Channing and Elizabeth's Wedding in the North Carolina Mountains

For several years I've felt my heart tugging me toward smaller, more intimate weddings. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a big fan of a throw down that's just a huge, beautiful, amazing party (that's what I had, after all!). But this past year, I've had the privilege of shooting quite a few smaller weddings. Each one has been different, each couple has been different, and each reasoning behind an "elopement" of sorts has been different, but the underlying theme for each couple has been the desire to just focus on family and the special details that are important to them. There's something sweet and genuine about the concept, and I'm ALL for it.

Enter Channing and Elizabeth. They reached out to me earlier this year about photographing their family wedding. I had a few details: It would take place at a cabin they rented for their family and friends, and the ceremony and reception would overlook the North Carolina mountains. I knew it would be gorgeous, but boy was I floored when I pulled up! The cabin was in a rural town (no phone service!) near the Tennessee border, and the driveway to get up t the cabin was steep. Oh was it worth it, though. The cabin was a gorgeous, three story structure nestled into the heart of the mountains.

The wedding details suited perfectly with the intimacy and sweetness of the entire day. There's too many good ones to count, but a few notable moments range from the food and cake (beautiful AND delicious), which were homemade by the family; the altar cross constructed by Elizabeth's dad that stood so beautifully draped in flowers; all the way to the vows handwritten by the bride and groom (not a dry eye on that mountain!). 

I am so honored to have shared in such a beautiful and sweet day. Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, and I wish you both a WORLD of happiness!

Anna