Mackenzie and Evan's Gorgeous Asheville, NC Wedding

Asheville, NC is a beautiful little city nestled in the Smoky Mountains. It is where Mackenzie and Evan met (and dated) in high school. It was the perfect setting for their late September wedding! 

A little breakfast with the bride before it was time to get ready (with Honey Nut Cheerios, Mackenzie's thing since she was a toddler!)

Then off to L'eau de Vie Salon in downtown Asheville for hair (and more cheerios)

I snuck in a little selfie with the gorgeous bride, she is my baby cousin, after all!

A certain Evan Ross called on our way to the venue :o)

What a fabulous wedding to be a part of! The venue, Yesterday Spaces was rustic and peaceful. Most of the vendors were a friend or relative giving the wedding a very community feel. And almost all of the details were handmade (like the beautiful calligraphy by the bride and the flower arrangements by the mother of the groom).

Mackenzie designed the invitations herself!

Mackenzie designed the invitations herself!

All that gold calligraphy is her own work!

All that gold calligraphy is her own work!

The rings were custom-designed from the  jewelry shop  where Mackenzie works

The rings were custom-designed from the jewelry shop where Mackenzie works

Mackenzie wore her mother's dress. A seamstress, Brooke Priddy did amazing work giving it a modern style.

The handsome groom!

Evan's cousin Anna did an amazing job on Mackenzie's make-up!

Evan's cousin Anna did an amazing job on Mackenzie's make-up!

I got the Father of the Bride crying with a little first look for him and the bride before the bride and groom's first look.

And this first look...in a tree-lined path...*sigh*

Mackenzie and Evan are just beautiful inside and out. Photographing them was delightful and effortlessly romantic!

The guest got to walk up the tree-lined path to the ceremony site.

(When your kids are at a wedding you are photographing, you make sure to get a few of them ;o). These are my cuties!)

Time for the ceremony!

I loved this moment between the Mother of the Groom and her son just before walking down the aisle...

Probably the most amazing "aisle" I've seen a bride walk down to her wedding!

They were surrounded by so many family members as they made their vows to each other. 

And a sweet bridal party

And then there was the party afterwards. One word: epic!

The first dance...a little sweet...

...and a little spicy!

The mother of the bride and her sisters (my mom is the second from the right). I love these ladies!

They played the cutest version of the The Newlywed Game!

And kind words were shared about them.

The Mother-of-th-Bride made dozens of her famous Italian Wedding Cookies for the dessert table!

And finally...the dancing.

DJ Taylor Pittman, one of the bridesmaid's uncles, was one of the best I've seen!

Even Grandma hit the dance floor!

Yes, that's Uncle Joe doing some air guitar...on his knees...

Yes, that's Uncle Joe doing some air guitar...on his knees...

One last dance...

And a few final words...

And they were off...to enjoy the wonders of married life!

Two final shout outs - one to Candace Hightower who did a wonderful job coordinating the event and the other to my lovely second shooter, Carly Lewallen who came from Chattanooga to assist me for the day!

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