Description of your North Carolina Elopement near Asheville
Do you love hiking, sightseeing, and breweries galore? Check out our North Carolina Elopement Package and have a Hiking Wedding near Asheville. The Asheville area in North Carolina is the perfect hub for all of your wedding and honeymoon desires. Get ready for awe-inspiring views and foods & drinks that tantalize your taste buds.
Elopement location:Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Elopement length: 4 hours
Meeting point: We can start at your hotel/Airbnb.
Participants: 20 guests can join apart from the couple
Experience: Hiking, vow exchange, Golden Hour photoshoot
Sightseeing: Blue Ridge Mountains
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
Available: All year round
Recommended months: May, June, July, August, September, October
Activity level: Moderate – 45 minutes of moderate hiking and about one hour of city street walking
About the Host of your North Carolina Elopement
I’m Honorée! A mama. Artist. Embracer of the moment.
A love for art is woven into my DNA. My grandmother was an art teacher, and my mother has intertwined art into every phase of her life. It’s only natural that I followed suit.
Many pivots, crossroads, twists and turns, and back-to-the-drawing board moments led me to my passion for photography. But it didn’t stop there: during my studies in physical therapy, I began to notice the storytelling powers of movement, both organic and intentional. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with film and the idea of creating living, breathing art.
I believe everyone has art in their life, whether they realize it or not.
That first kiss. A baby’s first days. Feeling confident in your own skin.
These are the moments that make the hustle and bustle–work, school, errands–worth it. And there is nothing I love more than capturing them for you to adore and cherish forever.
This isn’t stodgy or stuffy photo and film. No contrived smiles or awkward poses here! Working with me means creating stunning works of light. Color. Emotion. Movement. Art.
The art in your life? It’s unique to you. I want to help you tell the story of your North Carolina Elopement. Let’s come back to the present, let loose, and unwind (while having fun, of course).
Your North Carolina Elopement Itinerary
The times listed in this itinerary are designed for a North Carolina Elopement in the month of October. Times of your Hiking Wedding near Asheville will change based on the shooting requirements and time of year.
2:30 PM – Meet at designated meeting point (your hotel/airbnb, etc), and we caravan from here to the location of your North Carolina elopement.
3:30 PM – Arrive at shooting location parking.
3:45 PM – Hike along the trail to our shooting locations (1.4 miles round trip).
4:15 PM to 6:15 PM – Change into wedding attire for your Hiking Wedding near Asheville (I will provide a portable changing area). Get married! Explore the summit and vast views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Golden hour starts during this time, which is ideal for photography.
6:45 PM – Head back to your lodging or to breweries/food for more fun and photos!
Comments about your North Carolina Elopement Package
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your North Carolina Elopement, the itinerary might be adjusted.
This program of your Hiking Wedding near Asheville can be adapted to accommodate rain by changing the shooting location and/or by providing fun clear umbrellas, so we can still get great photos! I am very flexible and am here to give you the best experience possible. There is also a possibility to reschedule the experience by +/-2 days.
Your North Carolina Elopement package is LBGTQ+ friendly.
I am an inclusive photographer and videographer. I am extremely LBGTQ+ friendly, and the town of Asheville is known as also being very LBGTQ+ friendly. I am Safe Zone certified.
What is included in your North Carolina Elopement Package
Guidance before your North Carolina Elopement day via Zoom/FaceTime to make all travel arrangements and plans.
Meeting up the day of the outing (based on the needs discussed when planning).
Guidance through the wilderness area of the Blue Ridge Mountains to designated shooting areas during your Hiking Wedding near Asheville
Shooting for at least 2 hours with the delivery of 250+ photos.
Photographer’s travel fee to/from the area
Location scouting for alternate locations, if desired.
Online gallery & USB with the pictures of your North Carolina Elopement
Sneak peeks within 48 hours
3 week turnaround time on all photos
What is not included North Carolina Elopement Package
Travel insurance/auto insurance for guests (cannot ride together)
Meals during your North Carolina Elopement
What to bring to your North Carolina Elopement
Pack your own snacks and drinks for your North Carolina Elopement.
You need to bring good shoes for hiking, extra water, snacks, and layers to beat the cold at this elevation.
Rings and ring box, handwritten vows, invitation suite, special trinkets, wedding attire, extra make-up, hair pins, elastics, toilet paper, waste bags, marriage license, wedding permit (if needed)
We can discuss this further based on your specific needs for your Hiking Wedding near Asheville
How to prepare for your North Carolina Elopement
You need to have your own transportation to/from the shooting location parking lot.
Add-ons to your North Carolina Elopement Package
Guests (up until 20 persons) can come at no extra charge on your North Carolina elopement. Guests need to provide their own transportation to/from the shooting location parking lot. Guests are welcome to hike along and, of course, be present for your hiking wedding near Asheville!
Videography, 2-minute highlight film the ceremony and time at the shooting locations, 500 USD
Additional Photography, 200 USD/additional hour
Large Photobook, 12″x12″, 20 pages, leather or linen cover, 450 USD
Second photographer, 75 USD /hour
Film photography, 24 photos 150 USD
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