Intimate Mountain Elopement with Awe-Inspiring Views

Winter elopements hold a really special, peaceful, and energizing space for the couples who choose them. Just like any time of year, a winter elopement requires a special sense of adventure and a good backup plan.

We are excited to be partnering with Chestnut Ridge, a beautiful western North Carolina venue with indoor options. Chestnut Ridge as an elopement location comes with a built-in backup plan and still allows you to have that expansive, outdoor experience that we are known to create.

Our elopement coordinator Cassie says it best: “I find myself just oo’ing and aww’ing over our special relationship with Chestnut Ridge Events and the nature-focused venue experience we are able to enjoy there.”

Nancy and Daniel’s elopement was one of our favorites yet at Chestnut Ridge. From the way Daniel looked at his bride, to the way Nancy cuddled up so sweetly into Daniel’s arms and how there was touch of fog in the distance to up the romance, it was so special.

All of this is documented beautifully in the photos and their full highlight film (scroll down to see it!!)

So grab a cozy blanket to get in the spirit, and come along with us to see their full winter elopement unfold!



Meet the Bride

Nancy and Daniel met in high school – and it’s a super sweet story.

According to Nancy, “at a group outing, he bought me ice cream so I gave him my number and now we’re getting married!”



Meet the Groom

Daniel and Nancy’s engagement story. The pair started snowboarding together 4 years ago and both fell in love with it. From there, they began taking annual ski trips to Breckenridge, Colorado. On their fourth trip, Daniel proposed on a beautiful day on top of the mountain!

The couple likes to snowboard, hike, play tennis, walk their dog, binge watch shows/movies, go on dates and try new places/food.



The Ceremony

The Ceremony site at Chestnut Ridge is a spot that while indoors, totally covered and with walls, has a clear and open front that almost makes you feel a bit like you are outdoors. The entire view is calling out behind the framed glass windows and it truly captures the essence of the mountains all around. This is why we love it for elope outdoors ceremonies!

Just look at this moment when Daniel sees Nancy coming down the aisle! He is BEAMING! I love that they had the chapel-like space all to themselves and could share this moment in private, completely connected and locking eyes. 




Wandering the Mountaintop

In case you are wondering this lovely couple’s origin, they are from Candler, NC, right where Chestnut Ridge is located. It’s cool to think they could go anywhere to marry in the world and they chose their own backyard! 

As their elopement continued, they wandered the mountains and breathed in the fresh air. 





Champagne Pop & Fireplace cuddles!







First Dance


See their full wedding film below:



Want to elope with us in Western North Carolina?

Whether you’re looking for a mountain ceremony or something else like a waterfall location, we can help you start your greatest adventure.

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