If you love horses as much as I do, you'll appreciate that Sugar and Ben are both rescue animals, with a forever home that has purpose. Neither are trail horses, stuck with the mundane life of walking in circles all day long. Ben has a bowed tendon, causing him to be unwanted by horseback riders. Sugar doesn't care for anyone to be on her back at all since she spent her first few years alone in a field without company. (Horses are herding animals and prefer to have friends just like us.) They have each learned how to run where we tell them, and Sugar particularly enjoys following you around and kissing you on the cheek.
Your wedding photographs with our horses will be extraordinary... I've dedicated my entire life to the art of photography as a full-time career, and Sugar and Ben are my favorite props. I know you may have another photographer you love and want to use, and that's all right as long as you're on the other side of their fence. But if you want to be up close and personal with our horses, you'll need me as your photographer who has the liability insurance and the routine my babies are used to following.
If you're a long-time horse rider with hundreds of miles logged on trails, you may think that if it's not your own horses in the wedding pictures then it's not personal enough. I understand that. So, if you're only within a few hours of Pigeon Forge just bring your horses with you. We have plenty of room for the horse trailer to park and turn around, and my sister's barn is just up the hill where you can board if necessary.
If you're like some of our other brides coming from Texas, Oklahoma, or you're simply just "not from this neck of the woods," then we can still create that rustic horse stable experience for you, even without our horses in the pictures. Saddles, ropes, and other props can be used to bring together the wedding theme you're going for.
I hear from many of our brides who rode horses as a child, or at this stage in their life just can't ride like they used to because of health issues. Maybe you reluctantly had to sell your best mare or gelding, and it left a deep hole in your heart. Sugar and Ben can help heal that sense of loss, and on one of the most blessed days of your life!
Even if you're "on the fence" about whether you even like horses or not, I can't express accurately enough how much joy our horses bring to our wedding guests by just walking up to greet everyone. The little children squeal with laughter at the first time they feel Sugar's lips tickle their open palm to feed them a treat.
How much does a wedding at Honeysuckle Hills cost? You can't afford not to book your wedding with us if horses and photography mean this much to you. Don't be stuck with regrets later. If you love who you're marrying, and if this relationship is important to you, then we promise you won't regret your investment with us.
- Weddings just for two or up to 100
- More than one ceremony location with back-up plans for rain
- Dressing rooms
- Seating, tables, and linens
- Spacious, private venue with landscaping, flowers, creek, and more
- Wedding planning services and coordinator included
- The best vendors in the Southeast prefer working at our venue