Blue Ridge Mountains Sunset Elopement: Carly & Katie
April 11, 2015
Carly and Katie met online. Carly was about to closer her account because she wasn’t having any luck finding good matches, and Katie had just created an account from St. Louis. Katie decided to search in Nashville as she traveled there often. They found each other and immediately started texting. They met a few days later when Katie got into Nashville for a business meeting.
Carly proposed at a singer-song writer night. She was really nervous. She had a huge rinb box in her jacket pocket and at one point she even told Katie, “No, you can’t have my jacket” when she asked for it as she was cold. While it wasn’t as romantic as she had planned it to be, it was still perfect and Katie said “YES!”
The brides married on a mountaintop. It was meaningful having just the two of them to think about and not to have to worry about anyone else. Both of their families live fairly far from them so the elopement just made sense.
Planning was simple. They hired a justice of the peace and a photographer. They chose a location along the Appalachian trail and went for it! Katie picked up her flowers the night before from a little flower shop in Marshal, NC and off they went.
It was very important to Katie and Carly to have their ceremony in nature because it fits their relationship: very raw and natural and full of excitement and beauty. The ceremony was a great symbol of their love for one another and the future ahead.
Their photos surprised them. When they were posing, the ones they thought would be the cheesiest were their favorites after all!
Katie and Carly recommend that other couples plan weddings for themselves. “Don’t Don’t take into consideration the wants of family or friends. It’s about you and that’s how your life together should start.”