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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Click the arrows to view more images of this fun wedding!

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!!!!

Ok, lets be honest. The Autumn for us photographers is “cra cra” (aka crazy). There is often a wedding or two every weekend and our weekdays are full of editing and other fall photo sessions. I also might add that in October 2013 we had a 9 month old, we bought a house, renovated it and moved. (My handy-man husband helped everyday with the renovation!) ALL in October. All this to say my blogging took a back seat in October of last year.

So in celebration of Throw Back Thursday I HAVE to share this amazing wedding with you! Ingrid and John were married at one of Asheville’s Best Wedding Venues – Homewood back at the beginning of October of last year. It was SUCH a beautiful and fun wedding. So, I need to share this amazing-ness with you!

Does Ingrid look familiar? Well if you watch the news you may just know why! Ingrid is an anchor for the local news station here in Asheville. I have always thought she was simply stunning and we are so thankful she booked us for her wedding!

John and Ingrid met here at the local news station. He is a Photographer/Videographer there as well. John isn’t just an ordinary videographer/photographer. He is an Emmy award winning one! In fact he just won 3 Emmy’s this past weekend! Congrats John!

So on this Thursday take a look back at this October wedding at Asheville’s local castle, Homewood.

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Beautiful Flowers by Asheville’s Florist- Flora!
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Fabulous makeup work by the amazing Wendy Ballance with Blush Asheville- Asheville’s Makeup Artist!
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Something Blue? I LOVED John’s shoes.
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Probably my favorite shot of the groom with the bridesmaids ever. So much fun!
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Twin flower girls? YES! They were adorable!
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The ceremony was officiated by Jeanne Sommers. (We loved her sincere messages to the couple!)
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AMAZING cake by Asheville’s Wedding Cake Designer- Tiffany’s Baking Company
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Check out more photos from this awesome wedding!

Shout out to these wedding professionals that made this day so special for Ingrid and John!!

Venue- Homewood
Venue Coordinator- Lee-Ann Loser
Makeup Artist- Blush Asheville
Hair by- Carmen and Carmen Salon
Floral- Flora
Catering- Dining Innovations
Ceremony music- Cafe String Quartet
DJ- Matt Stone-DJ
Officiant- Jeanne Sommers
Cake- Tiffany’s Baking Company
Videographer- David Saich

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