In November 2016, the Smoky Mountains suffered a serious blow. A raging wildfire consumed much of the land south of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Luckily, the firefighters and Smokies personnel saved a prominent location within its borders. The Noah Bud Ogle Cabin survived the blaze, and that is how I get to write about this charming Smokies elopement.
I guess you could say that elopements run in the family for Candace. Candace’s parents eloped! Nearly 27 years ago, Candace’s mother wore a blue dress. Upon hearing the story of her parent’s elopement, Candace never pictured her wedding any other way. Her handmade, blue skirt contrasted perfectly with the new spring foliage the Smokies provided. It complemented well with Nathan’s crisp blue suit and the bouquet from Melissa Timm Designs. Also, doesn’t Candace look radiant? She chose the amazing pros at Southern Belle Beauty to make her look her best!
The blue dress was a trademark of the day’s events. However, the stunning scenery of the Smokies was the cherry on top. In her childhood, Candace visited many of the National Parks, and the Smokies was always at the top of her list. She was enchanted by its waterways and forests and she knew it would be the perfect place to start her marriage. This would also be Nathan’s first trip to a National Park; a start to a new tradition together!