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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Ideas for a Dreamy Woodland Wedding

Ideas for a Dreamy Woodland Wedding

Posted in Christian Ceremony Ideas, Farm Weddings

Sampson’s Hollow was a dreamy woodland wedding location long before this wonderful wedding theme gained in popularity.  Woodland weddings, Fairy settings, Gnomes and Magical settings are all part of this fantasy dream theme. Our Sara’s Glen setting is ideal for a Dreamy Woodland Wedding in the Smoky Mountains.  Tucked away into the forest this setting is perfect exactly as it is or dress it with: Hanging Mason Jar Lighting and Flowers. Billowing Fabrics trimmed with Vines and Greenery Ferns and Flower Power touches throughout. Pine Cones and Wooden signage add cool touches. Why not plan an incredible magic picnic with a Pinebark Cake and other delights for your guests. Our wedding planners are always excited to make the couple’s dream come true as they prepare to exchange their vows.  Plan your fanciful, mystical, magical wedding with us at Sampson’s Hollow in Walland, Tennessee. Sampson’s Hollow is a private century farm located directly next to famous Blackberry Farm and in the shadow of Cades Cove.  Rustic and Chic and full of history only begin to describe the setting at Sampson’s Hollow.  Plan a tour with our wedding planners today and see if we are your magical wedding...

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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

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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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Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

Dreaming about 2018 weddings…. Woodsy Farm Trends in Wedding Planning for 2018

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As we study the trends for wedding planning for 2018 and beyond we can’t be more excited that brides are choosing magical locations like Sampson’s Hollow more and more.  Couples are choosing a back to nature experience whether it is justs the two of them on a romantic elopement, or they have gathered friends and family for a special celebration. Vintage trends are strong and are driving dress and color choices for the bridal party and the following reception!  Brides are loving the looks of the 70’s, (we adimt we do also!) and choosing ivory, cream, chamgagne and off white more often than white for their special dress.  Have you been dress shopping yet?  When the time comes we will want to hear all about it! Reception trends tend to work to knit guests in to the vow exchange with an emphasis on the importance of the guest.  Favorite scriptures are shared, recipes are requested as gifts, colors for receptions combine rustics with coppers and silver. Our favorite of the trends is to choose somewhere “Woodsy.” Woodsy is the new Black!  What could be more exciting for Sampson’s Hollow?  We provide a century old farm that is full of stories, trees who have witnessed a special kind of love over and over, and settings ready to take you and your spouse to a fairy tale world where you create your very own Once Upon a Time.  Visit our Photo Gallery or Book a Venue Tour to experience Sampson’s Hollow for yourself. Whether you are considering an elopement for just the two of you, or a wedding celebration with your family and friends, Sampson’s Hollow’s coordinators are second to none.  We look forward to hearing all about your upcoming wedding date and your dream come true…Once Upon a Time. Sampson’s Hollow. Janice Livingston (865)...

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