1. A Treehouse Elopement at Majors Estate
    23 Aug, 2017
    A Treehouse Elopement at Majors Estate
    August is usually not the busiest time in the Blue Ridge Mountains when it comes to getting married. Summer is winding down and the last attempt of hot weather is usually one of the factors that most couples look at when planning their destination wedding. This year a shift occurred and more couples looking for that off the beaten trail sunset elopement found August to be a great choice and the team at Destination Elopements WNC has had a blast assisting couples who were looking for that
  2. Asheville Elopements are Trending Hard
    27 Jul, 2017
    Asheville Elopements are Trending Hard
    Asheville North Carolina is trending hard as one of the top destination locations to get married.  Couples from all over the United States are traveling by car or plane to visit one of their favorite cities. They are visiting for more than just a cozy fun weekend but they are coming here to take that next step in the journey of their love by saying 'I do.' As an officiant in one of the most visited locations on the East Coast I am delight when couples contact me. Whether they have knowledge
  3. Dare to Say I Do'  Adventure Elopements
    29 Jun, 2017
    Dare to Say I Do' Adventure Elopements
    "Love is meant to be an adventure" Gordan Hinckley  Adventure!!!!- some couples look for the next adventure every weekend so why not look for it when you get engaged and start making your wedding plans. We believe that  being in love is the greatest adventure that can happen to any two people.  This is why I started Destination Elopements Western North Carolina  because I am a hopeless romantic and a passionate person who loves the pursuit of love. I am so blessed to have found that with my guy
  4. A Cabin in the Woods Elopement
    04 Oct, 2017
    A Cabin in the Woods Elopement
    This is the post content When planning your elopement one of the advantages is your guest count.  Many couples traveling to Western North Carolina and to the mountains in general often call with the question "can we just get married at the log cabin we rented?"  My answer is always "yes."  Brent and Virginia did just this they rented a beautiful log cabin near Lake Toxaway near Brevard - invited some really close family and friends - and said 'I do' on the back deck overlooking the Blue Ridge
  5. Love is in the Air / A Mid-Summer Dream Elopement
    26 Sep, 2017
    Love is in the Air / A Mid-Summer Dream Elopement
    Late summer in Asheville is one of my favorite times of the year. The days are getting shorter and fall is just around the corner. Asheville has become one of the top locations in the USA to say 'I do.' Last year over 22,000 thousands couples traveled here to get married.  This couple found their perfect location at Sky Mountain Events minutes from down- town Asheville.  Rev. Katrina Evans officiated the ceremony. Tracy Waldrop was the photographer for this beautiful late day elopement. The
  6. Craggy Garden Summer Elopement Photo by Jeff Haffner Photography
    23 Sep, 2017
    Summer Love Says 'I Do'
    It's summertime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With light breezes, butterflies and everything green. The activities on the parkway this time of the year also includes couples saying 'I do' among the natural beauty these mountains provide.  David and Madison contacted Destination Elopements WNC with a request to host a small intimate ceremony at Craggy Gardens and we were honored to officiate this ceremony and meet some wonderful folks... Jeff Haffner certainly catches the soft beauty of this
  7. Late Summer Elopements at Grandfather Mountain
    01 Sep, 2017
    Late Summer Elopements at Grandfather Mountain
    It's late summer -  the days are getting shorter and the last dog days of summer are ushering us into fall.  One of our favorite places to lead couples looking to elope in these beautiful mountains is Grandfather Mountain.  The original Cherokee name for the mountain was “Tanawha,” meaning “a fabulous hawk or eagle. These mountains are millions of years in the making. It is where the sky seems to span for miles and miles and the mountains seem to encapsulate the valleys making them appear to be
  8. Randy & Susan A Sweet Elopement at Oak Hill on Love Lane
    10 Aug, 2017
    Randy & Susan A Sweet Elopement at Oak Hill on Love Lane
    Celebrating love after years apart these two high school sweethearts found each other after years and said 'I do' at this charming Bed & Breakfast in romantic Waynesville, NC.  It was a beautiful summer day the birds were singing and there was a slight breeze blowing over the property.  The perfect location was chosen by the happy couple for the ceremony - a large towering tree situated on the front lawn with the mountains in the distance and views of downtown Waynesville.  Love knows no
  9. Duane & Tiffany Parkway Elopement
    26 Jun, 2017
    Duane & Tiffany Parkway Elopement
    Craggy Gardens Elopement Elopement Company: Destination Elopements WNC Officiant: Rev.Katrina Evans Photographer: Jeff Haffner Video Production: Peak of the Mountain Productions Destination Elopements WNC had the pleasure of working with Duane & Tiffany. The day was perfect, the location was breathtaking, and the team of experts that brought this simple but real elopement to a place of perfection is shown in the photos below.  Rev. Katrina Evans along with Jeff Haffner our esteemed photographer
  10. A Beautiful Spring Elopement
    09 Jun, 2017
    A Beautiful Spring Elopement
    Springtime in Western North Carolina, blue skies, light breezes and some of the most scenic views on the East coast - this is where so many couples say 'I do' year after year.  Destination Elopements WNC may be one of the newest elopement companies in the Asheville area but  Rev.Katrina Evans has been officiating weddings for over 15 years and she is still as passionate about it as when she began - so of course she said 'yes' when Dr. Cecilia inquired about her services.  Sean and Cecilia's
