Elope Outdoors has come to hold such as special place in my heart. More and more couples are turning to personal and intimate celebrations of marriage through elopement. They wish to have a more simple joining of their lives shared with just those closest to them in the beautiful setting of nature. The Asheville area affords so many wonderful locations with breathtaking scenery. I am happy to match couples with exactly what they need to have their special day.
Congratulations Sarah and Nicholas
This ceremony between Sarah and Nicholas took place on the romantic Max Patch Mountain, near Hot Springs, North Carolina off the Appalachian Trail. The top of this mountain is a large pasture. This idyllic location affords breathtaking 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the Smoky Mountains in the background. Dotted with beautiful wildflowers, I couldn’t think of a more perfect spot for an elopement!
Amy is my Associate Photographer I have on staff. I have loved working with her for the past year. I’m blessed that the two of us share a very similar photography style. So at times, she will photograph a wedding and I will do the editing work so all photos will retain a similar final feel and aesthetic for our clients. Sarah and Nick shared they felt Amy was awesome to work with, and they were so happy with the photos she provided of their ceremony. Nick served as the officiant for this event.
Thank you to Sarah and Nicholas for allowing us to be part of your beautiful and sweet end-of-summer mountain elopement, and we wish you all the best on your new life together!
I adore capturing Max Patch Elopement Photography. Just look at the love shared by these two! What an honor it was to witness their elopement.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin and Thomas for their elopement wedding! Originally from the Richmond, Virginia area, this couple fell in love with Olivette, an adorable space on the French Broad River. As soon as they set foot on the property, they felt a connection to this quiet land and community. They knew it was a beautiful destination for their celebration of marriage. As you can see, they were right! Luckily for us, they offer a weekday special for elopements. We were able to capture some truly stunning Asheville elopement photography at Olivette.
Celebrating Caitlin and Thomas’ Love
It’s not always an easy decision for a couple to choose elopement over a traditional wedding. Caitlin and Thomas knew they wanted to celebrate their relationship in a simplistic and minimalistic fashion. They both have a deep love for the outdoors and felt a package through Elope Outdoors was a perfect fit for them. They chose a simple package with classic photography, and the services of our officiant, Nick.
We found a scenic spot near a river bank, and I knew we had to stop and capture some portraits. It was lined with gorgeously tall trees which allowed the golden light to filter through…casting super dreamy rays on their elopement session. I spent a few moments photographing both Caitlin and Thomas individually, then captured their first look before the ceremony began. You can feel Caitlin’s excitement as she approaches Thomas. So sweet! Nick was wonderful and helped the couple personalize their ceremony. I can truly tell it was so meaningful to them. I especially love the couples’ portraits along the waterfront and on the rustic bridge. Such a classically elegant day!
I am so proud of Elope Outdoors. It’s a passion project I run alongside of my photography business. Capturing these elopement sessions allow me to do more of what I love most, which is documenting the intimacy and connection of couples at their time of marriage. It brings me such happiness to know they will forever have a collection of memories of their special day that will last a lifetime.
Capturing Asheville Elopement Photography at Olivette for couples just like Caitlin and Thomas makes my heart so incredibly happy!
As a photographer for Elope Outdoors, I love incorporating beautiful bouquets and flowers into our elopements! Elope Outdoors is a photo focused elopement package business, and flowers are a key part of creating gorgeous images!
I offer flowers as an add-on to your elopement package. A simple bouquet & boutonniere is included in Collection 3, if you choose to go with that one! I work with Niki at Flourish Flower Farm as our exclusive flower vendor, and her flowers and designs never disappoint!
We offer a variety of options for your elopement flower add-ons. For a bouquet & boutonniere, we have 3 choices ranging from $150-$250. We have the Simple for $150, the Classic for $200 & the Premium for $250. The simple will always be flowers from the farm, where Niki will design the bouquet & boutonniere to match your color preference and style. This is available from April 1-November 1. Premium flowers will include flowers that may need to be ordered if they are out of season or if you have something you must have that isn’t growing at the farm. Just let me know what you’re looking for and I can give you more specifics based on your preferences and time of year.
We also offer flower crowns and flower combs, both beautiful choices for your hair! Niki adores flower combs, and me, I can’t decide which I like better! I think if you have a simpler bouquet a flower crown is nice, and if you have a more lavish bouquet a flower comb would compliment nicely. But really, any combination is going to be stunning!
Niki also design flower arches for your elopement ceremony. These start at $500 and go up depending on size and flower choice. If you are eloping and saving lots of money by not spending on venues, food and beverage, table decor, etc, this would be well-worth the cost for some amazing photos from your elopement day!
I just love flowers and find them so inspiring to photograph. I value them as a very important piece to the wedding day! If you love flowers, too, I highly recommend adding them on through me at Elope Outdoors.
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow” ~ John Lennon
Becca & Chris eloped with us at Elope Outdoors this summer at Max Patch mountain near Hot Springs, NC.
We asked them some questions about their elopement and they gave some advice to share as well! Please read on for a full interview!
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day?
Q: Was any part of the decor DIY? Tell us about your location choice and some DIY aspects of the day!
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way ? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you choose your wedding day look? How did the groom? Describe both looks in detail.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding?
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Meredith & Ned decided to come to Asheville, NC to elope on a mountaintop. They found Elope Outdoors and thought we were the perfect fit for their simple, intimate mountain wedding!
We met and hiked Balsam Knob for the perfect ceremony location. Our officiant, Nick, performed a beautiful, yet simple ceremony on the large rock with sweeping mountain views. It was short and sweet, Meredith & Ned didn’t even exchange rings.
I love Meredith’s boho style with her magenta flowery dress and large pink flowery bouquet from Flourish flower farm. We partner with Flourish to provide brides with gorgeous local bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns and hair combs! It is so nice to see a beautiful dress that is out of the norm, and I had so much fun photographing the dress & flowers against the deep blue of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Elope with Us
At Elope Outdoors, we specialize in curating beautiful, fun, romantic & simple elopements and small intimate weddings for couples who are “lovers of nature”!
Contact Meghan to book your dream outdoor elopement!