Dana and Mark – July 13, 2020
Pigeon Forge Wedding
Dana and Mark joined us for our first Pigeon Forge wedding of the day on July. 13th. The thunderstorms we’d been hearing about held off, thank goodness. We even managed to get a few clouds for good light. Mark told on Dana — apparently she’s been trying her wedding ring on often over the last few weeks. Now the two rings are finally together forever. They brought their sweet daughter to witness the ceremony, and she was gorgeous in a sparkly blue dress. When we took them to the field, Dana found a bug on her dress and said, “Look, it’s our first pet together.” LOL Congratulations Dana and Mark!!
From the Bride:
We met through online dating. After talking for about a week, we exchanged numbers. Our first date was meeting up together in downtown Wilmington. I have been doing the online dating thing for years beforehand. This was Mark’s first time trying out online dating and I was his first (and now last) online date!
For the first date… Well, Dana was 10 mins late because she parked in the wrong parking deck in downtown Wilmington. Always-on-time Mark, jokingly never let’s her forget that. We finally met up and enjoyed many laughs at a comedy club. Walked around downtown and enjoyed ice cream while sitting on a bench talking for hours. Mark was the perfect gentleman.
We love going to concerts together! One of our favorite places is Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington. Mark proposed at the end of the Switchfoot concert. I never had any idea he would drop to his knee and when he did, I started crying like a baby! Took me a second to catch my breath before I could actually say the words “YES, OF COURSE!” It was perfect!
After Covid-19 decided to cancel our original big wedding on April 4th, 2020, we got both of our parents blessing to elope. Chapel in the Hollow is a gorgeous place to make our vows as husband and wife.
I was most looking forward to seeing Mark’s face for the first time with me in my wedding dress. Walking down the aisle to my future husband. Saying my vows to my future husband (I will cry, no doubt about that, haha!). Mark will laugh at me for sure, that’s always his way of cheering me up.
We chose July 13th for a “lucky” and an “unlucky” number. We have been through so much over the last 5 years and it just keeps proving nothing can stop our love for each other. Not even Covid-19!
We love going to the beach, trying out new foods, cooking together, cleaning together, listening to music together, attending as many concerts as we can. We go out on dates to our 1st date spot Dead Crow Comedy Club. We could talk about anything and everything for hours. I love when he takes sudden hold of me and we dance in the kitchen on random.
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: KateKasin
Menswear: Polo Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Mens Shoes: Stacy Adams
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Officiant: Penny Montefusco
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow
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