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Megan and Will held their destination wedding in Asheville just a couple weeks ago and we were very excited to document the festivities. They along with their family and friends were some of the nicest people! You might recognize them from my recent post with images from their adventure photo session at Max Patch , we had a blast taking some day after the wedding portraits up in the mountains outside of Asheville. Today I’m excited to share their beautiful Asheville wedding at The Crest Center and Pavillion, it was the perfect fall day and what a beautiful venue this is! The Crest Center is managed by M7 Event Solutions and what a pleasure the team was to work with, Megan and Will’s wedding day ran smoothly, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly! Now Megan and Will, these two are perfect for each other. We knew within just a couple hours that these two were a couple we could easily have a beer with and chat for hours about mutual interests; hiking, Colorado (they just moved there), the outdoors, good beer, pup’s (they have an adorable fur-kid) etc… The list goes on. Anyways, I’m thrilled to share just a few favorites from Megan and Will’s beautiful Asheville wedding.

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What a beautiful bride Megan is!

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Doesn’t Will look handsome… These two made our job easy!

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Will and his groomsman Sean had some fun flying drones, with virtual reality glasses… Matt… Well he had some fun photographing them in their goggles…

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So cool!

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Pretty lady!

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These bouquets by Elaine with Urban Farm Girl were beautiful!

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The Crest Pavillion boasts such a gorgeous ceremony location with the mountains west of Asheville the feature point.

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Love this one of Megan during Will’s vows.

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The clouds as the sun began to set were simply gorgeous!

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Love these two portraits of Megan and Will!

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Megan and Will’s reception decor was very personalized. In fact they collected growlers from their favorite local breweries as vases to hold the flowers…. How cool is that?! A couple after our own hearts!

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Their cake was beautiful, made by Waynette with Sweet Promises a local Asheville cake baker.

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The view from The Crest Pavillion is beautiful! The Crest center is set up on a mountain about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and has a stunning view of downtown as well as all the surrounding mountains!

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The Pavillion has lot’s of corners for us to tuck our off camera flashes in, which makes for great reception lighting!

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Sandy with Sound Extreme kept the dance floor packed, if you’re looking for a fabulous DJ I highly recommend him!

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Matt and I had fun setting up this end of the night photo with some sparklers!! Love it!

If you know anyone who’s engaged and planning their Asheville or destination wedding… AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2017 and 2018! Planning an Asheville (or Destination) wedding? We’d love to hear more about your wedding plans!! In addition to being Asheville wedding photographers, we also photograph weddings in Boone, Blowing Rock, Cashiers, The Great Smoky Mountains and beyond!! Let us know where you’re getting married, we’ll be there!

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“Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.” By Victoria Erickson

The image above was taken on one of my summer adventure’s as a teenager in Alaska… I took it while hiking with my best friend in one of my very favorite places; Kennicott and McCarthy located in the gorgeous Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The quote above I find very accurate in describing my feelings about the mountains! Since I could drive (and even before then, with my parents), most of my free moments have been spent seeking out new adventures in the mountains, mainly in the Asheville area.

Now being wedding and lifestyle photographers we are so excited to be able to document other couples love and adventure in the mountains. While a large number of sessions and weddings recently have taken place here in Asheville, we do offer destination wedding collections throughout the United States and many locations have no travel fees! The Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and anywhere in Alaska are three locations that we would absolutely love to be shooting more! Know anyone getting married and planning their wedding in any of these locations? We would love to tell their story!

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Our first season as Asheville wedding photographers is drawing to a close and weddings (+ fun adventure day after sessions) like Megan and Will’s make me so happy about our decision to move south!! Soon I will be sharing their gorgeous wedding at Asheville’s, Crest Center & Pavillion but today I am excited to share this gorgeous adventure session that we went on, the day after their wedding. I met up with them on a gorgeous fall afternoon at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium where they were celebrating with some friends. We took a couple photos inside the Funkatorium, despite being very busy there were a few nooks a crannies we found to take photos in!

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After our time in Asheville at the Funkatorium we jumped in cars and headed up to Max Patch located in the mountains near Hot Springs NC. In all my years living in Asheville and the countless number of hours I spent adventuring in the surrounding mountains… I cannot believe that I never found my way to Max Patch.

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Max Patch is a gorgeous 4600′ bald mountain with 360 degree views that include The Great Smokies, the flatlands of neighboring state TN and the gorgeous Black Mountains located east of Asheville.

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The clouds were big and puffy, it made for a beautiful backdrop!! It also meant that light was fading evening faster as the sun set. I think we ended up shooting for about 45 minutes before it was to dark to continue.. Probably a good thing since everyone was getting hungry!

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This is one of my favorites of the night… Megan and Will together just enjoying the stunning view Max Patch has to offer!

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Megan and Will, I had such fun working with you both!! Thank you so much for adventuring out of Asheville and up into the mountains, I think the 10+ miles of dirt road was worth it…

I can’t wait to share more images with you!

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Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville was a beautiful setting for a mountain wedding with easy access to Asheville.

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This past weekend Matt and I had the pleasure of photographing Khristy and Andy’s wedding in Asheville. The day started out near downtown Asheville as Khristy got ready at a hotel with her beautiful bridesmaids… Andy spent the morning with his family, getting ready for his wedding in the same house that he grew up in. These two currently live in Boston (I know… it was a good mutual connection since we just moved to Asheville from the Boston area!) – but they both grew up in Asheville. In fact, their story is adorable – they actually went to the same high school together. They even shared a class together, but never spoke through any of their high school years. It wasn’t until their last year of undergraduate school where they shared yet another class together – this time at UNC Chapel Hill- that they started hanging out. The rest is history really… It is perfectly clear that these two are perfect for each other and they were all smiles throughout their wedding day.

Khristy and Andy – Thank you so much for having us there to capture your beautiful (hot) fall wedding!

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We started the day in Asheville with a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Basilica of St. Lawrence.

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I love this one of Khristy…

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Beautiful Khristy!

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The inside of the Basilica is simply stunning!

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How happy are these newlyweds?! I mean really….

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After the Asheville wedding ceremony we jumped in cars and headed to beautiful Waynesville (about 30 minutes west of downtown Asheville) for Khristy and Andy’s reception at Laurel Ridge Country Club!

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Khristy and Andy’s reception details were beautiful!

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The purple and orange color scheme for the flowers were perfect for this fall wedding in the mountains!

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Haha, I love this one of Andy with his three sisters. Who said family photos had to be serious and boring….

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The view from up on top of the mountain behind Laurel Ridge’s clubhouse was beautiful! We got to sneak Khristy and Andy out for a few minutes during dinner for pictures. This is one of my favorite times during the day…

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Love this one from our time with Khristy and Andy up on the mountain!

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This is probably my favorite couples portrait from the day!

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Khristy and Andy’s first dance was beautiful and you could tell they were having fun!

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I love this photo Matt captured on the lodge balcony at Laurel Ridge.

AMW Studios is currently booking Asheville weddings, engagement and family sessions for 2016 and 2017! Planning an Asheville (or Destination) wedding? We’d love to hear more about your wedding plans!! In addition to being Asheville wedding photographers, we also photograph weddings in Boone, Blowing Rock, Cashiers, The Great Smoky Mountains and beyond!! Let us know where you’re getting married, we’ll be there!

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