Lee Ellen Collins & Nathan Zachary DeVries

Dec 29, 2021 at 01:35 pm by RMGadmin

||  October 24, 2020  ||

Nathan and Lee Ellen met while working summers together at East Port Marina on Dale Hollow Lake. Every summer, for over five years, Lee Ellen worked to help with her college expenses. Lee was a quiet, shy young lady, who hardly spoke to Nathan for the first many seasons.
Nathan graduated from UTC in 2017 and chose to help run the marina that his family owned. Lee Ellen continued to work summers for the marina, all through her final years of college. She graduated from Tennessee Tech in the spring of 2020 with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. The story goes that Nathan’s Dad saw something first  in Lee Ellen that he believed made her the perfect match for his son. But Nathan’s Dad wasn’t the only one who saw this. Friends, co-workers and other family members also knew that there was a compatibility that you don’t always find. Their interests were the same, their sense of humor was the same and their personalities were very similar. Everyone knew that these two belonged together. After a few months of gently testing the others interest, they went on a date, then another, then another, then, became inseparable. As expected, their relationship blossomed and grew into love. After a very planned proposal was derailed, thanks to the COVID crisis, Nathan quickly came up with a plan B and whisked her off to Asheville, North Carolina, where he proposed at the Grove Park Inn. To the happiness of both families and all of their friends, she said yes. The couple married at The Farm at East Port in October of 2020. Their wedding was nothing short of magical, and Lee Ellen looked like a princess. 
Despite the difficulty and challenges of planning a wedding during the COVID crisis, 170 guests shared the big day with them; a testament to how much they are loved.


Venue // The Farm at East Port Marina  |  Alpine, Tennessee 
Wedding Dress // Couture by Tess
Menswear // Street Tuxedo
Hair & Makeup // A Head of Time Salon
Rentals // Barn Props
Photographer // Hailey B Creative
Videographer // Nashfilms
DJ / Band // Mike Sowders
Catering // Pueblo Viejo / Obey River Grill
Floral // Jimtown Florist
Cake / Desserts // The Finicky Baker
Wedding Planner // Wendy DeVries

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