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What is an Elopement?

Remember the days of sneaking off and getting married without your parents and anyone else knowing? Eloping is a term that has come a long way. Nowadays, we view it as a way to have an intimate day with the person you love. No planning, no expectations, no pressure from family and friends on who can and can't come. We have so many options for you to choose from to make your day special. Marriage is about two people coming together and making a commitment to each other. Your wedding day should reflect that. While many people love to include their loved ones in this celebration, we know there are some of you who cringe at the thought of a larger wedding.

Destination weddings are a huge trend right now. Traveling is one of life's greatest adventures. With all that is going on in the world we understand not wanting to plan something out of town where your family and friends might not want to (or can't) join in on.

Planning a destination elopement is a simple way to celebrate your day without all of the added stress. We offer all inclusive packages for couples wanting to take this route, we can even include accommodations! Whether you want the Smoky Mountain views, the sounds of the Greenbrier River, or the intimacy of a backyard wedding, we have it all to choose from. Our Minister can even hike to your favorite spot with you!

Eloping gives you the options to splurge on the tiny details. A wedding photographer and/or videographer is a must have. We also recommend getting matching flowers for you and your spouse. Definitely get a keepsake to remember your special day. We offer engraved glasses, unity sand jars and more. Some traditional options to include would be a cake, champagne, music for a first dance. With choosing to have a destination elopement, you can also plan your honeymoon in the same location to save on travel fees. Here in the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no shortage of things to do or places to see. We have a ton of entertainment options to choose from.

All in all, we feel that Elopements are making a comeback, with a modern twist of course! We love the intimacy it brings. Are you ready to start planning? We want to help make your day memorable. Inquire with us today!

This blog is sponsored by Above The Mist Weddings + Events located in Gatlinburg, TN. For more information on a Gatlinburg Wedding, please contact us at 865-412-1334.


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