Emily Katharine said it best, the love between Brad and Morgan is straight out of a fairy tale. Their decade long romance and love of travel that served as the inspiration for this gallery, an inspirational elopement. An adventurous ceremony where they exchanged vows from their travel journals and pinned their dream explorations to visit to – first stop? THE VAULT!
From Emily Katharine…The love story between Brad and Morgan is straight out of a fairy tale. They first met about a decade ago in a youth choir at a local church. At that time in their lives, their age gap kept them apart, but it was clear there was interest in one another.
Several years later, after Brad had graduated from college, they went on a date and were inseparable. Over the course of their relationship, they endured a good amount of long distance. Brad spent time in England, pursuing his Master’s degree and Morgan decided to join him across the pond and study abroad for her senior year of college.
During this time, they explored numerous countries in eastern and western Europe – tasting new foods, exploring new cultures, even hanging out with camels. Their adventures didn’t stop there. They spent their three year anniversary climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Their love of travel and exploration was the inspiration for this elopement shoot.
I envisioned a couple that decided to skip the big party and all of the extras, in exchange for adventure. A couple that values natural surroundings as opposed to confined rooms. A couple that knows that adventure is out there, and wants to share new experiences together.
I was fortunate enough to come across Abby & Luke’s shop on Etsy – Wayfaren Co. Their pieces were the perfect element to complete the rest of the story. Morgan and Brad read their vows from their travel journals – journals that would be filled with words from their honeymoon and journeys throughout the years. After the ceremony, they pinned their travel map – with their past destinations, and the locations they were dreaming of exploring together.
Morgan wore an ethereal Watters gown from BHLDN and carried a jaw-dropping bouquet created by Elizabeth Earnest Florals. She wore a delicate RomanticARTLife floral hair piece to complete the look of her hair and makeup done by Nicole Pechonis.
This shoot was a dream, and the love between these two is absolutely contagious. I know their life, and travel journals, will be filled to the brim with adventure and love.
Photography: Emily Katharine | Floral Design: Elizabeth Earnest Florals | Wedding Dress: Watters | Hair And Makeup: Nicole Pechonis | Venue: Natchez Trace Parkway | Bridal Boutique: BHLDN | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Hair Accessories: Romantic ART Life | Ribbon And Fabric: Silk And Willow | Travel Inspiration Pieces: Wayfaren Co | Vintage Rentals: Ever After Vintage Weddings