Jenna and Ben – The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa, North Carolina

You know those people in your life where you sincerely, deeply wish the absolute best for them? The ones that just get your heart? What a privilege it was for me to photograph the wedding of one of those very special people in my life. Jenna was my very first friend in high school. She was a year older than me and even though I was a little freshman, she swooped me up and we never looked back! I look at Jenna and see years of growth, trials, experiences, accomplishments, and friendship. When I heard stories about the night Je and Ben met at their friend’s wedding, I could tell this was the real deal. When I saw Jenna and Ben together for the first time, I just couldn’t stop watching them. I watched Ben tenderly care for my friend, I watched Jenna look deeply into her new love’s eyes and most importantly, I watched them flow seamlessly and joyfully into a new life together.  Young love, it’s the sweetest!! Jenna and Ben became Mr. and Mrs. Rogerson on a rainy, calm Friday in Lake Lure, North Carolina (thanks Hurricane Matthew – you couldn’t stop our party!). Their closest friends and family gathered at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa for a ceremony performed by their (hilarious) friend Grant and we all danced late into the night at the reception. I could literally go on and on about this sweet couple but I’ll let the pictures tell the story of their day. Enjoy!!

Venue and Caterer: The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa
Ceremony Coordinator: Kristi Kriebel, Tickled Pink Brides
Reception Coordinator: Patrick Bryant, Lake Lure Inn
Dress: Modern Bridal Orlando
Cake: Hey Hey Cupcake
Flowers: An English Flower Cottage 
Videographer: JP Eason
Hair and Makeup: Rumbling Bald Spa
Officiant: “Rev” Grant Morrell
Honeymoon: Pre-moon in Lake Lure