Friday started with this Asheville wedding photographer headed to a Castle in the mountains! I was blown away by the Smithmore Castle and that there even was a real castle in the mountains of Western North Carolina, what? The shoot started great, I met the florist, Dottie Edwards, who was just a gem. After a few minutes of talking we discovered that Harry’s grandmother taught her piano growing up in Clinton, SC. Are you even kidding me? What a small world that our Nana taught this sweet lady piano lessons. Well to say that her floral arrangements are beautiful is an understatement. She does amazing work…so if you are in search of a florist look her up she is wonderful.
This wedding inspiration shoot at the Smithmore Castle in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, right outside of Asheville was simply gorgeous. With an Olde World Romantic theme, Styled shoots with Sarah Elizabeth knocked this one out of the park. Every detail was just perfect, this may be my favorite styled shoot I have participated in so far.
Our first models Kimmye and Justin have been dating since Valentines Day and are just the sweetest couple. “We haven’t been officially together for long, but it feels like we’ve known each other way longer,” Kimmye says. Kimmye is a car model and pro dance-cheerleader for The Hunnies. One of the only pro cheerleading teams that are contracted per season. This season they are signed with the Carolina Thunderbirds Hockey Team and the Triangle Torch Arena Football Team. Boyfriend, Justin is a welder. They both enjoy spending time together and riding motorcycles and building DIY projects. Justin sounds like an very supportive boyfriend who goes to Kimmye’s dance practices to support her. Laughter, goofing off, and singing are ways they have fun together.
The Second Model is Rheannon Ferguson, an event planner, who helped plan todays styled shoot. She is also in school for her cosmetology license. She and her high school sweetheart, Kori, like camping, concerts, and going on trips together. Rheannon has a, 9 year old, son who loves to read, especially Harry Potter books. Enjoy my favorite images below from this beautiful shoot.
Host/planning/styling | SARAH MILLER
Décor/Styling | PERFECT PLAN
Floral Design | INSPIRED DESIGN
Venue | SMITHMORE CASTLE
Vintage Decor | EAST WEST VINTAGE RENTALS
Bakery | ASHEVILLE CAKE AND EVENTS
Jewelry | GYPSY GEMS
Calligraphy | LINED GOODS
Ribbon | A RIBBONS NEST
Tableware | THE PRISSY PLATE COMPANY
Dress shop | BRIDE BEAUTIFUL
Hair Accessories | LIETOFIORE
High fashion bride | RHEANNON FERGUSON
Feb 28, 2018