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Longleaf Vineyard Wedding : R + L

Updated: Feb 13

bride and groom kissing in the vineyards

What does a gorgeous couple, amazing views, and awesome party all have in common? Rachel and Lanston’s wedding day of course! It was held at the beautiful Longleaf Vineyard just outside of Asheville, NC! To be honest, we’ve been wanting to shoot here for a long time but it seems like the starts never quite aligned in terms of availability. One visit to this location and it’s pretty obvious what the hype is all about. They boast some of the best mountain views of any wedding venue in WNC, and their lush vineyards also add that element of romance. Did we mention they have their own wine!? If that wasn’t enough, the owners Wendy and Bryan provide a wonderful experience for the couple, their guests, and the vendors alike!

Like a lot of our couples, I think Rachel and Lanston booked us around year out from their big day. I don’t think anyone could have imagined how much turbulence we would all experience leading up to their wedding last year but through the grace of God, and everybody doing their absolute best to figure things out, Rachel and Lanston were able to reschedule and have their wedding day a few months after anticipated. Like many folks, they had to downsize a little bit, but given how much fun their friends and families were, it felt like a big wedding! The laughs were plentiful, the emotions were strong, and their love was never more apparent. As with every wedding, there is always a particular moment during the day or thing that stands out to us throughout that ends up being our favorite part of the day. For us it was the connection between Rachel and Lanston. There wasn’t any one specific moment, but all of them! These two absolutely adore each other and it shows throughout. From hearing them talk about each other, to hearing the way their friends and family talked about them, talking about each other. Their chemistry, passion, and connection is undeniable and getting to be the person that captures that is truly a gift! We hope you enjoy getting to follow along on their special day as much as we did!

bride and her bridesmaids in their robes
bridal party laughing together
bridal party showing off the back of their robes
groomsmen playing chess
groom's party portrait
groomsmen laughing
groomsmen standing in line looking opposite ways
groomsmen having fun with the groom
groom laughing with his groomsmen
creative lighting portrait of the groom with the groomsmen
groom portrait in front of mountains
close up of bride bouquet and dress
groom walking down the aisle
flower girl walking down the aisle
bride smiling at her dad as he takes her hand
bride and her dad smiling at each other
groom crying as the bride walks down the aisle
groom crying as the bride holds on to her dad's arm
groom hugging the father of the bride
bride and groom holding hands
bride reading her vows to the groom
bride laughing as the groom reads his vows
wedding ceremony at longleaf vineyard
bride smiling at the groom during the ceremony
groom's mother smiling
bride and groom pouring sand into an hour glass
first kiss
bridal party all laughing
traditional portrait of bride and groom smiling in front of the mountains
groom dip kissing the bride in front of the mountains
bridal portrait in front of the mountains
bride and groom ball room dancing
groom's father giving a speech
bride and groom laughing during toasts
bridesmaid laughing during her speech
best man giving a toast to the couple
bride's father giving a speech
groomsman laughing during a speech
bride and groom cracking up
bride caressing groom as he hugs her from behind
bride and groom laughing together
bride laughing as the groom whispers in her ear
moody portrait of bride look off as the groom looks at her
bride and groom smiling at each other
bridal portrait
bride spinning in her dress in a field
sunset portrait of bride and groom in the mountains

Catering: Celine & Co.

Decor: DIY by Rachel

Officiant: Pastor Michael Gullate

Planning/Coordinating: Jennifer Russ

Photo Booth: JCM Photography

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