What happens when a true New Yorker and a chivalrous, southern gentleman cross paths?
A Mountain Wedding!
On July 17th, 2017 Ann-Marie and John had a beautiful mountain wedding here at Bluff Mountain Inn. These two and their family were so incredibly fun and lively to work with! We asked Ann-Marie for her and John’s love story and she sent us this fun, meant-to-be account of how they first met and how they both immediately knew that the other was “the one”.
Be sure to check out the slideshow below of their exciting day!
I remember on Saturday 7/16
I was at my nephews soccer game and I looked over to my sister Jennifer and I said, “I found my happily ever after” and she looked at me puzzled and I said, “but I haven’t met him yet and I would see him tomorrow but I knew he was the one.” On Sunday 7/17/16 John and I met at the Cheesecake Factory and the spark was there…. fast forward a year later and I married my happily ever after at Bluff Mountain Inn.
In John’s words—
“I knew Ann-Marie was the one for me after the first night of talking, of which I may or may not if have a few beers after golfing. We talked for hours and after nearly 3 hours out of the blue she asked me, ‘what’s my name?’ All I could remember was her saying, ‘I hate when people call me Mary Ann’. So in my infinite wisdom I said, ‘Puddin tang’, she says, ‘what??’ I said, ‘Puddin tang. Ask me again I’ll tell you the same.’
So when she said good bye I knew I ruined possibly the best thing that could of happen to me. I woke up the next day to a text that said ‘Hi, I’m Ann-Marie and I like your profile picture.’ I knew that any girl that had that good of a sense of humor was for me. The rest is, how they say, history.”
During our first conversation I had asked what type of music he listened to.
Bluff Mountain Inn for the Win!
We both love the mountains, waterfalls, creeks, and hiking and we had been to South and North Carolina and Georgia last year and our plans were to vacation in TN in 2017. When he asked me to marry him I knew I wanted a rustic barn wedding, and though there are these types of venues in FL, we knew we wanted a mountain wedding. We decided we would keep with our plans to vacation in TN but we would just add getting married to the list 🙂
I started to GoogleTN weddings and reached out to 3 different venues. After speaking to them and looking at there web sites my gut told me to go with Bluff Mountain. Between the reviews, Pinterest pages, web site, FB page, and most importantly speaking with Talia, I knew I made the right decision and now that it is over, it was everything I envisioned x10.”