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Spence Cabin Gatlinburg Wedding

Today, we’re sharing Angie and Scott’s wedding at Spence Cabin in Gatlinburg. One of our favorite locations to get married in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Spence Cabin is a great venue because it provides a rain backup plan. And because the Great Smoky Mountains are a temperate rainforest, it can rain multiple times throughout the day. That’s exactly what it did on Angie and Scott’s wedding day.

When we arrived, it was dry and sunny. And then it began sprinkling. But that didn’t phase these two! They walked down the aisle with umbrellas, and their guests also had umbrellas as they witnessed their nuptials.

We are huge believers in fate, destiny, and what’s in the stars. We firmly believe that what is meant to be will happen. Angie and Scott are the perfect example of this. They were high school sweethearts and were engaged to get married 20 years ago! Life happened and they drifted apart for two decades, but now they are back together again, and what was meant to be happened on the banks of the Little River as droplets of water fell from the sky and the river whisked by them.

Angie and Scott incorporated some of their most sentimental items into their wedding. Their wedding bands are from Ireland, and the china settings used at their reception are family heirlooms. Then, they cut their wedding cake with Scott’s sword he received when he retired from the military!

  • Venue – Spence Cabin
  • Catering – Rosa’s Catering
  • Cinematography – Ryan’s Production

Spence Cabin

Two of our favorite venues in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are Spence Cabin and the Appalachian Clubhouse. Spence Cabin is perfect for wedding ceremonies and is on the bank of the Little River. The Appalachian Clubhouse is great for receptions. With a quick 2-minute drive between the cabin and the clubhouse, many couples choose to reserve both venues for their wedding day. You can reserve them online at the following links: Spence Cabin, and Appalachian Clubhouse. Located in the Elkmont Historic District of the national park, the cabin was built in 1928 and the clubhouse was built in 1934.

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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, 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.


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