Every couple hopes for beautiful weather on the day they're taking their engagement pictures. Usually that means warm temperatures, picture-perfect sunshine, no wind – or at most a light breeze to make hair bouncy, but not disheveled – and if they're lucky, an Instagrammable sunset.
Twentysomething lovebirds Morgan Daye and Josh Morris, both students at The Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Alabama went in a completely different direction, however, when they decided to take their pictures in the middle of December at Bald River Falls in Tennessee. The couple had been to the falls many times while they were dating, so it no doubt held a special place in their hearts – but not like it was on the day of their shoot, when it was 25 degrees, and the falls were FROZEN.
They enlisted their friend Kellie Elmore (of Kellie Elmore Creative) to help capture the moment, and wow was it worth it:
“It was my wedding gift to them,” Elmore told People. “But we didn’t expect the waterfall to be frozen. It was majestic.”
You may be thinking "omg, that must have been SO COLD," and you'd be totally correct. ("Super cold," Elmore noted.) The couple was unfazed by the weather, however, because they knew the end results would be worth it. Daye wore snowboots under her dress so she could dance and move easier in the snow.
“When we got there we were just amazed how it looked in real life,” Elmore told People. “There were tons of people there, but they happily moved out of the way for us.”
The couple plan to get married on May 11 – presumably without a snowy backdrop, because, you know, how do you get better than this?! Check out the rest of these pretty pics below:
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