All Day Knoxville Elopement
Most of this year I have spent rebranding myself and investing time into intimate weddings. I recently wrote an entire blog about what an all day elopement experience looks like but I wanted people to actually visualize it and not just go off of a timeline. So I put together a styled shoot to showcase what all can take place in an all day Knoxville elopement.
Fall is my favorite time of year and the closer you get to the Smokey Mountains, the more beautiful it gets. So I found the sweetest tiny house that is located just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville to begin our day. Air b&b’s are great options for those who are eloping. Just make sure before you book to run it by the owners first. Amber, the owner of Little River Tiny House, went above and beyond to make this entire experience special. Their tiny home is gorgeous and the central location to just about anything you want to do.
We began the morning with Peyton and Kiersten drinking coffee in bed overlooking the river. I adore a lifestyle vibe and it was the perfect way to begin their day together. Not everyone is going to want to see their soon to be spouse the morning of, however that is the fun thing about eloping. You can do pretty much anything you want – including fishing together.
After fishing, Peyton and Kiersten both began to get ready. Kiersten is a licensed cosmetologist so she chose to do her hair and makeup herself. We wen’t outside to do a first look together and Peyton’s face was priceless when he turned around and saw Kiersten in her gown for the first time. We then hopped in Peyton’s truck and made our way into downtown Knoxville.
Due to Covid and the Tennessee vs. Alabama game, we decided to keep our time in downtown minimal. Luckily we came across the Theatre of Tennessee and I had to capture a moment of them walking towards the sign outside. Afterwards, I found a little alley that had the perfect lighting for portraits before heading to our ceremony location – Fort Dickerson Quarry.
There are so many places to have a beautiful ceremony in Knoxville, however I loved the idea of doing something really intimate and Fort Dickerson Quarry is beautiful. We ended up hiking quite a bit to get to the perfect location but it was well worth it. In Tennessee, you must have someone there to marry you but because this was a styled shoot, I let it remain just the two of them. Peyton and Kiersten have been together since high school so I had them right down sweet love notes to read to each other.
After hiking back to the truck we went and picked up a pizza from Cruz Farm Ice Cream. If you live near by, you need to check them out! We then made our way back to the tiny house for a roof top dinner experience. Dinner was followed by dancing in the living room together and then heading outside for smore’s by a beautiful fire built by the tiny house owners. It truly was magical.
So for those of you who are curious, this is what an all day Knoxville elopement looks like. Once you inquire about your special day, we can then set up a call to go over your vision. The possibilities are truly endless. I can’t wait to work with you!