Give me sweet, simple, joyous love in the NC mountains any day of the week and it will put a big sappy smile on my face. Lindsay and Steve decided that a large traditional wedding was not what they wanted, so what better place to elope than on top of a gorgeous North Carolina mountain.
It was a blustery March afternoon with gorgeous golden sunshine and only a few clouds in the sky. Steve’s father married the two on the rocky cliffs at Pilot Mountain State Park as both of their mothers watched and teared up from a few feet away. They said their personal vows, exchanged rings and shared a sweet kiss as their parents cheered.
Hugs were exchanged and family portraits followed. Their parents warmed up in their cars while we explored the rocks and trees on the mountainside for a few portraits of the newlyweds. The two were able to soak in the silence and the gorgeous views as they reflected on the fact that they were now husband and wife.
Lindsay’s all lace, form-fitting dress was nicely complimented by her dried flower crown with ivory ribbon. Her purple and burlap fabric bouquet was a unique touch that matched Steve’s purple boutonnière that he wore on his gray suspenders.
They headed back down the mountain to enjoy a family dinner and wedding cake at a nearby restaurant. The two then spent a few nights at the romantic and rustic cabins of the Pilot Knob Inn to celebrate and unplug.
Congrats again Lindsay and Steve, photographing your elopement was so much fun and we wish you a lifetime of laughs and happiness!
If you’d like to see another beautiful North Carolina Mountain Elopement that we photographed last Fall for another amazing couple at Pilot Mountain, take a look here.