The only thing we think we can take credit for was picking Elope Outdoors to coordinate and host our special day. Everyone involved in the planning and execution seemed so excited and made us feel so special, but also abstracted away almost all of the planning and arrangements that can add to the stress.
We are sure there would have been no wrong choice when it came to the officiants, but Michael was such a pleasure to work with and really helped us feel at home.
When we were on our way back from the elopement we kept saying it felt like the entire event was done with good friends – our photographer, videographer, and assistant were all such incredible people and helped us feel relaxed through the whole event!
We were able to make the entire day about just US and how excited we were to be getting married. It was relaxing and a little unreal!
Kayla surprised me with an UP-themed (the movie) cake topper, I wore some Mario socks and Kayla wore her favorite pair of Converse (a good call with the hike!).
With so little planning to do, we were really able to make the experience a wonderful adventure around Asheville!
We took a little over a week off and other than a makeup trial and getting our license, the entire time leading up to our elopement was just filled with amazing food, hiking, and exploring the city.
Our elopement was towards the end of trip, which we think allowed us to have more of a connection to the area (we even hiked around Black Balsam earlier in the week).
First comes Pizza, then comes Love
When Kayla & Steven had their first date at a pizza place, they knew right away they were in big trouble!
After falling in love and dating a few years, Steven proposed to Kayla in St Augustine at the Nights of Lights and the pair decided to trade beaches for mountains for their April 2022 elopement.
Steven said: “We wanted to make our ceremony a wonderful travel experience in itself, just the two of us having our first adventure as the Bairs, and returning with the best souvenirs and memories! We live in Florida and always talked about getting married on the side of a mountain. When Kayla found your Instagram she couldn’t wait to show me.”
Before the elopement, Steven shared: “I can’t wait to see Kayla for the first time in that beautiful dress with such an incredible backdrop behind her, knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with her!”
Wow! Steven and Kayla truly had a beautiful experience and we loved creating and capturing their day!
Their day really encapsulated what we value here at Elope Outdoors.
We believe elopements are best when they are simple and stress-free – and we believe that is achieved in the highest form when you elope, with just the two of you and no guests.
If you are interested in a “couples-only elopement” we would be thrilled to plan it all out with you.
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Our Team behind Steven and Kayla’s special day: