Bustle Bride: Catherine Hails Chmiel

Catherine + Scott Chmiel


Catherine Hails and Scott Chmiel were introduced to each other on Tinder! “We met January 22, 2017 and I knew it was different,” Catherine said. She said he was so caring and respectful and called when he said he would. Pretty soon they were engaged, got a house and a dog and then got married all in 2018.

When the wedding planning started, Catherine felt a bit overwhelmed with all the details and decisions. She finally decided she wanted a beautiful, comfortable outdoor wedding, and that is certainly what she got! They were married October 28th, 2018. We are so excited to share Catherine and Scotts wedding day with you all.

Everything we’d hoped for was far exceeded with the help of family, friends, and a team of incredibly talented and professional vendors.
One of my favorite parts was how much love and happiness surrounded the entire day. Every person there was genuinely happy to be a part of our special day!
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My dad passed away 13 years ago with cancer. The last week of his life, I asked him how would I know if I’m marrying the right man. He said pebbles would be my answer. We never knew how that would show itself and I’d never told Scott about it. After getting Moose, who’d dug up the grass in our yard, Scott came home one day with a Pinterest picture of how to fix it... it was a low maintenance yard covered in pebbles. He just kept saying “pebbles” and I was like “oh my gosh!” We had pebbles lining the cabin where we stayed on our wedding night and pebbles all around the venue. My dad showed us a gazillion different ways he was with us. I’m sure he was the reason we ended up with a dream come true start to our married life together!


Venue: Belle Farm Events

Photography: Mary Fehr

Catering: Premium Hospitality Catering

Dress: Bustle Gowns (us)

Flowers: Lindsay Kessler Designs

Videography: BBmedia

DJ: Platinum Entertainment 

Dress cleaners: Berthon’s Mtn Brook

Hair & Makeup: Melissa Bogardus @make_up_mel

Dress alterations: Luz @LDhautecouture

Cake: April Smith @aprileesmith on Instagram