- Joe and Jenny
Chestnut Ridge Wedding: Kalie + Jono
One thing you’ll notice fast if you look around the WNC area is there are a BUNCH of wedding venues! In the almost 4 years that we’ve lived in Asheville, we’ve seen several come and go, while others have taken off and flourished! One of those venues that has taken the area by storm is Chestnut Ridge! This was our second time getting to come visit and we could not have asked for a better day! On this special occasion we were blessed to be a part of Kalie & Jono’s wedding day! You may remember this lovely couple from their engagement session in September of last year up at Black Balsam. If case you don’t click here because they absolutely rocked it :)
Having already had the pleasure of meeting Kalie and Jono as well as working with them, we knew we were going to be in for a awesome wedding! They were dynamite on camera and we had a hunch that their friends and family would be just as fun to work with for their big day! Our instincts were definitely correct and on a day that saw in and out rain, low rolling fog, and mad dashes for rainbows, we had a crew that kept everything upbeat throughout the entire celebration! Throw in a beautiful venue like Chestnut Ridge, and it had all the makings of an epic wedding day!
Like every wedding there’s always something that stands out for us, and getting to write from my perspective, it was definitely the groom and his groomsmen! It’s something I briefly touched on a couple of weeks ago in a blog about working with grooms. Jono and his groomsmen were the epitome of getting to work with a great group of guys! Even when it started to rain in the middle of groomsmen photos, they were game to throw up some umbrellas, grab their Highland Brewing Co. choice of beers and keep the party going! Of course we enjoyed the heck out of getting to capture the connection between Kalie and Jono again, the beautiful details around the venue, and the bridesmaids always know how to turn it on, but in the back of our minds, we kinda already knew that was going to be wonderful! The fellas were a pleasure to work with and without a doubt they helped to set the tone for the day from the get go!
So this is the part of the blog where I could totally keep talking and probably over indulge you with all of the awesome sauce that was Kalie and Jono’s wedding day, buuut we would rather show you! Thanks as always for following along and we hope you enjoy!
Venue: Chestnut Ridge
Planning/Coordinating: Foreman Event Co.
Hair & Make up: Flawless Airbrush
Catering: Verbena Cakes and Catering
Florals: Carolina Flowers
DJ: SC Party DJ
Dessert: The Hop Ice Creamery
Videographer: Carter Wong
Officiant: Asheville Marriages
Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted