In Felicia’s words; “So thirty years ago Dallas and I met. I was 17 he was 25, 1986. It was forbidden love. My parents no, his parents were OK. But he asked me to marry him and I said no because it was forbidden.
And here we are thirty years later. Both of us ready and more in love than we were thirty years ago. But the stars aligned for us and here were are getting married in Tennessee on Bluff Mountain. And getting ready to go and start off in our new life.”
What a pleasure it was to work with this very special couple who Eloped to the Smoky Mountains. Between the love story and the images of their wedding day there’s not really much more to say. Congratulations and cheers to Felicia and Dallas and many happy returns of the day.
Bluff Mountain Inn is a beautiful wedding venue in the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area wedding services. Call 865.908.0321 or email us to reserve a date!
In a recent post on Facebook Lisa said, “We were so happy to have chosen your venue! Even if we had all the money in the world and patience to plan a big wedding, we would no doubt do our day in the same way with you guys! Thank you so much for everything, from the bottom of our full hearts!”
We couldn’t ask for a better endorsement than that. Thank you Lisa and Kevin for finding us and having such a beautiful and unique wedding day here in the mountains. It’s true. They Eloped!!!
See the video by Something Goode Videography here.
Janine agreed to share their love story with us. We hope you enjoy it.
“In 1996 at the ripe old age of 17 I jetted off to Tenerife, a Spanish island off the coast of Africa, for my summer holiday. On my first night there I met Nick, 23, who was there working for the summer. We spent every day and evening together. Once back in England we kept in touch and Nick visited but we were young and our lives went in different directions. In 2008 with the launch of Facebook Nick found me again but we were both in relationships and lived in 2 different countries. In 2013, now both single again, Nick decided to try his luck by sending a flirtatious message. From then on we messaged all day, every day not allowing the 5 hour time difference to interfere. 2 years later and some flying back and forth Nick took a leap and proposed on New Years Eve 2014. After 19 years in the making we finally became one on 6/26/2015. Excited to finally be together and to see what life has in store for us! Thanks to Bluff Mountain and staff for making our day even more special”
We’re happy to get the chance to host weddings for people from around the world. What wonderful job to have!
Congratulations and Cheers to the happy couple beginning the rest of their lives together.
Would you like to know how a typical day for a bride on her wedding day might look?
You would arrive at your Bridal suite, take a moment to relax and get comfortable. You’ll arrange your things out for your big day. You’ll probably even gaze at your beautiful dress for a few moments. Your wedding day has arrived!
Your faithful bridesmaids might help with organizing some last minute details in lieu of starting the day. Your day.
So let’s begin with Hair and makeup:
Your Hair and Makeup should be absolutely flawless on your special day. Making it to an appointment can be a bit stressful depending on locations. Why not have your natural beauty enhanced here on site. If you’d like our stylist to do your hair and makeup we can schedule an appointment for you to have that done here…
This offer isn’t solely for you. It extends to as many in your wedding party as you’d like. You may have as many appointments for mother, bridesmaids, Maid Of Honor etc. Keep in mind that each person will be a separate appointment.
Having your hair and makeup done here makes it really convenient. You can go directly from your appointment to your dressing room to prepare for your wedding photos. Think of how easy it will be to not need to leave and worry about traffic or the weather.
Our professional photographers are busy working in the background. The photographers will be taking photos of all sorts of details. Shots of the wedding dress, the bridal bouquet, your “something borrowed and something blue” and extraordinary moments between family and friends while everyone is enjoying the day. They’ll be catching all the perfect moments that will eventually turn into precious memories.
Once all the primping is done, and everyone is gussied up, it’s time for the bridal portrait session. Our brilliant photographers will take the bride to a variety of gorgeous locations. Each spot has been prepared especially with photography in mind. Think ornamented swings, shaded coves, rustic backdrops, gardens…etc.
Bridesmaids will happily join the bride for a fun creative photo session.
The tradition of the groom and bride not seeing each other is still honored by some, but…A First Look is a special moment that we also encourage.
A First look is when a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony for a private moment. It’s just the two of them while a few photos are taken in the background to document this special time.
It takes away the stress of expectation when walking down the aisle. It gives the bride and groom an intimate moment when they can just be together and cherish all the time they’ve spent planning for their special day. This is especially important since they will only have a few moments before they exchange vows and become husband and wife.
Now the Groom and his guys are off to take their photos. Soon enough the guests will have arrived. Imagine the wedding party lining up in preparation to walk down the aisle. At this point you are excited and anxious to marry the man you’ve fallen in love with. Viola. The moment you all have stressed over and planned is as picture-perfect as you envisioned.
It doesn’t matter how extravagant or intimate the ceremony is, the exchanging of the vows will be the most important and memorable portion. You can’t forget the family portraits before heading on to the reception. The slicing of your unforgettable delicious cake to end the evening with dining and dancing under the stars. How wonderful does that sound? Exactly!
Why do so many couples now choose a destination wedding over a traditional local venue? At some point while planning, every couple entertains the idea of having a destination wedding. Who wouldn’t get excited about going somewhere beautiful and unique to exchange vows? Gorgeous scenery sets the mood for the perfect wedding!
Why not to take the plunge with all the convenience of home for equal or better value. A destination venue allows friends and family the opportunity to celebrate your big day in a very exclusive and memorable way.
If you find yourselves debating over which option suits you best, here are our top 11 reasons to have a destination wedding:
Here at Bluff Mountain Inn, we offer a broad range of services to makes planning your big day less complicated. We’re here to help you embrace
For your your convenience, planning can be done via email, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. Why not choose an established service with excellent high ratings.