He stared expectantly out the windows, his eyes gazing over the beautiful mountain scape surrounding the Inn at Crestwood in the height of Boone, North Carolina. While his eyes overlooked the breathtaking view, his ears were trained behind him, awaiting the arrival of his bride. Jerry was about to see Michelle, his bride, for the first time that day, and his anticipation was electric. I have never seen two more connected souls, and firmly believe that if one is happy then the other eagerly matches their energy. Shooting their rainy engagement session at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh seemed  so long ago, and yet, the passion that these two brought on that overcast September day emanated just as strongly on their wedding day as it did all those months ago. Jerry and Michelle got married at the beautiful Inn at Crestwood in Boone North Carolina. Although rain encouraged them to have their ceremony on the porch, their ceremony overlooked the mountains just beyond the venue, a beautiful alternative to their already perfect day. The fogged rolled in following the ceremony and what remained was a gorgeous and flawless day.

Michelle wrote letters to each of her parents and their reactions had so much emotion behind them.

Jerry is a twin and he and his brother and best man were hysterical together. Twin thing.

Due to the threat of rain, Jerry and Michelle did their first look inside, but their reactions were seriously the brightest. The way he looks at her definitely brings out the feels.


Jerry’s gift to Michelle was naming a star constellation named after the two of them. He said that the two orbit one another eternally, representing their relationship. And I’m crying.

Can we talk about that view? And the mountains look pretty amazing too!

After their first dance, Jerry and Michelle wanted more portraits together, and mine and Patrick’s camera’s shutters were enamored throughout this whole set.

Jerry and Michelle KNOW how to throw a party and Jerry has dance moves that put the entire Inn to shame. We smiled our way through this entire wedding.

Jerry and Michelle, we couldn’t have asked for a more remarkable way to spend our time in the mountains than celebrating with you two. Here’s to many more dances, still moments, neck kisses, and endless laughter for you both! – Christen & Patrick

Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Venue: The Inn at Crestwood, Boone NC

Hair & Makeup: Shear Shakti

Dress: New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh

Suit: The Black Tux

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy

Caterer: The Inn at Crestwood, Boone NC

Donuts: Local Lion

Florals: Harris Teeter

To see Jerry and Michelle’s rainy NC Museum of Art engagement, click here. To see Sara and Devin’s Boone NC mountain engagement, click here. To see Dom & Lauren’s Asheville Mountainside wedding, click here.