Jerry + Neil

Jerry and Neil tied the knot in the mountains of Western North Carolina this spring at Lonesome Valley.  The towns of Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina hold a special place with them as they travelled as a couple for the first time to Highlands over ten years ago.  They continued making countless memories over the years by visiting the family lake house and exploring all the hidden gems and natural beauty the area has to offer. Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect as they were surrounded by close friends and family, the cutest ring bearers and flower girls at their side, and their sweet pup Marty. Add a brief spring rain for good luck and you have the perfect recipe for an amazing and beautiful day this couple and their guests will remember forever!

Check out these precious photos of their sweet Marty. This special pup is part of the family unit and this couple made sure he was present on their wedding day. From helping Neil and Jerry get ready, to walking down the aisle, Marty was there every step of the way for his loving owners.

The Oakleaf team out of Highlands, North Carolina created beautiful floral designs that paired perfectly with the complete vision Jerry and Neil had for their wedding day.

The ceremony provided a lot of excitement when the rain started coming down, but both guests and venue were able “go with the flow” and pause for the passing weather. After a brief break inside Canyon Kitchen the guests made one last move outside to experience the beautiful and emotional end to the ceremony performed by Neil’s father.

Neil and Jerry shared special dances with their mothers and were hoisted in the air on chairs while guests enjoyed the fun and joyous tradition of the hora dance. DJ Neezy kept the dance floor moving as guests of all ages danced the night away.

This was truly a day to remember full of fun, friends, family and festivities. Best wishes Jerry and Neil for a lifetime of happiness together!

Venue: Lonesome Valley

Caterer: Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley

Flowers: Oakleaf

DJ: DJ Neezy

Videographer: Kevin Beaty

Ceremony Musicians: Allegro Music

Event Planner: Annie Mullins

Dance Teacher: Asiya Khasnutdinova

Wedding Canopy Quilt: Vicki Tillery

Terri Clark has a degree in commercial photography and has over fifteen years of experience. She has work on display in the Peace College permanent collection and has taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She has also been published in Weddings Unveiled Magazine and her work is on display locally at WNC Pediatrics. Terri serves all areas of Western North Carolina including Asheville, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Cashiers, Highlands, Franklin, Cherokee, Bryson City and enjoys traveling beyond the region on request.