Intimate Smoky Mountain Wedding at Spence Cabin

husband kissing wife under a veil on their wedding day

Claire Hunt

December 15, 2021


This smoky mountain wedding was incredibly intentional with the most down-to-earth couple. When Ally + Brice first started planning their wedding, they wanted to have an indoor industrial wedding with over 100 guests. As they dove deeper into the planning process, they discovered that an intimate wedding was more in line with their desires as a couple.

Ally: “Our wedding day had so many changes and Claire was so supportive through them all. We started out with a big 120 people wedding inside a beautiful indoor venue and changed to less than 30 people at a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We knew family and friends may be upset by our decision, but Claire was so reassuring. She told us to do what WE want for our wedding day and that it was about US. She supported us through it all. So having her as a constant reminder to us to just make our day be what we wanted and not what others wanted is exactly what we needed. Know that when you book Claire, she is 100% in it for YOU.”

The Intimate Wedding Day

Ally + Brice have a love for travel, national parks, dogs, each other, and the people closest to them. So Spence Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park made perfect sense for their day. Since photos meant the most to them, I was lucky enough to capture their love for each other 3 different times during their engagement season.

Want to see the two of them out in snow up to their knees? Check out their engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ally: “Claire made sure we got every single photo we could have wanted and more. Above all, she knew photos were the most important part of the day for us. Every chance we got, we would run off to go take more photos! When I say that Claire will make sure your wedding day is what you want, she truly goes above and beyond to make sure of it. As a result, it shows in your photos! Because of all of that, having Claire by our side throughout the entire wedding day was such a comforting feeling.”

Nothing brings me more joy than when couples appreciate how priceless photos are. When they want to make every effort to have plenty of time for photos, my heart skips a beat. I love helping to make the day magical and making sure it’s all about the couple.

Without further ado, here is the gallery from this beautiful smoky mountain wedding.

Smoky Mountain Wedding in Gatlinburg, TN

Intimate Wedding at Spence Cabin

Considering having your intimate wedding at Spence Cabin? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a super popular destination for weddings and elopements. Because there are so many locations close by like Cades Cove, Foothills Parkway, and more – you really can’t go wrong! If you are looking for a more traditional wedding feel, then hold your ceremony at an intimate spot along the river. Are you wanting it to be just you and your love while you say “I Do”? After your elopement, have your guests join you at the cabin for an intimate reception. After celebrations, there is so much to do in Gatlinburg.

Once you are looking for a destination wedding or elopement photographer, I would love to hear from you!


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  1. Tom Waldenberg says:

    These are soooo beautiful. I live in NC and love the Smokies. The cabin, the ceremony site, the BOLO TIE! Love this sweet and stylish couple 😍

  2. Molly says:

    Oh my gosh! This is such a stunning gallery!

  3. Bailey says:

    What a cute little venue!! I LOVE the cabin feel & this is the cutest one perfect for their intimate wedding day! BEAUTIFUL 🙌🏼

  4. Cassandra says:

    These images are incredible- such a beautiful day!! The Smokey Mountains are the perfect place for an intimate wedding!

  5. Aimee says:

    Ahhh these are SO PRETTY! I love the whole vibe of this wedding- those woods are freaking magical. Such lovely work, I bet this couple is so happy 🙂

  6. Andrea Brandt says:

    When I daydream of an intimate wedding in the woods, this is exactly what I picture! Simply beautiful!

  7. Terri says:

    Stunnnning! Wow. I am in love, anyone would be super lucky to have these elopement photos!

  8. Heather says:

    This wedding is beautifully captured by you! I love all their details too 💖

  9. What a gorgeous wedding! The bride looked absolutely stunning, wow!