A Cambodian wedding with an infinity pool overlooking rolling hills and the Blue Ridge Mountains in October? What could be better? How about a mansion, a bright blue sky, amazing friends, and a gorgeous couple? I could go on and on about this day, and of course this couple and their adorable baby. The bride is one of my oldest best friends, and I’m so happy she found her forever partner. They live and met in Chicago. One of their very first vacations together was to Asheville. Because of that, Asheville was the first place they looked for a wedding venue after getting engaged.
They found this absolute gem of a property on VRBO, and the magic began. There were tennis courts, a separate downstairs apartment, an outdoor patio with a fireplace, multiple living areas, a huge kitchen, and the most scenic views. Most of their friends and family stayed in the house for the week leading up to the wedding. It was one of my favorite weeks of all time. She had sent me photos of the space and it looked lovely, but I had no idea just how amazing it would be. The photos just did not do it justice. The two of us drove to a nearby flower farm to pick wildflowers the morning of the wedding.
Cambodian Wedding With An Infinity Pool
The bride wanted to incorporate some traditional details of a Cambodian wedding into the wedding day. However, she also wanted to wear a white wedding dress. They compromised by wearing traditional Cambodian wedding attire for portraits before the ceremony, and the bride wore traditional Cambodian wedding jewelry with natural sapphire stones, and a white dress for the ceremony. I took photos throughout the week, all of their pre-ceremony portraits, and even a few in the moments leading up to the big event. I was fully present for the wedding ceremony, however, and was not in charge of taking portraits during that time. It’s nice to step back and fully experience such a special moment without my camera occasionally, especially when it’s between such dear friends.
Can you believe that infinity pool? I didn’t know these existed anywhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains! At least, not outside of a hotel. And the center of the pool was a hot tub. We spent so much time soaking in that view. Then we went back to relax on the folding garden tables and chairs. It was such a fantastic pool, in fact, that their friend and officiant ended up falling asleep with his feet in it one night. He had one foot in the hot tub, and one foot in the pool, passed out looking up at the stars. When he awoke in the middle of the night, everything was covered in frost, including his socks and standing shoes. Every wedding needs a story like that.