Heather & Ricky Wed in the Woods of Cataloochee Valley

Heather & Ricky Wed in the Woods of Cataloochee Valley

Heather & Ricky Wed in the Woods of Cataloochee Valley
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Heather & Ricky are a testament to dating apps as they met, and instantly fell in love, through a connection. They knew they were soulmates! They also knew that when they married, that they did not want a large wedding. So they were thrilled to find Simply Eloped online. Their wedding was held in Cataloochee Valley, Asheville in the woods. Heather was the very picture of loveliness in her lace gown. Friends and family looked on as the couple exchanged vows filled with laughter and love. Read on to find out more about these two, what makes them strong as a couple and how Simply Eloped made their dream elopement come true….

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Heather: Tinder! We knew it was love after the 2nd date!

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Heather: We just knew we were soulmates from the beginning.

How did you accept the proposal?

Heather: In the kitchen of our new house – just the two of us were eating breakfast when he proposed!

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What do you love about your partner?

Heather: We keep each other grounded as the saying goes. We are complete opposites when it comes to some things.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Heather: Communication.

Why did you decide to elope?

Heather: Neither of us have ever dreamed of having a big wedding. So we decided to elope because it was very intimate and a ‘happy place’ for us.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Heather: Online!

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Heather: The cost was great and every interaction we had with the company was great.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Heather: The woods…

What did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to your elopement?

Heather: We rented a big house in Tennessee for our family and friends. It felt great to be surrounded by our loved ones.

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your elopement.

Heather: It was great!

How did you celebrate after eloping?

Heather: We went to Cancun, Mexico!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Heather: Do what your gut says! It’s your day so do what makes you happy. 


Officiation by: Gina Angel
Photography by: Daniela Guerrero
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Cataloochee Valley, Asheville, North Carolina

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Janessa White

Last updated Feb 12,2024

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. As an expert in the field, she has been featured on Martha Stewart,, Vox, and HuffPost. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot.
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