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Christopher Place Elopement

Eloping can be whatever you want it to be. You can be spontaneous, running to the court house the day that you make your decision. Or, you can plan ahead, book tickets and bring only your closest friends. But probably my favorite type of elopement is what Cassie and Chris had at their Christopher Place elopement. Just the two of them, all dressed up and ready to say “I-do” in one of the most elegant locations in Tennessee.

black and white photo of man and wife holding hands during their wedding ceremony as they elope in the smokies together

Cassie & Chris

Getting to know Chris and Cassie was an absolute pleasure! They came to Newport, Tennessee all by themselves for a true elopement! They chose to elope at Christopher Place, but before I jump into the wedding day and gorgeous venue, I first want to share Cassie’s words.

“A mutual friend of ours living in Chicago knew we were within an hour of each other in Ohio. With all three of us being single, our friend decided we were all going out together: She and I were going to be wingmen. Before we all went out, our mutual friend decided the two of us should meet. She realized, knowing both of us so well, being each other’s wingman wasn’t going to work. …She was right. Within hours of meeting each other, we decided we were going to be each other’s wingman…just in a different way. Fast forward a few months, and here we are.” -Cassie

Smoky Mountain elopement with bride and groom looking at each other romantically in a hidden garden

Christopher Place

This colonial-style mansion is tucked into the Smokey Mountains near Gatlinburg and is everything you could possibly want for your wedding day! There is a grand stair case, a darling porch, and gorgeous gardens. The mansion is actually a bed and breakfast that has a variety of different rooms with unique features. So, after you elope you wont have to go far to get to the honeymoon!

Gardens

The Christopher Place elopement venue had such elegant and well maintained gardens. The variety of trees and greenery really added a magical element to their wedding photos, that I just adore! It was positively romantic and really set the vibe for the entire day. I also love these stunning white pillars that mimic the colonial time period of the mansion. Such a great touch that took this particular spot in the gardens to the next level!

Christopher Place elopement with man and woman standing in the gardens on the  property for their bridals
bride in a white off the shoulder gown with a slit up the thigh holds her red rose wedding day bouquet while walking through a fairytale garden

Colonial Mansion Porch

I cannot get enough of this porch! It is seriously what my southern dreams are made of! The white of the pillars and ceiling that contrasts with the red brick and black light fixtures creates such a stunning and simple spot for bridals. It was bright and airy while also having a feeling of warmth and comfort. The photos turned out absolutely timeless and beyond romantic!

Another neat feature on the outside of Christopher Place was this little balcony that was right above the front door. It was big enough for two people to fit comfortably with plenty of room. Cassie and Chris looked stunning on the balcony. And I thought that the American flag that hung at the front the railing was perfect for this Christopher Place elopement since Chris is in the military!

bride and groom standing on a porch of a colonial mansion in Gatlinburg Tennessee smiling at each other for their bridal photos, bride is wearing an odd the shoulder gown and holding red roses
At the Christopher Place a bride and her groom stand on top of a balcony with the American flag hanging from the railing

Grand Staircase

When you walk in Christopher Place you will be greeted by the most stunning stair case that wraps all the way around! It is grounded by a beautiful star patterned tile, and is so dreamy. And the cherry on top of this foyer is the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the staircase! The elegance of this room alone is outstanding and is sure to impress.

bride and groom in the Christopher Place's foyer standing under a huge chandelier on their wedding day with a grand stair case behind them for the most elegant wedding

Fire Place

Looking for more old school classic vibes? This Christopher Place elopement had exactly that with this grand fireplace! The detailing on the mantle and the luxury quality of the furniture really made the space as a whole a statement. It was classic, sophisticated and powerful. These are words I normally wouldn’t use to describe wedding photos, but they are the kind of wedding photos that I now think everyone deserves to have!

bride and groom sitting in luxury leather chairs in front of a grand fireplace at the Christopher Place in Gatlinburg TN

The Bar

This bar brought so much sex appeal! I love the cabinets of liquor and wine that surround the bar itself. As well as the sophisticated elegant florals on the curtains. There is something just so sexy about having such a timeless, yet vibrant, couple in such an old world spot. And then, add the chemistry that Chris and Cassie had, and you have yourself the perfect photo!

black and white sexy picture of bride sitting on the edge of a bar while her groom holds her at the hips and they both stare into the camera.

