As Asheville wedding photographers, we love that every wedding is different. We love the big, go-all-out weddings and the small, intimate weddings all the same. But this wedding is one of my all time favorites. Maybe because it was family, maybe because it was in my hometown, maybe because I use to play in the backyard where the wedding was held. There is an intimate nature to a backyard wedding that Michael and I adore. We love the laid back approach. The relaxed feel without any pressure and the focus on simply having a great time together. Just family and close friends here and it made for a fun, story telling, corn hole playing, hammock laying, and a good eatin’ kind of time.

Here are some of our favorite moments from Heather and Danny’s backyard wedding!

Wedding Coordinator: Leesha Setzer
Makeup and Hair: Brittany Cassida
Dress Design: Justin Alexander
Catering: Prissy Clark and Pam Martin
Cake: Cathy Berlin
Minister: Josh Hyde

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This heart was pinned in the inside of Heather’s dress. It was a piece of everyone in her family’s life that had passed away.
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First look sweetness!
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I love their tattoos! As you can see it was a theme in the wedding. It was actually the verse Michael and I used in our own personal wedding invites and programs almost 7 years ago!
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Mom as her daughter walks the aisle.
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Danny’s beautiful daughter Maddie.
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The bride’s son, Nash and the Groom’s daughter Maddie have a really special relationship already!
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Cake smashing fun! We love getting to capture that.
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When the Heather and Danny were doing their first dance, Nash, the bride’s son decided to join them. Then Danny’s daughter joined in and it became the “family first dance”
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This Father/Daughter dance was so precious. What a beautiful relationship.
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Check out some more photos from this amazing day!

  • Brian clements - Awesome pics…. amazing !!!! Beautiful bride and not so bad looking hunk a of man….

Could this couple smile any more?! We first met Michelle and Haines when Michelle was in Ingrid and John’s wedding last October. We were so excited that they also chose us to capture their wedding day.

We were so blessed by this wedding party and the family of Michelle and Haines. They were all so sweet and funny and welcomed us right into their group. We felt more like friends than hired hands.

The wedding was at Pretty Place/ Symmes Chapel at the YMCA camp in South Carolina (Near Brevard NC). Michael and I had never shot there and were amazed at the view! It was simply breath taking. There was a beautiful breeze and, even though it was June, it felt amazing up there!

The lighting during this ceremony was a bit of a technical challenge from the back of the ceremony site where Michael generally shoots from. Michelle, Haines and their wedding party stood under the pavilion in the shade. So in order to get them properly exposed as well as the bright back ground of the mountains we had to use 2 off camera flashes. We don’t usually like to use off camera lighting because it can potentially be a distraction during the ceremony but we ok’d it with Michelle and Haines and because NOBODY was looking at us or our flashes (they were looking at that beautiful couple and the beautiful scenery) we totally got away with it.

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Lets back up to the beginning of the day! Michelle got ready at a friend’s home in Brevard. I was in love with the “country cottage” type feel of this home. It makes the detail shots all the more fun.
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Michelle adjusting her veil. What a beauty!
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And this fella can rock a suit!
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First look moments.
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This stunning bouquet was done by Floressence Flowers
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No ceremony decorations needed with a backdrop like that! Just a wreath and a fiddle player. Shout out to the violinist Drayton Aldridge!
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That precious moment when the flower girl looses her shoe and Haines (The groom) bends down to put it back on for her… Priceless.
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I love that even though there was a first look and Michelle and Haines had already seen each other, she still cried and got emotional. This was the moment she was going to marry her love. We all cried a bit I think! This moment was beautiful.
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Haines was a happy man though!
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Proud Daddy
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Sweet Mother of the Bride
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We loved the ceremony performed by Shelly Webb. She added so much depth and meaning into the message and was such a pleasant person to work with.
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Grandparents of the bride.
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The reception was in Sherwood Forest… no really. And of course there was a Robin Hood Barn in Sherwood Forest.
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We loved the simple elegance of this barn and how Michelle and Haines’ family and friends had decorated it!
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One of my favorite touches was the plates. Each and every one was different!
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Another favorite detail of the reception! So clever.
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First Dance!
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Some of our favorite moments were during the toast. “Laughter among tears are my favorite emotion”- Steel Magnolias (movie)
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Ok, so I have to give these two fellas a huge shout out! One of the BEST… ok, the BEST cover band I have heard to date. Evan and Dana played everything from Frank Sinatra to Blue Grass to to Hip Hop (Nelly, Sir Mix-A-lot, Rob Base) to dance music (Cotton-Eyed Joe, LMFAO) to Modern Rock. And there were only 2 of them! We were impressed at their ability to keep the dance floor hopping as well as interact with the crowd. They gave us all many laughs especially when they sang “Wait Til He Gets His “Haines” On You” during the garter toss.
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Friends and Family held mason jars with candles for the exit. So beautiful!
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Shout out to these friends and wedding professionals that pulled off this fabulous wedding.
Ceremony Venue:Pretty Place/ Symmes Chapel
Reception Venue: Robin Hood Barn
Wedding Coordinator: Allison Vallotton (Family friend)
Makeup: The bride!
Hair: Hair Mechanix- Erin Ashworth
Ceremony music- Violinist Drayton Aldridge
Floral: Floressence Flowers
Catering: Black Eyed Susans Catering (YUM!)
Minister: Shelley Webb
Band: Evan and Dana
Videographer- Zack Hubbard and Corey

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  • Linda &Frank. Vesci , Jr - Lisa and I were very impressed with photography you all captured precious moments that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
    Thank you all do e a fantastic job, every thing just fell into lace.

    God Bless Michelle and Haines On their very special day.

    Linda and Frank

Here’s a peek into a gorgeous wedding at the Grove Park Inn. Lauren and Jamey had a June wedding and we were so happy to be a part of their special day. This was a lively crowd and we loved getting to meet their families and spend some time shooting all of their goofy sides in our photo fun center. We even got to photograph Lauren’s brother’s special announcement. (See slider photos below!)

Lauren’s daughter and Jamey’s daughter and son filled the roles as the wedding party. It’s always a treat to have children and teenagers in the mix and there were some really special moments with them.

This is our second time shooting at the sunset terrace and we really enjoy it. The views are a perfect fit for the Asheville area and, since it faces the west, the views of the sunset are great. There are also great settings (like the golf course) and backdrops (architecture/rock walls of Grove Park Inn) for photographing a bride and groom.

Congratulations Lauren and Jamey!

Venue Coordinator – Erin Pangerl with Grove Park Inn
Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero
Make-up Artist and Hair Design – Amanda Anderson and Heather Fisher with Dollbox Productions
Floral Design – Jennifer Christian with Grove Park
Catering – Grove Park
DJ – Chuck Hedrick (Booked though the amazing East Coast Entertainment)
Photo Fun Center- Mozingo Photography
Minister – Fred Werhan
Cake Design – Grove Park

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I loved Lauren’s grandmother’s ring. Lauren wore it at the wedding in memory of her.
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Father and son tie tying apprenticeship!
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This amazing bouquet was done by Jennifer Christian of Grove Park Inn
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The VERY delicious cake was made by Grove Park Inn
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Check out more of this fantastic wedding below! We particularly love the cake smashing shots.:)

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  • Michele Thompson - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!! The location, the dress, flowers, everything, just WOW!!!! So happy for you guys, I don’t of 2 more deserving people!! :)

  • Michele Thompson - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!! The location, the dress, flowers, everything, just WOW!!!!

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