Photographer: Moira Grace Photography
Venue: Lavonia Crest
Lavonia Crest is set in between some of the prettiest of valleys located in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, perfect for any Mountain Wedding. Between the views, rustic feel of the buildings, wide-open space, ceremony locations, and friendliness of the venue owner photographing here was an absolute treat!
Pictured above is part of the rustic wood siding of the building where the bride and groom got ready, here I placed Ashton’s beautiful gown for detailed photos.
Hunter and Russell’s Mountain Wedding was set in such a beautiful location filled with luscious greens and gorgeous forest and mountain views.
The owner of Lavonia Crest thoughtfully decorates each part of his venue in a way that is classy and timeless making for perfect backdrops for every part of the wedding day!
The wedding bouquet was made for the bride by her mom, and she did a spectacular job!
The groom gifted each of his groomsmen a celebratory box filled with bottle openers, cigars, and a compass while they got ready.
The mother of the bride excitedly helped the bride into her dress as the bridesmaids help the flower girl.
I love the moment that they’ve both walked down the aisle and stand before each other where either one or both are crying tears of joy, facing one another and realizing they’ve made it.
They’re getting married, this is real, all the cake tasting, the sizing appointments, the picking of the colors, the choosing of the venue, has led them here to this moment standing before one another promising forever to each other. Getting to capture that moment, the still of this memory captured in time is freaking priceless, it gets me in my feels each and every time.
The reception area set between misty mountains.
Personal touches to your wedding are a must and don’t have to be in your face obvious! The groom loves baseball, so alongside their wedding cake that matched the color and aesthetic the bride got him cupcakes with a baseball theme.
The bride and groom march into the reception area as they are announced
The entrance is immediately followed by the first dance, which is slow and romantic leaving onlookers swooning over these two love birds
The Father-Daughter dance is the opposite of the first dance, upbeat, fast-paced, and funny. I could tell the type of relationship these two have by watching them.
Next is cake-cutting. The bride chose a cake with the “naked cake” style and berries decorating the layers perfect for her mountain wedding. Sad to say there was no smashing of the cake on each other’s faces.
Some of my favorite memories from this night include the foot race that the bride challenged her father to (thankfully by this point she had changed into a more appropriate reception jumpsuit which made it easier for her to run in, she unfortunately still lost to her dad) and the cute vintage bar on wheels serving signature drinks to guests.
Before the night was up Hunter and Russell set off fireworks as they kissed under the moonlit valley.
The night finished with a sparkler exit, a beautiful exit, and an end to a perfect wedding day!