alison + matt // wedding . weaverville nc

As always, we are thrilled when a fellow wedding photographer asks us to shoot their wedding! Alison of [ Alison Church Photography ] traveled all the way from Atlanta for her wedding in the beautiful mountains near Asheville.

It was our first time shooting at [ Claxton Farm ] & I totally fell in love. The venue is still an active farm (complete with llamas & mini horses!) & is surrounded by beautiful mountains & farmland.

Claxton even has a game of horseshoes set up out back. How fun is that?

Alison's dress couldn't have been more perfect for her mountain wedding - she found her vintage wedding dress online.

Hanging out with the guys.

In LOVE with the whole wildflower look to the floral arrangements! Can you believe Alison put these together herself??

And as usual, we were super excited Alison & Matt decided to see each other before the ceremony for some "first look" photos. I know I say this every time, but it makes the day so much less stressful & enjoyable for the bride & groom...

And it gives you cute photos like these! :)

And it gives us tons of time to take a bunch of photos of the couple together, too!

I can't stop raving about how much I loved Alison's wedding details. Everything just fit the mountain theme perfectly. Her gorgeous cake was created by [ Tiffany's Baking Co. ] in Candler, NC. Outside of that, all the details were done in their entirety by Alison with the help of her bridal party. Just goes to show that with some creativity, there are a lot of do-it-yourself things you can do to make your wedding really "you."

The ceremony spot was perfect too, with beautiful light & a gorgeous backdrop of mountains & wide open sky.

Another unique detail that really added that personal touch to Alison & Matt's wedding was the band. The [ Packway Handle Band ] came all the way from their home state of Georgia for the wedding & played for the couple & their guests from the start of the day until the end of the evening. I am always a big fan of live music at weddings, so it was really fun to see a band included in both the ceremony & reception.

I don't usually talk much about officiants at weddings, but I have to tip my hat to [ Howard Hanger ]. This was one of the sweetest ceremonies I've seen. He had a way with words during the ceremony that just really made you feel all the love & devotion that comes together in this big moment for a bride & groom.

I know I already said so, but I love this spot for photos!!

Thanks again, guys!! :)

venues :
ceremony + reception . [ Claxton Farm ]

vendors :
officiant . [ Howard Hanger ]
band . [ Packway Handle Band ]
caterer . [ M7 Event Solutions ] with Claxton Farm
cake . [ Tiffany's Baking Co. ]

kristen + jason . jordan + bo // prom 2009 . greensboro nc

Obviously, this blog post is a little overdue, but I wanted to share some of the photos from my sister's senior prom this past spring. Whether we're doing prom photos or senior portraits, senior sessions always wind up being some of the most fun to shoot! I had a great time hanging out in downtown Greensboro photographing Kristen, Jason, Jordan, & Bo looking all snazzy in their prom get-up. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your special day, guys!