Jesse met Nikki while visiting home from the military. She was the stunning girl working at Holister and he was enamored. His buddies bet him to go talk to her. He worked up the nerve, palms sweaty, walking a little faster than normal towards her, when he reached her all he could muster up to say was a ramble of sorts, and then he jetted back out of the store. She had no clue what just happened besides the fact that some cute boy just came up and blurted out some nonsense and ran away. After a little encouragement he worked up the courage to go back and properly introduce himself and ask her on a date.
He went home and told his Dad that he had a date, and his Dad asked who? Little did Jesse know that his Dad had tried dating all the Haynes girls (Nikki’s Mom and her sisters) when he was a young man! So Dad patted him on the the shoulder and gave him the “atta boy”!! Haha!!
They knew soon after, each other were the one they wanted to be with forever. Jesse wanted Nikki to come move in with him and so they decided to elope at the courthouse so that the military would allow them to be together.
They never had a wedding or photos and so they decided to elope again in the mountains on almost their ten year anniversary so that they could have these photos to share with each other and their children. Maria of Beaute By Maria did a beautiful job on Nikki’s makeup and hair and Nikki’s off the shoulder, boho dress is from Lula Blue Couture.
It was my pleasure to meet them in the Asheville mountains for their Craggy Gardens elopement. Their love is radiant and I’m so excited to share what we captured!