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Highland Brewing Wedding Asheville: E + L


When we look back on LaTara and Eric’s wedding at Highland Brewing Company we can’t help but think of how meant to be their special day felt! The first time we connected with LaTara was when she called us as we were driving to Linville Gorge for an engagement session. Anyone whose ever driven out that way knows that once you get close there is limited if any signal, but on this day, the signal was strong! Not to mention the odds of everything lining up timing-wise. We soon learned LaTara was a Sgt. in the US Air Force and stationed in Alaska. Just a few time zones differences but somehow by chance, everything lined up! We soon learned she was getting married at Highland Brewing Co. here in Asheville and she was working with our friends from Smash Events! (Double yes!!!) This is one of our favorite venues in the area and everybody on the Smash team is A-mazing!


Given the timezones and both of our crazy schedules we knew that communication would be somewhat limited before the their big day but thankfully we were all able to meet the week before their wedding! Remember that notion of everything being meant to be? Getting to meet her and Eric was like hanging with two old friends! We enjoyed warm brews at Odd’s Cafe in West Asheville and shared many laughs as the hours passed by quickly. We knew we were going to be in for an epic time when their big day finally arrived!

Easily our favorite part of their wedding day was their first touch! If you’re not familiar with that term, it’s similar to a first look but the bride and groom don’t see each other. In most weddings they will hold hands around a corner, pray together, or say their vows to one another before the ceremony. Eric and LaTara decided hold hands and just share a few words but it soon turned into one of the most emotional moments we’ve been blessed to document during a wedding day. Eric kept his eyes closed to save the surprise for down the aisle at LaTara’s request, but before we knew it, they went from laughing and holding hands to wiping away tears and holding each other close. It was one of those moments we absolutely live for and one of those couples we couldn’t help but love! We think you will too, enjoy everyone!



Venue: Highland Brewing Company

Planning/Coordinating: Smash Events

Hair & MU: Della Terra Beauty

Catering: Smash Events

Videography: Red Kat Productions

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Jennifer and Joe Mackey

828-367-7159

Asheville, NC 

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