Nestled amidst the mountain landscapes of Asheville, North Carolina, two lovers of nature embarked on an extraordinary adventure.
Marie and Anthony chose to elope on a breathtaking mountain off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their intimate celebration unfolded in harmony with the soothing whispers of the wind and the sights of awe-inspiring vistas. In this blog, we meet the couple behind this day and the Bride shares what she loved about their elopement!
It’s always super gratifying for us to get to work with another wedding pro in our industry. Marie is a certified wedding planner with her company Marie Nicole Weddings in Vero Beach, Florida. So with all of her experience seeing weddings happen, she knew exactly what she and Anthony needed for their own dream come true elopement.
Marie and Anthony have been together for 6 months.
Marie shared that their engagement was different than most but extremely special.
“Anthony had to leave for work, and we weren’t sure how long it was going to be. After 24 hours of him leaving, I received a message that he knew he couldn’t be without me and that once he returned ,I was going to be his wife (Much cuter in his message lol).”
The couple loves their Tuesday nights Trivia, kayaking, watching movies, playing with their dogs. They are both big foodies. Anthony loves motorcycles and Marie loves taking rides with him.
Why did they ultimately choose Asheville to elope?
“It has always been a dream of mine to get married in the middle of the woods. My mother and I visited NC last year during Christmas and I just fell in love with the area. I knew one day my wedding would be there.”
Marie and Anthony had their First Look at their Airbnb and we documented them getting ready as an add-on to our typical package. She also got to work with one of our favorite beauty vendors AnaRie!
Ali and Andrea who did my hair and makeup, made me feel like a bride and not having felt that way this entire process because I had to still be a planner at home, meant a lot to me. Marie had the most beautiful details and the sweetest doggie standing by to keep her company!
Opting for a mountain ceremony adds an element of adventure and romance to your wedding experience. Hiking up together, Marie and Anthony were able to experience a shared journey of love and discovery, weaving a tale that was as adventurous as it was romantic.
Adventure and Romance
Officiant Julia provided the two with a beautiful ceremony overlooking the woods where they held their first look. Like many of our couples, Marie was moved by Julia’s ability to hold space and speak heartfelt words that really echoed their connection and love.
Julia wrote us the BEST ceremony! I’ve heard a lot of ceremonies, and this was just absolutely incredible. Anthony’s vows had me totally speechless. Eloping to the mountains and having a very intimate ceremony was exactly what we hoped for. The views and location were just absolutely perfect.
Asheville’s mountainous terrain and lush forests offer endless opportunities for breathtaking photographs. From panoramic vistas and sun-kissed meadows to hidden trails, every corner unveils a stunning frame. The natural beauty of the landscape becomes a seamless part of your elopement memories, capturing the essence of your love in a visually captivating way.
Marie and Anthony wandered around the mountaintop to explore and take photos while photographer Maddie snapped away.
They ended the day walking down together and through the woods, stopping for a few photos. We are so grateful to have hosted these two lovers of nature for their elopement day. Shoutouts to our team for all of the wonderful synergy and for making their day special!
Officiant Julia Heartfelt Elopements
Photography Maddie Kay Photography
Videography Wildwood Media
Makeup/Hair AnaRie Beauty
We hope this couple’s day has inspired you to follow your mountain elopement dreams.
We’re ready for you if Asheville is on your mind and you want to adventure here!
Contact us today to start planning your Asheville, NC destination elopement!