Danielle Defayette

Incredible Johnson City Wedding Photos: The Side Porch

A dark haired woman smiles directly at the camera in a white wedding dress with a large bouquet of flowers while a tall man in a suit stands behind her embracing her and kissing her temple outside at The Side Porch in Johnson City

My Favorite Johnson City Wedding Photos? At The Side Porch, of course!

It’s hard to put into words how I feel about The Side Porch wedding venue, but lucky for you, I’ve carved out some time to tell you! One visit to this picturesque Victorian style home will show you all you need to know about why it’s the best, but I know how hard it is to research every little thing. You may have just gotten engaged–or you’ve possibly already started planning–and this time can be so stressful. There are so many options from which to choose!

That’s why I’ve made it easy for you to learn more about why The Side Porch wedding venue is the best in Johnson City, Tenn. I seriously swoon over it! Check out my reasons below.

1. It’s not just a wedding venue, it’s an experience.

What I love about The Side Porch is they let you have access to all the grounds, and we mean all. They famously say, “If you can see it, you can use it!” I love a Johnson City wedding venue that truly believes in offering everything it has available.

From the Gathering Barn and the 17 acres of lush fields surrounding it to the Victorian farm home and a creek with two cute-as-heck bridges, you’ll have tons of space to create the wedding you want (and deserve!).

2. Photo ops for days.

I mean it when I say The Side Porch wedding photo ops are ones for the books. For example, the Bride Room is this stunning, Victorian-style room large enough to accommodate the bride, her bridesmaids, and even the mothers. Imagine the fun but elegant photos you’ll get from a morning filled with makeup appointments and hair spray.

I also love using the outdoor porch as a spot to hang the beloved wedding dress. A photo of the dress hanging above the porch is *chef’s kiss*.

Okay, don’t get me started (or do) on the Gathering Barn. It boasts the most gorgeous, vaulted ceilings, pewter-and-honey-colored wood, and sparkly chandeliers, making for an awe-inspiring backdrop to the reception’s festivities. Think candid photos against the barn’s softly lit dance floor.

This Johnson City wedding venue has a ceremony space that is an enchanted forest lover’s dream. My favorite moments to capture are the ones where couples are professing their love through handwritten vows, all against the backdrop of the expansive forest. Double swoon.

Bonus: be sure to get a photo of you and your loved one on the outdoor swing!

3. Décor you thought you could only dream about.

What I love most about this Johnson City wedding venue is the décor! The Side Porch ladies–shout out to Ms. Luci and Camille–offer couples the chance to use décor they’ve curated over several years. Whether you’re a boho bride or a vintage groom, the venue has several decorations for you to use.

We’re talking items like vintage leatherbound books and bohemian dream catchers. It’s those small details that pack the biggest punch–and The Side Porch already has it all for you.

Now that you’ve got your Johnson City wedding venue, what’s next?

So, you’ve decided on the venue! You’re The Side Porch wedding is going to be everything you’ve dreamed of, and I am thrilled for you to experience your special day. Before you start searching for that perfect dress, I’d love to tell you a bit about me. I am a proud Virginia wedding photographer and have served this community for years, and I would be more than honored to support you on your big day. Want to get in touch to learn more about how I can capture your memories at this beautiful Johnson City wedding venue? Let’s chat!


Another reason you should be booking your wedding at The Side Porch in Johnson City? You won’t find better people to be working with! Camille + Luci are the mother and daughter duo we never knew we needed in our lives but cannot live without! These sweet ladies are the backbone of The Side Porch and they’ll seriously make your wedding day brighter. Everything they do is for their couples and their family, which is definitely something I can get on board with!

You won’t want to be procrastinating on booking either! The Side Porch typically is booked eighteen months out–especially with popular dates! So get in touch ASAP to make sure your date is available and then shoot me an email to talk wedding photography because I absolutely LOVE to shoot at this gorgeous Johnson City venue.

Still looking for more wedding planning information? Look no further! I’ve got all of the best wedding photography info and planning tips right here on the blog.

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