Patty + Pep’s Crest Center Wedding!

Patty and Pep had a gorgeous Crest Center wedding in June. The day was warm with the lilies in full bloom and the bride and groom were stunning!

We had not officially met Patty or Pep until their wedding day. I was automatically struck by their laid back nature and Patty’s smile. They are such a classy couple and had great chemistry together.

More from us as we reveal some of our favorite photos to tell this story.

We loved that Crest Center and Pavilion were in full summer time bloom!

Shout out to Shady Grove for the amazing floral!

Patty’s dress was super classy and I especially loved the back of it!

The first look with the bridesmaids was especially fun!

What a beautiful relationship Patty had with her parents. We just love this moment of them together.

Reading his letter.

First look with her Pep

The flower girl taking lessons from the mother of the bride.

Let the ceremony begin!

Moments with dad.

Oh my! We love sword arches!

The after ceremony hugs and smiles.

Cheers to the Mr and Mrs!

Those flowers though…

These are a few of our favorite things…

For the party later!

Now introducing…

First dance

Dancing with dad!

Dancing with mom.

We love it when the couple allows us to take them back out for sunset photos!

And what a sunset it was!

The band Creativity killed it and provided us with a killer party!

Congrats Patty and Pep!!

Saying goodbye to dad.

Shout out to these professionals that made this day so awesome!
Venue coordinator – Amy Lasher
Dress Designer – Romona Keveza
Where you purchased your dress – Ivory & White – Birmingham, Alabama
Makeup artist – Donna Bates at Willow’s Dream
Hair designer – Ally Markowski at Willow’s Dream
Floral designer – Shady Grove
Caterer – The Crest Center and Pavilion
Band – Creativity
Officiant – Louie Lovoy
Cake designer – Short Street Cakes
Videographer – Peak of the Mountain Productions
Wedding hashtag- #peppermetpatty

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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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