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Ashley & Caleb's Wedding: Chestnut Ridge

Updated: Mar 5


bride and groom holding hands and walking in front of chestnut ridge

Last September we were a part of one of the cutest engagement sessions at The UNC Asheville Botanical Gardens. C’mon you remember from social media, the burgundy dress, the blue blazer, and all the love! Well if you don’t remember, their names are Ashley and Caleb and they pretty much rock!

In March these two beautiful souls tied the knot at Chestnut Ridge! Even though we had already been to their venue a bunch in the past 2 years, there were some fun happenings and unique elements on their wedding day that made it super fun from a photography stand point, but also because these things were totally Ashley & Caleb! If you didn’t know, Chestnut Ridge allows it’s couples the opportunity to go skeet shooting (or clay pigeons as some folks call them) the morning of their wedding and that’s just what Caleb and his family & friends did. When we heard about this, it was something fun and different we wanted to be a part of because as it’s not the typical thing we get to shoot on a wedding day. Being visual storytellers at heart, we knew this would be fun to document and add to their album. On top of getting to be a part of the action, it also allowed the opportunity to go around to the backside of the property and get a different perspective of the venue from all the way across the valley. One of our other favorite parts of their wedding day was a handsome little fella named Russell. He wasn’t very big or loud but believe me, when he entered the room, he stole the show. We’re talking about their fur baby! We have two doxies at home ourself so when we found out they were bringing Russell to their wedding, I’d be lying if I said we weren’t just as excited to meet him (lol . . . too cute!). They were able to integrate Russell into a few parts of their day including the ceremony, and even some of the details! If only ours behaved this well, but I digress. Their big day started with a bang (pun intended) and ended just same way as they had a BEAUTIFUL firework exit that I’m sure all those in attendance won’t soon forget! As always, thank you guys for following along and we hope you enjoy!

chesnut ridge wedding venue welcome sign
groom's party suits and bags
groomsman and his son hanging in the back of a side by side
cows in a pasture in the mountains
chestnut ridge wedding venue
shots guns sitting on a gun rack
instructor going over gun safety
shotgun shells
groom's party skeet shooting shotguns
shotgun barrel popping out from a blind
grooms loading his shotgun
scoreboard
bride getting her lipstick done
bride's shoes and bouquet
bride's details
bride's rings in front of her bouquet
bride's dress hanging on a chandelier
bride and her mom sitting on a couch
bride putting a bracelet on her mother
bride's brother holding a banana flask
bride trying not to cry and the bridesmaid laughings
bride laughing as she raising a bottle of champagne
bride laughing with her bridal party
mountain view outside of the bridal suite at chestnut ridge
bridesmaids dresses hanging
bride's sister and little nephew laughing
bride's sister helping her button her dress
bride smiling in the mirror
bridal portrait in the window light
bride and bridesmaids smiling
bride and her sister doing a funny pose
bridal portrait in front of the mountains
bride holding her dachshund
wedding reception space at chestnut ridge
white and gold wedding cake
wedding farm table
grand sweetheart table at chestnut ridge
photo booth set up at chestnut ridge
bride and groom's last name sign
photo booth sign
florals on a the wedding table
custom cake knife
tart desserts
bride and groom's bar menu
wedding favor dog treats
groom's wedding details
bride's brother helping her dad get ready
groomsman helping his son get ready
custom wedding cup
groomsmen laughing together
little boy's feet hanging off of a chair
groom's brother helping him with his collar
groom buttoning his vest
groom laughing at his brother
traditional groom's party portrait
groom smiling in the foreground as the groomsmen hang out int he background
groom's party lined up in a V
dramatic groom's party portrait in front of a pool table
bride's dad awaiting her arrival
bride crying when she's sees her dad
groom fist bumping his buddy
dachshund running into wedding ceremony
groom kissing his dog
flower girl walking down the aisle
bride and her dad walking down the aisle
groom smiling as the bride comes down the aisle
groom and bride's dad shaking hands
groom reacting to something the bride's dad said
chestnut ridge wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony in the wedding chapel at chestnut ridge
bride crying as groom reads his vows
bride and groom sharing their first kiss
bride and groom and their dog walking back down the aisle
bride raising her bouquet in the air as they walk out of the ceremony
bride and groom smiling with their dachshund
bride and her bridesmaids laughing
goofy wedding party portrait in front of chestnut ridge
traditional wedding party portrait in front of chestnut ridge
bride and groom looking at each other in front of chestnut ridge
groom holding the bride in front of an antique truck
groom kissing bride on the temple
bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other in front of the mountains
bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains
bride and groom branding a cow hide
bride and groom smiling with their branded cow hide
bride and groom sharing their first dance
bride smiling at the groom during their first dance
father daughter dance at chestnut ridge
mother son dance at chestnut ridge
groom laughing while talking to guests
groom's brother giving a toast
groom's mother crying
groom crying during his brother's speech
bride's brother giving a toast
bride laughing at the sweetheart table
bridesmaid giving a toast
little girl in the photo booth
bride laughing with her friends
wedding guests dancing
groom and friends using the photo booth
bridesmaid singing on the dance floor
groom smiling with his friends
wedding guests slow dancing
bride tossing the bouquet
bridesmaids going to catch the bouquet
wedding guest upstairs caught the bouquet
groom dancing up on the bride
groom laughing as he lap dances the bride
groom tossing garter
single men attempting to catch the garter
groom hugging the bride's brother
bride and groom kissing on the dance floor
bride's family having fun on the dance floor
creative lighting shot of the bride and groom underneath an umbrella
little kids suing the photo booth
bride and groom watching fireworks

Special thanks to all of the awesome wedding pros who helped make this day epic!

Planning/Coordinating: Mingle

Hair & Make up: Flawless

Florals: Springvine

Photo Booth: JCM Photography

Videography: Scarlette Fox Films

Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted

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