Did you know there is a place in the Great Smoky Mountains where you can rent a treehouse to stay in overnight? It’s called Treehouse Grove. There are several down in the valley by the creek that were built first. That’s where the ceremony was and the getting ready photos of the bride. They have hanging beds and egg chairs to relax in and a big fire to warm up by. There is another clump on top of the mountain overlooking some amazing views, which is where the groom got ready. Then, back at the beginning of the property is where the reception building hovers over the creek with a big fire pit and amazing porch.
Tiffany and Jeff planned this wedding from Philadelphia. She is from Alabama, and he is from California. They currently live in Philadelphia but are about to move back to San Francisco. They arranged a travel trailer through Uhaul to bring all the decor down to Tennessee. Unfortunately, that plan fell through, and they each had to drive two separate SUVs all the way down here. They made it with all the decor though and were able to chill in a treehouse for the days leading up to the wedding!
It was really important to Tiffany and Jeff that they did not see each other before the wedding. It was a little challenging because there was so much to be done and no cell service. So, anytime one of them left their respective area, they just had to be on high alert to not look around too hard in case the other one was out. I’m proud to say they were able to totally avoid one another, and when Jeff did see Tiffany walking down the aisle, he lost it in the absolute sweetest way possible. I cannot handle his reaction and how precious it was.
There are two Japanese traditions Tiffany and Jeff added into their wedding day that I thought were so cool! One was the thousand cranes. Tiffany folded 999 origami cranes leading up to the wedding day. Jeff strung up most of these cranes as decor around the wedding. After the rehearsal dinner, they folded the 1000th crane together, and I actually wired it up and tucked it into her bouquet. The other Japanese tradition was the breaking of the bowl. This reminds me of the Jewish tradition of stomping on the glass only instead of stomping, they drop a stone, and later, they put that bowl back together with glue and precision to represent the two of them becoming one. It was beautiful.
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Vendors used by Tiffany & Jeff:
Second Photographer: Alaina René Photography
Third Photographer: SkyLights Photography
Venue: Treehouse Grove
Coordinatoor: ML Celebrating Forever
Videographer: Young Videography
Florist: The Bouqs Co. Weddings
Cake: Sweet Harmonious Bakery
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment, Revel Arcade
Hair & Makeup: Bangs & Blush
Wedding Dress: Le Bella Donna
Wedding Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amazon
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals
Stationery: Fresh Vibe Design
Caterer: Dead End BBQ
Bartender: Single Barrel Events
Live Event Painting: Candler Reynolds
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