Trinity contacted me about her intimate courthouse wedding and I couldn’t have been more excited for her. While it’s hard to break social norms, I am always thrilled to hear when a couple does what suits them best instead of what society tells them they should do. After a few emails and a skype chat, I knew Trinity would pull off more than just the average courthouse wedding … and, she had two major things going for her: 1. It would take place in Asheville, NC (one of my favorite cities in the world and also where we plan to move next year.), and 2. She was wanting to build into the day plenty of time for a portrait session with the two of them and were willing to go wherever I wanted to take them. Bonus.
Here’s what Trinity had to say about her wedding planning experience and the reasons they chose to do it this way:
In the midst of planning my wedding I had changed my mind several times on what I wanted. We had considered several options, including a small destination wedding in Jamaica and a local wedding filled with a large guest list. The more I thought about a large wedding, the more I realized I wanted something small and simple. I also wanted to fight tradition and have a unique and intimate event. As a photographer myself, I know how amazing a beautiful and detailed wedding is. I also know, that the wedding is truly about the couple and nothing else. One day it hit me to do an elopement or sorts in the mountains. My husband Zach and I have many wonderful memories in Asheville, so why not make the greatest one there too? It felt like us, and I knew I could create my perfect, styled, and untraditional wedding in the mountains. We picked our date based off of Elizabeth, our photographers, schedule, and I could not be happier with the way it turned out.
Makeup: Blush by Wendy Ballance
Hair: Lalena Settlemyre Poff
Flowers: The Bloom Room