Amanda is a killer hairstylist! She is one of the best in Asheville NC. In fact she did my hair for Mine and Michael’s 10 year vow renewal last September.
So when Amanda asked us to be her wedding photographers we felt so honored. I mean, of all the amazing photographers in Asheville that she has worked with, she picked us!
Amanda and TJ were married at the GORGEOUS Olivette wedding venue right on the French Broad River. This was our first wedding here and we loved the scenic back drop during the ceremony!
Now enough from us here is a bit more from Amanda and TJ!
A bit about Amanda: she is an Asheville native and the youngest of four children who loves her family and little dog so much. She is caring and has a heart of gold she always puts other people’s feelings first!
A bit about TJ: He’s an Asheville native he’s the oldest of 3 and a father of an amazing daughter. He’s a strong, hard working and caring man that always makes sure his girls have everything they ever need. He’s my rock. He loves his family and his dog!
How did you meet? In the parking lot of chick-fi-la
Describe your first date? It was fabulous! A perfect pizza and movie date (pizza is one of our favorites)
How long have you been together? 13 years
What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple? We like to cook together, go to/or watch movie together , and have dinner with friends. Walking our dog and just anything together is our favorite hobby!
Who popped the question and HOW? He proposed with a Christmas ornament because I love holidays! He had it specially made with the statement, “Will you marry me?” He made sure his daughter was there and to be part of it as well!
Why did you pick Asheville and Olivette? Because we were both born and raised here and Olivette made us feel like home! Also, the views are amazing.
What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day? Caring
What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? Wow that’s hard! I loved everything but if I had to pick it would be my dress and flowers!
How many guests attended the wedding? 50
What did you and your guests eat at the reception? Breakfast food!
What was the flavor of your wedding cake? No cake! Glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme
What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day? The groom’s nephew asking the planner, Nicole, to dance!
What was your first dance song and why did you pick it? Major “Why I love you”. My friend actually picked it and said this song is y’all’s song and she was right!
What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding? Our family’s coming together was amazing.
What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple? To travel more! To buy a house!
Shout out to these professionals that made this wedding rock!
Planning Company: Nicole with Verge Events
Makeup: Wendy with Blush Asheville
Hair: Emily with Emily Anne Hair
Floral: Beth with Studio Flora Diva
Officiant: Phillip with Asheville Marriages
Caterer: Colorful Palate
It didn’t seem like that long ago I was photographing this lovely family with their first born baby boy, Walker. And now Walker has an adorable baby sister. Lifestyle Family sessions in the home are so much fun. And the Wrenn family had just moved into their new home so that made it extra special. New life, new home, new season!
Oh the places she will go!
The love is real!
Their dog Lucy had to have her moment with the camera as well!
Haven’t we all been here as parents? One minute they are having a blast the next minute they have a boo boo. Love how these parents tag teamed this moment.
Sweet little baby cheeks!
Sweet moments between a mama and her girl.
This kid is so so cute!
Congrats to the Wrenn Family! Your family is gorgeous.
Alissa and Joseph will be married this year at the Omni Grove Park Inn. It is always nice to get to know a couple before their big day and one of the best ways to do this is to go on an adventure!
They allowed me to take them up to Black Balsam for some mountain photos at sunset. Right as the sun was going down this mist came rolling in to give our photos that glorious “something extra”.
Our hike started in the pine forest at the base of the mountain.
Then we hiked up to capture these glorious views! The moon was showing off as well.
They brought their amazing dog Nora with us on our adventure. Nora is a miniature golden and may or may not have her own instagram page. 😉
I am constantly blown away by the beauty of our mountains. I always encourage our couples to take time to soak it in as well.
Cheers Alissa and Joseph! We can’t wait to share in your big day!