Jaclyn and James found and booked me as their Elopement Photographer through my site Elope Outdoors. They were looking for something intimate, romantic, and adventurous, so they exchanged a traditional wedding ceremony for something even more extraordinary. Their special day started off at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village. This gorgeous boutique hotel in Asheville, North Carolina has it all—a beautiful, eclectic art gallery, unique guest rooms, and a wonderful restaurant called The Red Stag (which is a great choice for a special after-elopement dinner and celebration).
Saying I Do At Sunset
After pictures at the hotel, we headed up the scenic Craggy mountains, into the crisp air and spectacular views, where they had their breathtaking sunset elopement ceremony. To make it even more special and memorable, they brought along their most loyal pup, and Jaclyn made a few homemade signs to display for portraits to announce their elopement. The sun provided the perfect glow, and they looked like they were soaring above the clouds as they said their vows. Michael, their officiant, made the moment so special by allowing plenty of time for them to soak in the moment. After the ceremony, Jaclyn and James cut their cake under the setting sun and toasted to new adventures with champagne. This experience will be truly unforgettable and hard to top. But I have no doubt that these two adventure lovers will find many more sunsets to chase.
Jaclyn and James were so sweet and so happy with their elopement evening. It was such an honor to capture their magical day. Their zeal for life and excitement for adventure will stick with me for sure—I had so much fun watching them. As the Asheville Sunset Elopement Photographer I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect sunset for such a beautiful couple, it all just made my heart melt! Congratulations you two!
As an Asheville Rainy Elopement Photographer I got the privilege of capturing this gorgeous couple! Amy had so much fun working with these two. It’s been such a rainy summer here in Asheville! The day we schedule for this Elopement was forecasted for a day full of downpours, luckily the rain stopped for these two, just long enough for us to celebrate their elopement!
Little Bit of Love and Laughter
The sky was moody and the ground was wet but our hearts were full and the sound of laughter filled the air. We actually love that the ground was so shiny, it reflected their silhouettes which added such a fun and creative element to the session. They brought along their fur baby, which we always love! He thoroughly enjoyed himself playing in the puddles. What a ham! Once the “I do’s” were swapped and sealed with a kiss, it was time to capture some beautiful couples shots. Amy loved documenting Emma and Todd’s laid-back kind of love. So many giggles and bouts of laughter were shared as they adventured around our stunning environment. They happened upon a field of yellow flowers which was absolutely perfect for this couple’s bridals. The foggy overcast cultivated such a romantic vibe for their wedding day, which we loved! We’re so happy to share this elopement with all of you. Aren’t they a gorgeous couple?
Don’t you just love a good love story? Pattie and Kyle share such a bond. They are high school sweethearts have been together for over 10 years. They decided that Max patch was the perfect spot for them to start their life together as a married couple, and I couldn’t agree more.
A Walk To Remember
I always like to get to know my clients a little better before capturing their elopements. When I asked them about their engagement, Patty answered, “Well, It just kind of happened. We decided years ago that we wanted to elope and that we didn’t really want an engagement, and that one day we would just know in a moment and then we would get married. That moment came at the end of the May this year while on a walk around Auburn, we were just talking and laughing and we started joking about different places we wanted to visit and how they would work for an elopement venue and then it just turned into a serious conversation. Before we knew it we both decided it would be cool to get married on our 10 year dating anniversary ( or close to it) and started looking online for venues.”
How cool is that? I think this is why I love elopements so much. Weddings don’t have to be big or Nate, dramatic events. They can be beautiful, simple moments. Too hard to know they don’t want to spend another day apart, the rest is history.
Sweet Love at Sunrise
I’ve always heard, “win the morning and you win the day.” Emma and Jordan clearly did just that! They decided in place of the traditional sunset elopement, they opted for a sunrise ceremony. We hiked up at sunrise to a beautiful clearing and were happily surprised to have it all to ourselves. What a gorgeous morning it was! When it comes to outdoor photography, lighting is king! There is a large difference and sunset versus sunrise lighting, and I was so excited to enjoy the latter! Colors seemed brighter, cultivating a cheery overtone for the entire session. Honestly, I’m not sure if it was the lighting or the love these two shares that made this session turn out so beautifully. But it did!
I was absolutely honored to have been able to capture this sunrise elopement for Emma and Jordan. Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful, sunny day!
Who says elopements can’t be classic, timeless affairs? This gorgeous day is living proof of the opposite! My associate photographer, Amy, was lucky enough to work with Mary Margaret and Tom capturing their classically southern elopement. They live in Charlotte, and came to Asheville for it’s obvious beauty and peaceful environment. It’s a place near to their heart as they had so many beautiful memories in our beautiful town. As their Summertime Asheville Elopement Photographer I couldn’t help but smile ear-to-ear capturing these beautiful moments for them!
Picture Perfect Moments
Between Her timeless white dress and his classic grey suit, it was the absolute perfect summer evening on the mountaintop where Mary Margaret and Tom shared their vows. Once it was sealed with a kiss, they headed over to an adorable post-ceremony picnic and enjoyed a cute little peach pie – perfectly fitting their southern charm. They also had a personalized glass beer stein and hilarious cards readings, “not pregnant, just married!”. How funny!!
Flourish Flower Farm provided the stunning bouquet and the delectable treats were handmade by Short Street Cakes. All in all, it was a beautiful day filled with tons of laughter and gorgeous images. Congratulations you two! I know your future will be filled with love and happiness!