Smoky Mountain Elopement – Heidi and Mark

Smoky Mountain Elopement

Heidi and Mark – November 11, 2023

Heidi and Mark celebrated their love with a cozy Smoky Mountain elopement at Chapel in the Hollow! The chapel was adorned in our stunning cinnamon and textured rust fabrics, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere — my new favorite fall combo! Bohemian florals added a touch of rustic charm, and they elevated the ambiance with our lantern and candle package.
Heidi’s creativity shone through as she brought a magnificent magnolia garland to weave around and through the lanterns, turning the space into a dreamy haven. They transformed our wooden table into a cake fantasy, and it was absolutely delightful! Adding a special touch, they brought a cute white wooden table for their glass unity ceremony, generously leaving it as a gift for our future couples to enjoy. 
Heidi looked stunning in her stylish off-the-shoulder dress with a fitted, ruched waist and a long veil trimmed in white. Mark looked sharp in a classic black tuxedo.  She carried a beautiful bouquet of magnolias, adding a Southern touch to the celebration. Their ceremony concluded with a magical bubble exit, capturing the sheer joy and excitement of this sweet couple.

From the Bride:

Mark and I met at work. After several years of simply being co-workers and friends who hiked many trails together, we finally admitted to one another that our relationship had the potential to be far more than “just friends”. It was then, during COVID; that we made big bold moves. We quit our jobs, found new ones, sold houses and moved to Huntsville, Alabama. We have never looked back and have zero regrets. Those big bold moves gave us the space and freedom to grow together in a brand new adventure in a new town with new jobs making new friends. It was beautiful, it is beautiful. 

We think our first date was a hike at Red Rocks Canyon in Morrison, Colorado. The hike was just the right length with beautiful Red Rock formations scattered all around and an amazing sunset that day…a perfect backdrop for our first kiss. Mark proposed at sunrise in February 2022, at the San Giorgio Maggiore Harbor in Venice, Italy. But this was only after several earlier failed attempts that week in which every other location Mark had hoped to use for the proposal was closed due to renovations or some other unusual circumstance. Regardless of the how or why it happed at the Harbor, the setting was amazing and so was the proposal! 

We wanted a venue that represented our love of nature, an off-grid outdoor venue seemed like the perfect fit. I am looking forward marrying my very best friend and starting our next great adventure. 

We like the outdoors…hiking, biking, skiing, etc. Our best date nights involve friends and food…lots of both!

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Event Manager: Alyssa with Custom Love Gifts and Events
Chapel Florals: Chapel in the Hollow
Bouquet and Boutonniere: GG Weddings
Dress: David’s Bridal
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Menswear: Jos A Banks
Invitations: Zazzle
Shoes: DB Studio
Rings: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Cake: Cakes and Confections by Merry
Officiant: Ian Parrott
Hair and Makeup: @Southern Sirens
Jewelry: Family Heirlooms
Are you planning a Smoky Mountain elopement? Check out our calendar to see if we have your date available. 865-696-5348