The Gatlinburg area is famous for hosting hundreds of weddings to visitors every year.
Sevier County is second next to Las Vegas, in the amount of weddings performed here each year.
These couples, typically visitors, desire to have their wedding in the beautiful and scenic Smoky Mountains.
Since they have traveled to get here, their own minister is often not available to accompany them, unfortunately.
Therefore, there has always been a need for ministers in this area to help perform and officiate these ceremonies.
Many of the ministers in this area are busy with their own church and don't have the time or interest in marrying these couples.
As for me, I don't mind taking time away from my duties to assist these visitors (or locals) with their big day.