The Willow Tree

The Willow Tree

Posted in Blog, Christian Ceremony Ideas, Life and Love from the Hollow

The Willow Tree……. There is such a gracefulness about a willow tree. It’s long, loping branches of greenery dance to the gentle breeze of the wind. We planted willow trees when we first started Sampson’s Hollow in 2005. One of our particular favorite weeping willows grows well as it was planted at the head of the wet weather spring, the same one that has been used to provide water in the pastures for over one hundred years. The roots of the willow have soaked up the life-given moisture of the earth. Even when the sun bears down on it and the ground seems dry on the surface–it continues to grow taller and healthier. A willow doesn’t need a great deal of pampering or attention. In fact, it can be easily propagated and new growth can be started just by sticking a stem in water and waiting for it to start sprouting roots. The branches can be used to mold and to make works of art and are flexible and giving. Isn’t that kind of symbolic of what a successful marriage needs to strive to be? A happy parallel I like to think.           Janice Livingston...

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Can you get married in Cades Cove?

Can you get married in Cades Cove?

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings, Wedding Packages

Cades Cove is such a popular destination, many couples wonder, can they get married in Cades Cove?  The answer is yes!  Those who desire the historic church in Cades Cove can arrange by applying for the permit at least 14 days in advance with the $50 application fee, and by staying within the Park Guidelines, you can marry in Cades Cove. For those who want to marry in the type of setting Cades Cove and the beautiful Smoky Mountains brings, Sampson’s Hollow is an excellent choice.  We can create your Once Upon a Time Wedding, whether you choose an Elopement Package or one of our Wedding Packages, at the foot of the Cades Cove area, at our century farm located next to famed Blackberry Farm. When marrying in Cades Cove, you need to be sure your Wedding Planner and Photographer are also licensed to perform services in the National Park.  Sampson’s Hollow brings to you the finest of wedding planners with every opportunity to create your fairy tale experience as you say your vows. View our Wedding Packages Here. Learn about our Elopement Packages Here....

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Fairy Tale Farm Weddings, Your Once Upon a Time

Fairy Tale Farm Weddings, Your Once Upon a Time

Posted in Blog, Farm Weddings

Our century old farm setting has romance carved in the wooded setting. Many couples have shared vows as they gazed at our Appalachian horizon with many dreams and hopes ahead.   We invite you to be one of our special couples at Sampson’s Hollow. One thing we hear over and over is that the couple feels intimate with the setting.  This is so important.  Our wedding planners work to bring your ideas to life in our farm setting to combine your fairy tale farm wedding. Farm weddings can be anything we can dream it to be: Elegant Casual Rustic Chic Christian Vintage Lavish Themed Military Woodland Enchantment What is your dream? Often it is romantic to mix our old with your new ideas to create the most dream come true ….once upon your time wedding.  We offer wedding tours and welcome you to come and see us.  We are located in Walland, Tennessee directly next door to Blackberry Farm and just next to Cades Cove.  Come and See why so many couples are glad they selected Sampson’s...

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Christmas at Sampson’s Hollow – Plan a Winter Farm Wedding

Christmas at Sampson’s Hollow – Plan a Winter Farm Wedding

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Photos by Cassidy Garcia Photography- Knoxville TN What a charming time it is at Sampson’s Hollow.  Winter is settling in, and the expansive views of the foothills and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are changing.  Somehow you can see further in to the Smoky Mountains and their beauty is not dimished but changed. Since we are a farm venue, do we host winter weddings?  Absolutely.  Christmas and New Year’s times are popular, but who says you have to follow any rules.  Elopements are popular all year round, and winter can bring some of the most romantic atmospheres as you say I Do. If you are considering a winter wedding, talk to our awesome wedding planners.  They are incredible and go above and beyond to create that very specia., unique to you….Once Upon a Time. Visit our websites! Enjoy our blog topics. http://www.sampsonshollow.com We also have these fantastic niche websites. Do you wish to be married near Cades Cove? Have you dreamt of a Blackberry Farm Wedding?  Sampson’s Hollow is located directly between these two famous destinations.http://www.weddingsnearcadescove.com http://www.elopetothesmokymountains.com...

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2018 Rustic Wedding Color Trends

2018 Rustic Wedding Color Trends

Posted in Blog, Christian Ceremony Ideas, Farm Weddings

Among the many decisions in your wedding planning is color!  Are you planning to have a wedding party and reception?  The colors you choose reflect your personality.  At Sampson’s Hollow we work with the natural colors of the landscape of the farm and then enhance what God has given us to suit your very own….”Once Upon a Time.” If you are planning for just the two of you, special flowers might be that extra touch, full of symbolic love in your choices. Some color trends for 2018, as published through many sources, are the colors we love to work with always. Of course, color choices are made by the couple and reflect their personality and the impression they wish to make on their guests if they have family and friends present. Navy continues to be a popular choice, complimented by a yellow or salmon. Mint Green, Seafom Green along with a Salmon accent are also popular. Bronze, Coppers, Silvers, Monitone, Blush and Champagne choices are popular throughtout all of the seaons. We feel we have some of the most enjoyable, talented and accommodating wedding planners in the region and we enjoy working with the bride, the couple and her family and traditions to create that very own….“Once Upon a Time.” Allow us to know your tastes and special desires and we will do all we can to compliment our farm setting with your special touches, traditions and ideas. Janice Livingston, 865-387-1234...

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