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May 1, 2020 - 1 comment.

Smoky Mountains Wedding at Under Canvas

We're told that Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is something everyone must see at least once in their lifetime. Last year we were lucky enough to get hired as the Wedding Planning team for a KILLER festival-style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains and got to experience the Smokies in all of their Fall glory! Let's jump into Annabelle & Paul's gorgeous fall wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains!

bride and groom at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains in front of pampass grass ceremony set up.

The Wedding Welcome Party

Something we love doing is encouraging our couples to host a welcome party the day instead of a formal rehearsal dinner. This allows all guests to join in on the fun, have a cocktail and feast on something a little more casual but just as delicious such as tacos. It's a great way to have your guests meet each other before the big day and start the party early!

Wedding venue entrance with tassels. Under Canvas Smoky Mountains Wedding.

Bride and groom welcome guests with shots and a Find Your Tent welcome sign. Wood welcome sign with white vinyl and mini key chain tassels as wedding favors

Food truck at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Capitain Muchachos food truck for taco welcome party at smoky mountains wedding

Teepee at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains with wooden tables and cute succulent centerpieces for wedding welcome party

Bride and groom welcome toasts under the stars and market lights at under canvas smoky mountains

The Wedding Morning

After a solid night of welcome festivities, everyone enjoyed a cozy sleep in their glamping tents onsite. Each tent has a comfy bed, lounge chairs and even their own wood burning stove. Some of the larger tents even have their own bathrooms which comes in handy as a "getting ready" tent for the bride or groom. Might we also recommend that you schedule a wedding morning yoga session to kick off the day followed by breakfast burritos and LOTS of coffee before getting ready for your wedding day.

Tents and teepees at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Festival-style wedding where couples and guests can sleep onsite in glamping tents for the weekend

Bride and groom cuddling in glamping tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains before their wedding day

Wedding yoga session at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Bride getting ready in teepee at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Bride getting makeup done and kissing cute dog at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

First look with bride and groom in front of tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Bride with long brown wavy hair and boho dress. Groom in dark navy suit and light brown shoes

First look with bride and groom in front of tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Bride with long brown wavy hair and boho dress. Groom in dark navy suit and light brown shoes

The Wedding Ceremony + Details

I've dreamt of these details ever since we got this wedding gallery back! The bouquet alone is the perfect representation of fall. The invitations are simple but boho and modern all at once. The overall warm tones of this weddings just makes my soul happy! The ceremony was almost like a piece of art. The girls over at Lang Floral Designs knocked this boho pampass grass ceremony design out of the park!

Neutral modern and boho wedding invitations for wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony decor at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony design and modern ivory chairs with teepee in the background for festival style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony design and modern ivory chairs with teepee in the background for festival style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Groom walking down the aisle with navy blue suit at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Ceremony set up with pampass grass and modern white chairs at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Festival style wedding in the great smoky mountains

A Smoky Mountain Party

After the gorgeous ceremony surrounded by trees, guests were invited inside the main teepee for cocktails, appetizers and music! A full southern BBQ meal was for dinner with unlimited wine on the tables. The reception decor was just as gorgeous as the ceremony. We designed it to feel intimate but also family-style. We decorated long wooden tables with bud vases filled with pampass grass and flowers. Each place setting had simple white plates and a mustard yellow napkin for that pop of color.

Bride and groom have cocktail after ceremony with pampass grass and trees surrounding them. Festival wedding at Under canvas smoky mountains

Wedding guest book alternative is the wedding pinata!

Boho reception dinner under a tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Long wooden tables with white plates, boho bud vases with pampass grass and mustard yellow napkins. Festival wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Fall color florals with tall candles.

Long wooden tables with white plates, boho bud vases with pampass grass and mustard yellow napkins. Festival wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains.

