Perfect Fall Colors for Your Wedding in the Smokies

Every year people love to come to the Smoky Mountains to see the changing colors of the leaves. This gorgeous fall occurrence has drawn many couples to decide on this location for their wedding. The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association is a wonderful resource for these couples. Swann Plantation is one of several featured venues offered. The rich history of this 130 year old estate gives a wonderful background to display the changing colors. From its barn to its magnificent fields and river, this gorgeous location is a perfect spot for any East Tennessee wedding.

Swann Plantation in Sevierville Tn Photo credit ST Photography

Along with the romantic ambiance, this venue has a remarkable staff. The owners Shari and John are a delight to work with and have wonderful ideas on making your experience unique and beautiful.


We did a styled shoot with our model Sakaylea at Swann Plantation. Maree from Hello Beautiful, made our model shine with lash extensions.

Beautiful lash extensions by Hello Beautiful Photo credit ST Photography

The wedding gown was such a vital part of the shoot. We could not have asked for a more amazing crew then the ladies at Unforgettable Bridal who provided the lovely wedding dress. They used their expertise and helped us select the perfect look. They lavished our model with jewelry for the finishing touch.


Unforgettable Bridal provided our beautiful gown Photo Credit by ST Photography

Once we dressed our model, we made our way around the property. Shari gave us a grand tour in her ATV, highlighting her favorite photo-op locations.

One of the beautiful locations of the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association Photo Credit by ST Photography

We started in the front yard of the estate and made our way through the gorgeous pastures.

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STphotography.SwanPlantation.UnforgettableBridal.Sevierville.Gatlinburg-4960The creek bed and bridge prove to be gorgeous scenery for a bridal shoot.


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Next we went to the historic barn. This beautiful building is a true gem.

The Barn at Swann Plantation Photo Credit ST Photography
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From the stunning lofts to the artistic doors, the rustic setting was perfect.

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There were so many wonderful props all around that gave us all fun ideas.

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Photo Credit ST Photography
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By the end of the night we were all laughing and smiling. It was a pleasure working with all the wonderfully creative vendors.

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association has so many talented vendors who have a vision for the colors of the Smokies. The vibrancy of the trees and mountain landscapes make any wedding unforgettable.


Perfect Destination Wedding in Cades Cove

Have you ever dreamed of having your wedding pictures done in the Smoky Mountains National Park but unsure how to make that dream a reality? Well, our couple Skip and Catherine decided they wanted to make this happen. Family and friends joined Skip and Catherine for their wedding ceremony at Heartland Wedding Chapel in Townsend, Tennessee. Following the ceremony, they made their way to Cades Cove with us, ST Photography! We are one of the few licensed and permitted photographers to take your photos in the Smoky Mountains National Park.

The seven mile loop of Cades Cove gave Skip and Catherine so many stunning locations and perfect backdrops for their wedding day photos. They followed our car and we made stops along the way.

National Park Overlook
Gorgeous overlook

Smoky Mountain National Park


We visited a little chapel located on the loop for those sweet, intimate shots. This humble church gave us a few dry minuets till the sun shone once again.

Church in the National Park
Methodist Church on the Cades Cove Loop

Cute, genuine moments together were easily captured as these two made their way around the park.




Even posed photos were easily made their own just by feeling comfortable and happy in each others arms.


They even brought along some family members with them to share the experience and the beauty around them. CadesCove.STPhotography-7438

The kids really enjoyed the open spaces and animals around every corner.

We even had a herd of deer grazing behind everyone during the shoot.






So, if you are still thinking about a destination wedding and have considered Cades Cove or anywhere else in the Smoky Mountains National Park for your wedding photos, then look no further than ST Photography to capture those memorable experiences. We love taking photos in our National Park and would like to share this perfect location with you and your loved ones.  

We would like to thank Skip and Catherine for letting us be apart of their amazing day!