Gatlinburg TN Wedding Photographer | Smoky Mountain Elopement | April and Pat's Gatlinburg Wedding

Elope to Gatlinburg TN

Oh happy day!!! I love, love, love Elopements, especially to my beloved Great Smoky Mountain National Park. April and Pat’s Gatlinburg elopement was pure perfection! Seriously, the heavens smiled down on us. Their beautiful little family was visiting Gatlinburg for a family vacation all the way from Canada and this lovely couple decided to take the opportunity to have a micro wedding in the Smoky Mountains.

We planned their perfect location, set everything up, then, of course it was forecasted to rain!!! BUT, for one lovely hour that day, the hour we were scheduled, there were no rain drops, just a beautiful day by the river in Gatlinburg. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is. An anti-rain dance may have been involved, and a good dose of wishing and hoping, but that’s beside the point.

Rev. Tom, the outstanding officiant that I frequently work with, performed a short and sweet private ceremony for the lovebirds right on the bank of the river in Gatlinburg TN. I cannot image a more perfect day for this family.


Gatlinburg Elopements can be made JUST for YOU. April and Pat wanted their three beautiful ( and very well behaved) kiddos to be present, and involved in the portraits and ceremony. It was a beautiful moment for the whole family. Immediately after the the “I dos”, there was a huge family hug <3.


Once the ceremony ended, I was free to take amazing Gatlinburg wedding pictures, and Smoky Mountain family portraits! The whole family braved the slippery rocks out on the river for amazing pictures. I just love that we got to take not only couples wedding portraits of their Smoky Mountain elopement, but Gatlinburg family pictures as well. What a sweet memory for everyone involved.