Michael and I first met Katie and Jared during a trip to Chicago almost a year ago. They are currently living there and since we were “in the neighborhood” we had the pleasure of shooting their engagement session in that fabulous city!

Needless to say, we have been eagerly awaiting their Asheville Wedding… and what a WEDDING! Katie chose Asheville because this is where her Nana lives. It was easy to see how sweet her relationship with her Nana is. The girls got ready at her house and I loved getting to see her wedding photos and portraits. I even used one of them for a photo prop.

The sentiment in this wedding often had me in tears. Katie’s mom passed away in 2003 but her presence was felt as her beautiful girl married the love of her life. There were some very sweet moments with Katie and her two sisters, especially when Katie gave her sisters and her nieces necklaces that had a diamond from their mother’s wedding ring in it. This was actually Jared’s idea and, I tell you, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room! (Way to go Jared!)

There were a lot of fun moments during this day as well. Katie choose to have a first look with her dad and with her bridesmaids! As a photographer who loves the candid photos, this moment and the reactions involved were real winners. (See pictures below!) Katie and Jared have a lot of fun together (constantly cracking each other up) and it is evident in their photos.

As always, here are the amazing vendors that helped pull off such a great wedding too!

Wedding Planning Boutique: StudioWed
Wedding Venue- Basilica of St. Lawrence
Reception Venue- The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern
Wedding coordination and Design- Brittany Ghio with Verge Events
Decor- Paula Mikolajczak
Venue Coordinator- Mary Evans
Dress Designer- Casablanca
Makeup- Blush by Wendy Ballance
Hair- Amanda Hughes and Brittany Craig with The Secret Spa
Floral- Blossoms of Biltmore Park
Caterer- Century Room
DJ- Sound Extreme
Minister- Morris Boyd
Cake- Cakes by Jane

To view more of our portfolio check out our website—> Asheville Wedding Photography

Alli and Tyler have become kindrid spirits to Michael and I over this whole process of planning their wedding. We have had the opportunity to meet with them several times over the course of 8 months. Even though they don’t live in Asheville they chose the city as the destination for their wedding. Every time they visited for planning we made coffee dates together. It was such a treat getting to know this sweet couple!

On the day of their wedding they rented a trolley. After the wedding their was a block of time for cruising around and making random stops for photo opportunities. After someone in the wedding party requested a diet coke we soon found ourselves in the McDonald parking lot. I guess there is always a time for “firsts.”

We love the details of this wedding and the vendors from StudioWed that made it happen!

Venue: The Venue
Venue Coordinator: Maggie Melton
Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau
Makeup: Blush by Wendy Ballance
Floral: Beth at Studio Flora Diva
Dj: Premier Light and Sound
Cake: Tiffany’s Baking Company
Minister: Dr. John Sittema (Bride’s Uncle)

To view more of our portfolio check out our website—> Asheville Wedding Photographer

Its hard to beat the southern style of the Lorelei Inn and its gorgeous backgrounds. Such a great place to shoot a wedding. Brooke and Bret are locals to Western North Carolina which for our client base seems like a rarity with how popular this area is for couples seeking a mountain destination from other areas in the country. We like us some mountain folk! They hung in and ended up making us believers when a mega rain storm blew through. The plan was to delay the outdoor ceremony for an hour to let it pass. Frankly, the storm that day looked like it was there to stay for the duration. However, after an hour the rain had passed leaving some fluffy clouds and a crisp feeling in the air. It was beautiful!

Venue – Lorelei Inn
Hair and Make-up – Ally Lawless and Cassidy Morgan with Doll Box Productions
Dress Designer – Tara Keely
Music – Bobby Sulivan
Minister – Eddie Cook