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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Smoky Mountain, TN wedding image from the The ceremony on the outside deck of a rental cabin

Smoky Mountain Elopement Photography | The ceremony begins on the outside deck of a rental

The ceremony begins on the outside deck of a rental from Timber Top Cabins in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Kyle and Katie are a young couple whose wedding plans were faced with the difficulties of the pandemic but that didn't stop them from making their dream come true. Kyle and Katie live in Clarksville, Tennessee which is about 4 hours away from Pigeon Forge but they decided to bring their closest family and friends from different parts of the country to celebrate their wedding at a cabin in the middle of The Great Smoky Mountains. Kyle's family is originally from South Africa and Katie's family is mostly from Florida.

I learned that Kyle and Katie met in high school and through the years they have endured some difficult times but have also enjoyed the greatest and happiest moments together. Even though it was a short ceremony and celebration, I could tell how much they loved each other, how close their families are, and how good of a time they have together. Every moment around them was fun and it seemed like everyone had a story to tell about the couple. Now they start a new chapter in life, hoping for the very best! 

Smoky Mountain wedding day Image from Pigeon Forge, TN of the Groomsmen getting ready in front of a mirror

Smoky Mountain Elopement Image, Pigeon Forge, TN | Groomsmen getting ready in front of a mirror

Groomsmen getting ready in front of a mirror as the father of the groom helps another groomsmen with his tie.

Pigeon Forge Wedding event image of The groom reciting his vows to his bride on the outdoor deck

Pigeon Forge Wedding and Elopement Photographers | The groom recites his vows to his bride

The groom recites his vows to his bride during the outdoor ceremony.

Pigeon Forge, TN, Outdoor wedding photo of The bride looking at the groom as she reads her marriage vows

Pigeon Forge, TN, Outdoor Elopement Images | The bride looks at the groom as she says her vows to him

The bride looks at the groom as she says her vows to him with her bridesmaids in the background watching over her.

Pigeon Forge, TN wedding image of The happy newlyweds looking at each other on the outdoor deck

Timber Top Cabins, Pigeon Forge, TN Elopement Picture | The happy newlyweds look at each other and hold hands

The happy newlyweds look at each other and hold hands as they walk away.

Pigeon Forge TN wedding Venue photo of the groom and groomsmen on one knee to drink the bottles

Pigeon Forge - Timber Top Cabins Elopement Venue | the groom and groomsmen got on one knee to drink the entire bottle

After their little surprise, the groom and groomsmen got on one knee to drink the entire bottle before getting up.

Timber Top Cabin Rental, TN wedding image from Just inside the cabin, as the best man leads a toast for the married couple

 Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals for Elopement Events | Just inside the cabin, the best man leads a toast for the married couple

Just inside the cabin, the best man leads a toast for the married couple. He smiles at the bride and groom as he shares an old story.

Gatlinburg, TN Cabin Rental wedding image of The bride and groom listening as the maid of honor reads a speech

Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals - Pigeon Forge Elopement Photo | The bride and groom listen as the maid of honor reads from her phone

The bride and groom listen as the maid of honor reads from her phone a small toast that their son wrote for them.