Katarina and Chris

Walland, Tennessee



Photography | ST Photography Co | @stphotogallery

Venue | Sampson’s Hollow | @sampsonshollow

Caterer | Salsarita’s | @salsaritas

DJ | Smokey Mountain Sounds

The Bride and Groom shared different versions on how they met 😉



I met Christopher while working at American Eagle (where he was my boss). For about two years, we were just coworkers (or I was his employee). Once I started to realize what a catch he was (with a push from my mom and a fellow coworker (also my boss)). I tried to flirt with him, but he was oblivious. On April 28th 2018, we went to the movies with our families. That night he called me and asked if I wanted to go out sometime, just the two of us. I said “umm, finally!” Just kidding, I said, “I would love to!” So on April 30, 2018, we went on our first date. I knew from the beginning that we were meant to be together; however, I didn’t expect our forever to begin so soon. On September 23, 2018, just shy of our five month anniversary, Christopher proposed on a hike to Alum Cave. And on April 30, 2019, our one year anniversary, we will be husband and wife!


I met Katarina while we were working together at American Eagle. We were always friendly, but when we started working together on overnight shifts, we really started to bond. I remember when it clicked for me. One night we were talking during work, and she giggled and walked away to finish something, and I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this girl is sweet, and kind, and beautiful…’ and before I knew it, my heart was caught. Our first date was NOT with our families, but our first movie together a few nights before was! She makes me laugh, we’re killer at large animal puzzles, and we’d much rather elope to the mountains to get hitched but our families are important to us too. I pray as often as I can that the Lord will make me into the man that will love her and treasure her forever!


These two were married in a beautiful outdoor location surrounded by family and friends in the Smoky Mountains.