I knew as soon as I met Janna that I would like shooting her wedding. She and I got along fabulously and I was struck by her grace and beauty. Her smile and overall warmness made me feel like we had known each other for a long time even though we had just met! The genuine smiles and laughter she and Michael shared with one another made us know that they were very happy together, and of course, created great moments for the photos!

Janna and Michael were married at the Farm near Asheville NC. My Michael and I have grown fond of this venue, even on a rainy day! You will see from the photo below that they even have giant horses… just kidding.

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The groom’s mom made all of the desserts on this dessert table! They were a hit and I can personally say that the bourbon balls were amazing! The cake was made by the fabulous Callie’s Confections!
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The bride got ready at the Hotel Indigo. The views from the suite were amazing!
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The fella’s got ready at Janna and Michael’s home. Michael plays soccer and so do most of his groomsmen. The world cup was in full throttle and most of the getting ready happened in front of the TV so they could watch the exciting finale of the game.
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I love these moments with the bride and her siblings.
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I loved the colors in these bouquets! Props to Occasions by Emily!
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We waited out the rain and started the ceremony when it slacked off. They were determined to have that wedding outside! I am so glad they did.
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Some of the best moments of a wedding happen right after the ceremony with the family and friends.
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Even with a bit of drizzle these two couldn’t stop smiling. I especially loved when Michael asked us to give him and Janna a moment. I am not sure what he was saying to her but I loved that they both took time to “take it all in” and enjoy the moment. We could tell that they had a beautiful friendship as well as a romance.
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Let the reception begin!
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This is when the bride and groom initiated a toast with a special drink Michael’s grandfather had made. Michael’s grandfather was not able to attend the wedding so they got him on speaker phone and he was able to be a part of the toast. It was a beautiful and fun moment.
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Mother of the groom signing the “fingerprint tree”
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Luellas BBQ was a hit!
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There were truly some moving and funny moments throughout the reception. My Michael and I live to capture such moments so they live forever. This wedding had no shortage of beautiful moments.
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Shout out to these fabulous wedding professionals! Without them this day wouldn’t had been such a success!

Venue: The Farm
Coordinator: Tania with Occasions by Emily
Floral: Occasions by Emily
Dj: Mitch Fortune Productions
Officiant: Dennis Lundblad
Ceremony Music: Allegro
Catering: Luella’s BBQ
Cake: Callie’s Confections
Hair: Canvas Studio for Hair
Makeup: The Bride and Suzanne Warren

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

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