It has been one year today since this couple was hitched on Max Patch. It was a simple and intimate wedding on a most beautiful mountain bald.

Here is a look back at their special day. Happy one year anniversary Jeff and Ashley!!!

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Ashley and Jeff and I hiked up first. Jeff picked wildflowers along the way for Ashley’s bouquet. It was a simple detail to show off this wedding’s uniqueness.

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While I took a few photos of Ashley and Jeff at the ceremony site, Michael met and led the rest of the families up to the top of the mountain. Jeff’s two daughters met them at the top with more flowers, hugs, and smiles.

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During the ceremony everyone joined in two circles. Jeff’s family held hands in one and Ashley’s family held hands in the other. After a moment, all joined together in one circle signifying the two families becoming one.

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Lavender is symbolic of love and devotion. It also means “the promise of a new adventure.” The three young girls in the family spread lavender around the circle.

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Ashley’s dad officiated the wedding. He did an excellent job at making it extra fun, sweet, and personal to Ashley and Jeff.

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Ashley took a moment in the ceremony to give Jeff’s two daughters flowers from her bouquet. She shared special words with the girls. It was a precious moment for sure.

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Picnics, music, and games followed the ceremony and everyone had a blast enjoying the beautiful weather and the amazing scenery.

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Megan and Brian were married in Pine, Colorado at Lower Lake Ranch. Michael and I flew out to Colorado to photograph this amazing couple getting married. I had never been to Colorado nor had ever seen the Rocky Mountains. What a privilege to capture this beautiful couple amongst such gorgeous scenery!

I first met Megan and Brian when they were planning their Asheville wedding back in 2010. They had booked us then for a wedding but then decided to move to Denver. Last year Brian reconnected and let us know they wanted us be a part of their wedding in their new hometown. They are kindred spirits and were so appreciative of us and what we do. This means the world to us.

Enjoy this rocky mountain destination wedding from a couple of Asheville wedding photographers!

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SUCH a beautiful bride inside and out.
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I am a huge fan of the back of Megan’s dress! Simply lovely.

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Can I just brag on my Michael for a second? I LOVE these shots of Brian. Michael nailed it and Brian has got some swag going on in these photos!

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We really liked the ceremony site. Even with a storm rolling in the setting was so peaceful and elegant.

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Brian escorted both his parents. How cool is that?
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I love how animated Megan is. Her faces are priceless.
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Megan’s mom is passed away. As an honor to her they left a red rose on what would have been her seat.
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Dad’s toast to Megan’s mom was so precious.

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And Brian’s brother’s toast made us all laugh a lot!
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I knew as soon as I met Janna that I would like shooting her wedding. She and I got along fabulously and I was struck by her grace and beauty. Her smile and overall warmness made me feel like we had known each other for a long time even though we had just met! The genuine smiles and laughter she and Michael shared with one another made us know that they were very happy together, and of course, created great moments for the photos!

Janna and Michael were married at the Farm near Asheville NC. My Michael and I have grown fond of this venue, even on a rainy day! You will see from the photo below that they even have giant horses… just kidding.

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The groom’s mom made all of the desserts on this dessert table! They were a hit and I can personally say that the bourbon balls were amazing! The cake was made by the fabulous Callie’s Confections!
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The bride got ready at the Hotel Indigo. The views from the suite were amazing!
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The fella’s got ready at Janna and Michael’s home. Michael plays soccer and so do most of his groomsmen. The world cup was in full throttle and most of the getting ready happened in front of the TV so they could watch the exciting finale of the game.
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I love these moments with the bride and her siblings.
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I loved the colors in these bouquets! Props to Occasions by Emily!
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We waited out the rain and started the ceremony when it slacked off. They were determined to have that wedding outside! I am so glad they did.
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Some of the best moments of a wedding happen right after the ceremony with the family and friends.
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Even with a bit of drizzle these two couldn’t stop smiling. I especially loved when Michael asked us to give him and Janna a moment. I am not sure what he was saying to her but I loved that they both took time to “take it all in” and enjoy the moment. We could tell that they had a beautiful friendship as well as a romance.
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Let the reception begin!
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This is when the bride and groom initiated a toast with a special drink Michael’s grandfather had made. Michael’s grandfather was not able to attend the wedding so they got him on speaker phone and he was able to be a part of the toast. It was a beautiful and fun moment.
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Mother of the groom signing the “fingerprint tree”
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Luellas BBQ was a hit!
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There were truly some moving and funny moments throughout the reception. My Michael and I live to capture such moments so they live forever. This wedding had no shortage of beautiful moments.
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Shout out to these fabulous wedding professionals! Without them this day wouldn’t had been such a success!

Venue: The Farm
Coordinator: Tania with Occasions by Emily
Floral: Occasions by Emily
Dj: Mitch Fortune Productions
Officiant: Dennis Lundblad
Ceremony Music: Allegro
Catering: Luella’s BBQ
Cake: Callie’s Confections
Hair: Canvas Studio for Hair
Makeup: The Bride and Suzanne Warren

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