I tend to fall head over heels for anything that Our Labor of Love sends me. And this wedding, shot by the hugely talented Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks for Our Labor of Love, is no exception. It’s one of those blissfully romantic weddings where the thought and planning that went into the day shines so brightly, so beautifully. Plus, the bride Jamie, used SMP as inspiration which generally makes me grin from ear to ear.

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From the lovely, lovely bride…

Bryan and I spent almost a week looking all around the greater Asheville area for a wedding site. We originally envisioned a large house with a big tree but when we drove onto Claxton Farm and saw the tobacco barn and the field surrounded by the blue ridge, we knew we had found our spot. We just loved how the mountains surrounded us on all sides and how the large wood planks of the barn allowed the sunlight to stream in.

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Bryan and I decided not to see each other the day of the wedding until I walked down the aisle. I went to the site early with my immediate family. I absolutely LOVED walking onto the site hours before any of the guests arrived. I was able to wander and enjoy every little detail, and be so grateful to all the wonderful people who made it happen. Then my sister and I got to hide in a little room, drink champagne, and peek through the window as the guests arrived. Walking through the field to my beloved B, with all our family and friends, and my parents at my side actually made me cry, the space was so beautiful and full of love. B gave me a big smooch and dipped me at the end. We had sort of planned it (there’s a history of dipping) but got a little excited and almost fell over! It was hilarious and so much fun. We read our vows from our Ketubah and B stomped on the glass. The kiddush cup was my grandfathers, which had been used in my parents and my sisters wedding.

Credits: Location Claxton Farms, Catering by M7 Events, Wedding Coordination by Asheville Event Co., Flowers by Bloom Room, Short Steet Cakes, Cocktail Napkins, Jar Labels, and Stirrers by Miss Pickles Press, Peach Butter from Ashevilles Finest, School Buses from Emma’s Busline, Cake Topper by Ann Wood Handmade, Make-up by E. Scott Thompson, Suraj, Wedding Dress, Veil, and Flower hairpiece by Melissa Sweet.

So much more to come!

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