A New Years Eve, North Carolina Wedding: Jamie + Josh

It’s no secret that I love photographing weddings. And that more than that, I love my couples. As in, if it wouldn’t be really weird, I might show up at their homes on random occasions and kiss hug them. So, when Jamie asked me to photograph her Asheville, North Carolina wedding, I was thrilled, as I always am when I have the honor of being hired for a wedding. But this wedding was a little bit extra special because I have known Jamie and her family since she was in middle school, at least. I was a small group leader for an Experiencing God group and Jamie was part of the group I led. And while she moved away, and we did not have regular contact through the last several years, I feel like I’ve known her forever. And I couldn’t be more honored to be part of this special day for her and Josh.

Jamie and Josh chose to get married and have their reception at The Venue in downtown Asheville. I had looked at the venue online so I would know how to prepare in terms of gear,but the online images do NOT do this venue justice.  Not.  At.  All.  I kinda fell in love with this venue, and it was utter perfection for Jamie and Josh’s special day.  Have a look!

Jamie and Josh chose black, white, and silver as the colors for their New Year’s Eve wedding.  One word:  STUNNING.Jamie and Josh Blog-6107

I’m in LOVE with her ring!

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…and her shoes…

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Who doesn’t want a little bling on their wedding day?!?!  Exactly!

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If you are thinking about a North Carolina mountain wedding, check this place out.  No joke.  AMAZING!

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Josh’s daughter, Mandy was more than happy to add some finishing touches to Jamie’s look.  Talk about adorable!  That pretty lady was super sweet and so much fun!

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The beautiful bride…

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This moment?  PERFECT.

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The ceremony was later in the evening in light of the wedding being on New Year’s eve, so we did a few portraits inside The Venue.  Jamie was stunning.

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Jamie and her lovely ladies!

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Take a look at the gorgeous details for the ceremony… and that chandelier!

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Such a sweet moment!

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I think we can all agree that Josh was beside himself to see his bride walking down the aisle.

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Mr. and Mrs. Abercrombie! Congratulations!

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Love them.  LOVE.

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Again…gorgeous details in the space set up for cocktail hour…

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And then it was time for the reception.  Seriously.  Can I shoot another wedding here, please!??!

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The excited newlyweds!

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The First Dance series of images are some of my favorites, for sure!

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Melt.  My.  Heart.  Daddy/Daughter dances always do that.  And this one even more!

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And they danced well into the night and brought in 2014 as husband and wife!

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Happy New Year!

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And they ended the evening with a little photo booth fun!
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Happy Friday, and Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

M xoxo

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