Hannah and Tyler’s Black Mountain Engagement Session

Meet BellaRose’s sweet 1st grade teacher, Hannah and her fiance Tyler! I am so excited to be photographing their wedding at Brown Farm Events this fall. When we were discussing possible times for the engagement session Hannah knew that she wanted take the photos when it was snowing and in the woods. We had a few dustings but we always thought we might get a bigger snow.  I am sure thankful that we held out and waited for this snow storm to hit Asheville. I had the perfect location for this enchanted forest engagement session!  It was so much fun, and cold! I always love to take engagement pictures in a different season than when the wedding happens.  So the next time I photograph this cute pair the light and setting will be golden.  Perfect for me, my two favorite colors white and gold!
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asheville engagement pictures

asheville engagement pictures

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I just adore these trees and this picture below. The perfect enchanted forest!

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asheville engagement pictures

asheville engagement pictures

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snowy engagement pictures

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Ryan and Sarah’s Wolf Mountain Winery Wedding

It seems to be that when the weather is cold and there is snow on the ground I go back in my mind to these beautiful fall weddings.  Today I am going back to this Wolf Mountain Winery wedding in beautiful Dahlonega, Ga.

Ryan and Sarah had a GORGEOUS wedding day.  It was a little warmer then usual for October but the sun shined the whole day.  It was perfect!

I especially loved their first look between the grape vines in the vineyard.  Have I ever told you how much I love first looks on the wedding day? It makes the day so much less rushed and calms nerves between the bride and groom.  I mean you are there for each other any way, why not face the day together! I do get walking down the aisle to your groom though.  It really is such a surreal moment.  That is what I chose to do, but honestly I don’t even think first looks were invented way back when I got married 10 years ago:)!

Also I must give an enormous shout to my second shooter and good friend Betsy McPherson. She was invaluable to me on the wedding day! Thanks for driving up from Atlanta to work with me!

Thank you also to Sarah and Ryan! I had such wonderful time getting to know you and photographing your wedding.  Hopefully these golden fall photos will help warm you up!
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Will and Ashley’s Century Room Wedding, Asheville

I am always a little devastated when a wedding is over! I know that there won’t be as much communication between my couples and me.  Leading up to a wedding we are meeting, taking engagement pictures, emailing back and forth, having phone conversations and once the wedding is over it is time for my couples to begin their lives together and focus on one another and not “the big day”.  It is wonderful for them and a little sad for me.  I truly love all my couples! Will and Ashley and their sweet daughter Sophia are no exception.  I had so much fun meeting with them and talking to them about parenthood and wine and weddings.  I loved going to Chattanooga on rainy day and taking their engagement picture.  It just rained the whole time and we were all wet, but had a blast! Their wedding day was the most beautiful fall day.  The light at streaming through the leaves was perfect! I could have photographed in that little yard all day.  Thank goodness one of the best Asheville wedding planners was there keeping me on track! Emily McCollin of Occasions by Emily is one of the sweetest, kindest, most efficient people I know! I am so thankful she referred Will and Ashley to me! It was an amazing day!

Planner- Occasions By Emily

Floral- Occasion by Emily

Brass Quartet- Allegro Music

Hair and Makeup- Water Lily

Venue- Century Room

Catering- Pack’s Tavern

Cake- Short Street Cakes

DJ- Parkway DJ

Rentals- Classic Event Rental

Transportation- Elite Limousine

Rehearsal Dinner- Lexington Avenue Brewery

 

 

So fun taking pictures in downtown Asheville.

 

Different types of wines were the table names.

 

Ariana and Matt’s Asheville Wedding

On this dreadfully cold day I love looking back at the Asheville wedding of Ariana and Matt. Their wedding was my last wedding of 2013, and one day after my own 10 year anniversary.  That is significant because Matt and Ariana had their reception at my very own reception site, On Broadway run by Celine and Company Catering.  It felt like a homecoming for me! Ariana had a beautiful DIY vintage feel to her wedding.  Multi color ribbons hung in a square over the dance floor making it feel like its own space.  Before we got to the reception though I joined Ariana, Matt, friends, and family at The Pines Cottages where everyone got ready. Later the wedding party took The Trolley Company’s trolley to St. Lawrence Basilica in downtown Asheville.  I was so thankful to Sara Jane Case for 2nd shooting with me during the ceremony.  Thank you for the beautiful work!

