On top of the world! Couple spend three WEEKS trekking through the snow to tie the knot on Mount Everest (and the bride STILL wears a wedding dress)
James Sissom, 35, and Ashley Schmieder, 32, from California, tied the knot at Mount Everest Base Camp
Couple faced difficult terrain, altitude sickness and sub-zero temperatures on the gruelling three-week trip
Every moment was captured by a specialist wedding photographer who achieved breathtaking results.
Every couple wants their wedding day to be one to remember, but this couple went above and beyond to make sure theirs was unlike any other.
James Sissom, 35, and Ashley Schmieder, 32, from California, travelled thousands of miles and spent days trekking through the snow to tie the knot on Mount Everest.
The adventurous newlyweds, who spent a year planning the trip, braved freezing temperatures, gruelling terrain and altitude sickness on their way to Everest Base Camp, where they exchanged vows at 17,000ft above sea level.
On top of the world: James Sissom and Ashley Schmeider travelled thousands of miles to tie the knot on Mount Everest
Gruelling: The adventurous couple, pictured, spent months training for the three-week trek to Everest Base Camp
Touch of tradition: Ashley slipped into her breathtaking strapless wedding gown inside the team’s tent, pictured
Ashley said: ‘After much deliberation, we decided a traditional wedding was not the right fit for us. As much as we would have loved to share our special day with our family and friends, we were both drawn to the idea of eloping during an incredible vacation.
‘We both are avid lovers of the outdoors and had experience at altitude up to 14,000 feet, but we knew the three week Everest Base Camp trek would be far more physically and mentally demanding than anything we’ve experienced.’
While the ceremony was certainly unconventional, the couple brought a touch of tradition to the occasion with their outfits. Ashley looked radiant in a figure-hugging embellished gown while James looked dashing in a suit.
Unforgettable: The couple were snapped by specialist adventure wedding photographer Charleton Churchill
Dramatic: The newlyweds were captured in their wedding finery against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountain range
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