Are you dreaming of a Titanic Museum wedding? The Titanic Museum is a wonderful place to consider a short wedding ceremony and beautiful reception. The “Secret Room” can comfortably hold up to 100 guests and still have room for a buffet and dancing. The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association had their meeting at the Titanic where the “crew” pulled out the Red Carpet. The head table, complete with name cards was underneath the portrait of Captain Smith of the RMS Titanic. The room was decorated in pinks and gold with the added elegance and beauty of candelabras. We were so moved that the Titanic Museum owner, Mary Kellegg and the crew would go to such effort for the Wedding Association. The Titanic Sponsored the evening and provided a delicious meal .
Jon Elder of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce spoke about how Gatlinburg weddings are being advertised and how they are trying to keep Gatlinburg in the top three destination weddings in the nation.
Molly Schroer from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park spoke to us about the guidelines and permits needed for wedding ceremonies in the park. If you would like to have a wedding in the Smoky Mountains, all of the information is here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/upload/GRSM%20wedding%20guidelines.pdf.
We also heard updates on the association from Ron Crivellone, the Vice-President of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association and owner of Smokey Mountain Sounds. He went over statistics on weddings in the county as well as updates and improvements to the Wedding Association website.
Lastly Mary Kellogg , the owner of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, told us the story of John and Madeline Astor, the newlyweds that were on board the RMS Titanic for its maiden voyage.
After the meeting, we were asked to go to the meticulously replicated Grand Staircase, every specification was followed from the original blueprints of the RMS Titanic. We were invited to a beautiful Titanic Museum wedding. The bride’s wedding dress was a vintage inspired beaded ivory lace gown from Unforgettable Rentals and the Tuxedo was a reproduction piece from the wardrobe department of the Titanic Museum. After the wedding we were allowed to tour the museum.
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality Mary Kellogg and crew. You did a fabulous job and I am still so honored that you went all out for this meeting. Thank you for being a blessing to our community! For more information on a Titanic Museum wedding, click here: http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/titanic-weddings/titanic-pigeon-forge-weddings.php
written by Smokey Mountain Sounds- Ellen Crivellone