This is it, ya’ll!!! My last 2018 Wedding Blog! I’d love to tell you that I’m all caught up but I’m gonna hit’cha with some new 2019 Weddings (shot this past weekend) on the Blog in the next couple weeks! 😉
Courtney & Nick — OMG! Are there two sweeter people? I don’t think so!!! 🙂
Things I LOVED about this Wedding:
- It was a Christmas (12.22.18) / WINTER Wedding (& I ADORE Winter Weddings!!!)
- Courtney’s choice of a tea length dress & bird cage veil!
- the Princess Bride reading during their Ceremony!
- The vows they shared with each other — particularly Courtney’s words to Nick about Nick’s words to her throughout their courtship & engagement: “SLOW DOWN” (We all need to hear that, right!?)
- The Samoan Wedding Christmas themed Stoles that Nick’s family made for them to wear during the reception!
- That Sunset!
- The FARM! Duh! it’s one of my absolute favorite venues to shoot at, located just outside of Asheville proper, it has gorgeous mountain views, the facility has on site cabins for bridal party/family/guest lodging, it’s a gorgeous facility, they have horses and goats, the food is out of this world and the staff — they’re amazing!!! Check it out! <3 xo
Courtney & Nick — Thank You so much for asking me to be part of your Wedding Day! It was an honor to help you guys to tell this part of your story! Many Blessings & Best Wishes for the two of you!!! xo -Brittany
Lisa’s getting MARRIED today & I’m SO Excited to finally be able to share her beautiful Bridal Portraits we shot down near Charleston in January!
I first spied the Historic Old Sheldon Church Ruins near Charleston, SC on instagram about 2-3 years ago & I was completely smitten with those old columns, wild ferns & Spanish moss! I put that location in my back pocket & was DYING to shoot something, anything there!!!
Cue: Lisa Price getting Married!!!
I’ve known Lisa for several years, I’ve shot a couple other portrait sessions for her & her family over the years and consider her a friend! So, when she reached out about her Wedding over a year ago, I immediately asked her if she’d be game to go on an adventure to shoot Bridal Portraits — of course, she was!
In January, Lisa & I took a road trip from Asheville down to the coast of South Carolina to visit the Historic Old Sheldon Church Ruins to shoot her Gorgeous Bridal Portraits!
When we arrived, the Photography NERD in me was COMPLETELY GEEKING OUT!!! I’m talking a ridiculous kid in a candy store smile, clapping my hands & jumping up and down – it was ridiculous how excited I was to shoot there! It took me a good 15 minutes to calm my nervous system down enough to focus so I could shoot the photos! LOL
After her shoot, we spent the night at a cute little AirBnB in Charleston, went to the most amazing restaurant & totally TREATED ourselves for Dinner & Dessert in Charleston (which is one of the best food cities in the South East in my opinion!!) We walked through the Market & had Breakfast in the morning before hading back to Asheville! 🙂 What a (quick) fun trip!
I love to work with Brides who TRUST me explicitly, Brides who are game for any wild adventure I suggest & when we get to bond this level!!!
Today, when I walk into Lisa’s Bridal Suit at Hidden River Events, it’ll feel like I’m arriving to shoot my FRIEND’S Wedding!!! What an incredible feeling!!! 🙂 I texted her this morning but I just wanna say again: Lisa, I am SO Happy for you, I’m so Happy that you & Danny found each other & Wish you nothing but a Lifetime Happiness for all the days of your lives together! xo -Brit
Lisa insisted on shooting a couple pictures of me there at the ruins (because I was SO excited to be there!) when we were done shooting her portraits & I’m such a WEIRDO in front of the camera — this is me fake baby crying about being so uncomfortable in front of the camera! LOL #RickyBobbyAllDay
A Gorgeous November Wedding shot in Downtown Asheville, NC at Capital Club of Asheville!
Laura & Matt’s Wedding was one of my favorites of the year & it was such a nice way to end a super busy fall wedding (& portrait) season!!!
Reasons this Wedding was one of my Favorites:
Laura & Matt are so relatable, so down to earth & so sweet! They’re chill, they’re super funny & they love good beer & good times! (exactly the kinds of clients I love to work with!) The also did this thing their own way & put pieces of themselves into every aspect of this beautiful day!
Also – I always love shooting at the Capital Club of Asheville! Anytime a Capital Club Wedding lands in my inbox, I always say Yes! 🙂 It’s one of my favorite downtown Asheville venues! I love it because it feels sophisticated & fancy (because it’s in the city) & I also really love the (almost) 360 degree panoramic views of the mountains/city!!! The staff is also awesome & it’s close to home for me! (5 mins tops!)
Anyway, here are a few of my favorites from their Wedding!
A Gorgeous Fall Wedding at Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure!
Allison & Mitchell’s Wedding was one of my Favorites from the Fall of 2018! They were Married on the peak leaf day the fall season at the Beautiful Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure, NC (just about an hour through the mountains, outside of Asheville proper!) It poured & poured rain in the days preceding their Wedding Day which was the catalyst for the stunning, vibrant fall color on their big day!! All that rain made the colors of everything so rich & vibrant! That gift from Mother Nature coupled with Allison’s amazing Wedding style — What a visual feast! ENJOY!!!
In the past, when blogging, I always included SO MANY photos for a couple reasons: 1. because I love all of the images and can’t decide which to share and which to skip and 2. because I wanted to tell the (complete) story for you but — YA’LL — I’ve been struggling to be consistent about Blogging (forever) but especially since I became a mother! And now that I have a 2yr old to chase all day long, I just don’t have the time for these really in depth blog posts anymore! I want to keep blogging but I just don’t have the time to shoot, edit, deliver galleries, handle inquiries, bookings, contracts, invoices, book keeping, marketing and advertising, and on and on and on & being a MOM!!! So, Blogging going forward’s gonna change a little! I’m going to (force myself) to only share my five images from each section of the day (Details, Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, Portraits and Reception!) I’m gonna try real hard to stick to this limitation so that hopefully I can achieve my goal of being more consistent & regularly blogging!!! xo Brittany
Allison’s Dad cracked me up!!! He was a boisterous, charismatic South Carolinian with the accent to match! One of those quintessential jokesters, a flirt, who loved a good laugh & shagging! My favorite kind of Wedding Dad! 🙂
And they lived Happily, Ever, After! xo