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Posted on Jan 11, 2019

I judge a venue usually by their Bridal Suit and MANNNNNNN, oh Man, I think Inn at Tranquility Farm takes top prize in this category!

Not only does this venue boast Gorgeous Mountain Views, it also has the most beautiful interior of the main house/bridal suit! ūüôā

I absolutely love shooting there and really hope to do it more often!

You know how there’s always that ONE weekend in October where it turns off frigid cold (after having been in the 60’s for the entire month)

That turned out to be Chelsea & Tyler’s weekend this year!

It poured rain for two days prior to their Wedding (which was the catalyst for our foliage peak — the following weekend) and it was frigid cold — like 30 degrees!

They were Married at Inn at Tranquility Farm on October 27. 2018!

Typically, the Inn would have the amazing Mountain Views and I know Chelsea & Tyler were hoping for those but the rain (which thankfully, stopped long enough for a Wedding) left us with overcast skies, heavy cloud cover and a fair amount of fog that day!

Also, the last weekend in October is usually a really good bet for brilliant fall color but our peak leaf weekend this year was late & it didn’t happen until the following weekend!

Never the less, Chelsea & Tyler had a Beautiful Wedding & a super fun party with all of their friends and family!

My favorite things about this Wedding:

Tyler was SO sweet & thoughtful! He gave Chelsea Wedding Gifts EVERY HOUR leading up to their Ceremony!

I loved how beautiful the Inn’s Bridal Suit is/the possibilities it provided for some really nice pre-wedding coverage of Chelsea’s activities!

I loved the catering! HOLY COW, was that dinner phenomenal!

I love how LIT their Reception was! They had SO MUCH FUN dancing with their guests!

I also really loved my 2nd shooter for the day, Stephanie! <3

Many Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Slaughter!

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I tried to give her a little fall, since it hadn’t actually arrived yet!

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Posted on Dec 30, 2018

Abbie & Joel’s Wedding was one of my favorites this season!

I think a lot of that favoritism comes from the fact that we had already spent an afternoon hiking together (to shoot their Engagement Session ) over the summer!

Abbie is a total bad ass!

Wanna know how I know?

She hiked Black Balsam in heels. All the way to the top. And back down again. ūüôā

Abbie & Joel are kind, friendly, easy going and incredibly gracious!

Other reasons this Wedding was one of my faves:

It was a Gorgeous October Day

I love Lake Lure Inn & Spa Weddings!

They chose to get Married in the Garden at the Inn (which was a unique choice!)

I had the greatest 2nd Shooter that day {I really enjoyed working with Daniella!}

I LOVE a good cry (re: Joel — all day!) <3

It was truly my pleasure getting to know them & helping them to tell their story on their Wedding Day, this past October at the Beautiful 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa which is about 45 minutes outside of Asheville!

Enjoy this quick look at their day (& a few of their Engagement Photos to start!)

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Posted on Apr 08, 2016

Mr. & Mrs. Perry were my first Wedding of what will be a VERY busy Wedding Season!!!

Matt & Ashley were Married on March 18, 2016 at The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa in Lake Lure, NC

{just about an hour outside of Asheville}

They first met in college while both were attending UNC Greensboro!

Although they shared many mutual friends, the two never connected romantically until Facebook brought them together a couple years after they had graduated and moved on to other things!

Matt & Ashley are the Sweetest Couple….

Fond of making¬†each other smile, they’re always¬†laughing! It’s so easy to¬†see that they REALLY love each other!

Ashley & Matt¬†planned a Wine themed, ¬†intimate affair for their closest friends and family at the Beautiful & Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa last month &¬†these guys had a GREAT time! ūüėČ

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*** Please note: the blurred effect in some of the reception photos is an artistic choice in an effort to convey the vibe and atmosphere… they also received lots of ‘normal’ reception photos! ūüėČ ***

Vendor Love: 

Venue, Catering & Bar Service: 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

Dress: Elegant Bridal, Burlington, NC

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Floral: Ingles Markets

DJ: Mr. C’s Mobile DJ Service

Cake: Dogwood Bakery 

Posted on Jun 04, 2015

When you’ve been friends with¬†someone for as long as I’ve known Julie Rabon, you become the kind of Friends that feel more like¬†Family.

