Ballantyne Hotel

Rachel and Jonathon's Wedding at the Ballantyne Hotel, Charlotte, NC by Michael Oppenheim

I wanted to share some of my favorite images from Rachel Farley and Jonathon Henin's wedding I photographed last summer at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.   I originally met Rachel and Jonathon at the Dripolator here in Asheville when they were considering venues for their wedding in my neck of the woods.  When the dust settled, however, they chose the Ballantyne  and inquired whether I could make the trip to Charlotte for their wedding.   Having shot weddings and commercial assignments throughout the United States it was very easy to make the relatively quick drive to Charlotte.  As much as I love Asheville, I also love immersing myself in a new city and a new venue.   It keeps my eye sharp and the creative juices flowing.  And it didn't hurt to have two subjects in Rachel and Jonathon who were not only very comfortable in front of my camera, but who clearly have a ton of love for one another. I hope you enjoy these images.

Here is a list of the wedding vendors who contributed to their wedding day!

Ballantyne Coordinator: Jennifer Cole (

Reception Dress: J Major's Bridal Boutique ( Hair: Salon @ Ballantyne Makeup: Molly from Bella Amore  (

Flowers: The Flower Diva  (

Invites/Menu Cards: Dahlia Press (

DJ: All The Right Grooves   (

Photography Assistant:  Kelly Cubbin