Between the towns of Banner Elk and Boone, North Carolina, in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain, is a quaint and beautiful wedding venue called Whispering Waters Farm. Whispering Waters Farm stands on property that was once known as Shull’s Mill. Shull’s Mill was a small town that had a sawmill, a few small hotels, and even had the Tweetsie Railroad run straight through it. It was also a place of great sentimental value to Audra, as it’s where just a few generations before, her family called home. The family history and beautiful scenery is why Audra and Jonathan chose to get married at this special place, Whispering Waters Farm, that’s been a wedding venue since 2015.
The bridal suite is above the Shull’s Mill General Store, and the rustic feel of the old store lends itself perfectly for beautiful detail photos. I can’t imagine the hustle and bustle that went on here back in the early 1900s.
Audra and Jonathan opted to have a first look before their ceremony. I’m always a fan of first looks, as they give the bride and groom a chance to slow down and regroup with each other. It’s really a beautiful time to be able to take a break from the stresses of your wedding day and spend some quality private time with your future spouse.
Whispering Waters Farm has multiple beautiful green spaces, and we decided to do the first look on a nice shady ridge right above their ceremony location. Audra looked absolutely stunning in her dress, and I think Jonathan would agree!
Audra and Jonathan had a beautiful ceremony that included laughter and tears, as well as a reading from Jonathan’s sister and a song form Audra’s best friend / Maid of Honor. Whispering Waters Farm has a beautiful ceremony space that stands right in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain. Seeing the unique mountain looming in the background was quite a site to behold!
As the sun started to set. We went outside to get some outdoor portraits. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather, or a nicer location. Whispering Waters Farm had more than enough areas to get stunning photographs. We started between two rows of evergreen trees that were used as the aisle during the ceremony, and eventually ended up out on some rocks in the middle of the Watuaga River that runs right through the property.
This was an incredibly beautiful wedding, and I’m so happy and honored that Audra and Jonathan chose me to capture their special day. They are an awesome couple, and you can see just how much they love each other if you spend any time at all around them. Congratulations to you both Audra and Jonathan, and cheers to a long, happy life together.
I’ve included more of my favorites from the wedding below, so make sure to check them out!