With the new year in full swing and Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air! Wanting to say I Do in a glade of vibrant evergreen on a mountaintop? Or do you have a milestone anniversary coming up and want to find the perfect way to show your spouse how much they truly mean to you? The Great Smoky Mountains are your one stop shop for all things weddings, honeymoons and vow renewals.
Smoky Mountain Weddings
From an intimate gathering under a waterfall, private ceremony in your cabin, or a picturesque chapel, the Smokies has unlimited options for your dream wedding. However before you get to the actual ceremony part, there are a few other steps you have to check off your list. The wedding party is full of members of all ages from the bride and groom of course to the groomsmen and bridesmaids, chaplain, parents and assorted family members, and of course, the flower girl.
Another important aspect that can make or break the wedding is food. Talk to any guest of a wedding and what do they usually say is the most memorable part of the wedding? A couple may say the dress was to die for or a handful might say their vows were just so adorable. But most will say the reception was the best part!
Once the ceremony is taken care of, why leave the beautiful Smoky Mountains? With the endless amounts of cabins, hotels, and more places to stay, your honeymoon will be a memorable experience. Secluded mountaintop cabins and chalets are a crowd favorite for Pigeon Forge honeymooners. Including various amenities, such as cabins with jacuzzis and hot tubs, rustic ambience and of course breathtaking views. All of these combine to make for a romantic getaway.
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However, if you are not the rough it in the woods type, a hotel honeymoon is another great option! Riverstone Resort will exceed your expectations with their couples’ massages and inclusive vacation packages, which feature deals from other local venues. Adventure and adrenaline lovers have endless amounts of options with all the different hiking trails and nearby attractions. If you are looking more to relax and kick back, the Rocky Top Wine Trail offers wine tasting and more!
What if you’ve already had a ceremony so many years ago and had that once in a lifetime honeymoon and are now looking to ignite the spark and confirm your love for your spouse amongst all your friends and family? The Smokies offer chapels and remote locations that accommodates all party sizes. You can even renew your vows on the majestic grand staircase at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
Here are a few tips for planning the perfect vow renewal:
- No registry. You’ve already had a huge shower. Your guests presence is their present to you and your spouse.
- Mix it up with your vows. Did you go traditional with your first wedding? Well after spending 50 years with someone, you know so much more about them so recommit yourself to them from the heart.
- Get some new bling! Hint to your spouse that ring you’ve been eyeing at the jewelry store would put the icing on the cake.
- Have a great time with friends and family! Don’t stress. You already did that the first time around. Dance the night away with your loved ones and soak in the beautiful views of the Smokies.