It was a beautiful late fall day when Heather and Joshua picked The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek for their couples session, reuniting me with the same sweet couple I photographed on their wedding. Nestled in Sylva, NC – West of Asheville – it felt like we had stumbled into an Appalachian paradise as soon as we arrived! This venue truly has something special to offer any bride-to-be looking for her dream location; from its breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains to charming details both historical (like reclaimed timber floors) and ecological (conservation protection!). And talk about hidden gems west of Asheville? Look no further than Parker Mill or Chestnut Ridge too — y’all should check them out… honestly you can’t go wrong here!