Basilica of St Lawrence Wedding & Chestnut Ridge Reception


May 5, 2023

If you’re planning a wedding in the Asheville, NC area, you’re in for a treat! This stunning Basilica of St Lawrence wedding, followed by a reception at Chestnut Ridge, made for the perfect combination. I recently had the pleasure of photographing Katie and Zach’s spring destination wedding, and it was truly a joy to be a part of.

Katie and Zach began their day with an emotional exchange of gifts – this was just the beginning of a day of celebration and love. The Basilica of St Lawrence provided a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony, and Zach’s expression when he saw Katie for the first time in her wedding dress was so sweet.

After the ceremony, we took advantage of the gorgeous mountain views for family & wedding party photos at Chestnut Ridge’s stunning location. During the reception Katie and Zach slipped away for a few moments, and we were able to capture some breathtaking photos of them with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

Speaking of the reception at Chestnut Ridge – it was a blast! The bridesmaids’ green dresses perfectly matched the springtime colors, and the classic green and white flowers added an elegant touch. Zach’s brother’s heartfelt speech was filled with emotion, and it was clear that the couple was surrounded by people who love and support them. Being a destination wedding, they incorporated a Pittsburgh tradition with a cookie table. This was my first time seeing this and the guests loved it!

Katie and Zach’s first dance was a showstopper, ending with Zach picking up his bride and spinning her around.

The look of surprise and awe on their guests’ faces was priceless, and it was an honor to capture that moment. After dinner, the DJ kept the party going, and everyone hit the dance floor as soon as the first song played.

If you’re planning a wedding in Asheville, NC, I highly recommend considering Chestnut Ridge. With its stunning mountain views, it’s the perfect place to celebrate your love with family and friends. As a wedding photographer, it’s always a pleasure to capture such special moments, and I would be honored to capture yours.

bride and groom overlooking mountains at spring wedding in Asheville NC
Bride and groom hold hands and walk in grass overlooking Chestnut Ridge Wedding Venue
Joyful photo of bride and groom on their wedding day in black and white
wedding detail photos of invitation and wedding rings
flower girl cuddles with her mother as the bride enters the Basilica of St lawrence wedding
groom is emotion as bride walks down the aisle at Basilica of st Lawrence wedding
st basilica of Lawrence wedding
bride and groom share a first kiss at basilica of st lawrence wedding
bride and groom walk outside of  basilica of st lawrence
black and white photo of bride and groom at basilica of st lawrence wedding
fun wedding party photos at Chestnut Ridge Wedding venue in Asheville
bride and bridesmaids in light green dresses at spring wedding
fun groom and groomsmn photo with groomsmen picking up the groomsmen
portraits of bride and groom at chestnut ridge venue
groom taking bride's shoes off to walk throug a field at Asheville wedding venue
groom picks up and swings bride around at Chestnut Ridge white farmhous venue
black and white photos of bride and her sister/maid of honor
Basilica of St Lawrence Wedding
Bride and groom hold hands while running on thier wedding day photos by Kathy Beaver Asheville Wedding Photographer
Guests arrive by transporation at Chesnut Ridge Wedding venue
green and whit ewedding decor at Chestnut Ride WEdding Venue in Canton NC
guests welcome bride and groom as they join the cocktail hour
fun dance party photos at wedding reception
wedding guests having fun on the dance floor

Vendor Team

Basilica of St Lawrence 

Chestnut Ridge 

Planners of Chestnut Ridge 

Verbena Events 


DJ Daniel Jordan  

Joy Unscripted 

Simple Stems

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I’m Kathy – wedding photographer, mom of 1 daughter & 2 doodles, and avid sunset watcher. Once you’ve gotten to know a little more about me, it’ll be my turn to get to know you as too!! When I work with a couple, we usually end up feeling more like old friends by the time your wedding day arrives – which means a more relaxed, enjoyable wedding day experience for everyone. And when it comes to photo style, you’ll find your photos are vibrant and classic, in true-to-life color and timeless black and white. It’s my honor to serve joyful, authentic couples who want their wedding photos to be as timeless as their vows.

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