This post about a beautiful Smoky Mountain wedding is bittersweet because since it took place tragedy has struck Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas. Wildfires have devastated Gatlinburg and the area in East Tennessee where we photographed this and many weddings in the past. Luckily, Morning Glory Farm and it’s lovely proprietors Vickie and Papa G were unharmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the fire. To help those affected, please consider donating to one the many organizations that are aiding the relief efforts.
If you have never been, Gatlinburg is a special place where you can enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park AND ride down the side of a mountain through the woods on a mountain roller coaster. It’s the home of Dollywood and moonshine, waterfalls and wildlife. I love it there! The mountain views are incredible. Plus, I love a good go cart track and there are dozens in the area. Not small ones either.
Olivia and Jon were married at Morning Glory Farm in Cosby, Tennessee, just outside of Gatlinburg. The sun was out and the mountains looked amazing. It was the perfect fall day and the perfect day to celebrate these two amazing people. Jon is a five time combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Olivia is a talented graphic designer. She is also of Indian descent and beautifully incorporated the culture into their wedding ceremony. Olivia was a gorgeous bride and the fall colors of the mountains looked amazing with the soft tones her bridesmaids’ dresses. The stunning flowers were done by the incomparable Melissa Timm Designs and the delicious and trendy ‘dirty frosted cake’ was provided by Gail’s Custom Cakes. The rentals were provided by Rothchild’s and the catering was provided by Great Smoky Mountain Catering Company.
I hope you enjoy these photos and can find a way to help this community recover.