Looking Back on Our Wedding: First Look

We chose our Reeb Ranch as our venue, a 1940s dairy farm owned by Oskar Blues, because it represents what is most important to us, and why we both ended up in Western North Carolina: the unbeatable serenity of the Appalachian Mountains. My family has 250+ years of history in NC and 100+ in the Asheville area specifically. I spent every summer near Asheville, as did Heather on family camping and hiking trips in the Pisgah National Forest.

Both of our families were drawn here by all the beauty this area has to offer. On our wedding day, we wanted to bask in the beauty of dense ferns, rhododendron groves and waterfalls – all of what makes this area so unique and idyllic. And bask we did! Our first look was planned in front of the epic waterfall on the property, and then we moved in front of the Waterfall Cabin, an original building from the 1940s that has a view of the waterfall, for more portraits.

As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed our First Look. I was super excited to go meet Heather in front of the waterfall and cool to know our family was down by the cabin and could only halfway see what was going on. It was just us and the photographers, in the most magical setting I could dream up. Having that quiet time together to laugh, shake out some nerves and normalize the day was very special.

The Ceremony, Reception and Honeymoon are up next!

Other wedding posts:


Bridal Shower

Bachelorette Party

Bridesmaids Gifts

Rehearsal Dinner

Post-Wedding Snippets

Wedding Day: Getting Ready

Vendors and Links:

Venue: Reeb Ranch, Brevard NC

Photography: Second Street Photography

Planner: Foskey & LoveLace

Hair: Sarah Smith

Makeup: Ali Lawless

Catering: Olive Catering

Dress: Needle and Thread

Jewelry: Earrings made by Heather

Hairpiece: Pearlized orange blossoms, taken from my mom’s wedding hair pieces

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1 Comment

  1. Courtney Masters
    June 15, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    I really wish we could photoshop Gertie into some of these pics!

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