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May 23, 2022

Misty Mountain Wedding in Asheville, NC

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Kelsey & Ed’s misty mountain wedding outside of Asheville, NC

We spent a lot of time in the North Carolina mountains at the start of this month. After Briana & Jesse’s starry affair, we headed to a mountain cabin venue (Whiskey Rock) for what I’m calling Ed & Kelsey’s misty mountain wedding. I’m not just calling it that for the Lord of the Rings reference (but that helps): it was drizzly for pretty much the whole day which left low-hanging misty clouds hovering over the blue ridge mountains surrounding the cabin.

Ed & Kelsey and their planner Sarah with Gro By Love Events took the rain in stride and pivoted elegantly from the planned outdoor ceremony to setting up the cabin’s great room as the perfect intimate wedding ceremony spot.

Here’s the main entrance to the mountain cabin where they had their wedding. If you look closely at this photo you can see the mist above the mountains in the mirror sign!

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Kelsey’s flower girl’s reaction to seeing her finished look was EVERYTHING! And so was Kelsey’s laughter as her mom got real close and personal helping her into her dress.

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And speaking of reactions, Kelsey’s dad was adorable at their father-daughter first look.

Bride's first look with her father | photos by Kivus & Camera Bride's first look with her father | photos by Kivus & Camera

No first looks for the happy couple though, just a first touch. (Don’t worry, we ensured they didn’t peek through the door’s window panes!)

Couple's first touch at a misty mountain wedding in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple's first touch at a misty mountain wedding in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple's first touch at a misty mountain wedding in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Groom reads a letter from the bride on the morning of their mountain cabin wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera

Kelsey’s brother officiated their ceremony and he had everyone emotional <3

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A peek at their sweet vows and rings!

Wedding vows and rings | photos by Kivus & Camera

Um, are these two not too cute? Just the sweetest and most in love.

Misty Mountain wedding portraits in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Misty Mountain wedding portraits in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

We found* a little bit of sun for a minute.

*no actual sun was used in the making of this photo – that’s the magic of a talented wedding photographer – we can get you golden hour portraits even if there is no golden hour.

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Here’s Sarah from Gro By Love springing into action to attempt to help Kelsey remove a splinter.

This bride got a splinter, but her partner and wedding planner were on hand to save her poor foot!! Misty Mountain wedding portraits in Asheville, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera

Back inside, the cabin had turned from ceremony site to intimate dinner reception and dance floor.

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I’m obsessed with this moment of Kelsey dancing with her mom and step-mom, all of them laughing and singing along. PURE JOY Y’ALL.

Asheville, NC Mountain Cabin wedding reception | photos by Kivus & Camera

And Ed’s mom was all smiles dancing with him too.

Asheville, NC Mountain Cabin wedding reception | photos by Kivus & Camera Asheville, NC Mountain Cabin wedding reception | photos by Kivus & Camera

The couple had set up some photos of them as kids around the cabin as decor. They both decided to recreate one of their childhood photos. These were totally independent moments too. I think Kelsey did it first and then Ed decided to do one too, without even knowing that Kelsey had done the same thing earlier. Made for one another!

They DIY’d the reception music with playlists and a rented speaker, and everyone was dancing and having a great time – from the youngest to the oldest to everyone in between.

Asheville, NC Mountain Cabin wedding reception | photos by Kivus & Camera

By the end of the night, there was still some drizzle, but not enough to put out the sparklers for a lovely final moment.

Sparkler exit at a misty mountain wedding outside of Asheville, NC | Photos by Kivus & Camera

So happy to be part of this day and so grateful to Ed & Kelsey for being great sports despite the rain. The misty mountain landscape actually ended up being the perfect the perfect background for their wedding day!


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

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