After much of my summer was spent on a working vacation in Montana, it felt so incredible to jump right back into working at home! Getting back into my routine with Erin and Ricky’s wedding was a complete dream! These two beauties are so very fun, were amazingly relaxed on their wedding day, and loved every minute of spending their wedding weekend with their family and closest friends at their sides!
Of course Erin and Ricky’s venue choice of Hawkesdene, in Andrews, NC was a perfect fit! This venue is two hours west of Asheville, NC and is a large estate with a beautiful main house that includes lots of common space, guest rooms, and more, all overlooking a peaceful babbling creek. Next to this sits an open air space with a covered pavilion and large fireplace, perfect for Erin and Ricky’s wedding reception. Scattered around the estate are beautiful luxury cabins of different sizes, complete with everything one would need for a stay. Among the rest of the property is an alpaca barn and alpacas, many gorgeous wedding ceremony spots, hiking trails, a waterfall, a mountain top escape that is absolutely perfect for sunset wedding photos, and much more! This venue truly was a great fit for what Erin and Ricky were wanting- a place for their family and friends to enjoy an entire weekend of fun together.
When I arrived, Erin and Ricky were getting ready separately, but had plans to see each other very soon at their first look. Once dressed, I set up their first look right away knowing they were very much looking forward to being hand in hand again. It’s hard to spend a large portion of your wedding day away from your partner, and I love when couple’s choose to have a first look and spend more time together. Erin and Ricky had the sweetest first look- it was beautiful, a few tears were shed, and it ended in the longest hug!
Throughout their entire wedding day Erin and Ricky were incredibly relaxed, and enjoyed every minute of their time together. From their private first look and wedding photos, to dancing into the night at their very fun reception, they were inseparable. They greeted guests together, made a welcome toast together, danced next to each other all night, and had an amazing time doing it all! I loved capturing their love!
Congratulations Erin and Ricky!
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