Smoky Mountain Destination Wedding


July 15, 2019

orange summer destination wedding at The Magnolia Venue

Smoky Mountain Destination Wedding

at The Magnolia Event Venue in Pigeon Forge, TN


Sherry and Bruce chose to marry in the clouds at The Magnolia’s mountaintop event venue. Hailing from Pennsylvania, the couple wanted a Smoky Mountain destination wedding where guests from all over the northeast could relax and have a little southern vacation while celebrating with them. Pigeon Forge was the perfect location.


When choosing a wedding color scheme, they kept with the traditional Tennessee orange with hints of peach & coral. For example, Bruce wore UT socks, a Big Orange bowtie, & suspenders with his gray suit, and everyone danced to Rocky Top at the reception. They even sang the “Woo!” in the right spot!


Bruce is a huge Blake Shelton fan, so Sherry brought a life-sized cardboard cut out of the country singer to surprise Bruce in what he thought was the first look with his bride-to-be. His face was priceless! I loved that their entire wedding party was their immediate family, and that they were each walked down the aisle by their grown children. So sweet!

Enjoy a little taste of this Smoky Mountain destination wedding.

Wedding Pros:

Venue: The Magnolia.     Planner/Coordinator:  Simple Bliss Events.     Florist:  Echelon Florist.     Caterer:  Rosa’s Catering.     Cake Artist & Dessert Favors:  Catie Cakes.     DJ:  Mobile Beats Entertainment.     Hair & Makeup Artist:  Bangs & Blush.     2nd shooter: Katie Bohannon.     Bar Service: The Pour Guys.

wedding photos at the Magnolia Event Venue

UT orange rose bouquet

the magnolia venue bridal suite

orange bridal bouquet

orange and coral wedding colors

bridal updo

mature bride with grandchildren

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Smoky mountain view at The Magnolia wedding venue

Smoky mountain bride

photos on the knoll at the Magnolia

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gray and orange wedding suits

UT orange groom

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Blake Shelton wedding crasher

mature bride and groom first look

mature bride and groom first look

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Orange wedding ceremony decorations

peach and gray wedding colors

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mountain top wedding at the Magnolia venue in Pigeon Forge

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big orange centerpieces and wedding decor

custom orange guest favors

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first dance at the magnolia event venue

first dance at the magnolia event venue

mature married couple's first dance

orange roses wedding cake

orange roses wedding cake

groom dancing at outdoor summer reception

groom dancing with blake shelton wedding crasher

dancing at outdoor summer wedding reception in the Smokies

after dark dancing at outdoor reception at the Magnolia

Sparkler exit at The Magnolia venue

sunset wedding photo of mature bride and groom

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Shanell Bledsoe is a wedding & boudoir photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee, available for destination weddings worldwide.

  1. Kirklyn Melson says:

    These are fantastic. Hope you guys had a great time! It looks like you did.

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