For us, it’s always been Asheville.
From the start, Elope Outdoors has helped couples from all over the country (and world) experience the beauty of our picturesque mountain town and we’ve watched our Asheville, North Carolina home flourish into a top destination for elopements.
The laid-back, welcoming vibe combined with all the outdoor adventures our area has to offer makes it the best site for an intimate, relaxing elopement that truly whisks you off your feet (hiking boots and all) and exceeds your expectations.
But how do you keep it stress-free if you are planning your Asheville elopement from out of town?
The number one tip we can give you is to choose an all-inclusive package for your elopement. This will fully allow you to have an intimate and personal wedding experience without mimicking the pressure of a large traditional wedding.
By choosing an all-inclusive package – one includes planning as ours does – you get to ENJOY the process. You let your planning team utilize their local knowledge, time/experience, and skills to make your elopement amazing.
In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of choosing an all-inclusive elopement package and why a photographer, videographer, planner/coordinator, and officiant are essential vendors to look for in the package.
Planning an elopement can be incredibly stressful, especially when you’re trying to do it from afar. An all-inclusive elopement package takes the stress out of planning by providing everything you need in one place. You won’t have to spend hours researching vendors or coordinating with multiple vendors. Instead, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day knowing that everything has been taken care of. Because after all, likely part of the reason you are eloping is that you don’t want to spend hours after work choosing table placements, narrowing down a 500 person guest list, and DIY’ing a ton of decor at the last minute. There’s no reason to replace that with spending hours every night after work trying to research mountain locations you’ve never been to, wondering how to get cake and champagne to the mountaintop, and spending hours pouring through portfolios and samples from photographers and videographers – with no idea who really is the best /right fit for you.
When you choose an all-inclusive package, you’ll be working with experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of Asheville weddings. They’ll be able to guide you through the process, from choosing the perfect location, helping you discover what locations require permits or not, and creating a simple, easy flowing timeline for your day. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your elopement knowing that everything is in experienced hands. In our company, Cassie is the thoughtful and conscientious elopement coordinator who makes your day smooth and easy, guiding you through the process and making it super simple and streamlined.
Your photos are one of the most important aspects of your wedding. They’re the memories that you’ll look back on for years to come. With an all-inclusive package, you’ll have a professional photographer included in your package. Your photographer will be experienced in capturing the beauty of Asheville’s mountains and will be able to create stunning images that you’ll treasure forever. At Elope Outdoors we have an entire team of photographers who are visual artists that are down to earth, talented, and have experience shooting on the mountains and waterfalls in our area. Check out our blog where our photographers describe their style/approach, and what to expect on your day when it comes to photos.
In addition to photography, videography is becoming an increasingly popular way to capture your wedding day. A videographer can capture the sights and sounds of your day, allowing you to relive the experience over and over again. With an all-inclusive package, you’ll have a videographer included, ensuring that you’ll have a beautiful video to share with friends and family. On our team, we work with experienced videographers like Jennifer with Wildwood Media, who uses her talents as a filmmaker to make your elopement into a cinematic highlight film to music that truly reflects who you are. Drone is an option in our elopement video packages as well as a full ceremony video if you want to share it in full with family and friends back home. Video makes eloping possible for a lot of couples because it ultimately brings the elopement to their loved ones, essentially including them in a way that makes it like they were there in-person.
The ceremony is the heart of your wedding, and it’s essential to have an officiant who can create a ceremony that’s personal to you. When you choose an all-inclusive package, an officiant will be included, and they’ll work with you to create a ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values. You’ll be able to exchange vows in a way that’s meaningful and personal to you. Rather than scouring the internet and trying to find someone who is inclusive, friendly, warm, and professional, we take care of that for you. Our officiants at Elope Outdoors are some of the kindest, most down to earth people with a gift for writing and the spoken word. They make you feel comfortable with a touch of humor mixed in with the deep reverence they have for the act of marriage and uniting two souls together. We have officiants that are LGBT-friendly, open to all faiths and those who are agnostic or have their own unique spiritual practices. Check out this blog on our officiants!
Asheville is home to some of the most beautiful wedding locations in the country. With an all-inclusive package, you’ll have access to the easiest to access mountaintops, rivers, and waterfalls in the area. Whether you want to exchange vows in a mountain meadow or by a lake, there’s a location that’s perfect for you.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing an all-inclusive package is that it’s cost-effective. When you add up the cost of each individual vendor, it can quickly become expensive. With an all-inclusive package, you’ll be able to get everything you need at a discounted rate. This means that you can have a beautiful wedding day without breaking the bank – because we know there are other things in life you need to use that bank for!
Perhaps the most significant benefit of choosing an all-inclusive elopement package is the peace of mind that comes with it. You won’t have to worry about anything on your wedding day because everything has been taken care of for you. You can relax and enjoy your special day, knowing that everything is in good hands. This peace of mind is invaluable and will allow you to focus on what really matters – your love for each other.
An all-inclusive elopement package is a great option for couples who want a stress-free, personalized, and affordable wedding experience. By choosing an all-inclusive package, you’ll be able to work with experienced professionals who will take care of everything for you. Make sure that your package includes a photographer, videographer, planning, and officiant to ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Asheville is a beautiful place to get married, and an all-inclusive package is the perfect way to make your wedding elopement day unforgettable.
And it’s important to note that we have a SUMMER SPECIAL Package for 2023 that is for couples only, no guests.
It includes photography, officiant, planning, champagne toast & more for well under $2K.
Reach out today to get started in the easy-planning process for your elopement!