Tara and Dawson are such a wonderful couple! It doesn’t take long to realized that these two are madly in love. I am so honored that they chose me to document their elopement for them. I first met Tara and Dawson when they decided to plan their elopement with us at Elope Outdoors. Immediately, I was drawn to their care-free and fun attitudes, and I knew their wedding was going to reflect their adventurous spirits. They are such kind people, and I am so happy that they found each other!
Rainy Mountaintop Elopement
Elopements are so intimate and special, allowing for the bride and groom to celebrate one another without the stress of a big wedding. Tara and Dawson decided to invite some close friends and family to witness the ceremony. I loved seeing their support system! Their loved ones were up for the challenge of hiking to the breathtaking mountain top to be part of their special day.
The elopement took place at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve above the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in South Carolina. Our day started with a “first look” under the canopy of the forest in the rain. The rain added such a beautiful tone to the elopement as the two read their vows to each other. Such a romantic experience for them! All of us were teary eyed as they read their beautifully written words to each other.
The rain subsided as the ceremony began, and a cool mist set in. It was gorgeous being right in the middle of the clouds and fog, so romantic and whimsical. We were cold and wet but it did not hinder the mood of the day in the slightest. These might just be some of my favorite photos captured in my time as a photographer! The sun started popping out at the end, and we were able to see a bit of the view. We love outdoor elopements and the excitement that comes when the rain doesn’t stop adventurous lovers! Congratulations to Tara and Dawson! I wish them many more happy memories in the future!
Wow! What a day this was!. I am beyond honored to have been Tara and Dawson’s Carolina Outdoor Elopement Photographer!
Wes and Cierra’s Asheville Elopement was so much fun for me. This adorable couple decided to elope last minute, so, we had everything planned in less than two weeks with my Elopement package! Fast-paced fun. I love it! They live in the Hendersonville area which is near Jump Off Rock. This is such an incredibly beautiful outdoor space, especially for Wedding Images. I could not wait to suggest this gem of a spot to them. It’s convenient and there is easy access to the location. It also has the outdoor beauty and spanning mountain view without the hike.
The Merriest of Christmas Gifts
The duo was engaged during the Christmas season. Wes had an adorable idea to give Cierra the ring as one of her gifts Christmas morning, but she could not wait to celebrate and open gifts. So, he finally gave in and they opened gifts early. On December 16th he asked her to cover her eyes while he got her gift ready. When he said open, he was there with the ring. Shocked and excited, Cierra cried tears of joy. Needless to say, she said yes.
Alycia and Colt’s Craggy Mountain Ceremony
I will never stop saying how much I love the intimacy of elopements. And how over the moon happy I am to have created Elope Outdoors of Asheville. While there is something to be said for the lavish celebrations among large groups of family and friends…the ability to capture the small details and absolute range of emotion in a small group of soon-to-be husband and wife and best friends. These are truly my most favorite of all special events to document, just because of the sheer joy in joining these two in marriage.
Niki and Jordan chose to do a first look before hiking up to the Pinnacle. Jordan was taken aback by Niki’s beauty and the expression on his face seeing her for the first time as his bride was priceless! He loved admiring her bridal hiking boots as well! She had presented him with a special set of cufflinks as a wedding gift. As they made their way arm in arm up the peak, they were able to sneak in a kiss or two along the stone stair trail.
The ceremony was led by our officiant, Nick. It took place on the overlook which we had all to ourselves, that day. Niki and Jordan had prepared beautiful vows, and they brought a tear to everyone’s eye. It was so sweet the way Niki reached over to dry Jordan’s cheek. I just love these two!
An Intimate and Personal Day
Once they were officially husband and wife, they celebrated with some personalized macaroons which were so beautiful – and yummy! And went so deliciously with the champagne!
We got some epic shots of the couple, and of Niki by herself on the rocks with the grand Blue Ridge Mountain views behind her. Craggy Pinnacle is one of my favorite locations in Asheville for elopements as it’s so picturesque any time of year! The wind was so playful in blowing Niki’s veil; it really brought out the fun-loving spirit of this couple and the happiness of the occasion.
Niki and Jordan are such a sweet couple and the true love they have for each other really shined through during their ceremony and celebration. I had such an absolute pleasure meeting them and being part of their wedding day!
As a Blue Ridge Mountain Elopement Photographer I get to witness such beautiful love, just like the love shared by these two!