Asheville Weddings

MARRIED: Kate + Chazz by Carrie Turner

So much of Kate and Chazz's wedding day was drawn directly from who they are as individuals and as a couple. They chose a beautiful outdoor venue, nestled in the mountains, where friends and family could camp along the creek, just steps from the ceremony site. The whole day was colorful and bright, with flowers from Blue Ridge Blooms, floral and vintage-inspired attire, and a fantastic dessert table (including macarons!) from 50Fifty. Their reception was decorated with paper heart garlands cut from maps and their guest book was a set of vintage postcards, thanks to their fondness for travel and exploration. Their love of nature and the outdoors infused their favors - packets of wildflower seeds - and even their choice of footwear: they changed into bright blue Chaco sandals during their reception. The groom's cousin had the sandals custom made just for the event. Even their wedding bands include leaves representing trees native to the various parts of the country in which they have lived. All of this, plus warm, friendly people and dream-like lighting, made this wedding day a photographer's dream. It was such a joy to share in their day and to create some beautiful images for them to remember it. All my best wishes to you both!! xoxo 

My sincere thanks to the talented professionals who helped make this day so beautiful:

Venue: Brahma Ridge Event Center • Wedding Planner: Events by Kiersa • Hair/Makeup: Lola

Second Photographer: Kendra Stanley-Mills

Flowers: Blue Ridge Blooms • Catering: Homegrown

Cake and Dessert Table: 50Fifty the Art of Dessert • Band: Soulution

 

MARRIED: Mandalin + Hunter by Carrie Turner

I loved this wedding. I had the chance to get to know Mandalin and Hunter well during the wedding planning, from shooting an engagement and bridal session for them, and also because I had the good fortune of photographing Mandalin's sister Caroline's wedding. There were great moments, beautiful light, gorgeous details, sequins (!), and a cat photobomber during the bride and groom portraits. It meant so much to me to see my photos used throughout the celebration as well - in the guest book, in a beautiful printed portrait from Mandalin's bridal session, and in the lining of the groom's jacket. It was a lovely day, in so many ways, and I was honored to be there both to celebrate with my clients who've become my friends, and to photograph their beautiful wedding. 

Getting Ready Location: Engaged Asheville • Hair and Makeup: Dollbox Productions 

Venue and Catering: Celine and Company On Broadway • Flowers: The Bloom Room

Cake: Andrea Hollifield • DJ: Spinfire Entertainment

Second Photographer: Nick King