Smoky Mountain Elopement
Leah Moyers Photography
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Monday, August 28, 2017

A Colorful Smoky Mountain Elopement

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Smoky Mountain Elopement 

isolated_bl_logo_heart.jpgPhotography:  Leah Moyers Photography  isolated_bl_logo_heart.jpg  Officiant : Radiant Gatherings  isolated_bl_logo_heart.jpgBlanket : Pendelton Blanket

There is something so intimate, meaningful, and special about an elopement. The act of two people intentionally choosing to say 'I do' JUST to each other (and sometimes just parents or immediate family) has a certain charm that we adore. We were smitten when looking through talented Leah Moyersphotographs of their creekside ceremony in the Smoky Mountains National Park. We are all about infusing meaning into as many wedding day details as possible and Sandie and Greg did this to perfection - below you'll read how this sweet couple met and why boats and water are paramount in their relationship (swoon...). After a personalized ceremony reading by officiant Radiant Gatherings, the newlyweds headed to Tennessee staple property Blackberry Farm for dinner and continued celebrations. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs!

Leah Moyers said:

"Smoky Mountain and Blackberry Farm Elopement: Sandie & Greg’s intimate elopement was so special, what incredible locations! We started the day in their room at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN. Blackberry Farm is “one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels… situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains… one of the top rated properties in the world.” Sandie chose a beautiful Alice+Olivia dress with intricate embroidered scenes depicting wildlife and nature, very fitting for their wedding day in the mountains. Sandie’s earrings were cast rosemary. During the Victorian era, the herbs a bride carried held serious meaning: rosemary stood for remembrance. She wore a cast feather bracelet, her grandmother’s pin in her hair and clogs from Bryr’s handmade bridal line. We enjoyed wandering around the farm and taking portraits by the stream, the garden and the boat house. Sandie & Greg met on a weekend long kayaking trip and the boat house was a perfect place for them to have portraits made as boats are an important and sentimental part of their life together. Their ceremony took place by the water on mossy rocks in a magnificent part of the Smoky Mountains National Park. Intimate elopements are seriously amazing to photograph and I enjoyed spending the day with Sandie & Greg, capturing them in these beautiful natural areas. After they said I do Greg washed Sandie’s feet in the mountain stream and they celebrated with more portraits, a glass of champagne and wrapped themselves up in a Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pendleton blanket, a beautiful wedding gift. They ended their day with a dinner and weekend celebration at Blackberry Farm and then off to a Caribbean honeymoon. Officiant- Radiant Gatherings, Yacoubian Tailors, Pretty Little Papers, earrings and cuff bracelet by Michael Michaud, The Clay Pot Floral"

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In continuing with the mountain and nature theme, Sandie and Greg's inviations featured the prettiest foraged foliage.


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Sandie's boho-fabulous Alice + Olivia gown was so her! We loved the personalization this couple placed on their wedding day.


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Now this is a first kiss... que the 'aweeee' ...


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Greg washed Sandie's feet in the mountain stream. We love this meaningful and traditional gesture of utmost respect and love.


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