Asheville Mountain Elopement – Destination Wedding Photographers
Adventure Wedding…. it’s the new thing. Katie and Cody prepared for their day in the coolest cabin on a lake near Saluda, NC. Their two sweet dogs roamed through each room as if they wondered what was happening. Katie and her best friend from preschool, Joanna, laughed over memories of the past while Joanna fixed Katie’s hair. Cody got dressed in the other room while his brother and dad helped themselves to morning mimosas. Every once in a while, Cody stooped over to check on their pup who had cut his paw the night before.
No stress. No hustle. No rush. Just two people loving life and in love with each other.
When the bride and groom were ready, they jumped in the car with their dogs and headed to Pearson’s Falls, where they had planned to say their vows. They chose a beautiful wall of greenery for the backdrop of their ceremony. Cody’s uncle officiated with just a few immediate family members surrounding them.
It was intimate. Personal. Full of genuine emotion.
After signing the marriage license, Katie and Cody hiked the rest of the way to the waterfall. Ignoring the warning signs, the newlyweds waded into the water and shared a few special moments together. Sweet memories that will never be forgotten.
The next stop was Orchard Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast overlooking the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. A delicious lunch was served as Katie and Cody’s families chatted about the ceremony that had taken place. Glasses were raised in a toast and there were smiles all around. The cake was cut, the guests gave hugs, and the bride and groom were off again.
This time they headed to Little Bradley Falls. Under a canopy of green trees, Katie hiked the trail in her wedding dress and sandals. Cody still wore his dress shoes and his suit. They were a beautiful sight as they waded across streams and climbed over rocks that had fallen in the path. Cody was constantly reaching for Katie’s hand to help her… a sweet reminder of the love they share and that challenges will be better faced together.
It took around 45 minutes to get to the waterfall and it was absolutely worth it. The sun broke through the opening in the trees and the water roared as it poured down over the enormous rocks. The adventurous couple shed their shoes and crossed a log that led them to the base of the waterfall. They threw a stick for their pup to chase and spent a few minutes soaking in the memories of their day.
These two will never remember the chaos and stress of a typical wedding day because none of that was a part of their day. They’ll remember that their married lives started with an adventure… which was the first of many.