Asheville Destination Elopement Adventure Kyla + Ryan
Jun 18, 2018 | By: Fusion Photography
Kyla and Ryan first came to me to discuss photographing their traditional wedding in Charlotte NC but they were concerned about the budget and all of the stressors involved with planning a wedding and after discussing everything with them, realized they really just wanted to celebrate their love with each other and their closest friends and family and were considering the "traditional" route primarily because they were trying to please their family.
So we reviewed options discussed alternative plans and I sold them on eloping for a destination adventure in the mountains of Asheville NC, only three hours away from Charlotte, and in addition to the wedding, spend some time and money on curating a TRUE LOVE story using a combination of video and photography. For more information on our "TRUE LOVE STORIES" contact us directly.
Hair and Makeup was created by Jessica Kendall from Beauty Asylum, who is one of our favorite MUAH artiste's in Charlotte NC. The VonRudens live in Mooresville and since it's kind of on the way to Asheville, we all started the day at their home.
Behind the scenes photos of the bride and groom getting ready are always an exciting part of the wedding. I never know exactly what to expect - for example, I talked Ryan and Kyla into doing their first look on the kids trampoline - who would thought that a trampoline could serve as the backdrop - even better is that after the first look was done all of the kids joined them on the trampoline for a jump-around. FUN!
Have I mentioned we went to Asheville NC for this destination elopement/wedding? Well we did and these photos are proof :)
However, I don't think that I mentioned that the entire family hiked two hours up the mountain for the wedding? Check out this great behind the scenes content as the entire family joined the celebration, and hiked to the top.
Kyla and Ryan Hiking to the top
Kyla and Ryan's entire family hiked over two hours to the top of the Black Balsam mountain in Asheville NC for this wedding ceremony.
Destination weddings are so much fun and unique and offer a radical departure from the traditional wedding celebration. They are also sometimes more challenging because typically they are in locations we have never photographed before they present some uncertainty in terms of equipment, terrain, local rules and regulations, etc. We are always up for the challenge of a destination wedding and bags are always packed because we LOVE travel.
Kyla and Ryan Destination Wedding Slideshow
View the full wedding slideshow from Kyla and Ryan's destination Ashville NC wedding on top of the mountain along the Blue Ridge Parkway