Bride holding bouquet down by side and looking down to the left standing in front of white, green and blue painted canvas backdrop on deck over looking a lake

The Art of Weddings | Greystone Inn | Lake Toxaway, NC


September 18, 2019

We have been featured! Thanks to Glamour & Grace for sharing this stunning styled shoot...The Art of Weddings. This shoot was inspired by the fine art painter Lucy Reiser’s work and the eight foot painting that she created as our ceremony centerpiece. This shoot began with the question of how we incorporate and invest in the fine arts through weddings. We wanted to see how many ways we could incorporate the fine arts in the shoot and included as many local artists and artisans as possible.

We started with a truly unique, one of a kind backdrop that could also be kept and used in a couple’s home. This lead to the commission of a large scale, 8 foot by 6 foot painting by Lucy. For this design, the ceremony backdrop mimicked the stunning views from The Greystone Inn, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Vendor Team

Venue, Cocktails, & Canoe Rental | The Greystone Inn | @thegreystoneinn

Design & Coordination | Kat from Benjamin T Warner | @benjamintwarner

Photography | Kathy Beaver Photography | @kathybeaverphotography

Videography | Wildwood Media | @wildwood.media

Florals | Floressence Flowers | @floressenceflowers

Ceremony Backdrop & Live Painter | Lucy Reiser | @lucyreiser

Bridal | Angela Kim Couture | @angelakimcouture

Musicians, DJ, & Lighting | Benjamin T Warner | @benjamintwarner

Cakes | Sugar Cloud Baking Co | @sugarcloudbakingco

Hair & Makeup | AnaRie | @anarie_brides

Rentals | East West Vintage Rentals | @eastwestvintagerentals

Chairs, Chargers, & Linen Rentals | Professional Party Rentals | @professionalparty

Rings | Stephanie Ellis Jewelry | @stephanieellisjewelry

Invitation Suite | Champagne Maker | @champagnemaker

Envelope Calligraphy | Kristen Henderson Calligraphy | @kristenhendersoncalligraphy

Ring Dish & Ornament | Hive Design | @hivegastonia

Officiant | Heartfelt Elopements | @heartfeltelopments

Bride & Groom Models | Kyra Latson & Christian Guy

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Meet Kathy


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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