One year after their original wedding date, Becky and Ryan finally got married on a mountaintop at the beautiful Twickenham House in Jefferson, North Carolina. Their original wedding date was in late March 2020 and, as we all know, that was crummy timing with everything shutting down for COVID, so everything was pushed back a year. At first, they were crushed that their dream wedding would be postponed, but everything happens for a reason.
A few weeks after their original wedding date, Becky and Ryan announced that they were pregnant!! Baby Mason was born in November and made this wedding day 10,000 times more special than it would have been before. From the moment we arrived, Mason was the center of attention… a very close second to Becky! Literally the first shot of the day was of him scrunching up his blanket over his face :P. His interactions with everyone from Becky, to his grandmothers, to the other children in the wedding were precious moments that added a whole other element to the normal emotions of a wedding day.
Becky and Ryan planned not to see each other until the wedding ceremony, but that didn’t mean that Becky couldn’t still do a first look… with her dad! She knew he would be emotional on the wedding day and she made sure that we would there to capture his reaction when he saw her for the first time and handed him a gift. Not too long after, Becky also presented her mother with a gift that resulted in tears, hugs, and one of our favorite images ever.
The sweeping mountain views from the mountain top ceremony site are incredible! It’s a bit of a walk uphill to get there, but it is SO worth it. Ryan’s face when he first sees Becky is the absolute sweetest and we love how personal their ceremony was. Becky’s grandmother officiated the ceremony, their vows included taking care of baby Mason, and Mason joined them on their walk back down the aisle after they were pronounced “The Manbeck Family”.
If you haven’t figured it out already, we LOVE the mountains, so it was a dream come true to shoot Becky and Ryan’s newlywed portraits on the Twickenham House grounds. Ready for adventure, dressed in their wedding chucks, they were down to scramble over rocks for the best mountain views. Their wedding portraits are absolutely breathtaking.
With the reception space just a few steps away from Twickenham House, this party was bound to get wild. Everyone was killin’ it on the dancefloor and I can’t say that the party actually ended after the sparkler exit… it just transitioned to socializing and playing guitar around a fire pit. It was a long, but amazing day.
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The Twickenham House wedding venue was the perfect setting for Becky and Ryan’s dream wedding. The venue offers two large houses on the property: the actual house and a very large guest house. Therefore, Becky and Ryan were able to have all of their family and friends stay on the property, including ourselves! This is beneficial for many reasons, the first of which being that you DO NOT want to drive down that winding mountain road to leave the venue at night. Secondly, it also gives the whole wedding a more intimate feel. Guests are able to stay longer, arrive earlier, relax more, and even change into sweatpants at the reception! With this being all inclusive, it’s much more price friendly! You can find general prices for rental here.
Party of Two Photography
Charlotte, North Carolina