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An Untraditional Celebration at The Ridge – Artistic Asheville Wedding Photographer

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August 14, 2022

Artistic Asheville Wedding Photographer Captures Bride and Groom Smiling at Each Other Holding Parasols at Cocktail Hour Photo

The longer I am a wedding photographer the more I live for when people do things differently. Back in the summer, I helped my dear friend Leigh photograph a wedding at The Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina. One of our very favorite venues. Not only are the views at The Ridge unparalleled so is the staff, who makes every couple’s dreams come true.

So back in July, I met Leigh for this wedding. She told me it was going to be a little different but I was not expecting how incredible it was. First, the bride and groom arrived and went straight to a picnic cocktail hour. This cocktail hour was what summer picnic dreams are made of. Parasols were everywhere, fresh beverages were on tap, laughter, and celebration were abounding. It was a joy to behold. And a visual feast.

Bride Wears Custom Blue Gown

The bride is wearing a gorgeous custom blue dress as she and her husband enter the party. After about an hour the two call everyone to gather around them. They exchange their vows very casually with the gorgeous mountain backdrop. After a few minutes of vows, rings, and a blessing from their parents the couple shares a first kiss. Everyone then makes their way over to the Chateau at The Ridge where an outdoor reception awaits. Tables billowing with gorgeous flowers and amazing food served to all their guests. Such a special wedding meal followed by the toasting of the couple. Then a bluegrass band serenades everyone into dancing and partying into the night.

Seriously one of my favorite days to be a part of! Scroll down to see some of my favorite images from the day.

Picnic Cocktail Hour at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo Baskets of Parasols at Picnic Cocktail Hour Photos Detail of Flower arrangement Photo Details of Picnic Cocktail Hour at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Wedding picnic Cocktail Hour with Parasols Photo Picnic Cocktail Hour details at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Reception Decor at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Wedding Reception Table at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo Picnic Cocktail Hour at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Bride and Groom Entering Cocktail Hour Smiling Photo Wedding Guests at Cocktail Hour at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Bride Talking with Friends at Cocktail Hour Photo Picnic Cocktail Hour at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo Wedding Guests at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Bride Talking with Guests Photo Wedding Guests Smiling at Camera Photo Bride with Friends Holding Parasols at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo Wedding Guests Holding Parasols PhotoBride and Groom Exchanging Vows Photos Groom Kissing Bride on Shoulder Photo Wedding Guests Talking at Tables with Parasols at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo Wedding Guests Sitting at Reception Tables at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photos Groom Kissing Bride on Head at The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Photo The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Bride Holding Umbrella Looking off Photo Bride Holding Champagne Photo The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Groom Looking Down with Jacket Over Shoulder photo The Ridge Asheville Wedding Venue Bride and Groom Walking through Field Photo Artistic Asheville Wedding Photographer Captures Bride and Groom Dancing in Filed Photo Bride and Groom Pouring Champagne Tower at Wedding Reception Photo Black and whites of wedding guests dancing photos Wedding Reception Bride and Groom Dancing Photos Black and Whites of Wedding Guests Dancing photos Sparkler Wedding Exit Bride and Groom Kissing Photo

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