Can we throwback Thursday on a blog?! Because we are totally doing it!
Let’s #tbt to sweet mountaintop vows and kisses!
We shot Mark and Melissa’s Stone Mountain Elopement a couple of years ago and friends, it is still by far one of the coolest and sweetest moments we’ve had the honor of being a part of. We thought we would re-share this winter elopement with you all again because this wedding day is probably the one wedding our new bride to be friends ask the most questions about as they flip through our portfolios.
Melissa contacted us about a month prior to her elopement date and told us her plans for a mountaintop elopement. Of course, we were super excited, I mean can you think of a better way to spend a Monday morning at work?! We sure can’t! After contacting Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia and receiving proper clearance for her elopement, Melissa and Mark hiked up the mountain and scouted out their perfect wedding spot a few weeks prior to their elopement date.
The two main questions everyone always asks as they look at the images in our portfolio… was it cold? and did they really not tell their parents?
The answers… yes it was a super cold and windy December morning on top of Stone Mountain, but it was such a beautiful moment to be in once we everything started we forgot about the cold! Honestly! There is so much beauty in the simple things in life, sometimes we forget because we let the little things become big things and overshadow what’s really important in life. Don’t get us wrong we love details around here… and planners please don’t hate on us… but we always tell our couples the most beautiful part of your day is your love and the two of you coming together committing to each other for life! At the end of the day, you are married and that is the most beautiful thing about your wedding day!
Now for the second question… did they tell their parents? No, and yes! Haha. They were not planning to tell their parents at all. However, they were so excited they couldn’t hold their secret any longer and a couple of days prior to the elopement date, they let them in on the plan.
They added personal touches to their elopement by choosing a spot on top of the mountain overlooking their hometowns and Melissa’s twin brother Nathan performed the ceremony. With their parents and siblings gathered close by, Mark and Melissa were married on top of Stone Mountain, on a Monday morning. As they said their vows we couldn’t help but notice the clusters of strangers pausing to watch and cheering with their parents as they shared their first kiss! There was literally happiness and excitement bursting from the mountaintop that morning!
Capturing this intimate ceremony and moment for these two was such an honor. We’ve always thought the idea of an elopement was dreamy and romantic but this day made us fall in love with small weddings and elopements even more! We’ve even designed one of our wedding investments after this day!
We hope you enjoy this throwback as much as we do! Enjoy!
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