Monday, May 21, 2018

A Family Elopement at the Honeysuckle Hills Pigeon Forge Wedding Venue

It’s no secret by now… I love elopements more than any other kind of wedding we host at Honeysuckle Hills.  We have a great time and give 110% to all our weddings, but I can say without hesitation that any wedding with under 50 guests is a wedding more enjoyed by the bride and groom. 

Our covered pavilion is one of many ceremony options at Honeysuckle Hills.  Usually chosen as a back-up plan for rain, some of our couples like its cool shade in the warmer months.

Eloping doesn’t always mean just the two of you.  Sometimes it means bringing along a few of your closest family members.  It’s difficult to exclude parents, especially, or sisters and best friends.  

One rule of thumb I tell my brides when deciding who to invite is to answer this question… Have you spoken to this person in the past 48 hours?  Further, have you seen them in person in the past seven days?  If so, invite them to your elopement.  If not, it may end up causing stress and unnecessary expense.

The Honeysuckle Hills “Family Elopement” is a two hour wedding reservation that allows plenty of time for photographs of the two of you, as well as family portraits. 

Some of our best bridal portraits of Tiffany were taken in the dressing room just before the ceremony.  My assistant, Emily, provided a soft light source in the form of a video light for me, since dressing areas don’t always have the best light.

For Tiffany’s family images, we did a combination of traditional portraits along with a few lifestyle, or more emotional images. 

Tiffany chose to have photographs made in areas with the most green at our venue, so the images would match her home décor best.  Our enchanted forest and horse field fit this description for her perfectly. 

One of two bridges across the water at our wedding venue, the arched bridge is more formal.  

The family chose Mama’s Farmhouse as their meeting place for an after wedding restaurant reception.  Mmmm… delicious!  Good, southern comfort food delivered in an unending fashion!

Information about this wedding package

A Family Elopement

$2100 Wed through Fri       $2600 Saturdays

·         Two hours of ceremony and photography time

·         Recommended for couples, their children, and up to 30 wedding guests

·         Officiant to perform the ceremony and file the license

·         Ceremony and up to four locations on property for the photographs of the couple

·         Family and wedding party photographs after your ceremony

·         $175 Credit at From the Heart Florist for bouquets and boutonnieres

·         Flash drive of all wedding images with release to print on your own

·         $200 credit toward prints, canvases or wedding albums (can also be used as a discount on the wedding package)

Have questions?  Email Regina