This stunning North Carolina wedding was held at Hidden River Events. This wedding venue was the perfect spot for Ashley + Tyler’s wedding. Although the weather could not decide if it wanted to be warm and sunny or cold and snowy. All things considered, Ashley and Tyler were wonderful and game for anything. The couple’s alternative wedding style was so much fun to capture and is not your “typical” wedding.
This is by far the biggest wedding party I’ve ever shot, with a total of 27. With 16 bridesmaids and 11 grooms people, everyone was freezing but game for some fun shots anyway, thank goodness. Ashley + Tyler’s wedding was my first wedding of 2022, so I started off with a bang! It was a complete blast and everyone was wonderful.
A TOUCHING MOMENT
Ashley’s dress had a “malfunction” during her getting ready session. Thankfully, a good friend came to the rescue and sewed her up while her mom calmed her down. I love to capture little moments like this so you can see AND feel the love everyone has for you on your wedding day. Let’s capture your dream North Carolina wedding together.
DOGS ARE THE BEST WEDDING GUESTS
The couple’s Corgi Holly was a major player in this wedding, as was Ashley’s parents’ 12-year-old black flat coat retriever, Abbey. It is always a great idea to include your pup in your wedding photos! After all, they are human’s best friends. Hidden River Events wedding venue loves when you include your furry friends on your special day.
KIND WORDS FROM ASHLEY + TYLER
Snow? Hail? 16 Bridesmaids? No problem for Erica The short answer is: Hire this woman! It will be the best decision you could have made. She’s an incredible communicator, a calming presence in a high-stress situation, an AMAZINGLY talented photographer, and an overall incredible human. I knew from our first call that I’d made the right choice for our wedding photographer. Erica basically planned our wedding itinerary for us and helped create a comprehensive shot list after a single call. And after that, she gracefully accepted the dozens of changes I sent in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the wedding.
As you can see from the photos, we were trying to set a world record for the largest wedding party… and I can’t imagine the logistical nightmare that was created for Erica to capture the photos we’d agreed on. But she CRUSHED it! Not only did she manage to get all 30+ of us in a shot, but she also knocked out individual shots, group photos, and candid photos to make sure all of our loved ones were represented in the gallery. And she did all of this through literal hail, snow, and rain. Who would have thought we’d wake up to snow on our April wedding day? Not me, and I was panicking about how we were going to make it work, and whether or not we’d get the shots I’d been dreaming of for all these months. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. Erica SAVED THE FREAKING DAY! Despite snow, hail, wind, rain, mud, and grumpy friends/family, Erica hustled hard to capture every incredible moment. She kept us laughing through our shivers and chattering teeth, and the results speak for themselves. I can’t recommend Erica highly enough, and I’m already trying to find excuses to work with her again.
Venue: Hidden River Events / @hiddenriverevents
Catering: Anne’s Custom Catering / @annes_custom_catering_
Cake: Anne’s Custom Catering / @annes_custom_catering_
Flowers: Keelin Schneider @keelin.shneider24 AND @hiddenriverflowers
Hair & Makeup: Flawless Airbrush / @flawlessairbrush
Dress: Martina Liana / @martinaliana / @martinalianabridal
Dress shop: La Raine’s Bridal Boutique / @larainesboutique
Wine: Weinhaus Asheville / @weinhausavl
ARE YOU READY TO PLAN YOUR SPECIAL DAY?
Let’s do it together! As your wedding photographer, it is my great honor to capture memories you will cherish forever. If you think we might be a great fit, start by filling out my contact form with as much detail as you have about your wedding day, and I’ll reach out ASAP to set up a discovery call.