Danielle Defayette

Monumental Cades Cove Vow Renewal

Cades Cove Vow Renewal in Townsend, Tennessee

I always love celebrating marriage, whether its the very first day of it or documenting the moments that come after your wedding day. This sweet couple reached out to me about photographing their Cades Cove Vow Renewal and I just couldn’t resist driving down to document their love story!

Vow renewals are so sentimental because you’re choosing to state those vows you made to each other long after the glitz and glam of the initial wedding day has passed. Its a commitment to each other that isn’t required or celebrated with all of the pomp and circumstance of the initial uniting.

I absolutely love that these two chose the Cades Cove Loop in Townsend, Tennessee to do their vow renewal. With their two little ones in tow, they came down for the weekend to explore the Great Smokey National Park and take some gorgeous Cades Cove Vow Renewal images in the process!

The Beauty of Cades Cove Vow Renewal

The Cades Cove Loop is an eleven mile drive filled with nothing but wildlife and nature. This scenic backdrop is what makes the most perfect Cades Cove vow renewal photos, and this area is insanely beautiful! Here are just some of the things I love most about Cades Cove:

  • Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove is located right in the Smokey Mountains National Park. Meaning, you will have constant views of the beautiful mountains. You’ll never have a boring photo with all of the greenery and mountain views serving as the venue for your big day! Mountains make the best views for beautiful vow renewal photos since they add so much focus to you and your partner while making it seem like you’re on the set of a movie. 

  • Lively Photobombers!

If you’ve never been to Gatlinburg or Cades Cove before, you’re in for a treat! This area (and the Smokey Mountain National Park in general) is known for it’s abundance of wildlife and black bears. You may see some wild horses frolicking, you may see some baby cubs following their mama, and you may see some rare bird species. As you make your way through Cades Cove expect to see a variety of bears, birds, deer, horses, and other animals along the way! A Cades Cove Vow Renewal is bound to be a memorable one!

  • Quiet & peaceful

Vow renewals are meant to be peaceful and about nothing else but sharing your love. Cades Cove is perfect for that! While you stand renewing your vows, you will hear nothing but the wind rustling the grass, maybe some horses chewing on some hay, or the birds chirping in the wind. It’s so peaceful and quiet here! 

If you’re on the lookout for an East Tennessee wedding photographer to capture your Cades Cove Vow Renewal–get in touch! I am always happy to help you plan your intimate occasion and capture images you’ll cherish for a lifetime!


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