ashley + landon // wedding . long creek sc
There couldn't have been a more beautiful backdrop for Ashley & Landon's big day than [ Chattooga Belle Farm ]! This working farm in Long Creek, SC was the perfect place to tie the knot, with its gorgeous view overlooking the vineyard & orchards, & the Blue Ridge Mountains off in the distance. The venue in itself was perfectly-suited for Ashley & Landon, but what really made it "them" were all of the personal touches they added to each & every detail of the day. Loved it all!
Ashley got her hair & makeup done by Jessica Dunn of [ La Bella Hair & Makeup ].
Landon & the groomsmen all wore ties handmade by one of Ashley & Landon's family members. They wound up being a little bit too long, so the guys found some scissors & made some last minute adjustments. ;)
Ashley & Landon tied the knot under the barn, with a beautiful view of rolling hills & mountains in the background.
Chattooga Belle was a great place to take photos of the newlyweds. We wondered through the vineyard & orchard, & everywhere we went was just perfectly picturesque.
I should also mention that Landon's vest was handmade too. Don't you just love the star buttons?! The girls' bouquets & all the centerpieces were put together with fresh cut flowers from [ Earth Blooms ], a local flower farm that specializes in a broad range of environmentally responsible gardening techniques & organic practices.
A seriously amazing view!
Ashley & Landon made every effort to keep their wedding green, including using compostable plates, cups, napkins, & cutlery - all of which made it back to "Back to the Garden" compost. Brasstown Barbecue put together an amazing spread of barbecue yumminess including chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, & a fantastic Brunswick stew.
I was so in love with their takeaway gifts - Nana's peach preserves in their adorable gingham wrappings & the little burlap sacks labeled "as good as it grits" were way too cute!!
Ashley's matron of honor made all of the cakes & desserts & did a fantastic job. Loved the adorable personalized clothespin cake topper, too!
The [ Lomax Observation Circle ] out back made a great place for guests to hang out during the cocktail hour & enjoy a cold beer & peanuts.
There were quite a few kids in attendance, so Ashley & Landon made a special point to set up a fantastic kids area where they could play games & do some arts & crafts. The adults wound up really enjoying the bolo toss & cornhole games, too. :)
Ashley & Landon's had their first dance just as the sun hit the horizon, & it was the perfect start to a wonderful evening. Their live bluegrass band, [ The Whiskey Gentry ], kept the music going & guests on their feet all night.
And as Ashley put it, they were off "in a flurry of lavender!"
And last but not least, a few photos from our costume photobooth!
ceremony + reception . [ Chattooga Belle Farm ]
hair + makeup . Jessica Dunn with [ La Bella Hair & Makeup ]
florist . [ Earth Blooms ]
band . [ The Whiskey Gentry ]
caterer . Brasstown Barbecue
cake . Catherine Haynie
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