We are so glad that you stopped over to the blog today! The wedding we’re sharing with you today is one that is near and dear to our hearts for several reasons. First, it’s the wedding of one of Jeff’s cousins who we just love (let’s be real, he’s got some pretty amazing cousins so we love them all!). Second, it took place at the Vineyards at Betty’s Creek which is in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. That area has been on my dream list of places to photograph a wedding for the longest time!!! The venue was a beautiful sprawling property that looked out on nearby mountaintops. The landscape was peppered with beautiful trees, vineyards, and the prettiest rustic buildings. All of us stayed on the property for the weekend which made it a full weekend-long celebration. It was the most amazing experience!
Paige’s wedding party consisted of her two sisters, Andrew’s sister, and her best friend/sorority sister. The girls all started the wedding day by getting ready together in the bridal house on the property. It was the perfect wide-open space that allowed the girls to hang out together all morning long. They spent the morning reminiscing and laughing together which was the perfect beginning to a sweet day.
Andrew and his guys got ready in a nearby building. Andrew spent the morning relaxing with his guys and copying down his vows for the ceremony.
Paige and Andrew’s first look was so sweet! Their smiles were so big and they were so elated to get to see each other. We were in love with these trees!!!! And they were right next to the vineyard which was even better.
After they had some time to spend together, the four of us walked around the grounds for more photos. This property was SO beautiful that we could have photographed for hours and hours!!! Paige and Andrew even made sure their pup, Oliver, was there for a few photos with them. Isn’t he so cute?!?!
Once they were all dressed and ready the wedding party joined us for a few photos before the ceremony. This was such a silly and fun group to work with! We just loved them!!! And then it was time for the ceremony! Paige and Andrew were married under a grove of trees while their guests got to look out at the mountains beyond. This rose exit made for some gorgeous images and there’s a funny story behind it. However, it’s too long to share here so if you want to know you’ll just have to ask us the next time you see us 🙂 Paige’s sister, Tenley, was super funny throughout the day making goofy faces at us. Of course we had to catch a few of them! Paige and Andrew’s reception was held in a beautiful rustic building which had just been built on the property. Because the venue only focuses on weddings, they took extra care to ensure that the building would look beautiful in photos. All that work was so worth it! This takes the prize for our favorite wedding venue we’ve ever photographed at! The evening kicked off with speeches from the father of the bride and father of the groom. Andrew’s dad might have made most everyone in the room cry with his heartfelt speech. It was incredibly sweet. During dinner we stole Paige and Andrew away for a few photos with the falling light. The first dance and parent dances were the best way to kick off the dancing portion of the evening. The view out those side windows was to die for! And then the party got underway! There was much dancing, much laughter, and so much love around the room throughout the evening! It was such a fun party!!! During the dancing, we stole Paige and Andrew away for a few moments to catch this image right at twilight. This image is one of my favorites of the year!
Toward the end of the night, Paige and Andrew said goodbye to their guests and were sent off with sparklers. This was such an incredible celebration for us to be part of and we loved every minute of it!!! Paige and Andrew, thank you so much for asking us to be your photographers. We are so glad we were able to capture these images for you!
Special thanks to all the vendors that made their day so special:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek, Sylva NC / Wedding Coordinator: Events by Kiersa, Asheville NC / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: Ray’s Florist, Sylva NC / Hair & Makeup: Nth Degree Salon, Sylva NC and Hair by Paige Nicole /Bridal Gown: Designer: Pronovias; Place of purchase: Lily Rose Bridal, Cornelius NC / Bridesmaids Attire: Designer: Bill Levkoff; Place of purchase: Bella Bridesmaids, Charlotte NC / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Rented from Men’s Wearhouse / Ceremony Musicians: Café String Quartet, Asheville NC / Entertainment: Mountain Top Entertainment, Hendersonville NC / Catering: Black Eyed Susan, Asheville NC / Cake: Sugar Cloud Baking Company, Etowah NC