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!
I’m in LOVE with her ring!
…and her shoes…
Who doesn’t want a little bling on their wedding day?!?! Exactly!
If you are thinking about a North Carolina mountain wedding, check this place out. No joke. AMAZING!
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!
The beautiful bride…
This moment? PERFECT.
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.
Jamie and her lovely ladies!
Take a look at the gorgeous details for the ceremony… and that chandelier!
Such a sweet moment!
I think we can all agree that Josh was beside himself to see his bride walking down the aisle.
Mr. and Mrs. Abercrombie! Congratulations!
Love them. LOVE.
Again…gorgeous details in the space set up for cocktail hour…
And then it was time for the reception. Seriously. Can I shoot another wedding here, please!??!
The excited newlyweds!
The First Dance series of images are some of my favorites, for sure!
Melt. My. Heart. Daddy/Daughter dances always do that. And this one even more!
And they danced well into the night and brought in 2014 as husband and wife!
Happy New Year!
Happy Friday, and Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!