Meredith & Zach hosted the most Gorgeous Spring Wedding earlier this month in downtown Asheville at the Basilica St. Lawrence with their reception following at The Farm – A Gathering Place out in Candler!
Although Meredith & Zach are local (in Asheville) and we had more than a few phone calls, for one reason or another, we didn’t get the opportunity to meet before their Wedding Day! Which is my loss because these two are completely precious human beings!!! 🙂 As individuals, they’re both SOOOO stinking sweet but together, their Love is just — beyond! I’ll tell you one thing, Meredith is going to have a LIFETIME of laughter with that husband of hers (he’s a mess in the best, most hysterical way possible!) And I literally couldn’t be happier for them!
Things I loved about this Wedding:
They chose the Hyatt Place in downtown Asheville for their Pre-Ceremony / Getting ready portion of the day and the Hyatt Place’s Bridal Suit is the prettiest in town, in my humble opinion! 🙂
Meredith & her Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup was Flawless, thanks to my pal, Brittney and the team over at Flawless Airbrush Makeup & Hair!
Zach & Meredith did a little departure from the “norm” (but is actually very common in other parts of the country & Europe actually) — they had a 2hr break between the Ceremony and Reception! Which I think this is fun for the guests, takes the pressure off of everyone (including your photographer/photography timeline — we had plenty of un-rushed time for photos, it was amazing!) and just makes for a super laid back, fun kind of day! Give it some thought! 😉
Their reception was at The Farm – A Gathering Place which is one of my FAVORITE Venues because of their careful & thoughtful attention to every tiny detail! They REALLY know how to do Weddings right — the incredibly thoughtful attention to detail that Bethany and her team put in for their couples, their families, friends and the vendors — it’s literally second to none! <3
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located in Belmont, NC which is just about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte! It has the most Gorgeous Ceremony options, an open air outdoor reception space, beautiful, manicured gardens and even an orchid/succulent greenhouse!
I had been hoping to shoot at Daniel Stowe for quite some time & was absolutely thrilled when Marinn asked me to photograph their Wedding!
Danny & Lisa hosted the most Beautiful March 2019 Wedding at Hidden River Events in Swannanoa, NC!
I’ve known Lisa for several years and have photographed her & her family on a few different occasions during that time! I adore Lisa! She is the most beautiful soul, inside & out! I also really love shooting at Hidden River (which is located in Swannanoa, NC — just outside Asheville city limits, near Warren Wilson College!) So, when Lisa asked me to shoot her Wedding (over a year ago), the answer was a resounding YES! 🙂
I’ve really gotten to know Lisa fairly well over the years and even more so in this last year! We took a little road trip to Charleston in January to shoot her Bridal Portrait Session, you can see that HERE!
I wanted to write something about how genuinely HAPPY both Lisa & Danny were on this day! I’ve known Lisa for a while and I’ve never witnessed her this way, ever…. Something about their Joyful Ease on this day, both of them — it stuck with me. It was really special to witness! <3
Things I Loved about this Wedding:
Lisa (duh), her Gorgeous, Romantic, Flowy Wedding Gown, Sparkly Keds!, the Floral (provided by Hidden River), The Flower Girl & Ring Barer were SOOOOO stinking Cute! The way Lisa cried when she hugged her grandma before the ceremony, Their Bridal Party was awesome, they were all so friendly & relatable — I really enjoyed working with them! Their Families were SOOOOOO Sweet, they had a BYOC (bring your own CAKE) potluck situation at their reception (and I legit devoured the best chocolate cake I think I’ve ever had (thanks somebody’s nana, because I KNOW somebody nana made that cake! LOL), that weird cowboy line dance was fascinating! All those ECU girls at the Wedding (informing me that: “this was the fun table” before they even know that I’m a Pirate too! ;)) Those Sunset photos! <3