Wedding Dates for Peak Leaf Color in the Smokies

The first weekend in November is an often over-looked wedding date, because most people think the leaf color peaks in October in the Smoky Mountains. The leaves are just beginning to look good during the last week of October, however. It’s that first week and weekend...

Signed, Sealed, and Recorded in the Bible

Zach and Ayla’s names are forever written in the cover of their family Bible. This long-standing tradition was practiced by my own family, and I still cherish my great-grandmother’s written words in a book that barely stays together now. (It wasn’t a Bible that sat on...

Eloping with Family to the Smoky Mountains

By far, elopements are my favorite kind of wedding. To me, it strains it all down to the commitment, the love, and the sharing. But sometimes elopements aren’t just two people in love, they are a small, tight, family unit in love. Sarah and Wayne brought the support...

The Cowboy Gentleman and his Sweetheart Bride

Where do cowboys marry their sweethearts? In the country, of course! Karen and Jared chose the countryside in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, at a little red barn called Honeysuckle Hills. It took a long time for them to find each other, but once together they knew life...

Weddings for the Adventurous Soul

Engagement season is just around the corner. Did you know more couples get engaged at Christmas than any other time of year? One of the first things I ask our couples is “what was the proposal like?” Most couples are so close they can practically read each other’s...