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we can’t believe lauren & alex’s dreamy mountain wedding at the high hampton inn has already come and gone. it seems like we’d been anticipating this one for quite some time. i’ll get to gabbing about these two amazing people in a minute, but first let chat about the smaller details. lauren & alex chose to have a destination wedding in one of the most charming mountain towns in north carolina. cashiers,nc is nestled deep in the blue ridge mountains and it’s full of amazing views, tasty eats and quirky antique shops. the high hampton inn gushes rustic charm and has the feel of a camp for grown-ups… dirty dancing anyone? the foggy, crisp mornings, mountain views, and sprawling dahlia garden were enough to get us scheming about how we could stay at the inn permanently. i love that the inn encourages guests to pick dahlias to keep in their rooms during their stay. how fun is that? with it’s rich history, amazing hospitality and iconic red rocking chairs, we were in photographer heaven! here’s the thing… we love destination weddings because we get a chance to truly connect with the environment, the couple and their loved ones.

you may remember lauren & alex from their engagement session with us a few months back. it was super fun for us to watch them love and be loved by everyone at their wedding, including us! lauren is a photographer, so she gets it. her and alex went above and beyond to make sure we were “having a good time” and “eating enough” throughout the evening. we’re so thankful for their selflessness – even on their own wedding day.

finally, if we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times, but we’ve never seen rain ruin a wedding. we love that lauren and alex tied the knot under the open sky, even if that did mean enduring a bit of drizzly rain. we’re so thrilled with the unique images from their rainy ceremony. and as if it wasn’t perfect enough already, the sun popped out just as lauren & alex were pronounced husband and wife – as if God was shining down on them with his blessing.

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destination wedding in the mountains at high hampton inn
destination wedding in the mountains at high hampton inn
destination wedding in the mountains at high hampton inn
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destination wedding in the mountains at high hampton inn
destination wedding in the mountains at high hampton inn
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destination wedding in the mountains, camp wedding
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destination mountain wedding, high hampton inn
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destination mountain wedding, high hampton inn
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destination wedding in the mountains, high hampton inn
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destination mountain wedding, bride and groom first look
destination mountain wedding, bride and groom first look
destination mountain wedding, bride and groom first look
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destination mountain wedding, high hampton inn
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destination wedding in the mountains, rainy wedding
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destination wedding in the mountains, rainy wedding
destination wedding in the mountains, high hampton inn
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destination wedding in the mountains, rainy wedding
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destination wedding in the mountains, rainy wedding
destination wedding in the mountains, rainy wedding

from rain to full sun in 5 minutes flat… what’d i tell ya?

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destination wedding in the mountains
destination wedding in the mountains
destination wedding in the mountains, high hampton inn

lauren and the lovely, katie, of wedding belles events, killed it with reception details. lauren’s floral theme was perfeclty executed throughout the entire day.

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destination wedding in the mountains, farm table reception
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destination wedding in the mountains, farm table reception
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destination wedding in the mountains, farm table reception
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destination wedding in the mountains, glow stick exit

Huge thanks to all of Lauren & Alex’s amazing handpicked vendors:

Wedding Belles EventsPaul Hairston CinematographyNancy FinneganFloressence FlowersJust CrumbsSalt + PaperieOlivia LaneMountain Party Tents & EventsPink House PressAlexandra’s BridalModern Brides

 

  • Michelle Odom - Lauren I don’t know what you were ever worried about, but this was absolutely GORGEOUS! You were gorgeous, everything came together so perfect! I am so happy for you and Alex and love you guys!

  • Eatherley Schultz - These photos are absolutely phenomenal and depict High Hampton in such a unique and beautiful fashion. Thank you for capturing the florals so beautifully!

hipster engagement on a bike
this session brings back so many good memories. we photographed jordan & audrey’s engagements shortly after we moved back from spain. we literally frolicked all over their grandparent’s property nestled in the appalacian foothills. we still love the images of them scooting down an old dirt road on this tandem bicycle. what a dreamy way to say, adios summer! we’re ready for you, fall.

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this week we’ve been organizing old folders and getting ready for a very busy fall season. we’ve come across so many images from the past that we just love and thought it would be fun to follow the instagram trend of the ole’ throwback thursday. i can’t guarantee that it will happen every week, but we’re excited to revisit some of our favorite weddings/sessions some as old as 5 years ago! we love this shot of crystal beginning to tear up as her and her dad exchange gifts on her wedding day.

urban art deco wedding

we love first looks for so many reasons, but one BIG reason being that after the wedding our couples can simply celebrate being married and enjoy one another without worrying where all the family members are for group photos. robyn & john opted for the first look and we had an amazing time with them shortly following the ceremony. they tied the knot at the alabama theater which is a classic symbol of the art deco era. in fact, the entire block around the theater echos that art deco vibe, including the mcwane science center, so we took a little stroll around the corner and snagged some pretty stellar images of the two lovebirds at the end of the day!

urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding
urban art deco wedding

kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
wow, it’s been a minute since we last blogged. summer travels and mid-day trips to the swimming pool tempted us away from the computer one too many times i suppose! we’re pretty pumped about this amazing session we’re sharing today! for starters, it was our first ever (hard to believe) sunrise session! sara & randall are morning people and had a really great connection at turkey creek, so we were able to have the entire place to ourselves on a day it’s normally closed to the public. if sunrise sessions didn’t actually require getting up before sunrise, i would schedule every session at that time. wesley had to drag me out of bed, but the minute we were in the car headed to meet up with sara & randall i was a ball full of energy.

i’ve probably said it a hundred times and it’s sure to come out again, but sara & randall killed it. sara and i have very similar taste in style (muted tones with a punchy lipstick – yes!) which made me even more excited! we decided that their session looked like something straight out of the pages of kinfolk magazine – swoon! these two met at whole foods, where they both work. they enjoy cooking and hanging out with their two kitties. we chatted about everything from our favorite local restaurants, their upcoming diy wedding, our crazy cat nicknames, non-profits, future tattoos and everything in-between.

kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie
kinfolk engagement, w & e photographie

  • Faron Sutton - I just wanted to let you know what a great job you did in capturing Sara & Randall for their special pictures. I was very impressed. Sara is my daughter and I have always been proud of her but seeing her with Randall in those pics made my heart skip a beat. Great pics indeed.

    Faron Sutton