter wedding. We were googling places to get married and came across Chapel in the Hollow and didn’t look anywhere else! We fell in love.
We are both looking forward to just starting our lives together. We are best friends and do everything together. We are so excited to start a family together. Were are also looking forward to sharing this day with the people we care about so much.
Well, we do everything together! We both love food, so going to eat is something we really enjoy, even though we can never decide where to eat, we love it! One of our favorite things to do is order pizza, sit on the couch with our dog, Bekham, and watch movies. It’s so blissful and cozy. We work different schedules, so just spending alone, quality time together is something we truly treasure.Unpopular opinion, but we love grocery shopping together, haha!
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet and Boutonniere: Sparks Flowers & More
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Wedding Dress Store: The Steel Magnolia
Shoes: Steve Madden Dillard’s
Rings: Gwen’s Fine Jewelers
Cake: The Grind
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Officiant: Krissy Parker
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow