Amanda + Jessie Wedding at Forge Valley Event Center- An Autumnal Wonderland

The colors were at their peak just in time for the wedding of Amanda and Jesse at the beautiful Forge Valley Event Center in Mills River, NC. In a season with many an outdoor wedding foiled by weather, this was a picture perfect day; Cool and breezy, perfect for a lake side wedding surrounded by red, yellow and orange foliage.

Amanda’s gorgeous dress got two reveals, with a Father First Look and then a Bridesmaid Reveal. Then on to her First Touch with soon to be hubby just before they headed off to the ceremony. They exchanged letters and had a touching and love-filled moment where they held hands and read their special words side by side. I’ve had plenty of First Looks, which I LOVE, but this was my First Touch. They got to share a special moment without seeing each other, and we got more opportunities for photos. It’s a win win!

This was an amazing Wedding Venue. The ceremony was gorgeous outside with the lake and mountains surrounding it. Then off to the reception for dancing, festivities and a super fun photo booth. Amanda and Jesse danced the night away, shared their first piece of cake together, and were surrounded by their beloved guests with sparklers on their way out, excited to start their lives together.

When I first met Amanda and Jesse they were so excited that adding wedding video to their day was a possibility. I love working with couples to make sure that their vision can come true. I believe so passionately in wedding video as a way to capture the memories. I still watch mine almost 12 years later. So enjoy! Laugh, Love and feel the Joy.

Vendor Love

Venue - Forge Valley Event Center

Hair- Kristen Exum

Makeup- Jill Robinson 

Bridal Dress/Details- Aurora Bridal out of Melbourne Florida 

Groom’s Attire and/or Groomsmen- Thomas and Sons Tuxedos

Catering- The Ugly Pig BBQ 

DJ- Paff Daddy DJ and Entertainment 

Photographer- Crystal Pafford 

Event Planner- Ashley Clayton

Day of Coordinator- Ashley Clayton