Woodland Wedding in Burnsville, NC by Mabyn Ludke Photography

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Ayla & Brinton’s woodland wedding in Burnsville, NC was fantastic!

Burnsville is quickly becoming one of my favorite little towns in North Carolina! It’s small, sweet, but has everything you need to feel welcome in this cozy little town!
 
Ayla & Brinton are a big reason why it’s so welcoming. From the moment I met Ayla at the Burnsville Bridal Expo, there was an instant connection. Since then, the four of us bonded over dinner and were welcomed to their wedding like we were long lost family. We love weddings where we feel “at home” with everyone. It’s so special.

Planning can be overwhelming

When Ayla first started planning her wedding, I remember how overwhelming it was for her. Trying to find the right vendors who were kind & helpful was actually pretty hard. I remember several phone chats where we discussed location, how many guests to invite, and how not to throw up in the middle of her ceremony!
 
You see, Ayla had a lot of anxiety leading up to the day. And I find that this is more common with our brides than it use to be. It doesn’t have to do with their grooms, they’re set on getting married. It’s he idea of all of those eyes during the ceremony that is so terrifying.

Unique & Perfect!

Happily, you’d never know that Ayla was nervous on her wedding day. From the moment we saw her to the walk down the isle she was calm & collected. Most of that was due to her hard work in finding the right people & vendors to surround herself with. She made the schedule the way she wanted and everything fell into place perfectly! One of my favorite parts of the day was when Ayla & Brinton walked down the isle as husband & wife. The first thing Ayla said was “I didn’t throw up!” Everyone laughed and clapped for her success!
 
I loved how different and meaningful everything was for Ayla & Brinton. They chose to get married in the most beautiful field at their home. Social Grace Events did an incredible job marrying the decor for their wedding. Book page runners for Ayla’s love of literature & antlers for hunter Brinton. It all came together so elegantly! Pigs & Grits provided the exceptional brunch. I LOVE my breakfast food! My oh my!
 
I can’t stop grinning when I think back this sweet little wedding. Thank you Ayla for trusting your gut & booking Daniel & I. We were so honored and just adore you & Brinton! I can’t wait till the next time we all get to hang out!
 
XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Woodland Wedding in Burnsville, NC by Mabyn Ludke Photography

Woodland Wedding in Burnsville, NC by Mabyn Ludke Photography

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Woodland Wedding in Burnsville, NC

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Nu Wray Inn Burnsville, NC

Last winter, Daniel and I attended the Burnsville Bridal Expo as vendors. It was a last minute decision since we’re not big into the mass chaos that comes from Bridals shows. However, Burnsville knows how to do it right and we had a great time meeting so many fantastic brides!
 
We also took the Bridal show as an opportunity to give back. 2017 marks the 10th season that I’ve been shooting weddings! Can you believe it?! So in celebration for 10 years of weddings, we decided to give away a wedding collection to one lucky couple at the bridal show!
 
Margaret & Jackie were the very deserving winners of that giveaway! They chose to get married right in Burnsville at the Nu Wray Inn. Their wedding was a perfect blend of old Burnsville charm and whimsical details! Most of the details were hand made by Margaret & her family! Just look at that wedding ceremony background?!
 
The rain held off long enough for us to get through the ceremony & formal pictures. A light sprinkle settled over the day, which was perfect since Jackie’s last name is Sprinkle! Everyone had a blast dancing in the rain and cheering Margaret & Jackie on! There were sprinkles in abundance! Rainy sprinkles, human sprinkles, and CANDY sprinkles! What wedding have you attended where there was a sprinkle battle commencing on the dance floor?! It was SO MUCH FUN to photograph!
 
As the event wound down, friends and family helped clean up and warmed up inside the Nu Wray Inn. We said our goodbyes and drove back down the mountain with giant smiles on our faces. What a wonderfully unique and beautiful day! Congrats Margaret & Jackie! We’re so excited for this next chapter in your adventure of life!
 
