All I can say about Brianna & Scott’s big day is… wow!
Brianna & Scott tied the knot at Twickenham House & Hall outside of Jefferson, NC just four days before Christmas this past December. I have never shot a wedding so close to Christmas, and oh my, was it magical! Twickenham Hall is a gloriously romantic venue all on it’s own. Add to that the magic of Christmas and you have utter perfection!
When I arrived with my second shooter Jesse, we immediately began capturing details and photos of the girls and guys getting ready. The ladies were snuggled up in their cozy red plaid robes sipping champagne in Twickenham’s Versace room. I love this space for getting ready photos since it’s large and offers lots of natural light. How cute are those two fur babies?! Brianna and all her girls were so laid back and cheerful as they got ready, which really inspired a vibe of love and support for the upcoming nuptials.
Brianna’s wedding day look included the coziest boots and a cape to keep her warm during the ceremony and portraits at the overlook. I also just adore these warm and cozy stoles and capes that the ladies adorned. Twickenham is at the top of Phoenix Mountain and while the weather was warm for the season there was definitely still a chill in the air.
The guys spent the morning hanging out and doing their own sipping in preparation for the day’s festivities. They also added a bit of extra style with large cowboy hats that they sported on and off throughout the day.
When it came time for the ceremony, guests made their way via shuttle to Twickenham’s overlook, which faces north and offers a stunning and iconic Blue Ridge mountain view. Brianna was escorted down the aisle by her father and mother. The ceremony was short and sweet with lots of smiles, tears and laughter <3
After Brianna & Scott officially became husband and wife, we took advantage of the hearth burning on the overlook while capturing family and bridal party photos. Thank goodness for the added warmth of the fire!
And of course, we took photos with the stunning view and moss covered rocks atop of Phoenix Mountain! I am so in love with the way these two look at each other! They were so sweet, fun and I loved watching them just enjoy each other’s company as husband and wife.
As the sun set, the reception began with yummy hors d’oeuvres from Frugal Gourmet Catering, a hot chocolate bar and other libations to get the party started. Brianna & Scott took 40 minutes to themselves in the main mansion where they dined in private. I love this! Wedding days are so full of socializing and connecting with your friends in family, but in truth, the day is about you and your new spouse. Kudos to these to for carving out that time for each other on their busy wedding day!
The wedding party was announced and traditional dances were had among the twinkling lights of Twickenham’s reception hall. The giant fireplace within the space added a cozy holiday feel. I had SO MUCH FUN photographing their reception! Nearly everyone danced, fun glow sticks and blinking lights were handed out and a fake microphone inspired guests to sing to their favorite tune on the dance floor! Such a blast!
The evening wrapped up with a tradition I’ve never seen before — a snow send off! Talk about the perfect way to end such a magical day filled with the holiday spirit!
I’m so grateful to have been a part of Brianna & Scott’s big day! Celebrating love and bringing together friends and family this close to Christmas really does inspire holiday cheer! Congrats to Brianna & Scott!
Videography: Isaac Ingram
Transportation: High Country Valet
DJ: Amplified Mobile DJ
Officiant: Camille Edwards of To Be So Happy
Hair & Makeup: TM Bridal Beauty at Kelly & Co Salon
Caterer: Frugal Gourmet Catering Company
Venue: Twickenham House and Hall
Planning: Heather O’Brien
Second Photographer: J L Roberts Photography