I am perfect in my imperfections. I am a soccer mom, a trained professional (don't make me go ninja on ya), Earth Mother, coffee shop, bookstore loving mess. As Ani DeFranco sings, I am 32 flavors and then some. I am a walking, talking paradox who just wants to enjoy life, family, kids, and some good movies.
Clingmans Dome with my Head Literally in the Clouds
The destination wedding to Gatlinburg is on; more of a weekend retreat than destination. The original date is still off due to events we didn't see coming, but that is life. In order to be prepared (biggie for me), we ran down to TN this past weekend with research on the brain. I wanted to see the chapels before I sent money, and I am really glad I did. In case any of you have used the chapels in downtown, this is not judgmental in any way. Every wedding should match the bride AND groom; however, I really don't want to get married next to Ripley's Believe It or Not. Love that place, but not dream wedding material for me. It worked well for my groom's dad, but I want to be away from the sounds of the tourists. Tourists can be a loud bunch. With that in mind, I am happy to report we did find a place with a lot of potential. The Chapel in the Glen is beautiful and tucked on a mountain several miles outside of town. Quiet and peaceful are the two best words to describe it. She took us into the chapel, and it just looked perfect for what we had in mind, just us and the kids. Nothing tacky, which has been a worry for the groom's mother. No Elvis at the door with wedding book in hand, which disappoints Thing One. Simple, sweet, and beautiful. I am interested in a waterfall service below the chapel. This also appeals to the groom since he loves the look of overhanging trees.