Chrissy and Lucy’s elopement story which includes their fur baby of course!
Tell us about your wedding!
(Answered from Lucy’s perspective): Chrissy and I had a few things that we always envisioned for our wedding. #1: We always knew we wanted to elope! It was important that our ceremony be private so that we could really focus on each other and take in every moment.
#2 We were set on an outdoor mountain ceremony in the winter with the hopes of catching snowfall. #3 Our best man, man of honor, child with four paws, beagle mix, Kovu, also needed to be present.
#4 We wanted to have a first look. This was actually the most challenging thing to follow through with because it killed us to not ask each other’s opinions on our outfits and to not see each other all day, but it was completely worth it.
#5 We wanted a private dinner afterwards. We made dinner reservations at a lovely restaurant at Downtown Asheville and enjoyed a nice meal together in our fancy outfits. It was so much fun, but also really important to have that time and reflect back on our ceremony.
All of these things we envisioned and more were fulfilled on our wedding day. Jump off Rock was the perfect overlook to host our intimidate ceremony. We were lucky to have perfect weather (50 degrees in Asheville in December is all we could ask for!). We spent all day getting ready separately from each other but surrounded with close family and a few close friends. We drove separately to the location and Chrissy waited along the lookout for me to arrive. I was walked down the “aisle” by my dad.
This was not in the original plan, but after reflection we knew that that was something that was important to us. But then I had him leave so we could have a private ceremony!
Chrissy turned around and we saw each other for the first time. Her face was EVERYTHING! We had a short ceremony on the lookout and exchanged handwritten vows. Afterwards, we danced to “I’m yours” by Andy Grammer and popped some champagne. The view was everything we wanted and we got a stunning sunset at the end of the day.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Just focus on what’s really important and let everything else go! We learned that early on. There were so many instances where we tried to almost force something, but as soon as we let it go, everything we wanted fell into place. We chose our vendors because they were amazing and super helpful. Our advice is to find vendors that can help you turn your vision into reality just like ours did! Do what makes you guys happy and stay true to your vision is our biggest advice.