A Styled Cabin Elopement in Gatlinburg During Peak Leaf Season
This styled elopement in Gatlinburg, Tennessee during peak leaf season is the perfect inspiration for a slow and meaningful wedding day. This styled session includes a meaningful ceremony at an A-Frame treehouse structure at their unique Airbnb. After the ceremony, they explored nearby, just outside of Smoky Mountain National Park.
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Location Tips and Permits For Gatlinburg
According to Laura, the photographer, for couples considering Gatlinburg for their elopement, securing a permit is necessary for portraits or ceremonies within the Smoky Mountain National Park. However, for this styled session the ceremony took place at the Airbnb. The portraits were also outside the park, eliminating the need for permits.
Top Tips for Your Elopement in Gatlinburg
Laura shares some valuable tips for couples planning to elope in this scenic location. With the Smoky Mountains at their most magical during fall, it’s essential to plan early. Additionally, plan your elopement timeline accordingly if you want to catch an earlier sunset in the mountains. Gatlinburg offers a bunch of activities to enjoy, so giving yourself extra days to explore can turn your elopement into a memorable extended adventure.
The day unfolded with a series of heartwarming and humorous moments that Laura fondly recalls. From the impromptu boutonnière application to the laughter-filled cake-cutting mishap where the groom accidentally fed himself, every moment was a testament to the couple’s authenticity and the carefree spirit of elopements.
Details that Stole the Show
The slow morning, champagne in the hot tub under the stars, and the custom-designed ring from Forge Jewelry all added unique touches to this elopement session. The vow books, the elegant dress with its sparkling details and fun sleeves, and the first dance under string lights to an unexpected rap song – each detail contributed to the magic of their cabin elopement.
- Photography + Planning | Laura Elizabeth Photography & Films
- HMUA | RLV Beauty
- Floral | Vintage Floral Designs
- Dress | Raw Golden Rentals
- Veil | Blush Bridal Boutique
- Engagement Ring | Forge Jewelry
Photos From This Elopement