Meet our Team of Professionals

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I am a native of Western North Carolina and grew up in the Asheville area. This is my home and I love this region.


I am also a hopeless romantic and a dedicated officiant and advocate for love.

So whether you are searching for an officiant for your full day celebration or a small intimate elopement - I hope that you will give me an opportunity to assist you in planning a ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple and the love you share.


 My parents eloped over 50 years ago in a blue convertible. It's funny how history rewrites itself I eloped two years ago to the love of my life.  

  So contact me today and let's chat.....


I look forward to working with you!
~ Rev. Katrina Evans

​Lead Officiant & Owner

Welcome to Destination Elopements 

More Kind Words
Rev. Katrina with Destination Elopements WNC was a joy to work with from the very start! I really had no idea of anything except that we wanted to get married May 1st in Asheville, NC! She was always there for us promptly answering any questions (& we had a lot); place, time of day, where to eat, photographer (Ashley Steffens Photo) ! It was so nice knowing she was there for us if we had any questions, shepherding us through a process that can be daunting!

The service was so beautiful! Rev. Katrina felt like family. It was just what we wanted, we couldn't have asked for more!

Introducing Rev.Susie



Hello!  I’m Reverend Susie.  For over 12 years I have been helping couples much like you, turn a wedding day into a special and lasting memory.   I am honored to assist YOU in creating a ceremony that reflects who you are and what you have envisioned your wedding day to be.

In Graditude, 
Rev. Susie

Introducing Pastor Tommy 
Pastor Tommy is a Lead Pastor in the Asheville area. He has a soft heart and a true dedication to assisting  couples who are traveling to the Carolina's for their ceremony but their pastor is unable to be with them . He requires two pre-maritial consultations with couples before the ceremony and is dedicated to sharing his wisdom and dedication concerning marriage but with a sense of humor while also keeping to his convictions concerming marriage.

Meet our Photographers

Introducing Ashley Steffens

There are many things I don't understand, but one thing I can rely on is that life is a crazy and beautiful thing - that's why I love photography. I get to capture  moments in time, human connections and nature. I am a Film School grad and creative arts junkie. Outside of photography, I fill my time with a pottery business, talks with loved ones, and a puppy, Finnegan... who I am obsessed with. 
PHILOSOPHY
There's something breathtaking about the unique lives we live, side by side, everyday. I see each session as an opportunity to take part in this moment of your life while keeping it stress free, low key, and fun! I like to approach photography with the eye of a photojournalist and the creativity of an editorial photographer. 

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www.ashleysteffens.com


 ​With a background in both Documentary Studies and ​Anthropology, Ryan Bumgarner
(owner/operator) has learned photographic techniques and concepts through various projects and graduate education. Ryan has continued to explore the artistic sensibility and the technological advances surrounding the photographic world. He has also performed over 100 weddings. ​

Ryan has been featured in these well loved publications:
The Knot, Southern Bride, NC Wedding Pages, WNC Home and Garden, Soirees Southern Events, Martha Stewart Weddings, HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, and many more!

We have seen him work up close and not only is his work professional and lovely Ryan himself is a pleasure to be around. Destination Elopements WNC is proud to feature his work and introduce potential couples to his work.

Introducing Ryan Bumgarner

www.ryanbumgarner.com

Introducing Jeff Haffner

I BELIEVE THE SECRET TO ANY GREAT PORTRAITS IS THE CONNECTION THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS WITH THE CLIENT/SUBJECT.  MY STYLE: SIMPLE, ELEGANT, SENSUAL, AND ARTISTIC. I LOVE TO EMULATE FILM, BLACK AND WHITE, SUBTLE AND DARK, BUT DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM BOLD AND BRIGHT COLORS AND HIGH CONTRAST.

I have 25+ years of photography experience, 20+ years of Photoshop experience, and 15 years of being a professional photographer. My technical expertise is with lighting, posing, editing and developing a story. My images may look candid, but I develop that through posing, interaction, connection, lighting, developing the story, and editing the finishing product to be a beautiful piece of art.
I aim to provide a professional and personable photography experience resulting in dynamic, flattering portraits. My state-of-the-art photography, editing and retouching skills have delivered corporate and individual portraits to thousands of happy clients. Available for portraiture, weddings, model & actor portfolio development, editorial event photography, as well as other commissions. Photographing people & places for private, commercial and editorial markets.

www.jeffhaffner.com

Introducing Peak of the Mountain Productions
Peak of The Mountain is a Video (and Photo) Production team based in Asheville, NC providing professional services for any project or event all over the world. We are a team of 4 that love to explore and capture the unique once in a life  time moments that surround your special day. We provide a unique hub of wide-ranging resources and services for any of your needs--commercial OR personal.

We provide the highest quality services in Videography, Photography, Editing, Audio, and Lighting as well as creative services such as Writing, Directing, Location Scouting and more. We can even supply professional Models AND Actors-- we do it ALL.

Peak of the Mountain Productions is your "one-stop shop" for everything. And with our competitive rates, special offers and professional consultation, you get the best product at the best deal.
​https://www.peakmntfilms.com/

www.peakmntfilms.com

Introducing Stargazers Designs

True beauty is captured in nature by each and every bloom.
Our sole purpose is to convey that beauty in creative and inspiring floral designs.
All our designs are custom made to suit the needs and relay the message that our clients want to send.
At Stargazers Designs, we strive for excellence and it shows in each piece we proudly put our name on.​​


Tracy Waldrop Photography
Tracy is a Wedding and Portrait photographer located in Asheville, NC, but ready to travel anywhere for your special day!! Her passion and years of experience speaks for itself through every photo that she takes. She is dedicated to her clients and has such a sweet spirit about her that reflects from the time you contact her until the time your pictures are delivered. 

www.tracywaldrop.com