Kristi + Thomas’ Old Edward Inn Wedding!

We couldn’t resist sharing a few teasers from Kristi and Thomas’ Old Edwards Inn wedding (at the farm!) More to come later!

Shout out this all-star set of wedding professionals that made this day rock!

Wedding coordinator – Mary Bell Events
Venue coordinator – Sara Brown with The Farm at Old Edwards Inn
Dress Designer – Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
Where you purchased your dress – Nordstrom
Makeup artist – Wendy and Christie with Blush Asheville
Hair designer – Amanda with Blush Asheville
Floral designer – The Bloom Room
Caterer – Old Edwards
DJ or Band – Cashmere
Officiant -Tim Lolley with Blue Mountain Weddings
Cake designer – Sugar Cloud

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Caroline + Erin’s Grove Park Inn Wedding!

As Asheville wedding photographers we have seen and walked into a lot of different situations on a wedding day. But there is a first time for everything. (See below!)

Poor Caroline was in the Urgent Care the whole morning of her wedding day. She had been sick to her stomach the WHOLE night before with either food poisoning or a stomach bug. (Thus the saltines and water below!)
I, Meriah was quite impressed by her amazing attitude despite being sick the night before. And can I just say, she can rock some red lipstick!!
We love weddings at the Omni Grove Park Inn Mountain View Terrace. This view can’t be beat!

We love detail shots with the mountains!

Such a jolly group of people!

Erin’s details were on point!

The moms.
These two. Caroline and her mom have such a cool relationship. They don’t even mind sharing lipstick! 😉
Shout out to Brown Florist for these amazing flowers!

I would say Caroline cleans up pretty well despite being so so sick the night before!
First look with dad.

These guys!
Those red lips though… <3

This bridal party was one of our favs. They created SUCH great moments with Caroline and Erin.
That hang out time before ceremony.
Let the ceremony begin!

That view and this kiss is everything.
These two can rock the vogue/GQ look for sure!
But they also have THE BEST smiles.

Onward to the reception!

Welcome and toast time!

First Dance.
Parent dances.

The beauty at the Grove Park.
Erin plays in a band! They entertained us for the evening and created a really fun dancing atmosphere.
So much fun dancing!

Erin even jumped in to play a song or two.
Rose toss!
Last song!
Congrats Caroline and Erin! Thank you so so much for allowing us to share in your amazing day.

Now enough from us, here is a bit more from the couple!

A bit about Erin: Erin is a jazz trumpet performer and aspiring web developer. He is a local of Cincinnati, OH and loves to eat Skyline Chili!

How did you meet? Erin was a band director and I (Caroline) was hired by the school to teach their summer band camp for rising 6th grade flute students. Erin was instantly interested when I complimented the Star Wars poster in his office (lol). I rejected him at first but his charm and positive energy ultimately won me over.

Describe your first date? Erin picked me up at my apartment in a suit, clean car, and jazz music playing. I arrived to the door in jeans. He still makes fun of me for being so underdressed on our first date. I tried to explain to him later that southern girls are just a bit more casual! Erin has been overdressed for everything since he has been born.

How long have you been together? 3 years this fall

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple? Since we are both musicians, we go out to see live music if we aren’t performing ourselves. We also enjoy cooking together in the kitchen and hosting our friends at our apartment. We also have two cats that we are pretty crazy about.

Who popped the question and HOW? Erin popped the question on a high school band field trip to NYC. The whole band was on the top of the empire state building and he proposed in front of the kids! It was cute because they are the reason that we met. I was clueless that he was going to propose on the trip. He had been carrying the ring in his backpack the whole trip!

Why did you pick Asheville and the Grove Park Inn? Explained that part above 🙂 I couldn’t imagine NOT getting married in Asheville in my hometown! Way better than Cincinnati – there was no debate.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day? Erin – excited? We were both sick if you don’t remember!

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (Cake, dress, special item?) Erin said his bride! We both loved the band – it was all of our Cincinnati friends which made it special and they totally rocked.

How many guests attended the wedding? 119

What did you and your guests eat at the reception? Salad, steak and potatoes, cake.  We also had a s’more roasting outside.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? TWO flavors!! 2 layers a white cake with raspberry fill and one layer champagne with apricot. We only got one bite of cake when we first cut it 🙁

What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day? Definitely me going to Urgent Care the day of the wedding. Maybe not funny, but completely RIDICULOUS.

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it? “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” – sung live by our friend Rio. Erin picked the song because….”I can’t help falling in love with you…duh!” (I’m sorry, he is so cheesy)

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?

Erin said “my beautiful bride” – I am about to throw up hahaha.

I can’t believe how much FUN we had dancing with our band and friends/family. I worried that people wouldn’t have fun but I don’t think that was the case.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?  Buy a house – and get three more cats, ha ha.

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Asheville Senior Photographer’s Session Special!

Attention rising high school seniors!

For the month of September we are running a special for senior photo sessions!
Normally $350.00, now Only $250.00 (plus tax)

We absolutely love chillin’ with the Seniors! Having both worked in youth ministry in the past we know how amazing young adults are and how special this time is in your life. It would be our pleasure to capture in photos your unique personality and beauty. Scroll down to see the details.

This is what is included…
* 30 minute mini session with one photographer. Meriah hangs with the gals.  Michael with the fellas.
* 30 to 50 digital images with the rights to have them printed
* All images will be placed on an online gallery. You can download digital images from this site, share photos with family/friends, and have professional prints shipped from this site.

A few guidelines… 🙂
* Has to be on weekday evening in September. Limited space available.
* One outfit (As we want to use all of the 30 minutes shooting, but you can throw on a cap and
gown if you have one!)
* Has to be one of these 3 locations: Arboretum, Botanical Gardens, or downtown Asheville.
NOTE: we are open to other locations within Asheville City limits. Such as one location on Biltmore estate as long as everyone involved has passes.
To book us or for more info go to the contact section at the top of this blog.
Here is a bit of our portfolio but to see more check out our gallery on our website here —> Asheville Senior Photographer

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