Natalie Chapman + Thomas Hibbs

Ring bearer in full tux in perfect focus with newly weds Thomas + Natalie kissing in background

Cosmopolitan Wedding at
The Mountain Lodge
Flat Rock, NC

Natalie and her love, Thomas, hosted their romantic wedding celebration at The Mountain Lodge in Flat Rock, North Carolina just outside of Asheville, NC. They choose this Asheville venue due to its close proximity to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. It is literally surround by some of the most beautful mountains in Western North Caronlina.

Natalie getting blush applied to her face by makeup artist.
View of the back of Natalie's head after her hair and makeup have been complete. This really show off her hairstyle.
Thomas getting ready with Mary Bell
Both wedding rings posed on the flowers and greenery
Natalie's sparking heels with her diamond ring
Wedding dress hung in large open window at the Mountain Lodge

The original plan was to have the ceremony outdoors by the waterfall. However the weather had different plans. The beautiful sitting room in the Mountain Lodge with it 2 story fireplace instead served as a back drop.

Ceremony being setup in the sitting area of the mountain lodge. This view is straight down the aisle with a view of the fireplace.
Thomas' son being spiffed up by Mary Bell

The above image is actually a custom development process that we use, it is not black & white or sepia. Instead it is a process called split tone which we include a complete set of photos in split tone with all our wedding packages. In addition the online gallery of all your photos has the option to convert any photo to black and white.

Greenery for the bridesmaids

All the floral arrangements + greenery were hand crafted by Sophie’s Garden. Greenery with bold colors is one of the wedding trends predicted for 2017!

Thomas and his son sitting on rocking chairs on the front porch of the Mountain Lodge
Split tone picture of Thomas' son
Thomas' mom helping Thomas' daughter put on a necklace
Natalie with her back turned cannot see her father approach but know he is there!
Tears beinging to well up in Natalies' eyes as her dad approaches
Guest taking a picture of the couple durning the ceremony his cellphone is clearly in focus showing the Bride and Groom

Moments always come first in our wedding photography. We stand back and capture your candid moments as they truly tell your wedding day story.

The rain stopped and the sun came out just in time for some formals by the waterfall.

I rarely include formals on my site. If you are going through wedding photographers you have likely seen your fair share. If you would like to see the complete shoot including formal just let us know and we will be happy to give you access to the full gallery. Get in touch – Asheville Wedding Photographer

Thanks for taking a look at Natalie and Thomas’ wedding Mountain Lodge. I leave you with a farewell kiss from the groom himself Thomas!.


Planner: Mary Bell Events
Photographers: Forge Mountain Photography
Hair & Makeup: Dee Dee Evans / Bella Chic Salon
DJ: Joe Monroe
Florist: Gina Jones / Sophie’s Garden
Minister: Charlie Gibbons
Baker: Serena Owens / Artista Cakes


We have included the timeline from the wedding below. This is here purely as an example.

Friday –
Finalize Packing: Double check all apparel for Natalie & Thomas

Marriage License The License will be good for 6 weeks prior to wedding date. You may wish to take care of this before your wedding week… up to you!

Guest Book w/pens
Cake Cutting Tools (Mary to bring)
Gown (all elements)
Comfy shoes to slip into/dance in, Insoles for your shoes formal heels
Wedding night lingerie etc
Makeup remover
Thomas’ suit/tux (all elements), undershirt (white), ex. black socks, shoes, cufflinks, extra shirt, hair products

*Please bring all above items to Wedding Rehearsal and give to Mary

*Please note… ALL personal wedding items and décor that you wish for me to place out for you must be FULLY assembled and ready to go. Everything must be out of all packaging, stickers/tags removed and fully constructed… ready to go… ready for placement. These items need to be organized and with a diagram and instructions provided for exact placement.

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Julie – 828-243-9725
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