These two. One of the calmest, most fun couples I've worked with. They may have had a little pressure arise here and there as it does on any wedding day but when they were together none of it mattered.
They started their wedding day off as any other couple does...with a bike ride around Cade's Cove in the Smoky Mountain National Park of course. Then went their separate ways to get ready for their equally unconventional festivities. Leah isn't one of those brides who was looking to have all eyes on her. Chance felt the same. So, to take some of the pressure off and to be able to see their out of town guests longer than most couples are able they inverted their day. Photos followed by cocktail hour (which they attended), followed by dinner, followed by the ceremony and the usual crepe cake and dancing after that.
The location and food couldn't have been more perfect. The Dancing Bear Lodge pulled out all the stops. I was homesick for Appalachian Tennessee all over again thanks to this perfect wedding. Chef Shelley Cooper did not disappoint. From a signature cocktail to the candy bacon everyone was gushing about to the melt-in-your-mouth fried chicken...man, I was so lucky to be able to enjoy a taste of the food! Oh, and The French Market's crepe cake also did not disappoint.
So back to the love birds. Chance is from East Tennessee and Leah from Colorado. I met the two of them just after I moved to Denver last year, in Denver. Now, now they live in Knoxville. You know, the city we moved from? Still blows my mind. We reunited at their Smoky Mountain Wedding because, well, that is where they fell in love. At the most beautiful KOA you've ever seen just up the street from Dancing Bear.
Her dress: Encore Bridal Ft Collins (altered by White Lace and Promises Knoxville) | His suit (chance): Brooks Brothers Sevierville | His ring : Fagen Jewelers Knoxville Her Ring: Blue Nile | His watch: Mistura Timepieces | Florals: Flowers & Such Maryville | Hair/Make-up: Tatyana Wilcox Maryville | Pies: Art of Cakes Bakery Maryville | Dulcimer player: Tim Simek