Sometimes working at a new venue is amazing, but sometimes it’s so spectacular it sets the tone. This would also be the first Western North Carolina wedding I photographed, so double the fun!
I grew up in the same town as Tate, and knew his family. This one was special for many reasons. My approach as usual was more personal (its what my end goal with each couple is), and 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.
Their choice of Twickenham House as a wedding venue is a popular one with Western North Carolina and Asheville wedding photographers, and it’s easy to see why. 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 every detail of their attire from Willowby by Waters and the Ivory & Beau dress shop of Savannah, GA.
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Outside the cottage doors, the stone entry beautifully framed Maggie, and the light was exactly what you crave.
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.
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 wedding portraits set in a mountain wedding.
In my experience, couples with a great vibe almost always have friends who create an incredible atmosphere on the dancefloor, which is great fun to capture.
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!
Venue: Twickenham House & Hall
Planner: Weddings by Bethany
Photography: Michael Freas Photography
2nd Photographer: Jesse Roberts
Hair/MUA: Jennifer Abercrombie
Floral: Golden Thistle Design
Catering: Reids Catering
Strings: Summit Strings
Shuttle/Limo: Air Haven Limo
Band: Affirmative Groove