  11. Craggy Gardens Elopement
    04 May, 2017
    Craggy Gardens Elopement
    The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States drawing thousands yearly.  With all the natural beauty and serenity couples looking to elope are finding a small piece of heaven right here on earth.  In springtime you will encounter light winds, sunny skies coupled with floating clouds, birds and butterflies and maybe even a black bear.  The foliage is beginning to change from the colors of winter to the colors of spring and the combination of the two make
  12. Elope in the Sky Overlooking Downtown Asheville
    19 Apr, 2017
    Elope in the Sky Overlooking Downtown Asheville
    Destination Elopements WNC is  happy to announce a new partnership featuring Sky Mountain Weddings & Events.  This beautiful venue is located 15 minutes from Downtown Asheville NC and offers panoramic views that will take your breath away.  Owner and manager Melissa Sommerich and along with her husband are a breath of fresh air to the wedding industry in WNC offering every couple personalized service and care.    Sky Mountain Weddings & Events offers views of Downtown Asheville, The Biltmore
  13. Looking Glass Waterfall Elopement
    15 Mar, 2017
    Looking Glass Waterfall Elopement
    An out of the ordinary cold winters day, snow flurries flying, wind whistling through the trees, ice on the water, sounds like a great day to get married on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Looking Glass Falls is one of the most visited locations on the parkway. Situated near Brevard, Asheville and Waynesville many couples choosing to elope find this location not only breathtaking but easy to access.  As an officiant it is one of my most requested elopement packages and I never argue with a couple
  14. 25 Feb, 2017
    'Why Elope"
    ‘Why Elope’ Many couples today are opting out of the big $30,000 wedding to elope. The definition of elopement has changed over the years, and it has lost many of its negative connotations. These days eloping can refer to a wide range of opportunities. Offering an intimate event for the couple and those they invite. And with over 850,000 couples shopping yearly just in the United States for those unique elopement packages, featuring some of the most beautiful places and spaces, it looks like
  15. Ashley Steffens Photography
    05 Feb, 2017
    Introducing Ashley Steffens Photography
    There are many things I don't understand, but one thing I can rely on is that life is a crazy and beautiful thing - that's why I love photography. Photography has always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, my mom ran a photography business (full studio set up and everything) out of our home. She would ask me to help make the babies smile and let me hold her camera... and that's when I started to fall in love. Not long after, my parents bought me my first camera... and now, here we are!
  16. The Inn at Glen Alpine
    29 Jan, 2017
    The Inn at Glen Alpine
    Destination Elopements WNC is happy to announce our newest partnership with The Inn at Glen Alpine.  Owned and operated by Teresa & Craig Sellman since 2014 the Inn is one of the most romantic Bed and Breakfast venues that I have visited in the Carolinas.  Over the years of their marriage Teresa and Craig fell in love with Western North Carolina and the City of Asheville and after deciding to leave their hectic careers they landed in Glen Alpine.      During my lovely time with Teresa, who
  17. The Altamont Theatre / Where Your Possibilities Become Realities
    03 Jan, 2017
    The Altamont Theatre / Where Your Possibilities Become Realities
    The Altamont Theatre is one of the most unique, iconic and historical venues in downtown Asheville.  Located on Church Street this beautiful venue is one of Destination Elopements highlighted spaces. We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the venue and staff to offer  this customize theatre space to the couples that contact us searching for a downtown elopement or small intimate wedding venue.  The owners Sam Katz and Richard Barrett have done an excellent job bringing
  18. Introducing Party Envy and Michelle Lennon Lacosse
    02 Jan, 2017
    Introducing Party Envy and Michelle Lennon Lacosse
    Destination Elopements WNC is proud to partner with Party Envy so we wanted to include a short blurb about Michelle and her staff.  Party Envy  portfolio features both national and international clients offering full event services as well as floral design- tailoring  to her clients vision to ensure that they experience their 'Idyllic Wedding.'   Michelle Balog is the owner - we just love Michelle for her down to earth approach as well as her personal ability of  making each client feel special
  19. Introducing Ryan Bumgarner
    27 Dec, 2016
    Introducing Ryan Bumgarner
    Destination Elopements WNC is proud to feature Ryan Bumgarner. After working with Ryan at Castle Ladyhawke Katrina knew that she would want to continue referring him as one of her favorite photographers and create opportunity for brides to also benefit from Ryan's wedding photography magic.  With a background in both Documentary Studies and Anthropology, Ryan Bumgarner (owner/operator) has learned photographic techniques and concepts through various projects and graduate education. Ryan has
  20. HAPPY DAY!!!!
    09 Nov, 2016
    HAPPY DAY!!!!
    Hello!  I’m Reverend Susie Greene.  For over 12 years I have been helping couples turn a wedding day into a special and lasting memory.   When I first started this business, I had hopes that maybe, one day, I could do well enough to do it full time.   This dream came true this last year, as I began focusing more on elopements and working closely with couples to accommodate their needs …and their budgets!    Happy day! I am delighted to be in partnership with Destination Elopements WNC!  I