Couple brave freezing weather for wedding on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A California couple and their photographer traveled to Mount Everest to capture one of the most epic weddings ever.

In March, Ashley Schmieder and Jason Sissom eloped to Nepal, along with adventure photographer Charleton Churchill.

The couple traveled to Everest’s base camp at an elevation of 17,600 feet, where they traded their climbing gear for a gown and tux.

We are still amazed. This couple married at Everest Base camp long before even the hoards of climbers came to set up their tents, where the only noise was the wind, ice and rock crunching below our feet, thundering avalanches, gas stoves blazing, and birds flying around. It was peaceful. Even though we were beat up, cold, and tired, there was still some energy left to enjoy the surroundings and get married. Here Ashley and James take a moment after their ceremony to enjoy the mountains that surround them. Again, thank you everyone for your support for making this wedding a viral national and international buzz. . Read the full story on the link below my bio above. Also visit our new YouTube channel we just set up, to watch our videos of behind the scenes. We will be posting more. www.youtube.com/charletonchurchill . . #LiveLargeStaySmall #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #weddingphotographer #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #bride #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest #charletonchurchill

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They kept their boots on, though.

Can I say thank you to everyone. Our Mount Everest adventure wedding has become much bigger than I'd ever thought originally in 2012. It has virally captured national and international headlines, so much that my website crashed earlier today with an overload of people visiting, but it's back up now. This continuing story is trending in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other regions, my phone and email have been buzzing non-stop, we have interviews scheduled, even going Live in Australia's top rated talk show on the weekend. . I have been contacted by a cable network for a possible show. If you Google this wedding, you'll see coverage, even ESPN chimed in. Anyway, thank you everyone for the encouragement and support. I can't read nor respond to many of the emails, posts, messages, etc., but I do appreciate you all, and James and Ashley especially recognize your support. They cherish all your stories and comments. If you have any stories where you hear this wedding mentioned, please do share, tag us on Facebook or instagram. . You can also visit our new YouTube channel we just set up to watch our videos of behind the scenes. We will be posting more. www.youtube.com/charletonchurchill . . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #weddingphotography #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #adventurous #junebugweddings #bridalfashion #weddingphotographer #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #brides #goplaces #adventurevisuals #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest

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The couple then traded vows and rings on the side of the colossal mountain.

Our Mount Everest Adventure wedding story has gone viral, national and international, with over 50k shares alone in the last day from the UK's Daily Mail post, now Cosmopolitan, Yahoo Style!, Self, Huffington Post, contacted by the Today Show, VanityFair Italy, BoredPanda, KCRA, trending #2 in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland,… read the full story and view more images on my blog. I'm getting multiple media requests around the world for interviews and publications, pretty incredible. . #mteverestwedding #adventureawaits #adventurethatislife #adventurewedding #stayandwander #exploremore #weddingphotos #keepitwild #getlost #visualsgang #destinationwedding #thegreatoutdoors #finditliveit #getoutdoors #getoutstayout #hikerslife #theoutbound #himalayas #goplaces #choosemountains #charletonchurchillphotography #visualsoflife #weddinginspo #everestbasecamp #mteverest #charletonchurchill #weddingdress #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer

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Despite the near-zero degree temperatures and blistering winds, the stunning backdrop resulted in some amazing moments.