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Laurel Ridge Country Club Wedding: Alicia + Austin

Updated: Apr 23

bride and groom holding hands and walking in front of the mountains

Beautiful views, exquisite rustic charm, and a couple of cuties that got married…we could only be talking about Alicia & Austin’s wedding at the Laurel Ridge Country club in Waynesville!! We first connected with Alicia & Austin back in October of 2016 for their engagement session at Botanical Gardens in Asheville. Alicia was sweet and quiet and Austin was a loving gentleman but definitely a bit of a jokester, but he made Alicia smile so it was totally cool :)

Shortly after these two rocked their engagement session, they asked us if we would be interested in doing their wedding, to which we responded something along the lines of heck yea! Like many of our couples whom we get to work with for their big day, it was amazing getting to work with them for their engagement session too. We love the opportunity to build a rapport beforehand so when the wedding day finally arrives, there are no nerves, no awkwardness, just a perfect flow of how things should be! Alicia & Austin’s wedding day was exactly this! We arrived at the tail end of Alicia getting her hair & make up done and we were instantly greeted by her sweet smile! We still had a little while before Austin and the groomsmen arrived so we were able to take Alicia and her bridesmaids around the country club for some beautiful bridals! Once the gentleman finally arrived we got to spend a little time with them and the laughs picked up right where they left off last time we saw Austin! Their ceremony took place in the great hall of Laurel Ridge and it was full of a few laughter, a few happy tears, and a whole lot of love! Soon after it was on to our favorite part of the day, couples portraits! We had previously discussed with the videographers and their planner waiting until golden hour for couples photos but soon after the ceremony we noticed the sky was giving us one of our favorite lighting situations. Blue skies and thick white clouds! This helps to softly light the couple but at the same time it keeps that vibrant blue in the sky which you don’t always get during golden hour. We thought it would be a great idea to go ahead and do their couples portraits while the light was great and thankfully everybody else agreed as well! We were soon on our way to the top of Laurel Ridge’s property for some beautiful skies and mountain views! Alicia & Austin effortlessly knocked it out of the park just like they did back in October!

golf course in the back of laurel ridge country club
wedding ceremony welcome sign
rustic wedding reception space at laurel ridge country club
wedding reception table
sweetheart table
floral decor on a fireplace mantle
bride's dress hanging on a tree
bride receiving one last make up touch up
bride's rings sitting in front of her bouquet
bride putting her earrings on in the mirror
bride's mother helping her button up her dress
bride's mother putting on her bracelet
close up bridal portrait in the window light
bridal portrait in front of large windows
bridesmaid portrait
bridal party portrait in front of a small water feature
bridal portrait showing off the back of the dress
traditional bridal portrait in front of yellow flowers
bride and her bridesmaids walking across a bridge
bride's bouquet
groomsman holding up suspenders
groom laughing while helping his little nephew get ready
groomsman putting on bow tie
groom adjusting his shirt in the mirror
groom laughing while his groomsman puts on his boutuonierre
groom's party sitting and laughing
groom's party sitting on stairs together
groom and groomsmen sitting on stairs and smiling
groomsmen picking up the groom
groom hugging his grandmother
groom and pastor walking down the aisle
bride and her father walking down the aisle
groom smiling when he sees the bride walking down the aisle
guest in the front row wiping tears
bride standing with her father during the ceremony
the bride, her father, and the groom all standing together
bride's dad wiping away tears
wedding ceremony at laurel ridge country club
bride and groom smiling at each other during the ceremony
bride and groom sharing their first kiss
bride and groom smiling during their recessional
group portrait of the bride and groom and their extended family
goofy bridal party portrait
bride and bridesmaids laughing
bridal party walking and holding hands
groom smiling at the bride as they hold each other close
bride smiling at the camera as the groom kisses her on the top of the head
sunset portrait of the bride and groom holding hands in front of the mountains
bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains and blue skies
bridal portrait at the top of laurel ridge country club
laurel ridge country club mountain top wedding
traditional portrait of the bride and groom smiling

The rest of the evening was a perfect mix laughs, and sweet dance moves as DJ Robbie got the party moving!

bride and groom sharing their first dance
bride and groom holding each other close on the dance floor
groom smiling at the bride during their first dance at laurel ridge country club
father daughter dance
bride twirling her dad during the the father daughter dance
bridge smiling while dancing with her dad
groom dancing with his mom
groom and his mom laughing during their mother son dance
best man giving a toast
wedding guests raising their glasses
bride dancing with a young girl
wedding guests laughing on the dance floor
groom dancing with his grandmother
young couple dancing
the bride and her mother laughing
congo line dance
wedding guests getting low on the dance floor
man laughing while dancing with two women
grandma getting low on the dance floor
groom twirling the bride during the wedding reception
groom picking up the bride
bride and groom exiting through sparklers at their wedding

As their beautiful day came to an end, these lovelies exited their venue with the same level of excitement they both displayed all day! It was very much a testament to the joy & connection they share and we cannot wait to see where the future takes them! Big congrats to Alicia & Austin and thank you as always to the amazing wedding pros who helped to make this day awesome!

Planning/Coordinating: LeShall Conklin

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Airbrush

Entertainment: A Bride’s DJ

Catering: Laurel Ridge Country Club

Videographer: Campfire Films

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