October 19, 2022

The Barn at Reynolda Village Wedding | Kristina & CJ

I originally met Kristina and CJ when they booked me for their engagement session. We became instant friends, and I loved their complimentary personalities. Kristina is the quieter one, and CJ made us all laugh! Last October, they tied the not at the beautiful Barn at Reynolda Village and I was privileged to document it.

They first met in their junior year of high school in chemistry class and became instant friends. During their senior year of high school, they started dating just before heading to college. For two years they managed to have a long-distance relationship before finally syncing up together in Wilmington, NC. In 2018, they moved to Asheville so Kristina could pursue nursing school. In their free time, Kristina and CJ love hiking, culinary experiences, and traveling.

I love a good proposal story, and theirs is the sweetest! They went down to Key West, FL to visit Kristina’s Dad as a birthday surprise. On their first night, they dined at an oceanfront Italian restaurant. When they brought out the dessert, CJ grabbed Kristina’s hands and totally surprised her by proposing! Talk about a sweet ending to the night.

As their wedding day approached, they just couldn’t wait to be married! A big priority for them was having all their friends and family together in one place to celebrate. I was so blessed to be able to celebrate alongside them on their “best day ever” at the beautiful Barn at Reynolda Village. 

Special thanks to the amazing vendors that made this amazing day possible!

Hair and Makeup: Wink Glamour

Flowers: EverBe Floral

Dress: The Magnolia Bride

Venue: The Barn at Reynolda Village

Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering

Planner: Coordinating Dreams

DJ: K2 Productions

Cake: Cake and All Things Yummy

Bridesmaid’s Attire: Azazie

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Minted

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 Asheville, NC Charleston, SC Wedding & Senior photographer