Summer Wedding at Chestnut Ridge in the NC Mountains | Tracy Waldrop Photography

June 28, 2021

Summer Wedding at Chestnut Ridge | Bethany and Drew

Bethany and Drew are finally married! I am so excited to share some of my favorites from their summer wedding at Chestnut Ridge with you today!

They had a beautiful intimate wedding with about 45 of their closest friends and family. The NC mountains were really showing off with some perfect weather for them. What I loved the most was how laid back and relaxing this wedding day was. Overall, it was the perfect day. These two are just as sweet as can be and they deserved every ounce of it.

Before the ceremony, Drew and Bethany had a private first look. His reaction to seeing her for the first time was so sweet. These are always some of my favorite moments on wedding days! After they had a few moments to spend alone together, we took some portraits of the two of them before their ceremony.

They held their ceremony in the pavilion at Chestnut Ridge and they were married by Drew’s papaw. Seeing everyone’s reactions as she walked down the aisle was just breathtaking.

Summer Wedding at Chestnut Ridge with Mountain Views

Afterwards, we took photos in one of my favorite spots at Chestnut Ridge! At the top of the hill you can see all the rolling mountains and the venue in the background. It’s stunning for portraits! Her pink bridesmaids dresses and red florals really popped off the background of that NC Mountain view too!

Their reception night was so much fun! Even with an intimate wedding, it’s possible to have a lot of fun and party all night long. At the end of the night, they had a fun sparkler exit. Be sure to scroll to the bottom, because it’s one of my favorites!

I have had the incredible honor of watching Bethany grow up over the years. Getting to capture her wedding day was just amazing. Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful summer wedding at Chestnut Ridge!

View of the ceremony site for their wedding at Chestnut Ridge under the pavilion.
Their invitation suite from Shutterfly had a touch of rustic and coral colors to match their mountain wedding in the summer.
The bridal party in matching satin robes getting ready together.
The bride had a coral ring box to match their decorations. The groom wore a silver watch, cufflinks, and wedding band.
The bride's dress hanging on a hanging and her coral shoes next to it.
The three wedding bands stacked on top of a flower.
Bridal detail photos of the bride's lace dress, rings, and her coral shoes.
The bride's rings and groom's wedding band with hints of pink and coral florals.
The bride wore coral heels from Lulus.
Black and white image of the bride putting on mascara.
Black and white image of the bridesmaids curling each others hair.
The flower girl and the bridesmaid getting ready together.
The brides mother buttons up her daughters wedding dress.
The bride gets dressed with the help of her mother.
The groom puts on a silver watch.
The groom shoes off his cufflinks and ties his tie.
The bride and her bridesmaids together with their pink off the shoulder dresses and pink and red bouquets.
The bride laughs with her bridesmaids at her summer wedding at Chestnut Ridge in NC.
The bride walking with her bridesmaids.
The bride and her three bridesmaids together before the wedding ceremony.
A portrait of each bridesmaid with the bride.
The bride with her ring bearer and two flower girls.
A portrait of the bride with her mother who wore a burgundy dress.
Close up photo fo the pink and red bridal bouquets made of roses, carnations, and baby's breath.
The groom with each of his three groomsmen.
A photo of the groom with his brother and father.
The bride approaches her groom for the first time and turns him around to see her.
Images of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day.
How sweet is their first look!?
The groom kisses his bride on the head.
The bride and groom on their wedding day.
The groom embraces his bride before their summer wedding ceremony.
Black and white image of the bride and groom walking toward their ceremony stie.
The bride prays with her family before the ceremony.
The Entrance to the ceremony pavilion at Chestnut Ridge.
The ring bearer and two flower girls walk down the aisle together.
Black and white images of the bride entering the room for the first time and her groom crying when he sees her.
The bride and groom tie a knot for their unity ceremony.
Black and white image of the bride and groom exchanging rings.
The bride and groom share a kiss as they walk down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife.
The bride and groom share a kiss as they walk down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife.
A full wedding party photo with pink and grey colors on top of a hill at Chestnut Ridge with Mountains in the background.
The bride and her bridesmaids together on top of a hill at Chestnut Ridge with Mountains in the background.
The bridal party together on top of a hill at Chestnut Ridge with Mountains in the background.
On top of the hill at Chestnut Ridge is my favorite place to take portraits!
The bridal party walking together on top of a hill at Chestnut Ridge with Mountains in the background.
The front view of Chestnut Ridge, a modern barn venue outside Asheville, North Carolina.
Ceremony Decorations with pink and red flowers. The couple had flower seeds as favors for their guests.
For favors at their wedding reception, they had little seed packets which were such a cute idea!
Ceremony table decorations were rustic and hand crafted for their summer wedding at Chestnut Ridge.
Black and white photo of the bride and groom entering their reception as husband and wife.
The bride and groom cut their cake together.
Bride and groom portrait in front of the barn doors at Chestnut Ridge.
Bride and groom portrait in front of the barn doors at Chestnut Ridge.
Bride and groom portrait in front of the barn doors at Chestnut Ridge.
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
I just love the photo of them with the bicycle! How cute!
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
Their summer wedding at Chestnut Ridge was perfect! Just look at those rolling hills!
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
Sunset bride and groom portraits in the summer at Chestnut Ridge in North Carolina.
The couple had a sparkler exit to end their perfect summer wedding day at Chestnut Ridge.

Thank you to the amazing vendor team!

Venue: Chestnut Ridge

Planner: Kayla with Chestnut Ridge

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Earley with Salon Elle and Boutique

Florist: Farm to Function

Catering: Pigs & Grits

Cakes and Cupcakes: A La Cupcakes

Entertainment: Greg Bentley

Stationary: Shutterfly

Rentals: Professional Party Rentals

Suggested for you: See Bethany’s Bridals on the blog here!! Spring Bridal Portraits at Chestnut Ridge | Bethany

Success! You've been added to our email list!

want love letters in your inbox?

back to top

All rights reserved. Tracy Waldrop Photography 2021 | Design by Jessica Gingrich

Wedding & Portrait Photography based in North Carolina with a love for travel