Early fall wedding at Splendor Valley Events with a downtown reception at Reverie Events

There’s something undeniably magical about Caileigh and Taylor’s intimate wedding ceremony. Picture it: just 16 of their closest family and friends gathered to celebrate this significant milestone. The emotion captured in the candid moments tells a story of joy, love, and a new journey between two souls.

This one was special and an intimate look into my neighbors. One that only some get to see. Each element, every intimate moment, this unforgettable celebration.

This wedding was a testament to why getting to know your photographer is essential. Being neighbors elevates getting to know each other, but it’s also a great example. As your wedding photographer, my primary duty is getting to know you. Then everything on the wedding day unfolds naturally.

On the wedding day, I arrived at Splendor Valley early to get some landscape shots of the venue and the mountains. Caileigh and Taylor both arrive separately. Taylor, his brother, his father, and the officiant, Riley, all arrived to help him prepare. When Caileigh arrived, we did some bridal portraits, and I tried to capture the classic elegance of her wedding dress while trying to create some portraits that felt like her. Using a window light is one of my favorite things; it worked out beautifully.

The ceremony was filled with emotions and tears. Kaleigh and Taylor wrote their vows to each other, and they were intense and thoughtful. Taylor quoted Buzz Light Year and had everybody laughing when he ended his vows with “to infinity and beyond!”

After the ceremony, we took some family photos, and then we took some portraits as the light started to get a little intense. After that, we jumped in the car and headed downtown to Reverie Events Asheville to meet up and take some sunset photos downtown.

The downtown Asheville area near Packs Square offers some unique architecture, and during the golden hour, it’s gorgeous. The streets also become fun to shoot in because of all the contrast in the dark shadows. The churches, especially the Asheville United Methodist Church, also provided amazing light and textures. It was a super good session.

Afterward, we headed back to Reverie, and the reception began. A couple shared a first dance and parent dances, and then we had a very intimate candlelit dinner. Being a part of this was a great experience. Still, it also gave me great pleasure because I could make a lasting positive impact on two people I care about.