Nikki & Tyler said their “I do’s” at the Barn at Hickory Hills in Cleveland, TN.  And we were there to make sure Nikki & Tyler’s wedding was captured and perverse for years to come.  The venue is beautiful, with so many options and locations to take outstanding photos.  You can be here all day and never run out of locations.

The Barn at Hickory Hills - Cleveland, TN


If you have your eyes set for selecting the Barn at Hickory Hills in Cleveland, TN, wedding venue, then keep reading! We had the opportunity to cover Nikki & Tyler’s wedding at the barn at hickory hills, and we had an amazing time.

Nikki and Tyler choose the Enchanted Forest as their ceremony location, which reminds me of a similar wedding we had covered in Monroe, NC. The Barn has up to 4 different locations within the wedding venue to select your ceremony location. Making each wedding unique to each couple’s taste.

The Barn has two separate areas for the bride and groom to get ready at. The ladies will have access to the Farmhouse, where they have four salon chairs to use during hair and makeup. The groom and his buddies have access to The Lodge, where they have access to their own door for getting in and out, with bunker-style beds in case you need to crash the night.

Erin Croft made a more detailed guide for the Barn at Hickory Hills wedding venue on her website.  Make sure you check out her blog post!

Getting Ready


Just as any other wedding, the day usually starts with getting ready.  Both Nikki & Tyler were getting ready almost at the same time.  We started covering the bride, making sure we got all the details, wedding dress, etc., done before heading over to the groom.

The groom and groomsmen can usually be done quicker than the girls.  So once we got done with the details from the bride’s side, we head to Tyler to capture his getting ready.  We had to actually make him get ready a little bit early as we needed to head back to Nikki.

Since both lodges for the bride and groom were very close, traveling to one place a bit easier.  We just had to make sure they didn’t see each other until the wedding ceremony.

Ceremony at Enchanted Forest


The wedding ceremony was held at the Enchanted Forest at the Barn at Hickory Hills.  It’s a small dense area within walking distance from the main reception area of the venue.  The Enchanted Forest, like the name, does seem like a magical place.

This area is covered with lush green trees during the peak summer season, making it seem like your off to some faraway destination location.  Just make sure you color correct the images, as they can tend to have some green overcast on the photos.

Portraits at The Enchanted Forest


We decided to do the portrait session with the bride and groom also in the Enchanted Forest.  The clouds also started to roll in, and we got caught in a little rain during the session.

We had help from friends to make sure that rain did not ruin the dress, so we got umbrellas to keep Nikki from getting wet. For most of the images during the portrait session, we had someone’s arm show in the portraits, which we removed during the editing process.

I even had time to some creative photos during the portrait session, which I always wanted to create.  A purely dark image with the umbrella, which I think turned out pretty good.  The shot below was taken in the enchanted forest, during daylight!

The Barn at Hickory Hills Wedding - Cleveland TN
The Barn at Hickory Hills Wedding - Cleveland TN

The Barn at Hickory Hills


We had a blast capturing Nikki & Tyler’s wedding at the Barn at Hickory Hills.  With enough time on your hand, you can really get creative if you put your mind to it.  We even had the pleasurer of creating something super epic in front of the fireplace pavilion.

The Barn at Hickory Hills Wedding - Cleveland TN

If your looking for wedding photography for your wedding, you know what to do.  We are not super crazy at making you pose, but we will grab all those traditional shots and make your wedding photos look super amazing.

We only request you be open to creativity, as we can get a bit crazy when we get super laid back couples that are just ready for anything crazy.  Make sure you also check out our other weddings we photographed.