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Gatlinburg Wedding at Greenbrier

Today, we’re taking you to one of our favorite places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for weddings – Greenbrier. Courtney and Joel got married at a rental cabin overlooking the Smoky Mountains, and then we went to Greenbrier for photos between their ceremony and reception.

Smoky Mountain weddings are some of our favorites, and theirs was no exception. Courtney and Joel and 30 of their closest family members and friends traveled from Michigan to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for their late October wedding. Full of fall colors and a cool crisp breeze, their ceremony on the top floor of their cabin was warm and sentimental.

Joel wrote their entire wedding ceremony, and Steve from Sensational Ceremonies was their officiant. It was such a special and memorable ceremony along with their two children as flower girl and ring bearer. When Courtney first reached out to us, she said, “We want our wedding to be intimate and focused on our love for each other.”

After the ceremony, we traveled to Greenbrier for bride and groom photos by the river. The fall colors were later than usual in the Smokies this year, so there were a few spots of orange and yellow peppered throughout the forest.

When we arrived back at Smokin’ View Lodge for their reception, dinner was ready by Fruitful Vintage and everyone ate together by candlelight. Courtney and Joel had their first dance as the sun set over the mountains, and they celebrated with their families for the rest of the evening!

  • Cabin – Smokin’ View Lodge, Sevierville
  • Portrait Location – Greenbrier, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Coordination – Custom Love Gifts & Events
  • Flowers – Melissa Timm Designs
  • Ceremony Arch – Marsh Made Design
  • Catering – Fruitful Vintage
  • Hair & Makeup – Southern Belle Beauty
  • Officiant – Steve Craft, Sensational Ceremonies
  • Rentals – All Occasions Party Rentals

Greenbrier Weddings in the Smokies

The Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on northern side of the park, and it is near Pittman Center just outside of Gatlinburg on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. It is a short drive from Sevierville, and it’s generally not very crowded with less traffic. There are three wedding locations in Greebrier: #1, #2, and the picnic pavilion. The approved wedding ceremony locations are on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, and there is an abundance of beautiful backdrops for wedding photos including the river, forest, wooden bridges, and large rocks in the river.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wedding Photographer

Are you looking to have your wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? The national park is a popular location for destination mountain weddings and elopements. With the mountains, rivers, and forests of East Tennessee, it’s easy to fall in love with the Smokies. A few of the most popular locations for weddings and elopements in the national park include Spence Cabin, Foothills Parkway, Cades Cove, Greenbrier, and the Appalachian Clubhouse.

The National Park Service requires photographers to have an authorized permit to photograph in the park, and JoPhoto has the required permit to photograph your wedding, elopement, and engagement photos. We have been a Great Smoky Mountains National Park wedding photographers for more than 7 years. Contact us for more information about our national park wedding packages.

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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.


Celebrate in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, by the river, on top of the mountains, or in a cozy cabin...wherever adventure takes you, our job is to take photos you'll love for years to come.

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