Tara + Adrian | NC Arboretum Wedding by Mallory Kennedy

Tara and Adrian were SO happy to marry each other. Their gorgeous arboretum wedding was intimate and perfectly executed! (Shout out to Gevony with Foreman Event CO— can we talk about this teacup-plant table scape?!)

Everyone from the venue professionals, the couple, and their guests were fun, easy, and excited to be there. Another amazing wedding day in the books!

Thank you so much Tara + Adrian!

Asheville Vendors:

Florals: Urban Farm Girl Flowers

Planning: Gevony with Foreman Event Company

Furniture: EastWest Vintage Rentals

Makeup: Flawless Airbrush

Food: Food Experience Catering

Music: Carolina Music Planner

Officiant: Asheville Marriages

Venue: Nc Arboretum

Tara + Ben | Elopement on Black Balsam Knob by Mallory Kennedy

Tara + Ben eloped on the top of Black Balsam Knob right as a gnarly thunderstorm started to form close by. With their parents and two musicians as witnesses to their union— their traditional Jewish ceremony was moving, spiritual, and honestly EPIC. They said their I Do’s and the sweet melodies and rhythms of bluegrass music swept them into their first dance together as husband and wife. The rain hugged the earth hard that night and we were able to run for shelter just in time. (See last pic!!)

Tara + Ben- thank you so much for allowing me to document this extremely intimate and loving ceremony. I am so blessed to have served you.

Jalyn + Shaun | Wedding at Coldwater Gardens by Mallory Kennedy

Jalyn has been a dear friend of mine since we were in college and it was so special to have been able to document her and Shaun’s wedding day. I love the weeping willow, wide open green spaces, and the fun and intimate reception space. Thank you so much for having me J+S!

Melissa + Chris | Engagement Session at Sierra Nevada by Mallory Kennedy

Melissa and Chris are the kind of people that you just really need in your life. They are fun, kind, hilarious, and love beer! Definitely my kind of people— and I get to photograph their beautiful mountaintop wedding in August! We had a jolly old time perusing throughout the beautiful Sierra Nevada brewery and shared stories, laughs, and a couple of Otra Vez Saisons! I love this job!!

Haley + Will | Anniversary Session by Mallory Kennedy

I knew from the second that I met Haley that I liked her. She is so bubbly, sweet, hilarious, and in love with her awesome husband, Will! I was so excited when she reached out to me regarding her anniversary session at Black Balsam Knob in Pisgah Forest. We ran around the mountains under the setting sun and I love what we created together. (Also, her red dress is EVERYTHING.)

Here’s to you, Haley + Will!

darby + jacob | engagement session by Mallory Kennedy

darby and jacob are getting married in February of next year and I am so excited to work with them on their big day. We got together while I was in my hometown for some engagement photographs. I am so excited with what we created— the deep pink tones infused with the forest’s textures. I love how feminine Darby is and how comfortable she is with her man.

see you in February, lovebirds!


Dena + Jason | Inn at Tranquility Farms by Mallory Kennedy

Dena + Jason’s wedding day began with a really peaceful rain that swept through our little corner of the Smokey’s. It continued to drizzle throughout the day right until Dena + Jason exchanged their vows. They proceeded down the aisle as husband and wife to the tune of “Here Comes the Sun” — I’m not joking.

Sometimes, things just work out.

The Inn at Tranquility Farms is the most beautiful wedding venue- complete with a ceremony gazebo overlooking the mountains, along with a massive front porch and the coziest bridal suite. I loved working with the staff and vendors for this beautiful day and hope to be back soon.

Dena and Jason— I am so grateful to have been your wedding photographer. Thank you for being so open with me and for loving each other so much. It makes a difference in this world, I just know it.

Sheena + Tj | Anchorheart Films by Mallory Kennedy

Below, you will find a husband + wife that have withstood many storms together. As we faced the incoming fog on the top of Black Balsam Knob, we made the most of the remaining sunlight that poured through the clouds. And we all felt it.

I am so proud of what we created together. I believe I captured the true essence of relationship in this session-- unconditional love. Underneath the the thick, foggy, shadow- there is still light.

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