XOXOXO,
Mabyn

Beautiful seating sign at Margaret & Jackie's Nu Wray Inn Wedding in Burnsville, NCBride dances in anticipation of walking down the isle at the Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville, NC

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Wedding at the Nu Wray Inn Burnsville, NC with Margaret & Jackie

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Burnsville, NC Wedding Photographer Mabyn Ludke Photography

You may recall a sweet little wedding nestled in the Appalachian mountains about 45 minutes from Asheville that Daniel & I shot last summer. Jenna & David are worship leaders and they contacted us to shoot their incredibly sweet & beautiful Burnsville, NC wedding. After most weddings, I send a few photos to the vendors who helped create such a wonderful event. We love lovin’ on our vendors and we appreciate all they do so the least we could do is share a few photos with them. Little did we know that this simple act would lead to quite the chain reaction!

Our images were shared from vendor to writer to magazine editor! We ended up getting a full page feature in Mountain Escapes Magazine! A completely unexpected and wonderful surprise! We also landed an invite to the 2017 Burnsville Bridal Expo. After all of that love, how could we say no?! So we packed up our photos in the car and headed to what is quickly becoming one of my favorite little towns, Burnsville!

Amelia Hoilman of White Falls Catering did an incredible job of setting the stage for all of the talented vendors to showcase their specialties. We had a great time introducing ourselves and getting to know the local community. I’m a HUGE fan of supporting local and this community sure knows how to do it right! On top of the beautiful setup in the Burnsville Town Center, they invited West Entertainment to get the party going, & had a hilarious cake smash where brides clawed through layers and layers of cake to find the ring hidden inside! It was quite possibly one of the nicest & most entertaining bridal shows I’ve ever attended!

As some of you may know, 2017 marks my 10th year as a wedding photographer. That means I’ve officially been shooting weddings for a DECADE! Okay, now if looking in the mirror didn’t make me feel old, this sure does! However, it’s a milestone I will gratefully celebrate! To work at something I love so much for so long, to have others support me, to be able to see hundreds of joyful brides and grooms as I scroll through my website look back at me, it’s a feeling of satisfaction and peace that I can’t aptly describe.

Most of the time when we attended a bridal show we give away an engagement session. This year however, I wanted to go big in celebration of 10 years! So we opted to give away a wedding collection! WHAT?! I know! We’re crazy! So it is with much joy & excitement that I get to announce that the winner of our Wedding Collection Giveaway is Margaret Casey & Jackie Sprinkle!!!!! Congrats!!!! We’ll be sending you an official “You won lets get our happy dance on” email and we can setup a time to discuss all the details! EEEE! YAY! This is so much fun!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We can’t wait to shoot more beautiful weddings in the WNC area and have an amazing 2017 season!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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And the Winner is… – Burnsville, NC Bridal Expo

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Every year it goes faster and faster, time doesn’t slow down. However, this profession of mine stops time forever and I just love being able to review my year through photography. I’m really looking forward to re-instating the Canvas Contest Giveaway for all of my 2016 couples! Hooray! One lucky couple will win a 16×24 gallery canvas print of their choice, ready to hang on their wall and be adored by all! The contest will run until Midnight New Years Eve (Let the confetti fall!) & I will announce the winner New Years Day – January 1st, 2017. WOOHOO!

First here are the details:

  • Review the couples in the following post
  • Post in the BLOG comments WHO your favorite couple is and WHY you’re choosing them (one vote per person)
  • Share your favorite couple and get others to vote! – Word of mouth, social media, and smoke signals are accepted
  • The couple with the most votes at midnight 12/31 will win!
  • I will be posting the winner the morning of 1/17

It’s as simple as that!

Now there are some additional ways to earn votes:

  • Like us on Facebook & comment on the Canvas Contest post with your favorite couple = +1 vote
  • Follow us on Instagram & find your favorite couple & comment on their most recent photo with the hashtag #MLPCanvas16 = +1 vote
  • You can vote once per platform giving the voter 3 votes total: blog comment + Facebook like & post + Instagram follow & #MLPCanvas16 = 3 votes
  • Make sure you follow & like as well as post for your vote to fully count!

The 2016 wedding season was INCREDIBLE! Each and every client was so unique and wonderful, we traveled to new places, Daniel officially joined the MLP team, and we can’t wait to see what next season will hold!

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016! You are the reason we do what we do! WE LOVE YOU!

Let the festivities begin!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn & Daniel

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Kristin & Nate

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2016 Canvas Contest Giveaway!