Shelley + Michael | Four M Acres Events | Leicester, NC

Love was in the air the minute we arrived at Four M Acres Events. It rained most of the day, but that didn't put a damper on anything. We still had an amazing venue and awesome food. The owners, BJ & Melisa, are the BEST. They even surprised Shelley by lining the aisle with rose petals which we used for the couple when we did couple portraits.

There were two things that I distinctively remember on their wedding day. The first was when Shelley & Michael were getting ready to do their vows a big horn went off playing a tune not once, but at least six or seven times. The first time it was hilarious and then we were like, "Is this thing ever going to quit"? We later learned that this was the way the farmer called his horses back to the barn. The second thing I remember is Shelley's grandfather walking her down the aisle. This was a special moment. Both sides of the family were so sweet and I loved being a part of their day. I would like to thank each one of the vendors who made their day the best ever!!

Venue - Four M Acres
Cake- Publix
Caterer - Four M Acres
Groomsmen Suits - Mitchell's Tuxedos
Bridesmaids Dresses - Azazie
Tux - Mitchell's Tuxedos
Wedding Dress - David's Bridal
Invitations - Vistaprint
Hair - Katelyn & Codie
Rings - Kay Jewelers
Officiant - Wilson Bunn

Second shooter - Paige Broome

Taylor + Clay | Zion Hill Baptist Church | Asheville Wedding Photographer

I love church weddings and especially ones way out in the country with a lot of history. Taylor & Clay were married at Zion Hill Baptist Church located in Leicester, NC. It was a gorgeous day filled with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. Their colors were navy, wine and grey with hints of white and gorgeous greenery. Stargazers did an amazing job on the florals! The ceremony was simple, but elegant. They were married by Pastor Bobby Smith surrounded by their closest family and friends. I would have to say that the director of wedding, Tracy Lee, did an outstanding job on directing and decorating the church and the reception hall. She made all of the wooden signs which were AMAZING!! So much talent!! The wedding was gorgeous, the food was so delicious and this couple along with their families were a joy to photograph. We were so thankful to find a beautiful field right across the street from the church to do couple portraits.

Thank you Taylor & Clay for choosing me to document your wedding day. It was a pleasure to serve you. A huge shout out and thank you to all of the following who gave of their time and talent to make their day a success.

Venue - Zion Hill Baptist Church, Leicester, NC

Dress - David's Bridal

Florals - Stargazers

Invitations - Etsy

Cake- Cakin It Up

Director & Designer - Tracy Lee

Food - Blowing Smoke BBQ/Scott & Julie Lunsford

Assistant Photographer - Elizabeth Myers

Cheyenne & Tyler | Trinity Baptist Church | Asheville Wedding Photographer

I'm so happy to finally be able to share this sweet couple that I love dearly!! Cheyenne, you looked stunning and Tyler, so handsome. They were married by their pastor, Ralph Sexton, Jr., and Cheyenne's uncle, Zach Cicillian, at Trinity Baptist Church in the small chapel. I loved all the details of the wedding and they also chose to do a "first look", which I absolutely love doing. Tyler might have shed a couple of tears when he saw his bride for the first time. After the beautiful ceremony and family photos we did portraits of the bride and groom and then headed to the reception in the gym for a taco bar, yes a TACO BAR, my favorite!! Anyone who knows me knows I love Mexican food. Tyler presented Cheyenne with a gift, a bible with her new last name engraved on it. What a sweet gift!! I would like to thank Cheyenne & Tyler for choosing me to document your wedding day. I am very grateful and blessed to call you my friends!! I pray God blesses your life together and gives you the desires of your heart.

Many thanks to the following who gave of their time and talent to make their day special!!

