It's a great feeling when you get married to your soulmate, right? It feels like you are on top of the world. What if you get married literally on top of the world, right at 17,600 feet on Mount Everest? That's doubling up your 'top of the world' feel. It's been said that love can move mountains, but sometimes love can also make you move up the mountains.
So, when 32-year-old Ashley Schmeider and 35-year-old James Sisson from California decided to get hitched on Mount Everest, little did they realize that it was no walk in the park. The couple had to train for 1 year before they could actually go to Nepal. The couple was accompanied by their photographer Charleton Churchill who suggested them the idea to get married on Mount Everest. It was an effort by the trio to escape run-of-the-mill wedding shoots.
Look at their incredible pictures.
Just when the couple found the perfect spot on the basecamp they got into the wedding dress, and the rest is history. Would you be trying something different on your wedding day too? How about mount Kilimanjaro? :)
That was the expression captured by the photographer once the couple reached the base camp. The hard work was worth it!
Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson got married on 16 Match 2017, in front of Khumbu Icefall at the base camp.
Seems like it's deep, true love. The couple has worked so hard to make everything happen!
Their ride throughout the photoshoot.
A new life begins!
What they must be thinking? Okay, we are not with family and friends, so what, we are with the majestic mountains where 99.99% never reach!
Mountains are rough and tough, while human love is gentle and fragile. And what makes the photoshoot special? It's the capturing of this contrast.
The couple had 90 minutes to eat, get married, pack their gear and travel back down the mountain via Helicopter. The result is a beautiful story.
Tough boots lead to successful marriages?
The photographer also did an exclusive shoot for the bride and here's the image.
"Walk with me, we have to spend our life together. Let's make mountains the witness. Let's fill our life with joy, togetherness and love."
Specialist adventure wedding photographer Charleton Churchill filmed the remarkable journey of the couple and took stunning photos.
According to Global News, Charleton said: 'I wanted to document a real couple getting married, the journey along the way, the pain, the happiness, the tiredness, the struggles, as well as the romantic chemistry of the couple,' he said, nonchalantly.
So what's your wedding plan? Mountains are calling.
Images via Charleton Photography