Styled wedding inspiration shoots abound, but how often do they feature real-life couples, particularly a couple who are engaged to wed? That almost-married, so-in-love vibe brings another layer of magic to this already beautiful editorial set at the Gatlinburg Event Center, a venue in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
The creative team behind this shoot took one overall rustic theme and then spun it to reflect the style of each couple—such a neat way to demonstrate how you can take an aesthetic and make it your own.
Ashley and Cole are to be married in June, and the same wonderful photographers of this shoot, Shutter Sprite, will be capturing their day. These two are casual, adventurous, and love to hike together, so the editorial’s team chose our Odette for Ashley. Plus, Tiffany of Shutter Sprite surprised Ashley by inviting her real-life best friend to be the model Maid of Honor!
Great Smoky Mountains Wedding Shoot Vendors
wedding gowns: Lea-Ann Belter Odette, Lea-Ann Belter Grace skirt + Tallulah top via Lillian Ruth Bride by Wedding Wonderland | photographer: Shutter Sprite Photography | hair + makeup: Shannan Tosh Rebold | venue: Gatlinburg Event Center | menswear: Prestige Tuxedo | vintage rentals: Sisters’ Vintage Rentals | cake: Custom Confections By Amber | florals + staging: Tiffany Lubienski | Grace + Tallulah models: Kylee Maupin with Jacob Wasmundt, Odette models: Ashley Ann Johnson with Cole Davis, wedding party models: Alexys Lambert, bridesmaid: Aubrey Harrison