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Sunset Fall Elopement at Black Balsam in Asheville NC

Ashtyn and Neal are high school sweethearts. It was such an honor to help put together their sunset fall elopement at Black Balsam for them. These two eloped back in the fall, which is such a beautiful and popular time to elope in the mountains.

Together we hiked up to Black Balsam, and Neal carried their gorgeous floral bouquet in a backpack with Ashtyn’s sandals. Before the elopement ceremony, we celebrated with a small picnic set up. They had a beautiful and tasty small cake covered with berries made for them.

After eating some cake, they eloped together on top of Black Balsam with mountain views for miles. It was such a beautiful and special moment to be a part of and capture for them.

Sunset elopements are so beautiful for the light and colors, but they do require some extra work! We always have extra lighting equipment on hand for these shoots, but it is SO worth it! Jesse from our team is an off camera flash expert, so these photos are incredible! He had some amazing help from L&L team member Megan for this sunset fall elopement at Black Balsam. They did a great job making this day special for Ashtyn and Neal.

View the full blog post below to see some incredible night portraits with off camera flash at the end!

Bridal Bouquet – Petal and Fern

Elopement Cake – Donatella

Legacy and Legend Team – Jesse and Megan

The groom carries the fall bridal bouquet and sandals in a backpack up the mountain.
A fall picnic setup before their black balsam elopement.
The bride and groom share a slice of cake together on their elopement day.
Gorgeous fall flowers with orange and purple hues at their elopement picnic.
The bride and groom share a kiss together under the tall trees of the black balsam forest.
Individual portraits of the bride and groom on their wedding day at Black Balsam.
Sunset elopement ceremony at black balsam in asheville.
Black and white ceremony portraits at black balsam during their elopement.
Bride and groom portrait in a field with fall foliage.
Sunset portraits on top of Black Balsam with flash.
Sunset elopement photos on the rocks at Black Balsam with colorful skies.
Nighttime sunset portraits on top of Black Balsam for their elopement.
Night time flash portrait on the road in black balsam with the silhouette of the trees.

To contact Legacy and Legend for more information about planning your full service elopement, click here!

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