Mast Farm Inn Wedding - Valle Crucis, NC
I truly love all seasons. I really can't ever pick one. So while I say I won't tire of summer weddings in the Blue Ridge Mountains I'm also so excited for the changing leaves of fall and the cozy winter days. But until then, I've got another dreamy summer mountain wedding at The Mast Farm Inn to share with you.
This historic venue is nestled right on the edge of the mountains near Boone and Blowing Rock. It's easily accessible, always slightly cooler and has the quaintest setting. Plus the added benefit of going into the mountains for portraits if you want. It is also an operating inn so you and your guests can stay as well! (And if you do, they have fresh baked cookies waiting for you....and I may or may not be able to attest to the fact that they are delicious.) The venue coordinator was beyond helpful and ALSO assembled flowers, helped set up, and cooked the most delicious food for the wedding dinner. Yes, alllll of those things!
It is obvious that Courtney and Max picked an awesome venue but it was also 5 minutes up the road from Max's parents mountain home that they spent many weekends fishing and hiking. I love that my couples love playing in the Blue Ridge Mountains as much as I do. We even did their engagement session in the mountains near Boone which you can see here.
Courtney got ready in the adorable cabin they have on the property, while the boys got to hang out in the inn. After meeting up for their first look, Courtney reaches into her blue suede high heel and pulls out a folded piece of paper to exchange letters with Max, it made us all laugh! But hey when you're in a wedding dress, that's a pretty clever place to keep stuff!
The ceremony was nestled among the buildings built on the farmstead and as the nervous energy builds and Courtney walks down the aisle I caught Max playfully sticking out his tongue at her. Courtney's uncle officiated the wedding, which is always my favorite when a friend or family member officiates because it is so heartfelt.
After the ceremony all the guests headed over to the other part of the property for a delicious cocktail spread while the bride and groom had some quite time for portraits and soaking in the fact that they were married! The cocktail hour and reception included some of my favorite things; a giant charcuterie spread, a polaroid camera for the guest book and a first dance shared with the parent dances. The rest of the evening was like a fancy backyard summer party with a cool breeze, dreamy golden light streaming over the mountains, a horse nibbling on grass, and complete with a bon fire and s'mores. It was a perfect day.