Spence Cabin "River Lodge" Wedding at Elkmont - SarahBeth + Josh

An adventurous couple who loves the great outdoors and special DIY details made up Sarah Beth and Josh’s big day at Spence Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may remember these two from their amazing foggy sunrise engagement in the sunflowers, but their wedding in such a gorgeous natural setting was just as memorable.

Surrounded by her sisters throughout the day, Sarah donned a gorgeous ivory gown with her grandmother’s pearls, and her adorable flats served as a practical “something blue.” She even added an additional element that embraced the natural setting with her free flowing flower crown. We loved the choice of stone blue accents with the bridesmaids dresses and adored that these were super flowy to evoke an ethereal vibe.

The riverside ceremony was emotional and personal, and joy absolutely radiated from Sarah , Josh, and their families. Sweet touches like a crafted windowpane timeline, old fashioned milk jug glasses, and handmade paper cranes greeted guests, and they even gave a nod to their careers as field researchers through books about wildlife and copies of National Geographic as decor. The reception also included a huge announcement that the two would be relocating to Alaska to start their journey together.

Nature is what brought these two together, and they wanted their day to feel like a culmination of that. The national park setting in Elkmont couldn’t have been more perfect for these lovebirds, and we are excited to share so many memories from this rustic celebration of the natural world. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe are gracing the blog today with their eco-friendly, river lodge wedding. Enjoy!

Venue: Spence Cabin and Appalachian Clubhouse | Place Settings: Unique Settings Rentals- Knoxville | Dress: Justin Alexander from Tradesy | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulus | Floral: Melissa Timm Designs | Floral: Kroger Oak Ridge | Dessert: Duck Donuts | Cake: Kroger Oak Ridge