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Crest Center & Pavilion Wedding: P + B

Updated: Mar 5

bride and groom going in for a kiss at crest center in asheville

By far one of our favorite weddings this year has been Poppy and Bates’ classy soiree at The Crest Center and Pavilion! We got a nice preview of what their wedding day would be like the night before at their rehearsal dinner. Good vibes, good music, and plenty of laughs to go around! Besides being excited to work with Poppy and Bates again (they totally rocked their engagement) we were also excited as it was our first time getting to shoot at The Crest Center & Pavilion. In the recent years our team has actually shot there, but this was our first time personally and we knew from venue tours that it was going to be an amazing place to spend a wedding day! Poppy and her girls got ready in downtown Asheville and made their way to the Botanical Gardens for their bridesmaid photos. This time of year the gardens are in full bloom and they made for the perfect flowery backdrop for these lovely ladies! As Poppy and her bridesmaids worked the camera with ease, back at The Crest Center, we took Bates and his groomsmen around and about! After a solid Captain Morgan pose to get us started, it was pretty apparent that these fellas were ready to rock it!

For us, couples photos are always one of our favorite parts of any wedding day and these two were no exception, but Poppy and Bates’ ceremony was easily one of the highlights! While the facilities at the Crest Center and Pavilion are full of exquisite character and detail, the ceremony spaces provide stunning mountain views that serve as the perfect backdrop for any wedding!

The Emerald Empire Band ran away with the show from there! Poppy and Bates’ and all of their family and friends packed the dance floor all the way through the end of the night and whether it was EEP playing one of the infinite hits they know, or the Spice Girls in between sets, this crew knew how to rock it! The night seemingly flew by and as Poppy and Bates exited through a sea of sparklers, they put one last exclamation point on this amazing day with a kiss!

bride's jewelry and shoes
bride's ring laying on her veil
blue heart stitched to the inside of the bride's dress
bride's dress hanging on a mirror
cute shot of bride with all of her bridesmaids in robes
sweet moment of bride hugging her mother
candid moment of the bride laughing while holding champagne
flower girl coloring
bride's mother helping her button her dress
reflection of the bride looking out the window
bride and bridesmaids pouring champagne in the back of a limo
traditional portrait of the bride and her parents
bride and bridesmaids laughing
bride holding hands with the flower girls
bridal portrait in front of pink flowers
traditional bridal portrait of the bride smiling
crest mountain welcome sign
groom and groomsmen talking and having a beer
bride and groom's koozies
groom taking a captain morgan portrait
traditional groom's party portrait at crest center and pavilion
groomsmen drinking beer and laughing
groom in the foreground as the groomsmen hang out in the background
traditional groom's party portrait in soft light
groom portrait in front of fence line
dramatic groom's party portrait indoors
grooms reading his note from the bride
groom's hands holding a note from the bride
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memory table
live music at the wedding ceremony
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farm table decor in the reception space
farm table florals in the reception space
white inspired table florals
farm table decor with lights in the background
white wedding cake
vanilla cupcakes
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guests taking their seats for the wedding
bride and her father walking down the aisle
groom crying as the bride walks down the aisle
bride hugging her father before he gives her away
bride smiling at the groom during the ceremony
groom looking at the bride during the ceremony
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blue sky wedding at crest center in Asheville
bride and groom sharing their first kiss
bride and groom smiling after the wedding ceremony
bride and groom walking down the aisle during the recessional
full wedding party portrait in front of the cross
bride and groom resting foreheads on each other as the bride's veil floats
groom kissing bride on the cheek in front of the mountains
bride and groom entering the reception with their arms raised
bride and groom sharing their first dance
bride and groom smiling at each other during their first dance
bride and groom kissing during their first dance
groom talking to two buddies
bride talking to a friend
bride and groom cutting the cake
bride smiling with cake on her face
bride's father giving a speech
bride and groom laughing during wedding toasts
maid of honor giving a toast
wedding guests watching during speeches
bridesmaids all lined up to give a toast
traditional portrait of the bride and groom smiling in front of the mountains
bride and groom holding hands and walking in front of the mountains
bride smiling at the groom as they touch foreheads
bride and groom kissing in front of the mountains
bride and groom smiling at each other
groom leading bride across an open field
dramatic lighting sunset portrait of the groom kissing the bride
father daughter dance
mother son dance
bride's parents dancing
lead singer of wedding band singing
blurred light dance floor shot
blurry light motion dance floor shot
wedding guests with their arms in the air
bride and groom posing with their alma mater flag
bride posing with her college friends
flower girl riding on her dad's shoulders
bride dancing with her bridesmaids
bridesmaid doing the worm dance move
bride and groom smiling during their sparkler exit
bride and groom kissing during their sparkler exit

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

Planning/Coordinating: The Crest Center and Pavilion

Make up: Flawless

Videography: Blue Couture Films

Dessert: Cakes by Gray

Catering: M7

Officiant: Jack Hinson

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