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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Schwering

Kate + Adam: Red River Gorge Sunrise Elopement

Bride and groom hold hands as they walk together and look at one another in front of a beautiful sunrise overlooking the rolling mountains at Red River Gorge in Kentucky during their elopement in October.

I am so unbelievably excited to share Kate & Adam's Red River Gorge elopement with you. We had such a GORGEOUS fall day and everything really did come together so perfectly. Kate and Adam love hiking and climbing together and really wanted their wedding day to focus on love and adventure. To make this happen, they decided to incorporate their love for the outdoors and elope at Red River Gorge. I got to their cabin just before sunrise and and just knew that this day was going to be beautiful. The cabin Kate & Adam and all of their friends were staying in was incredible and had the best view. After Kate finished up with the final details of getting ready, the sun was justttt starting pop into view. We headed outside for the most incredible first look and I am absolutely obsessed with these photos. Since the day would include hiking and climbing, Kate had told Adam that she was just wearing a skirt instead of a wedding dress since it would make things easier, but she ended up coming out and surprising him in her GORGEOUS dress! After their first look we took a few photos around their cabin and then headed off to the trailhead for their elopement! All the love and adventure incorporated into this day made my heart so happy. I LOVE the fun and candid photos from our hike and climb. A lot of Kate & Adam's friends were nervous climbing but did SO well! Once we made it to our destination, Kate & Adam had the sweetest ceremony (we love a good Rock, Paper, Scissors moment!) and then we celebrated with a fun beer spray group photo! We took a few more photos with their map before hiking back and calling it a day! This entire elopement was what dreams are made of and I can't get over how much I love these photos! Congratulations, Kate & Adam!! You two deserve nothing but the very best!!