Whimsical Wooded Wedding

Lauren and Noah’s wedding at Lavonia Crest was a rustic wonderland. Lavonia Crest is found underneath the rolling hills of Roan Mountain and is the perfect place for all types of weddings.
Photographer,Abby Leighanne, was able to capture the moments that made this wedding beautiful from the beginning to end. Lauren and Noah wanted the day to be about being with the people they loved the most. Lauren’s father officiated the ceremony, and both bride and groom had eleven close friends surrounding them as they took their vows. From the antique mismatched chairs to the bridesmaids picking out the dresses themselves, this day was centered on an evening of fun and celebrating their love for each other, their friends, and their family. The wild flowers added a touch of color to the wooded backdrop and the vintage details made this wedding a southern girls dream. For the reception, guests were invited to stay and partake in the fun, including corn hole, dancing, and even popcorn.
The beautiful meadow against the setting sky made this the perfect backdrop for their wedding day.

Venue: Lavonia Crest

Photographer: Abby Leighanne Photography

Caterer: Bubba’s Good Eats of Burnsville, NC

Coordinator/Draping: Swag Designs

Dress: J Crew

A Wedding on Top of the World

On this dreary day, our spirits were lifted when we came across this simple, yet elegant, Roan Mountain elopement! Roan Mountain stands 6,285 feet on the Tennessee-North Carolina border and is becoming one of the most famous adventure destinations in Western North Carolina. With its heightened popularity, we have seen more and more weddings take place on the Roan.

Katy, owner of Katy Sergent Photography, captured Josh and Holly’s intimate mountain wedding so beautifully.

Katy said on a Wednesday evening, they met up at Carver’s Gap on Roan Mountain and hiked up to the balds with the officiant.

They found a spot on the Bald for the ceremony with amazing panoramic views, which Katy later found out that it was the exact spot that Josh had proposed to Holly!  Months later, the two said yes to forever, while staring out into forever….literally.

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Fall Wedding at Smithmore Castle

A castle that sits upon 121 acres that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains is beauty in its self. Then, when you had the beauty of a wedding, you are bound to have a truly breathtaking event.


The Smithmore Castle is located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina and was the venue that Travis and Ashley chose for their October wedding. Our favorite thing about having your wedding at the Smithmore Castle is the simplicity of the decor. The beautiful landscape and design of the castle makes you have to worry less on decor and more on what really matters!

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Photography: Denim & Lace of Kingsport, TN

Venue: Smithmore  Castle in Spruce Pine, NC


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Industrial Chic Wedding in Downtown Spruce Pine

Kaela and Toby were married in Downtown Spruce Pine in an up and coming new venue. The wedding took place on December 16th where friends and family traveled from all over the country and even from out of the United States.


The couple wrote their own vows and did a foot washing, unity ceremony.


After the ceremony, the reception consisted of hot chocolate, coffee, and just about any dessert imaginable!


Kaela and Toby danced, cried happy tears, and loved every second of being surrounded by their loved ones. When the clock struck 11:00 pm they said goodbye while everyone threw snow as they departed.



Photography: The Hayes Photography

Coordinator: Roan Wedding and Events

Videography: Sweetheart Videography

Baker: Visions in Cake

Rentals: Celebrate Rentals

Venue: Name TBD, 125 Locust Street Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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Roan Mountain Elopement


This beautiful elopement shoot at Carver’s Gap, Roan Mountain, North Carolina is ethereal.  Featured on Trendy Bride, these photos capture the beauty of our Roan Mountain!


Elopements are about intimacy and solitude and this styled elopement shoot in Roan Mountain, North Carolina, is all about that “can’t get enough of you feeling.” With the perfect couple to take on this faithful journey, this styled shoot encompasses a spectrum of unique details: dreamcatchers, fried chicken, a homemade patchwork quilt and even snow.

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The style of the shoot centers on a homespun feeling of celebration, with a nomadic twist. And in the middle of the woods right near the water, it is a burst of color from the blooms that sets the theme alight.


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A mobile of dreamcatchers hangs from one of the trees for a touch of added décor to this naturally beautiful location. It serves as a lovely, sentimental ceremony spot next to the water.

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Roan Mountain North Carolina provides a picturesque backdrop for engagement shoots, bridal portraits, weddings and elopements….there’s just no place like it!

Featured on http://www.trendybride.net
Photography: Common Dove Photography
Florals: Callista Designs
VW Bus: Tin Can Event Co.


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Married in the Mountains

This rustic winter styled shoot took place at Springmaid Mountain Resort in Spruce Pine, NC, and has an ethereal color palette of red, green and white.   I love the barn ceremony and bride’s red jacket.  And the addition of pinecones and burlap is just perfect for a winter event.
Photographer: Christi Falls Photography
Venue: Springmaid Mountain Resort, Spruce Pine



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