Timberwolf Creek Blog

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Smoky Mountain Elopement - Wedding for Two

Each wedding is so unique and special, and we get the most wonderful folks at Timberwolf Creek!  You'd think it would start seeming ho-hum after a while, but it doesn't.  Instead, we get excited as every wedding day approaches.  There's always a special story, or new vows, or some wonderful spin each couple puts on their ceremony.  New friends to make, laughter to share... and cake.  Oh yeah.  We do like the cake.  :)

I think we laughed more with Ricky and Jessie than with any other wedding couple, yet!  What a great day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Head Over Heels in Love

These two folks took their time finding each other.  Once they did, it was just a matter of finding the perfect place for their wedding.  We are SO glad they chose to be married here!  What a gloriously happy day.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Weddings in Maggie Valley!

Loving how elopements photograph in the springtime afternoon...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Wedding Chapel

The Primrose Path

Yes, I know, it's too early to plant in the Smokies, and we're supposed to wait until after Mother's Day. I've never been good at waiting... So, assured by the folks at Painter's Greenhouse that the pansies and primroses were hardened off and ready to go in the ground, I buzzed over there and bought all I could stuff into the car and get home! The brides officially have a Primrose Path now, all the way to the chapel.

As soon as I got back to Maggie Valley, I started planting... no time left in daylight for pictures! But all those flats of primrose and pansies went into that half-acre of ground. Today -in the pouring rain- I ventured back to get some snapshots. Mind you, I'd never have attempted this with the big fancy wedding camera equipment! Nope, it was my handy little Pentax. Not quite a disposable, but if the rain destroyed it, I wouldn't have to cry myself to sleep. Off I went!

Stepped under the shelter of the little garden shed's porch when the rain kicked in.

I love how the Great Rhododendrons encircle the wedding cove.

When the downpour subsided, it was time to peek at how the plants had fared. The pansies were eating it up. And the Japanese Maple is in bud-- Hooray, spring! Loved finding raindrops suspended on every budding branch...

And how's this for beautiful: the creek is really racing in the rain storm - gorgeous whitewater!

What an incredible setting for a spring wedding. Next one's in six days! Sigh -wonderful.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Top Ten Reasons Maggie Valley Brides Elope

1.    Want to get married outdoors in the mountains

2.    Just want a meaningful, intimate ceremony

3.    Her mother

4.    It's romantic to keep the wedding their special secret

5.    Too many people telling them what their wedding should be

6.    Not all the family on both sides could attend

7.    All the family on both sides could attend

8.    Rather spend the budget on the honeymoon

9.    His mother

10.  Nothing more breathtaking than a bride emerging from the forest