Spence Cabin Elopement
I don’t think that there is anything better than a Spence Cabin Elopement in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Kylee + Jade traveled all the way from Utah to Tennessee for their destination elopement. Jade has always loved the Smoky Mountains, and with family close to the area, they found it to be their perfect wedding location. Kylee and Jade wed on the stone-paved patio overlooking the Little River. Kylee’s brother-in-law officiated the ceremony while her sister looked on as the witness. We continued their mountain elopement experience with couple photos along the Little River Trail, which always leads to the spectacular stone bridge. Congratulations to the newly wedded couple. Thank you for choosing EMP as your Knoxville elopement photographer.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Spence Cabin, which sits on the Little River Trail, is just one of the few elopement locations in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Little River Trail climbs along an old gravel railroad bed that runs parallel to the river that bears the same name. From the late 1800s through 1938, the Elkmont area of the park was heavily logged. Logs were hauled initially out by ox teams and then floated down The Little River. Thousands of acres of forest was purchased by the Litte River Lumber Company at the turn of the century. They built rail lines to Elkmont, which eventually extended all the way to Clingmans Dome. This spur would become the Little River Trail. After the Smokies became a national park, the lumber company ceased operations in 1938 and had removed the railroad tracks in 1940.
Near the trailhead, hikers will pass by several old chimney stacks. These chimney stacks are from former resort cottages built in the 1920s. These cabins were considered summer homes by the affluent from Knoxville. If you are considering a Smoky Mountain elopement, please contact me today. Erin Morrison Photography is licensed to photograph in the Smokies.