I can’t thank Kelly and Ashley enough for letting me be a part of their big day and introducing me to a beautiful little gem, Lake Lure, located in the southwestern part of the state. Lake Lure Inn and Spa was one of several locations used as a backdrop in the movie Dirty Dancing.

I drove in Friday night to photograph the rehearsal dinner and as my car wound down the mountain, I was awestruck as the mountain range cleared and before me was a gorgeous lake surrounded by several antique shops, the Inn and off in the distance a small gazebo. I honestly felt as though I had just entered another country!

I got up extra early wedding day to photograph panoramas of the Lake and surrounding areas. When I was done I headed back down the mountain to the Inn to meet with Kelly at Johnny’s Cabin, you guessed it, the very one seen in the movie. Now, I must admit, I have not seen Dirty Dancing in ages, but from what I can recall, it seemed pretty much the same. Fast forward to the ceremony. Kelly and her fathered arrived in style as a horse-drawn carriage escorted them from the Inn to the ceremony location about a half mile away. Ashley waited patiently as his bride made her way to the top of the aisle. He face says it all.

Congratulations Kelly and Ashley!

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