I mean look at that veil!

Alicia and Chris were an absolute delight to work with. They were super sweet to us Mozingos and I love their story. When I asked them how they met this is what the bride said… “Well that is actually a debate between us, haha. He remembers meeting me at one of the dining halls our freshman year of college over seven years ago, but I do not remember that meeting, which I think is quite understandable given that we went to Ohio State University with over 60,000 students. Where I think it all began was at a football game. I joined his group of friends (my roommates high school friends) for the game and we chatted some throughout the game. After that we remained friends for a year and half until he asked me out on a date and it went from there.”

During the toast Chris’ mom told her side of that story. She remembered Chris coming home from college talking about this beautiful girl who was awesome. But both times he mentioned to her that Alicia had a boyfriend. Later on, he said he was bringing home a girl to meet them. Finally, that girl was Alicia. Once his mom met her, she knew Alicia was something special. And I have to say that both her and Chris are something special.

Their wedding was on a somewhat rainy day last May. It was awesome however that when we needed to be inside it rained and when we needed to be outside it didn’t rain. I love that.

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I love their custom made invites! Alicia’s sister, Kate with Anzivino Designs designed and printed them.
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Notes and gifts to “the moms”
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First looks with Dads are always some of my favorite moments.
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The fella’s trolley ride to the church. Michael was there to capture the comradery.
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What an adorable flower girl and ring bearer!
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Moments with Grandma.
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Most of the time Michael follows the bride and groom out to capture these sweet moments with the family.
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Our trolley ride to Diana!
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It rained the whole way to Biltmore but stopped when we got there for photos. We were so excited!
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One of my favorite things about this wedding was the theme! When I asked the bride what the theme was going to be she said “It is a mix of elegance, medieval renaissance, and the Great Gatsby. My colors are going to be black, gold, white, and tan. I want it to be glitzy, but sophisticated.” All I have to say is they pulled it off wonderfully!! Check out these details!

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Alicia and Chris had their friends and family mark a place on the map that they had visited and wished the couple to visit. What a unique detail!
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Who can resist a table of candies and sweets!
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Complete with gum drop necklaces.
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Shout out to Luck from the Flower Gallery of Asheville for this incredible bouquet!
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Kristin with Blush Asheville is responsible for this amazing makeup job. And a shout out to Emily with Emily Anne Hair for the amazing up-do!
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These two and their amazing beautifulness!
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Toast time!
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Parent dancing love.
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Bouquet and garter toss craziness.
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Pat Lance with Spintastic sounds kept this party going!
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Congrats to Alicia and Chris! Here are the awesome people who helped make this day happen!

Wedding coordinator – Anzivino Designs
Venue coordinator – Beth Poslusny with Biltmore Estate
Makeup artist – Kristen Davis with Blush Asheville
Hair designer – Emily Wells with Emily Anne Hair and Lola Salon
Floral designer – Patty Jo Anzivine Bolder Concepts Events & Design (www.bolderconceptslandscape.com) and the Bouquets designed by Luck from the Flower Gallery in Asheville.
Caterer – Biltmore
DJ – Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds
Officiant – Reverend Fred Werhan
Cake designer – Biltmore
Limo – Elite Limousine
Videographer – The Reel Weddings

Check out more of our portfolio here—> Biltmore’s Diana Wedding Photographers

Leigh and Kristian were married at Claxton Farms on a beautiful July day. I have to say this couple is dear to my heart for the very reason that they know how to laugh and have a good time. Their smiles light up a room and they are so very kind to all that know them. There are so many shots of them that capture evidence of this that I had a hard time narrowing down the “moment shots” for this blog post!

Starting on the day I met them last fall while photographing their engagement photos I knew that we would get along famously. Crazy, awesome chemistry, easy going, and the feeling that you are hanging out with long time friends made me glad to have the privilege of photographing them.

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The beautiful Claxton Farms! As Asheville wedding photographers this is one of our favorite venues.
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Leigh and Kristian have two pit bull dogs whom are such sweeties. Of course they had to be a part of the wedding party!
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Kristian and the bridal party rode a bus from their hotel to the farm. Michael hitched a ride with them to capture these fun moments.
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So much laughter and fun moments. It was a journalistic photographer’s playground.
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This girl and her awesome tattoos and striking beauty!
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Kristian said he was rethinking the wool suit in July once he arrived but I have to say he rocked it with his feather bow tie, sunglasses, and hat. Rock on Kristian, rock on! The pictures last longer than the heat does. 🙂
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The “lets not see each other but say hi” shot around the side of the door.
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The bridal party was a merry crowd to say the least. We had a lot of fun with these shots.
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Let the ceremony begin! These pups did SO good.
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Leigh and Kristian wrote their own vows and they were so sweet and heartfelt. Mom was a mess.
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Love those tattoos!
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See what I mean about chemistry!? This couple has it.
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We love Kimberly with Two Buds and a Blossom! She did this amazing floral.
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Shout out to Short Street Cakes for the yummy assortment of desserts!
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Toast time and of course it was full of laughter and smiles.
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Leigh is a dancer and choreographed their first dance. It was seriously cool and very well done by the both of them!
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One of my favorite “details” of this wedding. It was so perfect for couple.
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Let the party begin!
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Many blessings and happy times to Leigh and Kristian as they begin this new chapter in their story.
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Venue coordinator- Tanya Green, Treva Scott
Dress Designer- Romona Keveza
Makeup artist- Adorn
Hair designer- Adorn
Floral designer- Two Buds and a Blossom
Caterer- M7 Events
Ceremony music- Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition
Reception music- A Bride’s DJ
Minister or officiant- Linda McCallister
Cake designer- Short Street Cakes

To view more of our portfolio check out our website–> Claxton Wedding Photography

It’s Christmas in July… I mean August on the blog today! About this time of the year I start craving cooler weather and Christmastime! That craving reminded me to share this awesome Christmas wedding Olivia and Alex had last December. It was SUCH a great day with such a beautiful couple.

The wedding was held at Windmock at Kinderton in Winston Salem. We had never shot at this venue before and enjoyed the beauty of this massive barn!

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The bride’s mom Renee did the majority of planning and decor and I was stunned by the attention to detail. There were so many unique things about this Christmas wedding as you can see in the detail shots. This moment happened when Renee was showing Olivia the decor of her ceremony. These two women share a special bond and it was great to get to witness the appreciation they have for each other.
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First Look with Dad.
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Prayers around the door before the ceremony!
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Olivia wore her mother’s wedding dress that was made by her grandmother. The dress looked a bit different however because Olivia was invited to be on the television show “Something Borrowed, Something New” and the designers on the show redesigned the dress. It was such a beautiful remake of the dress and it fit Olivia’s personality and style perfectly.
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The fella’s singing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling!” right before the garter toss. It was epic.
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Wedding coordinator- Renee Manning- Bride’s mom
Venue coordinator- Dawn Sieverson
Dress Designer- Original design by Olivia’s Grandmother, Barbara Reynolds, Redesign by Kelly from the show Something Borrowed, Something New
Hair designer- Megan Driggs
Floral designer- Imagine Flowers, Winston Salem
Caterer- Sweet Basils, Greensboro
Ceremony Music- Elegant Ensembles string Quartet
Cocktail hour music- Tyler Millard Band
Reception DJ- Anything Music
Minister or officiant- Rev. Mike Wynn
Cake designer- Maxie B’s, Greensboro
Videographer- Ana McClure

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