Pretty Place Wedding : C + N
If you’ve been following us on social media recently, then you no doubt have seen Caroline and Nate gracing our posts! These two absolutely rocked it on their wedding day and while I like to think we make all of our couples comfortable, these two effortlessly fell into place like they had been practicing for months! Like many of our couples from out of state, our first connection was on the phone and after finding out Cindy (her mom) and Caroline were both educators (and I used to be an art teacher) we hit it off! We did eventually get to meet Caroline and her parents in person for a little dinner in downtown Asheville and it was like hanging with a few old friends. Just from the conversations and laughs, we knew Nate must have been a heck of a guy and we were excited to meet him as their big day quickly approached.
When their wedding day finally arrived, the ladies found themselves at Haywood Park Hotel and the guys at The Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville, two of our personal favorites! It probably doesn’t seem like much but one thing you learn quickly as a wedding photographer, not all getting ready spaces in hotels are created equally and these are two of the best, especially if you can squeeze in some rooftop action before heading out. The beginning of the day was filled with all the excitement you would expect but hardly any nervous energy. I think the combination of their special connection with each other and being surrounded by an awesome crew of family & friends made for a super smooth and fun beginning of the day!
Caroline and Nate’s wedding ceremony was held at one of our favorite venues in the area and funny enough, technically it’s in South Carolina! It’s Pretty Place Chapel and it’s just over an hour outside of Asheville. If you’re coming from the NC side, you’ll typically pass through the beautiful Dupont State Forest area to get there. It’s a location that very much still feels like NC and a ceremony venue that has become iconic in the region for it’s breathtaking views. It was the perfect setting for their love story and we had a blast getting to document all of the beautiful moments. Our favorite part of the ceremony was when Caroline and Nate invited all of their family up to the altar to pray with them during the ceremony. It was one of those special moments where you’re overtaken with a feeling joy and sacredness as two families become one, and two hearts become one.
As we mentioned previously, you usually have to pass through Dupont to get here and since Caroline and Nate had a little extra time, we decided to take advantage of some of the surrounding natural beauty here as well before heading back to Isa’s for their reception. It was a fun evening highlighted by many laughs and really good food. It was an amazing day with two of the sweetest people you will ever meet and one that we won’t soon forget! Big congrats to Nate and Caroline and we hope you all enjoy as you follow along!
Special thanks to all of the amazing vendors!
Ceremony Venue: Pretty Place Chapel
Reception Venue: Isa's French Bistro
Getting Ready Location: Haywood Park Hotel
Getting Ready Location: Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville
Catering: Isa's French Bistro
Coordinating/Planning: Caroline Lohan (MOB)