Hunter and Sara – December 11, 2020
Micro Weddings in the Smoky Mountains
Micro weddings in the Smoky Mountains are a great way to celebrate if you want to stay small and still have fun! Hunter and Sara joined us on December 11th with their families to celebrate their wedding. They did a first touch instead of a first look where they stood on either side of the archway and held hands while they read a note to each other. They were the sweetest couple! He is a lanky fellow with a love of tractors and great taste in women, and she is a bombshell with a sunny disposition. We had so much fun spending time with them, and we can’t wait to see the video from Yugen Productions! Congratulations, Hunter and Sara!
From the Bride:
We met through mutual friends in November of 2017. The afternoon we found out about each other, one of our mutual friends gave us one another’s Snapchat. We didn’t start texting until late that night. I was scared of why he hadn’t reached out and started talking to me yet! I was later informed by him that he was taking a nap and that’s why he didn’t start talking to me until that night! I think he was just nervous and scared to start a conversation with me! We texted for a little while but not for long before he went to bed (even after taking that nap). He went to work that next morning and when he got off he decided to come down to where I was living at the time to pick me up to go get some food together, which was our “first date”.
Our first date was quite awkward to say the least. I was very shy back then, and he was the same way he is now- very extroverted! He swore to our mutual friend (the one who told us about one another) that he would have me talking before we even left the town I was living in (which is very, very small). Surprisingly, he did just that. We went to Zaxby’s, which is about 45 minutes from my house. The whole ride there I was being shy, playing on my phone, and he just kept talking and trying to get me out of my shell. When we got there, he ordered his food, asked me what I wanted and I just said “I don’t want anything, I’m not hungry”. Even though I was actually starving! Back then, I wouldn’t really eat in front of anyone- hardly even my own family! He ended up making me at least get a drink. We sat down and never really talked at all. He just watched the football game that was on the tv while I played on my phone and texted the friend who set us up about how the date was going. We might have said a few words to each other and then we left. I never ended up drinking the drink he got me, so I kept it for later. On the way back to my house, we hit a big bump in the road and my drink ended up spilling all in the console of his truck! I was so embarrassed! I kept apologizing and he kept saying “it’s ok” and “it’s not that big of a deal”. It must’ve really not been that big of a deal because the next day, we went to our friends house and he cooked shrimp alfredo for me!
He proposed last year when we went back to my hometown in Arkansas to visit my older sister, brother-in-law and their kids for my mom’s birthday weekend. We stayed in cabins around Lake Fort Smith. At sunset on the day of my mom’s birthday, we went to my favorite spot around my hometown which is the Visitor Center Overlook of Lake Fort Smith. My mom, sister, my two nieces, my two nephews, and my brother-in-law were all there. We were all admiring how beautiful it was and all of a sudden he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
At first we didn’t really know where we wanted to get married. I knew I had always wanted to get married in the mountains. I didn’t really want to get married in my hometown and we don’t really have mountains in Mississippi. We knew someday we’d like to go to East Tennessee to see the Smoky Mountains. We started thinking about a honeymoon in Gatlinburg and then it hit us. Why not get married in the Smoky Mountains!?
We are both looking forward to starting this next chapter and spending the rest of our lives with each other. We are super excited to see some of our family and for the location/setting!
This date kind of means something to us. The day after our wedding date will make it 3 years since we’ve been in a relationship with each other.
We love just hanging around the house, but we like fishing, hunting, and riding around. We love watching Grey’s Anatomy, we don’t watch it unless we watch it together!
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: LB Floral
Dress: Low’s Bridal and Formal Shoppe
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Bridesmaid Dress: Lulus
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Cake: Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Videography: Yugen Productions
Hair and Makeup: Southern Belle Beauty LLC