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Posts from 2014

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Happy Engagement in the Smoky Mountains

by smokymtnsounds

According to statistics collected by Chilisauce News, thirty-two percent of couples get engaged, or are planning on proposing on Christmas Eve. Even though the statistics are from the United Kingdom, the survey from last year in the United States was very similar to the United Kingdom.  Since the article was posted in November by Chilisauce, […]

Stowers Machinery Christmas Party

by smokymtnsounds

My daughter and I had the honor of being the entertainment for the Stowers Machinery Christmas Party. There were approximately five hundred guests at the Park Vista hotel in Gatlinburg. From the impression I got, Stowers Machinery is a great company to work for. There was a presentation on the company’s history, how they are […]

Holiday Thoughts

by smokymtnsounds

I love the holidays… Starting with the first holiday; Halloween a time when a person can dress up and just have fun. I remember as a child that my mom would let us help make popcorn balls to hand out to trick-or-treaters. It was a simple time. A person didn’t have to worry about homemade […]

Personalized Vows for Your Smoky Mountain Wedding

by smokymtnsounds

We have noticed more and more often that couples have been writing their own vows for their wedding. If you are wanting to write your own vows, we highly recommend talking with your officiant to find out how to get started. He/She will have examples of vows that they have heard and have presented. When […]

Smokey Mountain Sounds Salutes Our Veterans

by smokymtnsounds

We were privileged to be a part of the combined Sevier County Hospitality Associations meeting hosted by Dixie Stampede as a salute to honor our American Heroes, our Veterans. The Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Marching band was playing different tunes as we entered Dixie Stampede. They were also playing as we left for the day. They […]

Pets Without Parents

by smokymtnsounds

Pets Without Parents is a no kill shelter in Sevier County. It was established in 2011. The shelter is non-profit so it relies on donations to help rescue animals to find their forever home. A home without pain, without neglect and with love. This year was their fourth year hosting the annual “All Paws Silent […]

Smoky Mountain Winterfest

by smokymtnsounds

The 2014-2015 winter season begins November 10th marking the 25th anniversary of the annual magical celebration of, Smoky Mountain Winterfest in Sevierville TN (November 10th- February 27th), Winterfest Kickoff in Pigeon Forge, TN (November 11th –February 27th) and Gatlinburg Winter Magic and Chilli Cookoff in Gatlinburg, TN (November 12th- February 27th). Sevierville Smoky Mountains Winter […]

Groom’s Cake

by smokymtnsounds

The groom’s cake originates from the Victorian Era in Britain. Originally the groom’s cake was a simple heavy and dense fruit cake. The thought was that the “stronger sex” with the stronger stomach would have the cake. The groom would cut the cake and serve it with wine to his groomsmen before the wedding. The popularity […]

Wedding Shoes

by smokymtnsounds

Google shows so many choices for wedding shoes when you look on the image screen. How do you know which ones are right for you? The first wedding I went to, I was a bridesmaid for my best friend. We were so excited to go dress shopping and wanted to make sure that whatever shoes we […]

Bridal Veil History

by smokymtnsounds

Have you wondered about the history of the bridal veil? Since medieval times, women’s attire included veils. The tradition of wearing a veil was mostly by married women. Historically unmarried girls did not wear a veil. The veil had a practical purpose for it had covered the woman’s hair, their neck and chin, protecting them […]