McKenzie and Michael faced quite a few obstacles when planning their Asheville wedding, and I was so happy to see how perfectly everything turned out on their wedding day despite the challenges they faced! They had a VENUE CHANGE the day before the wedding. Yes, you read that right: a change of venue! The place they were planning to get married at had some issues that McKenzie and Michael were alerted to the day before their wedding. They had no choice but to find a new place to have their wedding, and luckily, they had some excellent wedding planners to help them accomplish the impossible. Firefly Event Company saved the day and made sure every last detail turned out perfectly despite only having one day to make it all come together! It also wouldn’t have been possible without the help of so many of McKenzie and Michael’s friends and family. The wedding ended up at McKenzie’s mother’s house, which seemed like it was always meant to be the location of their wedding, with it’s gorgeous garden and hemlock forest nestled on a mountain top not far from downtown Asheville.
I had such a blast documenting the day for this couple. They are a pretty accomplished duo, and they are so personable and friendly. They are both on their way to becoming doctors and they just had a baby boy (Emory) earlier this year! I’m not sure how they whipped everything together to throw such a fabulous party with all the other things they have had going on in their lives! Some of my favorite moments: McKenzie enjoying some time with her sweet baby while she was getting ready, their emotional and beautiful ceremony, the adorable huge smile they got from Emory after the ceremony, Emory “signing” the guest book, Michael doing the worm and rapping at the reception, and the delicious desserts from Old Europe– yummm! Overall, it was just a magical day and I felt so lucky to be the one to photograph it! Rachael Hyde 2nd shot with me, and she did a fantastic job. You will see many of her images in this post. Congratulations, McKenzie and Michael, not only on your marriage but for finishing up med school, having a baby, and planning a wedding all at the same time! You guys are amazing! : )
How sweet is this!? I love the look on Emory’s face right after the ceremony. So adorable!
I love these next few shots!