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Brianne + McCartney: The Farm a Gathering Place Wedding


Remember these beautiful faces? If not then you should totally click here to see their adventurous engagement! For their wedding day, they traded in the wild outdoors of their engagement session for the unrivaled rustic elegance of The Farm a Gathering Place in Candler, NC! Having visited The Farm a lot in the past few years, and having gotten to know Brianne and McCartney better than we ever thought possible (no seriously we used to run into them like once or twice a week, apparently we both LOVE coffee), we knew this would be a perfect match for their special day, and man, was it ever!? The seemingly unpredictable weather around Asheville was in true form as the days leading up to their wedding looked like it might be a wash out! I think Brianne had wrapped her head around the idea that it was going to be a rainy get together for most of the day as I joked with her via instagram that she shouldn’t even mention the ‘R’ word! As fate would have it, it did rain, BUT the majority of their wedding day saw the sun shinning and blue skies!

For the purposes of playing it safe they decided to move their ceremony indoors. We were familiar with the reception space at The Farm for receptions, but this will mark the first time we’ve shot a ceremony inside there and let me just say, we can hardly wait for the next one! Between the natural light pouring in, the colorful floral arrangements provided by our friends at The Never Ending Flower Farm, and the fireplace backdrop, it was such a lovely ceremony space!

As the day began with these beautiful brides everyone was all smiles! You could feel the nervous excitement from both of them, but never to the point of stress, just an anxious feeling of ‘OMG I can’t wait!’. Along with their family, our good friend Julia from Heartfelt Elopements was there to help provide some of her comfort and calming presence! As she helped with dresses, and any little thing they needed, we snapped away at all the little beautiful moments and laughed right along with them! As it often is, one of our favorite memories from this special day was Brianne and McCartney’s first look! This was one of those parts of the day where the weather was cooperating and shortly after she finished getting ready, McCartney’s mom and sister helped her get into place! McCartney decided she wanted to have their first look under the Gazebo on property where they were originally going to get married! With the way the light was glowing, we knew this would be the perfect spot! After waiting for what I’m sure seemed like forever to her, McCartney was soon greeted by Brianne as she approached from the path behind her. Her face was that of absolute delight and much like their engagement session, these two absolutely resonated love!

After a many heartfelt speeches, these ladies danced the night away with family and friends! From beginning to end it was such a fun wedding! Getting to know Brianne and McCartney throughout this journey was a pleasure for us! To echo much of the speech out friend Julia gave during their reception, we feel honored and privileged to have been a part of their story and even more so to have made two new friends along the way! Congratulations ladies and a big thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make this day AWESOME!

Venue: The Farm a Gathering Place

Planning/Coordinating: The Farm a Gathering Place

Hair & Make up: Anarie

Florals: The Never Ending Flower Farm

Ceremony Music: Benjamin T. Warner

Reception Music: Benjamin T. Warner

Catering: The Farm a Gathering Place

Officiant: Heartfelt Elopements

Cake: Short Street Cakes

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Jennifer and Joe Mackey

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Asheville, NC 

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