Sunday, February 03, 2013

jill+andrew: summertime mountain wedding • rutherfordton, nc

 last fall, while teaching a photography workshop at the john c campbell folk school, terry and i met some really wonderful people! one of the couples we met and enjoyed hanging out with after classes were andrew & jill. andrew was the instructor for the clay/pottery class and his girlfriend jill was taking a rug weaving class. it was such a fun week, filled with wonderful memories. i can't wait to go back this summer to teach another photography workshop again.

fast forward a couple of months later. when we learned jill and andrew had become engaged last winter we were so excited for them!  equally excited and flattered when they asked if we'd like to join them & for me to photograph their wedding, planned for august 11th.  so when their wedding finally came, we made the trip to the mountains for the weekend and had a fabulous time!

the weather was absolutely beautiful the day of their wedding.  a cool breeze and temps in the 70's,  you can't beat that! quite a difference to the weather we had in july.  they rented a rustic 1930's log cabin for both the ceremony & reception, which was not only quaint it was also quite lovely.  the wildflowers were gorgeous, the food delicious, and they had a really fun band from asheville.  and then there was the cheesecake!

i loved how jill and andrew made their wedding uniquely theirs. not only did they include their three children in the ceremony and andrew's brother as best man, they also added personal touches to really make it their day.  jill, a very talented artist, hand painted all of the invitations, the welcome sign in the entryway, wall tapestries, and the cool burlap chair covers.  andrew's pottery was used as serving bowls for the food, vases for the flowers on the tables, and as display pieces throughout the room.

not surprisingly, we met some really interesting people at their wedding!  friends and relatives traveled from as far away as great britain. when terry & i sat down for a bite to eat, we joined a table full of artists... what fun! jon another potter, whom we also met at the folk school and his wife kim sat at the table with us too.  what an enjoyable time we had!

we look forward to hanging out with jill and andrew {and jon & kim!} again in the near future! because of another commitment, we missed their holiday kiln opening party in december, but keep checking back via their website for more events! we highly recommend andrew's gorgeous pottery. we proudly own a piece! 

ceremony+reception: rutherfordton clubhouse
wedding celebrant: rev. everette chapman
caterer: green river barbeque
dessert/cheesecake: DIY
band: the stereofidelics
flowers: DIY created lovingly by a friend
pottery centerpieces & serving bowls: andrew stephenson pottery {the groom}
invitations, chair covers, welcome sign, wall tapestries: DIY via the bride 

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