I loved this Boho Mountaintop Elopement! Everything about it was beautiful. These two were destined for an outdoor wedding from the start. With nature inspired names, Wheatley and Hunter, there was no escaping a natural setting for such an important and intimate event.
A Bohemian Paradise
As an Asheville Mountain Top Elopement Photographer getting to meet sweet couples just like Megan and Collin make my heart so incredibly full.
Weddings are so much fun to plan when you’re looking forward to spending your life with the person you love. Often times people spend months, even years, planning the perfect event. Sometimes so much stock is put into the celebration that people lose sight of what’s really important. I love small, intimate weddings because it really puts it all in perspective.
A Perfect Match
Megan and Collin had the most intimate wedding possible- an elopement! This sweet couple met when a mutual friend introduced them. He always believed they were perfect for each other. They began dating in February, got engaged in October, and were married this fall. I’d say that friend of theirs was onto something! They really are the perfect match. Megan and Collin heard great things about Asheville and were excited to explore and say their vows atop a mountain with beautiful views. Megan paired a gold sequin top from Anthropologie. She paired it with a flowy white skirt from Nordstrom, while Collin wore a sleek black suit.
A Genuine Warmth
The ceremony was officiated by Barrett with Elope Outdoors, and was so emotional. There is such a genuine, warm feeling when you’re sharing that special moment just between the two of you. No guest lists to check off, no catering to worry about, and no distractions. Just husband and wife together, focusing on their love and commitment. It was truly a beautiful day for these soul mates, and I was honored to capture such sweet memories for them.
There is something so profound about ditching all the pressure to spend months scouring Pinterest and DIY’ing the perfect event, in exchange for a heartfelt elopement where it’s all about the two of you. I’m so excited for Megan and Collin, and I know these newlyweds are ecstatic for their future together as husband and wife.
Katie and Mike are a perfect example of a picture perfect elopement. Katie, from a family of six and the last of four sisters to get married, had her parents full support for hers and Mike’s mountaintop wedding. The two plan to have a small party/reception with friends and family once they have settled into married life. She never wanted a big wedding and wanted to keep the focus on their love for one another. She wanted to avoid the stress that often comes with planning a big wedding. The couple was married at Black Balsam off Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. The only onlookers were parents and Mike’s two boys, Brady and Luke. Families of both the bride and groom were happy they were doing their wedding “their way”.
A Beautiful Day, Done Their Way
I am not sure if there can be a perfect time to elope in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, but October is probably pretty close! I loved working with Annie and Tyler for their intimate mountaintop elopement ceremony.
The location was off the Craggy Gardens Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the spring and summer this area is filled with huge blooming rhododendron and wild blueberries, but year round it offers fantastic summit views. A grassy meadow surrounded by a forest of gnarly trees, tall grasses, rocky areas makes this a perfect spot for an elopement.
An Autumn Adventure
The couple had a beautiful evening ceremony in late October. The weather was a little cooler as the sun was setting, and the mountain winds were a little brisk. I think it made for some amazing photographs of the winds in their hair, so wild and rustic! Luckily Annie brought her classic denim jacket with her which looked amazing against the lace of her dress bodice and so absolutely perfect with her boots peeking out from under her flowing skirt!
These two were so cute and so in love! Amy, my associate photographer, had the best time with them doing shots climbing all on the rocks with the amazing views. Nick is always the perfect officiant for our couples too!
Cheers to a Beautiful Future
Annie and Tyler brought a picnic basket and a champagne toast up the trail to celebrate their new beginning together!
Annie left this glowing review of Elope Outdoors on Google for us: “This was such an easy way to get everything taken care of. Meghan was responsive throughout the planning and Amy & Nick were great on the day of the ceremony!”
Be still my heart! Amy fell in love with this couple as their Blue Ridge Mountain Autumn Elopement Photographer. What a beautiful day we had together!
Love is an adventure. Marriage is a journey in which you promise someone else the passenger seat to experience life along side you for the rest of your days. Some couples go all out with planning their wedding. They spend months picking the perfect venue, food, flowers, and guest lists. Others choose to elope and have an intimate ceremony where the memories are reserved for just the two of them. Along, of course, with the officiant and photographer. I feel so lucky when I get to witness these sweet moments!
A Destination Elopement
Dana and Pace drove down from Ohio to elope in Asheville, North Carolina. They are very simplistic and passionate about committing to each other without all the fluff and frills that often accompany a big wedding. Together they made their way down, stopping in different locations and camping along the way. They finally arrived at Asheville Glamping, where they found an adorable yurt with gorgeous mountain views. I met them there for a pre-wedding pajama and coffee session, where it was so easy to see how effortless and true their love was for one another. After coffee, they got dressed and the officiant, Barrett, arrived.
We ducked off behind their yurt for a beautiful ceremony with unbeatable views. Dana and Pace read sweet vows to each other, and a flock of birds flew overhead as Pace recited his vows to his bride. It was picture perfect, and I felt so honored to share in this elopement with such a wonderful couple. Their trek to Asheville will undoubtedly be one of their favorite memories as they begin their journey through life together as husband and wife. I know their adventures have only just begun!
As Dana and Pace’s Asheville Glamping Destination Elopement Photographer, I had so much fun capturing their love! What a gorgeous couple.