Say Yes with Jess Weddings

Q&A with Jess Hopkins


What is the overall experience of working with you like. 

Growing up I always loved seeing my friends in thriving relationships. Dinner and a movie for 3? Didn’t bother me in the slightest. I was the best third wheel out there! I was that girl who LOVED love, and I still am! Hiring Say Yes With Jess Weddings means that you are investing not only in your wedding day, but also in a lasting friendship. I strive to truly get to know my couples so by the time your wedding is finally here, it feels like we’ve known each other forever. I will be your biggest cheerleader, you’re professional dress fluffer, you’re emotional security guard, and you’re designated superhero.

What sorts of services do you offer (month-of coordination, full-service planning, or à la carte planning)?

My services include Full Planning, Partial Planning, Day of Coordination, and Destination Planning! I’m here to help you whether you need a full year of planning, help along the way, or just assistance on the day of to make sure your vision is executed flawlessly. Are you traveling to the area from out of state? No worries! I’ve actually helped a couple plan their destination wedding all the way from Australia! No matter the distance, I got your back.

Do you offer different package options or is everything customized based on what a couple is looking for?

Like most of humanity, I am a creature of habit so my packages are designed to be completed as a whole. This is a big part of how I assure my couples that every detail is checked off the to-do list, and that their wedding will be stress-free. 

Do you offer decor to your brides?

Yes! All of my couples have full access to my decor inventory at no extra cost. Vases, gold candle sticks, signs, table numbers, antique mirrors, photo booth prop….I must admit I’m a little addicted to buying wedding stuff! 

What is your favorite part of planning a wedding?  

Finding ways to include personal details throughout the decor and the day as a whole! I love it when we get creative, because it helps me get to know the couple even more. Have pets but can’t bring them to the wedding? Name a cocktail after them! Are you a big pie person? Skip the cake, and ask your family to make those famous family recipes you love so much! I really enjoy making things custom to the couple vs. being traditional.

Do you work with a team?

You bet! On your wedding day, you get me and one of my lovely assistants. While you are relaxing in the getting ready room, you can trust us completely to run the wedding you’ve always wanted. We are there the entire day to ensure we are accessible for your every need.


Say hi to your new professional third wheel! I’m here for you when you have questions and need advice. For full planning, our meetings typically start 1 year out from the wedding. For Partial planning, we start meeting 9 months out. For day of coordination we start meeting 6 months out. If you are inquiring for a package with less time than the above suggested time frames, don’t worry. We can adjust as needed. 


I’ve been told by multiple vendors who have been in business for decades that I have the best timeline they’ve ever seen. My incredibly detailed timelines are a big part of why my weddings run so smoothly. “This timeline is a work of art!” -Brittany Ivey Designs. “This timeline is amazing! So professional and detailed.” -Sister Vintage Rentals “You are the freaking queen of timelines girl!! Wow!! You definitely have the best timelines of ANY coordinator I have ever seen. I’m impressed.” -Single Barrel Events. I’d love to show you one of my past timelines during your complimentary consultation. Reach out, and let’s chat!

Covered Patio

We see most of our couples utilize the covered patio space for cocktail hour following their ceremony. It’s a great spot to set up cocktail tables, or even beautiful lounge furniture to give your guest a relaxing place to hang between your ceremony and reception. The other great thing about this covered space is that it gives our couples an additional backup rain plan for smaller groups! 


We have created our semi-private knoll area to make for the most breathtaking photo spot. Where the natural wooded trees and mossy rocks meet the spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains.

Bridal Suite

Enjoy your morning getting ready with your best friends in our elegant bridal suite. Equipped with your own private deck, vanities for getting ready, and a place to soak up the views of the Smoky Mountains. 

Grand Hall

Give yourself, and your guests, a night to remember with great food, dancing and fun in our amazing indoor/outdoor reception hall. Here’s a peek at our beautiful reception hall here in the Smoky Mountains.


Getting married in the Smokies? You won’t find a better view of the mountains for your wedding here in Pigeon Forge. Scroll through our  images below to see the amazing views from our outdoor patio space. Overlooking Mt LeCounte, our patio is the perfect place to say “I Do!”