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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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  1. Kristen Valencia

    June 28th, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    David and I can’t thank you enough for capturing all of the pure joy on our favorite day ever! You were so much fun to work with and our photos are ten times better than we could have imagined!!! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and you lots! 🙂

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Emily and Brad’s wedding at High Hampton in Cashiers was truly beautiful. A few of my favorite things about this event…

1. Emiy’s bridesmaids wore dresses that were in the same color scheme, but all uniquely matched their personalities.
2. It rained throughout their rehearsal evening, then rained all day on the wedding day until 30 minutes before their ceremony. I’ve never seen the rain clear so fast.
3. Emily said I was her “spirit animal.” I’ve never had such a cool compliment in my life. Nothing better than forming a bond and feeling that I can document a persons true personality.
4. The moments after the ceremony when everyone was hugging the couple made me teary eyed. So much love among the family and friends of this couple!
5. I laughed so hard when the guest placed funny face cards over their mouths on the dance floor. So fun to photograph the fun.

Professional vendor love…
Venue: High Hampton Inn
Floral: Floressence
Coordinator: WNC Weddings & Events
Makeup: Pop of Color (Talicia)
Hair: Cotton Rouge in Greenville SC
Cake: Cream and Flutter
Band: Black and Blue Experience

All images copyright Realities Photography | High Hampton Wedding Photographer | Photojournalist Asheville | Wedding Documentary |

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read all about my favorite things at Brittany and Dave’s fabulous wedding at the Conservatory at Biltmore Estate!

1. Brittany had two veils and opted for the one that was rose gold. It was not only beautiful, but it kept with what she truly wanted on her special day! She even had a special gem hair accessory commissioned by Stephanie and Lola Salon to boot!
2. Their wedding was held under a tent at the conservatory at Biltmore, but the sun came out when the couple kissed at the end of the ceremony. Perfect timing for us to get some sunset shots at the south terrace!
3. Their design included elements of chemistry and precious gems. The couple love both of these and it was a uniquely gorgeous combination.
4. They danced with flare!
5. He never stopped holding her hand and the moments between them flowed so naturally.

Professional Vendor Team:
Coordinator: Belle Soiree
Ceremony Musicians: The Moon and You
Reception DJ: Spintastic Sounds (Pat Lance)
Wedding Gown: VOWS Bridal
Decor and Floral: Flora Asheville
First Dance: Edanse Ballroom
Hair: Lola Salon
Make-up: Christie with Blush Asheville
Officiant: Reverend Susie Greene
Videographer: Almond Leaf Studios
Catering, Venue, and Cake Artist: Biltmore

 


 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Brittany Johnston

    June 6th, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Jill did such an amazing job capturing our special day. She gave us a truly wonderful way to look back on such a meaningful event for years to come. Dave and I cherish these photos and the moments they document with family and friends. Jill’s work is absolutely priceless, and she is a pleasure to work with. We couldn’t have asked for more – she’s phenomenal!

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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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