Lets Go Wild cake topper on simple white cake

Couple smashes cake at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Live Band at Under Canvas smoky mountains with pampass grass in the background for festival style wedding

Bride and groom grand entrance on dance floor at smoky mountains under canvas for festival style wedding

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Live Band at Under Canvas smoky mountains with pampass grass in the background for festival style wedding

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Under canvas smoky mountains at night under the stars. Best wedding venue in Tennessee for festival style weddings or glamping weddings

THE END

Photographer Lauren Mihae // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Under Canvas Smoky Mountains // Videographer Bastion Wedding Films // Florals Lang Floral Design // Catering Captain Muchachos and Sweet P's BBQ // Hair & Makeup Grow Knoxville // Band Tacklebox // Bar Single Barrel Events // Cotton Candy Fluff Nashville // Coffee Vienna Coffee // Rentals Mayker and Anderson Party Rentals // Signage Lettering Linds // Cake Magpie Cakes

August 28, 2018 - 69 comments

Glamping Wedding at Moab Under Canvas

You probably hear us talking about Under Canvas weddings all the time on Instagram BUT we've never really blogged about them. Well today is the day! We're giving you a glimpse inside what it's like to have a wedding at Under Canvas Moab. Ready to get blown away?

bride and groom kiss in the desert at under canvas moab

Let's start by saying that Becca and Sander spent a year and a half planning this wedding all while Becca was attending NYU for Interior Design. This venue is spectacular in itself but in order to produce a 4-day wedding for 160 guests, it takes an experience wedding planning team (oh hi!) and a lot of coffee!

leather couch inside under canvas moab glamping tent

After guests checked into their gorgeous accommodations, we opened up the dining area and had long wooden tables decorated with succulents in hand painted pots. The cute mini airstream trailer bar was open for business and a local folk/bluegrass band, Slim Pickin's band was playing on the stage.

Long wooden tables in the desert for boho wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Lounge outside giant teepee at Moab Under Canvas for wedding in the desert

Mirror welcome sign for wedding at Under Canvas Moab in the desert

Mini airstream bar for wedding in the desert

Every single night we experienced an incredible sunset. The soon-to-be newlyweds took full advantage and headed out for romantic and fun photos each night. Guests were kept busy with lot's of delicious food, drinks, music and games!

 

Bride and groom holding hands in the middle of the desert

 

Bride running away and laughing in the desert in Moab

Bride and groom laughing and cheers with bistro lights behind them in the desert

And after two full days of celebrating Becca and Sander in the desert came the actually wedding day. We decided to have this day on a Sunday since the following Monday was a holiday. Might as well take full advantage of having all your guests in one place for a long weekend!

Rue de Seine gown hanging from glamping tent at Moab Under Canvas

Wild boho bouquet and Rue de Seine gown in front of teepee

The guys seemed to have a really great time getting ready in their tents. They even had a barrel of whiskey!

Groomsmen laughing at Under canvas moab wedding

Bride and bridesmaids in all white in front of glamping tent. Desert wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Groom and groomsmen in front of tent at Under Canvas Moab. Desert wedding

The ceremony took place on giant flat rock formations (sorry I don't have a scientific name for these!) with the most spectacular view of the Moab desert. We were right next to Arches National Park, yet still far away enough from tourists to enjoy the ceremony with friends and family only.

Triangle arch with florals in the desert. Wedding at Moab Under Canvas

Ceremony with triangle arch at Under Canvas Moab in the middle of the desert

Father of the bride hugs the bride in front of triangle arch at desert wedding

Bride and groom stand in front of triangle arch for ceremony in the desert at Under Canvas Moab

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Olson! As they newlyweds rode away into the sunset on the Under Canvas golf cart, guests headed to the reception area for appetizers, music and booze!

Branded koozies for the bride and groom wedding weekend

Gorgeous wedding table set up with gold flatware, white plates and long runners

Succulent and cactus clusters on terracotta pots at desert wedding

Moody sweetheart table florals on wooden table

We may or may not have flown their wedding cake in from New York. Spoiler alert: we did.

Bride and groom feet in the desert

Bride and groom walk into the sunset after wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Let me tell you, this crowd loved to party! The wedding reception and dancing went way into the wee hours of the morning but wrapped up what was an incredible weekend!

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Bride and groom dance under the stars in the desert after weekend wedding at Under Canvas Moab

 

Photos by Lauren Mihae // Planning + Coordination by us // Florals 3 Leaf Floral // Venue Under Canvas Moab // Dress Rue de Seine // Beauty Marisa Rose Makeup and Hair // Rentals The Confetti Studio, Top Notch Rentals , Moab Event Services // Mirror Thrifted Sister Vintage // Invitations + Signage Fiber and Dye // DJ DJ Naka // Bands Slim Pickins , This Must Be The Band  // Sound + Stage Island Studios // Bar The Brassie Bar // Caterer Wagon Wrench Farms // Coffee Cart Sip Mobile Coffee // Cake Milk Bar Bakery