s'mores wedding favors and a bonfire followed the wedding reception at Camp Ton a Wandah

Megan + Andrew | Camp Ton A Wandah Wedding | Outdoor Summer Camp Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom hold hands with a beautiful misty lake behind during their mountain summer camp wedding Beautiful bride gives her groom a kiss on the cheek during their wedding a beautiful summer camp wedding

When Megan first contacted us about 2 years ago about possibly photographing her wedding at this gorgeous summer camp in the mountains of WNC (right outside of Asheville NC), we were ecstatic! She and Andrew lived in Boston but her family was from NC and she spent many summers attending a camp about 20 minutes from where I (Ariel) grew up! On top of that….She and Andrew lived in Boston… Matt and I were at the time living in the Northeast and the idea of moving south and becoming Asheville wedding photographers was just percolating in the back of our minds. Let’s just say… Everything was meant to be and we were thrilled when Megan and Andrew asked us to be a part of their wedding day! We photographed their engagement session at a gorgeous park in Boston the summer they hired us and then, just a couple weeks before their wedding in Hendersonville NC we settled our family in our new home in the South!

Megan and Andrew set the bar pretty darn high being our first wedding as NC Wedding Photographers. Camp Ton a Wandah was the perfect backdrop for their rustic summer camp wedding in the mountains. The details were stunning anywhere you turned…. Megan and Andrew’s friends and family traveled in from all over the United States (and some flew in from other countries) to spend the weekend celebrating with them!!!

We had a blast capturing their wedding and we hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments from the day!!

Gorgeous brides gets into her lace dress in the bunk house of a summer camp cabin gorgeous lace wedding gown hangs on a lamp post outside a rustic summer camp cabin a collage of pictures show the gorgeous outdoor setting for this rustic summer camp wedding in the mountains of NC

Camp Ton A Wandah was the most gorgeous location for this outdoor summertime wedding… The property was stunning… A wedding photographers dream

reflection of groom and his best man helping him tie his tie groom and his best man work together to tie his tie the groom with his handsome groomsmen pose for the pictures by a mountain lake bride and groom hold hands around the corner of a mountain cabin

Even if you don’t want to see each other before the ceremony, consider giving yourselves a couple minutes to read cards together around a corner… Or, simply hold hands… We call them no peek first looks. It makes for adorable pictures and has a huge impact on bride and grooms nerves 🙂

beautiful bride shows off her handmade card for her groom gorgeous bride holds her colorful bouquet on a wooded path bridesmaid gives beautiful bride a kiss on the cheek on a winding forest lane the beautiful bridesmaids wander down a forest path to the ceremony of a summer camp wedding

Megan and Andrew’s wedding ceremony took place on Camp Ton a Wandah’s property in their Chapel in the woods… A gorgeous open air chapel with beautiful rock work and wooden benches for your guests to sit during the ceremony.

gorgeous flowers adorned this outdoor chapel in the woods wedding ceremony beautiful open air chapel in the woods housed this summer wedding ceremony flowers and candles adorned the alter of this outdoor chapel in the woods a gorgeous burlap aisle runner with flowers was a highlight of this outdoor wedding ceremony bride and groom cheer at the end of their wooded ceremony bride and groom with their wedding party stand together in front of Camp Ton a Wandah's bunk house the bride and her beautiful ladies giggling together gorgeous bride and her ladies holding umbrellas

It sprinkled a little during the girls pictures… A perfect opportunity to break out the colorful umbrellas Megan had picked out…

A wedding reception at Camp Ton a Wandah a gorgeous mountain lake was the backdrop for this rustic summer camp wedding an elegant white seating chart and custom napkins for the guests were some of the little details of this summer camp wedding gorgeous candles and elegant flowers with succulents adorned the square tables of this summer camp wedding

Camp Ton a Wandah’s dining hall on the lake was a gorgeous setting for M & A’s rustic (and yet very elegant) wedding reception… Thanks to Stacey and the ladies at The Bloom Room, the hall looked absolutely stunning!

a collage of images featuring some of the gorgeous floral details from a colorful elegant summer camp wedding beautiful rustic summer camp reception with twinkly lights beautiful lights hung behind an elegant white wedding cake bride and groom enjoy a fun first dance during their summer camp wedding bride smiling from ear to ear during their first dance

Shortly after their first dance we were able to sneak Megan and Andrew out for a few portraits by the lake

beautiful bride and groom kiss in front of a mountain lake with tree reflections husband looks at his beautiful bride during couples portraits in the woods bride and groom hold hands during their portraits in the woods bride and groom smiling at the camera during their summer camp wedding portraits bride and groom walk hand in alongside a misty mountain lake husband and wife practice their first dance on the boat dock at camp ton a wandah newly married couple holding hands during their summer camp wedding portraits a close up of bride and grooms hands with the moon reflecting in the lake behind reflection of the moon in a lake just before sunset black and white reflection of bride and groom holding hands in mountain lake bride and groom walking down wooded path

The lake looked beautiful as the sun went down and the sky went blue… The red flowers planted in boxes along the dining hall’s windows were the perfect addition to the image!

beautiful flowers line a gorgeous mountain lake at night elegant wedding cake with real flowers was a beautiful addition to this summer camp wedding  a collage of wedding guests dancing and having fun at a summer camp wedding bride and groom run out of a summer camp mess hall with bubbles surrounding them s'mores wedding favors and a bonfire followed the wedding reception at Camp Ton a Wandah

Megan and Andrew, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! We had a blast capturing your day and we hope you love your images!!

A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Megan and Andrew’s amazing summer camp wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

We are currently booking weddings, engagement and lifestyle family portrait sessions for 2016 & 2017 here in Asheville and the surrounding area! Planning an Asheville wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.

I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.

Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.