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Posted on Apr 22, 2017

I LOVED Everything about this Wedding!

First off, Nick & Alex are the absolute sweetest, most genuine, laid back, fun couple ever! 😉

That was immediately apparent to me when Alex’s first message said that she and Nick would be getting married at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC!

Nick & Alex met at a Fraternity Party back in 2010!

They became Best Friends that year & each dated other people for a very long time…

On St. Patrick’s Day 2013, they had their first kiss and that was IT for them!

They’ve been together ever since & isn’t it adorable that they got married on the day after St. Patrick’s Day 2017!?

I Loved every single detail about this Wedding;

Alex is a Knock Out & that Romantic BHLDN Dress & that Floral Crown though!

I loved that they chose to get Married at a Brewery, I loved that Plain with Sprinkles totally knocked the planning, decor & coordination out of the park!

I loved the Floral Decor & Catering from SMASH Events – I mean: Mini Tacos and  a Mac & Cheese Bar!? WHAT!?!?!

I loved all of the tiny, personal little details and I really loved how HAPPY everyone was! 🙂

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…and they lived Happily Ever After!

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Venue: Highland Brewing Company

Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Plain with Sprinkles

Floral: SMASH Events

Catering: SMASH Events

Ice Cream Bar: The Hop

Cake: Just Simply Delicious {Debi}

Entertainment: DJ P-LO The Ultimate DJ and Live Music Experience

Hair & Makeup: Jeanne’s Hair

Dress: BHLDN

Vintage Rentals: East West

Candles, Signs & Decor: Plain with Sprinkles

Posted on Apr 13, 2017

Mitch & Megan are seriously the coolest!

They were Married on 4.8.17 in South Florida when they said I DO in an intimate backyard ceremony & reception with their closest family & friends!

They LOVE Asheville and the Mountains of WNC and wanted to Honeymoon here & they thought they’d shoot a Newlywed Portrait Session on the Blue Ridge Parkway while they were at it!

We had the BEST time together!

{we’re even gonna meet up for a beer this weekend!}

I just pulled a few random images from our evening together…

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Posted on Dec 26, 2016
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This Wedding was Absolutely one of my Favorite Weddings of the Season!

Primarily because Michael & Hallie were so Incredibly Sweet!!!

The day was a SUPER Hot July Day & the Summer Heat was ‘kind’ enough to deliver us some Rain after their Ceremony…

*Which is a good omen for Michael & Hallie as it promises fertility for their Marriage!*

{I was in my 1st trimester of pregnancy at the time and looking back, I don’t know how in the world I made it through a 10hr Wedding Day!!!}

I’m certain that the only reasons I made it through were: The arctic AC in the church, my amazing 2nd shooter that day {Tessa Blackstone}, Michael & Hallie & their Families being the Absolute SWEETEST people EVER, the hour long meal time/rest break built into their Reception & the Delicious Food provided by Rumbling Bald’s Catering Staff! 😉

Michael & Hallie were High School Sweet Hearts…

They both have Big Catholic Families, they met at Church, their Families have been Friends years, they went to the same College to be together & this past Summer, they Said I DO to a lifetime together!!!

Hallie is a Pediatric Nurse at the Children’s Hospital and Michael is currently finishing up Law School!

These guys are the cutest, sweetest couple ever! 🙂

Their Wedding was totally Beautiful {I love Catholic Weddings} & they had one heck of a Party afterward!

Enjoy!

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I LOVED the Stained Glass in this Beautiful Catholic Church!!!

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Poor Girls! The Heat/Humidity/Rain Combo was a pain but they were good sports & pushed on through portraits!

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I ADORE the Black & White series below… I think B&W brings a level of emotion to these images that I really love…

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For those of you reading who don’t know – Rumbling Bald Resort is in Lake Lure, NC.

Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure.

Hallie & Michael danced to “I’ve had the time of my Life” as their last dance!

{I liked what you did there guys!} 😉

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& they lived Happily Ever After…

Posted on Oct 10, 2015


So, Katelan & Andre got MARRIED today!!!

We shot Katelan’s Bridal Portrait Session in and around Downtown Asheville a few weeks ago!

Katelan wanted a little bit of nature but also wanted to shoot in Downtown Asheville because she & Andre got Married today at On Broadway  in Downtown Asheville!

I love when I don’t have to wait very long to share lovely Bridal Portraits!

& Katelan was a STUNNER! 🙂

Enjoy!

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Posted on Oct 08, 2015


Jim & Melissa are the Sweetest & I’m excited to finally share their lovely, September Destination Wedding with you!

You may remember their Engagement Portrait Session from the Blog a few weeks ago!

Check Out their Downtown Asheville Engagement Session : Here!

Jim & Melissa hosted an intimate, Destination Wedding at Key Falls Inn {just outside of Asheville} in Brevard, NC on September 5, 2015!

Their day was lovely, despite a little rain!

Enjoy…

 

 

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This was one of the sweetest incorporations into a Wedding Ceremony I’ve seen! They had their guests pass around their Wedding Rings, hold them & say a little prayer for their Marriage before they exchanged rings! 🙂

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Jim & Melissa, Thank You So Much for asking me to help you document your special day!

Congratulations & Best Wishes for a Long & Happy life together!

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Posted on Sep 29, 2015

Nick & Anna are SO Cute together! 🙂

They were in town in August to do some Wedding Planning & made time to shoot their Engagement Portrait Session in Downtown Asheville while they were in town!

Anna is from Asheville and she and Nick live and work in Rocky Mount, NC on the Eastern end of North Carolina!

