Meet Jen and Travis, our first Featured Smoky Mountain wedding. We’ve gotten quite a few responses from last week’s Wedding Wednesday post and we’re so excited to share with you some of our favorite Smoky Mountain weddings! Jen was so sweet to send over a few photos and her and her new husband’s sweet wedding story. Below is their story in Jen’s words.
“Nothing compares to childhood love! Travis and I have known each other since we were little kids in elementary school. We’re both from the same town in Ohio, but I moved away and went to a different high school. We lost touch and many years went by without seeing each other. We both got married, started our own families, and I had no idea whatever happened to my crush. My first marriage didn’t work out and I decided to look him up on the ‘not-so-popular’ website MySpace. Reached out to him to learn that he had lost his wife of 8 years in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was now a single father of two young boys and I was a single mother of one little girl, so we decided to have lunch to catch up and the rest is history. Travis and I were married on October 15, 2011 at our cabin, ‘1 of a Kind’ from Hearthside Cabin Rentals. Our photographer was Eric Gebhart from New Beginnings Photography. Only people that joined us were my best friend (who is a hair stylist) and her husband. Peaceful wedding with nothing but the beautiful Smoky Mountains right behind us. Went to Huck Finn’s Catfish Restaurant for all we could eat vittles, hush puppies, and catfish! We honeymooned and did all the touristy stuff while we visited. We chose the Smoky Mountains because we both love the area and thought an autumn wedding in the mountains with the leaves changing colors would be very romantic. And it turned out to be everything we wanted! We couldn’t have picked a better place and plan on returning for a family vacation with our children.”