The Ceremony

It is the moment we have all been waiting for! Chris and Cassie were married in an open green space on the Christopher Place property that over looked the Smokies. It was such an intimate ceremony with just the two of them holding hands in front of their officiant.

It was beautiful the way that Cassie and Chris looked at each other. Although they had only known each other for a short amount of time, it was as if they knew each other their entire lives. My favorite part of the ceremony had to have been when the officiant cracked a joke and Chris and Cassie gave the most genuine laughs! It was romantic and fun, just like the two of them!

bride and groom laughing during their wedding ceremony in the Smoky Mountains
bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony groom smiling at one another during their elopement in Gatlinburg Tennessee
bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony bride smiling at one another during their elopement in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Getting to be part of Cassie and Chris’s wedding day was such an honor. I am so grateful that they decided to tie the knot in such a gorgeous part of our country and to let me tag along to capture it all! Christopher Place is romantic, dreamy and sophisticated and I cannot wait to go back! Whether you are eloping into the Great Smoky Mountains, or getting married in your hometown, I would be honored to capture your love and all the little details! Let’s connect and make this happen!

black and white photo of bride and groom kissing with the Smokies right behind them on their wedding day at Christopher Place in Gatlinburg Tennessee
couple eloping at Christopher Place in the Smoky Mountains holding hands as their officiant marries them
groom kissing brides forehead as she holds his jaw and smiles for their elopement in the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg Tennessee
bride holding red roses and groom smiling at the camera on their wedding day in the Smokies.
bride and groom holding hands and looking opposite directions in a field in front of the Smoky Mountains at Christopher Place for their military elopement
bride holding her groom by the shoulders and he rest his head on her cheek for their bridal photos for their Smoky Mountain elopement
groom facing the camera and smiling while holding his brides hand as she is facing outwards so you can see her profile at Christopher Place in the Smoky Mountains for a Smoky Mountains elopement
groom holding his bride by the waist in front of the Smoky Mountains at Christopher Place on their wedding day
groom holding his bride by the hips and kissing her shoulder with the Smoky Mountains behind them
bride standing next to white pillars in a garden while holding he red rose wedding bouquet at Christopher Place
bride in the gardens at Christopher place smiling with her bouquet of red roses on her wedding day in the Smokey Mountains
man in his military uniform posing in the gardens at Christopher Place for his elopement
military man in uniform for his wedding at Christopher Place in Tennessee
At Christopher Place outside of the Smoky Mountains a couple is eloping and standing on a balcony/ porch while holding each  other and the bride holds her red rose bouquet
bride sitting on the edge of a bar while holding her husbands jaw as he holds her waist and they gaze into each others eyes so romantically at their Smoke Mountain elopement
detail shot of champagne wedding glasses that are white silver with heart details
bride and groom toasting their wedding glasses at their Christopher Place military elopement in Tennessee
bride and groom standing in front of a white paned window drinking their champagne in Gatlinburg Tennessee for their elopement
bride sitting at a bar drinking champagne on her wedding day at Christopher Place at Gatlinburg Tennessee
wedding cake with white buttercream, two tiers and red florals sitting on a silver cake stand with two glasses of champagne next to it for a Christopher Place military elopement
bride and groom sitting on a velvet blue chair at Christopher Place for their Military Elopement with the red rose bouquet sitting on the floor next to the bride and the Smokies in the window frame behind them
detail shot of wedding rings on a velvet blue background and a red rose with babies breathe

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