Michelle + Michael

Michelle and Michael’s wedding in Asheville, North Carolina, was a joyous event, filled with laughter and love. The festivities kicked off with a welcome dinner at Twisted Laurel’s upstairs event space, a local hotspot. Both Michelle and Michael prepared for their big day in spacious Airbnb’s in Asheville, providing a relaxed atmosphere to get ready.

The ceremony and reception were held at the Crest Center and Pavilion, a preferred venue perfectly positioned on Crest Mountain. Its back overlook deck yields stunning sunset views over the Blue Ridge Mountains, while its front field provides a picturesque glimpse of downtown Asheville. This venue is charmingly rustic indoors, ideal for serving culinary delights by an in-house team.

The ceremony was a touching spectacle with Michelle’s father walking her down the aisle and her brother officiating. The weather was radiant, ensuring a beautiful sunset that we used as a backdrop for many guest portraits. The reception was a whirlwind of dancing, with three solid hours of non-stop revelry in the main hall of the Crest Pavilion. This hall, with its breathtaking views and expansive space, is often the main draw for couples. Michelle and Michael ended their perfect day with a bubble send-off, a new favorite tradition, narrowly avoiding a bubble barrage from Michael’s father.

Asheville Wedding Vendors

Wedding venue referrals are the best kind of referral for any Asheville wedding. When you are a preferred vendor of a wedding venue, that ads some rapport instantly with the inquiring couple. Thankfully the Crest Center refers me as one of their wedding venue preferred wedding photographers for your Asheville wedding. It’s a great wedding venue to witness a beautiful sunset, with an outdoor wedding ceremony location, with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge mountains while also being on a mountaintop overlooking downtown Asheville for your Asheville wedding. It was a pleasure working with everyone.  Please enjoy this brief look into this memorable Asheville wedding at Crest Pavilion in Western North Carolina.

Couple: Michelle + Michael

Date: June 3, 2022
Planning, Catering, Ceremony Location: Crest Pavilion
Hair & Make Up: Pop of Color Asheville
Photography: Michael Freas
Entertainment: Sound Extreme

Documentary Photographer in North Carolina

When you’re planning your wedding, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is who to hire as your photographer.

If you’re looking for someone who can capture the spirit of your day, then a documentary photographer (hey, that’s me!) is there to capture the entire feeling of the wedding day.

While of course there are some posed photos (because there’s no way I’m not doing some killer portraits with that view) the focus is on you and your family and all the love and emotion of the day.

Asheville Wedding Photographer: 

If you’re planning a wedding at in Asheville, North Carolina or the Western North Carolina Mountains, then let’s talk!

I’d love to hear about your day and what you are looking for in a wedding photographer.