Extraordinary Elopement Experiences

Personalized just for you.

We are your planners, photographers & fellow adventurers who will happy-cry with you on your big day.

Would you believe we've been married since ... 1998? 

We first met in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, started adventuring together and never looked back. Our first trips together were by motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway!

Life took us south & now we explore our beautiful "backyard" of the Carolina mountains by RV. Every year we plan an epic trip away from home -  that's our big "bus" in Colorado at Monarch Pass! Nowadays we travel by a smaller campervan to get even more off the beaten path.

Landscape photography was our focus for years, until two dear friends of ours asked us to "take a few photos" near Asheville for their engagement. As they say. the rest is history!

We soon realized how much our depth of knowledge of traveling to epic spots could help couples looking for their own unique wedding day experience. It brings us no greater joy than to take our couples' vision for their day and make it a joyous reality, capturing every moment for you to always remember.

Ready for an elopement experience that is more than you've ever dreamed of?

You've come to the right place.

Hi Y'all! Mark and Carolyn here.

Psalm 95:4-5

 Mark & Carolyn


created and documented by your new best friends 

A Stress-Free wedding day Designed just for you.

What is a storybright ELOPEMENT Experience?

When you choose to elope with us, you're opting out of the kind of day that the "wedding industry" says you "must have" to be happy.

You've probably realized already that a blowout party at a huge impersonal venue just isn't your style. You're in search of something more authentic, more organic - more you.

When you bring us on board as your elopement planners & photographers, we guide you through our carefully crafted process to create the most amazing day for you. 

Our questionnaire gets to the heart of your vision for your day and your "why" as a couple.

We draw from years of experience traveling in the Blue Ridge Mountains & beyond to recommend locations that are the best fit for you and to draw up an itinerary for your day. 

All of our preparations lead up to your wedding day where it all comes together. While we're alongside you to document your day through photos, our mission is for you to have an unforgettable experience of joy & laughter together!

This is what you'll love about eloping with us - an experience that you'll take with you for the rest of your lives together.

The Beautiful outdoors + your love for each other = a positively magical day.

- Emma C.

StoryBright Films made our wedding day so special! Mark and Carolyn really listened to us to create a perfect and detailed plan for the day that saved untold amounts of stress and even included spot-on vendor recommendations! Sara and Rebekah came to do photography/videography and were the absolute best! They braved a very foggy mountain early in the morning to meet us. We heard repeatedly from our guests how great they were, how clear the direction was, and how patient they were to get all the shots - and we completely agree! They made us feel so at ease to be ourselves and really saw every detail. Sara and Rebekah blew away all of our expectations for wedding/elopement photography and set a new high bar.

"Absolute best!"

- MacKenzie S.

Our elopement would not have been possible without Mark and Carolyn. When we initially met with them, we didn’t have a vision in mind. We just knew we wanted a small elopement with our immediate family and a few friends. After sending us a questionnaire and sample galleries of other weddings they had done, we decided on locations for our day. They helped us find VRBO’s, catering, an officiant, etc. Without them, I highly doubt our day would have been even remotely close to what it was. Their attention to detail is unmatched. They made sure every single “want” of ours was accomplished. They crafted a perfect timeline that allowed us to enjoy our day together. Not to mention plans B-Z if the weather began to act up, or for any other unforeseen events. We highly recommend StoryBright to any couple considering eloping!

"Their attention to detail is unmatched!"

- Meagan R.

"My husband and I wanted a small, intimate wedding that truly felt like "us." We also wanted the planning process and the day-of to be as least stressful as possible! Obviously, we also wanted amazing pictures to commemorate our day. With Mark and Carolyn's help, we were able to put together the most beautiful day that fulfilled everything we could have hoped for! They made everything so easy and enjoyable, I honestly could not imagine having gone through the process with anyone else. Our family originally felt that we had paid too high a price for photographers, but after experiencing the day planned and coordinated by Mark and Carolyn, they agreed that the service was well worth the price even before seeing how the pictures came out! Of course, the photos were also incredible!! "

"Well worth the price!"

reviews directly from our couples

Why you will love eloping with us

Everything you need to know + Insider INfo on how to plan your elopement budget

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Let's create the wedding day of your dreams