Romantic Smoky Mountain Elopement

Francesca and Logan’s October ceremony turned out to be a beautifully emotional and romantic Smoky Mountain elopement overlooking the Foothills Parkway in Tennessee.

The Ceremony

This is such a sweet and special couple to me. Logan was actually in a small accident on the way to their elopement ceremony. Can you imagine? Getting the call on the day you’re getting married that your fiancé has been in an accident? We are not guaranteed tomorrow, not even on our wedding day. Thankfully for Logan and Francesca, it was nothing serious and only caused minor damage to the car. I think every person attending their ceremony was presented with the reminder that life is a gift. What could’ve been a very tragic day was actually able to continue on with a lot of love and joy.

Friendly reminder for all of us; hug your parents and let them know you love them. Make that phone call to your grandma when you miss her. Always give your wife a real kiss, not a little peck, before you leave for work. Read the second bedtime story to your kids. I know how exhausted you are, but they will remember the love you showed them by giving them your time. Take your friend out to lunch. Call your sister to check in on her. Surprise your husband at work with his favorite food for lunch. You won’t waste time doing this. You’ll only strength relationships.

Just freaking love and take care of each other man. Life is fleeting. Remember to be kind. Stay humble. Be a good human.

If you’re looking for some more romantic Smoky Mountain elopement inspiration, check out my other blog post from Emily and Zach’s elopement at Ely’s Mill.

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Hey I’m Chelbe!

I have had the opportunity to capture over 50 intimate smoky mountain elopements at Ely’s Mill. If you are looking for a photographer here in The Smoky Mountains, I would love to hear from you! I believe in serving my couples through more than photography! I serve you by getting to know you as a couple, providing Tennessee vendor recommendations, scouting beautiful locations, and more! Does this sound like what you have been searching for? I would love to help bring your elopement inspirations to life! You can get in touch with me through my contact page. I’ll see you over there!



I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in Tennessee - ready to travel wherever your heart is taking you. My style is a documentary style — I love capturing your day as it unfolds and being present for the in-between, unposed moments between you and your lover. Serving you starts before we ever take that first photo. I strive to connect with all my couples to better understand who they are what their vision is for their day. Let's find out if we are the perfect fit!

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