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This wedding at Claxton Farms was a beautiful thing. We used the fog for our benefit, to create some dreamy images of the couple and their wedding party. Loved the colors and sweet details added by Jess.

Creative team:

Make up: Blush Asheville

Venue: Claxton Farms

Floral: Flora

Desserts & Cake: 50/Fifty The Art of Dessert

Paper: Minted

Officiant: Jack Hinson

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This couple was all about living in the moment! Things I will always remember about their wedding…

1. The ‘first look’ with her father made me cry like a baby when I downloaded it that evening.
2. During the ceremony, David was cracking her up and it made for some many beautiful laughs.
3. His sister was a by his side, even in the wedding party.
4. The llamas enjoyed the party beyond the norm. They actually ran to greet the guests!
5.  There were so many authentic expressions of love throughout their day.  I’m beyond grateful for capturing their day.

Professional Vendor Love:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Claxton Farm
Event Planner: Asheville Event Co.
Hair: Emily Anne Hair
Make up: Ali Lawless
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Appalachian Fire
Officiant: Fred Werhan
Caterer: M7
Cake: Karen Donetelli
Florist: Flora
Videographer: SixPence Vidoegraphy
Band: The New Royals
Transportation: Blue Ridge Limo
All images copyright Realities Photography | Claxton Farm Wedding Photographer | Asheville Wedding Photographer |


 

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This is part two of Lisa and Neil’s gorgeous wedding. Here’s the nitty gritty details about this fun event…

1. They love to travel so their tables were named after some of their favorite spots.
2. Instead of a first dance, they sang a ‘first song.’ This unique twist had their guests in tears. So beautiful.
3. They had a biscuit bar and you could roast smores as a dessert!
4. When they did the Hora, EVERY SINGLE GUEST was on the dance floor.
5. Steel Toe Stiletto Band rocked the house.

Professional Vendors~
Reception Venue: The Venue
Planner: Wedding Connections
Dress: Vera Wang
Make up: Amanda Anderson
Hair: Zhenya Lazarchuk
Band: Steel Toe Stiletto
Videographer: Misha Schmiedecke
Florist: Flora
Signage: Amber Hatchett Designs and Bethany Thames with Joy Unscripted
Transportation: Elite Limousine

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  1. Lisa Podell

    May 16th, 2017 at 1:10 am

    We are over the moon about the caliber of your photos! You managed to capture all of my friend’s and family’s emotions in the matter of a split second and we get to keep these moments forever! I am eternally grateful and blessed to have these photos as a keepsake of the best weekend of my life!

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The Ridge in Marshall, NC had the perfect breath-taking views for Lisa and Neil’s gorgeous wedding.
Things I know I’ll never forget…

1. They asked for NO FORMAL photos. That’s right, no posed portraits. Instead, I captured moments as they happened organically throughout their day. I will never forget the freedom this allowed for my creativity. Thank you Lisa and Neil.
2. They had special toasts with their immediate family before their guests arrived. Everyone was able to connect and relax before the busyness of the day really started.
3. There was lavender everywhere. Since I’m a huge fan of lavender & essential oils, I felt right at home.
4. This wedding was all about bonds.  Their friendships were so evident and authentic. They had no wedding party because their entire guest list would have been considered.
5. Instead of family photos, they opted to hang with their family and friends at the cocktail hour. The hugs from this time frame may have been my favorite part of the day.

 

Professional Vendors~
Ceremony Venue: The Ridge
Planner: Wedding Connections
Dress: Vera Wang
Make up: Amanda Anderson
Officiant: Karen Sumberg
Ceremony Music: Steel Toe Stiletto
Florist: Flora
Hair: Zhenya Lazarchuk

It’s that moment that you’re ‘revealed’ to your friends who have waited patiently to see you as a bride.

First sight BLISS. The suspense was awesome.


I look forward to sharing their stunning reception images from The Venue soon. Stay tuned.

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  1. Lisa Podell

    May 12th, 2017 at 3:04 am

    What an amazing gift! Your “Things I will Never Forget” section had me immediately in joyful tears. You completely understood us, what mattered to us and my heart is bursting from the extent that you cherished and noticed all of our choices. And the pictures, I couldn’t have dreamed up better photos and capturing of moments if I tried. What magic you create. A Technical and artistic wizard you are! We are beyond grateful and can’t wait for part 2!!! With endless gratitude, Lisa & Neil

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