February 22, 2020
Emily + Collin reached out to me about their elopement many moons ago. They wanted to get married in the forest and weren’t sure how to go about making that happen. I scouted out a place for their waterfall elopement in Asheville and they committed, site unseen. One of my favorite parts of working with these two was the level of trust and faith they had in me! It’s wildly inspiring to be trusted by your clients. It allows so much room for freedom and creativity!
They said their vows at the tip top of the waterfall. It was emotional; they exchanged beautiful vows and made all of us cry. We spent some time exploring in the surrounding forest. We found all kinds of fun friends but it was so special to watch Emily + Collin interact with the land. Emily was really drawn to a patch of soft green moss and Collin found a late laurel bloom. They spent a lot of time picking sticks out of Emily’s dress – no one hated that. Having a dirty hem by the end of the day is the best anyway. We made friends with a couple of spiders and found an abandoned snail shell for them to take home as a token of their time together in the woods.
When we arrived on the Blue Ridge Parkway we went to a place I call the “yelling rock” (that is another story for another time). We had about 5 minutes of sunlight before the clouds rolled in. They explored the rocks and Collin faced his fear of heights – so proud – on the ledge of a cliff. They laughed, hugged, kissed, and made memories that day. It was an honor to be included in their elopement and I will always look back on it fondly.
To forever, Emily + Collin! Cheers!