Laura and Jeff – July 25, 2020
Outdoor Micro Wedding
For our first outdoor micro wedding on July 25th, Laura and Jeff joined us from Illinois. It quickly started to storm after their wedding, but that didn’t stop them from striking a pose or two! These two met at work and have been together for 17 years. Woot!! She looked extra amazing in the lace dress with her hair and makeup by Southern Sirens. Congratulations Laura and Jeff!!
From the Bride:
We met while working together. We were “pod partners”. We’ve been together ever since. 2020 marks 17 years of being together. We’ve had some rollercoaster curves through the years, but our commitment to each other has always managed to stay at the forefront of our minds. We’ve been blessed with a big blended family of 7 kids and have 2 Granddaughters with another one on the way! There seems to always be some kind of chaos going on with this big of a family, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
For the first date, he surprised me and took me to see Fiddler on the Roof at the U of I Broadway Series. After a couple of stressful years behind us this past Christmas it was just a discussion of we might as well make this legal. We chose East Tennessee for our outdoor micro wedding because we love the area, and this venue fit everything I could have wanted for an intimate ceremony with just my family. For my wedding day, I most looked forward to my boys walking me down the aisle and our entire family being together.
The date didn’t really have any significance at first. Originally we were trying to find a date that Jeff’s youngest son could make it to with the idea that he was possibly deploying in September and we also wanted something that was a few months after my daughter’s wedding. July popped up a few times in the discussion and then it just seemed to fit since our first date was in July.
Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet and Boutonniere: Bride
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Tommy Hilfiger from Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow