The only way to truly sum up Chelsey and Aimee’s wedding at Chetola Resort is to say that it was magical. There’s truly no other way to describe it.
Chelsey and Aimee are artists at heart and they wanted their wedding to reflect their style and uniqueness. They continually encouraged me to create something new, creative, and different for their wedding photos because they wanted artwork- not just photos. And they preached how important this was to them from the moment they booked. We were literally a match made in heaven and my heart sang every time they were excited to go along with my weird ideas.
Chelsey grew up visiting Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC ever since she was a little girl. She would spend her summers in Blowing Rock at her parents’ condo and she dreamed of having her wedding in the that big white tent. I didn’t grow up going to Chetola, so my first experience with the big white tent was at their wedding and let me just say that my jaw hit the floor as soon as I stepped inside. The clean, white simplicity of the tent perfectly reflected Chelsey and Aimee’s unique style and created a warm and welcoming atmosphere. From the mismatched chairs to the amazing food and music, without that white tent, the ambiance wouldn’t have been the same.
Everything about their wedding was infused with personality, artistry, and sentimentalism. From their ceremony at Peninsula Point (one of the four ceremony locations at Chetola Resort), to roasting marshmallows over an open fire at their ceremony, there wasn’t a detail that wasn’t intentionally designed. One of my favorite details from their wedding was the reception table. I’ve always dreamed of having one long table for everyone to eat and be merry around at my wedding, and I was happy to live my dreams vicariously through Chelsey and Aimee’s wedding. The chairs were all mismatched, the table adorned with lush greenery and elegant tableware, and soft overhead lighting tied it together.