Chestnut Ridge Asheville Wedding Photographer: Chestnut Ridge, Asheville NC Bride

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I am so excited to share one of my favorite bride shoots from 2021 at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, NC!

I was invited by fellow photographer, Maria Makovich, to Chestnut Ridge, in Asheville NC to photograph this beautiful bride and extraordinary details. She and Dream Events by Daria executed this beautiful vision flawlessly!

The Venue: Chestnut Ride Events

This was my first time at Chestnut Ridge. It is well off the beaten path, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You come for the views, but stay for beautiful detail found in every inch of this venue! The bright, airy chapel faces the ridge and just below it is the big white barn. This barn is not your typical, rustic barn venue. It has elevated the typical rustic barn look to another level. The interior is all white with a few wooden details. Windows line the walls and bring in light from all directions. A lovely staircase leads up to the bridal suite where those beautiful views are waiting.

The Florals

Daria is one of the most talented florists I have had the pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail is second to none. Based out of Asheville, she works with brides at Chestnut Ridge quite often. She prides herself at created “exquisite florals for the sophisticated bride.” I cannot disagree. The arrangements she created for this shoot were both exquisite and sophisticated. The large, full rose blooms were complemented by soft, romantic peonies and ranunculus. The blush, cream and pop of coral, color palette was perfect for early spring.

The Bride

Our model, Natalie, wore two custom gowns from Angela Kim Couture. She designs custom gowns for the petite bride in Asheville, NC. The first was a long, flowy A-line with cutouts and puffy sleeves. It was very romantic with a little bit of edge. Next, Natalie wore a classic lace gown with a a more fit-and-flair silhouette. Her hair and make up look was completed by Flawless Airbrush, a frequent visitor to Chestnut Ridge.

Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride
Him and Her Photography Chestnut Ridge Asheville North Carolina Bride

Chestnut Ridge Asheville Bride

Special Thank you to the amazing vendor team that made this possible:

📸@himherphoto
HMUA: @flawlessairbrush 
Dress: @angelakimcouture 
Florals: @dreameventsbydaria 
Event Design: @mariayarmakovich
Venue: @chestnutridgeevents

For more Bridal Session Looks, check out Jessica’s Bridal Session at the Rustic Barn at Half Moon HERE

We're Josh & Alisha

Just two lovebirds, enjoying everyday life.

Photographers. Artists. Creatives. Parents to two. Nerds. Foodies. Lovers. Friends.

We have been friends since 2006, married since 2008, and capturing memories through photography since 2010. The years of experience in all three make us uniquely qualified to tell your budding love story. If the years have taught us anything, its that fulfilling, long-lasting marriages have a foundation of friendship, and are built with joy - and perhaps quite a few carbs! 

We strive to help you feel confident during your big day, and not awkward or stressed - so you can look back on joyful memories that tell your love story.

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Hi! I'm Alisha!

I'm so excited you're here! 

In addition to being a lady-boss photographer, I am a wife, a mom, a teacher and a follower of Jesus. Those things are the center of everything about who I am, what I do, and how I do it. That means I believe in how important family is, whether you are just starting your own, or are celebrating all of those special milestones. Josh and I have been married for over 12 years and photographing weddings and families for over 10 of those years. Our style has evolved over time, but we love capturing images that are bright, colorful, and tell the most important story - yours!

When we are not shooting, I love going on adventures with our two beautiful girls, trying new recipes, or catching up on my favorite shows with my hubby.

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Hi! I'm Josh!

I want to capture your day!

Having the opportunity to live in a town as beautiful as Kernersville, NC is great. Being able to be here with Alisha is even better. I've been married over twelve years to the love of my life and for most of that time we have worked closely as wedding photographers. Because of this, we have a unique outlook on the wedding experience. Having the opportunity to find the joy and love in that special day and share it with you and your family and friends is the best thing about what I do. That's why I never miss getting a photo of the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time.

When I don't have a camera in my hands, I enjoy coffee dates and car-sushi with my bride, board games before bed, and binge watching Netflix.

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