Today I am taking you back to November of last year, as I went to probably one of the most meaningful and intimate elopement day I’ve had the honor of photographing in Asheville North Carolina.
Allie & Corbin reached out at the beginning of 2020. They were planning a big wedding in Georgia, but because of the pandemic, they had to push their wedding day to a later date.
Their photographer at the time couldn’t do their new date, so they reached out to me about shooting their wedding day the fall of that year. We scheduled their engagement sessions and we took a road trip to North Carolina and hit it off immediately.
However, as 2020 progressed and COVID cases kept increasing, Alli & Corbin made the difficult decision of changing their original plans and decided to Elope with their closest friends & family in Asheville, North Carolina.
Alli asked if I would be okay with traveling to Asheville and photographing their now elopement instead, and my response was “ABSOLUTELY, LET’S DO IT!”
As November arrived, Alli & Corbin planned the most perfect & intimate fall elopement that I am about to share with you.
A & C stayed at the Omni Grove Park Inn, where Alli got surprised with her best friend arriving the day before her wedding day. The morning of their elopement, they got ready at the prettiest hotel in Asheville. Their room overlooked the mountains that they would soon drive up to say I do.
Alli had her two best friends walk her up the trail to the overlook where Corbin and their sweet pup waited for Alli. They exchanged vows with each other in-front of their closest people by being surrounded by the mountains & clouds that were passing us.
Following the ceremony, we drove through Blue Ridge Parkway as the sun was setting, we stopped at several lookouts, laughed and got the dreamiest of photos. A & C had their favorite beer & celebrated being now husband & wife.
We then drove to downtown Asheville to the most delicious restaurant called Posana . We had a candlelit reception, followed by a four course meal, where we saw A & C dance to their song, followed by toasts from C’s brother, and ending the night with everyone dancing.
I am now going to tell the story of this fall intimate elopement in Asheville through photos.
I hope you are able to feel as if you were right with us.
To A & C, thank you for your trust & friendship. I wish you guys nothing but a long, fun & loving marriage friends.
All my love,