Getting away from the traditional and skipping the many moving parts of a large wedding may seem like the perfect way to ride off into the sunset together. However, many couples who have been on that road before would say that it is not as simple as it seems – at least not without help from expert organizers such as Effortless Elopements.
Based in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Effortless Elopements serves as the go-to professional planner for couples who wish to have their dream intimate wedding in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. The company’s elopement packages are tailored to suit various elements such as budget, location, and photography.
With whatever package the couple chooses, they automatically get an officiant, a planner, a list of vendors for food and flowers, and a marriage license filed right after the ceremony. Clients that purchase any package besides “The Simple” package may also opt for a professional photographer and a digital gallery for images available in just a few weeks. Moreover, Effortless Elopements also provides add-ons for couples that need services like hair and make-up, chairs, extra pairs of hands, and many more.
“Our experience with Effortless Elopements was just that: Effortless!” describes Megan Summer, a former client whose sunset setting ceremony was organized and documented by the team. “I cannot speak highly enough about this company, from the many package options you can choose from, locations to be married, excellent recommendations for other services such as catering, florists, etc., plus amazing photographers and officiants… your day will be perfect!”
Although elopements are usually intimate with at least one witness involved, which is the officiant, some couples do have guests. Most of Effortless Elopements’ locations can accommodate up to 10 guests. The Foothills Parkway can accommodate up to 30, and Cades Cove up to 25, while cabins venues do not have a guest limit.
Clients may easily check out and book a date by phone or email. However, securing a weekend schedule may require clients to book further out and special dates such as 10.10 or 6.6 may require booking a year or more in advance.
Like almost all outdoor events, rain is a game changer, and Gatlinburg does experience rain. Effortless Elopements assures their clients of flexibility and workarounds should that happen. The team is well-prepared in arranging alternative solutions as in the case of many previous ceremonies.
More information about its services as well as a gallery of past elopements is found on the Effortless Elopement website, www.gatlinburgelopements.com. The company is also active on its Instagram page, @effortlesselopementsgatlinburg