I’ve gotten to know my clients pretty well in the months coming up to their Mast Farm inn Wedding in Banner Elk, NC. Having shot their engagement session and her bridal portrait at the Reynolda Gardens, it was a real pleasure to drive go back to the Asheville, NC area for their Mast Farm inn wedding. When I first arrived, I was greeted by them, their parents and relatives like I was family. I can honestly say it was the warmest welcome I have had in recent memory.
The Mast Farm Inn is a truly gorgeous bed & breakfast with a beautiful tented reception area just across the street. Being nestled in the mountains of NC, the scenery is, of course, breathtaking and the Mast Farm fits right in with their own gardens, horse, donkey, rabbits and beehives. Their wedding area is an open field, beside the Inn, with a rustic cabin and pond right behind the bride & groom. Writing about it simply can;t do it justice, so make sure to view all the photos below.
Saturday turned out to be GORGEOUS! You realy could not have asked for nicer weather. Sunny, 70 degrees with a light breeze. The ceremony and wedding reception were both held at the Mast Farm Inn. Both of them were getting ready in different cabins that were just across the street from each other, so getting to capture both of them was pretty easy, except for the rather large elevation difference (ow my calves). :) The outdoor wedding ceremony had a perfect setting with mason jars candles lining the walkway to the ceremony area and the rustic feel of wood cabins all around.
After the ceremony, formal photos and wedding day portraits, we all walked across the street to the tent for the reception. My bride had worked with Danielle, the Mast Farm Inn coordinator/chef/manager, to hang pink & white Japanese lanterns on the roof of the tent which really transformed the space nicely and was a beautiful contrast with the farm landscape. The reception really was one for the record books. We had donkey riding, a cake cutting interloper, and a group of close friends who flew in from all over the country.
The next day, we headed out to do a day after session at the Mast General Store. The store is a local tourist attraction and has everything from bolts to fishing rods to fresh honey. The creaky wooden floors and back porch music of the store really added to the ambiance of the location. With wide open fields, crumbling barns and old, rusty signs, (I know i’m saying this alot) it just really brought the charm and atmosphere of the area into the photos.
Thank you so much for having me at your wedding and allowing me into you and your families lives to capture your wedding! As always, here are quite a few photos from their Mast Farm Inn wedding weekend!