You become the kind of¬†friends that¬†share in all of Life’s many ups & downs…

You are there for each other to¬†divide¬†the heavy burden of sorrow or disappointment, you encourage each other & make each other laugh! You multiply each other’s JOY¬†and you CELEBRATE the big milestones in¬†each other’s lives¬†because you’ve been ROOTING for each other all along! ūüôā

Julie has been one of my very best friends since I was 5 years old!

{and I’ll tell ya, I never thought she’d get over JTT – that’s Jonathan Taylor Thomas for those of you who don’t get the Home Improvement reference!} LOL ūüôā jk

I digress…

There have been seasons when life has taken us in different directions, but when it’s a bond like ours, you’re ALWAYS rooting for one another, no matter what!

A little over a year ago, when Julie called to tell¬†me about Jesse & that he¬†had come back into her life after¬†several years apart & told¬†her that he had never stopped thinking about her & that he¬†had¬†never stopped missing her & told her that he wanted to move back to Charlotte to be with her, to give their relationship the real chance that it never got…

{Jesse moved away shortly after they met but they always kept in touch and saw each other when they could!}

I could hear it in her voice…¬†Julie was hopeful, she was excited & THIS was different!

After Jesse moved to Charlotte, I would spend time with Julie & Jesse whenever I would come to town & I was SO Happy for my friend because it was clear, that Jesse was PERFECT for her!

When they face timed me at Christmas to casually show me a Big, BEAUTIFUL Engagement Ring, I CELEBRATED that WIN for them!

I was SO Happy for my friend!

So Happy that she & Jesse found each other again, So Happy that she’s found her life’s partner!

Over the last year, I’ve gotten to know Jesse¬†& ¬†I’m just so impressed with what a patient, kind, funny, wonderfully loving man he is for my friend.

I am SO. HAPPY for the two of them & I am SO Honored¬†to be their Wedding Photographer! ūüôā

I cannot wait to witness their I’DO’s this¬†October at Eseeola Lodge in Linville, NC!

We shot their Engagement Portrait Session last month while I was in Charlotte

Julie, Jesse & I poured over wardrobe choices and bopped around to a few different places in Uptown Charlotte for their Engagement Session!

My FAVORITE photos are the ones where they make each other laugh! ūüôā

Congratulations you two!

I’m so incredibly HONORED to be part of it!

XOX

Brit

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Posted on Jun 02, 2015

I’ve been SO incredibly BUSY that I haven’t had any time at all to Blog about all of the BEAUTIFUL¬†things that¬†I’ve been shooting lately!

What have I been doing you ask!?

Well, I’ve been shooting A LOT of Weddings, Traveling, Shooting Engagement Sessions, Traveling some more & shooting Beautiful Bridal Portrait Sessions!!!

I’ve also been preparing for Abbie & Andrew’s big day {which is coming up this Saturday in Wilmington, NC} & have been building TWO¬†Brand NEW WEBSITES¬†& preparing for a SIX WEEK trip to Ireland {I’m leaving on Monday} where I’ll be photographing THREE Weddings there this June!!! ūüôā

No Big Deal, right!?!

So, true to form, it’s time to play a good ole game of crazy lady¬†blog catch up!

Let’s start with Kevin & Hannah’s Beautiful Destination Wedding at¬†Laurel Ridge Country Club¬† last month!

Hannah & Kevin met when while working for the same engineering firm in Louisiana!

One look at Sweet Hannah & it’s easy to see why Kevin¬†fell in love with her!

That smile of hers lights up every room she walks into!

Kevin’s family lives in North Carolina, so they decided to tie the knot in our Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC!

Hannah & Kevin planned an beautiful, intimate  Wedding with mostly just family & they even had a few of their friends who made the trip to NC to help them celebrate the occasion!

Kevin & Hannah – Thank You SO Much for asking me to be part of such a special day for the two of you & your families!

I really enjoyed getting to know you and working with you over this last year!

Many Blessings for a Long & Happy Life Together!

XOX

Brittany

PS- that was the Best Cake I’ve EVER had! ūüôā

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