After the ceremony Ariana and Matt walked out of the Basilica to all their guests waving beautiful ribbons.

The wedding party, and myself, along with Ariana and Matt walked to the reception site, On Broadway.  It was such a fun walk with horns honking and shouts of congratulations.  I love how much people love seeing a groom and a bride.  It is like a special treat for people! A bride and groom never fail to bring a smile to passersby.

After walking to the venue we then all loaded the trolley and were able to drive around Asheville and ended up in Black Mountain for fun sunset mountain pictures.  We were chasing the light for sure and it was a wonderful adventure.  I was so thankful that Ariana set aside a big chunk of time on her wedding day to take beautiful wedding photos!

I hope you enjoy the photos and that they warm your heart on this cold cold day!

Other vendor credits not already mentioned:

Hair: Katie M Hair

Flowers: Urban Farm Girl

Coordinator: Kelly Brooks of Events by Kelly

Catering: Celine and Co. Catering

 

Love the bobble head groomsmen gifts!

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Asheville wedding photo

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Loved the beautiful soft color palette of the flowers.

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The Basilica of  St. Lawrence is so gorgeous for a wedding ceremony.  So much history and beautiful art.

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A wedding walk through downtown Asheville!

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Sunday Grant Photography

Aren’t those ribbons gorgeous!! I wish I had thought of that!

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Sunday Grant Photography

Sunday Grant Photography

Sunday Grant Photography

Sunday Grant Photography

Now to start the party!

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Asheville wedding photography

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Asheville wedding photo

Sunday Grant Photography

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Asheville wedding photo

Asheville wedding photo

Asheville wedding photo

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I know I say this about every wedding, but can we please go back and redo this day!!

 

Scott and Catherine’s Black Mountain Wedding

 

I adore this Black Mountain Wedding and I adore this couple! I loved that Catherine wore her mom’s wedding dress.  The dress used to be long sleeved and high collared.  Catherine’s seamstress did an amazing job making the dress more modern.  They used her mother’s veil to lengthen the dress since Catherine is taller then her mom.  I really just could not get over how beautiful and special this dress was! It makes me sad that I did not buy a quality wedding dress of my own, especially since I have two little girls now! Oh well!

Catherine and Scott are such a pleasure to be around.  I am thankful that we live in the same town and that I get to run into them still! They bring so much joy to where ever they go.

Ceremony: St. James Episcopal Church Black Mountain

Reception: The Monte Vista Hotel Black Mountain

Flowers: Urban Farm Girl

Ice Cream Cake: The Hop

Bluegrass Band: Town Mountain

Beer: Pisgah Brweing

So excited to see Scott for their 1st look!

Loved take pictures of the two of them on the fire escape!

Yay! Just Married!

They had a bagpiper lead the guest from the church to the reception venue just a block away.

I was pretty obsessed with this ice cream cake from The Hop in Asheville.  Each layer was a different flavor.  Ice cream cake is my all time favorite! My husband asks me every year what I want for my birthday and I tell him an ice cream cake.  He has yet to take me seriously!

I mean seriously, look how sweet these two are during their first dance!

I also love love love seeing past couples (and friends) of mine! Remember Kasia and Joey and their beautiful St. Lawrence Basilica wedding from a couple of years ago?

They also had town mountain play.

My sweet friends Scott and Kathleen.  Scott and his wife Katherine own The Merry Wine Market in Black Mountain.  It is the best wine shop around!

Love hearing Town Mountain play.

What a perfect evening! I loved how they kept everything local to Black Mountain! Hard to believe this wedding has come and gone.  It is nice to look back at these beautiful photos and this endearing couple on this winters day!

Thank you so much Catherine and Scott!