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Being engaged and planning your wedding is so exciting! You want your wedding to be at the perfect location. If you are looking to head out of the city and enjoy Tennessess’s beautiful great outdoors, The Barn at Chestnut Springs is one venue you definitely need to check out!
When I look at a venue, I do it a bit differently than the bride and groom. I am looking at lighting, the backgrounds, the sun, and all the different things that can affect the way your images look. If you want to know more about tips for picking a wedding venue that creates beautiful images, click here. With that in mind, let me tell you my fav features of the Barn at Chestnut Springs that you will love too!
You will be celebrating your love and your commitment nestled in a beautiful cleared cove surrounded by beautiful mountains. I feel like this is unique because you’re not on a cliff, but rather surrounded by gentle mountains. The Barn at Chestnut Springs gives you amazing privacy in a peaceful mountain setting
To be truthful, your reception isn’t the most important part of the wedding to a wedding photographer (there are exceptions because every wedding is so unique and different!) I tell my couples that I photograph up to the 5th song because usually, that completes your days love story (and no one wants high-resolution images of Uncle Jim dancing after he’s had one too many)
But I gotta tell ya, there is something magical about the way the Barn at Chestnut Springs has their reception space. Weather permitting, you will be dancing under romantic string lights, against the beautiful backdrop of the moon, with a beautiful outdoor fireplace for guests to cozy up to. I mean… what else is there to say? This venue certainly didn’t view the reception as an afterthought, but truly a night to remember.
Dara’s Garden is a beautiful wedding venue located in South Knoxville that can accommodate up to 200 guests. One thing I love about this venue is you have the option to have the venue for 12 full hours (hair and makeup in the bridal suite!) and you are able to set up the decorations the day before!
The Kincaid House is truly a unique venue located about 30 minutes outside Knoxville. Their garden setting is absolutely breathtaking and would be beautiful for a spring wedding!
The Magnolia is an all-time favorite venue located about an hour from Knoxville. One awesome benefit of getting married in Pigeon Forge is there are tons and tons of restaurants and lodging for you and your guests. This outdoor Knoxville wedding venue can accommodate 100 guests.
The Trillium Wedding Venue is located in Sevierville, approximately 40 minutes from Knoxville. This stunning venue gives you full access (and views to match!) of those beautiful Smokies we all know and love. This is a bonus listing because it isn’t open yet! But, contact them to book because they are taking bookings for Fall 2021!
Hiring a professional wedding photographer you absolutely love and click with is such an important step to make sure that you can capture all the amazing moments you will have at your wedding. These photographs will act as a ticket for traveling back in time and having a look at all the beautiful memories you created with your loved ones.
I have been working as a professional photographer for over 8 years. Throughout that time I realized that the intimate moments in between the poses were the ones most cherished. My wedding work has been seen in places like The Knot, Wedding Wire, The Carolinas Magazine, Embrace Beauty Magazine, and many other leading industry publications. I’m sincerely grateful for every single one of them, and for the others yet to come. But none of that matters without the experience, the fun, and the results that everyone feels when they look back through their photographs. If you think we’d make an amazing fit contact me today and let’s chat about your wedding!
I created this blog to be a space filled with valuable information and inspiring stories. I want the words I create to bring value to this world and your life. Have a look around the blog and make sure to contact me ASAP! Let's get your incredible day on my calendar, and we will create memories that you'll remember for a lifetime.
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