Kathryn + Mark: A Winter Elopement at The Mast Farm Inn

Kathryn + Mark: A Winter Elopement at The Mast Farm Inn by Revival Photography www.revivalphotography.com
Our elopement was to be purely a matter of practicality. Mark and I had lived together for a number of years and our life together over those years has become very busy and event-filled - especially now that our children have gotten married and had children of their own! Somehow, our own wedding plans were always put on the back burner. It seemed like elopement would be a practical way of settling some health and retirement issues, and also avoid the social strain of a big Polish wedding! We never dreamed a simple elopement could be so lovely, romantic and poignant.
— Kathryn
Each detail of our day was perfect: the setting (the majestic mountains and the Mast Farm Inn, nestled so cozily and welcoming in the valley), the incredible flowers (roses are beautiful and strong and a perfect representation of our love – and they look gorgeous against the snow!), the ceremony (very simple words conveying such a strong and powerful commitment to support and love one another throughout the joys and challenges of life).
— Kathryn + Mark
One detail I was concerned about was the weather – it was so cold! But Heather assured me that the snow would be pretty – and she was right! I think the snow flurries make it look like a fairy tale, or like we were standing in a little shake-up globe from the turn of the century!
— Kathryn
More than any other detail of the day, I love the photographs. Heather and Jason let us focus on each other, while they just worked to capture what Mark and I feel for one another – even after all these years! This is not the beginning of our relationship; I love that these pictures show our changing, strengthening and growing love for one another – for years to come.
— As told by Kathryn

Wedding Pros:

Wedding Venue/Dinner/Cake: The Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC

Wedding Coordinator Extraordinaire: Danielle Deschamps

Flowers: Peggy Mendel

Officiant: Rev. Gregory Possman

Photography: Jason + Heather of Revival Photography

Heather and Jason are AWESOME! I had no idea how I could be a bride and still “look natural”, but Heather and Jason were so fun and comfortable (while also professional and efficient), they knew how to make Mark and I lose ourselves in the moment - and just be ourselves. Jason and Heather captured the excitement and romance of the day - the smallest details and the beautiful surroundings that helped make our day so special. The resulting photographs are amazing and I can’t recommend this talented, fun and wonderful young couple enough!
— Kathryn + Mark

(Thank you guys so much! It was such a joy to work with you! :)