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Some get married by Elvis…Then there is Ye Ol’ Tyme Photo Boothe… August 28, 2005 2:30 pm

Posted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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Time flies by so quickly. We find our ruts, our routines and our habits.

I want to point out this picture again because it is a favorite of mine and when I posted it this past Thursday I failed to mention that it is one of the only two wedding photos that Cathy and I have.

Cathy and I were married at Gatlinburg’s Ye Ol’ Tyme Photo Boothe. After I proposed, we couldn’t wait. We both had already done the church wedding before. We had the marriage license. And everything felt right. Noah was too young to understand. Tommy would not have understood. But Sarah needed to be included so she was brought along. In hindsight perhaps Noah should have gone too.

We triple checked the legality of the Gatlinburg wedding chapels and drove on up. I forget how we decided which one to use but we certainly chose a fun one. We perused different styles of attire and finally arrived at the image we desired. We slipped into the clothing which was then velcro’d behind our backs. The sleeves were rolled up and secured for an appropriate look. We slipped into a back room where the proprietor performed the ceremony and pronounced us married. Then we went to the front of the store and had our pictures made and with copies for the extended family we pranced out into the real world to begin a most wonderful life together!

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1. Reality Me » Happy Anniversary Cathy! - August 25, 2007

[…] and I dated for a year and a half and then were married on August 25, 2001. Our story is published along with more details of our meeting. Cathy makes me very happy! I cannot believe that it has […]

2. Spc. McGee Andy R (Tex) - April 27, 2008

Uhm im a soldier in iraq and im coming home in a few weeks and noticed you had somethignt hat said elvis wedding in gatlinburg and i was wondering if you had any contact info or a website on how i could get such a thing arranged thankyou.


3. Shelly - February 2, 2009

did you actually get married there? thats so cute. me and my fiance and my lil girl are looking for a fast fun non traditional wedding and this looks right up our alley =)
if you could respond to our email =) thank you so much and congrats!

4. Doug McCaughan - February 2, 2009

Yes we did! Our reception was at the Baskin-Robbin Ice Cream next door with just the three of us. It was a blast. We checked the legalities first of course. I highly recommend it!

(sending you that email now)

5. Happy Anniversary Cathy! - August 25, 2010

[…] years ago today and after nearly two years of dating, Cathy and I were married at Gatlinburg’s Ye Ol’ Tyme Photo Boothe and its been one grand adventure since […]