Rebecca and Thomas’s summer wedding at Symmes Chapel was perfect in so many ways. First off it was an amazing day at one of our favorites places to shoot and visit, Pretty Place. Photographing that location is always so much fun because every time we are there its always just a little different, whether it be the lighting or a slight difference in the color of the surrounding foliage.  One thing for sure is that it never disappoints  in the view. If you have never been stop what you are doing now and plan a day drive up there. It is breathtaking and you will thank me later.

The second way that made this day so perfect was we had an amazing couple that was surrounded by a small group of their closest friends and family. Its no secret that I love intimate weddings and in this location it just felt even more intimate for a lack of better words. After the ceremony we headed back to an amazing cabin (which can be found on airbnb!) just a couple of miles from the chapel. It was there that family and friends gathered on the huge wrap around porch and celebrated these two tying the knot.

While we were there we had to explore this amazing property with the happy couple and its awesome backdrops for photos. It was like our own forest/mountain paradise complete with several water features. Seriously this place was amazing. And to think we have driven by the driveway numerous times and never even knew it was there.

It was truly our pleasure to be able to witness and document such an amazing day for an amazing couple. I can’t thank Rebecca and Thomas enough for bringing us along for this adventure. Please enjoy some of my favorite shots from the day!
-John

Wedding Ceremony Location – Symmes Chapel (Pretty Place)
Getting ready and after party location – Air BnB
Wedding Photographers – Cureton Photography
Floral – Dahlia a Florist

 

Bride and groom standing on a cliff at Pretty Place after their mountain elopement wedding at Symmes Chapel. Bride and groom on a mountaintop after their summer wedding at Symmes Chapel. Bride and groom kissing in the forest after their mountain elopement wedding at Symmes Chapel. Bride and groom looking at each other in the forest. Bride and groom laughing after the wedding ceremony. Groom kissing the bride on the forehead. Bride and groom kissing in the forest after their mountain elopement. Cabin near Symmes Chapel. Wedding dress hanging on the porch. Custom wedding dress hangar. Wedding rings in a box. Wedding ring closeup. Tiffany and Co. bag and flowers. Bride's shoes. Groom getting ready. Groom looking out the window. Groom fixing his tie. Bride getting makeup applied. Groom getting his boutonnière on. Cross with flowers from Dahila. Cross at Pretty Place with flowers placed on it. Wedding florals from Dahlia. Cello being played at the wedding ceremony. Panorama of the view at Symmes Chapel. Bride getting ready at Symmes Chapel. Bride and her mom sharing a moment before the ceremony. Bride's mom kissing her on the cheek. Symmes Chapel wedding ceremony. Groom's mother getting emotional. Groom talking to the bride's grandmother before the wedding ceremony. Groom talking to the bride's grandmother before the wedding ceremony at Pretty Place. Groom getting emotional before the ceremony. Groom walking down the aisle. Bride and her father walking down the aisle at Pretty Place. Bride being walked down the aisle by her father. Groom tearing up as he sees his bride walking down the aisle at Pretty Place. Bride being walked down the aisle by her father at the Pretty Place wedding. Groom getting emotional at his wedding at Symmes Chapel. Bride's father kissing her on the cheek while giving her away at the ceremony. Pretty Place wedding ceremony. Bride smiling at her groom during the wedding ceremony. Groom looking at his bride during the wedding ceremony. Groom smiling at his bride during the Symmes Chapel wedding ceremony. Groom placing the ring on his bride's finger. First kiss at the Pretty Place Symmes Chapel wedding ceremony. Bride and groom walking back up the aisle at Pretty Place chapel. Groom kissing his bride on a mountainside after a Symmes Chapel wedding ceremony. Bride and groom with hands in the air on a cliff at their Pretty Place wedding. Bride and groom cuddling in the forest. Bride looking at her groom in the forest after their elopement wedding in South Carolina. Bride and groom laughing in the woods after their South Carolina elopement wedding. Bride holding onto her husband after their elopement wedding in South Carolina at Symmes Chapel. Bride and groom holding hands on a bridge in the woods after their wedding. Bride holding her gorgeous bouquet from Dahlia a florist in Greenville,SC. Bride in the forest holding her bouquet. Bride in the forest after her elopement wedding outside of Greenville,SC. Bride holding her flowers from Dahlia in Greenville. Bride smelling her bouquet of flowers after her wedding. Bride and her bouquet. Groom in the forest. Groom adjusting his tie after the wedding. Bride and groom sitting on a church pew on the porch of a cabin after their South Carolina elopement wedding. Bride and groom looking into each others eyes on a church pew on the porch of a cabin after their South Carolina elopement wedding. Bride and groom talking a moment after their wedding in the mountains of South Carolina. Groom kissing his bride on the forehead after the ceremony.

 

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