Where do I even start with Amy and James? From the beginning I guess! Amy reached out to me after finding me on Instagram (yay social media!), and we clicked right from our first facetime call. Amy and James started out planning a big, traditional wedding in Wisconsin when they booked me. We did their engagement session in the woods, and it was SO them. These two love the outdoors and adventures. So when I got an email from Amy saying that they decided they wanted to elope in the mountains in North Carolina and they wanted me to come with them (!!!), it wasn’t that much of a shock. I’m SO glad that they decided to do what they truly wanted. They didn’t want to plan a big wedding day, they just wanted to spend time with their family and closest friends, and enjoy an amazing adventure together. So I booked a flight, found myself a tiny house on air bnb, and when I arrived at the cabin (or The Big House on the River as it was called) in Waynesville, NC, my jaw literally dropped. The house was amazing, but when Amy showed me to the back porch, that view… I was just in awe. We don’t really have views like that in the midwest, and I was SO excited to spend the day with them and their friends and family (there were 11 of them!). Another thing about Amy and James that I am so grateful for, is how much their photos mattered to them. With a day like this, it’s obviously easier to do whatever you want whenever you want, but when they were 100% up for me pulling them away from dinner for a quick hike up the hill (and under some barbed wire) to catch those last few minutes of sun before it sunk behind the mountains, I was basically in heaven. So much love for these two. And now I’ll stop talking because there are a lot of pictures that are going to tell this story way better than I can! Enjoy!
Cabin Rental: The Big House on the River | Florist/Caterer/Event Designer: Stargazers Designs | Cake Artist: Sweet Promises Wedding Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Beau Monde Salon and Spa | Wedding Dress: LaceBridal | Wedding Boots: Freebird by Steven