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Reminiscing being on the coast in Big Sur at the Deer Point House listening to the waves crash against the cliffs. The poem written for this intimate wedding paints a beautiful picture of the day.

Big Sur Wedding at Deer Point House | Destination Elopement Photographer

Looking for a short but epically rewarding location for an elopement in the PNW or an adventurous couples session? This waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge is everything you want it to be and more.

Latourell Falls Engagement Session in Oregon | Adventure Elopement

K+T hiked to the top of a mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway for their adventure elopement and then cut the wedding cake on the truck of their car after sunset.

J+K had a destination wedding in the desert with their closest family and friends. Find out how to get married in Joshua Tree National Park and special use permits information.

Sometimes we meet people in life and feel an instant soul recognition. Rachel Clift is one of those divinely orchestrated connections, and I wrote a poem for her after a road trip to the mountains in North Carolina.

Standing in awe, gazing up at the bright sky peeking through the canyon, I kept thinking to myself this is so surreal. I couldn’t believe such wonders exist, much less to be standing in the depths of it.

Rent a Jeep, exchange vows with your best friend beside a waterfall, hire a musician to hike with a guitar and sing for your first dance, and eat cheesecake in the woods. Sounds like an epic wedding adventure to me!

The Trillium Venue | Smoky Mountain Wedding Photographer

Six years ago, I set out to live a life crafted with intention and depth. I bought my first VW and started taking solo road trips to discover pieces of myself that I knew were buried in adventure.

VW Golf Alltrack | Julie Crawford

C+D traveled to the Smoky Mountains for their engagement photos and couldn’t decide between waterfalls or mountain views… so I took them on the ultimate adventure to experience both!

Cades Cove Engagement | Smoky Mountains Wedding Photographer

One of my dearest friends, Rachel Clift, wrote this poem during the reception at a wedding she recently attending after hearing “til death” knowing twin flame souls are beyond this lifetime.

Metaphysical Wedding Vows | R Clift Poetry | Magnolia + Ember

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