I got so incredibly lucky that Kiersten and Dylan found me for their Buncombe County Courthouse Wedding. It's no secret that we love getting to visit the magistrate once again for another ceremony and I'm so excited to tell you the details of our time together! Scroll down to read more or just to see the awesome images we were able to create with them.

Buncombe County Courthouse Wedding

We have had an above-average amount of elopements at the Asheville courthouse since the pandemic started back in 2020. The surge of large wedding cancellations hit every wedding vendor in the country ( and lots of the world). Since then, we've gotten to celebrate in many different kinds of ways as our couples have adjusted to the changes. However, for Kiersten and Dylan, the two of them just wanted to tie the knot in an intimate way without jumping into the price or stress of a large wedding.

The two met by happenstance at a local Crossfit gym- talk about the universe making its move! They fell in love and after five years of dating, they decided to make the arrangement to become husband and wife. Kiersten and I spoke when we met and she was telling us how frustrating the process of finding an Asheville wedding photographer can be. There are quite literally hundreds of local photographers to choose from and it's impossible to pick through them all to find the one you want to hire. Luckily for us, she was able to find us through a Google review of the recent Buncombe County Courthouse wedding back in April. When she initially reached out, she said our work was exactly what she envisioned when she was imagining her elopement photos.

Within twenty-four hours of her first email, she booked us for their wedding ceremony and the rest is history!

Downtown Asheville Elopement

If you are considering booking us as your Asheville Courthouse elopement photographers, then you've made it to the right place. Because I'm going to walk you through exactly what hiring us for Buncombe County Courthouse Wedding looks like for our clients.

If you want to read the details on how to get married in Asheville, click here.

There are a couple of options on how to start the photo process once it's go-time. Some of our past elopement clients have still chosen to drive separately and share a First Look outside the doors. Others get ready in the same house or hotel room and then drive together to meet us. Whichever you choose, we are supportive of either!

We typically meet at the parking garage located directly across from the Buncombe County Courthouse. It's a short walk across the street. We'll go through security, make our way to the magistrate's office and your very short wedding ceremony will begin! If you don't have two witnesses, my second photographer and I will do the honors of signing the certificate for you both.

After the technical details are complete, we move on to photos.

Here are the timeline steps:

  • Initial Meeting
  • First Look (Optional)
  • Security Check-In
  • Magistrate Wedding Ceremony
  • The signing of the Marriage Certificates
  • Bathroom Break

Couple Photos Begin:

  • Inside and around the old courthouse
  • Photos in the new courthouse building
  • Head out front to the concrete steps and pillars
  • Walk across the street to the upper level of the parking garage

If you opt to book us for an extra hour or so, we can explore downtown Asheville and hit up some of the other fun options in the area. We have some of our favorite go-to locations listed in this engagement photo blog post.

So what do you think? Can you see yourself eloping at city hall?!