A DIY Vintage Mountain Wedding at Smoky Mountain Haven in Sevierville, Tennessee

A wedding deep in the Smoky Mountains of Sevierville, Tennessee, feels like a scene straight out of "The Sound of Music." For their wedding weekend, A

A wedding deep in the Smoky Mountains of Sevierville, Tennessee, feels like a scene straight out of "The Sound of Music." For their wedding weekend, Amy Shing (35 and a nurse practitioner) and Michael Holland (38 and a nurse) brought their 35 guests to Smoky Mountain Haven, a large private residence with a guest house where they could enjoy a vacation with their favorite people, totally uninterrupted and surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. They said “I do” in front of a super-romantic mountain backdrop, and followed nearby with a reception in an open tent where guests could play lawn games. Amy and Michael’s wedding was full of repurposed vintage items, such as family heirlooms, teacups and china, old chests, bookcases, candelabras and a globe as their guest book (where guests signed on their favorite vacation spot). Even Amy’s lace wedding dress matched the vintage theme: She looked beautiful and timeless in her lace, illusion-back wedding dress. Amy and Michael also made many DIY decorations themselves, including their bold floral arrangements full of king proteas. A standout personal detail? Instead of a traditional wedding cake, they had a pie bar and topped their favorite with their favorite childhood toys (hers was a "My Little Pony" unicorn and his was an ewok from "Star Wars"). At the end of the night, the couple and their guests released eco-friendly wish lanterns into the dark mountain sky. See the details, captured by Star Noir Studio, below.

Amy’s vintage engagement ring perfectly fit the wedding theme. Michael waited until he had the perfect 1920s art deco diamond and sapphire engagement ring before proposing—how cute!
This grand wedding arbor made from tree trunks is perfect for a wedding surrounded by nature. Amy and Michael draped the front in white linens and blush flowers to amp up the rustic romance for their ceremony in front of the lush, rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains.
A giant king protea is sure to make a statement in any bouquet. Amy worked with her sister and sister-in-law to arrange all the flowers in her wedding, including her own bouquet. She included garden roses in honor of Michael’s mother, with whom he used to spend time in her rose garden.
Using vintage furniture and decor with family heirlooms as wedding decor is a great idea for couples planning their wedding on a budget—especially if you're going for a vintage theme. Plus, using details from home already makes your special day more personal.
Campbell Rent & Party Rentals provided this one-sided tent for Amy and Michael’s outdoor reception. Having three sides open allowed the guests to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and fresh air while staying cool in the shade.
Magpies Bakery created a beautiful pie bar for Amy and Michael’s reception that felt homemade and personal. For cake toppers, the newlyweds placed their favorite childhood toys on top of the blueberry pie—a "My Little Pony" unicorn and an ewok from "Star Wars."
Michael and the Best Man wore gray pants and matching dark blue vests with matching dress shirts. Navy Converse All-Stars completed their casual and comfy style.