“Hello”. No, that’s not Adele crooning, it’s us, the artists still known as Derek + Kristi aka Fete Photography! 2015 has been an exceptional year. We just wrapped up our last wedding of the season and now it’s time to hop back on the blog train and show off our beautiful clients’ celebrations. We’re incredibly blessed to have added 30 new couples to the Fête family this year, spanning 22 different wedding venues. And 16 of those venues are locations where it was our first time photographing at. Yep, it’s a myth that your wedding photographer needs to have prior experience at your venue.

We are also ecstatic to have a wedding featured in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings and we took our first trip to Europe together in September. But more on those awesome things later — let’s enjoy this fantastic wedding!

Christon and Nik had a classic downtown Asheville wedding in the spring at The Venue and we were so happy to document it. These two North Carolinians had been neighbors for almost 5 years and didn’t realize it until they met at another neighbor’s house. Sometimes love is waiting for you right next door :) Christon and Nik partied all night then exited in romantic fashion between guests waving sparklers. Also Kristi explained to Derek again (probably for the third time) why the soles of their shoes were red.