Ain’t no mountain high enough, at least for this California couple who decided to tie the knot on top of Mt. Everest.
They say that if you really want something, you’ll go to any lengths to get it. But what if you really love someone and feel on top of the world when you’re with them? Would you go on an epic hike to actually be on top of the world so you could marry them in the edgiest of ceremonies? Well, this couple did, and their entire photoshoot was breathtaking and risky to say the least. Love can move mountains, but it also moves folks to try new ways to forever remember their special day.35-year-old James Sisson and 32-year-old Ashley Schmeider wanted to get married in an epic momentum on top of the ice-cold iconic mount. But getting there wasn’t an easy quest.
The freezing temperatures, potential hypothermia, and long distances are enough to deter people from trying this themselves
But Ashley and James are no ordinary couple. The adventurous pair spent an entire year carefully planning every detail. So in sickness and in health, they embarked on a really cool adventure of their own.
They didn’t just dream of it, they trained for it!
It’s not like your average Joe can one day decide to hop on a plane and land on top of the mount and get hitched just like that. This is one of those instances where money won’t do you any good unless you’ve got determination.
If you want to access the peak, you better be ready and train hard to avoid any mishaps along the way.
That’s why they trained their bodies for a year in order to pull off this majestic wedding. But the way to the top is a hectic one, as it took them 3 weeks to reach the 17,000-foot-base camp.
The duo arrived in Nepal in March, and finally got hitched at the base camp.
But they didn’t need to mount tripods and take thousands of shots in order to pick a few photos that sort of made the cut. Oh no! They were accompanied by their talented photographer, Charleton Churchill.
He was in charge of dealing with the technical details of snapping such majestic and breathtaking pictures.
Meanwhile, Ashley and James were too busy reciting their vows and getting lost in the beauty of their love, and the epic scenery few will get to see in their lifetime. The aesthetics was simply incredible, the perfect backdrop for an adventurous couple such as these two!
They braved deep snow, ice-cold temperatures and the sort of altitude that can completely destroy you if you’re not prepared for it.
Some will say that it sort of feels like perfect preparation of what’s to come once you merge two lives together.
If they were able to pull this off, they can go through anything in life, always together, side by side.
The fantastic photoshoot proved it was all worth it in the end, and luckily, these professionals were careful enough to not risk the bad weather, and smartly planned their trip to Mt. Everest. Talk about going the extra mile!
The photographer made sure to make this photoshoot look effortless, but it in reality, it took a lot to get there.
They had to climb, hike, prepare their minds and bodies, carry on the traditional attire with them, and even put on makeup for the shoot to be a visual orgasm. But it was all worth it!
Ashley was a vision in white and managed to find the way to stand out from the mesmerizing and hypnotic views.
She made her way along the rocks while the photographer caught her as she was hauntingly walking to the spot, ready to get shot on her wedding day. This is one bride who’s willing to go to incredibly dangerous lengths to prove just how much her groom means to her.
The photographer made sure to capture the struggle they endured on the way to the Mount.
But if you ask this adventurous duo in love, they’ll probably tell you they couldn’t think of anything other than how much they wanted to be in each other’s lives.
And they wanted to commemorate it in a way that suits who they are, and what they’re capable of doing to avoid your run-of-the-mill wedding!
After all, there’s nothing “run of the mill” about these two courageous best friends and partners in life! While most people would love to have a unique wedding, very few have the backbone to climb over 17,000 foot to get it. And we wouldn’t blame them!
The two were glowing on what some would consider the happiest day of their lives.
We, on the other hand, can already tell this is the kind of couple that will go through thousands of happy days! As long as you stay strong and vow to make your partner happy, then life will for sure be full of nothing but happy days!
Some brides and grooms want your typical photoshoot at the park, and that’s beautiful as well.
Others would rather distinguish themselves and show the world what they’re all about, and what makes them so unique and different from anyone. If you love running marathons, don’t be afraid to run a marathon on your wedding day! Don’t be afraid to tie the knot at school if school’s your life.
You can set the rules of your wedding day and throw away the bouquet of rules through the window and design the ultimate wedding.
Whether it’s a super geeky Star-Wars themed wedding, a simple and tiny ceremony by the park, or an extravagant hike on top of the largest mountain ever, let your inner creativity shine and don’t be afraid to choose the best and most fun way to celebrate this incredible day, however you want to. After all, it’s your wedding day and the only goal of the day is to get you both smiling and enjoying themselves like this couple did in their very unique way!