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Charlotte & Alex are from the same small town in North Carolina. They went to the same high school and had mutual friends. Their grandparents even went to the same church and were friends, but barely knew each other. 10 years after their high school graduation, they met again and the attraction was pretty much immediate. They got engaged 3 years later. After buying a house and taking a trip to South America, they decided 2019 was their year to get married. They didn’t want the stress of planning a big wedding but still wanted to make the day we marry extra special and memorable. They decided on Olivette Riverside Park for their Asheville Micro Wedding after Katrina from Destination Elopement WNC helped them decide! Olivette Riverside Park has a beautiful view of the river yet still accessible for wheelchairs. This was very important for their family to be able to move around without hiking a mountain!

Are you ready for these AMAZING details y’all!?! Jess & Angel decided to get married before their actual wedding day on a wim! Not only did they drive all the way from Raleigh, they showed their love in SUCH a beautiful way! Thank you to our team! I loved working with all of you!

Barrie Leigh Fields – @barrieleighfields
13 Cedar Events – @13cedarevents
Narcisse Greenway Design – @narcissegreenwaydesign
Roots Catering – @roots_catering
Viri Lovely Designs – @virilovelydesigns
Artistry by Aly – @artistry_by_aly
Paige & Elliott (providing attire for both models) – @paigeandelliott
Models – Jessica and Angel – @jskamdo
Cooke Rentals – @cookerentalslkn

Jessica and Bert decided to elope at the courthouse with their family! They loved it way more than planning a big wedding! Even though there are no photos allowed in the courthouse, we walked through uptown taking photos of them in the June summer heat! Can you tell? We stopped in The Cotton Room to find out, that is where one of their first dates was! After cooling off, they met with their friends and family at The Broken Spoke for the BEST cheese plates, drinks, and a surprise appearance by one of their favorite musicians from Greenville, South Carolina! Jessica & Bert were so great and easy to photograph the entire day! Plus, I am going back for more cheese at The Broken Spoke soon!

Aly Barnett Photography, LLC