August 8, 2016
Bert and Jenna… I am not even sure where to begin. I have known Bert for several years now, basically since right after I moved to Key West, and when I met Jenna I just KNEW she was the one for Bert – like I absolutely-without-a-doubt knew. After I met her, I told him he wasn’t allowed to date anyone else; I liked Jenna. Good thing he listened. 🙂
Bert and Jenna just work together; they just make sense. They are both the nicest, friendliest, most welcoming people you could know. They are GOOD people; people I am proud to call friends and proud to have been asked to photograph their wedding.
Jenna’s home is Asheville. Bert’s home is where Jenna is. So he moved to Asheville a while back and that was where their wedding was held. Full of good friends, a laid-back vibe, and lots of love, it was exactly what a wedding should be.
I could keep on about how AMAZING this couple is and how EXCITED I am that they are married and happy…but I’ll just stop and let you see the images that hopefully captured at least a part of the soul and love that saturated this event.
I’ll start with the guinea feathers for Jenna’s hair piece. These came from the guineas of one of Jenna’s friends. The bird didn’t make a sound when the feathers were plucked; which is apparently a good sign. 🙂
The ceremony took place at the Catholic Church in Maggie Valley. It was stunning and surrounded by mountain views from all angles.
The beautiful Jenna and her lovely nieces.
Bert says there are only two cool things about him – his woman and his beard. 🙂
This may be one of my favorite images from the day. Grumpy Bert.
They had their reception outside of the Smoky Park Supper Club. It was right on the river and was just beautiful. Side-note, The Smoky Park Supper Club is definitely worth a visit when you come to Asheville. It is the largest restaurant in the United States build out of shipping containers… and they also make a mean burger too.
The first dance was probably one of the most emotional ones I’ve seen in a long time.
Photographer: Megan Ellis, Photographer
Getting Ready/Hair & Makeup: Studio Chavarria
Ceremony: St. Mary of Scotland, Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Reception & Catering: Smoky Park Supper Club