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Cades Cove Wedding at the Methodist Church

One of our favorite seasons in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is fall. Especially in Cades Cove because the colors of all the leaves in the mountains are amazing. If you’ve ever been to Cades Cove during the peak of the fall colors, you also know how busy it is, buzzing with tourists and vehicles slowly creeping around the loop with their sunroofs open and their children hanging their heads out the windows.

Cades Cove is a very special and sentimental place for so many people. Some of their favorite memories took place in the cove, and so they often return to relive those memories with hopes of catching a glimpse of a black bear walking through the forest or a deer grazing in the field.

This is exactly why Jena and Billy decided to get married at the historic Methodist Church. Jena said, “We want this to be beautiful and small and in a place with tremendous sentimental value for us both. The Smokies are out home away from home.”

So, we met this sweet couple on a Sunday in November. The sky was blue with white clouds silently drifting across the sky. And there was a stead wind, which was perfect for her cathedral length veil.

Jena’s family is full of singers. Amazing singers. Their ceremony included songs by her sister and their families, and the sweet sounds echoed on the white walls of the historic church that was established in the 1800s.

After their wedding ceremony, we walked into the field behind the church that had the most gorgeous fall colors! Then, we went to Hyatt Lane for the sweeping panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wedding Photographer

Weddings at Cades Cove, Spence Cabin, and other areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are beautiful, especially in the fall. The historic Methodist Church is a popular location for ceremonies.

Specializing in intimate and natural mountain weddings and elopements, we are licensed Great Smoky Mountains National Park wedding photographers and photograph weddings and elopements at Cades Cove. Wedding photography within the national park requires a special photography permit, and we have the permit to provide wedding photography in the park. If you’re interested in getting married in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and you are looking for a licensed photographer, contact us.

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Hi! We're Joe and Kathleen, and we're a husband and wife photography team specializing in weddings and elopements for adventurous couples in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and East Tennessee.


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