North Carolina

Summers-McCaw Wedding at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn (Highlands, NC) by Michael Oppenheim

I wanted to share these images that I captured at the wedding of Joy Summers and Derek McCaw at the Farm at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC.   Most of the design elements were conceived by Joy, who is an event planner herself in the Raleigh, NC area.  Becca Stefan and Melissa Porter of Asheville Event Co. helped Joy realize her vision.   The final details were exquisite and I think these images attest to that fact.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to such an awesome day...including Mother Nature who provided perfect weather for a wedding day!

  • Ceremony Site:  The Farm at Old Edwards Inn
  • Reception Venue:  Old Edwards Farm (The Barn)
  • Caterer:  Old Edwards Inn
  • Wedding Coordinator:  Asheville Event Co.
  • Florist:  Oakleaf
  • Cake Designer:  Old Edwards Inn
  • Ceremony Music:  Allegro Music
  • Makeup/Hair:  Old Edwards Inn Spa
  • Photography Assistant:  Kelly Cubbin

A Wedding at Lands Creek Log Cabins by Michael Oppenheim

Carmen Schulte and Kyle Sheppard were married in September 2009 at Land’s Creek Log Cabins in Bryson City, NC.  Carmen’s mom, Phyllis, was invaluable in her efforts to organize such a beautiful destination wedding from her home outside St. Louis, Missouri.  She was both the wedding coordinator and florist.  Robin and Sue Fronrath, owner’s of Land’s Creek Log Cabins were also very helpful in helping Carmen and Kyle realize their vision for the perfect mountain wedding. Robin and Sue rent out a variety of cabins creek-side and in the higher elevations with views of the Nantahala National Park and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  They are located near tons of outdoor activities including rafting, tubing, hiking, fishing, and golf.  And if you are musician they also own and operate Land Creek Studios, a recording studio that you can rent on-site.  Talk about a great place for a couple to make beautiful music together, figuratively and literally!

Carmen wore a beautiful dress by Galina.  The officiant was Reverend David Russell.  He also performed music during the ceremony and reception with his band Bean Sidhe (pronounced bah-shee) Celtic Ensemble.   Food for the reception was catered by Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant.  The cake was made by Samantha Parris.   Robin and Sue will be happy to provide referrals to local vendors in the Bryson City area.

I had a great time photographing this very beautiful and laid back wedding!  Thanks to everyone who contributed!