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Grand Bohemian Asheville Wedding Photos | Julie + Allen

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20 Apr 2015

I had a feeling that Julie and Allen’s wedding was going to be a lot of fun. Maybe it was the orange and white checkered pants Allen wore to their engagement session? Or was it the rustic yet elegantly quirky vibe the Grand Bohemian Asheville Hotel gives off? Nope, I’m pretty sure its Julie and Allen’s hilarious sense of humor and the ability to laugh off just about any embarrassing situation. Now that I look back at the photos, it’s absolutely true. This was one of the most hilarious, entertaining, and unique weddings I’ve ever documented.

The Grand Bohemian in Asheville North Carolina set the perfect backdrop for Julie and Allen’s wedding. With it’s beautifully appointed lobby, rooms, and ballroom it was just the perfect touch of lodge-y, rustic elegance. We started off with some getting-ready photos in the bridal suite and headed down the hall to a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Afterwards the cocktail hour got the party started before everyone entered in the stunning Grand Bohemian ballroom. Below the sparkeling crystal chandeliers, Julie and Allen kicked off one of the wildest wedding parties I’ve seen in a long time. It was complete with an epic cake smash, plenty of “creative” dancing, and some of the best speeches I’ve ever heard at a wedding – seriously! Check it out:

 

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Julie & Allen – Thank you Thank you Thank you! It was an incredible night of entertainment. Hope your honeymoon was just as awesome!!

The Excellent Vendors:

Venue: Grand Bohemian Asheville
Planning: Two Sweet Sparrows
Florist: Studio Flora Diva
Cocktail Hour Music: Braidstream
DJ: Mitch Fortune Productions
Hair: Lola Salon
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Cake: City Bakery
Minister: Fred Werhan

Candid Wedding Photos at Zen in Downtown Greenville | Kristina + Jess

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16 Apr 2015

It’s hard to believe that when I first met with Kristina and Jess about their wedding it was before I was even married myself. Yes I know, I just hit my 3-year anniversary. So why such a long engagement? Well, it’s a little complicated and I’d just rather just get to the good stuff… like the wedding, and the fact that waiting so long made the day even more exciting.

The day started downtown at the gorgeous Westin Poinsett hotel, where Kristina enjoyed spending time with some of her hilarious friends and family, and eventually started getting ready for the day. Afterwards we headed over to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the ceremony, and then back downtown to capture some photos around Falls Park before heading to Zen for the reception. Too many gorgeous details and candid moments graced their day to cover in words, so I’ll just let the photos do the talking. Check it out:

 

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Thanks again for sticking with us through the years! We had a blast!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Reception: Zen
Catering: Good Life
Hair/Makeup: Katie Cotton
Cake: Kathy & Co.
DJ: Party Machine
Flowers: Expressions Unlimited
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Video: David Richardson
Violin: Jeff Neil

Stunning Cliffs at Glassy Chapel Wedding Portrait Photos

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07 Apr 2015

It was beyond a picture perfect day. With air so clear you could clearly see downtown Greenville, wonderfully blue skies, and a gentle breeze to cool just the faint hint of summer to come, I could have stayed up on top Glassy Mountain all day.

As pretty as the surroundings were, they were just begging for a subject. And I didn’t have to look far to find the perfect one. I met up with Parastoo and Arian on this perfect day just a little over a year and a half from their actual wedding day. Although we weren’t able to photograph their actual wedding, they loved our style and wanted some creative portraits of themselves, a few “getting-ready” images, and a few quick family photos with some family members who weren’t able to attend the actual wedding. And then photography heaven came to earth. We spent the next hour or so walking all over the top of Glassy Mountain and took a few inside the stunning Cliffs at Glassy Chapel. I’ll let the photos say the rest:

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Gassaway Mansion Wedding Photos | Michele + Bobby

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02 Apr 2015

The long white linens of the Gassaway Mansion blew gently in the cool spring breeze as Michele and Bobby were finally married. With the sun setting behind them, the stress melted away into pure marital bliss.

Tucked away just off East North Street in downtown Greenville is a beautiful mansion filled with loads of character and history. Known as the Gassaway Mansion, it was actually one of the very first venues I shot at when I first moved to South Carolina about 6 years ago. It was incredible to be back, and even more incredible to look at the place through a totally new set of eyes. Not that 6 years ago was forever ago, we’ve just learned a few things in the 100+ weddings we have captured since then, and it turned my experience shooting at the Gassaway Mansion from being slightly stressful into a time where I could really dissect the light, and know exactly how I could use it to create some stunning images for Michele and Bobby.

Everything started on the front steps of the Gassaway Mansion, as guest gathered at the base of the 6 massive pillars that adorn the front of the house. Afterwards a beautifully brisk ceremony everyone headed to a stunningly beautiful reception just to the side of the mansion. Complete with an impeccably detailed cake, crystal chandeliers, and enough fresh flowers to make it smell like spring for miles around, it was a beautiful day filled with plenty of joy and laughter for Michele, Bobby and their guests.

 

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Thanks again for having us guys!

Venue: Gassaway Mansion
Cake: Kathy & Co.
Catering: Gassaway Mansion
Flowers: Gassaway Mansion
Photography: J. Jones Photography
DJ: S&D Entertainment

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