Western North Carolina Mountain Wedding at Twickenham House

A wedding celebration in the mountains of North Craolina is the start of many awesome love stories. The couple finds this amazing spot that would make any day phenomenal. Its just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, and any wedding photographer would be happy with the spectacular mountain views it offers as a backdrop for the ceremony site. This was a main focus of the wedding planning process for Maggie and Tate.

So how do I know the couple? I grew up in the same town as Tate, and knew his family.  This one was special for many reasons. My approach as usual is more personal (its what my end goal with each couple is), and their wedding celebration was one of the times I have felt most free while capturing a couples wedding story.  My intent was specific: showcase the most raw and genuine moments from the day. Its why I pride myself in being one of the best wedding photographers of North Carolina.

Twickenham House wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The wedding day took place at Twickenham House in Western North Carolina. Its an absolutely amazing wedding venue. Its a 2-2.5 hour drive from Winston Salem and Charlotte.  For me it was not really on my radar until we talked about it during the wedding planning process. Im a wedding photographer based in Asheville NC, so most of my photography services are in Asheville and Charlotte. I was excited. It was also the perfect amount of time for a few podcasts and some stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the drive over.

Western North Carolina Wedding Photography

The day began with Maggie surrounded by her family and bridesmaids. Laughter and joy filled the room while the abundance of natural light in the space made capturing emotion filled images of their love story stress free.

Outside the spacious guest cottage doors, the stone entry beautifully framed Maggie, and the light was exactly what you crave. Top notch textures that an English manor boasts, a legendary estate, and a special day filled with special moments. You could feel the energy switch as this new chapter of their love story was written. I loved working with the textures of Twickenham House, both inside and out. The Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, create a majestic backdrop, and the lighting is perfect. 

Wedding Ceremonies at Twickenham House

Their ceremony, hosted on a cliff overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, was cinematic. The blue skies stretched out in every direction as their uncle, who also had done work in my own grandmother’s Church in South Carolina, proudly did the honors.

From the guests coming up the winding path to the altar to the moment Tate saw Maggie on her father’s arm, this whole ceremony was about not only their deep connection, but that of their family and friends all there to support them as they said, “I do”

Tate’s choice of a royal blue suit mixed well with the evening light’s warmth and created just the perfect amount of pop for their mountain wedding photography. The park like grounds of Twickenham house plus the spectacular mountain views of the blue ridge mountains, made this wedding celebration truly special and full of special moments. The high country wedding vibes were flowing. A timeless collection of wedding details combined to tell a love story.

After the absolutely amazing ceremony

After the ceremony we sent the guests down towards the beautifully manicured lawn and reception cottage for cocktail hour. We took the couple into the cliff area just adjacent to the wedding ceremony site. The sun coming over the ridge line from my high vantage point was absolutely amazing. A true private sanctuary in nature for wedding photographers. I wish I had amazing couples who get married in amazing places every weekend. A legendary estate that an English manor boasts. Yep I said it again haha!

The love story continued during the reception. Friends and family told stories that made us laugh, but everyone just wanted to dance. In my experience, couples with a great vibe almost always have a wedding party who creates an incredible atmosphere on the dancefloor.

Maggie & Tate’s friends and family did not disappoint in this department. Everyone embraced wearing their custom wedding day facemasks (thank you for thinking of others!), and it made for some one of a kind reception moments.

The evening came to a close with a fabulous sparkler exit, set against the twinkle lights of Twickenham House. What an honor to photograph this wedding. It felt like family, a homecoming and work all wrapped into one!

Wedding Vendors:

Twickenham House & Hall

Wedding Planner: Weddings by Bethany

Wedding Photographer/Lead Photographer: Michael Freas Photography

2nd Photographer: Jesse Roberts

Hair/MUA: Jennifer Abercrombie

Flower Artists: Golden Thistle Design

Catering: Reids Catering

Strings: Summit Strings

Shuttle/Limo: Air Haven Limo

Band: Affirmative Groove

Getting Married in North Carolina at a charming old english manor or the Western North Carolina Mountains?  Lets get together and talk about what to expect from wedding photographers!  You can also email me: michael@michaelfreas.com

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