Post # 1
Hello to all! I am going to re-marry my ex husband in February if weather permits. We want to elope in Nashville or Gatlinburg, TN. We are not looking for a wedding package, just a small country setting. We initially married Dec. 15, 1995 and divorced in 2000. We reconciled after 9-11. We were both involved in Fire Dept. and Emergency Medical Services so 9-11 hit us hard and brought us back together after not speaking or seeing each other for a full year. I moved back in 2001 and we decided to re-marry this past Oct. 15 because that is the date we met in Basic EMT class and it was love at first site for both of us after divorce. We have 3 children all from previous marriages. We finally got pregnant, but I was 40 and we lost our baby but we know it was God’s Will. I am 49 but look much younger. We had a western wedding and my fiance still has his original cowboy hat and black western tux jacket, boots, ect. I wore an ivory, western type dress that has a bussell where a long train attaches but am thinking of wearing the same dress (yes I can still fit into it) without the long train. If anyone knows of any good places in TN, please let me know. We have set a tentative date but it’s not set in stone and we are only sending announcements after the ceremony. We do our own photography with a professional camera and a tripod and only want a very small wedding cake with champagne. The kids are grown and depending on work schedules may be attending and may not. If so, we will rent a cabin to accommodate us all. It would be awesome if it snowed. We had our honeymoon in Franklin, NC in Feb. 1996 and it snowed on the way up and we stayed a week in the snow and it was perfect. We had champagne and chicken noodle soup and just had the Weather Channel on. We found the original cabin we stayed in recently and it has been sold and is no longer available as a rental. So we are changing our destination. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks and good luck to all of you planning your dream weddings.
Post # 3
Congratulations! My parents divorced after they were married about 7 years and then got re-married to eachother two years later. They were married for 30 years when my dad passed away. I’ve heard of this happening quite a bit!
Post # 4
I don’t have any suggestions, but stories like these make me happy. I don’t know why haha. I just think it’s great when people ‘find’ each other again. Best of luck, congratulations!
Post # 5
Congratulations! What a fantastic story!
Post # 6
Congrats on rekindling your love! I don’t have much advice wedding wise, but I love your story!
Post # 7
Gatlinburg is full of places that you can get married! I think that having a small wedding in a cabin would be great.
Post # 8
I don’t know much about Tennessee myself but I know that there are tons of places to get married there. Good luck on finding the perfect spot for you two!
And congratulations on your re-marriage! I think stories like this are so sweet!
Post # 9
First of all congrats!! I have a few questions; how many people are you thinking of inviting or will it just be the two of you and what is your goal budget range? I know of a few ‘event barns’ around here but for something smaller I found this on the Gatlinburg website:
Couples dreaming of simpler Gatlinburg weddings also have many options. Many of the chapels offer unique outdoor wedding ideas like gazebo, garden, or waterfall settings for large or small outdoor weddings.
This guy http://www.smoky-mountain-wedding.com/ will perform your ceremony at the site of your choice in Gatlinburg or the Smoky Mountain area – say your cabin or in the park. This includes a cake for two and looks like it’s only $99 + travel time to your destination if you don’t marry at his gazebo. You could probably bring your own Champagne.
If you’re wanting an outdoor wedding Elkmont is a really neat place, it’s a campground about 15-20 minutes from Gatlinburg. It was an old lumberjack town and has a lot of old buildings that might be neat for pictures. If that doesn’t work for the ceremony you can always go there to get pictures with your camera afterwards!
Hope that helps a little!