Dolly Parton Is Getting Married… Again!

Just married couple kissing with pink flower petalsTime flies when you are having fun! Can you believe that it has been nearly 50 years since the Smoky Mountain sweetheart Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean first said “I do”?

Parton and Dean were first married when Dolly was 20 years old. The couple met when Dolly first arrived in Nashville outside of a laundromat in 1964. After two years of dating the couple celebrated their love for one another in a quaint ceremony in Ringgold, Georgia on May 30, 1966.

Now, nearly half a century later, the two plan to once again walk down the aisle in wedded bliss for their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. The big difference this time around, however, is that the two plan to hold their ceremony at home in Tennessee at their plantation-style home. Not to mention, the Smoky Mountain wedding event is expected to be nothing short of spectacular in true Dolly fashion!

Want to wish Dolly and Carl congratulations on renewing their vows? Let them know in the comments below!

(See also: Congratulations Dolly Parton!)

Not typically in the spotlight, Carl Dean is most well known for his reserved personality. Very much the opposite of his wife, Dolly often jokes about how much Carl loves staying at home and keeping things low-key. While Dolly has made her fortune with her voice, Carl is the proud owner of his own company, The Dean and Dean Asphalt Paving Company, in Nashville, Tenn.

Planning your own dream wedding? Visit My Smokies offers soon-to-be newlyweds everything to plan the perfect Smoky Mountain wedding ceremony. To check out our tips and links for yourself, be sure to visit our Smoky Mountain wedding page. There you will find a full list of all the beautiful wedding venues, bakeries, catering services, photographers, and more!

 

by Mal Alder

Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.

  • Christy

    Congratulations Dolly. .many blessings to you and your husband . I am praying for my husband and I get to the 50 years. .Thank you for being a real blessing. .

  • Larry Jeffers

    Congratulations!!!! to both of you.

  • Christine Sissy Coll Heustis

    CONGRATULATIONS DOLLY AND CARL IT’S 47yr FOR MY HUSBAND AND I, AND I HOPE WE MAKE IT TO 50. WE WILL BE MOVING THERE IN THE FALL IN 2014

  • Anna Cox

    Hello Dolly! I have loved you and your music for your entire career. I admire your character, your love and respect for where you began as a child and your deep love for people and the State of Tennessee and the Great Smokey Mountains. For me the Smokies and the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge area is like heaven to me. I feel closer to God and wish I had made the move when I was much younger. 50 years is such a wonderful time to celebrate the love you and Carl Dean have for each other by giving to each other those vows again that you took so many years ago with each other. I wish I was famous and could attend your celebration and just watch the love you both have for each other during your re-commitment but i am just a regular person. So, I will tell you now that I wish you and Carl Dean many more years of love for each other. The mountains is the place to be for this special event and I know you will do it all up in “Dolly” fashion. God Bless you both. I love you Dolly.

  • Amy Bradberry

    Congratulations

  • Lisa Pickle

    Congratulations Dolly and Carl.

  • Connie Latham

    So happy to see you made it for 50 years. Not many stars do. Hope to see you have a lot more time together.

  • Carol Fitzgerald

    Congrats Carl and Dolly. You both pick a pretty place 50 years ago in Ringgold Georgia. This is where I’m from but, it has really grown. Wish you both the best and 50 more years.

  • Linda Granger

    Congrats Dolly and Dean,wishing you lots of health,love and happiness in the next journey of your marital bliss! Linda Granger Surfside Beach SC