Intimate Elopement in Smoky Mountain National Park

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Cole + Rachel

Maggie Valley, North Carolina


Rachel & Cole shared their vows on an overlook off the Blue Ridge parkway, inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This place was incredibly special to the bride’s mom, and I think she honored them with the beautiful misty sunset we saw that evening when the couple hiked up to the top of Waterrock Knob.



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bridal cabin

the positive view lodge

the bridal gown

Bride’s first look with her dad

mountainside elopement ceremony

The Newlyweds


In that still and settled place. There’s nobody but you. You’re where I breath my oxygen. You’re where I see my view. And when the world feels full of noise, my heart knows what to do. It finds that still and settled place and dances there with you.
— Edward Monkton

Elopement Barn Dinner

Intimate Elopement Details

Photographer: Shaina DeCiryan |
Videographer: Elmwood Forest Productions
Floral Design: Groom’s mother
Elopement location: Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Getting ready + Reception barn: The Smoky Mountain Retreat at Eagle’s Nest
Hair & Makeup: Bride & Bridesmaids


In light + love,

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