Asheville Wedding Inspiration | Film Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Photographer

If you are considering a destination wedding (and you adore mountain air and sprawling views), we're pretty sure Asheville should be on your list! We love shooting in North Carolina, and Asheville has a special place in our hearts. It's a wonderful location for a wedding and one we're always down to travel to. For this shoot, a private estate near Lake Lure provided the perfect backdrop. The entire vibe for the shoot was mountainside romance. It had a touch of boho, a little bit of modern, but at the core, still timelessly beautiful. Which y'all know is our JAM! 

The greenery bouquet was ridic (in a good way) and the place setting had a beautiful, clean/crisp feeling. The dark blue kozo paper used as place cards provided a beautiful contrast with the neutral tablescape.  And the charger plate had a really cool shape- which worked great with the softer element like the candles & fabric.

The portraits taken in the lake are some of our favorites. We love when a couple can kick-off their shoes and immerse themselves in nature. 

We were so thrilled to have this beautiful shoot featured on Wedding Chicks!!

Wedding Planner + Decor: Carrie Darling Events | Dress: RenzRags (via Etsy) | Candlesticks: Accent Decor | Table Runner: Honeysilks & Co | Florals: Blossoms by Biltmore Park | Cake: Short Street Bakery | Farmtables + Napkins: Classic Event Rentals | Hair & Makeup:  Salon Zhenya

Barnsley Plantation Wedding | Jackie + Ehren | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Are you ready to enter swoon city?! Jackie + Ehren's Barnsley Plantation wedding in Adairsville, GA was absolutely breathtaking! Every single detail was perfection- from the historic location to the lush, garden style florals, we couldn't get enough of the wedding day! 

The couple's wedding date was chosen for sentimental reasons- and simultaneously broke and touched our hearts! Jackie told us "My dad got sick a few weeks after we got engaged and I went back to Pittsburgh to be with him. He would say things like, "Please don't forget to tell me when the wedding is. I really want to be there." Ehren suggested we get married in the chapel of the hospice that Thanksgiving and I said that was ridiculous because I truly had hope that my dad would pull through as he always did. Sadly, he passed away a few weeks later and I kicked myself a lot for not getting married in that hospice chapel. So when it came time to picking a wedding date, getting married on my dad's birthday felt like the perfect way to honor him. And it was. :) 

Ehren's mom lost her dad when she was young and his parents got married on her dad's birthday as well so it was a special way to connect everyone and was so meaningful to us. "

Another thoughtful touch was Jackie's "something borrowed", which was her beautiful pair of shoes from her sister (also her Maid of Honor). 

Venue: Barnsley Gardens | Planning/Design/Florals: Elleson Events | Cake: Lana Norris | Entertainment: The TC Show | Video: Eric Bressler | Officiant: Tom Van Raaphorist | Dress: David Tutera | Shoes:  Emmy London  | Earrings: BHLDN | Rings: Dunkin's Diamonds | Groom's attire:  Black Tie Tuxedo | Beauty: Brushworx | Paper: On Three Designs

Castle Ladyhawke Mountainside Destination Wedding | Hillary & Matt | North Carolina Film Wedding Photographer

Hillary and Matt hosted their mountainside destination wedding at the gorgeous Castle Ladyhawke in Tuckasegee, NC (part of the Nantahala National Forest and about an hour southwest of Asheville, NC).  We love the Renaissance architecture of the venue- and the grounds are phenomenal!   

The couple's wedding was held outside, under a greenery arbor with views of the Forest. You could hear the slight trickle of the nearby stream and the breeze heavenly.  Just before their ceremony though - they took a moment alone together for a private Christian "foot washing" ceremony - as their first act of service to one another as husband and wife. 

For the reception, the couple & their guests dined at a family- style table beneath the sky, with copious candlelight and lush, full blooms in white, burgundy and blush/peach. 

To see more from their beautiful day visit their Style Me Pretty feature here. 

Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Planning + Florals: Elleson Events | Venue: Castle Ladyhawke | Destination Wedding Photography, Film Wedding Photographer