Lauren & Kevin’s North Carolina Elopement at Wiseman’s View
Love brought Lauren & Kevin together in a powerful way with both of them realizing they had found the perfect partner. They were inspired to recreate that epic feeling when they eloped at Wiseman’s View in Asheville, North Carolina. The spectacular panoramic view of Linville Gorge was an amazing backdrop to this classic elopement. And how incredible does Lauren look in her swept up hair style and gorgeous wedding gown, proving that an elopement does not mean you can’t be glamorous! Keep reading to find out how Lauren & Kevin fell in love and how Simply Eloped created their dream elopement.
How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?
Lauren: The first thing I noticed about Kevin was his personality. He is warm, funny and kind.
Kevin: Lauren had me from day one. Her personality lit up the room. She is the only person that has ever made me nervous to talk, but also made me, at the same time, feel like I had known her forever. Her laugh, smile and beauty had me awestruck and melted me instantly. She was breathtaking, to say the least.
When did you first fall in love? How did you know?
Lauren: After we started dating, we played golf together on weekends. I realized how much fun we had together, even during key low moments in life, and how I couldn’t imagine life without him.
Kevin: I realized I truly loved Lauren when we went a few days without talking to each other. I felt lost and empty. The moment I hear her voice my world gets instantly better. I knew it was love when I could not live one day without her by my side.
How did you propose?
Kevin: I took Lauren to one of our favorite restaurants and then walked her up to the rooftop terrace. We were all alone under the moon and stars. I got down on one knee and asked her to be my wife. Simple but amazing! She looked so beautiful and happy.
What do you love about your partner?
Lauren: I love how attentive Kevin is to me and how much effort he puts into making me happy. He is also amazing as a stepdad to my two boys.
Kevin: Lauren is an inspiring woman, a great mother, and my best friend. She would do anything in this world for me and shows me love and support no matter what the day holds. She has amazing strength, determination and is the smartest person I have ever met. Lauren is the most beautiful person, inside and out, and I am so proud to call her my wife.
What is the greatest strength of your relationship?
Kevin: We are open and honest about anything and everything. We love each other with clear intentions. We always put each other as a priority.
Lauren: Our commitment is unbreakable and constant. We make each other laugh and want to make each other happy every day. When that is a priority, then nothing can break us.
Why did you decide to elope?
Lauren: It is our second marriage and we wanted the moment to only be about the love that we share. That was more than enough for us!
How did you find Simply Eloped?
Lauren: We googled ‘elopement’ online.
How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?
Lauren: Simply Eloped made it so very easy! They handled everything for us and did the planning and the day, effortless and stress-free.
What attracted you to the venue you eloped you chose for your elopement?
Lauren: We were interested in a beautiful mountain view where we could feel God’s presence right there with us. And that is exactly what we got at Wiseman’s View!
What did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?
Lauren: We visited the Biltmore Estate the day before. On the day of the wedding, we had a relaxing morning at our hotel before hair and makeup came to help me get ready.
Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!
Lauren: We booked with Simply Eloped only one week in advance! They were communicative and wonderful in helping us throw it together so quickly.
How did you celebrate after your elopement?
Lauren: We went home to our two boys to share pictures and stories with them!
What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?
Lauren: This is a wonderful way to make getting married super easy and stress-free!
Officiation by: Amanda Jones
Photography by: Cappy Phalen
Hair & Makeup by: Emily Van Scoy
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Wiseman’s View, Asheville, North Carolina