July Micro Wedding – Cassie and Nick

July Micro Wedding

Cassie and Nick – July 3, 2024

Cassie and Nick’s July micro wedding at Chapel in the Hollow was a radiant celebration of love. They adorned the chapel with purple ombre fabric and vibrant sunflower florals that perfectly captured the joy of their special day.
Cassie embraced her princess moment in a sleeveless dress with a medium-length soft train, which she paired with sparkly silver Crocs for a unique and fun twist. Nick looked dapper in grey pants and a vest complemented by a crisp white shirt, striking a perfect balance between casual elegance and comfort.
The day was filled with family love, as all of Cassie’s children pitched in to help decorate the chapel and assist their mom with getting dressed, making every moment more memorable. Cassie also brought along a cute ombre cake from Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop, adding a sweet touch to their celebration.
Before the ceremony, Cassie and Nick shared a touching first look, a private moment of anticipation and affection. Her brother had the honor of walking her down the aisle, proudly escorting her to a new chapter in her life. The ceremony concluded with a whimsical bubble exit, filling the air with joy and laughter.
While Cassie and Nick originally considered a beach wedding, their choice to celebrate in the enchanting forest of Chapel in the Hollow truly made their day magical. We’re so glad they did!
Congratulations, Cassie and Nick! May your lives together be as joyful and vibrant as your wedding day.
From the Bride: 
We kind of “met” twice. We first met in high school through mutual friends. We were together for almost a year and we we’re split apart by my mom’s husband at the time. We drifted apart. I got married and had 3 kids. Life went on. Eventually, my marriage ended. I decided to reach out to old friends to reconnect and I found his information online so I contacted him. We started talking and it was like 22 years hadn’t passed. We haven’t been apart since.
I can’t remember the first first date. But the second was magic. It wasn’t one date, but a whole weekend. I flew from Indiana to Oregon and we spent the weekend together. The connection we felt with each other is hard to put into words. I felt so nervous yet so at peace being with him. At the end of the amazing weekend, we kissed before I headed to my terminal at the airport. In that moment, we both felt like time had stopped. Like the busy airport was empty and it was just us. It was at that magical moment, we realized we were meant to be.
He proposed. We had talked about getting married from the beginning. We were just taking our time. We looked at rings. I showed him ones that I liked. I told him about all of the videos I had seen of couples getting engaged and how I dreamed of getting proposed to like that. He’s not one to be extravagant or over the top and he can be very dry and sarcastic. One night, we were getting ready for bed and he said, “I’m only doing this (getting married) once. Will you marry me?” Although it was not at all what I was dreaming of or what I expected, it was adorable and it was a very him way of doing it.
My mom’s health has been up and down this year. Last fall, my sister-in-love was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones. We decided we needed to have a family vacation, because we don’t know how much time any of us has left and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge was decided on as the place to go for our July micro wedding. I had always planned on getting married at the beach with my family there, but with everyone’s health issues, the likelihood of everyone traveling to Oregon for a wedding was slim. So I decided to change my dream of getting married at the beach because having my family share this day with us is far more important.
I want to feel like a princess for a day. I want to have moments to treasure of this special day where Nick and I can celebrate our love for each other and share it with our family.
Music is our love language. We have different tastes in music but we do have quite a bit that we both enjoy. We LOVE going to concerts and will usually go to several a year, depending on who’s on tour. We are both light hearted and sarcastic. We love to laugh and have fun. We also have our “adventuring.” Some weekends we decide to go somewhere we’ve never been and do something we’ve never done. Or go to a familiar place and do something fun. Sometimes it’s just driving out in the country. Other times it’s trying a new restaurant or hiking or exploring caves. It just depends on what our middle-aged bodies are up for. I always tell him I wouldn’t want to adventure with any one else.
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Chapel Florals and Bouquet: Chapel in the Hollow via Kochetova flowers
Jar florals: Bride via Temu
Shoes: Crocs
Rings: Fred Meyer Jewelers
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Are you planning a July micro wedding? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available.

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