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I know what it’s like to choose the path less traveled when it comes to getting married. My husband and I eloped and it was the best thing we could have done. We didn’t want to be the center of attention and we definitely didn’t want to spend money on something that wouldn’t have been right for us.
I’m more than just your videographer. I help you craft your best day. I’m here to guide you through the planning process and make sure anything and everything you want to do, we do!
Want to get married in a way that is authentic to you without conforming to the standard wedding traditions? Well, you can. Elopements and small weddings are more laid-back, intimate and meaningful. The day is crafted around you and your relationship without a lot of the frills that come with a big wedding. Elopements are not one sized fits all. Your day can be just you and your partner or you can bring along your closest family and friends.
With a day authentically crafted around you the possibilities are endless, but some of my favorite ideas include hiking, stargazing, a hot air balloon ride, renting ATVs, and kayaking.
So, where will your elopement adventure take us?
A: Chelsi Jarrell, Owner, Videographer, Photographer, Planner
Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?
A: The freedom to be yourself without the expectations of others.
Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!
A: My favorite so far was a couple who, due to COVID, couldn’t get married in Banff, AB, Canada like they originally wanted, but they decided to go ahead and get married anyway. They got married at this cute little Vegas-style chapel in Asheville, and then we headed to the “silo” to get some pictures. It started pouring down rain, but we still made the most of it! It was perfectly them, and that’s what I love about elopements. It’s not about the show, it’s about the love.
A: I would love to photograph or film an elopement at all of the National Parks. I would also love to shoot a roller skating wedding!
A: I am a major film nerd and could literally talk about movies all day. I spend most of my free time watching movies, going to yoga class, roller skating, or spending time in nature.
A: An elopement is an intimate, laid-back way to commit your lives to each other in a way that is authentic to you.
Yosemite National Park Elopement
Jessica & Victor eloped in Yosemite National Park and spent the entire day exploring Yosemite. We started the day at 3 am and Jessica had her hair and makeup done. She had a special red dress for our sunrise adventure at Glacier Point. We met up with the photographer and wandered around Glacier Point taking in the views and watching the sunset. After a few hours, we spent the afternoon driving around Yosemite and stopped at El Capitan and Tunnel View to explore a bit. We headed back to the hotel so we could all get a little nap in before we headed back out.
Jessica and I drove separately so that they could do a first look at the beginning of the trail to Taft Point. Victor’s face, when he saw Jessica in her wedding dress for the first time, was so sweet and he couldn’t stop staring. We began the hike up to Taft Point, stopping every now and then to look at the trees or some cute little animal (there were so many cute little lizards!). Once we made it to the top of Taft Point, we found a spot for their ceremony and they said their vows as the sun began to set behind them. After their ceremony, the other visitors there began cheering and clapping for them! It was such a cool little moment.
We then had a little picnic and Jessica & Victor cut their cake and popped some champagne. We put our headlamps on and began walking back down the mountain as the stars started to come out. Jessica and Victor’s day was an absolutely perfect representation of their relationship and I was so honored to get to witness it.