Roan Mountain, TN: Melanie + Dave's Nature Inspired Intimate Mountaintop Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Melanie + Dave's Nature Inspired Intimate Mountaintop Wedding

Melanie and Dave are both arborists, so it was only fitting that their vows were read on a mountaintop surrounded by their closest family. We met up on a warm, hazy, Saturday at the end of May, and big puffy clouds were rolling across a clear blue sky. After becoming husband and wife, someone spotted a rainbow in the distance! We ran over and snagged a few photos with it in the background before the rainbow disappeared— definitely a first for me on Roan! After enjoying the rainbow, we hiked the trail around the balds taking photos and watched the sun set behind Roan High Knob.

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Roan Mountain, TN: Hilary + Casey's Rustic Dusty Rose Roan Mountain State Park Intimate Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Hilary + Casey's Rustic Dusty Rose Roan Mountain State Park Intimate Wedding

Hilary and Casey drove all of the way from Madison, Wisconsin to Tennessee to get married in our beautiful Appalachian mountains— perfect for these avid bird watchers! These two said their vows amongst their closest family and friends at Roan Mountain State Park’s amphitheater. After the rings and vows were exchanged, and the first kiss as husband and wife, we drove up to the mountain for portraits against the pastel colored skies.

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Roan Mountain, TN: Rachel + Brett's Appalachian Trail Summer Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Rachel + Brett's Appalachian Trail Summer Mountain Wedding

Rachel and Brett’s summer wedding on Roan Mountain was incredibly special in so many ways. Not only do they share a love for hiking, the outdoors, and the Appalachian mountains, but it’s also what brought them together. Rachel and Brett are thru-hikers and completed all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail stretching from Georgia to Maine. It was only fitting for these outdoor lover to get married on the same trail that started the journey!

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Roan Mountain, TN: Ryan & Sara's Romantic Fall Intimate Wedding at Carver's Gap

Roan Mountain, TN: Ryan & Sara's Romantic Fall Intimate Wedding at Carver's Gap

We hiked up to the balds at Carver's Gap on a perfect Fall evening for Ryan and Sara's intimate Roan Mountain wedding. The sun was shining and the wind was just ever so slight, making for such a romantic evening. The grass had already turned to that beautiful golden color and caught the sun as Ryan and Sara said their vows on the mountainside, surrounded by their closest family. 

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Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Mallery + Josh's Intimate Fall Mountain Wedding

Mallery and Josh's intimate Fall wedding on Roan Mountain was magical, to say the least! Josh and Mallery had chosen a spot close to the parking lot at Carver's Gap so that a few of their closest family members and pup, Charlie, could easily be a part of their intimate wedding ceremony. The two said their vows at the most perfect place- right on the Appalachian Trail (a few hikers had even passed through), under a canopy of pine trees.

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Roan Mountain, TN: Josh + Holly's Intimate Mountain Wedding

Roan Mountain, TN: Josh + Holly's Intimate Mountain Wedding

Josh and Holly had contacted me about documenting their intimate wedding on Roan Mountain and my heart almost jumped out of my chest with joy! On a Wednesday evening, we met up at Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain and hiked up to the balds with the officiant. We found a spot on Round Bald for the ceremony with amazing panoramic views, which I later found out that it was the exact spot that Josh had proposed to Holly. Months later, the two spoke their vows as the wind softened on the bald. 

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