Venue - Trinity Baptist Church

Officiants - Ralph Sexton, Jr. & Zach Cicillian

Wedding Dress - David's Bridal

Bridesmaids Skirts - Neesee's Dresses

Suit Jacket/Vest- Men's Wearhouse

Rings - Helzberg

Cake - Beverly Hughes

Food - Michael & Carrie Cooper

Invitations - Shutterfly

Flowers - Gudger's Flowers

Hair - Megan Ray/Just Wing It Artistry

Make-up - Kaitlin Gonzalez

Yesterday's Spaces | Britt + Tate | Asheville Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited to finally share Britt & Tate’s gorgeous wedding at Yesterday’s Spaces in Leicester. So much love for this couple who were married at this beautiful wedding venue. This was my first time shooting at this gorgeous location and I hope to be back there again real soon. Britt & Tate's wedding day was absolutely the BEST!! Britt did all the florals for her own wedding. She has such a talent!! I loved all the details and no detail was left untouched. Her dress was STUNNING unlike anything I've ever seen before. The beading on the back of the dress was fabulous!! The colors of navy and marsala with gold were used throughout the wedding details. A lot of preparation went into their wedding day and below are the ones who gave of their time and talent to make their day special and memorable!! Thank you Britt & Tate for choosing me to be a part of your wedding day. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!!

Venue - Yesterday's Spaces

Rings - Facets of Foscoe/Foscoe, NC

Florals - Britt (The Bride)

Invitations - Shutterfly

Coordinator - Georgina Johnston

Caterer - Okie Dokie Smokehouse

Cocktail Entertainment - The Bus Booth Photobooth

DJ - Jenn White

Baker - Georgina Johnston

Officiant - Cody Bullman

Wedding Dress - Bridals by Lori/Brand, Watters

Bridesmaids Dresses - David's Bridal

Groomsmen Suits - Men's Wearhouse/Brand, Calvin Klein

Kathleen + Will | Jeter Mountain Farm Wedding

Kathleen & Will were married at Jeter Mountain Farm, an amazing venue in Hendersonville, NC with mountain views, a tree farm and a huge reception area perfect for large weddings. I can’t say enough about the vendors who made their day so special. Can we take a moment to appreciate how GORGEOUS Kathleen looking in her wedding gown, absolutely STUNNING. The flowers were designed and made by Cailtyn Whitworth who was her maid of honor, truly the most gorgeous florals I’ve ever seen at a wedding. The couple chose to do a “first look” before the wedding and it was sweet with the groom shedding a few tears. There were so many special moments I remember from their wedding. One would be the details. Kathleen’s wedding band was her grandmother’s, who passed away a few months prior to their wedding. Engraved inside was her nickname, Kat. Each centerpiece on every table was amazing. The food was fantastic!! The speech her dad gave at the reception was so sweet and the wedding party was so much fun. It was great to catch up with a few of my friends from Canton and I’m especially grateful to Kathleen & Will for choosing me to document your wedding day. Thank you to all the fabulous vendors who made their day truly AMAZING!

Venue - Jeter Mountain Farm
Dress - David's Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses - Show Me Your Mumu
Suits - Men's Wearhouse
Engagement Ring - Bailey's
Ministers - Jan Brittain & Luke Christy
Flowers - Caitlyn McKinney Whitworth
Catering - Twisted Laurel
Cake - Kandi's Cakes & Bake Shop
Hair - Haley Brank
Makeup - Terran Ward (Della Terra Beauty)
Music - Megan Leigh Johnson (Carolina Music Planner, LLC)
DJ - Will Jackson

Videographer - Will Brank
Second Shooter - Paige Broome

Savannah + Mike | Trinity Baptist Church | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Savannah and Mike were married on May 23rd in the beautiful chapel at Trinity Baptist Church by Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr., her Pastor and Granddaddy.  This wedding was special to me as I have so many connections to these people and this place.  I have known Savannah most of her life and was so very honored that she asked me to photograph one of the most special days in a couples life.

After some morning showers, we were blessed with a beautiful afternoon which allowed for outdoor photographs by the huge willow tree.  This day would not have been possible without the incredible vendors that put together a flawless day from start to finish.  Thank you all for making their day amazing!!

