First blog post! Better make it a good one… How about this fantastic farm wedding in Valle  Crucis, NC?

I loved this wedding for many reasons. A big one is that the bride and groom are good friends of ours. We’ve known Wilson since freshman year of college at Appalachian State University! So yea, Hubster was a groomsman,and I had the privilege of directing their ceremony and reception.

After Kyle and I got married, we were pretty sure Wilson and Ashlyn would be next. But Wilson took his time proposing, and we were starting to wonder if other friends might beat them to it.

Nope! Wilson finally popped the question last summer, at Valle Crucis Community Park, where they had spent many early dates (running dates, which is just one example of the many ways Ashlyn has been a great influence on him). Anyway, yeah, they are adorable.

mountain engagement photo

When Wilson and Ashlyn asked me to be their Day of Coordinator I was so excited! I got to check out their venue (River Run Farm) last summer during their engagement photo shoot. I love this place! River Run Farm is in Valle Crucis, where both of them grew up, so it was really the perfect venue for them.

They rented River Run Farm for the whole weekend, so they were able to have their Rehearsal Dinner at the farm as well. Tables were set under the covering outside the barn, and I  know  Kyle and I sure had a good time. Tasty tacos from The Peddlin’ Pig, corn hole and ladder golf, and after dinner all the girls pitched in to put the last finishing touches on the next day’s floral arrangements.

I absolutely loved all the DIY charm in the details of this wedding!

From the personalized root beer favors, to the hand picked mason jar flowers, every bit of this wedding was carefully thought out and executed by Ashlyn and her friends.

So anyway, here’s their wedding, courtesy of Infinity Images!

yellow gold wedding rings

reception table decor

reception local flowers

Gorgeous flowers from a local farm, and diy touches on a variety of mason jars.

root beer wedding favors

Ashlyn & Wilson, aka A&W, aka the coolest glass bottle root beer wedding favors ever!

groom and groomsmen

Checkin’ out that bling.

wedding welcome sign

Farm wedding ceremony

The Ceremony was held under a big tree in one of the pastures.

Bride and her brother

Here comes the bride! Beautiful shot of Ashlyn and her brother.

wedding ceremony tree planting

Ashlyn and Wilson chose a tree planting as a unity ceremony. The tree they potted together is now happily displayed in their home!

outdoor wedding ceremony

All the guests are already in one place, why not snap a group photo as you recess down the aisle!

bride and groom

groomsmen in the forest


bride and groom with bridesmaids

Love the bouquet colors, they really pop against the bridesmaids light blue dresses.

evening mountain wedding

wedding reception dessert table

wedding cake topper

bride and groom cut the cake

Ashlyn is gluten free, but Stick Boy Bread Company was able to create a delicious cake she could actually eat!

Friends and family contributed to the rest of these tasty treats

diy photo booth frame

A large hanging frame and a picnic table full of props served as a diy photo booth.

bride and groom photo booth

Thank you so much Ashlyn and Wilson for letting me a part of this wonderful day!

Thanks to these fantastic vendors who made it all possible:

Venue: River Run Farm

Photographer: Sarah Ernst & Kimberly Higgins, Infinity Images

Caterer: Casey Wiggs, Peddlin Pig BBQ

Cake: Stick Boy Bread Co.

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Dress: Maggie Soretto, Did Someone Say Party

Flowers: Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery


Furniture Rentals: A&K Rentals