I remember back in June of 2012 when Amanda booked me way in advance for her spring 2014 wedding. She said it was going to be at a wedding venue called Castle Ladyhawke, deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This of course, immediately perked my interest… was it the real thing… or just another pop up wedding venue calling themselves a castle in order to book more weddings. Well I’m happy to report, that after two years of anticipation, that this thing was the real deal. Castle Ladyhawke is a stunning all stone castle set on 60 acres of beautiful North Carolina mountainside. It’s got a full spiral staircase, multiple towers, a room filled with dragons (no joke!), secret passageways, and of course… some pretty epic views.
With so much time to plan, Amanda and William thought of everything; from creating customized details to picking the food and color choices. With the helpful touches by Occasion’s by Emily Event planning, the stage was set for an absolutely incredible day. And I kid you not, it was one of the most genuine, emotional, and yet fun wedding’s I’ve had the honor of documenting. Amanda and William are just two of the most kind, considerate people you could ever have the privilege of knowing, and it oozed from every part of their wedding day: from the emotional ceremony, to the incredibly thoughtful speeches, and just the way they look at each other. It’s weddings like this that make me incredibly grateful to do what I get to do.
Thanks again for having us guys! We had a blast!
Ceremony & Reception: Castle Ladyhawke
Coordination & Planning: Occasions by Emily
Flowers: Occasions by Emily
DJ: Dylan w/ Blazin Sounds Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Allegro Music
Cake: Tiffany’s Baking Co
Catering: Black Eyed Susan
Rentals: Classic Event Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Transport: Elite Limousine
Officiant: Fred Werhan