Since moving to North Carolina, I have consistently dreamed of getting to photograph a wedding in the mountains in Asheville. I absolutely chose to move to NC for the beach, but every chance I get to visit the mountains, it’s pretty magical. And the word magical is probably the only word I could use that will even come close to describing the wedding day of Blair and Matt. I’ve known Matt since pretty early on in my move to NC, he was in my very first friend group that I met here. I remember when he first started bringing Blair around, too, and I was completely impressed by her. What a perfect match, and what a perfect addition to our friend group. She fit in so easily, and was just a joy to be around. So when I found out as they left for a vacation together that Matt was going to propose, I couldn’t have been happier for the two of them! And when they came home and started wedding planning, and asked me to do the photos – not only because they loved my work but they wanted to support their friends and their businesses, I was over the moon! Not only do I get to be part of my friends special day, but I also get to do it in such a stunning and unique place! They chose The Parker Mill as their venue, which is tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everything went perfectly (except for one little glitch with my rental car that TRIED to prevent me from being there, but of course I wouldn’t allow that, and shout out to all the guys for starting a group text without Matt in it, trying to help me get to Asheville when I was nearly stranded in Tennessee…….. a long story that I will tell you when you’re older but my sister saved the day and got me there) and EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was my favorite. Blair has the best taste, the best style, I was just in awe. But the best part? THEIR LOVE WITH SO INTENSE. I mean, we all felt it. Matt couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. I’m so grateful that I was able to be there, able to document the day, and able to join them as a guest after I was done and dance the night away. So good being reunited with these friends, spending a weekend in Asheville together, and getting these two HITCHED! CONGRATS MATT AND BLAIR! I can’t wait to see what’s next for you two!

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography

Venue: The Parker Mill

Planner: Ashley Taylor; Avail Weddings

Videographer: Jooshin Kim

Florist: Stargazers Floral

Cake: Morgan Heffernan

Dress: Gilded Bridal

Dressmaker: Marie Cordella

Calligrapher: Brooke Rowe Design Studio

Hair Stylist: Jasmine Vesterfelt

Makeup Artist: Flawless 

DJ/Band: Sound Extreme; signal fire duo

Catering: Foragers Canteen

Officiant: Nate Fabian 

Ring: Perry’s Emporium