Wedding At The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis North Carolina

This bride and groom had a beautiful wedding at The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.  The Apple Barn is the cutest little red barn overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They had a traditional ceremony at Church of the Holy Cross nearby.  It is a beautiful stone church with a bright red door. In addition, there were fields of tall yellow flowers nearby, so we took lots of portraits walking through them.

The bride’s dress was so unique. Her mom actually helped redesign a dress they purchased at David’s Bridal, to create the bride’s vision.  She is so talented!  The groom gave the bride a letter to read before the ceremony. It was so sweet, the bride couldn’t keep the happy tears back. It even made a bridesmaid tear up.

Photographing A Wedding At The Apple Barn

I attended school very close to Valle Crucis, at Appalachian State University.  I was familiar with the venue because of that, and had always wanted to photograph a wedding at The Apple Barn.  It did not disappoint, and it’s always great to be back in the NC mountains.

The color scheme was pink and yellow, which was fun and cheerful. In fact, everyone I encountered at this wedding was fun and cheerful.  Because of this, my day at work was such a delight. And they were all clearly very happy for this couple and their union.

I photographed their ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN DENVER, COLORADO the year before, which is where they live.

a bride holding a pink and yellow bouquet stands in front of the blue ridge mountains a bride holds a pink and yellow bouquet in front of an ivy and vine covered wall a father walks his daughter down the aisle at her wedding hot pink wedding shoes a bride wipes away a tear as she reads a letter from her groom a pink and yellow wedding bouquet bridesmaids and her mother help a bride into her wedding dress a bride holding a pink bouquet and groom embrace in front of an ivy vine covered wall as the veil flies in the wind an emotional mother gives the bride a hug a bride cries as she reads a letter from her groom bride and groom exit the church after their wedding a mother and father hug lovingly around their daughter on her wedding day as she holds a pink and yellow bouquet a bride and groom embrace under a large red door a bridesmaid cries while looking at the bride a bride and groom embrace in a field of yellow flowers a bride and groom kiss as they hold out a pin that says may the fourth be with you a reference to star wars and their wedding date a bride and groom stand in a field of yellow flowers

Gown: Daphne Forbes (bride’s mom) (customized David’s Bridal dress)

Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen’s Formal wear: Men’s Wearhouse

Cake: Stick Boy Bread Company

Music/Entertainment: Island Sound & Video

Ceremony: Church of the Holy Cross, Valle Crucis, NC

Reception: The Apple Barn

Catering: Reid’s Catering

Invitations & Wedding Programs: Wedding Paper Divas

Hair & Makeup: Beautiful Bride 


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Hello! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create colorful and timeless images for couples and families.  Enjoy looking around, and please send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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