Venue - Trinity Baptist Church

Tent and Chandelier - Classic Event Rental 

Food and Cake - Missy Sumner

Flowers - Gudger's Flowers

Dress - David's Bridal

Tux - Mitchell's Tuxedo

Hair - Emily Sikorski - Parlour 232

Makeup - Flawless 

Second Shooter - Paige Broome

Anna + Chad | Four M Acres Events | Asheville Wedding Photographer

Anna & Chad were married by Chad's grandfather at the beautiful Four M Acres Events in Leicester on May 5th.  Anna had everything ready for us to start shooting details right when we arrived.  Her colors were a beautiful palette of blush, greens and navy blue.  There was a quick rain shower and then everyone grabbed some paper towels, dried off the seats, and we were able to proceed with the ceremony.  This was my first time photographing a wedding at this venue and I would have to say BJ & Melisa did a phenomenal job with hosting and catering.  The food was awesome!!  

What I love about Anna & Chad is that they are super sweet and genuine.  They were a joy to spend the day with and I wish the two of them a lifetime of happiness and blessings!  It was hard to narrow down the blog post because there were SO many awesome images from their day so here are a few of my favorites.  Thank you to all of the incredible vendors who made their day FABULOUS!!  You guys ROCK!!  A huge thank you to Paige Broome for assisting me!!

Venue & Food - Four M Acres Events
Hair - Michelle Hester Taylor
Make-up- Kaitlin Gonzalez
Dress - Once Upon a Time Bridal & Boutique
Rings - Reeds Jewelers
Floral - Kaylynne's Briar Patch Florist    Cake - Debra Collazo                                                                                                        
Tan by Leah - Bellasole Studio

Full Gospel Christian Fellowship Wedding | Kelly + Johnathan | Waynesville Wedding Photographer

I love small beautiful church weddings and this one was filled to capacity with family and friends for the wedding of Kelly & Johnathan.  The couple had written letters to each other prior to their vows and we got to witness those special moments.  I think I was most impressed with how the fellowship hall was decorated with a complete floral backdrop for the bride and groom's table.  Kelly looked absolutely stunning in her gorgeous wedding dress that fit her perfect escorted by her dad.  The look on Johnathan's face as she walked down the aisle was priceless.  After the vows we were able to find a small patch of bamboo right beside the church for some intimate couple portraits.  Then it was on the reception where Kelly & Johnathan did a choreographed first dance and one with her father following.  So much love in one room!! I would like to thank the couple for choosing me to document their day and a huge thank you to the incredible vendors who helped make their day a fairy tale wedding!!   Here are a few of my very favorite images from their wedding day!!

Venue - Full Gospel Christian Fellowship

Minister - Neal Roland

Music - Sarah Shelton

Wedding Dress - Best Bride Prom & Tux

Floral - Sweet Bouquets Florist | Alecia Godfrey 

Hair - Tiffany Burnett Payne | Iris Salon

Make-up - Just Wing It Artistry Asheville | Megan Ray

Reception Decoration and Flower Wall - Daphne Ingram Blankenship 

Wedding Cake - Marilyn Sprouse

Second Shooter - Paige Broome

The Altamont Theatre | Barbra + Wade | Asheville Wedding Destination Photographer

The day began with Barbra & Wade getting ready at a beautiful two story house located on French Broad Avenue.  The setting was super laid back with their family and closest friends enjoying the day together.  After we had taken most of the details shots, the couple along with their wedding party, got on the Gray Line Trolley for a tour around downtown Asheville.  Their wedding was held at The Altamont Theatre.  The setting was absolutely gorgeous with the glow of candles and twinkling lights, just about as romantic as you can get.  Barbra handled every detail perfectly from the wooden name place settings and menus to the perfect little "to go" dessert boxes with a personalized sticker with their name and wedding date on it. 

Thank you Barbra & Wade for choosing me to document your wedding day and for trusting us to do what we love the most, photographing couples who are madly in love!! 

Tracy

VENDOR LOVE

Venue:  The Altamont Theatre

Dress: The White Magnolia

Videographer:  Jason Vittorio/Vittorio Film & Photo

Guitar player: Evan Thomas

Hair:  Ryann Hayes

Make-up:  Marina Buzyan

Officiant: Star Button

Catering:  Chef Michael's Catering

Cake & Desserts:  Lindsey Maddox at Sweet Elegance

Second Shooter - Dominique Phillips