Now we here! Here as in the top of Mount Everest that is. Adventure-seeking couple, Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson, were both drawn to the idea of eloping during an incredible vacation. Little did they know just where that idea would take them. They researched and planned for a year and then schlepped everything they needed from California to get married on the infamous Nepal mountain.
The pair had previously climbed as high as 14,000 feet before. They spent three weeks trekking up to a Mount Everest base camp 17,000 feet above sea level, encountering altitude sickness and near-frost bite on this particular climb. The entire journey was documented by specialist adventure wedding photographer Charleton Churchill, who traveled with Schmeider and Sisson from California. And the photos? Absolutely stunning! The conditions behind the scenes were a little less than desirable, but that didn’t stop the pictures from coming out beautifully.
On the wedding day, the temperature ranged from minus 5 degrees to 5 degrees. Schmieder, in particular, had to focus on keeping warm in her strapless wedding dress. The couple wore boots, beanies and sunglasses with their black-tie attire, and Schmieder ultimately covered her arms with a wrap. The daring couple exchanged vows and rings at base camp and every moment was captured by Churchill. You can view photos from the whole adventure here.
Consider taking your wedding day to new heights like these newly weds and devour the details of an unforgettable start to your marriage! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Sisson!