Anna moved east after she finished up at UNC Chapel Hill, which is where she met Nick who {like me} is an East Carolina Alumni {GO PIRATES!}

Nick & Anna will be saying I DO next July at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC.

Congratulations you two!

SO Excited to work together this year!

XOX

Brit

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Posted on Sep 26, 2015

Drew & Brittany are the SWEETEST!!! 🙂

They’re originally from the Florence/Myrtle Beach area and recently bought a home & settled down in Asheville as they’re both Nurses at Mission Hospital! 🙂

Brittany & Drew really did the small, intimate, family Destination Wedding well!

My FAVORITE part was all the LOCAL Details about their Wedding that they incorporated into their day because they wanted to share some local flavor with their guests!

Catering by 12 Bones BBQ

Local Craft Brews from Pisgah Brewing & Asheville Brewing Co.

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Cake/Cupcakes from Short Street Bakery

They were Married on August 8th at Laughing Waters Retreat Center in the Hickory Nut Forest {just outside of Asheville}, which was a PERFECT reflection of their vibe as a couple because  they LOVE all things outdoors!

It was a really laid back, cozy and lovely Wedding Day for the two of them & their friends & family, many of whom traveled from around the South East to attend!

Enjoy!

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Drew & Brittany, Congratulations & Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life Together!

XOX

Brit

About REFERRALS: Drew & Brittany were referred to me by someone from my hometown, who I went to school with!

Brittany currently works with Sarah at the Hospital & mentioned that she still needed a Wedding Photographer during a shift at work one day & was referred to me that way!

As a result, I will be gifting a COMPLIMENTARY Child and/or Family Portrait Session to Sarah as a Thank You for the referral! 🙂

Sarah – Please, get in touch when you’re ready!

Thanks a Million!

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Posted on Sep 18, 2015

Gavin & Natalia’s Beautiful Wedding was my first Wedding back in the states after returning from the summer in Ireland!

{I have one more Wedding to Blog from Ireland} BUT I wanted to go ahead and share Gavin & Natalia’s Big Day with you first! 🙂

Gavin & Natalia met on Match.com when they were both living in Indianapolis!

{Can you believe it actually works!?!}

The began dating, fell in Love & when Natalia finished her graduate studies, they moved to Raleigh together for Natalia’s job!

Gavin & Natalia fell in love with our Gorgeous WNC Mountains, particularly the Highlands/Cashiers area & when it was time to say I DO, they wanted to share the magic of our mountains with their family & friends!

So, they hosted a lovely Destination Wedding in Highlands on August 1st, 2015!

Gavin & Natalia tied the knot atop a mountain Christmas Tree Farm with a Celebration which followed at Sapphire Valley Country Club!

Here are just a few of my favorite moments from their Big Day!

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What would a Wedding Day be without at least one mishap!?

Natalia’s parents got lost in the mountains {with no cell service} on their way to the Ceremony Site & were a couple hours late {rescue squads and highway patrol were dispatched, it was a scary situation for a little while}…

Finally, Natalia gave up not seeing her groom before the ceremony because she NEEDED a hug…

LOVE this Sweet Shot of Gavin comforting his Wife prior to their Ceremony! 🙂

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…And finally, the show went on! 🙂

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Gavin & Natalia – Congratulations!!!

Thank You So Much for asking me to be part of such an incredibly special day for the two of you!

Best Wishes for a long & happy life together!

XOX

Brit

Posted on Sep 05, 2015

Perhaps my favorite part about shooting Bridal Portrait Sessions {other than the obvious – posing Beautiful Brides against Gorgeous Landscapes} is SHARING them!!!

Luckily, I didn’t have to wait too long to share Melissa’s Lovely Bridal Portrait Session!

Melissa will be saying I DO this afternoon at Key Falls Inn in Brevard, NC which is just about an hour outside of Asheville!

Many Congratulations to Melissa & Jim!

& Best Wishes for a Long & Happy Life Together!

xox

Brit

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Posted on Sep 04, 2015

It’s always such a strange, funny coincidence, the ways that people meet their match!

You just NEVER know!

Literally, every stranger you meet, could possibly be {IT} for you!

You could bump into them at the grocery store or you could have a random conversation at a brewery…

The possibilities are truly ENDLESS & this knowledge gives me great Hope for my own future! 🙂

Jim & Melissa met through mutual friends but in a pretty unusual way…

A few years ago Melissa was planning a Road Trip to Florida to visit some friends & was asked to give this guy named Jim a ride down.

Jim was also friends with Melissa’s friends {sort of} 🙂

Jim had been online gaming with one of the guys for a while before that, they hit it off & Jim was invited down to Florida for a visit…

Melissa {reasonably suspicious} had NO IDEA that her Soul Mate would sit down beside her in the car that day!

They laugh about it now, they say that their first date was a 12 + hour road trip to Florida! 😉

I know all of this because we got together in downtown Asheville about a month ago {while they were in town to tie up loose ends for the Wedding} to shoot their Engagement Portrait Session in downtown! Naturally, we started the session with a Beer from Catawba Brewing & then bounced around downtown to a few other spots {you may recognize Pack Square Park or  Vance Monument!}

I offer Complimentary Engagement Sessions to all of my Wedding Couples {because it’s awesome} & also because it’s a really great way to REALLY get to know my clients before their Wedding Day!

Jim & Melissa will be saying I DO tomorrow at Key Falls Inn in Brevard, NC!

Congratulations guys, I’m SO Happy to be part of it!

XOX

Brit

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