Caitlin + Ian’s Pretty Place and Key Falls Inn Wedding!

Caitlin and Ian had a stunning Pretty Place wedding ceremony and a super fun reception at Key Falls Inn!

At this weddingIt occurred to me that as a wedding photographer I get to ride around in limos more than I would ever get to, ha ha!   Since Caitlin and Ian’s Ceremony and Reception location were 45 minutes apart this ride broke the record for me.

This wedding… you guys!! It was so sweet. “Sweet?” You say? Yes!! Ian was so so eager to marry his bride Caitlin. They have been together since middle school ya’ll! And they were both so very excited to be finally getting married.

More from us throughout the blog, but we have to give a shout out to these vendors that made this day possible…

Wedding coordinator – Cecily Lawson
Venue coordinator – Bryan Grosvenor at Key Falls Inn
Dress Designer – Casablanca
Where you purchased your dress – Jo Lin’s Bridal of Irmo, SC
Makeup artist – Brittney Rice at Flawless: Asheville Airbrush Makeup + Hair Design
Hair designer – Haley at Flawless: Asheville Airbrush Makeup + Hair Design
Floral designer – Frank Hardin at Hardin’s Gardens
Caterer – The Pavilion at Key Falls Inn
DJ or Band – Marcus Lester at Class & Sound Entertainment
Officiant – Pastor Ben Sloan
Cake designer – Melissa James at Key Falls Inn
Rental company – Classic Event Rental of Asheville
Limo or car service – The Trolley Company
Videographer – Peak of the Mountain Productions
Wedding hashtag- #oncloudcarlson

And last but not least shout out to Caitlin’s mom Kathleen for all her hard work in helping Caitlin plan her big day!

 

Artwork on these invitations were done by Caitlin’s sister Anna! They were super stunning.

Brittney and Haley from Flawless did an amazing job on Caitlin’s makeup and hair!


Caitlin and her mom have such a close relationship. I loved how much Kathleen helped Caitlin on her wedding day.


Caitlin wrote letters to her parents.

Some fun moments before ceremony at the Key Falls Inn waterfall!


These two!! So beautiful and dapper!

Limos and drinks.


The ceremony was held at Pretty Place (Symms Chapel) The views simply take your breath away.

Matthew Dickerson played the hammer dulcimer and he was simply fantastic! He played the same song that was played at my parent’s wedding over 40 years ago. (Annie’s Song by John Denver.) My heart melted.


Father of the bride.

Her smile though… its soooo contagious!


SO many sweet moments at this wedding.


These are some of my favorite shots… Michael hangs out and captures candids of friends and family waiting to have their photos taken while Meriah is taking the family photos.

A pretty bride, a pretty place.


Onward to the reception at Key Falls Inn! That road down from Pretty Place is quiet curvy… Caitlin may or may not have ended up in the floor at one point. 🙂



Dancing and hanging out by the falls.


Now to do the choreographed first dance for everyone!

Toast time!

Congrats Caitlin and Ian! Thanks for being awesome and so very cool to be around and work with!

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Megan + Michael’s Biltmore Engagement Session

Megan contacted us a few months ago and asked if we would do her Biltmore engagement session with the recently installed Chihuly exhibit. Now, we have shot at Biltmore more times than I can count but I had no idea what this exhibit was all about! We were pleasantly surprised that there were indeed a lot of pieces around the house and gardens. And since I love color so so much I was creatively inspired by the pieces of art.

Can I also just say that this couple has super duper amazing chemistry?!?! They were afraid they were going to feel and look awkward in the photos but their natural love for each other SHOWED so very well. I might have given them a little posing direction and they created the moments 😉





Along the path up from the gardens we saw this Biltmore guest. 😉


Congrats Megan and Michael! Many blessings to you as you move forward with planning your big day!

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Jill and Anthony’s Grove Park Inn Wedding

Jill and Anthony’s Grove Park Inn Wedding was spectacular! Had Jill and Anthony gotten married at 6:00pm instead of 5:30pm their wedding on the Mountain View Terrace would have been a complete wash out! However, the rain held and their day was simply perfect.

Beautiful (AND I MEAN BEAUTIFUL) couple!

Amazing location and venue.

Fantastic Planners and Wedding Professionals.

“Drop the mic great” BAND.

A super party with super people.

What more can I say! I will let the photos do the rest of the talking! 🙂


The beauty of the mountains, even on cloudy days!

Studio Flora Diva’s
craftsmanship!
J
ill’s little grandma watching her daughter get ready!

I mean they could be models! Kristen with Blush Asheville and Salon Zhenya did a fantastic job on Jill’s makeup and hair!


Jill’s brother has triplet 3 year olds. Here they are playing ring around the roses with their grandmother.

Triplet flower girls for the win!



Ring bearer and his dad.

Michael with Asheville Marriages did a great job with the service!


Flower girl moments.

After the quick rain shower we hoped back out for some quick photos around GPI.



Their reception was at the new Seely Pavilion at the Omni Grove Park Inn. This place is simply stunning!

I mean who does not want a Duck Donut wall at their wedding? Nicole and Ian with Verge Event’s had that made especially for this event!


First dance chemistry!


These are a few of our favorite moments from the reception! Jill and Anthony’s welcome speech brought some awesome laughs. Anthony actually toasted himself and Jill. 🙂 The second photo is Verge events going the extra mile to help Jill with her shoes, and the third photo is of those amazing triplet flower girls and the ring bearer, their big brother!

Toast time brought much laughter and a few tears.


Parent dances.

Cake cutting and donut sharing time.


At one point I just had to stop taking photos and watch the band Royal Suits perform! They were incredible to hear and see perform!

Ian with Verge Event’s went the extra mile and got Jill and Anthony’s dog from their room for a real quick photo opt.

Cheers to this happy couple!

Shout out to these professionals that made this day amazing!

Wedding coordinator -Nicole Riley with Verge Events (With help from Abby and Ian!)

Venue coordinator – Annie Flettrich with Omni Grove Park Inn

Dress Designer – Monique Lhuillier

Where you purchased your dress – Anne Gregory For The Bride (Pittsburgh, PA)

Makeup artist and professional champagne bottle opener :)-  Kristen Davis with Blush Asheville

Hair designer – Salon Zhenya

Floral designer – Studio Flora Diva

Caterer – GPI

DJ or Band – Royal Suits (Booked through Ellie at East Coast Entertainment)

Officiant – Mike DeSario with Asheville Marriages

Cake designer – GPI

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