There are so many gorgeous places in the world and I count Western North Carolina as one of those places. I just love the mountains! I have quickly come to enjoy hiking up to Black Balsam Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The most breathtaking views of the Southern Appalachians. In the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, Black Balsam Knob is a short hike from the parking area to the treeless rocky mountaintops and sweeping views. I loved this Black Balsam Knob Elopement Session with Andrew and Emma.
Emma looked gorgeous in her dress designed by Lillian West from Maggi Bridal Boutique. And the perfect florals designed by Dottie Inspired Design Emma and Andrew so kindly obliged to model for our mountaintop styled session. So much about the two reminded me of Harry and me when we were young. A love for adventuring and his long hair sparked many memories where Harry and I have been adventuring together on mountaintops, not unlike Black Balsam.
The two met quite randomly, they shared mutual friends. After hearing about Andrew for a while Emma decided to start a conversation with him. Although she is typically shy and not one to approach people, she is glad she did because they clicked instantly. It did not take long for them to fall in love. They have been together for a year and a half now and are excited to marry in the future.
The two enjoy doing photoshoots together, and always thought it would be fun to do a styled wedding shoot. They spend most of their time together indulging in yummy vegan food, taking photos, or exploring. Probably spending a little too much money going out to eat, but there’s always a new restaurant to try or an old favorite to revisit! Andrew and Emma are both interested in photography and their favorite thing to do together is to explore. Always in search of their next adventure together, which typically includes hiking, watching a sunset, taking a day trip to another city, or occasionally scoping out an abandoned building. After finishing college in a few years, the two plan to travel the world together. Both are adventurous spirits and are constantly talking about the places they want to visit!
Location – BLACK BALSAM KNOB
Florals – INSPIRED DESIGN
Dress: MAGGI BRIDAL – ASHEVILLE
Men’s Attire – JOS A BANK
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