Celtic Dreams Elopement

• Just The Two Of You – $1,799
• 5-15 Guests – $2,799

More guests?  Consider The Willow Tree Wedding

This classic elopement package is named for our stone arch ceremony site.  A Honeysuckle Hills classic elopement that has a stronger emphasis on creative photography. It offers a more relaxing atmosphere, more flexibility and more time for traditional wedding expectations. Your wedding is the only wedding we will schedule that day.

You’ll immediately relax and focus entirely on the excitement of marrying your sweetheart! The images in the gallery above highlight the granite stone arch ceremony site. View all of our photo galleries to see where more of your images might be created. After your ceremony, we’ll use 3 more stunning spots for images of the two of you together.

The stone arch and wildflower gardens lends itself to a fairytale almost as much as our willow tree. It is most popular during the months of late May through early September when the wildflowers are at their peak. The first leaves to change color are behind the stone arch, and usually turn around the second week in October. A path leading to our hobbit-style bridge and fairy house originates at the arch. Many couples enjoy the forest path behind the fairy house, too! The fairy house photography prop was built in honor of my granddaughter, Eowyn, who lives in Gotland, Sweden. Speaking of Sweden, a couple from there got married at Honeysuckle Hills a few years ago, and I got to see them in 2022 in their home country while visiting my granddaughter.

As magical as this ceremony site is, you can actually use any of our ceremony areas on the lower grounds if you change your mind. I love to meet with you the day before to give a venue tour and go over all the details, so this is when you’ll choose where to get married. In addition to the willow tree we have a willow tree, wooden arbor, covered pavilion, and an indoor chapel upstairs. Each classic package has pricing for a variety of guest counts that it accommodates.

The wedding willow’s limbs gently sway in the breeze with fairy lights and flickering lanterns for your ceremony. I planted the willow in 2008 and it’s been a joy to watch it grow. The willow has long been a symbol for endurance, making it one of our most popular ceremony locations. It’s the perfect spot for a hand fasting! During late fall, the willow lends itself to boho-style weddings with our hexagon arbor.

Our venue is best described as a huge photography studio with a bonus wedding ceremony. We can adjust the ceremony time for better weather as long as it’s within daylight hours. The willow is also a popular location for wedding photographs whether you get married there or not. If it rains all day, we can easily use one of our covered or indoor areas for ceremony and photos.

I like to check in often while your hair and makeup is being done and take care of little things that might arise. I keep a few things on hand you might have forgotten like eyelash glue or bobby pins. I truly enjoy the extra time to get to know you and hear your love story. While you’re preparing to walk down the aisle, I’ll photograph things like your dress, the rings, the bouquet, and some images of the two of you getting ready. Unlike our mini-weddings, this package gives you a little wiggle room if things are running late. If your ceremony was scheduled for 4PM but doesn’t start til 4:30PM, that’s OK.

This package includes:

• Access to 2 dressing areas 3 hours prior to ceremony for couples only.
• Access to dressing areas 4 hours prior to ceremony for weddings with guests.
• Officiant to perform the ceremony and file required TN marriage license.
• Wedding host and ceremony director.
• Ceremony site has permanent log bench seating.
• Optional shepherd hooks with vases of greenery and flowers closely matching your colors.
• Personal décor set up if you bring items such as guest book, pictures or wedding favors.
• Access to our Décor Closet (signs and décor vary as donated or replaced; I’ll put them out for you).
• Up to 1 hour of pre-ceremony photography for details and getting ready.
• Ceremony photography
•Family group photos, time spent related to guest count
• 45 minutes of photos of the two of you on our lower grounds (averages 3 locations).
• Lower grounds photo spots include waterwheel, creek areas, 1950 Ford truck, willow tree, hobbit-style bridge and house, arched bridge, miniature pond and waterfall, flower gardens and more.
• All photos in high resolution after editing included in online gallery with password to download to a computer and copyright release.
• Back up ceremony locations in case of rain include wedding chapel or covered pavilion.
• If it rains all day, photo locations include balcony, chapel window light, covered pavilion, indoor barn areas with swing and chandelier or use umbrellas and dance in the rain.
• Option to change outdoor ceremony location to any of our willow tree or creekside ridge.

Add a fantasy portrait for $799 (includes the extra time for prop and lighting set up, costume change, and 1 digital fantasy image).

Optional add-ons to any package

(If it doesn’t already include it.)

• Photography with our horses in the background – $99.
• Photography with horses up close & personal – $499.
They’ll run behind you and approach to touch, couple only, no children.
• Photographs at our mountain view, couple only – $299.
We currently drive you there in our Jeep.
• Photographs at our mountain view, entire family – $499.
This option available by Fall of 2023.
• Photographs at our Mountain waterfall, couple only $599
Waterfall is off-site only 8 minutes away.
• Night photograph with the willow’s fairy lights – $499.
We’ll break for a snack while we wait for it to get dark.
• 1-tier wedding cake for photographs and take with you – $75.
• 2-tier 8” and 6” wedding cake for photos and take with you – $125.
• 3-tier 10”, 8” and 6” wedding cake for photos and take with you – $299.
• Hair and makeup per person by Summer Lynn, freelance artist – $200.
• Fresh flower bridal bouquet – $125.
• Fresh flower bridesmaid bouquet – $75.
• Fresh flower boutonniere – $20.
• Fresh flower wrist corsage – $40.
• Kris at From the Heart Florist will help you choose your flowers and will deliver on wedding day.

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Celtic Dreams Wedding Package.